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Dr Joe Abah (CEO of DAI)

Dr Joe Abah

CEO of DAI
Daisy Amdany (Executive Director of Crawn Trust)

Daisy Amdany

Executive Director of Crawn Trust
Sven Beckmann (Emerging Markets Director for Government and Education of Intel Corporation)

Sven Beckmann

Emerging Markets Director for Government and Education of Intel Corporation

Mr. Beckmann has been with Intel Cooperation for almost six years, and holds the current position as an Emerging Markets Director for Government and Education. His previously held position at Intel was as an EMEA government director.

Arandim Bose (Director of Maitlamo, Botswana)

Arandim Bose

Director of Maitlamo, Botswana
Imran Chaudhrey (Country Manager, EA at Fortinet)

Imran Chaudhrey

Country Manager, EA at Fortinet

Imran Chaudhrey is the Country Manager, Fortinet and is currently based in East Africa Market.
Imran is passionate about Technology and importantly Cyber security with over 10 years’ experience and knowledge on Technologies that are driving todays Digital transformation.

Laura Chite (CCO at StepWise)

Laura Chite

CCO at StepWise
Juanita Clark (CEO of Digital Council Africa)

Juanita Clark

CEO of Digital Council Africa

Ms. Clark is the CEO of Digital Council Africa and has approximately 20 years of experience in the Telecoms industry. She has worked at multiple technology layers in the telecommunications industry, and is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of the FTTH Council Africa, based in Midrand, South Africa. Juanita is also co-founder of the Fibre Optic Association Africa, a society for fibre optic professionals with a core focus on skills development.

Andrew Gakiria (Deputy Organising Secretary at University of Nairobi Alumni Association)

Andrew Gakiria

Deputy Organising Secretary at University of Nairobi Alumni Association

University of Nairobi Alumni Association, Deputy Organizing Secretary

Dr. Kate Getao, (CEO of ICT Authority)

Dr. Kate Getao,

CEO of ICT Authority

Now an Independent Consultant, Dr Getao has held the position of the Chief Executive Officer of the ICT Authority, a State Corporation under the Ministry of ICT in Kenya. Her aim is to achieve provision and regulation of ICT in the public sector as well as promoting ICT capacity and stimulating the growth and development of the ICT Sector.

Sam Gichuru (Founder of Kidato)

Sam Gichuru

Founder of Kidato
Harry Hare (Chairman & Publisher at CIO Africa)

Harry Hare

Chairman & Publisher at CIO Africa
Kadri Humal (Honorary Consul at Estonia in Kenya)

Kadri Humal

Honorary Consul at Estonia in Kenya

Mrs. Ayal has held the position as Honorary Consul of Estonia in Kenya since 2008, and has held the position of Managing Director at Cardinal Lore Ltd since 2002.

Ali Hussein (Board Member at Longhorn Publishers)

Ali Hussein

Board Member at Longhorn Publishers

Since 2014, Ali Hussein was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Longhorn Publishers Plc. He currently holds the position of Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of FinteXX Technology – a Pan African Fintech company. As the Founding Member of Demo Venture, Mr. Hussein serves, as an advisory board member of DEMO Africa, is also a Trustee of the Kenya ICT Action Network (KICTANet), and chairs the National BlockChain Working Group at KICTANet.
Among the numerous board positions he holds, he is also a board member in Law Africa, a leading Law Publisher in East Africa.

Francis Kamuyu (CIO at Multichoice)

Francis Kamuyu

CIO at Multichoice

He has been the Senior Information Technology Manager for over five years at Multichoice. Mr. Kamuyu holds expertise in various fields including Data Science (data cleanup, machine learning customer segmentation/categorization) ,
IT Infrastructure (IT Management: Lean IT, ITIL 4, Agile Project Management- Prince2 and Agile PMP) and General Management (Innovation Management, Six Sigma Black Belt, Contract and Vendor Management).

Vikas Kanungo (Senior Consultant, Digital Development Global Practice at The World Bank)

Vikas Kanungo

Senior Consultant, Digital Development Global Practice at The World Bank

Mr. Kanungo is a Senior Consultant for Digital Development Global Practice at The World Bank and the Chief curator of Smart Republic Forum. He has over 27 years of experience in the eGovernance, mGovernance, and Smart Cities and Disruptive technologies environment field. He has previously worked as an advisor with the government of India to formulate national policy framework on mobile governance, as a National Consultant with UNDP to enhance maturity of electronic public services in India. He works as an advisor/consultant with host of governments, industry and civil society organizations in Asia, Middle East and Europe.

Mutheu Khimulu (Legal Specialist at Cyber security, Counter terrorism, Crisis management, Data privacy)

Mutheu Khimulu

Legal Specialist at Cyber security, Counter terrorism, Crisis management, Data privacy
Rosemary Kimwatu (Public Policy Manager at Safaricom PLC)

Rosemary Kimwatu

Public Policy Manager at Safaricom PLC

Ms. Koech-Kimwatu currently holds the position of Public Policy Manager at Safaricom PLC. Previously she held a similar position at Oxygen Marketing Communications Ltd, as the Head of Public Policy and as a Legal and Regulatory Specialist.

Kellington Kituku (Public Sector Lead at Microsoft East Africa)

Kellington Kituku

Public Sector Lead at Microsoft East Africa
Riho Kurg (Head of Data Exchange Technologies at Cybernetica AS)

Riho Kurg

Head of Data Exchange Technologies at Cybernetica AS

Mr. Riho is the Head of Data Exchange Technologies at Cybernetica AS since 2019, and has years of experience from several positions related to project and process management, as well as hands on experience in network and infrastructure installations. He is one of the founding partners of Kurg & Partners a company specializing in assessment and consultation services.

Nisha Ligon (CEO of Ubongo)

Nisha Ligon

CEO of Ubongo

Nisha is a social entrepreneur with a background in media and science, and a passion for education. She has produced content for the BBC, the Guardian, online learning platforms, and an award winning documentary, Twiga Stars. She has an MSc. from Imperial College London and a B.S. from Yale. At Ubongo, she’s lead visionary, series producer/ screenwriter, and does whatever it takes to get our products made, tested and released!

Moses Maundu (Major Account Manager at Fortinet)

Moses Maundu

Major Account Manager 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.

Martin Mirero (CTO at Ajua)

Martin Mirero

CTO at Ajua

Mr. Mirero is the Chief Technology Officer at Ajua. He is an experienced CIO/CTO with both technology sales and technology management expertise. His experience extends to sound exposure to IT Governance through COBIT2019 and CGEIT training and in Enterprise Architecture using the industry-leading TOGAF 9.1. He has extensive knowledge and experience in Software Process Improvement (SPI), using process improvement frameworks including Capability Maturity Model Integration for Software Development (CMMI-SW) and Six Sigma. M Mirero has lived in Kenya, UK, Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Ethiopia, The Philippines and Zimbabwe.

Lewis Miriti (Networks and Cyber security consultant/ expert, EA at Fortinet)

Lewis Miriti

Networks and Cyber security consultant/ expert, EA at Fortinet
Innocent Muhizi (CEO of Rwanda Information Society Authority, Rwanda)

Innocent Muhizi

CEO of Rwanda Information Society Authority, Rwanda

Mr. Muhizi has held the position as CEO at the Information Society Authority in Rwanda for approximately four and a half years. He is a Technology and Business Executive with over 14 years of experience in the Public and Private sector. He has strong skills and capabilities in managing and delivering business strategies under complex corporate environments.

Etinick Mutinda (Strategic Advisor at ICDL Africa)

Etinick Mutinda

Strategic Advisor at ICDL Africa

Mr. Etinick Mutinda is the ICDL Country Manager – Kenya and Strategic Advisor – ICDL Africa.

ICDL Africa is a subsidiary of ICDL Foundation, the not-for-profit certifying authority of ICDL., the world's leading computer skills certification. ICDL Africa guides the implementation of the ICDL standards in Africa, manages the accreditation of ICDL Accredited Test Centres (ATCs), and provides a focal point for the formation of partnerships with organisations that share our national economic development and capacity building goals. https://icdlafrica.org/about-us/

Francis Mwangi (Founder & CEO of Kozi Tech)

Francis Mwangi

Founder & CEO of Kozi Tech

The founder and CEO of Kozi Tech, holds the current position as a lecturer in the IT faculty at St Paul’s University.

Harry Mwangi (Deputy Director/ Head of IT at Public Service Commission, Kenya)

Harry Mwangi

Deputy Director/ Head of IT at Public Service Commission, Kenya

Mr. Mwangi is the Deputy Director/ Head of IT of Public Service Commission for the government of Kenya and is responsible for the day-to-day management of the ICT team and resources in supporting the Public Service Commission deliver on its mandate. He has over six years of experience in specialized government service, mostly holding the role of director.

Stephen Mwaura (Founder of Fintech Institute)

Stephen Mwaura

Founder of Fintech Institute

Mr. Mwaura is the CEO and Founder of Fintech Institute, and is a respected financial service professional with over 35 years of experience in payment systems, policy advisory, and banking supervision. He held the title of Head of Payment, Clearing and Settlement Systems at Central Bank of Kenya, where he also occupied strategic policy-making roles in the development of digital financial services and financial inclusion. Mr. Mwaura is currently a member of the International Organization on Standards Organization (ISO) Technical Working Committee on Mobile Payments.

Kendi Nderitu (Country Manager at Microsoft East Africa)

Kendi Nderitu

Country Manager at Microsoft East Africa

Ms. Nderitu is a highly disciplined and driven IT business leader with more than 15 years of experience in the industry. Prior to joining Microsoft as the country manager for Microsoft East Africa, she served as the General Manager of the East, West and Central Africa Cluster for Check Point Software.

Eddie Ndichu (Founder of Wapi Pay)

Eddie Ndichu

Founder of Wapi Pay

Mr. Ndichu is the co-founder of WapiPay, which is the first leading Africa-Asia financial technology solution provider. WapiPay has been designed to deliver platform-to-platform integrations and virtual accounts (wallets) through its technology to offer its partners, customer’s convenient global payments, and financial products for individuals, merchants & businesses.

Mbugua Njihia (COO at Safiri Express)

Mbugua Njihia

COO at Safiri Express
Robin Njiru (Business Lead (WWPS)-East & West Africa at Amazon Web Services (AWS))

Robin Njiru

Business Lead (WWPS)-East & West Africa at Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Mr. Njiru is the business lead at Amazon Web Services (AWS), where his responsibility leading the regional team and growing the business with government, healthcare, education and non-profit organizations throughout West, East and Central Africa has over eighteen years of experience in Strategic operations and Business Development and a strong understanding of Technology solutions. He is an expert at influencing change by analyzing business needs, negotiating deals and building effective relationships.

Joseph Nsengimana (Director, African Centre for Innovative Teaching and Learning in ICT of Mastercard Foundation)

Joseph Nsengimana

Director, African Centre for Innovative Teaching and Learning in ICT of Mastercard Foundation

The Director of the African Centre for Innovative Teaching and Learning in ICT at the MasterCard Foundation. He is an expert in his field as his previous as role Executive Director of Global Diversity and Inclusion (GDI) Policy, Strategy and External Partnerships (PSEP) at Intel, was responsible for the company achieving full representation two years ahead of its schedule.

Carol Odero (Editor - in - Chief at Cioafrica)

Carol Odero

Editor - in - Chief at Cioafrica
Nyimbi Odero (VP at Technical Product Management, ESW Capital)

Nyimbi Odero

VP at Technical Product Management, ESW Capital

Nyimbi Odero is the Vice President for Technical Product Management at ESW Capital for the last two years. He has skills set is in, finding and tackling complex problems, specializing in strategy, startups, technology, policy, software development and programming. Mr. Odero has extensive experience as a software, Internet, and network entrepreneur with various startups in Africa. At Google, he worked as the Office Lead for English-speaking West Africa and was responsible for the creation of programs, initiatives and projects to increase the number of Internet users in Nigeria, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and the Gambia.

Collins Onuegbu (Founder and EVC of Signal Alliance)

Collins Onuegbu

Founder and EVC of Signal Alliance

Mr. Onuegbu is the Founder and EVC at Signal Alliance, which he started in 1996 and has successfully grown to become an Enterprise Technology powerhouse building software, applications and infrastructure systems for large Nigerian enterprises.

Mr. Byron Otieno (Sales Manager – Public Sector, Liquid at Liquid Intelligent Technologies)

Mr. Byron Otieno

Sales Manager – Public Sector, Liquid at Liquid Intelligent Technologies

Mr. Otieno is the sales manager – Public Sector at Liquid and has worked at Liquid Intelligent Communications for over five years. He is experienced in the sales and marketing field with experience in ICT, ISP and Telco companies. He has mainly dealt with Large Enterprises in the Central, East and West Africa Region.

Antti Rammo (CEO of Star Cloud, Estonia)

Antti Rammo

CEO of Star Cloud, Estonia
Ben Roberts (GCTO at Liquid Intelligent Technologies)

Ben Roberts

GCTO at Liquid Intelligent Technologies

With over 20 years’ experience across a range of technologies in design, support, integration and operational management roles; Mr. Roberts has been Liquid Telecom’s Group Chief Technology and Innovation Officer since 2017, having previously served as Liquid Telecom’s Chief Technical Officer since 2006. He has led the group’s networking and product strategy, expanding its technology base and fiber network across Africa. Having led the integration and business transformation as CEO of Liquid Telecom Kenya, he is currently responsible for driving innovation across the Liquid Telecom group, while exploring how to transform services digitally.

Juan Rodriguez (EMEA Sales Director of Digital Identity, Entrust)

Juan Rodriguez

EMEA Sales Director of Digital Identity, Entrust

An EMEA Sales Director of Digital Identity at Entrust, Mr. Rodriguez has over fifteen years of experience in helping Banks in their Digital Identity and Security strategies for mobile and online channels.

Charles Senkondo (Director, of Global Learning Centre, Tanzania)

Charles Senkondo

Director, of Global Learning Centre, Tanzania

Mr. Senkondo is the Executive Director of Tanzania Global Learning Agency (TaGLA), a Government Executive Agency with a mandate of capacity development through innovative approaches using technologies. With over 15 years of experience, he has been engaged in development knowledge sharing and training using modern information and communication technologies including video conferencing, internet and blended approaches. He has been involved in a number of leadership development and delivery of diverse learning initiatives in Africa such as leadership programs, learning technologies development and management, technology-based organizational transformation and multi-country events coordination.

Mohamed Adan Shariff (Dawati)

Mohamed Adan Shariff

Dawati
Siim Sikkut (Government CIO at Estonia)

Siim Sikkut

Government CIO at Estonia

Siim Sikkut is Estonia’s second-ever governmental CIO, who has led the Nordic country’s digital efforts during the last three years. Mr. Sikkut is responsible for leading and coordinating Estonia’s digital development. This is achieved through regulation, through investments and funding, by offering platforms along with Estonian Information System Authority – most notably their X-road. The Nordic country looks to achieve a more hands-on approach though driving new initiatives, like the current national AI strategy that seeks to boost the take-up of AI in both the private and public sectors.

John Walubengo (Senior Lecturer at Multimedia University)

John Walubengo

Senior Lecturer at Multimedia University
Jim Yonazi (Deputy PS at Ministry of Infrastructure and Communication, Tanzania)

Jim Yonazi

Deputy PS at Ministry of Infrastructure and Communication, Tanzania

Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Infrastructure and Communication in Tanzania. Previously, he was the Managing Editor and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Tanzania Standard (Newspapers) Limited (TSN). He is also a Senior Lecture, researcher, and consultant in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) at the Institute of Finance Management (IFM) in Dar es Salaam Tanzania where he was also the Director for Computer Services at IFM until 2016.