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2017 Innovation & ICT in Africa

ICT Infrastructure and Investment Event Capetown

ICTIS 2017 focuses on the infrastructure required to support emerging technology that is transforming the way we do business in Africa, and preparations for the advancements of the future today.


Technology has essentially altered the Business scene in Africa. ICTIS 2017 focuses on the infrastructure required to support emerging technology that is transforming the way we do business in Africa, and preparations for the advancements of the future today. Two days of technical sessions, presentations and discussions at ICT Summits to identify noteworthy technology and networking trends and across diverse industries from e-governance to cyber security in e-commerce, payments, telecoms, energy and banking. Our aim is to drive innovation towards building sustainable technology infrastructure that will serve as the foundation for the ICT Africa of tomorrow.


By bringing together the most brilliant minds across the African ICT landscape, ICTIS sparks the audience desire to innovate in the African tech scene. You will learn from innovators, ICT investors, thought leaders and entrepreneurs across the continent. Using our substantial experience in conference production and the extensive relationships we have built, we promise an exciting experience that drives opportunities, by providing access to the right people, and a most profitable networking advantage in a relaxed yet innovation charged environment.


60 Exhibitors

250 Delegates

2000 Exhibition Visitors


Tech Investors

Innovators and Developers

Researchers and IT Professionals

Engineers and Technicians

Government Officials



Mark-Anthony Johnson

Mark-Anthony Johnson

CEO, JIC Holdings

Michael G Mbuthia

Michael G Mbuthia

CIO, Kenya Bankers (Intergrated Payments Services Limited – IPSL)

Currently Chief Information Information Officer ( CIO ) for Kenya Bankers (Intergrated Payments Services Limited – IPSL)

With an extensive track record of transforming organizations through technology, Mr. Mbuthia sets and oversees IPSL technology and operations agenda. He drives the implementation of technology platforms to deliver products and services to the Banking fraternity. He also develops and executes IPSL strategy by leveraging new and existing technologies to enable enhanced customer experiences.

With close to 14 years executive level experience  Mr. Mbuthia has held progressive senior positions in the public and private sector. Previously he served as Head of IT Risk and Controls for a local bank, Head of ICT for a multinational organization as well as extensive operations experience gained from an international airline.

He has a MBA - Master’s in Business Administration (Strategic Management) from United States International University and MSC - Master of Science Information Technology from University of Nairobi.

Michael is part-time lecture at a local university and a prolific speaker and leader in Technology forums locally and across Africa. He is passionate about youth coaching and mentorship

Owen Sakawa

Owen Sakawa

Founder and CEO, E-Gate Solutions Limited

-A multi-skilled IT Professional with good all-round supervisory and technical expertise. Very capable with a proven ability to ensure the smooth running of ICT systems and to provide IT services that will improve the efficiency and performance of a company.
-I am a leading technology strategist with experience in spanning systems and network architecture, business-re-engineering, data center technology, software development, global vendor management, budgeting and project management. I am highly creative, hands-on- and passionate about transforming, revitalizing and strengthening enterprise business process and technologies.

Architectural Skills

-Infrastructure planning for applications
-Mentored new technology across the board
-Coding standards development and Code Reviews

Technical Skills

-Operating Systems : Windows Series, UNIX flavors (Linux, Solaris, AIX)
-Programming Languages : C++, C, Shell scripting
-Frameworks/Libraries : MFC, Win 32 SDK, STL, Jboss Seam, Struts 1.x
-Databases: Oracle 11i,8i & 9i, Sybase, Ingress, Versant
-Source Controls: MS Visual source safe, Rational Clear Case, Harvest
-IDE’s Used: MS Visual Studio 6.0 /7.0, Eclipse, VI, Emcacs
-Debuggers : DDD, GDB, Visual Studio
-Web Technologies: JSF/Richfaces, HTML, JavaScript
-Web/Application Server: Tomcat, Glass Fish 2.1.
-Java Technologies: JDBC, J2EE, JPA

- Tools & Utilities: Oracle Application Manager (OAM), Oracle Enterprise Manager (OEM), Rapid Clone, AD Utilities, BMC Remedy Software.

Rhys A. Mossom

Rhys A. Mossom

CEO, Co-Founder and Principal Analyst.

I am a Computational Scientist focusing in Information Security and related Computer Sciences.

I have experience as a Security Analyst (Penetration Tester) and as a Security Researcher with experience ranging from penetration testing to social engineering and software development.

The field of information-security and penetration testing is a passion of mine that allows the practical application of theoretical knowledge, demanding lateral-thinking and requiring constant research. I have been involved in the field since I was in high-school - although I have been involved in the field professionally for the better part of a decade.

I have worked with a number of large institutions including large Banks, Governmental departments, Multimedia services, Health-Care facilities, Transport agencies, Online Stores and more.

I am the CEO and co-founder of Network Security Services Pty (Ltd), and have been in operation for over two and a half years. I have enjoyed allot of hard work and a wide range of projects as well as being introduced to new opportunities and ideas.

Steve Mambo

Steve Mambo

Co-founder & CEO Africa Technology Consulting House

Steve is an enthusiastic and dynamic entrepreneur with over 8 years experience in Cyber Security. His
journey started from system administrator, security analyst and later headed Information Security docket for a multinational operating in East Africa. Steve ventured into entrepreneurship by founding Villbo Group Ltd a cyber security company based in Nairobi, Kenya. He is currently the CEO of Africa Technology Consulting House which offers Cyber Risk Insurance, Cyber Risk Services and Digital Forensic services.

Ben Robert

Ben Robert

CEO Liquid Telecom

Ben joined LTK as CEO in 2013, and has been the Chief Technical Officer for Liquid Telecom Group since 2006. With over 20 years experience across a range of technologies in design, support, integration and operational management roles, he has led the group’s networking and product strategy, expanding its technology base and fibre network across Africa. Before joining Liquid Telecom, Ben was responsible for electronics design and satellite systems at Ericsson UK Limited. He also worked with Lotus Cars, the British sports car manufacturer, as an engineer. Ben holds a BSc Hons Physics from the University of Bristol in the UK.

Loic Amado

Loic Amado

General Manager of UBER

General Manager of UBER

Paul Mwaura Ndichu

Paul Mwaura Ndichu

CEO for Interswitch East Africa

Interswitch Group appointed Paul Mwaura Ndichu
as the CEO for Interswitch East Africa (K) in
December 2016. Paul joins Interswitch with an
illustrious career in Technology, Banking, Payments,
Mobile, Telecommunication and Innovation. He has
deployed Mobile and Digital Commerce solutions
in various industries, including in a multi-national
Banking Group and in one of the leading technology
businesses in mobile and digital services in Africa.
His last posting was as VP/Managing Director at
Jumia Group (previously Africa Internet Group) a
technology company.
Paul has vast experience in strategy and business
growth, with a particular interest in Start-ups which
he will deploy in growing the Interswitch business in
Kenya and East Africa.
Paul holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from Curtin University in Perth, Australia
and is completing an MBA in Technology and Innovation at London School of Business.
He also holds certifi cates from Harvard University and Stanford University in leadership,
Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
About Interswitch
Interswitch is an Africa-focused integrated digital payments and commerce company
that facilitates the electronic circulation of money as well as the exchange of value
between individuals and organizations on a timely and consistent basis. Interswitch
started operations in Kenya in 2015 after acquiring the Paynet Group and its Pesapoint
brand and is part of the Helios Group.
Interswitch serves over 22 Banks and 3 Telcos in Kenya managing a portfolio of over
1Million Cards, an Agency Network and a suit of Bank ATMs
One of the fl agship brands in the Interswitch portfolio is Verve, a Pan-African payment
scheme that is rapidly expanding issuance and acceptance across the African continent.
Verve is accepted in 19 African countries, issued by 40 banks and has more than 32
million digital payment tokens and cards in circulation.

Dr Zoran Mitrovic

Dr Zoran Mitrovic

Director and Head of Research

Dr Zoran Mitrovic is an accomplished ICT consultant, entrepreneur and senior academic with many years of international experience. He held a number of senior positions at various companies and is currently Director and Head of Research at the Mitrovic Development and Research Institute and senior academic associated with a number of universities in South Africa and internationally. He specialises in the fields of Information Systems and Informatics with particular interest in strategies and policies for beneficial use of ICT by public and private organisations, e-readiness, ICT4D, ICT-related human capacity development (e-skills and e-competences) and


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