October 4th at 2pm PST
Join Ijeoma Mbamalu, the ACLU’s Chief Technology and Analytics Officer, as she discusses how the ACLU is leveraging data science to advance their mission. She will discuss how she connects technologists with sometimes skeptical program staff and navigates the myriad of opinions on the role of AI in the ACLU’s work.
Ijeoma Mbamalu serves as the Chief Technology and Analytics Officer, a role that integrates our analytics, technology, and products function. Specifically, Ijeoma is responsible for defining product strategies that allow the ACLU to operate its data systems, improve fundraising, accrue more supporters, and get its message out into the world. In her role as CTAO, Ijeoma is also responsible for conducting cutting-edge social science research to advance legal cases, understand public opinion, empower advocates with information, and optimize the ACLU’s fundraising and communications operations. Prior to joining the ACLU in December 2022, Ijeoma was the Assistant Deputy Commissioner, Homeless Technology, for the Department of Social Services where she led a 150+ multi-disciplinary team on a two-year transformation initiative that delivered $30M of award-winning technology investments, while improving the overall quality of services to her business leads. This included products such as apps to enable city workers to gather information in real time in the field in order to better provide services to homeless people. Her analytics reports included annual reporting to the mayor’s office on homelessness in New York City. Most recently, Ijeoma worked as Chief Technology and Data Officer and a member of the senior leadership team for Bottom Line, which provides guidance and mentoring services to degree-aspiring students of color from under-resourced communities to support them in getting into and through college and successfully launching their careers. Ijeoma is an immigrant and a first-generation college graduate, passionate about using her platform to support and mentor individuals from BIPOC communities interested in technology. Ijeoma has a master’s degree in health policy analysis and a master’s degree in statistics: quantitative methods.