1. Prof Sandra Canon, IASSIST President

Sandra “San” Cannon is a data management expert with more than 25 years of experience in all phases of the data life cycle. With a background in quantitative research, she has created and led data support and technology services for data intensive research and analytics.   San is active in the international data community. She has had the privilege of serving as IASSIST president since 2019 after nearly 20 years as either a member, U.S. Member at Large or U.S. Regional Secretary.  She teaches data science at both the graduate and undergraduate levels and has presented and published on topics such as metadata standards, copyright and licensing issues, and data management and dissemination challenges.  In addition, San is co-author of the book “A Practitioners Guide to Data Governance: A Case-based Approach.” She holds a Bachelor of Arts in economics from the University of California, Irvine, a Master of Science in economics from the London School of Economics, and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

2. Professor Wole Olatokun, University of Ibadan, Nigeria.