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Shingai Manjengwa (she/her)

Technical Education Specialist, Vector Institute for AI

CEO & Founder, Fireside Analytics

Shingai Manjengwa is the Head of AI Education and Solutions Engineering at ChainML. ChainML is developing Theoriq AI, an AI agent base layer built for modularity, extensibility, and community-driven governance. Theoriq’s AI agent protocol enables independent developers, researchers, and smaller enterprises to access and contribute to cutting-edge AI technologies. This protocol supports scalable deployment and seamless integration. Shingai onboards partners to a vibrant ecosystem for deploying sophisticated AI agents leveraging smart contracts for transparency, security, and efficiency. In one word: "convergence."

A seasoned data scientist, Shingai previously directed Technical Education at the Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence, where she transformed complex AI research into practical educational programs. These initiatives promoted AI adoption and spurred innovation across industries and government. She is also the founder of Fireside Analytics Inc., dedicated to educating diverse audiences about AI literacy, data science, and issues of bias and fairness in AI. Her online courses on platforms like IBM’s CognitiveClass.ai and Coursera have engaged over 500,000 learners. Shingai authored The Computer and the Cancelled Music Lessons, a book that introduces data science concepts to children aged 5 to 12.

An acclaimed leader in the AI field, Shingai has been recognized with numerous awards and is a Public Policy Forum Fellow. Connect with Shingai on  LinkedIn and Twitter/X at @Tjido.


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