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Meet The Team

Who We Are

Ian Benjamin, founder of the BDPN

Ian Benjamin


As a D&I Ambassador, I represent experienced, skilled black digital talent, partnering with inclusive employers fostering change. Founded the BDPN as a commitment to do more, making moves to ensure black data professionals are up-skilled, ready to be the best versions of themselves to exceed their career goals.

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Blaise Nanji

Co-Founder, Marketing & Events Manager

Driving growth and empowerment within the Black Data Professional Community. Catalyst for transformative events and impactful marketing campaigns that elevate industry engagement and visibility. Dedicated to fostering connections, amplifying voices, and nurturing collaboration

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Blaise Nanji, marketing and events coordinator of the BDPN
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Nedum Obi, Data Analyst/Data Science Trainer

Nedum Obi

Data Analyst/Data Science Trainer

Exploring the boundless realm of data is my passion, and I am thrilled to guide others on this captivating journey. With a rich blend of technical expertise and a knack for imparting knowledge, I am dedicated to fostering the next generation of skilled data practitioners.

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Dominic Dorant

Data Specialist/Senior DevSecOps Engineer

Technical professional with a thorough understanding of the software development life cycle, ensuring security is effective at each stage. Adept at implementing cyber security mechanisms to uphold application compliance and integrity. Competent with data analysis, coding, deployment and infrastructure provisioning practices, as well as bringing processes together and automating collaboratively.

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Data Specialist/Senior DevSecOps Engineer

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