Throughout the year, we recruit the world's best to mentor Africa's professionals, executives and teams in digital.
Founder aiKeu Group, Enterprise Architect
An alumni of IBM, Keutlwile has designed and implemented digital projects in Africa, Europe, the Americas and India. He architected and led the implementation of the Intelligent Transport System for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, contributed to the development of the NIST Cloud Computing Technology Roadmap for the United States Government and sat on the IBM Global Government Architect Advisory Committee, among many achievements.
Dr MURIEL CHINODA
Founder and CEO Business Engine
Muriel is a digital business transformation leader who has designed and implemented digital transformation strategies at dozens of Africa's biggest companies including Sasol, BancABC, BHP Bilton, Eskom, Ecobank, Anglo American, Eswatini Posts and Telecommunications Corporation, Johnson & Johnson, UN Office for Drug Control and Crime Prevention, and Mott MacDonald. She often speaks as well as moderates at digital technology conferences.
ICT Auditor and Digital Forensics Expert
Winston has over 15 years experience in ICT audit, risk management, revenue assurance, performance management, training and digital forensics spanning financial services, advisory, telecom and fashion industries. He started the ICT Audit function at the biggest health insurer in Zimbabwe, and has performed dozens of ICT audits and digital forensics across Southern Africa. He is the current President of ISACA Harare Chapter, of which he is a founding member.
Senior Director at Comtech EF Data
An authority in satellite communications, Felix has over 25 years experience in satellite networks design, business case analysis, program management, project implementation and operation, project finance, and customer training. He has held the positions of Director of Sales and Technical Services at Intelsat, Director of Sales at Comtech EF Data and Managing Director at ABS. Felix is comfortable talking engineering, the Viterbi algorithm or commercial terms.
LOUISE DE BEER
Head of BI and Data Science
Louise has more than 5 years experience in analytics and over a decade’s experience in software engineering. She has developed and implemented solutions in machine learning, Python, R, SQL, data visualization, data analytics, business intelligence, report writing, and Power BI among others. Louise was recently included in Hottopics & Truata’s Global Top 100 Data Visionaries list and often speaks at conferences as well as moderates discussions regarding data.
Former Chief Information Officer
Frank has 15 years of diversified experience in IT strategy, implementation, management, operations and leadership in Financial Services and health care domains. His expertise includes Digital transformation, application support, Information Security, Process automation and Architecture on Oracle Flexcube & Temenos T24 core banking platforms. He has demonstrated actualization of several IT standards including COBIT 5, ITIL, Prince 2 Agile, TOGAF, PCIDSS & ISO27001.
Associate Director, Head of Marketing Communications & Digital Experience
Fungai has 10 years exerience designing, rolling out and managing digital platform projects, change management and subsequent digital content strategy mapping in multi-cultural settings in multinational organisations. His current responsibiity includes managing the digital workplace and customer experience platforms. Frank's key focus areas include digital platforms strategy, digital projects lead, digital marketing and channel strategy, and digital content marketing strategy.
Senior Data Analytics Consultant
Ryan is a unified data analytics professional with close to 20 years of experience and has served in roles including director. His advanced understanding of R, Python, DAX, SQL, M, VBA, Power BI, Analysis Services, MS Excel, Azure Machine Learning Services, and Jupyter Notebooks enables him to build effective on-premise and cloud-based data analytics solutions. Ryan has built solutions for education, financial services, retail, and healthcare among several industries.
Chief Data Officer at Kaelo
Vukosi is a 10 year veteran of data and analytics including data science, digital strategies, risk management and actuarial, business architecture, infonomics, data monetisation, consumer research and insights, remuneration design, process analysis, change and operations management. Previously he held senior roles in Discovery Bank, SAB, Nielsen and Discovery Health. Vukosi was included in the Hottopics & Truata’s Global Top 100 Data Visionaries list and was awarded Discovery CEO outstanding leader star award.
Dr NHAMO MTETWA
Data Science Engineering Manager at Barclays in Scotland
A PhD in Artificial Intelligence, Nhamo is a mentor, leader and practitioner who has helped organizations in different industries derive business value from technology, with emphasis on data, for 20 years. Recently, he has been involved in helping companies transform into digital services businesses. His experience includes full Python stack, big data platforms, software development, and digital security analytics, well as team management, training, mentoring, project management and stakeholder management.
Data Analytics Manager, Audit
Walter has more than 7 years experience using analytics including model evaluation and validation, data management and data warehousing in financial database, payroll, procure-to-pay, forensic investigations, revenue assurance, and commercial income analysis. He has worked with FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 companies and uses tools such as SQL, SAS, IDEA, ACL, Advanced Excel, Tableau and Power BI on sources such as Oracle, SAP, Sage, Teminos24, Microsoft Dynamics, and Access Dimensions, as well as bespoke in-house systems.
With 10 years experience architecting enterprise technology systems, Donovan is currently a member of the innovation team within the Enterprise Design & Architecture Center of Excellence at a leading consultancy firm in USA. He uses capabilities-based planning, COBIT5, TOGAF, ArchiMate, SEI's ATAM, and CSQE methods to design and implement enterprise reference architectures and solutions, primarily leveraging VMware SDDC and Azure architectures, microservices, machine learning, and big data design patterns.
Data Analyst Cassava Smartech, Founder and Lead Trainer at HM Digital
Passionate about data storytelling – as a data practitioner, providing data insights that inform business decisions and in her community using data from life’s experiences, Henrica believes “stories are just data with a soul.” Using the notion that "data speaks", her desire is to transform lives. Henrica currently does this through her role as a Data Analyst for Cassava Smartech as well as Founder and Lead Trainer of HM Digital, a consulting practice offering training in digital literacy and data analytics skills.