4th Edition: 21st to 23rd Feb, 2024

Synergies in Digital Transformation and AI


4th Edition: 21st to 23rd Feb, 2024

Synergies in Digital Transformation and AI


The Nation Africa Digital Summit brings together business leaders, policy makers, academia and industry stakeholders from across the continent with much-sought-after experts in the digital world.

There is vast learnings from successful enterprises that have grown from SMEs to successful continental firms through the adoption of a digital ready culture. In Africa, most companies are exploring various digital transformation options to remain relevant in a rapidly evolving market flattened by digitization.

Digitization has flattened the world into one common environment only varied with diversity of culture and people. Innovation remains a key yard stick for organizations to survive and thrive in an  environment that is continuously changing.



The 4th Edition of Nation Digital Summit will focus on the integration and intersection of two key technological domains: digital technologies and artificial intelligence (AI).

The event will explore the blending and mutual reinforcement of digital technologies and artificial intelligence that has led to a synergistic relationship that can drive technological advancements and create new opportunities across various  domains.

We will learn from businesses and organisations that have used digital technologies to provide the infrastructure and data for AI systems to operate through intelligence and automation to digital processes, making them more efficient and  effective.

This will be an opportunity for leaders in various sectors to identify new possibilities for innovative applications and  services leading to advancement in the different industries creating intelligent systems that can adapt and optimize based.

Why You Should Participate

Network and engage with like-minded peers


Network with local and global influential leaders


Shape the narrative in the tech and digital space in Kenya


Learn and share insights on current and future industry trends


Participate in provocative discussions in tech


Enhance collaboration and partnership across organizations


Foster innovation  and creativity in solutions in AI


Enhance organization  reputation through thought  leadership


Share ideas with other organizations & individuals

In 2022, the global artificial intelligence market was estimated at $136.55 billion

AI is anticipated to contribute $15.7 trillion to the global economy by 2030, more than China and India's present production combined.

Event Details

Digital Summit 2024


Wed 21st – Fri 23rd February 2024


From 9:00 am EAT


Sawela Lodge, Lake Naivasha


Keynote Sessions
Panel Discussions
Case study Presentations
Workshops/Master classes
Technology Expo
Networking Sessions

Previous Events

Year On Year Topics Discussed

The Goal

Nation Digital Summit is an event that aims to help organizations implement the best technology and digital strategies in accordance with global trends and consumer needs. The summit offers opportunities for learning, networking, and celebrating with partners, customers, digital experts and industry leaders.

Keynote Speakers

Distinguished Experts in Digital & AI

Mr. Eliud Owalo, FIHRM, EGH 🇰🇪
Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Information, Communications & the Digital Economy
Mr. Eliud Owalo, FIHRM, EGH

Mr. Eliud Owalo EGH
Cabinet Secretary
Ministry of Information, Communications & the Digital Economy
Chief Guest

Eliud Okech Owalo is a distinguished Economist, Management Consultant, and Strategy Expert with an impressive 23-year career. Currently serving as the Cabinet Secretary for the Ministry of Information, Communications, and the Digital Economy, he has exhibited exceptional leadership and innovation. Eliud’s extensive expertise spans macro and microeconomics, strategic planning, organizational restructuring, performance management, and various consultancy specializations. His commitment and achievements include spearheading the operationalization of Kenya’s Digital Superhighway, fostering digital skilling and job creation, and revitalizing key government agencies.

As the former Managing Consultant of Eliud & Associates (E&A) Management Consultants and a seasoned professional, Eliud holds academic qualifications, including a Ph.D. in Strategic Management (candidate), an MBA in Human Resources Management, and a BA Hons. Degree in Economics and Business Studies. His notable successes include receiving the Elder of the Golden Heart (EGH) Presidential Award and being recognized as the African Digital Economy Awards (ADEA) Personality of the Year 2023. Eliud’s leadership at the Ministry has resulted in remarkable milestones, such as laying out 8,419 km of fiber optic cable, digitalizing over 15,000 government services, and creating local assembly plants for affordable smartphones. His strategic impact extends to diverse sectors, marking him as a prominent figure in Kenya’s digital transformation journey.

Mrs. Cha'Von Clarke-Joell, CIPM, GDPR-P, INHC 🇧🇲
Data Protection Professional & AI Ethicist
Cha’Von K Clarke-Joell

Mrs. Cha’Von K Clarke-Joell

100 Brilliant Women in AI Ethics (2024)

Driving privacy mindfulness, responsible AI, inclusive and adaptive leadership & innovation.

Global Data Protection & Privacy Compliance | Humanizing * Mindful Privacy
AI Ethics & Responsible Tech Innovation | AI Prompting for Innovation, Creativity & Productivity

Office of the Privacy Assistant Commissioner for Bermuda.

Keynote Speaker

Mr. Stephen Gitagama 🇰🇪
Group CEO, Nation Media Group PLC
Stephen Gitagama

Mr. Stephen Gitagama
Group Chief Executive Officer
Nation Media Group PLC

Mr. Stephen Gitagama holds an MBA and a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) from the University of Nairobi and is a Certified Public Accountant of Kenya. He is the Group Chief Executive Officer and was appointed to the Board in March 2008. He previously worked as a Finance Director with East African Breweries Limited. Mr. Gitagama is an executive director and is a director of the Group’s Subsidiary Companies and is a member of the Strategy and Investments, the Nominations and Governance and the Editorial Committees

H.E. Dr. Irungu Kang'ata 🇰🇪
Governor - County Government of Muranga
H.E. Dr. Irungu Kang'ata

Governor, County Government of Muran’ga

Dr. Helen Titilola Olojede 🇳🇬
Lecturer - National Open University of Nigeria
Dr. Helen Titilola Olojede

Dr. Helen Titilola Olojede
100 Brilliant Women in Africa Ethics (2024)
Ethical AI Advisory Council | Climate Change Ethics/Justice | AI & Gender | EdTech Ethics Teacher & Researcher | Knowledgeable in Higher Education.
Acting Head of the Department of Philosophy at the National Open University of Nigeria.

Helen Titilola Olojede is a Lecturer and the Acting Head of the Department of Philosophy at the National Open University of Nigeria. She is a member of the Ethical Artificial Intelligence Advisory Council of the Centre for Practical Bioethics, USA. She is a consultant in AI for the Development trainee program. Her research interests span Bioethics, Ethics/Epistemology of AI, Feminist AI, and African and Gender philosophy. She has published articles in learned academic journals. Aside from core philosophy, Titilola loves social advocacy championing especially the causes of women and children. She is the Nigerian representative for women in AI Africa. Titilola was named 100 Brilliant Women in AI Ethics for 2024.

Dr. (Eng.) John K. Mosonik 🇰🇪
Board Director, Safaricom PLC
Dr. (Eng.) John K. Mosonik

Dr. (Eng.) John K. Mosonik

Board Director
Safaricom PLC

Dr. (Eng.) John Kipngetich Mosonik, CBS, EBS has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director in the Board, with effect from 23rd August 2023.

Dr. (Eng.) Mosonik is an astute technocrat with executive experience in both public and private sector administration spanning 35 years. He has a rich career profile stretching across industries from Engineering practice in the Telecom sector to serving as a Principal Secretary in the State Department for Infrastructure and the Chief Administrative Secretary in the Ministry of Petroleum and Mining.

He holds a Doctoral Degree in Business Administration (DBA) – Strategic Leadership from Northcentral University (USA) and a PhD in Business Administration (Strategic Management) from Moi University, Kenya. He also holds Postgraduate Degrees in Digital Transformation, Strategic Focus, Finance and Business Administration from renowned international universities; and Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering/Telecommunication from the University of Nairobi. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers of Kenya (FIEK) and a registered member of the Engineers Board of Kenya (EBK). 

Prof. Busalile Jack Mwimali 🇰🇪
Editor/ Chief Executive Officer, National Council for Law Reporting (Kenya Law)
Prof. Busalile Jack Mwimali

Prof. Busalile Jack Mwimali,
Editor/ Chief Executive Officer
National Council for Law Reporting(Kenya Law)

Prof. Mwimali is the Editor /CEO of the National Council for Law Reporting.(Kenya Law) He is in charge of the overall delivery of Kenya Law’s mandate.
As Editor, Prof. Busalile is responsible for ensuring that all Kenya Law’s legal publications are of quality and meets the expectations of the Kenyan public. As CEO, he has overall responsibility for the day to day administrative duties of Kenya Law.

Prof. Mwimali holds a PhD in Law from the University of Birmingham, Master of Laws from Lund University and Bachelor of Laws from Mysore University. He has taught law at the University of Nairobi, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology and Birmingham University, among other institutions of higher learning.
He is a member of the Law Society of Kenya.

Ms. Mercy Omollo 🇰🇪
President, ISACA Kenya Chapter
Ms. Mercy Omollo

Mercy Omollo

ISACA Kenya Chapter

Mercy Omollo is the current ISACA Kenya President and Board Chair where she leads the other Board members to craft the strategy and vision of the Chapter and provide oversight on the running of the Chapter Operations through the Secretariat.

She is a seasoned technology leader with over 13 years of experience in Risk and Audit as an executive holding various positions over the years in the fields of governance, risk management, audits and assurance as well as business process controls improvement.

She is currently the Risk Manager (Head) at Liberty Kenya Insurance and was previously the Head of IT Internal Audit at Liberty Kenya and Uganda (East Africa). As the Head of risk, she is responsible for overseeing the management of Enterprise Risk, IT, Information security and cyber security across the Liberty subsidiaries within the region. Prior to joining Liberty, she had worked as a Senior Consultant with Deloitte East Africa’s Risk advisory (RA) practice with over five years of experience in various IT assurance and GRC advisory engagements.

She currently serves on various ISACA Global Working committees such as CISA and CRISC Exam Item Writing Working Group and the CDPSE QAE Item Writing Group. She also serves at the IIA Global Professional Certifications Board (PCB) and as a member of the IIA Kenya Board of Trustees. She is passionate about women in tech and is also a Member of the Women in Cybersecurity, (WiCyS) East Africa affiliate.

She has presented as a seasoned speaker, panelist and moderator and in various forums such as the ISACA Kenya Chapter Conferences, regional level event or  joint ISACA chapter events (Uganda, Nigeria, Namibia) and other cyber security forums such as Women in Cybersecurity, (WiCyS) East Africa.

She holds an MBA from University of London, a BSc. Business Information Technology (BBIT) from JKUAT, is a CIA, CISA, CRISC and CDPSE certifications holder.

Mr. Joe Ageyo 🇰🇪
Editor-in-chief, Nation Media Group PLC
Mr. Joe Ageyo

Mr. Joe Ageyo
Editor In Chief
Nation Media Group PLC

Joe is a talented journalist, media manager and debate moderator, with wide experience spanning more than 24 years. He has covered major local and international news events and presided over the coverage of four General Elections and two national referenda in Kenya. He has played critical roles in Kenya’s presidential debates including co-moderating three of them. He has previously worked at Royal Media Services as Editorial Director, the Standard Group as Managing Editor (KTN News) and the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) as a Senior Reporter. He is a PhD candidate in Communication at Daystar University and holds an MSc (Environmental Governance) from the University of Manchester, a Bachelor of Agribusiness Management from Egerton University, a Post-Graduate Diploma in Mass Communication from the University of Nairobi, and an Advanced Certificate in Environmental Diplomacy from the University of Geneva, Switzerland.                        

Mr. Gregorz Piechota 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿
Researcher-In-Residence INMA
Mr. Gregorz Piechota

Grzegorz “Greg” Piechota
Researcher-in-Residence at the International News Media Association (INMA)

Grzegorz “Greg” Piechota is a researcher-in-residence at the International News Media Association and the lead of INMA’s strategic initiatives: Readers First and INMA Benchmarks.

An ex-research fellow at Oxford and Harvard universities, he studied technology-enabled disruption patterns across industries and business model innovation in news media. Occasionally, he lectures on business model innovation and digital transformation, e.g., in 2023 at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich and at the Stockholm School of Economics.

Greg is a former media executive with 20+ years of industry experience, beginning at Poland’s Gazeta Wyborcza in 1996 where he worked his way up from local reporter to news editor and vice president of Agora Foundation. 

He serves on boards of non-profits, publishing groups and e-commerce companies in the U.K., Germany, Poland, and Ukraine. 

His book, Unlocking the Customer Value Chain, written with Thales Teixeira of Harvard Business School, was published in 2019 by Currency.

Mr. Hartnell Ndungi 🇰🇪
Chief Data Officer - ABSA Group
Mr. Hartnell Ndungi

Hartnell Ndungi
Chief Data Officer
ABSA Group

Hartnell Ndungi was the first Chief Data Officer to be appointed in East and Central Africa. In the banking and financial services sector, he has been able to master the development and execution of key data and digital strategies for banks, FinTechs and  large financial institutions.

He is Absa Kenya’s Chief Data Officer and he leads the bank’s artificial intelligence, data science, data governance, BI and analytics teams. Previously, he worked as a senior data consultant, providing advisory and analytics services to governments, banks, insurance firms and telecom companies. He has also led and set up data teams for top banks in Africa.

With a deep understanding of AI, data management and digital transformation, Ndungi seeks to ensure that organizations are able to set up dynamic data teams, understand the data they hold, harness actionable insights and deliver key use cases that drive profitability, operational efficiency, growth and transformation.

He holds a Leadership certificate from IMD Switzerland, a master’s degree in analytics from Georgia Institute of Technology, an executive data science specialization from Johns Hopkins University and a degree in electrical and electronics engineering from Moi University.

Rosemary Koech-Kimwatu 🇰🇪
Head Data Protection, KCB
Rosemary Koech-Kimwatu

Rosemary Koech-Kimwatu
Head Data Protection

Mr. Jospeh Lunani 🇰🇪
County Executive Member - Vihiga County
Mr. Jospeh Lunani

Joseph Lunani
CECM Public Service Management & Information and Communications Technology
County Government of Vihiga

Joseph Lunani, a seasoned County Executive Member for Public Service Management & ICT in Vihiga County, brings 15+ years of expertise in digital transformation, leadership, and technology governance. Certified in CISA, CCNA, CEH, and MCP, his journey includes optimizing public service management through innovative technological solutions.

Engaged in community service and mentoring at Nailab, Joseph’s diverse client list encompasses Vihiga County Government, Silverstone Air, KEMSA, UNCTAD14, and Elle Interior Designers. His passionate leadership in ICT focuses on enhancing service delivery, contributing significantly to Vihiga County’s progress and development in Strategy, Management, Customer Experience, and Technology & Governance solutions.

Mr. Kenneth Oyolla 🇰🇪
Chief Commercial Officer Nation Media Group PLC
Mr. Kenneth Oyolla

Kenneth Oyolla
Chief Commercial Officer
Nation Media Group PLC

Kenneth joined NMG from Jumia Limited, where he served in a similar capacity. He has a wealth of industry experience, having held senior leadership positions at the Industrial Promotion Services (IPS), Multichoice, Nokia, Microsoft and Unilever. He is a seasoned professional with experience in business strategy, commercial, brand management, product marketing, business development and E-commerce. Kenneth holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Nairobi and is pursuing an Executive MBA at the London Business School.

Mr. Andrew Barden 🇺🇸
Lead Organiser, Africa Fintech Summit
Mr. Andrew Barden

Andrew  Barden
Lead Organizer
Africa Fintech Summit (AFTS)

Andrew W. Barden is the Lead Organizer & Content Director for the Africa Fintech Summit (AFTS) – the largest Pan-African financial technology summit hosted each year in a new African city. Andrew is dedicated to advancing financial technology in Africa because he believes that fintech plays an important role in advancing meaningful financial inclusion and sustainable economic development across the continent. With AFTS, Andrew has brokered partnerships between various central banks, supported startup entrepreneurs with equity fundraising, and advised numerous multinational companies with new market expansion. Beyond the Africa Fintech Summit, Andrew also leads The Kenyan Wall Street, a new-age media company in Nairobi covering business and finance developments in East Africa. Earlier in his career, Andrew was the Director of Insights at Dedalus Global, a go-to-market advisory firm focused on the Global South and based in Washington, DC. Andrew graduated cum laude from Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia having studied Business Economics and Mathematics. 

Odipo Sharola | Nation Digital Summit 2024
Ms. Odipo Sharola 🇰🇪
Founder of Women in AI Africa (WAIA)
Ms. Odipo Sharola

Odipo Sharola
Women in AI Africa (WAIA)

Ms. Odipo is the Founder of Women in AI Africa (WAIA), a non-profit organization spearheading the charge to bridge the gender gap in the booming AI field. WAIA empowers women across Africa through:

  • Capacity-building programs: Equipping women with the skills and knowledge to thrive in the AI ecosystem.
  • Targeted training workshops: Providing practical guidance and industry insights to unlock career potential.
  • Creating a supportive network: Fostering a community of like-minded women to share ideas, collaborate, and inspire each other.

Her dedication and leadership have earned her recognition on prestigious platforms, including:

  • Keynote speaker at the 2023 African AI Summit: Sharing her vision for a more inclusive AI future.
  • Invited speaker at Kenya Innovation Week, Commonwealth Chapter: Showcasing WAIA’s impactful work on the national stage, and advocating for gender equality in tech across the Commonwealth nations.
  • Featured speaker at eDigital Connect: Inspiring a wider audience with her message of empowerment through AI.
  • Featured speaker at the Rotary Club: Creating awareness about capacity development in the AI landscape.

Beyond WAIA: Ms. Odipo is also the founder and Managing Partner of Akoth Odipo Law, a boutique law firm catering to a diverse clientele, both local and international. Her firm provides:

  • Comprehensive legal services: Advising clients on a wide range of legal matters.
  • Strategic guidance: Helping businesses navigate the legal landscape with confidence.
  • Exceptional client service: Building strong relationships based on trust and understanding.
Mr. George Njuguna 🇰🇪
Chief Information Officer, Safaricom
Mr. George Njuguna

George Njuguna
Chief Information Officer

Case Study

George Njuguna,MBS is the Director, Digital & Information Technology (CIO) of Safaricom PLC. Prior to joining Safaricom, he worked at Housing Finance Group as the Chief Operating Officer. Before this, he worked at Commercial Bank of Africa as the Head of Information Technology.

He has 23 years experience in IT, and 18 years experience in Banking and Financial Services, specifically in technology, operations, product development, project management, channel management, digital transformation and large-scale implementations.

During his illustrious career, he has held various technical and senior management roles locally, regionally and internationally. The impact is showcased by the several awards he has received including CIO of the Year, East Africa (2018), inducted into East Africa CIO Hall of Fame (2019), named one of the Broadband 50 to Watch “A list of influential leaders, innovators and disruptors who are connecting the world” (2021) and in 2022 received the Vodacom Leadership Award for Living our Purpose to create Inclusion for All, CIO 200 Global Leader Award and recognition among the Top 40 under 40 influential men in Kenya by Business Daily. In 2023, he pioneered and brought to life, the biggest and iconic Engineering Summit in Africa, Safaricom Decode 2.0. He also leads the Industry Digital Talent Program by safaricom in conjunction with several stakeholders in the industry. 2023 culminated with him being awarded Moran of the order of the Burning Spear (MBS) by the President of Kenya.

His career success is anchored on people and purpose.

Mr. William Baraza 🇰🇪
Director of AFRALTI
Mr. William Baraza

William Baraza
African Advanced Level Telecommunications Institute (AFRALTI)
Panelist and Facilitator

William Baraza is the Director and CEO of the African Advanced Level Telecommunications Institute (AFRALTI) and Chairman of the Africa Cyber Defense Forum (ACDF) Advisory Board. With over 25 years in IT and telecommunications across Sub-Saharan Africa, he possesses extensive leadership experience, driving high-level ICT strategies and collaborating with multinational corporations like Nokia Networks, Cisco Systems, Ericsson, and CommScope. Currently pursuing a PhD in Strategic Information Systems, William holds an MBA and a B.Sc. in Computer Science. Beyond his professional pursuits, he enjoys golf and hodophilia.

Sam K. Mwangi - Nation Digital Summit 2024
Sam K. Mwangi 🇰🇪
CEO, Socialmeds Digital
Sam K. Mwangi

Sam K. Mwangi
Digital Marketing Strategist, Trainer, and Keynote Speaker
Founder of Socialmeds Digital

Sam K. Mwangi, a Digital Marketing Strategist, Trainer, and Keynote Speaker, is the founder of Socialmeds Digital with over 8 years of experience and 80+ brands in his portfolio. His expertise encompasses marketing strategy, brand development, campaign execution, audience engagement, training, and workshops. A strategic thinker, Sam prioritizes the consumer’s benefit in his marketing approach. With a 4.9-star Google Rank, he has conducted 15+ workshops and masterclasses, focusing on key sectors like Manufacturing, Retail, FMCG, and Finance. His mantra, “It’s not the best products that sell the most, but the best marketed products,” underscores his commitment to crafting impactful marketing campaigns.

Ms. Fiona Asonga 🇰🇪
Fiona Asonga

Fiona Asonga
Technology Service Providers Association of Kenya (TESPOK)

Currently the Chief Executive Officer of a non-governmental, not-for-profit Technology Service Providers Association of Kenya (TESPOK) that operates the Kenya Internet Exchange Point and Industry Computer Security Incident Response Team.

Have 16 years’ experience working in the ICT sector in Kenya 10 of which have been spent at TESPOK as a liaison for the private sector with governments in the East Africa region on ICT policy and regulations.

In 2018 developed a training program on Collaborative Governance under the Internet Society that was run at the USTTI, Washington DC. From 2011 to 2018 was one of the three African representatives on the Number Resource Organization – Number Council and role on the NRO involved coordinating Numbering Resource issues across the five Regional Internet Registries.  She also doubled as a member of the Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) Address Supporting Organization- Address Council where we coordinate the development of Global Numbering Resource Policy Development.

A keen advocate of ICT for development and multi-stakeholder engagement for digital development and has been appointed in 2022 as part of the Executive Council of the UN IIGF Supporting organization.


Mr. Francis Waithaka 🇰🇪
CEO of Digital For Africa Ltd
Mr. Francis Waithaka

Francis Waithaka
CEO, Digital For Africa Ltd

Francis Waithaka is the founder and CEO of Digital For Africa Ltd, a leading provider of digital marketing solutions and training for businesses in Africa. With over 24 years of experience in various fields including technology and digital marketing. He is a certified digital marketing trainer and has served over 250 brands in Africa, including The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, Nation Media Group, KCB, and Naivas. As a passionate trainer and mentor, he has taught and coached many entrepreneurs and marketers at various institutions. As a visionary leader, he believes in the power of digital transformation for Africa.

Mr. Ken Mbuki 🇰🇪
Business Intelligence Analyst and Data Culture Lead, Moringa School
Mr. Ken Mbuki

Ken Mbuki
Business Intelligence Analyst and Data Culture Lead
Moringa School

Ken Mbuki, a seasoned Business Intelligence Expert and Consultant with 8+ years’ experience, currently works as a Business Intelligence Analyst and Data Culture Lead at Moringa School. He’s a published author, part-time IT Tutor at KCA University, and has led successful consultancies for top Kenyan firms. Known for his expertise in IT, Big Data, and Digital Strategy, Ken excels in conducting workshops, masterclasses, and presentations. His proficiency in data ethics and governance makes him a valuable asset in the field.

Mr. Mutembei Kariuki 🇰🇪
Founder and CEO, Fastagger
Mutembei Kariuki

Mutembei Kariuki,
Founder and CEO

Mutembei Kariuki is a Kenyan Tech entrepreneur, CEO, and co-founder of Fastagger, an AI company. He has previous experience as a Senior Advisor for the German Development Cooperation on Digital Transformation. Mutembei has been interested in technology, entrepreneurship, and leadership development and worked with organizations in Kenya, Austria, India, and Japan. He has been involved in social entrepreneurship through AIESEC and worked in Brazil, India, and The Philippines to support social enterprises with Potencia Ventures. His passion for Technology then led him to Japan where he was part of the transfer of technology to Kenya by building a partnership between Japanese companies, Kenya, and the Japanese governments. He also spent this time learning about emerging technologies such as Quantum computing, AI, Blockchain, the Internet of Things, and 3D printing that he believes will radically improve the quality of life for humanity. Mutembei holds degrees in Economics and Information Systems. A fun fact is that he has been part of a social reality TV show called Imagine Afrika that took him to South Africa, Mozambique, and Rwanda and was broadcast in over 40 countries as part of an African Media initiative to combat HIV/AIDS in Africa.

Mr. Oliver Mathenge 🇰🇪
Managing Editor - Nation Media Group
Mr. Oliver Mathenge

Oliver Mathenge
Managing Editor (Audiences and Engagement)
Nation Media Group PLC

Oliver Mathenge is the Managing Editor (Audiences and Engagement) at Nation Media Group in Nairobi, Kenya, overseeing digital publishing and social strategy. With prior roles as Multimedia Editor at Nation Media Group and Digital Editor at Radio Africa Group, he has extensive experience in digital operations. Starting as a News Journalist in 2007, Oliver has a background in developing news and features, particularly in politics. Additionally, he serves as a digital journalism trainer for WAN-IFRA’s Women in News Digital ABC programme.

Ellen Kamau 🇰🇪
Managing Director, Vista Primer Solutions
Ellen Kamau

Ellen Kamau
Managing Director
Vista Primer Solutions

Ellen Kamau is an accomplished Software Engineer and Founder of Vista Prime Solutions Ltd, boasts a Ph.D. in Management & Leadership, an MBA in Strategic Management, and a B.Sc. in Computing and Information Systems. Specializing in security policy formulation, database administration, and ERP systems implementation, Ellen excels in strategy, change management, and team leadership.

As Managing Director, she has effectively trained and implemented ERP systems for diverse clients, including significant projects with CWS/Refugee Settlement Centre Africa, Carepay Limited, RCMRD, National Crime Research Centre, and the Kenya School of Government. Ellen’s strategic leadership and project coordination have been instrumental in achieving successful outcomes, such as the 2022 implementation and migration to Microsoft Navision for all five campuses of the Kenya School of Government. Her dynamic approach and technological expertise position her as a leader and authority in the field.

Stephen Kahuria 🇰🇪
Senior Support Specialist, Red Dot Distribution
Stephen Kahuria

Stephen Kahuria
Senior Support Specialist
Red Dot Distribution

Stephen K. Kahuria is a cloud engineer and consultant with six years of experience in the Insurance and Software distribution industries.

He specializes in architecting, operating, and developing cloud solutions using Azure.

He also has an interest in machine learning and artificial intelligence. Currently pursuing a Master of Science in Digital Transformation.

Ken Mwenda 🇰🇪
Co-Founder and Managing Director, eMobilis
Stephen Kahuria

Ken Mwenda

Co-Founder and Managing Director,

Ken Mwenda Gikunda is the Co-founder and Managing Director of eMobilis Technology Institute, an award-winning 13-year-old Technology and Digital Training Institution and incubation Hub in Nairobi, Kenya. Ken holds an MBA from the University of Victoria with an International Exchange at Edhec in Lille, France and a bachelor’s degree from Queen’s University in Canada.

Ken is passionate about empowerment of young people, impactful skills development, and equipping young people for the future of work, enabling them to access technology and digital opportunities both locally and globally. He has worked for technology firms, industry associations, and a Chamber of Commerce in Canada before moving back to Kenya and working in the banking field for 4 years, including at Citibank and Absa (formerly Barclays). He also has over 12 years of experience in the Education and Training sector.

In 2012, he was selected for the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), which included an Innovation Summit in Washington and a 2-week Mentorship program in Chicago. He is a speaker at several universities and has been a judge at several forums.

 In 2013, he was selected as an Acumen East Africa Fellow and the following year (2014) was named in the Institut Choiseul’s Top 100 Africans, a study that identifies and ranks the top 100 young African economic leaders of tomorrow. 

iHub also acknowledged him as a Top 100 contributor to Kenya’s technology community in 2015. 

He has also been involved in mentoring young men and women through the Presidential Digital Talent Program and has previously been a Project Lead on several software development builds.

Ken is an active thought leader involved in supporting and co-designing digital economy interventions. This includes the implementation of the Government of Kenya’s Ajira Digital program; an initiative driven by the Ministry of Information, Communications and the Digital Economy with the strategic support of the Mastercard Foundation to position Kenya as one of the top freelancing and BPO hubs in the world. The program targets to equip over 1million young people annually with digital work readiness skills to earn a dignified income through digital and digitally-enabled work. 

Through this program over 270, 000 young women and men have been equipped with basic, crosscutting and advanced digital skills, 53% of whom are young women and a further 600+ acquired AWS Cloud practitioner certification.


Mr. Mbugua Njihia 🇰🇪
Venture Builder / Architect
Mr. Mbugua Njihia

Mbugua Njihia
Venture Builder and Architect

Mbugua is a venture builder/architect actively identifying opportunities across mobility, telecoms, payments, media, advertising, digital distribution and energy while also exploring the potential of Web 3, an exciting realm that embraces themes such as decentralization, blockchain technology, and token-based economics.  He is passionate about seeing Africa become a net creator of value as opposed to a proverbial consumer.

Ms. Lydia Byarugaba Maison 🇰🇪
Head of Product, Nation Media Group PLC
Ms. Lydia Byarugaba Maison

Lydia Maison
Head of Product
Nation Media Group PLC

Lydia is a product leader currently operating at the intersection of media and technology, with over a decade experience in Product Development, Strategy and Innovation applied within fintech and e-commerce verticals across Sub Saharan Africa.

 Her proficiency lies in working with entrepreneurs and organisations to disrupt their thinking, aptly develop ideas from nascency to walking skeletons and eventually fully fledged products that solve problems and drive impact.

 As the Head of Product at Nation Media Group, she leads formulation and implementation of product management policies towards realizing the group’s digital transformation agenda.

 Leveraging technology, her curiosity and appreciation for the cultural nuances that typify each country or region are catalytic to her contribution in achieving socio-economic development on the African continent.

 Lydia is a graduate of Bond University and University of Johannesburg. Acutely aware that a person is a person through other people, she pays it forward through mentorship at Akili Dada and AkiraChix.


Mr. Dann Mwangi 🇰🇪
Lead Editor, Broadcast News, Nation Media Group PLC
Mr. Dann Mwangi

Discussion Topics

Panel Discussion Topics & Case Studies

AI in Business Processes and Integration Strategies

  • How can businesses effectively integrate digital technologies and AI into their existing infrastructure?
  • What are the best practices for seamless integration, and how can potential challenges be addressed?
  • Examine how AI is being used to optimize and automate various business processes.
  • Discuss the impact on operational efficiency and the potential for cost savings.

Data driven decision making and ethical Considerations in AI

  • Address the ethical implications of using AI technologies in business.
  • Discuss responsible AI practices, transparency, and considerations for ensuring fairness and accountability.
  • Explore the role of data analytics and AI in facilitating more informed and strategic decision-making within organizations.
  • Discuss real-world examples of successful data-driven decision-making.

Digital Transformation Success Stories: Case Studies

  • Share a case study of businesses that have successfully undergone digital transformations with the integration of AI.
  • Discuss lessons learned, challenges faced, and the outcomes achieved.

Innovations at the Intersection

  • Explore innovations that have resulted from the convergence of digital and AI in your organization.
  • Discuss how innovations are reshaping industries and creating new business opportunities.

Revolutionizing efficiency through the integration of AI in government operations

  • Exploring how AI technologies are reshaping government services.
  • Ethical Considerations in AI Governance.
  • Data Privacy and Protection: Navigating the Regulatory Landscape.
  • Enhancing Policy and Governance through AI-Driven decision making.

Navigating the ethical terrain of AI in education

  • Discussions will explore strategies to ensure fairness, transparency, and responsible use of AI in education.
  • Critical ethical considerations in AI’s application within education
  • Global Perspectives on AI in Education Ethics.


Panel Discussion Topics & Case Studies




AI and Customer Experience Enhancement
Examine how AI technologies can be leveraged to enhance customer experiences as part of digital transformation efforts. Explore use cases, best practices, and the integration of AI in customer service and engagement.Mr. Sam Mwangi – Social Meds Digital
AI and Cybersecurity Integration
Explore the role of AI in bolstering cybersecurity measures within the context of digital transformation. Discuss AI-driven threat detection, anomaly identification, and proactive security measures.Mr. William Bill Baraza – Director – Africa Advanced Level Telecommunications Institute (AFRALTI).
Building a Data-Driven Culture
Discuss strategies for fostering a data-driven culture within organizations undergoing digital transformation. Explore how to cultivate a mindset that values data as a strategic asset and encourages data-driven decision-making.Dr. John Olukuru – Head of Data & Analytics - Strathmore
Strategic Planning for AI Adoption
Explore the strategic considerations and planning involved in adopting AI technologies as part of a comprehensive digital transformation strategy. Discuss how organizations can align AI initiatives with broader business goals.Mr. Francis Waithaka – Team Leader – Digital4Africa

Additional topics will be selected across industries utilizing digital & AI convergence to transform their businesses.

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Full Package
Kshs. 140,000Plus VAT
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  • Conference Attendance
  • Dinner invitation (21st Feb)
  • Tea and Lunch Breaks during the conference (21 – 23 Feb)
  • Shared bus transfer Nairobi to Naivasha and back (21st & 23rd)
Conference Package
Kshs. 100,000Plus VAT
  • Conference Attendance
  • Dinner invitation (21st Feb)
  • Tea and Lunch Breaks during the conference (21 – 23 Feb)
Virtual Attendance
Kshs. 35,000Plus VAT
  • Virtual conference attendance
Group of 4 Conference Package
Kshs. 360,000Plus VAT
  • Masterclass and Conference Attendance
  • Dinner invitation (21st Feb)
  • Tea and Lunch Breaks during the conference (21 – 23 Feb)

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The development of AI is as fundamental as the creation of the microprocessor, the personal computer, the Internet, and the mobile phone. It will change the way people work, learn, travel, get health care, and communicate with each other. Entire industries will reorient around it. Businesses will distinguish themselves by how well they use it.

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Tentative Program for the 4th Nation Digital Summit

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