Titi Akinsanmi is Digital Policy expert who currently serves as Policy and Government Relations Lead for West and Francophone Africa at Google.
Titi’s motto is to inspire, inform, involve and impact the world on issues around global internet and society, digital economy, policy and digital governance.
With 19 years of experience, she has directly engaged with global policy development processes, built capacity and strategy, and is enabling the implementation of strategies as it relates to Internet governance and the digital economy.
From making a case for the role and inclusion of youth globally who are primarily at the forefront of the digital ecosystem to helping governments shape the policy and regulatory environment as it relates to the role of intermediaries, content creation & sharing, data privacy and cybersecurity, Titi’s work requires intense interdisciplinarity.
She is a key opinion shaper and connector in the area of Digital Public Policy in Africa and beyond with extensive cross-sectoral networks and know how on the digital economy in Africa – and in reverse how those with interest on the continent can and should position themselves to sustainably grow the Digital Economy.
An against all odds connector of disparate thoughts, her experience spans both the public and private sectors, consulting for a range of international institutions including African Network Information Centre (AfriNIC), the World Bank Institute, IICD, Mindset, UN-GAID, UNECA, SchoolNet Africa and MTech Communications.
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 within Nigeria, South Africa and across over 30 other nations globally.
Originally a graduate of English language from Obafemi Awolowo University in Nigeria, Titi has a Masters degree in Management from the University of Witwatersrand, Masters in Common Law from the University of London, an ongoing Masters in Law degree program at the York University and currently a PhD fellow at Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University.