Sitoyo is the Chief Financial Services Officer at Safaricom PLC as well as interim CEO M-PESA Africa responsible for managing and growing Safaricom mobile financial services. M-Pesa is one of the most celebrated mobile financial technology innovations in the world. Mpesa has become one of the most valuable and used mobile payment platforms during the COVID -19 Pandemic. Prior to joining Safaricom PLC, Sitoyo served as the M-Commerce Director at Vodacom Tanzania PLC, where he led the turnaround strategy for the adoption and execution of M-PESA which resulted in the accelerated growth of M-PESA in Tanzania.
Mugambi is an advocate of the high court of Kenya, a trained mediator and a legislative and policy analyst. For a long time, he has been in the fore front fighting for internet freedom and legal representation to internet content creators. He has represented and advised bloggers, journalists and institutions on protecting, promoting and expanding the right to freedom of expression, freedom of the press and access to information in Kenya. He trains lawyers and content creators on internet and the law matters within East Africa. He has invested in a blog www.laibuta.com that focuses on educating digital natives on internet and the law.
Oliver is currently the Group Digital Editor at Radio Africa In charge of online content development and publishing for the Star Newspaper, Mpasho Classic 105, Kiss 100 and Radio Jambo.Oliver has been instrumental in development of electronic journalism through radio Africa digital assets and his own digital channels where he engages the online community on a regular basis. He previously worked at Nation Media Group as a news journalist Contributing digital content for Daily Nation, Saturday Nation, Sunday Nation and Taifa Newspapers. He also worked at Daystar University corporate affairs office.
Lanre is the Group Director IT & Operations Equity Group. He is also the Managing Director, of Finserve Africa. In the last few years, Equity has initiated and implemented key financial technology innovations that have completely transformed customer banking experience. Lanre a senior technology and banking Operations leader has been in the forefront driving digital transformation and digitizing operations for efficiency and seamless customer experience at the bank. He previously worked at Access Bank Plc as Chief Information Officer, Diamond Bank Plc as Head of IT and UBA Group as Chief Information Officer.
Erastus is fast rising content creator in the entertainment industry. Popularly known as Flaqo Raz in different social media platforms, he has built a huge following by developing hilarious family comedy around the main character Mama Otis. His ability to play several characters on stage as the mother, father and children in his acts, has set him apart as gifted entertainer. Erastus is a committed content creator who engages his followers and delivers fresh content on a regularly consistent manner.He has grown his influence to attract big advertising brands interested in tapping his online influence and ability to attract the attention of key consumers.
Robert Mwirigi Kunga is a blogger and the Head of Operations at Bloggers Association of Kenya (BAKE) . He is a founding member of BAKE an association that brings bloggers together. Robert is a automobile enthusiast demonstrated by his passionate review of different cars through his digital channels. He is one of the most influential content creators in the motoring industry having worked with big brands as an online influencer. He is the co-host of East Africa's Premier automotive Show, Cars with Big Boy Trev (CBBT)Robert has trained and mentored many young bloggers, hosted different tech events including Pivot East Africa developer competition.
Alloys is the Founder and CEO at Sendy a shared on demand ecommerce logistics business that connects clients to drivers and vehicles for goods delivery. Alloys co-founded Sendy in 2015 and has been able to attract different stages of funding from strategic investors. This year, Sendy raised $20 Million that will see it expand to more countries across Africa. Alloys will lead Sendy expansion beyond East and west Africa.He was a Director and advisor at Ondemand mobile and Web solution focused on developing great User experience.
Peter Njonjo is the CEO and Co-founder at Twiga Foods an end-to-end food distribution company that connects farmers with the market through digital platform. Since 2014, Peter has lead Twiga Foods to raise more than $55 million in debt and equity. He recently announced plans to attract more funding that will see Twiga Foods expand to other countries across Africa. Peter is an accomplished business leader with over 20 years of experience across sub-Saharan Africa, with 18 of those being with The Coca-Cola Company. In 2016, he was the President; Coca Cola West Africa.
Diallo is In charge of developing the connection between the long-term Digital strategy and implementation across all channels for Anvil Shield Holdings that include; Ngao Credit, Upesi money Transfer, Switchlink Africa and Leadway insurance brokers, an insurance brokerage firm that aims to leverage tech to make the customer experience seamless.Diallo previously worked at Nation Media Group as Music Project Manager responsible for administering and organizing digital activities towards lIT 360. He was the Business Development & Strategy Lead at RDM
Fred is the founder, Belva Digital a performance digital marketing agency that focuses on web advertising, user interface and experience design, data analytics and content marketing. Fred Led Belva to become an award-winning KPMG Top 100 mid-size company in under 6 years. Fred has a solid background in marketing technology and digital transformation through experience acquired over a long period of time. He is continuously involved in different digital speaking engagements and commentaries that educate the market on emerging digital trends.
Charles is the Head, Digital integration & E-commerce at Co-operative Bank of Kenya responsible for management and enhancement of Ecommerce and Mobile Commerce, Open Banking APIs and Partnerships with fintech aggregators. He has vast experience in Fintech, ecommerce and organization digital transformation spanning across financial institutions, telecommunication and technology companies. Before joining Co-Operative Bank, he was the Product Manager, Finserve (Equitel), Equity Bank Limited.
Rex responsibilities at Telkom Kenya as the digital Communication Lead includes overseeing the development, rollout and management of the company’s digital strategy, digital Identity and E-commerce platforms. He is associated with a Successful communications launch of the Telkom-Google Loon connectivity via Internet balloons. This joint project with Loon (a subsidiary of Google) saw the first ever commercial launch of the purely data service in the World. The PR aspect since project inception was guided by expectations from the Presidency.
Ken is a fast growing digital transformation star currently working at Copia as the head of online sales and growth for the overall business a position he occupied after a short stint as the Copia M-Commerce manager. Before joining Copia, he worked at Cellulant as Group Digital Manager responsible for designing digital marketing strategies for new markets, content strategy and online user acquisition. He was later assigned a new role as the User Acquisition lead for Cellulant new product Tingg
Stephen is a passionate WYLDE International trainer for the Boost With Facebook Program that is designed to equip small and medium business owners with the skills required to fully utilize Facebook, WhatsApp Business and Instagram to grow their businesses. He has trained over 3,000 entrepreneurs in Kenya and Uganda in-person and virtually on basic, Intermediary and advanced levels.He is also the Managing Director, Leapfrog media digital agency that works with SMBs to enable them leverage on digital platforms.
Dan is a digital strategy planner at Ogilvy, Africa’s premier communications agency operating in 27 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. He is responsible for strategy development and implementation plans for different brands digital assets managed by the agency. Before joining Ogilvy, he worked at Redhouse Digital as the Lead Digital Planner where he provided brands with solid thinking, Insight led and results driven IMC solutions in Public Relations, Digital advertising and media planning across the East African region.