Financial Technology Consultant
Derick is a FinTech expert completing his Masters in Data Science specializing in Financial Technology at the University of Cape Town. His experience includes working with Financial Technology companies to develop AI solutions that understand the credit behaviour of informal merchants to predict default. The developed solutions have been used to equip financial institutions with the right analytical tools to credit score the unbanked population.
Derick is passionate about engaging with different data science communities and helping out in the building of AI skills in Africa. He has contributed to this cause through his roles as the former chair of the UCT Cryptocurrency and Artificial Intelligence Society, and the ambassador for Amazon Web Services (AWS) – Educate and Zindi Africa.