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Stephanie Itimi is a digital entrepreneur enthusiastic about internet education and security. She is founder of Seidea, a career development platform with a social mission to help black and ethnic minorities build careers in cyber security, and co-founder of NFTSec, a security platform for NFT creators and investors. Outside entrepreneurship, Stephanie is a PhD candidate in information security at the CDT in cyber security at Royal Holloway, University of London. She holds a BA in Economics from Coventry University and a MSc in Global Economic Governance and Policy from SOAS, University of London.
Stephanie has a track record of supporting global initiatives and was part of the BBC World Service team that developed the world’s first public health information service on WhatsApp. Tackling misinformation around Ebola, Stephanie worked on a data restructuring project that provided text, images, and audio to over 16,000 consumers in West Africa, as well as through partners such as UNICEF, the World Health Organization, the World Food Program, and the Centre for Disease Control.
She has worked in high-profile initiatives in Slovakia, Morocco, the United Kingdom and several West and East African countries through her diverse policy and consulting experience with the UK Home Office, BBC Africa, Essex County Council, UN Women, and the European Commission to promote freedom of information, digital literacy, and gender equality. Stephanie is author of two academic books entitled “The informal sector in Nigeria and its impact on development” and “Postmodern Nigeria: A Socio-Economic Analysis: A Collection of Academic Essays.”
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