Director of Technology at Maarifa Education and Deputy Vice Chancellor at Cavendish University Zambia
Oscar is a highly experienced professional in the field of Information Technology, with over 20 years of expertise across diverse sectors. Throughout his career, he has worked in education, telecommunications, mobile financial services, IT outsourcing, and product management, gaining extensive knowledge and skills in these areas.
In addition to his extensive experience and academic achievements, Oscar has also made significant contributions to the field of cybersecurity by teaching IBM Cybersecurity courses, sharing his knowledge and expertise with the next generation of IT professionals.
Driven by his passion for technology-enabled education and financial inclusion, Oscar strives to empower individuals by harnessing the potential of technology
Senior Manager - Planning & Analytics – National Social Security Fund.
David spearheads business strategy at NSSF through the application of Data Analytics best practices. Additionally, he leads the digital transformation efforts for the Fund's Finance processes, ensuring their digitization and optimization.
David's professional journey has spanned various sectors including Insurance, Telecommunications, Mobile Financial Services, and Social Security.
He is proficient in a range of Data Analytics tools such as Python, R, Excel, SQL, and PowerBI and is dedicated to demystifying Data and Analytics for non-experts.
Topic: Data Analytics on Day 3 at 10am
General Manager of Hedge Marketing
John is a Computer Scientist turned Marketer with 13 year's experience managing digital media strategy in Government, Banking, Media, Hospitality, Energy, FMCG, Insurance, ICT and NGOs.
He has an advertising agency and is the Country Representative of Meltwater, a commercial Social Listening & intelligence platform.
Topic: Social Media
Head ICT Advisory, Research & Strategy, CenteTech & Mentor at National ICT Hub
Osbert is an IT Professional with experience of 17 years in Software Engineering and IT Consulting in both the private and public sectors. He is an enthusiast of emerging technologies especially artificial intelligence for purposes of social and economic development.
Osbert is passionate about Cyber Security, Data Science, Enterprise IT Governance and the alignment of IT with business objectives.
Topic: API Security
Head of Information Technology, Deposit Protection Fund
Mr. Ssempala is responsible for driving the functional and operational delivery of IT services in line with the Fund’s strategic objectives. Prior to joining the Fund in February 2018, Balaam served for over 20 years in Bank of Uganda within the Information Technology Department in various capacities. Balaam is responsible for overseeing the Premium Management and Depositor Payout System as part of single customer view project.
Balaam holds a master’s degree in information systems management from the University of Phoenix (USA). He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from Makerere University (MUK). He is a certified IT Service Manager (ITIL), Project Manager (PRINCE2) and Information Security Officer (CCISO).
CEO of Serianu Limited
Mr. Makatiani is the CEO of Serianu Limited, a Pan African Cyber Security consulting firm with clients in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Ghana, Botswana, Senegal and Nigeria. The firm provides dynamic, business focused security monitoring and analytics solutions through a combination of consulting, managed services and threat intelligence.
Before Serianu limited, Mr. Makatiani worked with Deloitte and Touché, RSA security, Dell EMC Corporation and Federal Reserve Bank in Boston.
Mr. Makatiani has a strong passion for cyber security issues with an emphasis on research-based consulting. He has over 17 years’ experience in the ICT industry – focusing on ICT Strategy, Analytics, Risk and Compliance. He has led numerous engagements across the world-including Kenya, United States, Israel, Ireland, Singapore, China, Egypt and India.
Director – IT Advisory and Cyber Grant Thornton Advisory East Africa Limited
Satyajit has over 12 years of experience in providing IT advisory, and cyber services to clients covering diverse sectors of the
economy. He heads the IT Advisory and Cyber services division that provides IT consulting services including Information
systems Incident handling and Information architecture advisory services, Cyber Security services, IT internal audits, project
management and Software Quality assurance services, IT audits, Cyber forensic fraud investigations, Privacy and Data
Protection advisory and other related advisory services.
He is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), a Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer (CDPSE) and is currently pursuing Certified Ethical Hacker (Master).
He has a wealth of experience to do with Information Systems Audits, data analytics and Information Security Audits, Software development, feasibility studies, Data Governance consulting and IT Due diligence as part of Financial and Tax due diligences among others.
He has led several engagements with clients from a broad spectrum of industry sectors ensuring client satisfaction and extensive collaboration to understand demands and meet professional standards. He has lead and acted as a quality reviewer on engagements which include but are not limited to: Infosec advisory, IT internal audits, Cybersecurity services, cyber forensic investigations, project management, Product monetisation consulting, IT Consultancy and IT Audit and Assurance engagements.
He is currently a Journal reviewer for ISACA International, has also been part of the Risk IT framework Development taskforce
for ISACA International and CISA Manual (28th Edition) Subject Matter Expert Reviewer in the domain of IT Audit and Assurance.
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Manager Data Protection Affairs, The Personal Data Protection Office
Stephen is an Information Technology professional with over 14 years’ experience in IT across areas of IT Support, Systems Administration, Asset Management, IT Consulting, Systems Design and Implementation, IS Audits and Assessments, Data Protection and Privacy compliance and regulation.
He has undertaken a number of IT Consulting engagements in the Banking, Health, Telecoms, NGOs and Government in Uganda and outside including assignments in Malawi, Sierra Leone and Lesotho. Stephen has also worked with AH Consulting Ltd, MUJHU Care Ltd and the USAID SUSTAIN Project.
Manager of Compliance and Investigations, The Personal Data Protection Office
Baker is a seasoned lawyer of over nine years’ wealth of experience in data protection and information technology regulation and compliance. Currently, he serves as the Manager of Compliance and Investigations at the Personal Data Protection Office in Uganda, where he has played a pivotal role in developing and implementing effective strategies to ensure regulatory compliance on both national and continental levels.
PhD Researcher and Manager IT Audit, Centenary Bank
Topic: Artificial Intelligence and Digital Trust
Rodney is a PhD Researcher affiliated with the Institute of Cyber Security for Society (iCSS) at the University of Kent in the United Kingdom. He possesses a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the fields of Technology, Blockchain, Cybersecurity, and Privacy.
Rodney has accumulated over eight years of invaluable experience in both academic, risk consulting, and industrial setting. He is also a lover of music and has completed 5 grades of the Music Theory examinations offered by the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) in the UK.
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Project Manager (e-GP)
Miss Florence Nakyeyune is an IT professional with over 17 years’ work experience cumulatively acquired from Project Management in both private and government projects, Banking, Microfinance, Education as well as Judicial sectors. She has served in different roles ranging from management information systems officer, Assistant IT Manager, Manager IT Systems and Services and Project Manager e-Government Procurement.
Given her Cutting-edge leadership, she has led Government of Uganda through the development of the e-Government Procurement System which is currently deployed in 36 entities with a target rollout to 405 Procuring and Disposing entities in the next three year.
Co-Founder and Director LumJo Consultants Ltd
Josephine has over 25 years in IT and has worked as a consultant and in IT Leadership positions in the Oil and Gas, Banking, Technology, Postal, Telecommunications and NGO sectors. She has delivered and implemented IT business strategy and digital transformation projects in several organizations.
In addition, she has studied, trained and worked extensively within the IT industry and is focused on applying that experience to non-executive board roles and to mentoring young women to empower them to take on technology. She is the Chair of FITSPA (Financial Technology Service Providers Association of Uganda), a board member of United Bank for Africa and a member of the Board and Risk Committee of New Vision Group.
Head Information Security, Stanbic Bank Uganda
Diana is an Information Technology / Security Professional with more than 12 years of experience in managing IT networks and implementing information Security programs in large enterprise majorly in the financial/ Banking Industry.
She has positioned herself as a Security SME (subject matter expert) and readily shares her knowledge and experience to inspire and mentor, especially Women into the STEM (Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) field.
Outside Work, Diana is a family person who loves creating memories with family and friends through her love for adventure and nature. She loves sports especially Volleyball and Table Tennis.