KCAU University Conference

Amb – Prof Bitange Ndemo

Kenya's Ambassador to Belgium & EU

Amb - Prof Bitange Ndemo is a global technocrat and currently serving as Kenya’s Ambassador to the Kingdom of Belgium. Previously, he was the Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of Nairobi School of Business. He is also an advocate of development strategies leveraging emergent technologies and social enterprise in Africa. He sits on boards of several high-profile organizations such as East Africa’s most profitable company – Safaricom – and a senior advisor three UN agencies and other non-governmental institutions. His research centers on the link between ICTs and small and medium enterprises with emphasis on how ICTs influence economic development in Africa. Prof. Ndemo Chaired the Kenya Distributed Ledgers and Artificial Intelligence Taskforce that developed the country’s a road map for digital transformation. He is an advisor and Board member to several organizations including Safaricom one of the leading telecommunication company in Africa, a member of the OECD Expert Panel for Blockchain, World Economic Forum Global Blockchain Council (part of the World Economic Forum’s Global Fourth Industrial Revolution Councils). Besides having been a Permanent Secretary of Kenya’s Ministry of Information and Communication where he was credited with facilitating many transformative ICT projects, a Senior advisor to UN’s Global Pulse (Big Data initiatives) and the UNCDF’s Better than Cash Alliance and UNICEF’s Innovation Council. He is an Open Data/Big Data evangelist and dedicated to simplification (visualization) of data for ordinary citizens to consume. He writes two columns every week for the Business Daily and Nation on-line.

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