Collen Masilo grew up in Daveyton township of Johannesburg East, South Africa. He completed his high school as the top Mathematics and Science student at H.B Nyathi Secondary school in 2001. In 2002, he was awarded the DJ Fresh Annual Scholarship to study Computer Engineering at Rosebank College, and in 2003 he was awarded the Umsobomvu Youth Fund Bursary to study Network Engineering at Torque-IT College. He has 11 years overall Information Technology technical and management experience in Government, Telecommunications and Broadcasting industries. He has a Management Advanced Program Certificate from Henley Business School and a Postgraduate Diploma in Project Management (NQF Level 8) from Cranefield College of Project and Programme Management. He is currently completing his Masters of Commerce Degree in Project Management (NQF Level 9) with Cranefield College of Project and Programme Management and has ambitions to study his Doctorate of Business Administration at Henley Business School in the United Kingdom. He currently serves as a Board Member for Jewels of Hope NGO in South Africa.