Dr. Mechie Nkengla, an expert in the data and AI landscape, is the founder and Chief Data Strategist at Data Products LLC, a data & AI consultancy. A Ph.D. Mathematician, she has extensive experience partnering with industry, academia, and government as a strategic advisor to Executive Leadership teams, building strategic roadmaps and tactical plans to ensure optimal use of technology investments. Formerly a director at EY Analytics Center of Excellence, she is a highly experienced data executive and the holder of multiple patents. Dr. Nkengla is widely respected as a thought leader in the realms of data strategy, AI, machine learning, data literacy, and governance. She enjoys hiking, dancing, and eating seafood, not necessarily in that order.