Conference Day One: Thursday, 29 June 2017

8:00 am - 8:50 am Registration, refreshments and networking

8:50 am - 9:00 am Opening remarks from IQPC and introduction to the conference Chair


9:00 am - 9:30 am CASE STUDY: The Nairobi city county case study: Impact of ICTs in devolved governance

George Ombua - Chief Officer ICT, Nairobi Government, Kenya

George Ombua

Chief Officer ICT
Nairobi Government, Kenya

9:30 am - 10:00 am Case Study: The essentials to building your IoT ecosystem

Joan Ambutu - Head of IT, Unilever, Kenya
  • Driving greater cost efficiency by reframing your business strategy
  • Leveraging digital transformation to drive greater revenue
  • Aligning objectives and strategy to maximise technology investment

Joan Ambutu

Head of IT
Unilever, Kenya

  • Efficiently managing connected objects by facilitating collaborative work between hardware components and software services
  • Simplifying IoT projects by mapping object access and networking technology
  • Defining roles and responsibilities within your programme for a smooth run


Taiwo Saheed

Information Security Consultant - IoT Columnist
The Breach, Kenya


Penuel Ongwae

Head of Globe IS/IT
Nestle Equatorial African Region, Kenya


Michael Odhiambo

Head of ICT
Wildlife Management Services, Kenya


Michael Njenga

Subaru/ECTA Group, Kenya

10:30 am - 11:00 am Networking break

11:00 am - 12:30 pm Technology used case session – IoT cross-industry

In this session, four industry experts will be sharing used cases and best practices on successful deployment of IoT in different sectors to cover challenges and possible returns in different lines of business

11:00 am - 12:30 pm IoT in smart agriculture

Amos Mulievi - Head of ICT, Agriculture Authority, Kenya

Amos Mulievi

Head of ICT
Agriculture Authority, Kenya

11:00 am - 12:30 pm IoT in financial services

11:00 am - 12:30 pm IoT in food and beverages

11:00 am - 12:30 pm IoT in manufacturing

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Networking lunch break

1:30 pm - 2:15 pm Case Study: Harnessing the power of IoT to realise cost savings and greater efficiency

Kasaine ole Pertet - CIO, Kenya Airports Authority, Kenya
  • Understanding which areas are best suited for IoT to identify opportunities in different lines of business
  • Sharing best practices with professionals who have done it – looking at the essentials for a seamless and speedy implementation
  • Identifying vulnerabilities and preventing crisis through implementing an effective cyber security programme

Kasaine ole Pertet

Kenya Airports Authority, Kenya

2:15 pm - 2:45 pm CASE STUDY: Solving IoT challenges for smart cities

George Ombua - Chief Officer ICT, Nairobi Government, Kenya
  • Keeping citizens safe and engaged in the community by transforming cities, improving infrastructure, creating efficient and costeffective municipal services
  • Leveraging technologies to deliver the right smart city solutions and engage citizens
  • Delivering a secure and scalable platform to drive continuous new value for cities and citizens

George Ombua

Chief Officer ICT
Nairobi Government, Kenya

2:45 pm - 3:15 pm CASE STUDY: Predictive maintenance and advanced diagnostics

Joseph Ombongi - Head of ICT, Kenya Electricity Generation Company, Kenya
  • Upgrading technologies to avoid issues and repairs with legacy electrical equipment
  • Saving time and resources by monitoring and minimising operations, maintenance and upgrade costs using data analytics
  • Realising the full potential of real-time access data for fault detection and rapid decision

Joseph Ombongi

Head of ICT
Kenya Electricity Generation Company, Kenya

3:15 pm - 3:30 pm Closing remarks from the Chair

3:30 pm - 3:30 pm End of conference day one

The published programme is correct at time of printing. However, given the seniority of our speakers and the nature of their roles, speakers may subsequently substitute or remove themselves from the programme. This is always regrettable, and we will always try to replace the speaker with a speaker with equivalent insight. For the most up-to-date programme, please visit the event website.