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Meet the Team

Megan Yates

Founder & CTO

Megan founded Ixio in 2012 after seeing a need for strong, data-led modelling and analytics in business. As CTO, Megan coordinates the technical requirements for our clients. Her background in Evolutionary Biology allows her to bring a rigorous scientific approach to analytical problem solving. 


Megan is highly regarded in the industry and contributes regularly to data and analytics conferences, both locally and internationally. She takes a keen interest in environmental issues and is an avid surfer.

Ekow Duker

CEO

Ekow was previously the Chief Analytics Officer for the Retail and Business Bank, Barclays Africa where he was responsible for harmonising and repurposing the bank’s Analytics and Data Science functions. 


An ex-oilfield engineer, Ekow has C-suite experience in strategy consulting and private equity investing and brings a deep commercial understanding of several industries. He is passionate about data and getting things done.

 

Ekow is also a published author of four novels - Dying in New York, White Wahala, The God Who Made Mistakes and Yellowbone.

Dr Taryn Morris

Chief Scientist

Taryn has extensive experience in research, teaching, communication and policy, which equips her to approach problem solving with multiple lenses to find implementable solutions to any given problem. As Chief Scientist, Taryn leads our advanced modelling and teaching programs and brings a strong statistical background, nifty data skills and sharp critical thinking to her work.

 

She has a keen interest in using data science for good, particularly to address the increasing environmental problems facing our society today.

Martine Hamman

Project Manager

Martine is a business effectiveness junkie constantly searching for new ways to improve the operational environment. She has in-depth experience in business systems migration projects, providing business analysis and project support to development teams servicing the African ISP market.

 

Martine is an independent project coordinator at iXio Analytics where she supports the team in agile management practices related to data analysis projects. She enjoys living in the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town with her family and two cats, named Speedy and Batman.

Therveshan Moodley

Data Scientist

Therveshan is a Data Scientist who has a background and degrees in both finance and statistics. He is very interested in the applications of Data Science tools in Sports and Betting. Therveshan is currently based at our Johannesburg offices.

Amy Bray

Data Science Intern

Amy is a physics graduate. She is now entering the world of data science with Ixio and Zindi. She is originally from Durban but is now making a life for herself in Cape Town. Amy loves a good problem and enjoys being part of the whole solution process.

Martine is a business effectiveness junkie constantly searching for new ways to improve the operational environment. She has in-depth experience in business systems migration projects, providing business analysis and project support to development teams servicing the African ISP market.

 

Martine is an independent project coordinator at iXio Analytics where she supports the team in agile management practices related to data analysis projects. She enjoys living in the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town with her family and two cats, named Speedy and Batman.