Digital Transformation (dx100) Symposium and Awards

November 23 - 25, 2022
95 speakers and counting
Leisure Lodge Beach & Golf Resort, Diani, Mombasa

Catalyzing C-Suite Engagement In Digital Transformation

We’re gathering the most innovative minds from across all industries. Very simply it’s an audience of leading pan-African organisations at the C-Suite and Director level in 1 place for 3 days. Open to sharing, collaborating, innovating, ideating and most importantly connecting.

  • Gain access to first-hand insights from the industry’s biggest names on what progress has been made and what opportunities lie ahead
  • Businesses and consumers are ready to adopt new technology, but we cannot succeed alone. Join leaders from across the tech spectrum and reimagine the role of technology in our world
  • A unique meeting of cross-industry, cross-discipline tech leaders deep-diving into the new potential of technology. From information security to quantum computing, we’re sharing the newest use cases live
  • As we all know, the tech ecosystem is incredibly interdependent, and partnerships are essential. Join us for an ideation session and bespoke 1 on 1 networking meetings
  • We are keen to drive debate and will lead live fireside chats onstage with the biggest names in tech. Prepare for household names to take to the stage with direction-setting insights and industry-leading analysis
  • Our bespoke agendas are crafted by the industry, for the industry with carefully selected themes and discussions to provide a conclusive guide to your tech strategy
  • Celebrate organisations and the people within them for their achievements in technological innovation.

Speaker List
Why attend the dx100 event

The Ins and Outs

Award winners have over the past 13 years been recognised by their peers and colleagues at this annual ceremony. Applications that focus on business goals and results of the project or use of technology have a higher chance of winning. The best part is, anyone can nominate a company. Businesses and consumers are ready to adopt new technology, but we cannot succeed alone. Join leaders from across the tech spectrum and re-imagine the role of technology in our world.

Applications are reviewed, evaluated and scored by our panel of judges, including industry experts, academics, business executives and former CIOs. The dx100 Symposium and Awards Ceremony – dx5’s most powerful pan-African gathering of senior business executives, is an exclusive event that will be held in Diani this November.

Watch industry experts and other featured personalities give the low down on what the dx100 Symposium and Awards is all about.


The Speakers

Kelly Bentley

CEO, dx5Group

Harry Hare

Chairman, dx5Group

George Njuguna

CIO, Safaricom PLC

Ali Hussein

Founder, Kipochi

Louis Fourie

Professor, IT Services, Cape Peninsula University of Technology

Catherine Muraga

Managing Director, Microsoft Africa Development Centre, Microsoft

Nawaz Bagha

Territory Lead, VMware

Kenneth Ogwang'

Head of Digital and Technology, Eastern and Southern Africa, Diageo

Dan Kwach

Managing Director, East Africa Region, Africa Data Centres

Romeo Mabasa

Business Development Manager, Africa, PeopleCert

Kunle Ogunfolabi

Systems Engineer - End-User Computing, Nutanix

Karen Cherry

CEO, ESET East Africa

Phyllis Migwi

Country General Manager, Microsoft

Vivian Kigada

Enterprise Channel Manager, Microsoft

Samuel Kariuki

Digital Specialist - Azure Apps and Infra, Microsoft

Kelvin Muriungi

Solution Sales Specialist - Business Applications for East, West and Southern Africa, Microsoft

Daniel Ndirangu

Lead Solutions Engineer, VMware

Michael Michie

CTO, Solv

Rosemary Koech

DPO, Risk Division, KCB

Imran Chaudhrey

Country Manager - East Africa, Fortinet

John Gichohi

Systems Engineer - East Africa, Fortinet

Vignesh Subramanian

Regional Head - Egypt, and East Africa, Freshworks

Moses Okundi

CTO, Absa Bank Kenya

Seyoum Damtew

Director of Information System Security, Commercial Bank of Ethiopia

Mutheu Khimulu

Legal Specialist in Cybersecurity, Counterterrorism, Crisis Management Data Privacy & AML Laws

Varun Parikh

Manager - Sales Engineering, Sophos

Valerie Angira

Cyber Security Channel Manager, Weston-Comstor

Dennis Volemi

Group CIO, Equity Bank

James Muigai

Director IT & Operations, Sidian Bank

Simon Mbogo

Group Information Technology Director, NCBA Group

Mayuresh Kothari

Security Solutions Architect, Secureworks

Ivy Kashero

Territory Manager - Emerging Africa, Secureworks

Penina Kimani

Chief Digital Officer, Longhorn Publishers

Josphat Nzuki

Chief Innovation and Technology Officer, Higher Education Loans Board

Paul Kariuki

Director - ICT Centre, University of Nairobi

Munyi Nthigah

General Manager, Tala and Secretary, Association of Fintechs in Kenya

Shiraz Dadar

Head of ICT Department, M.P. Shah Hospital

Samuel Weru

Group IT Director, AMREF Health Africa

Carolyne Ambani

Head of Technology Services, Dawa Life Sciences

Peter Kanda

CIO, Gertrude's Children's Hospital

Joseph Mutua

Senior Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Vincent Milewa

Managing Director, Down To Earth (DTE) Technologies Ltd

Florence Munene

Technical Manager, Down To Earth (DTE) Technologies Ltd

Perez Omondi

Microsoft Technical Lead, Down To Earth (DTE) Technologies Ltd

Michelle Kuria

Marketing Manager - East Africa, ESET

Ken Kimani

Country Director - East Africa, ESET

Martin Kimani

Associate Director, KPMG East Africa

Faith Nkatha

Country Manager, Cellulant

Damaris Mabeya

Aminia Dada, Executive Director & Founder

Anirban Mukherjee

Director for Technology Sales, Red Hat

Jaine Mwai

CIO, Standard Chartered Bank, Kenya

Pauline Karanja

Digital Transformation Manager, Unga Group Ltd.

Anita Chege

Head, Products, Digital & Marketing, Letshego

Richard Muthua

Executive Head, Cloud and Cyber Security - Liquid Intelligent Technologies

Andrew Mutua

CEO, PesaKit

Kennedy Mubita

Africa Regional Head, SC Ventures

Robert Mugo

General Manager, ICT, Kenya Power

Ben Mann

Business Director & Co-FounderBusiness Director & Co-Founder CryptoSasa

Adam Lane

Deputy CEO, Government Affairs, Kenya - Huawei

Mbugua Njihia

Venture Scout, SHL Capital

Valerie Angira

Cybersecurity Channel Manager for the Rest of Africa at Westcon- Comstor

Joseph Nzioka Mutua

Senior Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Service

Rosemary Koech


Guy Shannon

Executive Head, Cyber Security Operations

Steve Kamuya

Executive Director, Huawei

Rose Muturi

Managing Director, Branch International

Zilper Michelle Abong’o

General Manager - Strategy and Compliance, Kenya Pipeline

Esther Maina

Project Manager, Huawei

Manases Japhet Murrey

Tech Strategy Leader, CEO, Baran Telecom Networks

Cynthia Kropac

Chief Entreprise Business Officer, Safaricom Plc

Samson Ogada

Systems Engineer, Sophos

Bente Krogmann

CEO & Director, mTek Services

Charles Kinyanjui

Head of New Ventures and Fintech Development, National Bank

Joel Onditi

Group CEO and President at Pathways International, Professor of Practice University of Denver

Kenneth Matiba

Senior Solutions Manager, Huawei

Caine Wanjau

CTO, Twiga Foods

Bernard Rono

Head of ICT/CIO, Kenya Tea Packers Ltd (KETEPA)

Sylvester Muoki

CIO, Isuzu East Africa

Nelson Juma

Group Chief Information Security Officer, I & M Bank

Samuel Gichaga

IT Manager, Youth Empowerment Institute

David Kariuki


Kasaine Pertet

General Manager - ICT, Kenya Airports Authority

Emma Ngute

ICT Director, Kitui County

Sidney Louis Shilako

Chief Manager, ICT and Operations, Stima Sacco Society Ltd

Robert Karioki

Chief Technology and Information Officer, Mombasa Port Sacco

Henry Abea

ICT Manager, Kimisitu Sacco

Alexio Manyonde

Chief Technology Officer, Zep-Re

Kennedy Yegon

Deputy General Manager - ICT, Kenya Deposit Insurance Corp.

Paul Njuguna

Group IT Manager, Sarova Hotels

Alfred Mugo

CIO, Java House Africa

John Felix

ICT Manager, Maanzoni Lodge Ltd

Francis Kamuyu

Senior IT Manager, Multichoice Kenya

Bernard Kamau

CEO, National Social Security Fund

Kelvin Obole

Head - ICT and Business Innovations, Safaricom Sacco

David Muiruri

General Manager, Minet Kenya Insurance Brokers



  • Day 01

    November 23, 2022

  • Day 02

    November 24, 2022

  • Day 03

    November 25, 2022

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

dx100 Registrations and Welcome Lunch

2:00 PM - 2:10 PM

Symposium Welcome and Opening Remarks

Kelly Bentley speaker

2:10 PM - 2:35 PM

Navigating Today’s Wave of Fast Change

Louis Fourie speaker

2:35 PM - 2:55 PM

Connecting the Dots in Digital Transformation

Martin Kimani speaker

2:55 PM - 3:15 PM

2023 Technology Trends You Should Be Watching

Nawaz Bagha speaker

3:15 PM - 3:20 PM

Intro To Official Speaker

Harry Hare speaker

3:20 PM - 3:55 PM

Beyond Digital Transformation

Samuel Kariuki speaker

3:55 PM - 4:50 PM

Why Digital Transformation Should Be A Strategic Priority In Africa

Africa’s digital transformation is gaining momentum, but it must be a strategic priority if we are to unlock the full potential of our people, businesses and governments. Digital transformation is the key to unlocking global opportunities and help solve some of the continent’s most pressing challenges such as improving health care, creating jobs, solving problems related to youth unemployment, rural development and many more. How then can both government and the private sector work to actualize this potential?

Harry Haremoderator

Louis Fourie panelist

Catherine Muraga panelist

Steve Kamuya panelist

4:55 PM - 5:45 PM

dxNOVA - Is Diversity and Inclusion Critical in Digital Transformation?

Diversity and inclusion are critical for the digital transformation of Africa. We need to see more women, youth and people with disability participating in digital economy, technology industry needs to opportunities for them to take part in creating the digital future of Africa.

Everline Kamau-Migwimoderator

Phyllis Migwi panelist

Faith Nkatha panelist

Michelle Kuria panelist

Damaris Mabeya panelist

5:45 PM - 6:45 PM

Special Interest Groups 1, 2, 3 and 4

Four 1-hour breakout sessions running in parallel

  • Smart Solutions

  • Smart Platforms

  • Smart Security

  • Smart Data

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  As businesses and other organizations undergo digital transformation, they’re faced with a growing tsunami of data that is at once incredibly valuable and increasingly burdensome to collect, process and analyze. New tools and methodologies are needed to manage the vast quantity of data being collected, to mine it for insights and to act on those insights when they’re discovered

Michael Michiespeaker

Hybrid Cloud & Multi-cloud Infrastructure
Cloud computing has become critical for digital transformation. However, a single cloud no longer suits to maintain the growing spectrum of businesses’ current needs and future goals. By 2023, organizations are projected to depend on different clouds to meet their IT needs fully. Yet, few managers today have a formal strategy for transitioning to multi - or hybrid cloud operations. They both perform different functions and come with distinct advantages.

Daniel Ndiranguspeaker

Cybersecurity As A Business Conversation
Moderator: Francis Mwangi, Group Head of IT Security & Infrastructure, Platcorp Holdings Ltd
Imran Chaudhery, Country Manager, EA, Fortinet
Robert Mogoi, ICT Manager · Mombasa Port Sacco Limited
Guy Shannon, Executive Head, Cyber Security Operations
Henry Bett, Solutions Architect East & West Africa, Infoblox

The Next Phase Of Data Protection
Moderator: Rosemary Koech, DPO, Risk Division, KCB
Gideon Kirui, Data Privacy Manager, KCB
Joseph Githaiga, Legal Business Solutions, PwC
Faith Jumba, Data Protection Officer, National Bank of Kenya
Juliana Rotich, Head Of Fintech, Safaricom Plc
Nelly Jerobon, Associate, Kangwana in association with Clyde & Co.

6:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Welcome Cocktails, Snacks, and Golf Prize Giving

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

VIP Ideate Sessions 1, 2, 3 and 4

These will be 1-hour sessions running in parallel

  • Ideate 1: dxNova

  • Ideate 2: Cybersecurity

  • Ideate 3: Smart Infrastructure

  • Ideate 4: Operations (Ops) 4.0

How Do We Bring Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in an Organisation?

Vivian Kigadaspeaker

Connecting the dots in cybersecurity
It is midnight, a cyberattack has been launched, and the automation engine spots it thanks to the massive amounts of security data that have been generated over the previous weeks. In spite of the late hour, key decision makers have to be informed immediately. These are the main challenges security analysts are facing on a daily basis. These helpers are currently tackling them one incident at a time, where an incident is defined as one attack tracked from beginning to end. This approach is highly efficient but far from being perfect — or fast. Yet it also raises an even bigger problem: if an organization is under attack, how can it know whether or not this particular attack was not preceded by other attacks? Or whether it is part of a previously unseen pattern? This raises the question of what organizations' current cybersecurity approaches miss out on by implication.
Correlating a cyber-attack is like trying to connect the dots of a circle. Each single data point indicates an attack, but it's unclear if there is any pattern. How do we confirm that 'A' always happens before 'B', and thus A is the cause of B? Join this Ideation session to explore new approaches in cybersecurity, learn and get insights on how you can connect the dots and have a secure environment in your organization.

Mayuresh Kotharispeaker

The Role of Digital Transformation in Smart Infrastructure
There is a digital transformation happening in all facets of our lives. From smartphones to smart homes, smart is the way of the future. Being smarter means utilizing digital process automation in smart infrastructure to make life easier people. It’s not just about improving efficiency with technology, but also improving the quality of life for people. Smart infrastructure enables smart processes which in turn enables leaders to use real-time data to make informed decisions on current issues and develop solutions that are timely and cost-efficient.

Kenneth Matibaspeaker

Bringing Down The Silos (Panel Discussion)
Moderator: Mbugua Njihia, Venture Scout, SHL Capital


  • Samuel Kamochu, Co-Founder & Lead Pacesetter, Meliora Technologies Ltd
  • Romeo Mabasa, BDM, Africa Region, PeopleCert
  • Kelvin Muriungi, Solution Sales Specialist, Microsoft

10:00 AM - 10:10 AM

Day 2 Welcome and Opening Remarks

Kelly Bentley speaker

10:10 AM - 10:35 AM

From Digital Transformation to Digital First

Phyllis Migwi speaker

10:35 AM - 11:00 AM

Delighting the Digital-first Customer With Effortless Customer Service

Vignesh Subramanian speaker

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

How Do You Balance Innovation with the Practicality of BaU Pressure?

The world is full of opportunities, but on their own these opportunities won’t grow your business. You need to innovate and experiment with new technologies, skills and strategies that will help you compete in a tough market. But how do you balance innovation and running the IT organization and making sure the lights are on?

Munyi Nthigahmoderator

Kunle Ogunfolabi panelist

Dan Kwach panelist

Valerie Angira panelist

Moses Okundi panelist

Perez Omondi panelist

11:30 AM - 11:50 AM

Accelerating The Digital Transition - Driving Entreprise Transformation

Anirban Mukherjee speaker

11:50 AM - 12:15 PM

Secured Data Transportation

Lewis Miritimoderator

Zilper Michelle Abong’o speaker

12:15 PM - 12:45 PM

Is Zero Trust The Answer To Enterprise Security Woes?

The Zero Trust approach is an important step for enterprises and organizations to improve their security posture. But it also reveals a fundamental shift in the manner we think about security, which can be hard for some organisations. Is Zero Trust “the” security silver bullet we have been waiting for? How can it be easier for organisations to adopt this approach to enterprise security?

Lewis Miritimoderator

John Gichohi panelist

Seyoum Damtew panelist

Ivy Kashero panelist

Varun Parikh panelist

Florence Munene panelist

12:45 PM - 1:05 PM

Building Cloud Infrastructure and Capabilities

Lewis Miritimoderator

Joseph Nzioka Mutua speaker

1:05 PM - 2:00 PM

Lunch and Expo Exploration

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Industry Case Studies

Four 10-minute presentations followed by a 20-minute Q&A session, all running in parallel

3:00 PM - 5:30 PM

1-1 Meetings

5:30 PM - 8:30 PM


Joseph Mathengemoderator

8:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Fireside Chat on the Beach

Final session of the day

Joseph Mathengemoderator

Ken Kimani panelist

Rosemary Koech panelist

Martin Kimani panelist

Florence Munene panelist

Nelson Juma panelist

9:00 AM - 9:10 AM

Day 3 Welcome and Opening Remarks

Harry Hare speaker

9:10 AM - 9:40 AM

dxNova Fireside Chat

Kelly Bentleymoderator

Jaine Mwai panelist

9:40 AM - 10:00 AM

The Digital Transformation Journey Enablers

Romeo Mabasa speaker

10:00 AM - 10:20 AM

Connecting The Dots In Cybersecurity

Ivy Kashero speaker

10:00 AM - 10:20 AM

Digital Infrastruture As The Great Equalizer For Digital Transformation

Judy Muokamoderator

Steve Kamuya speaker

10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

When Innovating, Think People, Processes, Then Technology

Innovation is a process, not an event. Innovation is about the future, not the past. Innovation is about people 10:40 AM and organizations, not products and services. Innovation is about thinking differently about what you do. When you want to innovate first think of the processes, the people and then allow technology to enable the innovation. But, what about product innovation?

Judy Muokamoderator

Anita Chege panelist

Richard Muthua panelist

Esther Maina panelist

Manases Japhet Murrey panelist

11:15 AM - 11:35 AM

Digital Transformation In The New Era

Ziana Muddumoderator

Cynthia Kropac speaker

11:35 AM - 12:05 PM

What CEOs Expect From CIOs

CIOs are the CEO’s technology officer. They are responsible for everything from keeping the company’s computers up and running to managing its digital transformation. This role has evolved over time, but today’s CIOs are expected to help their businesses leverage technology to grow revenue, engage customers, improve products and services, streamline operations and even find new ways to exploit their data. The question is, are CIOs cut for this?

Rachel Njirumoderator

Vincent Milewa panelist

Andrew Mutua panelist

Samson Ogada panelist

Bente Krogmann panelist

12:05 AM - 12:25 PM

Aligning Digital Transformation to Business Vision

Ali Husseinmoderator

Kennedy Mubita speaker

12:25 PM - 12:45 PM

What Is Next For The Digital Transformation Leader?

Ali Husseinmoderator

George Njuguna speaker

12:45 PM - 1:20 PM

Beyond Payments: What Are The Opportunities In Fintech?

Ali Husseinmoderator

Mbugua Njihia panelist

Charles Kinyanjui panelist

Bente Krogmann panelist

Joel Onditi panelist

1:20 PM - 3:00 PM

Lunch and Expo Exploration

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Industry Case Studies

Four 10-minute presentations followed by a 20-minute Q&A, all running in parallel

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM


7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Gala Dinner

The start of the Gala Dinner session. Placed seating with African theme

11:00 PM - 12:00 AM
part of gala dinner

dx100 After Party



Microsoft VMware DownToEarth Technologies Huawei
RedHat Safaricom PLC
ESET Africa Data Centers Computer Learning Centre Sophos Westcon-Comstor Secureworks Dell Technologies Liquid Intelligent Technologies
customer experience partner
Freshworks Soliton Telmec
vendor attendee
Nutanix PeopleCert Infobip Kenya Infoblox Fortinet Amazon Web Services

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Shortlisted Companies

Here's a list of all the companies which made it to this year's Digital Transformation (dx100) Symposium and Awards shortlist.

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Where & When

Leisure Lodge Beach & Golf Resort, Diani, Mombasa
November 23 - 25, 2022

Contact Person Details

Njambi Waruhiu
+254 717535307