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iHub By Josiah Mugambi / January 17, 2014

Dr Ndemo joins the iHub Board of Advisors

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We are very excited to announce that Dr Bitange Ndemo  has joined the iHub Board of Advisors from this year. He has for a long time been a friend of the iHub, and has been very supportive to the tech community, having been part of numerous barcamps and other events, interacting freely with startups and young entrepreneurs. He brings to the iHub community lots of experience from his time working in Government as a technocrat, unbridled passion and energy as a knowledge-based economy evangelist, and will continue to be very instrumental in shaping Kenya’s tech future with us.

Daktari Ndemo, former Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Information and Communication has been called the ‘Father of broadband’ in Kenya. He is currently steering a campaign to lower the cost of accessing ICT (Connectivity, Hardware and Software) in Kenya and the region. He is at the forefront of developing the demand side of ICT by actively promoting Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) in urban centres to showcase ICT entrepreneurial opportunities through digital villages in rural Kenya. He is also the Honorary Chair of the recently launched Alliance for Affordable Internet, Advisor to the Better than Cash Alliance and Strategic Panelist at ICANN. He is also a Senior Lecturer of Entrepreneurship and Research Methods at the University of Nairobi. His interests include Technology, Culture, Education and the Economy.

Follow him on twitter: @bantigito


Author : Josiah Mugambi

Josiah Mugambi has had several years’ experience in ICT, including software solutions development and networking, and spent nine years working in the telecommunications space with NSN and Huawei. Josiah is one of the co-founders of Skunkworks, an informal gathering of Kenyan technology enthusiasts, have participated in organizing numerous meetings and talks bringing together mostly software & web developers, designers, engineers and bloggers to share their knowledge and network. Kenya’s first BarCamp was a result of this networking, and has been regularly held since then. One of the main aims behind the forming of this group is networking of common techies with the aim of spurring innovation amongst them. Additionally, Josiah has been involved in several startups.   He sat on the Board of Advisors at the Nairobi iHub from its inception before taking over as Executive Director from Erik Hersman in Sept 2013. He is also an iHub Trustee.

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