Ndubuisi Ekekwe earned a PhD in Electrical & Computer Engineering from the Johns Hopkins University. He holds other degrees including an undergraduate degree in Electrical & Computer Engineering from Federal University of Technology Owerri, Nigeria where he graduated as his class best student. He has authored four books and holds a U.S. patent. Prior to CMU, he was a lead ASIC designer with Analog Devices where he lead the ASIC design of the company’s first ever wafer level chip scale package for an inertial sensor. A regular contributor to Harvard Business Review, he founded First Atlantic Semiconductors & Microelectronics - West Africa’s leading embedded systems company with design services partnerships with Altera and Microchip. Dr. Ekekwe, an MBA graduate, was formerly a Banking Executive with Diamond Bank Lagos and has spoken in leading conferences on technology, entrepreneurship and Africa.