Peter Addo is an experienced data scientist, and has an extensive background in working with data, and emerging technologies in the developing contexts. Currently, he is the lead on Artificial Intelligence, and serves as the head of DataLab at the French Development Agency (AFD), Paris, France. He formerly worked at the French National Center for Scientific research (CNRS) as a researcher, and at the French National railway company (SNCF) as the Lead Data Scientist. He holds a double PhD in Applied Mathematics and Economics from the University of Paris 1 - Pantheon Sorbonne and Ca' Foscari University of Venice respectively. He has published articles, and peer reviewed international scientific journals. Focused areas of expertise are machine learning, systemic risks, information retrieval, econometrics, and nonlinear system dynamics. He is keen on ways we can leverage data and emerging technologies to improve growth, and people’s lives.