SPEAKERS

Dr. Ahmedin is State Minister at the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Ministry of Innovation and Technology since June 2019. Dr. Ahmedin has PhD Degree in Computer Science. 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

He is a career civil servant having over 30 years of experience in the ICT industry and 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

Peter has 12+ years in the ICT industry with a proven track record in delivering on systems automation, project management, cyber-security, and digital transformation.

Peter Hunguru

Head of Information Communication and Technology,

Zimbabwe National Road Administration (ZINARA)

Zimbabwe

He has over 10 years of experience in planning, coordinating, implementing and assuring national ICT and Information Security programs and helps users understand the threat landscape, their roles and responsibility in the security ecosystem and why it is important for them to be cautious and trust less.

Arnold R Mangeni

Director Information Security,

National Information Technology Authority

Uganda

Mariana is the Director of Email Security Products at Darktrace, with a primary focus on the capabilities of AI cyber defenses against email-borne attacks.

Mariana Pereira

Director of Email Security Products,

Darktrace

He is strategically acute and target driven with a wealth of International experience of 21 years within the Information Technology ,Telecom, Retail industry having worked for Forbes 500 brands.

NARESH KUMAR

Director – Regional Sales Development,

EMT Distribution META

UAE

He is working at Progress Software on digital experience platform (Sitefinity), data connectivity (DCI), network monitoring (WUG) and secure data transfer(MoveIT) solutions for new businesses. He is also responsible for channel partners and direct end users.

YUSEIN SHEN

Partner Account Manager,

Progress

UAE

Bassam has worked for many leading institutions in the Middle East, as a Technical Engineer and a Project Manager of large scale ICT and Cyber Security projects.

Bassam Touma

Business Development Manager,

SHELT

Africa

Vijender has more than 17 years of experience in product development and technical product marketing in enterprise mobility and virtualization domain.

Vijender Yadav

CEO & Chief Product Manager,

ACCOPS

An enthusiastic and passionate presenter, having presented ManageEngine solutions at over 200+ destinations. He has over 20 years of experience in IT and most of his time has been dedicated to promoting ManageEngine software.

Karthik A

Chief Evangelist,

ManageEngine

India

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

His expertise spans across strategy (Disruptive, planning & sustainability), business development, sales, performance management, project execution and research.

Collins Osagie Omokaro

Special Assistant to the Honourable Minister for Industry, Trade and Investment,

FCT, Abuja

Nigeria

Muyowa Mutemwa

Senior Cybersecurity Consultant,

Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)

City of Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

He is an experienced information security strategist with over 13 years of a proven track record for successfully completing complex enterprise-wide, state-of-the-art Information Security and digital transformation projects, managing multi-disciplined, multinational, cross-functional teams.

Ashish Khanna

Information Security Specialist & Strategic Advisor to the CISO,

Dubai Health Authority

UAE

She specializes in Technology and the law with a keen interest in Artificial Intelligence , Blockchain, Crypto currencies, Fintechs , Cyberlaw and Data Protection.

Alice Namuli Blazevic

Partner - Head Innovation and Technology,

Kantede Advocates

Uganda

With an extensive technology risk management background spanning 15+ years, Daniel has been instrumental to the success of several organization’s cyber risk transformation programs.

DANIEL ADARAMOLA

Chief Information Security Officer (CISO),

Unity Bank PLC

Nigeria

Faheem is an international speaker and has a strong management background in the Inclusive Finance and Banking domain with insightful understanding of financial sector in various markets in Central Asia, Asia Pacific, and Africa.

Faheem Ali

Expert Financial Inclusion, FinTech and Digital Transformations - Chief Risk Officer,

Musoni

Kenya

His experience spans over 15 years covering all facets of short-term insurance across India, UK, Papua New Guinea, Mozambique, Swaziland, Rwanda and now in Kenya.

Sandip Bhaduri

CEO & Principal Officer,

GA Insurance Ltd

Kenya

Humphrey Odhiambo

Head of Partnerships & Content,

CIO East Africa

Kenya

He possesses over 10 years of work experience in IT Security, being mainly the Chief Information Security Officer, working for different institutions.

Hisham Mohamed Aly

Egypt Chief Information Security Officer,

Risk Division, Emirates NBD

Egypt

He has a wealth of experiences, spanning over a decade, in the field of Cyber security, Information Security Management, Digital Forensics, IT Risk Management, penetration testing, and Sarbanes–Oxley Assurance reviews.

Fene Oskawe

Director, Group IT-GRC & Strategy,

IHS Towers

Nigeria

She is a Cybersecurity Awareness Evangelist, Cybersecurity Professional, Youtuber, Ethical Hacker, Information Technology Expert, Author and Entrepreneur with over a decade’s worth of experience in technology.

Confidence Staveley

Founder and Executive/Director, CyberSafe Foundation,

Top 50 Women in Cyber Security Africa 2020

Nigeria

Tefi has 20 years of experience in the Information & Communications Technology sector in Africa, and has 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

He 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

She 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 and Innovation,

Boresha Sacco Society

Kenya

He is an astute IT & Cyber Security Expert with Over 13 years’ experience in Cyber Security Governance, IT Governance, IT Project Implementation, IT Management, Cyber Security Strategy & Digital Initiatives.

Philip Aiwekhoe

Chief Information Security Officer,

NPF MICROFINANCE BANK PLC

Nigeria