Omo Oaiya is Chief Strategy Officer 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.