SPEAKERS

Sophia is a social humanoid robot developed by Hong Kong-based company Hanson Robotics. Sophia is able to display more than 50 facial expressions and was the first robot to receive the citizenship of a country, Saudi Arabia.

SOPHIA – THE ROBOT

Social Robot,

Hanson Robotics Limited

HongKong

As an academician and the former Permanent Secretary for Ministry of Information and Communications, Kenya, Dr. Bitange Ndemo is heading the advisory team for government on futuristic technologies.

BITANGE NDEMO

Chairman of Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence TaskForce,

Ministry of Information, Communication and Technology

Government of Kenya

Kenya

A key decision maker under the government of Kenya for Blockchain, AI and innovation. He is also experienced in framing strategies for regulatory communications and public affairs in Sub Saharan Africa.

HON. MICHAEL ONYANGO

Member of Distributed Ledgers and Artificial Intelligence TaskForce,

Ministry of Information, Communication and Technology

Government of Kenya

Kenya

One of the top VCs in Africa and Founding Partner of Microtraction, Yele leads the African chapter of Binance Labs Incubation Program, which is focused on strengthening the local Blockchain ecosystem.

Yele Bademosi

Director,

Binance Labs

Nigeria

The key decision maker for planning and execution of IT strategies for the National Transport and Safety Authority, under the Director General of Kenya.

DR. FERNANDO WANGILA

Deputy Director (Head of ICT and Innovation),

National Transport and Safety Authority

Government of Kenya

Kenya

John is a technopreneur and venture capitalist focused on alternative investment vehicles aimed at investing in Blockchain related technologies which contribute to the development of ledger-based services across Africa.

john lombela

Founder & CEO,

Cryptovecs Capital

South Africa

A technology entrepreneur experienced in consulting governments, UN and several NGOs across East Africa on emerging technologies and challenges of global developments.

KWAME RUGUNDA

Chairman,

Blockchain Association of Uganda

Uganda

She is an entrepreneur and an economist experienced in risk management and risk analysis. Her role was critical for the framing of regulations for security-based crowdfunding platforms operating in Africa.

ELIZABETH HOWARD

Director and Regulations Lead,

African Crowdfunding Association

South Africa

An entrepreneur and Blockchain evangelist, popularly known as the Blockchain lady, always focused on leveraging the technology for the common people of Africa

ALAKANANI ITIRELENG

CEO and Founder,

Satoshicentre Blockchain Hub

Botswana

A Blockchain consultant, experienced in working with businesses to educate, promote, and explore cryptocurrency opportunities across Kenya.

MICHAEL KIMANI

Chairman,

Blockchain Association of Kenya

Kenya

A technopreneur and crypto evangelist, advising enterprises on Blockchain, AI, IoT and launching ICOs and STOs. She has also worked with the Ministry of Public Service Youth and Gender Affairs and Kenya Wildlife Services.

JANET NYAGWENCHA

Cryptocurrency Expert,

Kenya Blockchain Investment

Kenya

He is an academician and an IBM Blockchain Mastery Award winner with more than 20 years of experience in IT training and consulting.

JOHN WALUBENGO

Lecturer Multimedia University of Kenya,

Member of Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence TaskForce, Ministry of Information, Communication and Technology

Government of Kenya

Kenya

Lesley is a member of Distributed Ledgers and AI Task Force of the Kenyan Government and a partner at Innogen Venture Labs. She brings in 14 years of expertise in architecting and leading technology products at a massive scale at Amazon, IBM Research and other industry leaders.

Lesley Mbogo

CoFounder & COO, GoBEBA

Member of Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence TaskForce, Ministry of Information, Communication and Technology

Government of Kenya

Kenya

As a serial entrepreneur and Blockchain expert, she focusses on educating the African ladies on Blockchain for their financial freedom.

OJUEDERIE DORIS

Founder,

Blockchain African Ladies

Nigeria

A strategic advisor to central banks and financial institutions with more than a decade of experience. He focusses on bringing the benefits of blockchain technology for the welfare of the society.

IAN BESSARABIA

Head of Strategic Projects,

On the Edge, Blox for Business

South Africa

She is an entrepreneur and crypto advisor, experienced in consulting ICOs. She is focussed on the development of African economies and technical development through Blockchain

YALIWE SOKO

Chairperson,

Blockchain Africa Association

South Africa

A chief strategist and FinTech expert, serving as an Advisory Board Member for top FinTech Startups and established firms in Africa.

NATHANIEL LUZ

Executive Director,

Cheetah Africa

Nigeria

A teacher and an activist focussed on community development through economic empowerment and community currency programs. She is also the National Programs Coordinator and Board Member of Green World Campaign, Kenya.

caroline dama chirenga madagow

Director & Co-Founder,

Grassroots Economics Foundation

Kenya

An entrepreneur with a decade of experience in international trade and investments, working towards Afro-Chinese Cooperation and a Continental Free Trade Area for Africa.

NORBERT HAGUMA

Co- Founder,

AfricanGen

Rwanda

Voted by CIO East Africa Gala Awards as ‘CIO of the Year’ for 2018, George was responsible for the Digital Transformation and Channel Development for the HF Group.

George Kamau

CIO,

HF Group

Kenya

An advisor for multi-national companies in technology-driven M&A and Transactional matters in the TMT sector. He is also experienced in structuring corporate vehicles and agreements for business models based on disruptive technologies.

ASHLIN PERUMALL

Senior Associtae,

Baker McKenzie

South Africa

Matthew Arnett

Co-Founder & CEO,

FORT NFT Protocol & PO8

Bahamas

TESFA YOHANNES

Chief Technology Officer,

iCog Labs Software Consultancy, SingularityNet

Ethiopia

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