Festus Oluseyi Oderanti obtained his PhD in Computer Science (2007- 2010) from Intelligent System Lab, School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom. His PhD research area was in strategic business games and decision making under uncertainty.
Dr Olu Oderanti holds two Master degrees (Master degree in Computer Science and Master degree in Business Administration). He obtained a Bachelor of Technology degree (B.Tech) in Computer Science in year 2000.
He had worked for more than five years with Osun State Polytechnic, Iree, Nigeria as a lecturer with Computer Engineering Department and later with Computer Science Department of the same college.
Festus also worked with University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom for about three years as an IT Helpline Analyst and IT Tutor.
He has ITSM/ITIL Foundation Certificate, ITIL V2-V3 Bridge Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management as well as ITIL Practitioner Certificate in Service Desk and Incident Management.
Festus is presently with the Newcastle University Business School as a Research Associate on Sustainable Business Models for Assisted Living Technologies & Services (SALT) project. This project (2011-2014) is led by Newcastle University under the ‘Assisted living: Economic and Business Models, and Social & Behavioural Studies’ programme, funded by TSB, ESRC & NIHR as part of Assisted Living Innovation Platform (ALIP).
· Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
· Member, British Computer Society (MBCS)
· Member, British Academy of Management
· Member, European Academy of Management
· Member, Computer Professional (Registration Council) of Nigeria (MCPN)
· Member, Nigeria Computer Society (MNCS)
Festus research areas are e-business development, sustainable and scalable business model for assisted living technology, strategic Business Games, fuzzy logic, decision making in networks, decision making under uncertainty, and game-related research in the systems, man and cybernetics area.
He is currently working on Sustainable Business Models for Assisted Living Technologies & Services (SALT) project to design a sustainable business model for a"Scalable Assistive Technologies and Services for Independent Healthy Living and Sustainable Market Development in the Mixed Digital Economy". Led by Professor Feng Li of Newcastle University Business School and funded by Technology Strategy Board (TSB), ESRC and NIHR under the ALIP3 Programme: Assisted Living: Economic and Business Models, and Social & Behavioural Studies.