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. 

Oduor Jagero

Oduor Jagero

The Journey of CMS Africa and The Dream Centre

Founder, CMS Africa.

Oduor Jagero is the founder and Lead at CMS AFRICA and CMS AFRICA SUMMIT. He is the CEO of koamedia.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.

Andre Lipattsev

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. 

Daniel Homorodean

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.

Laura Gordon

Laura Gordon

Make your Joomla Website Dance

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.

Charles Bodo

Charles Bodo

Interfaces, Templates and the Future

Founder, Kado

Charles Bodo thinks of himself as an eclectic creative. He is a  brand consultant and musician. He is most recently the  co-founder of Kado Creative Agency which deals with brand  strategy in the digital age. 

Job Thomas

Job Thomas

How Woo Happiness finds and trains team leads?

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 .

CPA Jashon Owano

CPA Jashon Owano

Strategic accounting - Realigning resources post Covid

Director, Strategy and Business Development at DataClave Ltd

CPA Jashon is an astute trainer and consultant in Tax laws & compliance, Excel/Spread sheet modelling, Project and Risk  Management in the region. With a wild zeal for knowledge acquisition and sharing,

Monique Abok

Monique Abok

Marketing for developers: how to sell a feeling

Digital marketing professional and the lead account manager at Alternative Agency.

With a strong background in design, team management and content creation, Monique is bent on persuasion and management, creating the optimum balance between clients and creatives.

Onyango Otieno

Onyango Otieno

 

Trauma Therapist

Onyango Otieno is a trauma therapist, writer, poet, digital storyteller and podcaster. He runs a safe space for sexually abused boys and men, and is a gender activist championing for the mental health of men. He is a fellow from both the Young African Leaders Initiative and Engineers Without Borders Canada.

Nelson Lutta

Nelson Lutta

Digital 101 for developers: The digital experience platform

Business Intelligence Manager at Alternative Agency

He has led many fruitful projects that have led to sustainable partnerships between the organization and other brands. Nelson is a natural leader, with strong skills in coordination and project management. He describes himself as an objective thinker who gives feedback that is rational rather than emotional.

Olive Murugi Wangai

Olive Murugi Wangai

What’s your brand story?

Writer and Brand Storyteller, Alternative agency

Olive Murugi Wangai is a writer and brand storyteller with 5 years experience in the advertising industry. She started her career in the beauty and fashion industry, then transitioned into the PR world, but later found her true passion in advertising. 

 

Jacinta Wanjiru

Jacinta Wanjiru

The developer’s mind & Digitrust

IT leader. Alternative Agency

With over 8 years of experience overseeing technical and building web applications, web designs, user experience, best practices, usability, and speed. Her current position is Head of digital products at Alternative Agency Kenya, where her skills have refined the online space of projects that the company has had since her entry in November 2020. 

Lujain Abbas

Lujain Abbas

The law and content management

Advocate of the High Court of Kenya

She is currently practising Corporate and Technology Law in the capacity of the Legal and Compliance Counsel at Lami Technologies Limited, a technology company based in Nairobi, Kenya. 

Rukiya Ramadhan

Rukiya Ramadhan

How to leverage your digital content space

Digital Content Strategist, Alternative Agency

Five years experience and currently the lead content strategist at Alternative Agency Kenya. An efficient and creative writer, she is focused on maintaining strong social media and brand presence across multiple platforms. 

Daniel Obare

Daniel Obare

Design and the customer experience

Graphic Designer, Alternative Agency

Is an innovative problem solver who brings creative ideas to life. He is a master at 3D Design and 3D motion skills. He has worked closely with the creative director of Alternative Agency to create the product designs and animations of multiple Kenyan brands. 

He believes in delivering quality, being reliable, positive and ultimately in making a difference.

Tony Wafula

Tony Wafula

Design and the customer experience

Graphic Designer. Alternative Agency

He has an enthralling portfolio of work ranging from branding that he has done, to big company logos and social media artwork and is currently the lead graphic designer at Alternative Agency.

Since 2013, Tony has consistently displayed passion and enthusiasm for his work. He believes in the cliche that teamwork makes the dream work.

Abdukadir Shehu

Abdukadir Shehu

Joomla! Professional

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”.

Nabuguzi Kiwanuka

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

Tolu Laleye

Tolu Laleye

Search Engine Optimization in Drupal 9

Drupal Wrangler Specialist

Experienced Software Architect who has lead major enterprise software teams across multiple industries & continents. He is currently the CTO at Transita, an African mobility tech company

Victor Wilson

Victor Wilson

Happiness Engineer on WooCommerce.com

Victor has been involved in developing the web since 2012. He started out with Web Development as a hobby and got into professional work in 2018. Currently, he works as a Happiness Engineer at Automattic supporting users of WooCommerce and being actively involved in shaping the future of Open Source as well as the culture of Automattic as a whole.

Najimaldin Katemwa

Najimaldin Katemwa

Drupal 8/9 Theming

Drupal 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.

Tevin Mwenda

Tevin Mwenda

Law and Online Security

Advocate of the High Court of Kenya.
He specializes in policy and research in the technology sector in Kenya with a focus on data protection and cyber security. Currently he is a data policy associate at the Kenya ICT Action Network, a Multi-stakeholder ICT Policy Think Tank based in Kenya.
Clarence Muhoro

Clarence Muhoro

Financial Analyst

Founder of a savings platform called Tusave! Mimi na Wewe in 2019 and founded the USIU Investors Club in 2020. Founder of Young Investors Kenya -An Investment in Shares Bootcamp to help people invest in the Kenyan Stock Exchange since April 2020 with over 300 students taught.

Paul Otieno

Paul Otieno

Product Photography

Paul Otieno [ @paushinski ] is a Creative Director, Photographer and Creative Writer. My social media platforms focus on everyday living, as a father of girls only, as well as creatively curated humor, creative projects and creative narrative non-fiction writing. Bsically I build worlds.

Njeri Wagacha

Njeri Wagacha

Tech in Law

 Partner at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr Inc

Njeri Wagacha is a Partner in our Corporate & Commercial practice and specialises in Mergers Acquisitions, Private Equity, Competition Law,
Employment Law, Technology, Media & Telecommunications. Njeri runs the podcast NjeriTalks Law.

Enid Kathambi

Enid Kathambi

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.
Nicholas Koros

Nicholas Koros

Emerging trends in IT and Digital Marketing

Manager – Jambopay

Results-driven leader with extensive wide-ranging experience in implementing multiple-scale Technical Projects.

He is equipped with a record of success in defining innovative solutions for Government revenue automation, E-commerce, IoT, and E-payment processing.

– Jambopay is an innovative digital financial services platform provider.

John Ndungu

John Ndungu

Emerging trends in IT and Digital Marketing

Managing Director of Vesen Computing Solution

I am techpreneur with a major in Bachelor of Laws(LLB)Hons from The University of Nairobi. By profession I am a programmer/coder with a background in IT from Riara University. Currently I am the CTO of Quick Admin 360.