East Africa IOT and AI Summit 2020

East Africa IOT and AI Summit 2020
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About the Summit
Businesses across the world are rapidly leveraging the Internet-of-Things (IoT) to create new networks of products and services, that are opening up new business opportunities and creating new business models. The resulting transformation is ushering in a new era of how companies run their operations and engage with customers. However, tapping into the IoT is only part of the story. For companies to realize the full potential of IoT enabling, they need to combine IoT with rapidly-advancing Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies, which enable ‘smart machines’ to simulate intelligent behavior and make well- informed decisions with little or no human intervention. Over the coming years, ongoing advances in AI will have profound impact on business operations and strategies in virtually every industry. Already, integrating AI into IoT networks is becoming a prerequisite for success in today’s IoT-based digital ecosystems. So, businesses must move rapidly to identify how they’ll drive value from combining AI and IoT—or face playing catch-up in years to come. It is from this background that CIO East Africa is hosting the IoT and AI Summit in Nairobi on 20th and 21st of August 2020 in Nairobi.

Indulge in a two-day event that will provide a great opportunity to learn New Innovative Ideas and Information.

New Technologies

Learn about New Technologies impacting IoT & AI and how they can be used to drive Digital Transformation.


Engage in Intensive Discussion Sessions in order to explore the various aspects affecting IoT & AI.


Engage and interact with other attendees, exchange information and develop professional or social contacts.

“Harnessing the Power of IoT & AI to Drive Digital Transformation!

Summit Previous Speakers
Here are some of the Speakers that we have worked with on the previous summit.
Andrew Denu
Product Manager - Sunculture
Alois Mbutura
Analyst - EED Advisory Limited
Monicah Wambugu
Product Manager - Ajua
Monicah Wambugu is a Product Manager at Ajua, helping drive the vision of an integrated customer experience in Africa and beyond. Monicah has previously worked as product manager at mobile virtual network operator, Finserve, where she drove the growth and strategy of the Equitel My Life product. Monicah is a graduate of UC Berkeley’s School of Information where she spent two years exploring interesting ways data can be used to design intelligent products and applications. Monicah has experience exploring ways in which data science and machine learning can be used to perform alternative credit scoring in emerging markets.
Mūniū Karanja
Change Consultant
Agnes Makena
Consultant - Intellcap
I am a law school graduate turned consultant with over 2 years of experience working with Intellecap's Business Consulting and Research team.
Innocent Wafula
Technology Strategist - Microsoft
Alfred Ongere
Founder - AI Kenya
Philip Thigo
Director for Africa - Thunderbird School of Global Management
He is the Director for Africa for the Thunderbird School of Global Management and a technical advisor on Data & Innovation at the Executive Office of the Deputy President, a member of the World Economic Forum Global Councils on Food Systems Innovation and recognised as one of the World's 100 most influential persons in digital government in 2018. Mr. Thigo has held executive positions in Infonet Africa and Foundation El Taller with experience spanning across Africa, Euro-med and Latin America. He has co-created unique technology driven initiatives such as Apps4Africa with the US State Department, Uchaguzi to monitor Elections , Budget Tracking Tool for citizen engagement, Sauti Yetu (Huduma) on public service delivery and the State House Summit for engagement of high level Government Officials with the public.
Alvaro Gutierrez
Director Operations - Pango Africa Ltd.
Wilfred Waithaka
Regional CTO - Liquid Telecom
Wilfred joined Liquid Telecom Kenya in 2016 with over 15 years’ senior management experience in IP, triple play HFC, and GPON network management; direct to home (DTH) satellite TV; broadcast systems; data centres; satellite communications; and wireless technologies
George Mbuvi
Technical Director - Synthesys Systems Limited
George Mbuvi is the Technical Director for Synthesys Systems Limited. A leading Systems Integrator providing design and build of Security, Safety and Communication Systems across different market sectors in East Africa.
Kyle Hunking
Regional Sales Manager for East and West Africa - AVIGILON
Kyle Hunking will be the Main Speaker for Synthesys Systems Limited
Deon du Preez
GTM Lead IoT - Dimension Data Middle East and Africa
Deon is currently busy with the creation of a business changing solution in the mining industry. He is also driving an enablement for Dimension Data to drive efficiency and automation for our customers through the establishment of a Robotic process automation platform.
Peter Njonjo
CEO - Twiga Foods Limited
An accomplished business leader with over 20 years of experience across sub-Saharan Africa, with 18 of those being with The Coca-Cola Company. Experience in Mergers and Acquisitions, Route to Market Development, Talent Development and Building High Performing Organizations.
Damien Otieno
Project Manager - Ol Pejeta Conservancy
A technology enthusiast, Damian is the Project Manager for the Conservation Tech Lab, an initiative currently housed at Ol Pejeta Conservancy. Under his leadership, Damian has been instrumental in the development of the field-based lab, which accelerates the development, deployment and iterative improvement of technology-enabled solutions to site-based protection challenges of key threatened species (in particular rhinos), the landscape and the ecosystem they inhabit.
Michael Onyango
Member - AI Task Force
Advisor Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of ICT, Design and Supporting UN-SDG Innovation Lab in KenyaMember of DL(Blockchain) & Artificial Intelligence, Taskforce - Ministry of ICT, Government of Kenya Public affairs, policy and ICT, worked accross Africa.
Eric Munyiri
CIO - Kengen
Mr. Eric Munyiri, The Chief ICT Officer in charge of Relationship Management in KenGen, holds a degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology
Jared Oyier
CIO - Metropol TV
A catalyst & technologist, I am a credible, enterprise-wide change agent, investigating innovations that lead to new products and services; delivering IT capabilities in radically new ways; significantly improving operations in IT and the business
Ben Chiira
CEO - Global Disability Innovation Hub
Chairperson ASSEK (Association of Startup and SME Enablers of Kenya) and newly appointed Director for the Innovate Now AT2030 Innovation Ecosystem in Kenya.
Ben Mann
COO - IBM, East Africa
Ben Mann is the Chief Operating Officer for East Africa. He is responsible for the day-to-day execution of business operations of IBM across East Africa based in Kenya and for setting business strategy including business partners. Ben has over 19 years of experience in developing, managing and bringing ICT offerings to market. His areas of expertise include Blockchain, AI, Internet of Things, Cloud, Integration and Design Thinking.
CS. Joseph Mucheru
Cabinet Secretary - Ministry of ICT, Kenya
Joseph Wakaba Mucheru EGH is the current Kenyan Cabinet Secretary in the Ministry of Information and Communications. He is a former Google Sub-Sahara Africa Lead based in the Google Nairobi office.
Ben Roberts
CTO - Liquid Telecom
Adam Lane
Snr. Director Public Affairs - Huawei
Lorraine Maina
Anita Chege
Head of Digital Transformation - HF Group
She is the head of Digital Transformation for HF Group and part of the Fintech Advisory Board
Laura Chite
CEO - CIO East Africa
Laura is the CEO at CIO East Africa and has over 20 years industry experience having worked at Microsoft for 16 years before joining CIO East Africa.
Martin Mirero
CIO - Huduma Kenya
Experienced professional in the ICT industry, with a unique fusion of both technology sales and technology management expertise.
Robert Yawe
Managing Director - Synaptech Solutions Limited
Providing IT staff with peace of mind by offering real time visibility on their data centre infrastructure through implementing intelligent monitoring for proactive management
Dr. Bright Gameli Mawudor
Head of Cyber Security Services - Internet Solutions
I am a self driven Information security enthusiast that will go all length to keep updated with the latest methodologies and help the entire community to be Information Security aware.
Mariam Abdullahi
Africa Industry Lead
For the past 20 years, I have committed myself to developing a broad strategic, commercial & operational skill set and applying them across a range of blue chip organisations in Africa, the Middle East, Europe and the US. As a natural leader with a passion for relationship management, my ability to work in and lead cross-functional teams has helped build my confidence and capabilities as an executive-level business leader.
Michael Michie
Head of IT - TripleOK Law LLP
Michael Michie currently in M Oriental Bank limited as the Chief Information Security Officer started his career in the IT industry in early 2014.
Nyimbi Odero
ICT & Innovation Advisor
Nyimbi Odero is the Advisor on Innovation and Digitisation at the Ministry of Information, Communications and Technology in Kenya.
Aprielle Moraa
Cyber Security & Risk Professional
Peter Mungai
Director IT Transformation - Kenya Airways
20+ years experience in the I.T. sector, both in Kenya and the United States. 11 of those years in Senior management, in the demanding environments of Aviation and the manufacturing sectors.
Tim Oriedo
Big Data Scientist - Predictive Analytics Lab
Timothy is a Media, Technology and Telecommunication Crusader, Enthusiast and Practitioner with a bias for commercial and leadership facets. His key strengths are innovation, optimisation of organization resources and driving performance in turn around projects.
Kenneth Ogwang
Kenneth is the CIO at East Africa Breweries Limited
Francis Kamuyu
Head Of I.T. - Multichoice Kenya
Strategic IT Manager great at Process Improvement, Innovation Management, Knowledge Management and designing the simplest solutions to solve the problem with maximum return on investment.
Ali Hussein
Co-founder & CEO - FinteXX
C-Level Executive with extensive experience in Strategy, Marketing, New Media, Business Development, Start ups and turn around situations. Board level experience in both For-Profit and Not-For-Profit Organisations.
Catherine Muraga
Director IT & Operations - Sidian Bank
Experienced IT professional with a demonstrated history of working in Manufacturing, Airline and Banking industry. As Director IT & Operation Sidian Bank, mainly responsible for the formulation and execution of IT Operational plans and in alignment to the Bank’s overall strategy.
Harry Hare
Publisher & Chairman - CIO East Africa
Harry Hare is the Chairman and Publisher of CIO East Africa, an authoritative IT networking platform for CIOs and Senior IT and Business Executives.
Previous Agenda at a Glance
Here is a look at some of the Key Topics that were discussed on the Agenda.

- Delegates Arrival, Registration, Morning Refreshments & Speed Networking.

- Brief Welcome to the East Africa IoT & AI Summit by CIO East Africa CEO, Laura Chite

How better can we ensure that our data is secured in the era of Artificial Intelligence?

- Brief break for refreshments and networking

- MODERATOR: Dr. Bright Mawudor, Head of Cyber
Security, Internet Solutions

- Demystifying IoT – Case Studies in Kenya

Head of IoT Strategy, East Africa
Liquid Telecom Kenya

- Agronomy support through IoT and AI
Speaker: Andrew Denu, Product Manager,

- Using IoT and AI for fact-based decision
making in Agro-Processing Plants
SPEAKER: Yan Kwizera, CEO and Founder,HuzaX

- Is my Factory Smarter than yours?
SPEAKER: Bernard Rono - Head of ICT, Ketepa Ltd.

- Supporting Agribusiness using IoT & AI
SPEAKER: Robert Koech

- Agronomy support through IoT
SPEAKER: Andrew Denu - Manager, Sunculture

- Centralized monitoring system for
containers on the road
SPEAKER: Alvaro Gutierrez, Director
Operations, Pango

- How IoT is re-inventing asset tracking and

- Day 2 Arrival, Registration and quick Networking

- AI for Imagery
SPEAKER:Brian Wachanga, Managing Director, Klurdy
- Leveraging IoT Data with AI
SPEAKER: David Svarrer - CEO, Rational Intuitive
SPEAKERS: - Brian Wachanga - MD, Klurdy
- David Svarrer - CEO, Rational
- Lilirosa Muturi - Samasource
MODERATOR - John Walubengo
- The Role of AI in Cyber-Defense
SPEAKER: Aprielle Oichoe, MD, Infoserve
- How AI is Changing Cyber Security
SPEAKER: Dr. Bright Mawudor, Head of Cybersecurity,
Internet Solutions
new CISO?
SPEAKERS: - Aprielle Oichoe - MD, Inforserve
- Joseph Mathenge - COO, Serianu
MODERATOR - Robert Yawe - CEO, Synaptech

- Harnessing the Power of Chatbots to Improve Customer
SPEAKER - Sam Mwirigi - CEO, Chat2Brand
- AI For Marketing & Advertising
SPEAKER - Samo Bryton - CEO & Co-Founder, Alternative
- PANEL DISCUSSION: Retail Revolution: AI as a vehicle
to Maximize ROI
SPEAKERS:- Samo Bryton - CEO & Co-Founder,
- Timothy Oriedo - CEO, Predictive
- Dr. Shikoh Gitau - Safaricom
MODERATOR:- Ali Hussein - CEO, Fintexx

- Transformative Education with AI
SPEAKER: Oscar Correia - Director of Technology,
Maarifa Education
- Building Inclusive AI Applications
SPEAKER: Ben Chiira - CEO, Global Disability
Innovation Hub
- PANEL DISCUSSION: Role of AI in Education
SPEAKERS:-Oscar Correia - Director of Technology,
Maarifa Education
-Ben Chiira - CEO, Global Disability
Innovation Hub
-Martin Mirero - CIO, Huduma Kenya
-Bravin Manjala - Data Analytics,
Segmetrix Research

MODERATOR:-Francis Kamuyu - CIO, Multichoice

IoT & AI Summit Previous Venue
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Event Details
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  • Start Date
    August 20, 2020 08:00
  • End Date
    August 21, 2020 18:00