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Collin B. Mugasha (Director, e-Government Services of National Information Technology Authority, Uganda)

Collin B. Mugasha

Director, e-Government Services of National Information Technology Authority, Uganda
Walter Groenewald (Technical Services Leader at Honeywell Productivity Solutions and Services – Middle East, Russia, Turkey and Africa)

Walter Groenewald

Technical Services Leader at Honeywell Productivity Solutions and Services – Middle East, Russia, Turkey and Africa

is the Technical Services Leader for the SPS MERTA Region. Walter worked for PepsiCo International before joining Intermec in 2010, and thus has extensive manufacturing and product distribution knowledge and experience. Intermec was acquired by Honeywell in 2014.
This all combines for 20 years’ experience with automation and productivity solutions for product handling.
He currently leads a team of Pre-Sales engineers that help customers select the best technologies to resolve operational problems and improve accuracy and productivity.

Carol Koech (Country President at East Africa at Schneider Electric)

Carol Koech

Country President at East Africa at Schneider Electric

Koech is a dynamic, astute, open-minded lady with technical and financial background, good business acumen, commercial awareness, entrepreneurial mindset & strong analytical skills. She is a sustainability enthusiast, passionate about energy access and programs to improve lives at the bottom of the pyramid. She’s experienced in value selling, Account and channel partner management, economic modelling, developing business in new markets/countries, strategic positioning and execution of strategy, and in co-ordination, team building, coaching, budgeting and resource allocation.

Matthew Taljaard (CISSP) (Pr. Eng.) (Subject Matter Expert for Operational Technology Cyber Security in Africa at Fortinet)

Matthew Taljaard (CISSP) (Pr. Eng.)

Subject Matter Expert for Operational Technology Cyber Security in Africa at Fortinet

Matthew Taljaard holds a BSc. (Hons) Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Cape Town, a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), and is a recognized Professional Engineer (Pr. Eng.) from the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA). Matthew is passionate about Operational Technology (OT) security and has over eight years of experience working as an OT Cyber Security Engineer for a Large Power Utility. Matthew has experience from securing critical infrastructure, to IT/OT convergence, to developing cybersecurity strategies. Matthew now works with Fortinet as a Subject Matter Expert for Operational Technology Cyber Security to deliver OT cybersecurity solutions to customers over Africa.

Steve Jump (Executive Director of Custodiet Advisory Services, South Africa)

Steve Jump

Executive Director of Custodiet Advisory Services, South Africa

- Over 25 years experience as a consultant, entrepreneur, security governance practitioner and exponential technology specialist

- Intuitive Information & Cyber Security and Business focus, with a strong systems approach leading to pragmatic risk based Information Security Governance, Assurance, and Privacy

- Specialising in providing support, guidance, coaching and strategy development to any one involved in the design, deployment and operation of Information Security, Security Architectures, Governance and Cyber Risk Management

Muyowa Mutemwa (Senior Cybersecurity Consultant at South Africa)

Muyowa Mutemwa

Senior Cybersecurity Consultant at South Africa
Anthony Muiyuro (Associate Director, Cybersecurity, Privacy & Trusted Technology of EY)

Anthony Muiyuro

Associate Director, Cybersecurity, Privacy & Trusted Technology of EY
Ajmer Lohan (Regional Solution Architect (Data Center) at Schneider Electric, Middle East & Africa)

Ajmer Lohan

Regional Solution Architect (Data Center) at Schneider Electric, Middle East & Africa
Laura Chite (CEO of CIO Africa)

Laura Chite

CEO of CIO Africa

Dynamism paired with an attitude for success, the word expert knows no bounds thanks to our CEO

Laura’s commitment to excellence is second to none, this is what sets her apart when it comes to ensuring results. With a background in marketing, she leads projects with creativity, intuition and great taste

Laura can comfortably customize marketing activities as per requirements, drive customer relationships and improve customer satisfaction. Plus, she knows how to own market intelligence in different countries and industries, giving feeding back insights and contributing to the objective of growing market share products.

Taz Chikwakwata (Managing Consultant at CYBERNESIS, Zimbabwe)

Taz Chikwakwata

Managing Consultant at CYBERNESIS, Zimbabwe

Taz Chikwakwata is a Cybersecurity Specialist with over a decade of experience implementing and maintaining Information Security Management Systems. As a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) he is the Managing consultant for Cybernesis, a Cybersecurity consultancy and IT Advisory firm that focuses on “baked in” security combining compliance with practical cyber resilience. He has had the pleasure of “getting his hands dirty” with IT Governance, Infrastructure, Project management and Service Delivery which aptly complement his cybersecurity skills.

Harry Hare (Publisher at CIO Africa)

Harry Hare

Publisher at CIO Africa
Awore Taigbenu (Chief of Staff at SoluGrowth, South Africa)

Awore Taigbenu

Chief of Staff at SoluGrowth, South Africa
John Gichohi (Systems Engineer East Africa at Fortinet)

John Gichohi

Systems Engineer East Africa at Fortinet

With an experience spanning more than 12 years in network and security, John Gichohi is well versed with modern security challenges that face financial institutions. John has worked closely with many financial institutions including Saccos, assisting them in architecting robust security frameworks to meet their compliance and security needs

Doug Hunter (Head of Customer and Ecosystem Enablement at SYSPRO Africa)

Doug Hunter

Head of Customer and Ecosystem Enablement at SYSPRO Africa

Doug heads up Customer and Ecosystem Enablement for SYSPRO Africa. He is responsible for Support, Consulting, and Education/User-Enablement services to SYSPRO's channel partners and customers within sub-Saharan Africa. At heart he’s a manufacturing/logistics business professional - rather than an IT techie, having directly managed different manufacturing operations and supply chains. His passion now is to help such companies discover and implement innovation using people, processes and appropriate business IT.

Benard Odhiambo (Business Development Services & SPX Advisor at Kenya)

Benard Odhiambo

Business Development Services & SPX Advisor at Kenya
Moses Maundu (Major Account Manager East Africa at Fortinet)

Moses Maundu

Major Account Manager East Africa at Fortinet

Moses Maundu is a seasoned Cyber Security enthusiast with over 12 years of experience in Cyber
Security Advisory, Sales, Distribution, Pre Sales, Product management and Channel Development.
Currently he is a Major Account Manager with Fortinet, a Cyber-Security company that secures the
largest enterprise, service provider, and government organizations around the world. Before joining
Fortinet, he had spent 2 years with Forcepoint as a Territory Account Manager looking after East Africa.
He comes from a technical background having worked as a Pre Sales Lead and a Technical Consultant,
with different companiesin helping customers within East Africa solve challenges around IT infrastructure
and IT Security. Moses holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Information Technology, industry
certifications i.e. CISSP, CEH and ITIL. He enjoys advising CXOs on where to spend their next dollar on
Cyber Security Investments.

Nzilani Mweu (CEO of MyComplyKit)

Nzilani Mweu

CEO of MyComplyKit
Humphrey Odhiambo (Chief, Co-ordinator Partnerships and Content at CIO Africa)

Humphrey Odhiambo

Chief, Co-ordinator Partnerships and Content at CIO Africa

Armed with a pen and a knack for brilliant organisation skills, meet the Head of Partnerships & Content at CIO Online

Humphrey aka HO believes that everyone has a story to tell, and each shared story has some relevance in life. HO is a veteran business and technology editor cum writer, owing to his magnanimous personality, HO is always ready to provide a helping hand at ensuring that clients are always left with a positive story to tell.