Speakers

Chief Guest

H.E. Hon. William Samoei Ruto, PhD., C.G.H.

President and Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Forces - Republic of Kenya

Key Invited Guest

Rt Hon Patricia Scotland KC

Secretary General - Commonwealth Secretariat

Cabinet Representatives

Hon. Ababu Namwamba, EGH

Cabinet Secretary - Youth Affairs, Sports and the Arts

Hon. Ezekiel Machogu Ombaki

Cabinet Secretary - Education

Hon. Prof. Njuguna S. Ndung'u, CBS

Cabinet Secretary - National Treasury & Economic Planning

Hon. Moses Kiarie Kuria, CBS

Cabinet Secretary - Trade, Investment and Industry

Hon. Eliud Owalo

Cabinet Secretary - ICT and Digital Economy

Hon. Simon Kiprono Chelugui, EGH

Cabinet Secretary - Cooperatives and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

Host Agency

Prof. Tom Migun Ogada

Board Chair - Kenya National Innovation Agency

Dr. Tonny K. Omwansa

CEO - Kenya National Innovation Agency

Keynote Speakers

H.E. Sakaja Arthur Johnson, CBS

Governor - Nairobi City County

Amb. Meg Whitman

US Ambassador - Kenya

Amb. Prof. Bitange Ndemo, CBS

Kenya's Ambassador - Belgium

Prof. Charlotte Watts

Chief Scientific Advisor, Research and Evidence Directorate - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

Mr. Hajime Iwama

Chief Representative - JICA Kenya

Dr. Phil Mjwara

Director General - Department of Science and Technology, South Africa

Sian Rasdale

Head of Global Science-Deputy Director - Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office

Rohit Vadhwana

Deputy High Commissioner and DPR to UNEP and UN-Habitat - High Commission of India, Nairobi

Will Meng

CEO - Huawei Kenya

Patrick Krappie

CEO - Technology Innovation Agency

Esta Kamau

Country Director - Heifer International

Patrick Ngugi Njoroge

Governor - Central Bank of Kenya

Lauren Landis

Representative and Country Director - World Food Programme, Kenya Country Office

Speakers

Gabriel Odhiambo Achayo

Consultant - GiANT Worldwide

Hilda Moraa

Founder and CEO - Pezesha

Tamara Cook

CEO - FSD Kenya

Tania Ngima

Managing Director - Dijitali Centers (Digital Divide Data)

John Tanui

CEO - Konza Technopolis Development Authority(KoTDA)

Florence Kimata, HSC

Enterprise Development and SME Financing Policy Advisor - Consultant

Samuel K. Karanja

CEO - MSME Alliance of Kenya

Sarah Makena Njeru

Climate Investment Advisor - GIZ

David Ngarama

Ag. Chief Executive Officer - Kenya Trade Network Agency (KenTrade)

Mercy Kimalat

CEO - Association of Startup and SMEs Enablers of Kenya

Farida Karoney, EGH

Former Cabinet Secretary - Ministry of Lands and Physical Planning

Niraj Shah

Director Business Development and Sales - IX Africa Data Centre

Susie Kitchens

Deputy Director - Global Research and Innovation, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Prof Peter Ng’ang’a Muchiri

DVC Academic Affairs & Research - Dedan Kimathi University of Technology

Prof. Elijah Omwenga

DVC, Academics and Student Affairs - University of Kabianga

Sheena Raikundalia

Director - UK-Kenya Tech Hub

Brigadier Hillary Kipkosgey

Ag. Director General - Kenya Space Agency

Rahab Mureithi

Partnership and Resource Mobilization - Konza Technopolis Development Authority

Joshua Setipa

Senior Director - SPPD

Dr. Emmy Chirchir

Science, Tech & Innovation Adviser - UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

Dr. Michael Nzungi

Manager, Public Sector Scaling Action Lab, East Africa - Results for Development

Catherine Muraga

Managing Director - Microsoft ADC

Victor Otieno Agolla

Managing Director - Viffa Consult

Mr Jack Ngare

Technical Director - Google Cloud

Eric Nyamwaro

Partnerships and Linkages Advisor - STEM Impact Center Kenya

Prof. Robert Gateru

Vice Chancellor - Riara University

Biwott Shadrack

Founder - Afrisatisfaction Solution

Anthony Ngororano

Resident Representative - UNDP

Evans Njoro

National Director - Young Scientists Kenya

Christian Ziar

Head of technology transfer - University of St Andrews

Tesh Mbaabu

CEO and Co-founder - MarketForce

Rosemary Amondi

Regional Director East Africa - Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs

Terryanne Chebet

CEO - Keyara Botanics & PinkFoundryKe

Eva Kimani

Project Manager- Enterprise Development - MDF Training and Consultancy Eastern and Southern Africa (MDF-ESA)

David Bagenda

Country Head - Mastercard Foundation

Josphine Ndambuki

Chief Manager, Business Development and Innovation - Konza Technopolis Development Authority

Jane Marriott

UK High Commissioner to Kenya - British High Commission Kenya

Alex Magu

CEO and Founder - STEM Impact Center Kenya

Hon Dr. Shem Ochuodho

Global Chairman - Kenya Diaspora Alliance

John Kamara

Founder - Afyarekod

Brenda Owiny

Program Support - AFOSI

Okwi Okoh

Media Production Specialist - Digital Media

Charles Mwangi

Ag. Director - Kenya Space Agency

Mercy Mangeni

Senior Venture Building Manager - Jobtech Alliance

Harry Mwangi

Deputy Directors / Head of ICT - Public Service Commission

Chepkemoi Magdaline

Chairperson - Association of Countrywide Innovations Hubs

Josephine Ndambuki

Chief Manager, Business Development and Innovation - Konza Technopolis Development Authority

Helinna Ayalew

Head of Innovation Partnerships - Liquid Intelligent Technologies

Yvonne Njeri

Director, Product Communications & Packaging - Mastercard

George Njuguna

Director, Information Technology (CIO) - Safaricom PLC

Peter Njuguna

ICT4D Specialist - FINGO

Darius Mogaka

Director - University Education

Geoffrey Monari

CEO - Universities Fund

Robin Njiru

Regional Lead(WWPS)-West, East & Central Africa - Amazon Web Services

Nyasha Mutsekwa

Regional Executive - AdaptIT

Jeremy Riro

Treasurer - Association of Countrywide Innovation Hubs

Henry R. Mwenda

Chief Executive Officer - Micro and Small Enterprises Authority (MSEA)

Balmoi Abe

Founder - Mambo Heritage

Dr. Frank Aswani

Chief Executive Officer - African Venture Philanthropy Alliance

Sylvia Kezengwa

Manager - UN WFP Innovation Center

John Wali

Executive Director - Junior Achievement Kenya

Prof Nyokabi Kamau

Executive Director - The Centre for Parliamentary Studies and Training (CPST)

Robert Karanja

Co-founder - Villgro Africa

Andrea Kobor

Senior Innovation Manager - World Food Programme

Bubaccar Sankareh

Lead Operations Adviser - African Development Bank

Duncan Mochama

Regional Business Development Manager - Infobip

Fred Swaniker

Founder & CEO - African Leadership Group

Mika Välitalo

Advisor for Innovation and Development - Fingo

Peter Kibet

Manager, Aflasafe Manufacturing Plant - KALRO

Agnes Tsuma

Manager, Innovation Commercialisation - Kenya National Innovation Agency

Henry M. Rithaa

Chief Executive Officer - Micro and Small Enterprises Authority (MSEA)

Stephen Gugu

Director - ViKtoria Ventures

Caroline Gaita

CEO - Mzalendo Trust

Phyllis Wakiaga

Senior Private Sector Development Advisor - Tony Blair Institute for Global Change

Laila Macharia

Chair - Africa Digital Media Institute (ADMI)

Charlene Migwe-Kagume

Regional Program Lead for East Africa (Consultant) - Development Gateway

Dr. Nee-Joo Teh

Head of International & Development - Innovate UK KTN

Lauren Dallas

CEO - Future Females

Norah Magero

Africa Prize Winner - Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation

Sam Gichuru

Founder and Chief Executive Officer - Kidato

Steven Gemmiti

Director of Online Programs - ASU- Thunderbird

Anncarol Karanja

Lecturer, Researcher - Kenyatta University

Josephine Mugure

Chief Manager, Corporate Policy - Kenya Revenue Authority(KRA)

Dr. Vuyisile Phehane

Executive: Bio-economy - Technology Innovation Agency

Snehar Shah

CEO - Moringa School

George Okeyo Apaka

Programs Lead, Agriculture - Mastercard Foundation

Dr. Julius Ecuru

Head - BioInnovate Africa, ICIPE

Al Kags

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer - The Open Institute

Monica Blagescu

Head of programmes, Higher Education - British Council

Hon. Andrew Kimutai Sigei

CEC Finance, ICT & Economic Planning - County Government of Bomet

Dr. Kamau Gachigi

Director - Gearbox

H.E. Dr. Yulita Mitei

Deputy Governor - County Government of Nandi

Julius Orayo

Projects, Strategy and Business Development Officer - Jubilee Insurance Group

Faith Mercy Wambui

Centre and Community Manager, PAUSTI - iHub

Anne Lawi

Vice Chair - ASSEK

Nekesa Were

Director of Strategy - Afrilabs

Florian Marcus

Project Manager - Proud Engineers

Boniface Akuku

Director of ICT - Kenya Agricultural & Livestock Research Organization

Maggie Flanagan

Program Officer - Lemelson Foundation

Dr. Shikoh Gitau

Co-Founder and CEO - Qhala Ltd

Travis Cloyd

Global Futurist - Thunderbird School of Global Management

Fred Gachoka

Global account Director - SAP

Philip Thigo

Senior Director - Thunderbird School of Global Management

Jay Shapiro

Founder & CEO - Usiku Games

Dr. Watu Wamae

Research Engagement Manager and Lead of the Health Innovation Platform at the Africa Oxford Initiative (AfOx) - University of Oxford

Jonas Tesfu

Director Business Development and Partnerships - Pangea Trust

Mike Mutungi

Founder and CEO - I Choose Life – Africa

Brian Keya

Yunitok Manager - UNICEF Kenya

James Turuthi

C Level Executive - Frontier Optical Network

Dorah Kwamboka Momanyi

Founder and CEO - iPoP Africa

Robertson Kabucho

Head of Programmes - Kenya & Ethiopia at Hanns Seidel Foundation

Harry Hare

Chairman & Publisher - CIO Africa

Bernard Chiira

Director - Innovate Now

Roneek Vora

Director - Revital Healthcare (EPZ) Ltd

Esther Ndeti

Investment Principal - Unconventional Capital (Uncap)