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George Ombado (CEO of ACCOSCA)

George Ombado

CEO of ACCOSCA
Tony Mutero (GM -ICT at Police SACCO)

Tony Mutero

GM -ICT at Police SACCO

My business understanding captures the best value by maximising solid knowledge of technology definition, selection, implementation, and management. I utilise technical skills to design and implement multiple simplified solutions. I analyse end-to-end process map across systems and technologies as well as I suggest and implement solutions with promising results. I focus on introducing key technology solutions to meet the changing needs of clients and dynamic business environment. I pursue project objectives and partner with others to meet common goals.

I formulate, implement, and evaluate cross-functional decisions for bottom-line results as well as I translate ICT requirements into executable plans for teams to follow. I possess spirited optimism that transcends collaborative environment. I maintain composure and make decisions in fast-paced, unpredictable, and stressful environments. I am an articulate and refined communicator who can easily foster rapport and trust from end-user to executive levels.

Edith Tusuubira (Executive Director of Uganda Microfinance Regulatory Authority (UMRA))

Edith Tusuubira

Executive Director of Uganda Microfinance Regulatory Authority (UMRA)

Edith possesses over 20 years of experience in the field of financial/investment/risk analysis and project management, 15 years of which are senior management responsibilities. This experience enriches Edith’s successful track record of leadership on teams. She has most recently worked as country manager of Oikocredit an international financial investment organization for 13 years where she was at the helm of all country operations, and initiatives. She managed the credit, equity, guarantee and capacity building partnerships which also included for urban, per urban and rural dwellers, through financing of microfinance institutions and SACCOs.
She has also championed networking activities to ensure the growth of Oikocredit brand into a clear foot path as aligned within the country strategy. She has managed a portfolio in credit and equity investments worth more than Euro 50Million (UGX215BN).

Edith’s continuous involvement on the financial inclusion agenda, has developed into a full grown interest towards helping people increase access to finance.

Upon engagement with various stakeholders within the financial sector space, Edith has learnt to overcome the usual challenges, issues and inefficiencies encountered in order to develop a solid financial sector.

Rural support programs I support have exposed me to the in depth challenges within the agriculture sector.
Supporting start-up microfinance organisation and savings and credit societies (SACCOs) has exposed me to the experience facing rural communities.

Sidney Shilako (Chief Manager, ICT & Operations at Stima SACCO)

Sidney Shilako

Chief Manager, ICT & Operations at Stima SACCO

Sidney Louis Shilako has 20+ years of IT experience which includes 15+ years in the banking industry. He has sound expertise in systems design, application development, data center and networks, software implementation and support.

He is a change agent and problem solver with a passion for technology. He has worked on various projects in the banking sector to strategically and cost effectively utilize technology in alignment with corporate goals. He has good experience in strategic planning, building high-performance teams, project management, and implementing best practice methodologies and continuous improvement programs.

Currently a Lead Consultant with Dime Consultants Limited, which runs a fully automated mobile lending app – Dime; as well as offering financial and technology consulting services. He previously worked with Chase Bank Kenya Limited as Head, Core Business Systems within the IT department and having grown through the ranks to his current position, he has led the development of cutting edge and first class technologies. This includes but not limited to the Core Banking System, Online Banking, Mobile Banking, CRM on the Cloud, and a private cloud through virtualization. These technologies have put Chase on the map as a leader in providing customer centric solutions with customer experience as a top priority; helping the bank grow customer numbers through the use of alternate channels.

Before he joined Chase, he worked for Southern Credit Banking Corporation Limited as a Senior IT Officer; his duties included support for all banking systems, vendor management, supporting the branch networks and data center management.

Sidney holds a Global Executive MBA from the United States International University Africa (USIU-A), a Bachelor of Business Information Technology (BBIT) from Kenya Methodist University and a Higher Diploma in Information Systems from the Institute for the Management of Information Systems (IMIS – UK) through Strathmore University.

Specialties:

Digital Banking, Digital Transformation, Banking Operations, Project Management, Data Center Management, Virtualization, Cloud Computing, Change Control and IT Governance.

Henry Abea (CIO at KIMISITU SACCO)

Henry Abea

CIO at KIMISITU SACCO

Self-directed and driven technology champ with comprehensive accomplishments in leading ICT operations and infrastructure management, data and information security, resource mobilization, disaster recovery, and cross-functional teams to ensure success and achieve goals. Known as an analytical and innovative thinker and a strong influential communicator. I have consistently demonstrated success in developing and seamlessly executing IT strategies in various financial organizations notably SACCOs. I have proven experience in planning and implementing ICT project through meticulous planning to ensure success within all constraints. I have various expertise including managing multi million budgets

Accomplishments/Achievements:
• Overseeing ERP implementations in three deposit taking SACCOs with an accumulative membership of over 50,000 spread across Kenyan 47 counties.
• spearheading seamless system changeovers with tremendous service delivery improvement across board.
• I have gained tremendous experience in financial system migrations and Digital Financial Services skills and experience working with digital products.
• Overseeing numerous successful integrations with third party vendors in order to improve services and ensure the a super customer experience.
•Drawing/reviewing up of technical and functional requirements for organizations in readiness for changeover to systems.
•Recipient of numerous organizational accolades and given various leadership positions both elected/appointed in various committees within/without the organization due to excellent team leading abilities and outstanding performance.



Expertise:
ITIL, Servers, User support and training, Data Center, IT Management, Strategic Planning, IT Service Management, Corporate Governance, Virtualization,Storage, Cloud Computing, Project Management, Risk Management, Digital Strategy,Databases, Windows, Active Directory, Cisco Technologies, Contract Negotiation, Board Advisory Services, Resource Mobilization, IT Operations Management, Enterprise IT Infrastructure, IT Service Delivery and people management

Laura Chite (CEO of CIO East Africa)

Laura Chite

CEO of CIO East Africa

Customize marketing activities as per requirements.
Drive customer relationships and improve customer satisfaction
Demand Generation in customer segments and accountable for marketing pipeline and the impact of marketing in these segments.
Own market intelligence in the different countries and industries and feeding back insights
Contribute to the objective of growing market share products.
Sales Review of proposed activity types

Specialties: •Financial:Budgeting/Planning:strategy and methodology for sound event planning.
•Performance analysis:Structuring actuals reporting,budget variance analysis and recovery planning.
•Manage cost drivers and planning tactics to keep flat or reduce to approved budget the cost of reach per head.
Deliver measurement standards for operating efficiencies.
•Analysis of event performance relative to stated objectives,audience reach and effectiveness of messaging and audience demographics.

Imran Chaudhrey (Country Manager East Africa at Fortinet)

Imran Chaudhrey

Country Manager East Africa at Fortinet

I have a number of years experience and expertise in Cloud, Automation, Software, Hardware, Networks and Security business, This allows me to be well in tune to articulate a complete solution to a wide range of customers while helping them choose technologies that fit their needs and business requirements.

Great analytical skills and an ability to understand business situations with a proven ability to develop and initiate business development strategies and discussions with key stakeholders and decision makers across the business.

Result oriented with a strong personal drive and great communication skills.

Tania Ngima (Managing Director of Digital Centers Franchise, DDD)

Tania Ngima

Managing Director of Digital Centers Franchise, DDD

A strategic business planning, growth and restructuring executive, Tania has a knack for Financial Management and a passion for innovation. She has, through various strategic and finance roles in the financial services, technology and telecommunications industries demonstrated P&L ownership and the ability to turn loss making units into profitable and cash-flow positive divisions. She understands finance and has the proficiency for interpreting and telling the story behind the numbers, I work with clients and lead teams to execute strategy, projects, results and impact and have been awarded various Leadership and Excellence In Service awards.

Harry Hare (Chairman & Publisher at CIO East Africa)

Harry Hare

Chairman & Publisher at CIO East Africa

I am a serial Entrepreneur with a passion for technology. ICT Consultant and e-Government Strategist at heart, I have worked with East African Governments in crafting e-Government implementation strategies. This work includes setting up the East African eGovernment Working Group and the development of the East African eGovernment Framework that was ratified by the East African Council of Ministers.

I have deep knowledge and understanding of the East African ICT landscape having followed it for the last three decades. I am a regular ICT commentator on ICT issues in the region and consulted widely by Government Agencies, International Organisations and the Private Sector on strategic ICT issues.

I write regularly and I am a founder and publisher of CIO East Africa, an ICT information platform that has a monthly print publication (CIO East Africa), an online ICT portal (www.cio.co.ke) and a series of events including the CIO Executive Breakfast Series, the CIO Golf Series and the CIO 100 Awards and Symposium.

I am also a founder and Director of African eDevelopment Resource Centre. Probably one of the best corporate IT and Telecoms training firms in Africa. We have trained Engineers from over 27 African Countries in the last 8 years.

Founded DEMO Africa 2012 to discover innovative startups from Africa and presenting them to the world. DEMO Africa has since launched 150 startups who've raised over US$65 million. I am also a partner at Akili, DEMO Ventures and InsightWells Research.

Specialties: Entrepreneurship, Investment, Innovation, Startups, Mentorship, Consultancy, eGovernment Strategy, Training, Writing, Farming

Rosemary Kimwatu (Public Policy Manager at Safaricom PLC)

Rosemary Kimwatu

Public Policy Manager at Safaricom PLC

I'm a highly motivated lawyer l who helps to maintain the integrity of brands through legal and regulatory activities.

Robert Mugoi (CIO at Chai SACCO)

Robert Mugoi

CIO at Chai SACCO

Robert has Excellent knowledge of current protocols and standards including Active Directory, Centralized services for printing, document sharing and controls, Core Switching/Routing, SSL/IPSec, SAN, Virtualization, Disaster Recovery and databases design and planning. He has hands-on experience in troubleshooting hardware such as servers, routers, switches, modems, network interface cards, databases and installing network cabling and telephony systems. He has experience in providing direction, guidance, coaching and leadership to direct reports including setting ICT Staff KPI’s and is currently supervising System Admins, System developers and ICT Interns.

Felix Kamau (Head of ICT at Unaitas Sacco)

Felix Kamau

Head of ICT at Unaitas Sacco
Kamal Budhabhatti (Group Chief Executive Officer at Craft Silicon)

Kamal Budhabhatti

Group Chief Executive Officer at Craft Silicon

The Group CEO at Craft Silicon a software company which provides Banking and payment technologies across Africa and emerging Asia and the founded Littlecab, a pan African cab hailing app. His team supports over 300 Customers across Africa and emerging Asia. We payment gateway connects to most African countries, providing rich services to our pan-African customers.

Dhimant Shah (Chief Executive Officer at Craft Silicon)

Dhimant Shah

Chief Executive Officer at Craft Silicon
Winnie Sergon (CIO at Boresha Sacco)

Winnie Sergon

CIO at Boresha Sacco

Winnie is a strategic thinker and innovative Leader who loves technology and cybersecurity. She has a deep interest in problem Solving through Automation and is industrious and ambitious person with an inner drive and great passion in what I choose to undertake. Her satisfaction is derived from the satisfaction of the people she serves when appreciating what Technology can offer

John Mutama (Major Account Manager at Fortinet)

John Mutama

Major Account Manager at Fortinet

John Mutama is a seasoned IT Security professional with over 11 years of experience in Cyber Security sales and business development. He has done extensive works across the East African region cutting across all verticals. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Information technology from Makerere University Uganda and a Master’s Degree in International Business from Amity University India.

John has a passion for sports. An ex rugby player now turned rugby fan he continues to support rugby development in the region.

Adolphe Ndagijimana (CEO of Envision Global)

Adolphe Ndagijimana

CEO of Envision Global

Adolphe Ndagijimana has over 12 years of professional experience as an IT architect, solution implementer, trainer and consultant working with clients to find the most impactful solution to their needs. Prior to joining Envision Global, he spent 5 years at IBM East Africa working with clients in the areas of Information Integration and Governance,Security, Analytics and Hybrid Cloud covering Central, East and West Africa region. His portfolio included data security, data warehousing solutions, database servers, archiving, big data, information governance and analytics solutions. Before joining IBM, he spent 5 years at SOFGEN (now Tech Mahindra) as a Senior Technical and Business consultant solving customer challenges in core solutions for banks, MFI and Saccos, data warehousing and ERP solutions. He holds a B.Sc. in Bachelor of Business Information Technology from Strathmore University (Kenya), is a CPA-K holder and has completed the Global Executive MBA

program from the United States International University (USIU – Africa) and a one-week management program at American University in Washington, D.C. USA as well as numerous other training programs.