Talks & Conference

Selected Keynote Speeches and Praxis

September 12-13, 2018
The AidEx Africa 2018 Conference
Nairobi Kenya
September 3-5, 2018
Seamless East Africa 2018
Nairobi Kenya
July 09 – 10, 2018
Africa Cyber Defence Summit – Kenya
Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) in Nairobi, Kenya
June 12 – 15, 2018
Social Media Week International (SMWi)
Nairobi, Kenya
September 18, 2017
Microsoft, Africa. Digital Transformation – the role of multinationals
Nairobi, Kenya
June 30, 2017
Global Learning Council Summit. Paving the Way for the Digital Future
Berlin, Germany
April 8, 2017
TEDx Kilimani, Nairobi. Unleashing Data for Digital Transformation
Kilimani, Nairobi
2017
IMF Statistical Forum. Leveraging Digital Transformation for Economic Expansion
Washington DC, USA
November 29, 2017
Optimizing Big Data and Advanced Analytics for Enhanced Tax Administration
KRA Kenya
2014
Guardian South Africa: Accessibility and Affordability of Broadband to all
Johannesburg
September 12-13, 2018
The AidEx Africa 2018 Conference
Nairobi, Kenya
3-5 September, 2018
Seamless East Africa
Nairobi, Kenya
February 2014
Mobile World Congress: Sharing the Kenyan ICT experience and a respondent to Mark Zuckerberg’s key note speech
Online
11 -12 April, 2014
I.T Africa Innovate: The Impact of ICTs on Africa’s Development
MIT Lab
2014
Developing Saudi Arabia as the Arab region ICT Hub
Saudi Arabia
2014
Sharing local experiences on how we created an ICT Hub within a short period of time
India
2014
Entrepreneur Forum Kenya: A monthly free lecture service to help young and upcoming entrepreneurs develop their entrepreneurial skills
Nairobi, Kenya
25 November 2019
The African Development Bank Group, Africa Land Policy Conference
Abidjan, Cote D’ivoire
11-13 November, 2019
Convergence Global Blockchain Congress 2019, Policy on Emerging Technologies
Malaga, Spain
22nd October, 2019
KAM, High Level Manufacturing Policy and Economic Forum
Nairobi
19-20 September 2019
ISO General Assembly, “Technology: The Impact of Digital”
Cape Town
September 2019
OECD 2019 Global Blockchain Policy Forum – PL9: Emerging Tech 12-13
Paris, OECD Conference Center
18-19 August, 2019
MasterCard Foundation, the Ministerial Policy Forum: Harnessing the Power of Technology to Transform Education Systems
Gaborone, Botswana
5-9 August
Ministry of Education, National Science and Technology Exhibition Week
Nairobi
Tuesday, 30th July 2019
Breakfast Club Africa
Capital Club East Africa, Nairobi
30th July 2019
KCB Power Talk Breakfast Series, “Enterprise ICT Investment Trends, Policy, Priorities and Opportunities”
Serena Hotel, Nairobi
15-16 July, 2019
The Inaugural Afro-Asia Fintech Festival
Nairobi, Kenya
20th June, 2019
African Union, “Entrenching a citizen-centered service delivery culture: Partnering with the youth for Africa’s transformation”
Nairobi
4-8 March, 2019
UNESCO, ‘Artificial Intelligence for Sustainable Development’
Paris
March 5-8 2019
Big Data and Business Analytics Conference 2019
Sheraton Lagos Hotel
25-30 Jan 2019
Co-Willing Economic Development Conference 2019
Kwale
22nd October, 2018
Kabarak University, Annual International Research Conference, “Blockchain – Challenges and Prospects for Kenya”
Kabarak University, Kenya
12-13 September, 2018
The AidEx Africa 2018 Conference. Emerging Technologies and the Future of AID
Nairobi, Kenya
3-5 September, 2018.
Seamless East Africa 2018. Blockchain and the Future of Enterprise
Nairobi, Kenya
09 – 10 July 2018
Africa Cyber Defence Summit – Kenya. The Future Enterprise and Cyber Security
Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) in Nairobi, Kenya.
12th - 15th June 2018
Social Media Week International (SMWi). The Impact of Social Media in Africa
Nairobi, Kenya
June 30, 2017
Global Learning Council Summit. Paving the Way for the Digital Future
Berlin, Germany
October 5th 2017
Academy of Management (AOM) Annual Conference, Managing Digital Transformation.
Palo Alto California
2017
DBA Conference, The Necessity of Portfolio Entrepreneurship and its Challenges: A Case Study of Online Agricultural Services in Kenya.
Kenya
2017
IMF Statistical Forum. Leveraging Digital Transformation for Economic Expansion.
Washington DC
2014
Guardian South Africa: Accessibility and Affordability of Broadband to all
Johannesburg

Conferences

Oct 30-31, 2018
Africa & Middle East Conference on Software Engineering
Cairo, Egypt
October 30 to 31, 2018
3rd East African Business and Entrepreneurship Conference
Kampala Uganda
September 19, 2018
Euromoney Conference Morocco Conference
Rabat, Morocco
September 12th -13, 2018
Pension Funds and Investments in Africa Conference
The Michelangelo Hotel, Sandton,Johannesburg in South Africa
August 27-28, 2018
4th regional Credit Information Sharing Conference 2018
Kenya School of Monetary Studies at KSMS, Nairobi, Kenya
May 29, 2016
United Nations Conference on the Midterm Review of the Istanbul Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries
Antalya, Turkey
July 9-10, 2014
ICTs and Governance in Africa. The role of new media in peacebuilding and state-building Conference. Political Entrepreneurialism: Reflections of a Civil Servant and the Role of Political Institutions in Technology Innovation and Diffusion in Kenya.
Oxford University, England
March 13, 2014
Africans investing in Africa – the frontier busters. Author’s Conference. ICT Investments in Africa.
Johannesburg, South Africa
November 21 – 25 2014
2nd Africa School on Internet Governance Conference – Role of ICTs in Employment and Wealth creation.
Mauritius.
July 9, 2014
The Guardian Activate Conference in Johannesburg. Keynote Speech on Global Innovation and Broadband Access in Africa
Johannesburg
18th July
Kabarak University Keynote speech. Development of Sustainable Innovation Ecosystem
Kabarak University, Kenya
May 2014
eLearning Africa 2014 Conference in Kampala. Perspectives on ICTs, Education and Development in Africa
Kampala
7th -9th December, 2013
ICTD 2013 Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development. A4AI — 2013 Affordability Report Stark Insights, New Solutions.
Cape Town
23rd - 25th November, 2011
Ubuntunet 2011 Connect. Keynote Speech- Access for Success
Safari Park, Nairobi
1st – 3rd November 2005
Entrepreneurship & Development in Education, Policy & Research
Blackpool, UK
2nd – 4th November 2004
Evidence from Kenya. 27th ISBA Conference Entrepreneurship and SME Development. “Creating Opportunities: Entrepreneurship & Development in Education, Policy & Research”
Newcastle - Gateshead, UK
3rd – 5th June ,2004
Babson Kau man Foundation Entrepreneurial Research Conference. Co-sponsored by The Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland
May 12th – 14th May, 2004
Centre for Excellence in Entrepreneurship Development (CEED)
United States International University, Kenya
3rd – 4th,April 2003
A Research Synthesis. Research Paradigms in Entrepreneurship and Small Business
The University of Surrey, Guilford
14th December , 2017
National Research Fund. Launch of National Research Fund Strategic Plan and Award of NRF 2016 Grants
Nairobi, Kenya
7th December, 2017
GIZ, Make-IT in Africa Tech Entrepreneurship
Nairobi, Kenya
23th -24th November, 2017
DEMO Africa. 6th Annual DEMO Africa conference
Johannesburg, South Africa
16th – 17th November, 2017
IMF. Fifth IMF Statistical Forum, Measuring the Digital Economy
Washington, DC.USA.
8th - 9th November, 2017
Institution of Surveyors of Kenya (ISK). The Land and Property Sector in Africa: Marching into the Future
Nairobi, Kenya
July 5-6, 2017
GSMA. Mobile 360 Africa – Pathways to Social Transformation
Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
28th - 30th June
KIM. Business Strategy for Results: The Essential Toolkit for Innovative Leadership
Mombasa, Kenya
15th - 16th June
International Development Research Centre (IDRC-Canada). Digitization and the Future of Work
Ottawa, Canada
May 31, 2017
National Aid Control Council. Achieving Health Care by 2030: Is Sustainable Financing for HIV and NCDs Key to Effective Health Governance
Nairobi, Kenya
May 4, 2017
Google & International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA). Internet Policy and Governance in Africa
Ibadan, Nigeria
March 7, 2017
The Wall Street Journal. Investing in Africa, Technology, Transition and Growth conference
The News Building, London
January 2017
UN World Data Forum. Improving data and statistics for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
Cape Town, South Africa
November 21-22, 2016
AfDB-EIB. Youth Employment, Energy and Innovation, Industrialization, and Agri-business
Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
November 18, 2016
Beyond Profit Kenya. Making The SDGs Relevant For Business, Civil Society and Government
Nairobi, Kenya
July 19, 2016
UN Conference. SDGs, Data and Capacity Development: From a Data Revolution to a Capacity Revolution
New York, USA
19th-20th May
World Bank’s conference on Harnessing Digital Trade for Competitiveness and Development
Washington, DC
30th to 31st October, 2018
3rd East African Business and Entrepreneurship Conference
Kampala Uganda
November 21-22, 2016
AfDB-EIB. Youth Employment, Energy and Innovation, Industrialization, and Agri-business
Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
Several Years
International Telecommunications Union (ITU). Headed the Kenyan Delegation for several years.
Kenya
Several Years
Universal Postal Union (UPU).Headed Kenyan Delegation to numerous policy negotiations.
Kenya
2nd – 4th November 2004
Assessing Social Enterprise: Evidence from Kenya. 27th ISBA Conference Entrepreneurship and SME Development. “Creating Opportunities: Entrepreneurship & Development in Education, Policy & Research”
Newcastle-Gateshead, UK
June 3rd – 5th, 2004
Can Faith Based Enterprises be Sustained in Kenya? 2004 Babson Kau man Foundation Entrepreneurial Research Conference
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland
May 12th – 14th, 2004
Synthesis of Enterprise Research Methods in Africa. Centre for Excellence in Entrepreneurship Development (CEED)
United States International University, Kenya
April 3rd – 4th 2003
Methodological pitfalls in conducting Entrepreneurial Research in Africa: A Research Synthesis. Research Paradigms in Entrepreneurship and Small Business
The University of Surrey, Guilford