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We are excited to bring you #SGPanel - an interactive session with experts from Andela Rwanda, Hepta Analytics, Liquid Telecom and Carnegie Mellon University answering questions on the implications of tech innovations in our world today. the discussion will focus on topics around; The future of work and talent, why data is the world's most valuable resources, cloud connectivity and the future of digital finance in Africa.
During networking hour you can experience 3 VR short movies from New Dimensions - Virtual Reality Africa, by Goethe-Institut Kigali
Come prepared with questions, and most importantly connect with tech corporates, startup founders, entrepreneurs, tech enthusiast, government, policy makers and investors working hard to make the world a better place.
If you're new to Kigali, this event is a great opportunity to meet in person experts within the local ecosystem.
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Professor / Researcher
Clement Uwajeneza is the Country Director at Andela, a technology company that helps companies build high performing distributed engineering teams by investing in Africa’s most talented software developers. Founded on the premise that brilliance is evenly distributed, Andela - whose centres are in Lagos, Kampala, Nairobi, San Francisco and New York City -
has built one of the most selective engineering institutions in the world.
As a Country Director for Andela’s first pan-African hub, Clement provides strategic leadership and direction to the Kigali office and is also responsible for its programmatic and operational management.
From 2014, Clément was the founding CEO of Irembo an eGovernment service with over 15,000 daily users. Most recently, he was the Experience Community Lead of umva.ai, an open source initiative to build tools for natural language human-computer interfaces for Kinyarwanda speakers. He is actively engaged in Rwanda’s tech ecosystem, where he currently serves as the Chairman of the Rwanda Chamber of ICT.
Clément holds a Master’s in Computer Sciences and Management from Polytech Montpellier in France. He also completed the Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education in Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship in Africa program in 2016.
Victoria Munguti is an ICT business strategist with great experience in the ICT4D areas which involves the application of information and communication technologies to solve problems for the undeserved communities. She is skilled in market planning and innovation for high tech products and strategic use of digital information to help enterprises make informed decisions.
Through her business and tech background, she has co-founded Hepta Analytics, a startup company in Kenya and now Rwanda. She recently graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a master’s degree in information technology (MSIT). Her interests also include research and Blogging.
Martin Saint is a professor, researcher, and cyber engineer with over 30 years of industry experience. He has been a lecturer at Carnegie Mellon University's Africa campus since 2013, is a co-founder of digital agency Tatsuo.io, and serves as Chief Technology Officer for Zaka.io.
He focuses on applications of technology for digital finance and e-health and taught the first academic Financial Technology (FinTech) and Blockchain courses on the African continent. He consults on engineering, economics, business, and policy issues for public and private organizations, primarily in the finance, health, technology, and telecommunications sectors.
Dr. Saint is a research fellow at the Kigali Collaborative Research Center and an invited lecturer at the International Centre for Theoretical Physics in Italy. He is an advisor for two World Bank-funded African Centers of Excellence, one in Internet of Things and the other in Data Science. He has researched at the University of Colorado's Pervasive Communications Laboratory and Digital Energy Lab, the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Emergency Management Institute, and Idaho National Laboratory.
Dr. Saint received his MS and PhD in Telecommunications from the University of Colorado in the USA. Outside of work he enjoys building projects and companies, writing financial market algorithms, and travel. He is often found immersed in a book at a café.
Experienced Chief Technology Officer with an MBA from University of Zimbabwe. Demonstrated history of building world class networks (and related teams) from scratch as well as modernising legacy networks (and related teams). Skilled in a broad range of technologies including IP/MPLS, DWDM, FTTH, Metro Ethernet and Wireless Technologies. Ongoing research on Digital Transformation in the Telecom Industry.
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FreshBox Rwanda Ltd.