SPEAKERS

With PhD Degree in Computer Science Dr Ahmed has authored 20+ articles in International reputable journals and conferences. Currently, he is interested in digital economy, innovation, and future technologies such as AI, blockchain, cyber security, deep learning, etc.

Dr Ahmedin Mohammed

State Minister,

Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Ministry of Innovation and Technology

Ethiopia

With 30 years of experience in the ICT industry and Richard currently heads the Research, Policy and Innovation docket of the Ministry of ICT, Innovation and Youth affairs.

RICHARD M KIARIE

Principal ICT Officer/Head, Policy and Research Unit,

Ministry of ICT, Innovation and Youth Affairs

Republic of Kenya

Collin is over 20 years in IT industry in East Africa. He is currently running over 185 shared government applications and growing e-services in National Cloud Data Center, Uganda.

Collin Mugasha Babirukamu

Director E-government Services,

National Information Technology Authority

Uganda

Mr. Kone is a professional of ICT industry with over 25 years experience in the telecommunications, satellite and intelligent transport system.

Didier Nkurikiyimfura

Chief Technology & Innovation Officer,

Smart Africa

Africa

Themba is a data science professional with experience in cyber/Computer Forensics and Counter-terrorism. He is a certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), and leading the way for technology in Rural development and Land reform.

THEMBA MNGUNI

Deputy Director, IT Audit,

Department of Rural development and Land Reform

South Africa

Chinenye Chizea

Chief Information Security Officer ,

National Identity Management Commission

Nigeria

Besides over 18 years' worth of experience in Cyber and Information Security field Sithembile is augmented by various cyber security leadership roles and significant contribution in various sectors, including Financial, Telecom, Consulting/Audit firm, State-owned entity, and Public sectors.

Sithembile Songo

Head Information Security and Risk Management,

Public Investment Corporation

South Africa

She has harvested a blended spread between multidisciplinary, multi sector and multi technologies. Her passion to unlock and be the consciousness for Africa's in fields of Artificial Intelligence and emerging technologies is evident.

Lavina Ramkissoon

Director General,

Global Council for The Promotion of International Trade

An award-winning entrepreneur, Sylvia is Country Co-Founder/Chapter Lead (Kenya) for Women in Tech Africa (WiTA). WiTA won the United Nations EQUALS in Tech Award, Leadership Category in 2018. She is a 2014 TechWomen Fellow, an Initiative of the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Sylvia Mukasa

Founder/CEO,

GlobalX Investments Ltd/GlobalX Innovation Labs

Kenya

Rohit is the CIO for Bank of Kigali. The bank is the largest commercial bank in Rwanda and is listed as one of the top 100 banks in the African continent. The bank is focused on adopting and delivering innovation for digital banking to empower the community.

ROHIT DHAWAN

Chief Information Officer,

Bank of Kigali

Rwanda

Hartnell is an experienced Data, AI & Digital professional in the East Africa Region. His specialty is in the Banking and Financial Services. He was previously the Head of Data & Analytics for Co-operative Bank of Kenya where he set up the bank’s Data office and delivered a comprehensive Data Strategy for the enterprise.

HARTNELL NDUNGI

Chief Data Officer,

Absa Group

Kenya

Stanley has experience in governance and management and further excels in IT management, business process, internal controls, strategic planning and projects management.

Stanley Mwangi Chege

Group Chief Information Officer,

Jubilee Insurance

Kenya

Over the years, he held leadership positions within several technology service organizations, ranging from System Integrator to major Internet Service Provider firms.

Oriyomi Fowler

Group Head of Information Security & Network Operations,

Dangote Group

Nigeria

Mahmoud has served as Member National Taskforce on Distributed Ledger, Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence. He is also an active member of National Covid19 ICT Advisory Committee.

Mahmoud Noor

Founder and Chairman,

Member of Kenyan Blockchain and AI Taskforce, Founder of Swahilipot Hub

Kenya

Alice specializes in Technology and the law with a keen interest in Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Crypto currencies, Fintechs, Cyberlaw and Data Protection. She represents several Fintechs and Blockchain Technology based businesses which are reshaping the mode of doing business in Africa.

Alice Namuli Blazevic

Partner - Head Innovation and Technology,

Kantede Advoctes, Kampala

Uganda

Winnie is a Strategic Thinker, Innovative Leader, Technology Lover and a Cyber Security Enthusiast with interest in problem Solving through Automation.

WINNIE SERGON

Head of ICT & Innovation,

Boresha SACCO Society Ltd

Kenya

Steve Uma is a seasoned IT professional with over 15 years experience spanning across Banking, Telecommunication, Public and Insurance sectors respectively.

Steve Uma

CIO & Head, Information Services and Technology,

NSIA Insurance

Nigeria

Vukosi Sambo

Head of Data Solutions,

Medscheme

South Africa

With just under 20 years of experience in the Information & Communications Technology sector in Africa, Tefo have occupied various ICT positions in various organizations spanning software engineering, infrastructure management, project management, and more.

Tefo Mohapi

CEO,

iAfrikan Media

Republic of South Africa

Taz Chikwakwata

Section Head - ICT,

Mimosa Mining Company

Zimbabwe

With 24+ years of experience in emerging technologies, Ravi helps organisations drive their applications & infrastructure modernisation journey through cloud adoption and transformation framework.

Ravi Tank

Senior Vice President,

Cloud4C Services

India

A technologist, entrepreneur and tinker at heart, Peter comfortably inhabits both the technology and business worlds. As a senior leader in the backup and cyber production industry, his success rests on his ability to grow and ecosystem based on meaningful, long term relationships.

Peter French

General Manager,

Acronis

Middle East & Africa

Muyowa Mutemwa is a Cyber Security Researcher for the Cyber Defence team at the Council for Industrial and Scientific Research (CSIR). He has research interests in Platform, Application and Network Security.

MUYOWA MUTEMWA

Senior Cybersecurity Consultant,

Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)

City of Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa