University of Hertfordshire

Dr Festus Oderanti

Festus Oderanti

Dr Festus Oderanti

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University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, Hertfordshire
United Kingdom


Festus Oluseyi Oderanti is a Senior Lecturer in Information Systems and Program Leader for MSc Project Management Degree at University of Hertfordshire Business School. Prior to joining University of Hertfordshire, Festus was a Lecturer in Knowledge and Information Management and the Program Manager for MSc in Digital and Social Media Marketing at Plymouth University Business School (July 2013- June 2016).

He was also formerly a Visiting Fellow with the Newcastle University Culture Lab as well as the Business School, University of Newcastle upon Tyne. He collaborated with the Lab on their research in the areas of Business Models and Assisted Living Technologies.

From July 2011 to June 2013, Festus worked with the Newcastle University Business School as a Postdoctoral Research Associate on Sustainable Business Models for Assisted Living Technologies & Services (SALT) project. This project (2011­ - 2014) was 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).

Prior to that, Festus worked with University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom for about five years as an IT Helpline Analyst and IT Tutor.

He had also worked for more than five years (2002 - ­2007) with Osun State Polytechnic, Iree, Nigeria as a lecturer with Computer Engineering Department and later with Computer Science Department of the same college.

Festus obtained his PhD in Computer Science (2007­ - 2010) from Intelligent Systems 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 has ITSM/ITIL Foundation Certificate, ITIL V2­V3 Bridge Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management as well as ITIL Practitioner Certificate in Service Desk and Incident Management. 


 Academic Qualifications

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP)
  • PhD in Computer Science
  • Master Degree in Business Administration (MBA)
  • MSc in Computer Science
  • B.Tech (Hons) in Computer Science


Professional Qualifications and Certifications



Professional Memberships

  • Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (SMIEEE)
  • Fellow, British Computer Society (FBCS)
  • Certified Management & Business Educator (CMBE)
  • Member, British Academy of Management
  • Member, European Academy of Management
  • Member, Computer Professional (Registration Council) of Nigeria (MCPN)
  • Member, Nigeria Computer Society (MNCS)


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