Prof

Bitange Ndemo

Bitange Ndemo​ is Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of Nairobi, Kenya, and the former Permanent Secretary of Kenya’s Ministry of Information and Communication.

Biography

Bitange Ndemo is Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of Nairobi’s Business School. His research centers on the link between ICTs and small and medium enterprises with emphasis on how ICTs influence economic development in Africa.

Prof. Ndemo Chaired the Kenya Distributed Ledgers and Artificial Intelligence Taskforce that developed the country’s a road map for digital transformation. He is an advisor and Board member to several organizations including Safaricom one of the leading telecommunication company in Africa, a member of the OECD Expert Panel for Blockchain, World Economic Forum Global Blockchain Council (part of the World Economic Forum’s Global Fourth Industrial Revolution Councils).

Besides having been a Permanent Secretary of Kenya’s Ministry of Information and Communication where he was credited with facilitating many transformative ICT projects, a Senior advisor to UN’s Global Pulse (Big Data initiatives) and the UNCDF’s Better than Cash Alliance and UNICEF’s Innovation Council. He is an Open Data/Big Data evangelist and dedicated to simplification (visualization) of data for ordinary citizens to consume. He writes two columns every week for the Business Daily and Nation on-line.

About Prof Bitange Ndemo

Prior to this, he was the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Information and Communication where he initiated various transformative projects, including development of the undersea cables into East Africa and the development of the Kenya Open Data Initiative. He sits on several Boards including Safaricom, Mpesa Foundation and Research ICT Africa. He is a senior advisor to the UNCDF’s Better than Cash Alliance and the UN Global Pulse. 

Profile

Prof. Ndemo has over 20 years of business, finance and technology expertise gained…

Professor Bitange Ndemo

Key Experience

Prof. Ndemo has spent more than two decade in the classroom and lecture …

Professor Bitange Ndemo

Memberships & Honors

He is a member at the Institute of Management (USA) Kenya Institute…

Professor Bitange Ndemo

Talks & Conferences

Prof Ndemo has been involved in hundreds of talks and spoken in dozens…

Professor Bitange Ndemo

Books

Digital Kenya is the first on management in Kenya as well as the first book on management in Africa, focusing on one country. “Kenyans write for Kenyans”; all contextual information is provided by those living, working, breathing the Kenyan ICT sector.

Presenting rigorous and original research, this volume offers key insights into the historical, cultural, social, economic and political forces at play in the creation of world-class ICT innovations in Kenya.