Speakers

Global speakers crown the Innovation Week.

CHIEF GUESTS

Hon. Fred Matiangi

CS. Ministry of Education Science &Technology

Hon. Adan Mohammed

Cabinet Secretary for Ministry of Industry, Trade and Cooperatives.

Hon. Joe Mucheru

CS. Ministry of Information, Communications and Technology

Werner Schultink

UNICEF Kenya Country Office Representative.

International Keynote Speakers

Government Innovation Champions

Eng. Victor Kyalo

PS, ICT & Innovation - Ministry of ICT - ICT Authority

Eng. Francis Wangusi

Director General of Communications Authority

Prof. Gituro Wainaina

Director General Vision 2030

Julius Korir

Principal Secretary State Department for Investment and Industry

Private Sector Innovation Champions

Saddharth Chatterjee

United Nations Resident Coordinator & UNFPA Representative, Kenya

Christopher Fabian

Senior Advisor on Innovation, UNICEF - New York, USA

Dr. Laila Macharia

Vice Chair of KEPSA (Kenya Private Sector Alliance)

Ronald Osumba

Chairman Youth Advisory Board

Dr. James Mwangi

Managing Director and C.E.O

Jeremy Awori

Managing Director, Barclays Bank Kenya

Dr. Mohamud Omar Mohamed

Commissioner Strategy, Innovation and Risk Management

Ciiru Waweru

Managing Director - Funkidz

Isaac Awuondo

Managing Director, Commercial Bank of Africa

Mike Mutungi

C.E.O, I Choose Life Africa

Minu Limbu

Information Management Specialist (Innovation Lead) at UNICEF

Eng. John Tanui

C.E.O Konza Technopolis Development Authority

Amb. Yahel Vilan

Amb. Israeli to Kenya.

Mike Macharia

C.E.O Seven Seas Technologies

Gerald Maithya.

Director; Chief of Staff Barclays Bank Kenya United Kingdom

Dr. Evans Baiya

CEO & Chief Innovation Strategist, Evastrategics Inc. USA

Maria Paulina (Ina) Mogollon

Senior Private Sector Development Specialist at The World Bank

Ms. June Omollo

Project Manager for Community Life centres at PHILIPS Research Africa.

René John Dierkx, PhD

Senior Education Specialist - Design, Policy and Innovation UNICEF

Solomon Assefa

Director of IBM Research – Africa.

Judith Owigar

Co-founder and the Operations Director, Akirachix

Ms. Rita Kavashe

Managing Director, General Motors East Africa

ANGELA WAMOLA

Director, SenseWithCents

Ezra Chiloba

CEO Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission

Nyakan June Munyeki

Leadership & Transformational Change Expert, Chair- Global Innovation Society of Kenya ( GISK)

Ms. Diariétou Gaye

World Bank Country Director for Eritrea, Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda

Joshua Mwaniki

Country Director, Kenya Andela

David Odhiambo

Practical Human capital practitioner

Jonah Ukpai

Senior Engineer, Global Talent Development Manager, and Business Development Technical Sales Expert

Prof. Naftali M. Mollel

Naftali M. Mollel is a Professor of Agricultural Education at University of Limpopo

Ruben Vellenga

UNFPA Kenya Private Sector Partnerships and Innovation

Mr. Farouk Shamas Jiwa (Mato)

Director, Public Policy and Corporate Responsibility (Sub-Saharan Africa)

Adam Lane

Director of Sustainability Programs for Huawei

Dr. Amit N. Thakker

Chairman of the Kenya Healthcare Federation and the visionary founder of Avenue Healthcare, Unicare Holding (EA) and the East Africa Healthcare Federation.

Mr. Tirop Kosgey

Chairman of the Board of Trustees of National Research

WAWERU KURIA

CEO & CO-FOUNDER OF INUKA PAP LTD.

Andrew Okwara

East Africa Managing Director - Bridge International Academies

Dr. Edwin Mbugua

Edwin is the Senior Program Manager for the Maker and MUM

Prof. Harry L. Kaane

Executive Director, Four Up Industrial Services Ltd

Mr. Edward Sigei

Acting Executive Director, Kenya Copyright Board

Kevin Mwasigwa

Innovation Department Safaricom House.

Veronica Ogeto Tchoketch

Head of Innovation at Safaricom

DR. ISAAC M RUTENBERG

Senior Lecturer and Director of CIPIT, Strathmore University

Stephen Isaboke

General Manager, Multichoice Kenya

Kennedy M. Wanderi

Executive Director, ICDC

Susan Situma

Head SME Banking at Barclays Kenya.

Nate Anderson

General Manager for East Africa, Uber.

Victor Ouma

M&E Specialist, (Knowledge Management and Social Accountability) at UNICEF

Taariq Twaha

ICT Manager, Manager Kenya Red Cross

David Soti

Deputy Director of Medical Services and Head, Division of Health Informatics, Monitoring and Evaluation.

Dr. Jay Taneja

Research Scientist, IBM Research - Africa

David Bunei

Country Manager at Cisco East Africa

Eunice Kariuki

Director, Partnerships, Innovation & Capacity, Kenya ICT Authority.

Prof. David Some

CEO, Commission for Higher Education

Dr. J.P.R Ochieng’

East Africa Research Fund

Charles M. Ringera

C.E.O & Board Secretary HELB

Mr. Dennis Mutuku

CEO, Huduma Kenya

Mr. John Matogo

University Relations Country Leader for EA, IBM East Africa IBM

Dr. Roy B. Mugiira

Director, Technical Services, National Commission For Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI).

Dr. Julius Jwan

Director/CEO at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD).

Stuart Campo

Innovation Deployment Specialist at UNICEF

Dr. Kenneth Chelule

Deputy CEO, KIRDI

Geneva Musau

Human Resource Director, Barclays Bank of Kenya

Steve Njenga

IT Executive, Barclays Bank of Kenya

Nicholas Nesbitt

Country General Manager, IBM East Africa

Timothy Mwaniki

Head, Solutions Delivery, National Bank of Kenya

Charles Ongwae

CEO, Kenya Bureau of Standards

Mr. Julius Obare

Managing Director of Kenya Industrial Estate

Moses Rono

Technology for Development Officer, UNICEF Kenya

Asseneth Cheboi

Asseneth Cheboi, Education Specialist - UNICEF Kenya

Georgia Hill

Georgia Hill Innovation Lead, UNICEF ESARO

Polycarp Otieno

Economist in the Ministry of Education Science and Technology

Florence Kimata

SME Advisor at the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Cooperatives

Academic Partners

University of Nairobi Innovation Champions

Dr. Vijoo Rattansi

Chancellor, University of Nairobi

Prof. Peter M. F. Mbithi

Vice Chancellor, University of Nairobi & Sponsor Innovation Week

Dr. Idle Omar Farah

Chairman of Council, University of Nairobi.

Prof. Isaac Kibwage

Principal, College of Health Sciences

Prof. Lucy Irungu

Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research, Production and Extension and a Professor of Entomology in the School of Biological and Physical Sciences.

Dr. L. Amollo Ambole

Tutorial Fellow at the School of the Arts and Design UoN

Dr. Felicita W. Njuguna

Director Kenyatta University International Center for Capacity Development & Senior Lecturer Dept. of Education  Management, Policy and Curriculum Studies

Prof. Elijah Omwenga

Professor, University of Nairobi.

Prof. Dorothy McCormick

Professor, University of Nairobi.

Prof. Evans Aosa

Professor, University of Nairobi.

Prof. Winnie V. Mitullah

Professor, University of Nairobi

Prof. Lucy W. Kibera

Professor in Education , University of Nairobi

Prof. Patricia Kameri-Mbote

Professor, University of Nairobi

Dr. Tonny Omwansa

Director C4DLab, University of Nairobi & Chairman Innovation Week

Bitange Ndemo

Associate Professor University of Nairobi

Prof. Timothy Waema

Professor, University of Nairobi

Dr. Richard Ayah

Director Science & Technology Park.

Andrew Rasugu Riechi, Ph.D

Senior Lecturer, Department of Educational Administration & Planning,

PRIVATE SECTOR INNOVATION CHAMPIONS

Florence Kimata

SME Advisor at the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Cooperatives

Polycarp Otieno

Economist in the Ministry of Education Science and Technology

Georgia Hill

Georgia Hill Innovation Lead, UNICEF ESARO

Asseneth Cheboi

Asseneth Cheboi, Education Specialist - UNICEF Kenya

Moses Rono

Technology for Development Officer, UNICEF Kenya

Mr. Julius Obare

Managing Director of Kenya Industrial Estate

Charles Ongwae

CEO, Kenya Bureau of Standards

Timothy Mwaniki

Head, Solutions Delivery, National Bank of Kenya