Omo Oaiya is CTO of the West and Central African Research and Education Network (WACREN). With the other sister regional networks, he is currently assisting with the development of high-capacity Internet networks for research and education across Africa

Prior to this, he has been project manager, network manager and system developer in different IT sectors offering consultancy with a focus on developing academic networks in the last decade.

Omo has a Pharmacy degree from the University of Benin, Nigeria and maintains his interest in health as volunteer team lead for the IT development group in the Peoples Open Access Initiative (Peoples-uni), a UK based initiative providing postgraduate public health education via Internet based e-learning.