Speakers

At CMS Africa Summit, we bring you exciting and global speakers that are passionate about open source software and of course the professional businessmen who have built companies that are changing the world. 

Daniel Homorodean 

CEO, Arxia

Daniel is the CEO of Arxia, a Romanian web agency specialized in TYPO3. He initiated the ‘TYPO3 East Europe (T3EE)’ event in 2013 and is involved in its organization each year. Combining his passion for traveling for TYPO3 and for helping people to achieve more was his long-standing dream, which was made possible through the TYPO3 Community Expansion initiative that Daniel leads, and that took him to present TYPO3 in Rwanda in 2018.

Oduor Jagero

Founder, CMS Africa.

Oduor Jagero is the founder and Lead at CMS AFRICA and CMS AFRICA SUMMIT. He is the CEO of Clubboxer.co.ke, a company that specializes in web development, domains, and web consultancies. When he is not in tech, he writes. He has written two novels, True Citizen and Ghosts of 1894.

Job Thomas

Head of Support, WooCommerce at Automattic

Job Thomas is a Belgian who lives in Cape Town, and works as education and training manager at WooCommerce. He focuses on training of both customers and team members to make WooCommerce a learning organisation. On Make WordPress, he is part of the docs team, the translators team and the accessibility team, and has spoken at several WordCamps and other conferences. He’s also part of the WordCamp Cape Town organizer team.

Kuba Zwolinski

CEO of SNOW.DOG

Father, kayaker & trail runner. Magento Master, Certified Solution Specialist and CEO at SNOW.DOG, commerce & mobile agency. Organizer of Meet Magento Poland conference, Vice President of global Meet Magento Association. Passionate about open source technologies, internet of things and innovations

Andre Lipattsev

Web Platform & CMS @ Google.

 

Strategic Partner Manager & EMEA CMS Partnerships lead @ Google. Working on modern Web technologies with the best partners across Open Source and proprietary platforms. My greatest satisfaction derives from seeing partners succeed by working together on user-first solutions and thriving with a change mindset. I’m passionate about the open Web, serious about partnerships and occasionally dreaming about Mars.

Achappah Emmanuel

Front End Developer, Elegant Themes

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Rapid Prototyping Tools: Saturday @ 1:00pm

Intro to jQuery Workshop: Sunday @ 9:00am

Abdukadir Shehu

Joomla! Professional 

Front End Developer, Elegant Themes

Abdulkadir Shehu is full time lecturer at a University of Technology and Applied Sciences in the Sultanate of Oman. He is a Joomla! Advocate and Trainer who has authored three books on Joomla! website development titled: “Building Website with Joomla! 1.5 in 60 minutes”, “Building Website with Joomla! 2.5: A Game Changer for Young Entrepreneurs” and “Building Websites with Joomla! 3”.

He is the Founder & C.E.O of JoomSchool International Kaduna – Nigeria and Co-founder of Fasttrack Technologies Kuala Lumpur.

Daniel Fau

Front End Developer, Elegant Themes

Daniel Fau is CEO of DFAU GmbH, which he founded back in 2000. While some would consider it as a full-service agency, he sees it more as an excellence-driven partner in software, conceptual thinking and UI for businesses.

His philosophy has always included the pursuit of sustainable digital innovation and high performance web solutions. Therefore he has been making use of TYPO3 since 2006.

Assunta Beatrice

An advocate at the High Court of Kenya

“Assunta is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya, a Certified Chartered Mediator, Mentor, ODR Practitioner and Trainer. Having studied and worked in Kenya, the UK and  France, she has carved a niche in the practice of commercial law and alternative dispute resolution (ADR). She has worked at the International Chamber of Commerce (France) and the Full Circle Centre (Kenya). She has also undertaken volunteer work at Q-Legal (UK) and FIDA (Kenya).
 
She is the Founder of the Dispute Resolution Hub (DR Hub), a community of over 80 dispute resolution practitioners who build societal awareness on ADR and offer affordable ADR services in Kenya.

Aenid Gathambi

Finance Professional

Enid Kathambi is a finance professional with a passion for guiding individuals and businesses on money management. She has experience in accounting and finance, mainly Corporate Treasury. Today, she centres her professional knowledge and skills
around offering personal and business finance tips, where she deals with private individuals and SMEs to develop money management strategies.  

Nabuguzi Kiwanuka 

Kampala-Based Lawyer 

Clients often want to know the appropriate way to incorporate and how much of their creations are protectable. Nabuguzi is a lawyer who has been at the core of advising creators and registration of a string of companies – both traditional and startups.

Having been born in the digital age and to a generation that prefers to startup businesses, Nabuguzi is a firm believer in the common adage “better safe than sorry”. Outside Lawyering, she is the Founder of EQUATE Foundation and a Podcast Host of Hash Time with Nabuguzi Kiwanuka.

Laura Godorn 

Joomla Specialist

Laura has built dozens of websites using Joomla over the years. Her niche has been public library websites in the New York / New Jersey area. She loves working with public libraries as their content is very rich, and dynamic. She has taught Joomla for OS Training with live classes and online classes with Video to Brain and Lynda.com. 

Currently Laura works at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, the School of Arts and Sciences where she and a team manage over 120 Joomla websites. She primarily works with managing the sites, upgrading the sites, and training hundreds of users how to use the website to make them better.

Jason Nikerson

Joomla Professional

Jason Nickerson has over 20 years of experience in the web industry, from early Bulletin Board Systems to the dot-com crash, open-source e-commerce to CMS web development to web hosting and community event management.
Jason currently works at cPanel, as part of the cPanel marketing team and cPanel’s community event manager. In this role, Jason continues to shape the future of the web industry, one server at a time.

Elsie Birech

Digital Marketing Specialist 

Enid Kathambi is a finance professional with a passion for guiding individuals and businesses on money management. She has experience in accounting and finance, mainly Corporate Treasury. Today, she centres her professional knowledge and skills
around offering personal and business finance tips, where she deals with private individuals and SMEs to develop money management strategies.  

June Seif

Digital Marketing Specialist

Enid Kathambi is a finance professional with a passion for guiding individuals and businesses on money management. She has experience in accounting and finance, mainly Corporate Treasury. Today, she centres her professional knowledge and skills
around offering personal and business finance tips, where she deals with private individuals and SMEs to develop money management strategies.  

Elsie Birech

Digital Marketing Specialist 

Enid Kathambi is a finance professional with a passion for guiding individuals and businesses on money management. She has experience in accounting and finance, mainly Corporate Treasury. Today, she centres her professional knowledge and skills
around offering personal and business finance tips, where she deals with private individuals and SMEs to develop money management strategies.  

Najimaldin Katemwa

Digital Marketing Specialist

Najimaldin is a web developer, a pioneer member of Drupal Africa Initiative, and founder of BizTalk Systems limited, a web agency based in Kampala Uganda that specializes in using Drupal CMS, am so passionate about using open source solutions in solving day to day business needs. I believe open source software is the major driver in delivering solutions that engage all communities around us.

Jashon Owano

Digital Marketing Specialist

Enid Kathambi is a finance professional with a passion for guiding individuals and businesses on money management. She has experience in accounting and finance, mainly Corporate Treasury. Today, she centres her professional knowledge and skills
around offering personal and business finance tips, where she deals with private individuals and SMEs to develop money management strategies.  

Charles Bodo

Digital Marketing Specialist

Enid Kathambi is a finance professional with a passion for guiding individuals and businesses on money management. She has experience in accounting and finance, mainly Corporate Treasury. Today, she centres her professional knowledge and skills
around offering personal and business finance tips, where she deals with private individuals and SMEs to develop money management strategies.