Public Sector Speakers

Joe Mucheru – CS, Ministry of ICT
Joe Mucheru – CS, Ministry of ICT

Mucheru was formerly the Google “Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) ambassador” as well as Country Manager Kenya, based in Nairobi. He joined Google in June 2007 where he leads the delivery of strategy, business planning and operations. Before joining Google, he worked at Wananchi Online, a company he co-founded in 1999. He held various roles at the company including CTO, Strategy & Business Director and CEO. He studied at London’s City University and also attended Stanford University’s Executive Program at Stanford University in 2008.

Sammy Itemere – PS Broadcasting & Telecommunications
Sammy Itemere – PS Broadcasting & Telecommunications

Prior to his appointment, Mr. Itemere served as the Managing Director on the board of Equatorial Commercial Bank. He is a seasoned banker with a career spanning over 20 years both locally and regionally. He has wealth of diverse experience in retail and enterprise banking segments and has worked for Barclays Bank, KCB Kenya and South Sudan, Credit Bank and lastly Imperial Bank. Mr. Itemere holds a BA in Economics and an MBA (Marketing) both from University of Pune.

Victor Kyalo – PS ICT & Innovation
Victor Kyalo – PS ICT & Innovation

Kyalo is a Communications engineer with a wide experience in systems design, integration and project management. He has been involved in the information systems networking/telecommunications for the last 25 years both in deployment of solutions and in training at the university level. Kyalo was the CEO of ICT Authority in Kenya. Prior to this he was the Deputy CEO/Program Manager at the Kenya ICT Board (later renamed ICT Authority) with a focus on the implementation of core communication infrastructure and e-services in different sectors of the economy.

Robert Mugo, Ag CEO, ICT Authority
Robert Mugo, Ag CEO, ICT Authority

Mr. Mugo is the Acting CEO ICT Authority. He initially served as the Director Shared Services at the Authority. He has 18 years’ experience in which his roles have included Chief Technical Officer at Wananchi Group, Chief Information Officer at Safaricom, CEO at Flashcom, Technical Director at UUNET and Head of Technical Operations at Africa Online. He has also held senior positions in industry bodies including the Telecommunications Service Providers of Kenya, the Telecommunications Network Operators Association and Africa CDMA Forum.
He holds a B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering and an MBA in Strategic Management both from the University of Nairobi and is an alumnus of the Pan African Advanced Management Program jointly run by IESE Business School, Strathmore Business School and Lagos Business School.

H E. Governor Kenneth Makelo Lusaka, EBS
H E. Governor Kenneth Makelo Lusaka, EBS

H E. Governor Kenneth Makelo Lusaka, EBS Governor – Bungoma County

Eng. John Tanui,CEO, Konza Technopolis Development Authority(KOTDA)
Eng. John Tanui,CEO, Konza Technopolis Development Authority(KOTDA)

Eng. Tanui is the chief executive officer of KoTDA, which has been mandated by the Government of Kenya to implement the Konza Techno City project.
Before joining KoTDA, Eng. Tanui was the Deputy Country CEO and Vice President of Huawei Technologies in charge of delivery and service divisions. He worked with Huawei in different capacities for over 15 years.
With over 17 years in the ICT industry and international business management, Eng. Tanui has worked in several African countries and also in China acquiring immense knowledge and experience in Business and project management. He is passionate about how technology can be utilized to solve challenges facing economies.
He holds a Bachelor’s Degree of Technology in Electrical and Communication Engineering from Moi University and MBA in International Business from the University of Nairobi where he is currently pursuing PhD in global business management. He is a member of the Institution of Engineers of Kenya (MIEK), a registered engineer and a member of the Academy of International Business.

Mr. Dennis Mutuku - CEO, Huduma Kenya
Mr. Dennis Mutuku - CEO, Huduma Kenya

Mr. Dennis Mutuku - CEO, Huduma Kenya

Jerome Ochieng, Director, IFMIS
Jerome Ochieng, Director, IFMIS

Jerome Ochieng, Director, IFMIS

Eunice Kariuki-Director Partnerships, Innovation and Capacity Development
Eunice Kariuki-Director Partnerships, Innovation and Capacity Development

Ms. Kariuki was appointed Director of Partnerships, Innovation and Capacity in January 2015 at ICT Authority. The appointment followed the merger of former ICT Board, e-Government and Government Technology Systems (GITS). Until then she was the Marketing Director at Kenya ICT Board for seven years where she doubled up as Deputy CEO. Before getting into public services, Ms. Kariuki spent two years at Microsoft as a Public Sector Account Manager in charge of Education in Eastern and Southern Africa. In 1999 she founded and managed Records & Archives Management Systems (RAMS) Ltd for seven years. She also worked for Eastman Kodak for 2 years, and 1 year at Avro International Aerospace in UK.
Eunice holds an MBA in Strategic Management from Maastricht School of Management affiliated to Eastern Southern African Management Institute (ESAMI), a BSc. (Hons) Degree in Business Studies from UK, a Higher National Diploma in Business Information Technology (BITech), and Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) Diploma.

John Walubengo,Founding Dean, Faculty of Computing, Multimedia University, Telkom Kenya Ltd
John Walubengo,Founding Dean, Faculty of Computing, Multimedia University, Telkom Kenya Ltd

Mr. Walubengo holds an MSc in Strategic Business IT (University of Portsmouth) and a BSc in Mathematics & Computing (KU). He has several industry certifications including the CCNA (Certified Cisco Network Associate) and the CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor) certification. His area of specialisation is in ICT Governance, Policy, Strategy & Implementation.
He has over 20 years experience in the ICT Training and Consulting. His work experience included working for the Strathmore University as the IT Course Director and then as the Dean, Faculty of Computing at the Multimedia University. He is currently completing his PhD at the University of Nairobi and continues to provide Consultancy services to Government and other organisations. He writes a weekly column on topical ICT issues in one of the largest dailies in East and Central Africa.

Felix Ongaga-Director Corporate Services
Felix Ongaga-Director Corporate Services

Felix Ongaga is the Director Corporate Services.
He has 16 years of experience, 4 years in the public sector and 12 years in the private sector.
He holds an MBA in Strategic Management and an Undergraduate Degree in Accounting from University of Nairobi.
He is a fellow of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

Kipronoh Ronoh Paul-Director Programmes and Standards
Kipronoh Ronoh Paul-Director Programmes and Standards

Kipronoh Ronoh is the Director Programmes and Standards at the ICT Authority.
He has held key senior positions in the past, among them: Head of ICT and Quality Management System at Kenya Urban Roads Authority and Head of ICT at Kenya Civil Aviation Authority.
He holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science from the University of Nairobi. He is currently pursuing his PhD at JKUAT. He also holds professional qualifications in Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) and Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA).

Mary N. Kerema, Senior Manager(System & Applications) - ICT Authority
Mary Kerema, Senior Manager, Systems and Applications - ICT Authority

Mary Kerema was appointed Senior Manager Standards and Processes in February 2015 at ICT Authority and later Senior Manager, Systems and Applications. Prior to joining the Authority, Mary has worked for 18 years in the mainstream Government as an ICT Specialist heading the ICT units and managing national ICT projects. She is an ICT leader who has consistently demonstrates the ability to implement ICT systems for efficient and effective service delivery.
Her achievements include but not limited to: Development of ICT Strategic Plans and ICT Policies and Procedures for the National Government; Coordination and management of ICT teams,; Development of Vision2030 E-learning course; Overseeing the development, deployment and maintenance of the government enterprise systems.
Mary holds a Masters in Information Systems and a BSc. (Hons) Degree in information systems from University of Nairobi. She also holds a Graduate Diploma in Management of Information systems from IMIS , She has been recognized by GESCI as among the African leaders in ICT and was awarded a graduate diploma.; She is a PRINCE2 registered Practitioners .She is a Member of the professional association for IS professionals (MIMIS).

Ronald Osumba, Chairman, Youth Enterprise Development Fund
Ronald Osumba, Chairman, Youth Enterprise Development Fund

Ronald Osumba, an Archbishop Tutu Fellow and an Aspen Institute graduate, is the Head of Public Sector at Oracle Corporation Kenya. He was also recently appointed Chairman, Youth Enterprise Development Fund, a state corporation, by the President of the Republic of Kenya. He has experience spanning 12 years in the private sector working with various Blue Chip Companies. He has led highly successful teams in the areas of public policy, business development, thought-leadership, brand, relationship and financial management.
Ronald served as Managing Partner and currently Chairman of Board at Emerald Africa Consulting, a public policy firm, and has had an exemplary career as Senior Manager for Government Relations at Safaricom Limited, a job that allowed him to shape policy decisions both at the national and county government levels. He has worked with many Youth organizations, notably Kenya Model United Nations, Youth Agenda, and National Youth Convention among others.
Ronald founded Onward Kenya, a Social Action platform rallying the Youth to organize for social Change. He chairs the Board of Youth Entrepreneurship and Sustainability (YES) Kenya and serves on Managing Committee Starehe Boys’ Centre where he also chaired the Alumni association. Here he leads a host of industry captains, senior government officials and community leaders.
He is also a board member of the Uzima University Foundation Board and steers its Executive & Publicity Committee and its Legal & Liaison Committee.