Shingai Manjengwa


Shingai Manjengwa is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Fireside Analytics Inc., a data science education solutions company that develops customized programs that teach digital and AI literacy, data science, data privacy, and computer programming to a variety of audiences. Clients include policymakers, practitioners, high school learners, and working professionals. Courses by Fireside Analytics have over 500,000 registered learners on platforms like IBM’s and Coursera.  

A data scientist by profession, Shingai leads Technical Education at the Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence in Toronto, where she translates advanced AI research into educational programming to drive responsible AI adoption and innovation in industry. Shingai serves on the advisory council for, “Accelerating the adoption of AI in healthcare,” a program by the Michener Institute of Education at UHN and the Vector Institute to empower front-line healthcare workers with AI skills. She also serves on the board of the Canada Institute on Governance (IOG). 

Shingai’s book, ‘The Computer and the Cancelled Music Lessons,’ teaches data science to kids from ages 5 to 12 and she holds a Master’s degree in Business Analytics from New York University’s Stern School of Business. Shingai is the 2020 recipient of the Public Policy Forum, ‘Emerging Leader’ award.