An Entrepreneur, Technology Researcher, Educator and Author. Allen is a design thinking practitioner and vocational educational specialist. In a career spanning several countries in Africa and South East Asia, Allen has distinguished himself by founding technology firms that implement solutions dedicated to solving Africa’s twin challenge of poverty and education. For 20 years, Allen has been establishing and leading design and implementation teams to deliver business systems for private and public institutions in South Africa. He is the current CEO of Institute for Advanced Learning and Education, a vocational education and training institute providing ICT training to unemployed youth in rural areas.