Titi Akinsanmi

Lead, Government Affairs and Public Policy, West and Francophone Africa, Google

Inspire. Inform. Involve. Impact.These four simple but complexly connected words describe Titi’s life mission. An unconventional strategist - with an innate ability to connect what more often than not is boxed as disparate. Titi is a thought leader in public policy and affairs on the digital economic sector in Africa. She is focused on shaping the enabling environment needed for an innovating and thriving African digital economy and beyond. She has spent the last two decades discerning which, where, and how public policies are used to harness digital opportunities while mediating emerging tensions and addressing limiting gaps. Over the last 20 years, Titi has initiated, managed and led delivery on projects and initiatives for ICT & development, ICTs & Education, the Information Society, Internet Governance, Telecom Value Added Products & Services across 35 nations globally. She has engaged with dynamic policy processes nationally, regionally and internationally. This experience spans both the public and private sectors working and or consulting with a range of international institutions, including AfriNIC, the World Bank Institute, IICD, Mindset, UN-GAID, UNECA, SchoolNet Africa and MTech Communications. A Berkman Klein Fellow at Harvard University, Titi holds a Masters Degree in Public and Development Management and is currently pursuing a Masters in Law (LLM, Osgoode Law, York University). She married and blessed with 2 beautiful daughters. www.titiakinsanmi.com