Abdigani Diriye is a scientist and advocate for innovation and technology in Somalia and Somaliland.
He has founded several non-profit organizations that focus on supporting techies and start-ups in Somalia and Somaliland. He has previously participated and run start-up accelerator, incubation programmes, and coding camps for start-ups in Somalia and Somaliland for the past few years.
He currently is a research scientist and manager with the Inclusive Financial Services Research Group at IBM Research -- you can find a summary of his activities at the lab here. Prior to IBM Research, Abdigani has worked at Microsoft Research, Carnegie Mellon University and Fuji-Xerox Palo Alto Labs. He is the Founder of Innovate Ventures, and a Director at Worldwide Somali Students and Professional.