Muthuri is an experienced growth hacker who has led vibrant technology initiatives in the region. He is the Country Manager at Tripesa a technology enabled platform that automates and links the tourism value chain in Africa through a payments first business process management solution. He is also a senior Account Director at Turnup.Travel where he was instrumental in the launch, positioning a storytelling of the business. Muthuri was instrumental in the establishment and growth of Metta having initiated a monthly speaker innovation series dubbed #WhatsNext and supported its expansion to South Africa, New York, London, and Hong Kong.
David is an innovative leader who has strategically positioned Capital Digital Media as a creative digital agency within the organization to cater for both internal projects and external client campaigns. He was instrumental in building and publishing the first news websites for the radio station incorporating breaking news service and curated social media policy for employees. David was part of the team that developed #AskKirubi, the late Capital FM Chairman online mentorship initiative on entrepreneurship, education and life skills that reached and influenced millions of youth.
George has broadened corporate communications experience in the technology industry in Anglophone and Francophone Africa. He has expansive experience in the telecommunications industry where he has led transformative technology initiatives that have impacted the region positively. He is currently the Director of Corporate Communications at Telkom Kenya an integrated telecommunications solutions provider with a wide range of voice and broadband data services for residential and business customers.
Wilfred is the Founding Director at Africa Digital Media Institute a pan African institution that combine high-spec technical training in creative media and technology with intensive digital and soft-skills coaching. He is also the Founder and CEO of vumicentral.com a multimedia distribution platform that helps content creators monetise their talent.A few years ago, Wilfred launched App Factory that partnered with other technology companies like Microsoft to equip students with skills in programming, cloud computing and data analytics, enhancing their ability to design web and mobile-based solutions for a global market.Wilfred is a champion of job shadowing and mentorship programs that help software developers and young techies interact with established practitioners to get first hand immersive workplace experience.
Bryan is tasked with the responsibility of leading digital activities at Copia Global a B2C e-commerce platform designed to serve the rapidly growing middle and low-income African consumer market. He previously worked at Copia as the Vice President of Digital Financial Services. He is passionate about the fintech space having worked at Cellulant as the Group Head of new business and Chief Executive Office, Kenya. In 2013, Bryan was the country Manager of travelstart one of East Africa's largest Online Travel Agency.
Tobias is in the forefront of driving digital transformation in institutions of higher learning. He has been a creative and innovative digital lead in JKUAT where he helped start and establish strategic digital initiatives. He spearheaded the establishment of JKUAT social media community that help students become content creators and monetize their influence while working as the Head of Social Media at JKUAT. He generated gigs for student creators to drive JKUAT online communications and brand building efforts that positioned the University as one of the most visible and responsive learning institutions.
George is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of East African Data Handlers a technology-driven services and software business that help recover, search and produce data efficiently and cost-effectively.Prior to East African Data Handlers (K) Ltd, George held several positions where he served in several management capacities and received several achievement awards in his tenure locally and internationally including Microsoft and IBM Partner Company, AITEC Africa, as Group executive Director of IT where he had accountability for operations of all IT infrastructure and strategic direction for the business.
Ben is a digital transformation leader with immense experience in Ecommerce, tech start-up ecosystem development and technology innovations. He previously worked at Safaricom PLC as Senior Manager Vendor Operations focusing on Masoko, the Safaricom PLC Ecommerce platform. He was incharge of vendor acquisition and onboarding, digital marketing innovations and vendor profitability optimization. He also worked at Safaricom as Investment Manager at the Safaricom Spark Fund an initiative that identifies innovative start ups and invests in their growth.
Eric has built a vibrant online community under the brand name “Amerix” that has grown over the years to attract the attention of local and international media, men and women interested in reproductive health and general wellness. His online conversations are thematically targeted to specific audience that participate through different hashtags like #MasculinitySaturday #BetterTogether #ManDay #Foodfriday #AutophagyMarathon. Masculinity Saturday has become popular with men of different ages from all parts of the world who wake up early Saturday morning to follow online conversations around Masculinity.
Ken is an experienced technology expert currently leading the digital transformation of Diageo Eastern and Southern Africa. He oversees information technology services and digital initiatives delivery in the markets. He previously worked at British American Tobacco (East and Central Africa Area) Limited as the Head of IT Services accountable for provision of information technology infrastructure and support to international standards. He Led the adoption of global standards, vendors and processes in line with migration to the agreed global architecture and IT Strategy.
James is the Chief Executive Officer at Huduma Kenya Secretariat with overall responsibility in the implementation of the vision of the Huduma Kenya Service Delivery Programme and management of resources. He has streamlined Huduma Centre operations and developed high performance stands that have seen it become a valuable driver of businesses and individual processes. The centre has won several awards and recognitions. James previously worked at the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission as the Director of Information Communication’s and Technology
Ken is a sensational online comedian who has attract international audience through his witty and entertaining comedy skits. He started acting at a young age and nurtured his talent throughout University where his online content attracted huge following. He has built vibrant digital assets with fanbase across the world. He previously worked as a peer teacher before joining University where his family and friends helped him growth his youtube channel, Tales of Crazy kennar. He transformed it into crazy Kennar Company a content start up business supporting several young people. He also runs several businesses including a restaurant in Kenya.
Timothy is a sseasoned IT Expert with over 9 years of broad technical knowledge in managing systems, networks, servers and ensuring high availability and up-time of business-critical systems. He currently takes care of ROAM IT security and services across the region. He previously worked at BrighterMonday Kenya as Head of Information Technology Operations responsible for the development of BrighterMonday’s ICT policies and installing/uninstalling user workstations, overseeing user training for new product and the redesign and configuration of operating systems and system applications.
Wachira is a skilled corporate communications practitioner with extensive experience in legacy and digital media. He is currently working at Safaricom as the Corporate Communications Head responsible for creating synergy among the three departments of Safaricom corporate affairs division namely, legal, regulatory and corporate affairs, and lending advisory support to the Chief Corporate Affairs Officer. He played an instrumental role in setting up the Safaricom Newsroom, a platform through which the company tells its stories and shapes narratives on key issues affecting its business.
Wilfred is a technology start-up enthusiast & Co-Founder of Villgro a healthcare business incubator and investor that offer emerging companies a personalised incubation experience to help effectively scale ideas and navigate the African start-up ecosystem. He has supported over 30 healthcare innovators in East Africa that have gone on to increase access to affordable, superior quality healthcare in E. Africa touching over 2 million lives. He has also worked as scaling initiative fellow at Villgro’s Innovations Foundation that offer tiered support programmes.