Hernovation Forum 2020

Hernovation Forum 2020
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About Hernovation
Although women seem better positioned today than ever before to rise to leadership roles in the fast evolving technology space owing to support structures in some organizations, their distinct minority in the tech-workforce and leadership positions in that domain calls for deliberate accelerated efforts to empower them through development programs. To this end, the increasing demand for technology and participation in the transformative digital agenda has proven to demand effective participation of women in what glaringly is a male dominated space, whereas businesses in this era of digital transformation demands all hands on the deck. To this end, CIO East Africa has launched an insightful program dubbed – themed “Improving the technology culture for women”, a women-in-technology forum curated by CIO East Africa. HERNOVATION, is primed to purpose to heighten the momentum of empowerment of women by exploring ways and means of involving more men in creating inclusive work, consistent connections and celebrating women in innovation. Hernovation will scale the discourse of the ever-growing technology workforce gap, in cyber resilience, in information sharing and celebrating women professionals in the tech space. It is quite evident that in this journey women should not be left behind.

Indulge in an interactive discussions that will let you engage with leading women from various sectors of operation.

New Technologies

Explore New Technology and discuss ways in women can effectively identify, adopt and benefit from the implementation of advanced technologies.


Engage in intensive discussions sessions by thought leaders and domain experts.


Network with your peers and other industry leaders.

“Harnessing the Power of Limitlessness!

Hernovation Forum Previous Speakers
Here are some of the Speakers that we have had over our previous forums.
Dorine Nalo
Managing Africa India and Middle East – Digital Transformation - EY
Dorine is a Senior Manager with the Technology Advisory Services at Ernst & Young. She leads the Digital Transformations Team at EY focusing on Emerging Technologies i.e. Robotics, Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence as well as Block chain She has over 11 years of experience in technology-enabled enterprise, change management, driving business readiness and post-implementation sustainability for program and digital transformations. Dorine has served clients across Africa in various industries in both public and private sector advising on Major Technology Implementations, Business Process Reengineering and Process Improvements as well as Data Analytics. She has also advised organizations on Technology Risk Management. She is a member of ISACA, Kenya Chapter. She is the SheLeadsTech Liaison for the Kenya Chapter and a member of Women in Tech Africa. She is a Certified Information Systems Auditor, a PRINCE2 Practitioner and a Change Management Practitioner as well. She is an ardent speaker at various forums on matters relating to Digital Transformation, Business Process Innovation,Robotics Process Automation, Data Analytics and Technology Risk areas. Dorine is also keen on mentoring young people Into STEM careers.
Anne Joy Muhoro
Head of Marketing - EABL
For the last 14 years I have developed solid competence in both trade and brand marketing at East African Breweries (EABL) and British American Tobacco (BAT), two leading Fast Moving Consumer Goods Companies in Kenya. My success is underpinned by a solid understanding of both market and consumer dynamics through personal experience and market/consumer research across culturally diverse and geographically disparate markets. An entrepreneurial spirit, assertive, analytical, results-oriented and open-minded approach to issues has enabled me to build strong relationships with both internal and external stake-holders. I believe that driving innovation and change and developing a capable and motivated team is the way to sustainably deliver outstanding business results.
Maureen Mwaniki
Women in Technology - Huawei
Transforming delivery through digitalization
David Kariuki
Experienced ICT Manager with nearly 16 years experience in ICT projects delivery gained in both private and public sector. Skills include systems life cycle management, infrastructure planning and operations, ERP implementation, developing high performance teams, advising senior management level and setting objectives and strategies for the IT department. Co-led a team that designed and implemented ERP solution that won the SAP Gold Mark awards 2016- Africa and EMEA region for KETRACO.
Everline Kamau Migwi
Channel Lead, East Africa - VMware
As I continue the journey to virtuous leadership with determination to be the best I can in the Information Technology Sector. My skills and knowledge will focus on bringing change and adding value to my country.
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.
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
Aprielle Moraa
Cyber Security & Risk Professional
Nikki Summers
Regional Director, East Africa - Sage
Nikki Summers leads the Sage business in East Africa. She is responsible for the growth and positioning of Sage in East Africa, a fast-growing territory that the company has targeted for strategic investment in the years to come.
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.
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.
Steve Njenga
CIO - Barclays Bank (Kenya) Ltd
Hands-on, visionary leader with over 20+ years’ experience designing, implementing, and managing global Information Technology systems, operations, and teams on multiple continents.
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.
Agnes Gathaiya
Ms. Agnes Gathaiya is the Chief Executive Officer of Integrated Payments Services Limited (IPSL). She is responsible for developing and driving execution of IPSL’s purpose and mandate, including positioning IPSL as the operator of choice for banks and driving payments innovation within the industry.
Tonia Kariuki
CEO - Tellistic
A corporate professional with a diversified set of skills and a strong track record within various disciplines. With a background in Law, my experiences include Finance, HR and Marketing.
Her-novation Forum Previous Agenda
A look at some of the Hot Topics set for discussion in our Agenda.
Hernovation Forum Previous Venue
Discover and tour the venue for this year's Hernovation.


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CIO100 Hernovation ticket

This is a ticket that covers the Hernovation event inclusive of transport to Naivasha on 20th November and CIO100 2 days Symposium plus Gala dinner. This is a discounted ticket for Hernovation attendees only, one must register to attend the Hernovation event in order to apply this ticket

Hernovation Forum Previous Sponsors
A look at some of the Sponsors that we will have the privilege of working with.
Hernovation 2018 Gallery
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Event Details
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  • Start Date
    November 18, 2020 11:00 am
  • End Date
    November 18, 2020 4:00 pm