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WELCOME REMARKS
Laura Chite
  • 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.

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Charting Your Way in The Evolving New Normal
Dr. Toseef Din

Virtually every enterprise and seemingly everyone has a strategy until they are punched on the face. The current pandemic has
proven to be an unexpected blow for companies and forced a complete reshaping of digital strategies. What have been the
successful steps of recovery from the technical knockout? How will organizations sustain the momentum of recovery and
accelerate the pace in 2021 while getting through the economic aftermath and recalibrating for the long-term reality – the
Evolving New Normal.

  • Dr. Toseef Din (CEO of MP Shah)

    Dr. Toseef Din

    CEO of MP Shah
2021 Security Considerations You Should Look Out For
Imran Chaudhrey
  • Imran Chaudhrey (Country Manager at Fortinet)

    Imran Chaudhrey

    Country Manager at Fortinet

    Imran Chaudhrey has a number of years’ experience and expertise in Cloud | Automation | Software | Hardware | Networks and | Security business, This allows him 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.

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Data Centers of the Future
Carol Koech

Without any delay, organizations can shift their IT technology consumption patterns to the cloud. This presentation will examine the
the full cloud experience powered by datacenters. The presentation further highlights how organizations can leverage this service
to only pay for the resources they actually consume.

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

    Carol Koech

    Country President at East Africa Schneider Electric
PANEL DISCUSSION: Technology Leadership in Uncertain Times
Harry HareCarol KoechJaine Mwai

To what extent are CIOs in-step with the unprecedented and hyper-connectedness of the business today? How are the CEOs responding to the disruption? How are CIOs helping to unlock innovation for CEOs? Prior to the pandemic, digital transformation seemed more of an aspirational goal, how did your organization adjust to actively tie technology to business outcomes?

  • Harry Hare (Chairman & Publisher at CIO East Africa)

    Harry Hare

    Chairman & Publisher at CIO East Africa
  • Carol Koech (Country President at East Africa Schneider Electric)

    Carol Koech

    Country President at East Africa Schneider Electric
  • Jaine Mwai (CIO at Standard Chartered Bank)

    Jaine Mwai

    CIO at Standard Chartered Bank
Reality of Anywhere Operations
Michael Onyango
  • Michael Onyango (AI Task Force at Kenya)

    Michael Onyango

    AI Task Force at Kenya

    National Consultant - Design and Supporting United Nations-SDG Innovation Lab in Kenya - DL(Blockchain) & Artificial Intelligence, Taskforce - Ministry of ICT, Government of Kenya https://ict.go.ke/blockchain/ Public affairs, policy and ICT, worked accross Africa. 2015 - 2017, County Minister Kisumu Govt. - Comms, Info & Tech. Thoughtleader, covered 38 countries around the world talks and insights. Contact: monyango@africamail.com Government Relations, Goverment Affairs, public affairs and regulatory communications for Sub Saharan Africa.
    Demonstrated track record of building strong working relationships with leaders in the public, private and non-governmental sectors.
    Expertise in leading crisis communication response, anticipating emerging issues and developing viable solutions.

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    Connecting African generation to first-class, global opportunities (scholarships, trainings, fellowships, grants, internships, funding, jobs), conducting practical soft skills trainings that fulfill the void of school learning – life’s soft skills, ensuring that Africa’s economic agenda now and in the future, is owned, in the hands and leadership of Africans.

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    Strategic communications consultant.
    Each client always a journey and some of my best friends/networth
    now, were clients at one point.

    Clients vary diverse; public/private sector, governments,
    NGO’s. 95% of my clients are in Africa and at times
    some from other global regions, about 5%.

    Formal academic background is in the Sciences,
    combined with my work history within the communication
    and creative industries since 1994.

    I have and continue to in various capacities informing
    and leading key regional and country initiatives.

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PANEL DISCUSSION: Executing Change Without Breaking the Bank
Humphrey OdhiamboDr. Toseef DinCaine Wanjau

While health issues continue to have lasting impacts on business operations, to what extent has IT been on the forefront of helping
organizations navigate these unprecedented times? How are enterprises managing this massive level of change and responding to
demands of customers without breaking the bank?

  • Humphrey Odhiambo (Head of Partnerships & Content at CIO East Africa)

    Humphrey Odhiambo

    Head of Partnerships & Content at CIO East Africa
  • Dr. Toseef Din (CEO of MP Shah)

    Dr. Toseef Din

    CEO of MP Shah
  • Caine Wanjau (Group CTO at Twiga Foods)

    Caine Wanjau

    Group CTO at Twiga Foods
Business Continuity for Your Future Workforce
Kenfield Griffith
PANEL DISCUSSION: From Internet of Things (IoT) to Internet of Behaviour (IoB)
Carol OderoRose MuturiMoses Kemibaro
  • Carol Odero (Editor-in-Chief at CIO East Africa)

    Carol Odero

    Editor-in-Chief at CIO East Africa

    Vividly creative. Ambitious. Curious. Dynamic. Versatile.

    In the beginning, there was a lawyer who became a business journalist who became a lifestyle journalist who turned into a fashion journalist and ended up as a tech journalist.

    How did this happen, I hear you ask. Well, it all started when I was 17... But, that is too far back. Instead, let us go to the day of my swearing-in in 2006. On a day where only I knew that Thursday - swearing-ins for some reason always happened on Thursdays in my time - that come Monday, I would walk into the Nation Media Group newsroom and not the courtroom as someone of my ilk was expected to.

    As my peers started their legal careers, I went all the way to the bottom of the rung and started out as an intern on the newsdesk. I worked my way to a photo-byline two months in, earned myself another column almost immediately, and by December 2006, I was a full-fledged contributor at Nation writing three weekly columns and immersing myself in both the features and business journalism desk.

    A year and then some in, I was courted by True Love EA magazine for a one-on-one with Richard Branson. I took a slight detour into writing for Adam, Kenya's first ever male lifestyle magazine. Here, at the magazine level, maintaining my trio of Nation columns, I thrived.

    I must have done something right seeing how I was eventually tapped to run my own magazine. DRUM is regarded as the very first lifestyle magazine in the African continent. My DRUM was an East African off-shoot of the original. A receptacle for prolific, sometimes difficult personalities. I worked with, and led, a remarkably talented team.

    I interviewed Nobel Laureates, fashion luminaries, Kenyan politicians and other very formidable humans. There was a fashion magazine involved at some point.

    Then, I hit a ceiling. I had been typecast as a fashionista while in fact, I was a journalist who happened to cover the lifestyle, culture cum fashion beat. I felt stuck in this rut. I took a break to reinvent myself. Skirting the edges of journalism with a label that wouldn't quit. Somewhere inside my sabbatical, I got a surprising call. A job offer. To join a tech publication. Of course, I said yes. What is life without unexpected detours? Here we are. At another beginning.

    This is a giant leap without even a hint of a safety net in my career as Editor-in-Chief, CIO East Africa. Once again, I am interviewing, meeting and profiling brilliant minds. It appears to be my lot in life. I have made peace with it.

    I am a storyteller. And this is my story. What's yours?

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  • Rose Muturi (CDO at HF)

    Rose Muturi

    CDO at HF

    Rose is a seasoned Commercial and Business Transformation practitioner with 13 years working experience cutting across banking, credit scoring, product development & pricing, digital financial services and technology. She joins us from Tala, where she was an Executive Director, and Regional Manager (East Africa). Prior to this, she was the Country Manager for the Kenya business.

    She has previously worked with TransUnion Kenya where she was the Ag. Country Manager, an Executive member of the Board; and Director Products & Strategy. She also worked at Chase Bank as a Pricing and Retail Banking lead in the projects office. At Standard Chartered Bank, she held various roles, including Snr. Relationship Manager – Priority Banking; Business Planning Manager and Business Analyst.

    Rose is currently pursuing an Executive MBA from Strathmore University Business School. She holds a BSc. Statistics & Computer Science from JKUAT and a Diploma in Information Technology. She is the current chairperson of the Digital Lenders Association of Kenya (DLAK).

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  • Moses Kemibaro (CEO of DotSavvy)

    Moses Kemibaro

    CEO of DotSavvy

    I am a digital marketing professional based in Nairobi, Kenya. I have over 15 years of experience in digital marketing strategy, creative design, business apps, technology integration, digital marketing, social media and mobile (web, marketing & apps).

    I have worked at leading Pan-African Internet companies such as Africa Online, 3mice interactive media, Kenyaweb and Dotsavvy, a cutting edge digital business agency that I founded in 2002 and maintain an interest in to-date as the CEO.

    In 2010, I took on the challenge setting up Dealfish East Africa (Now OLX Kenya) in the capacity of Regional Manager for Naspers and succeeded with my amazing team in making it the leading online classifieds web site in Kenya and Uganda on both mobile and desktop.

    In early 2012, I joined InMobi in the capacity of Sales Director for Africa where I drove the Africa sales strategy and go-to-market plans including revenue targets, quarterly goals, and strategic objectives, as well as overall budget and resource allocation in Kenya, Ghana, Egypt and Nigeria.

    In early 2014, I joined the Perform Group as their Commercial Manager for East Africa. The Perform Group is one of the world’s leading sports media concerns that owns and operates premium digital sports media properties such as Goal.com and also delivers multichannel sports content to media businesses and other sectors.

    I am an award-winning TechBlogger via this blog where I rant and rave about all things digital in Kenya and Africa. I regularly speak at major technology and marketing events throughout Africa. I contribute to media often on a broad range of technology and digital marketing topics within an African context.

    If you need to reach me for any reason, whether its to ask questions, engage me for a conference or workshop, or require my relevant insights, please drop me an email on moses@moseskemibaro.com or reach me on twitter at @moseskemibaro and I promise to respond as soon as possible.

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Securing Tomorrow’s Remote Working Environments
Caine Wanjau

Remote working strategies have become paramount to keep businesses running. What solutions are helping enterprises to make these
strategies a reality, providing access to critical data wherever employees work. What new security challenges for IT departments are
enterprises facing? How are they effectively addressing them or equipped to address them going forward?

  • Caine Wanjau (Group CTO at Twiga Foods)

    Caine Wanjau

    Group CTO at Twiga Foods
PANEL DISCUSION: 2021 Security Predictions
Peter KahiigiAnatole Gahongayire
  • Peter Kahiigi (Cybersecurity Specialist, Global Cybersecurity Capacity Center (GCSCC) at University of Oxford)

    Peter Kahiigi

    Cybersecurity Specialist, Global Cybersecurity Capacity Center (GCSCC) at University of Oxford

    Peter Kahiigi is a Digital Transformation expert.
    With over 20 years’ experience in the delivery of complex, secure, successful IT projects and enterprise risk management, he is part of the panel of eminent experts at the Global Centre for Cyber Security, University of Oxford. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Commonwealth Cybercrime Initiative (CCI), the Information Security Forum (ISF), ISACA and the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium ((ISC)²)
    In light of his achievements, Peter was recognized as the top Chief Information Officer (CIO) in Africa for the year 2008 at the prestigious African Achievers Awards.

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  • Anatole Gahongayire (IT Security Manager at RISA)

    Anatole Gahongayire

    IT Security Manager at RISA

    >>From December 2016 today, she works as IT Security Division Manager at Rwanda Development Board (RDB) where she is implementing all National Cyber Security Activities and Strategies as follow;
     Administration of the Division
     Cyber Security Strategy and its implementation
     Coordination of cyber security activities and programs
     Security Governance, Risk and Compliance
     National PKI strategy and its implementation

    >>March 2013 to September 2016; PKI Unit Manager at RDB. Established and implemented Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) Project.
    >>April 2010 to February 2013; Senior Network Engineer at RDB.
    >>September 2008 to March 2010; Network Specialist at Rwanda Information Technology Authority (RITA).
    >>October 2004 to September 2008; Head of Technical Services Unit, at Kigali Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) in ICT Center.
    >>Bachelor of Science degree in Electromechanical Engineering from KIST in 2004, Master’s Degree in Communications Management at KIST in collaboration with Coventry University, United Kingdom (UK) in 2009. Added Skills from Special Cyber Security Expert Courses
    >>Apart from my daily work, she is one of the Techwomen Alumnus- Rwanda and Team leader: With the aim to Inspire, Connect and Innovate” in STEM” for school Girls

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CLOSING REMARKS
Laura Chite
  • 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.

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