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Cornelius Kalenzi
Fellow of the Council on Financial and Monetary Systems at World Economic Forum


Dr Cornelius Kalenzi is a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Fourth Industrial Revolution Intelligence Center at KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology). He earned his Ph.D. and M.S. from KAIST, specializing in information and telecommunication Engineering and Management – specifically focusing on Fintech and the Banking Industry in the developing countries.

He is currently finishing his training in blockchain Strategy at the University of Oxford-Said Business School. His current research explores the technological, business, and social-economic impacts of digital innovations including artificial intelligence, blockchain, and financial technologies – pioneering new approaches to technology, policy, and governance issues accompanying the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

His research includes publications and presentations in international forums such as European Commission-JRC and International Telecommunication Society (ITS). Prior to KAIST, Dr Kalenzi worked and collaborated with Uganda’s Ministry of ICT and the National IT Authority-Uganda (NITA-U) to initiate and conduct National digitalization projects including Uganda’s e-Government Master plan, feasibility study on integrated data centre and PKI system, national enterprise architecture and interoperability framework, Information Access Center among others. In the banking industry – he has proposed Agency Banking Innovations to Uganda’s retail banks.

Dr Kalenzi is also a Co-Founder and Partner of Tella – a digital and big data start-up that is pioneering new approaches to English learning in Korea and Asia, with offices in Kampala, Seoul and the Philippines. 

You can follow Cornelius on Twitter @nyakabwacorneli and LinkedIn.

Agenda Sessions

  • Panel: The Future of Mobile Money in East Africa