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Patrick Egbunonu

AI researcher, Entrepreneur and Professor 

Patrick Egbunonu is an Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics Applied Researcher, Entrepreneur and Professor. He completed his Undergraduate Degree in Chemical Engineering from Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria, after which he worked briefly at PricewaterhouseCoopers and later as an Account Executive in a bank. He then completed a Masters Degree in Chemical Engineering, with specialization in Process Control, at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario. Patrick worked briefly in an Engineering Company in Richmond Hill, Ontario before returning to Queen’s to complete a Master of Arts Degree in Economics.

He’s held leadership roles in the Financial, Energy, Consulting, Automobile and Data Science Industry. Most recently he was the Manager of Group Underwriting, New Business, Amendments and Analysis at one of the top Insurance Companies in Canada. In addition, he has two Master of Business Administration (MBA) degrees from Queen’s University, Kingston and, from Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.

Patrick is currently the CEO of 1001Squared Artificial Intelligence, a social enterprise he founded in 2017. 1001Squared AI’s goal is to facilitate and advance the use of Artificial Intelligence applications to enhance education, especially in underprivileged and under-served areas of the world. Patrick is Professor and Program Coordinator of Business Analytics at St Lawrence College, Kingston. He’s also taught Operations Management and Applied Management Science courses in the Laurentian University Degree program that is delivered through St Lawrence College.

Patrick is also Founder and Chief Analytics Coach at EBCHIM Innovation and Research. He brings his passion for analytics to his coaching sessions and, leverages his knowledge in delivering an exceptional experience for his clients. He lives in Kingston with his wife, Cynthia, and three children – Samuel, Chioma and Amarachi, and, is a Toastmaster.