|"Susana Muñoz Hernández" is PhD in Computer Science by the Technical University of Madrid (UPM), Master in Management of Information Technologies by the Ramón Llull University of Barcelona and graduate in International Affairs by the Society of International Studies of Madrid. She won the first prize in a national competition for talented young people organized by the University of La Salle of Madrid in 2003. She has been working as associate professor at the Computer Science School of the Technical University of Madrid since 1998. She develops her research activity in the BABEL group (http://babel.ls.fi.upm.es). She is part of the committees of several international conferences in her area. She set up the cooperation group TEDECO (TEcnology for the DEvelopment and the Cooperation, http://tedeco.fi.upm.es) in 2006 and she has been its director since then. She has directed various projects oriented to improve education in developing countries in central Africa (specifically collaborating with the University of Ngozi, Burundi and the Ethiopian Catholic University). She is director of the educational innovation group TIDE (Technology Innovation for the Educational Development, http://tide.fi.upm.es). She has just received the 2010 UPM prize of cooperation for the development in international research.|
|Olubankole Olubamise" born July 14th 1969, Kafanchan, Nigeria, holds BLS (Hons) Maid 1991, MSc Lagos 1992, MA/PGD University of Central England now BCU(1996), Ph.D (in view) University of Abuja, 2011. He has contributed immensely to the growth of the ICT Sector in Nigeria. He is author/co-author of 7 Books and numerous contributions to publications on ICT, Human Rights,
Foreign Trade Policy, Democracy and Development. He led Nigeria’s Civil Society Delegation to the 2005 World Summit on Information Society (WSIS). He facilitated and produced an ICT television programme “i-Society”
for two years on national television. He is a National Resource person on ICT for Human Resource Development. He is member of the National ICT4D
Strategy Development and Implementation Committee and a member of the National Software Policy Development Committee.
|"Reinhard Schäler" has been involved in the localisation industry in a variety of roles since 1987. He is the founder and founding editor of a number of specialized Journals, industry groups and the Localisation Research Centre at the University of Limerick, Ireland. He is principal investigator of the Irish Government co-funded Centre for Next Generation Localisation (CNGL), a collaborative project involving four universities and ten industrial partners. In 2009, he established The Rosetta Foundation and the Dynamic Coalition for a Global Localization Platform: Localization4all under the umbrella of the UN’s Internet Governance Forum. His aim and that of The Rosetta Foundation is to build the Social Translation and Localisation Network.|
|Edgar Telesphory, FOSS enthusiastic, and ambassador, nick-named “Open Source” in India, is a final year M.Sc Computer Science student at the University of Mysore, India. He hold a B.Sc (Computer Science) from the University of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.
He has over five years working experience as Systems Administrator . He hold a position of Senior Systems Analyst and Technician at National Institute Of Transport, Tanzania, where he also organize and train various professional training such as Computer For The Blinds, Knowledgeable End User Creation, FOSS related training such as Linux System Administration, LPIC 1, Advanced African FOSS Business Model etc. He is also an ict@innovation LPIC and FBT trainer and a Principal at ICT4TD Learning center, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. Edgar is also serving as FOSSFA country Liaison – Tanzania, and FOSSFA Council member. He has keen interests and passions in Information and Cyber Security, with Hack to Learn Stuffs using FOSS tools being his favorite hobby. He, recently acquired Certified Information Security Expert certification. Contact: E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Physical Address: D.521, 7th Cross, Bogadi 2nd Stage (North), Mysore, Pin 570027 , India
"Asteway S. Negash"
I was born and raised in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. I went to the Addis Ababa University at the age of 18 to study Information Systems and graduated in 2006. I started my carrier as a programmer in a software development company based in Addis Ababa. And then I moved to Adama University to work as a system developer and lecturer and stayed for two years. I am now working in Addis Ababa Institute of Technology (AAiT) as Application developer and Open source trainer.
I have so far involved in several system development and customization projects one of which is the open source single sign-on authentication and authorization system which is now active in Adama University. I like to build up my career in Open source development, integration, customization, localization and I look forward to networking and collaboration in the same area.
Sunday Matthew Abatan was born near Ikorodu in Nigeria. He grew up in an Abatan Olasunkanmi compound in Okegbegun Lasunwon Ikorodu. He attended the Farm settlement community primary school in Ikorodu, although his father was a farmer and civil servant in Lagos State Hospital management board, and then attended the Odogunyan grammar school. When he was twenty-one, he left Ikorodu for Ede to attend the Federal Polytechnic there. Following his graduation as Statistician, he work as a Technologist in Federal University Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State Nigeria.
Upon his return from NYSC he work as Administrative Officer of Adolal Construction Company in Port Harcourt, Dunlop Nigeria Plc in Ikeja Lagos and Marketing Executive in a financial company with archive of achievements.
Sunny Bright as mostly called by most of his acquaintances presently work as a Technologist at The Federal University Oye Ekiti, where he has contributed immensely to the progressive workforce of the institution in developing the staff database and all matters relating to compilation of new staff qualification profile.
Abatan Sunday M. has produced a large body of work which includes mentorship and leadership role in National development and academic Growth. He was awarded with award of Excellence of Service in 2008.
ABATAN S. M.
|Dr Derek Keats is a long time advocate of FOSS, and is one of the founders of FOSSFA and Idlelo, and was the host of the first Idlelo conference in Cape Town. After 10 years in senior management positions in two universities, he embarked on a career in business. He was a professor of biology for 12 years, and then was Executive Director for IT at the University of the Western Cape, following which he spent 3 years as Deputy Vice Chancellor at Wits University in Johannesburg. He was active in establishing the Cape IT Initiative in Cape Town, including the Bandwidth Barn incubator. He founded the International Ocean Institute - Southern Africa, and the Centre for Internet Computing at the University of the Western Cape. The also established the African Virtual Open Initiatives and resources programme, a collaboration of 16 universities at its peak, and which produced the Chisimba software application, the only fully made in Africa open source software application until quite recently. He is currently the owner of dKeats Innovation, focusing on IT Strategy, strategic and scenario planning, Innovation with Free and Open Source Software (FOSS), and FOSS ecosystem development in organisations. He is also founder and co-owner of Kenga, the company which is bringing commercial support to Chisimba, and taking this African software into the commercial world. He is an avid SCUBA diver, photographer, naturalist and guitar player.|
Seyi Osunade is a senior lecturer at the Department of Computer Science,
University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria. He obtained a bachelors degree in Computer Engineering and masters degree in Computer Science from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. He obtained his PhD in Computer Science from University of Ibadan in 2007. Seyi is an open source enthusiast and user with keen interests in e-learning,productivity and content management systems. He is also an ict@innovation FBT trainer and a partner at Open Source Enterprise, Ibadan, Nigeria. He can be reached via email at email@example.com.
"Bi Séhi Antoine MIAN, Ph.D."
IT Professional, Drupal & Open Source Evangelist, .NET developer (previous life), with over 5 years post-tertiary experience working with startups in the Human Resources (Computer-Based Testing), Media & Finance (Mobile Money) industries.
Currently starting-up an IT Consulting business with a strong emphasis on Open Source technologies, committed to helping public & private sector organizations succeed online & offline with innovative IT products, services & solutions.
A graduate of Electrical/Electronics Engineering from the University of Uyo in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria, Aniedi is married & lives in Lagos, Nigeria with his wife & 2 adorable kids.
|Brenda is a blogger and ICT journalist and founder of the Africa Interactive Media; a social media agency. I create and manage online content, moderate dgroups, aggregate content, integrate data from multiple sources and also involve stakeholders and others in disseminating content.
I am an international practitioner in understanding and practicing online group facilitation of distributed work, learning and community groups (writer, reporter, Web 2.0 teacher, mentor, facilitator, rapporteur).
Also, I develop collaboration and facilitation strategies, communications, planning and Internet collaboration solutions for clients. I am an effective leader and manager with proven advocacy communications, marketing, community and public relations experience.
Abdul-Hakeem Bolade Dirisu Ajijola, firstname.lastname@example.org, blog: http://ajijola.blogspot.com
He is the Executive Chairman, Consultancy Support Services (CS2) Ltd.,
email@example.com an Information Communication Technology (ICT)/ Cyber Security, Human Resources and Organization Development Consultancy Firm. Prior to this, he was the Senior Special Assistant Innovation and Technology to the National Security Adviser (NSA) to the President and Commander-
in-Chief, Federal Republic of Nigeria. Before his national assignment, he founded and was the CEO of Digital Information Systems Company (DISC) Limited, 1988-2000, a pioneer ICT firm in Nigeria. From 1985-1988, he worked with the National Geographic Society (NGS) in Washington DC., www.nationalgeographic.com. Being the patriot that he is, he decided to come home and contribute to Innovation in Africa. He has served on several presidential, international and technical committees. He has attended several development programmes both in Nigeria and abroad including an Executive Program on Science, Technology and Innovation Policy at the prestigious Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, http://ksgexecprogram.harvard.edu/ Boston Massachusetts MA, USA. 2003. He also has special certifications from the MIS Training Institute, Massachusetts MA, USA www.misti.com in Large Scale Computer Forensics, Incident Response; International Security in the Interconnected World and The Forum on Information Warfare. He has travelled extensively around the world and has nurtured strong social capital in the private and public sectors as well as in academia and civil society.
He was born on 1st October 1962 and acquired his education in three different continents: Europe 1969-1972, Africa 1974-1981 and North America 1981-1985. He is married with children. View full profile
|Brian M. Sikute
BSc. LPIC, Novel CLA
Brian Sikute is a Novell Certified Linux Administrator (Novell CLA), Data Center Technical Specialist, Systems and Network Developer, Application Developer, Database Administrator, Programmer and Trainer at ict@innovation.
He is a Systems Engineer and Trainer based in Lusaka, Zambia and works with the Commonwealth Youth Programme Regional Centre for Africa (CYP RCA), Commonwealth Secretariat as Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Coordinator. He has since worked AfriConnect Zambia – a Vodacom Company and leading Internet Service Provider where his job included Client/User Support, and Network and Systems Engineering and Administration among others.
Brian has developed and implemented a reliable ICT infrastructure at CYP RCA providing User Support, Training, System and Database Administration, Network Engineering and Application Development. These duties combine with his special skills and training in Computer Science, CISCO and Linux.
After acquiring the Linux Professional Institute Certification (LPIC), Brian has been providing Linux certification training. He also provides training in Open Educational Resource (OER) development using the Wikieducator/Mediawiki platform.
Brian is also an author and has co-authored the paper ‘All for the e: Initiatives in a limited access environment’ which was first presented at the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Technical Commission 9 – Relationship between Computers and Society Workshop (ICT and Development - Research Voices from Africa, March 2010).
|"Dr. Francis Ohanyido, FRSPH"
CEO of Synergy PMP, Africa’s first integrated project, information and knowledge management outfit, ICT4D Strategist, Entrepreneur and Physician.
Chairs the International Public Health Forum (IPHF) with over 2000 members across 170 countries, he once led the UN MDGs Professional Support Group for Africa, as Rapporteur. 2002, he advised Senate Committee on Health of Nigeria. He has worked with Governments and international organisations like USAID, WB, UNHCR, Avallain, WHO, and UNICEF globally, with development systems experience of 12 countries across 3 continents. He sits on Boards of several leading firms and non-profits including IDI. Recipient of international and local honours, has commendations from Pathfinder, USAID and Rt. Honourable Gali Na’abba, former Speaker of Nigerian parliament, and found on Experts List of M4D, International Institute for Mobile Technology.
He is a Harvard postgraduate alumnus & Fellow of both Royal Society of Public Health & Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene UK.
|"Emeka E. Orjih, MBA"
CEO of Wharton Consulting Nigeria and i-Novate Adjunct Faculty for Business Knowledge Solutions, Emeka’s 19 years experience in Strategic Management, Projects, Training and Enterprise Development, spans State and Non-state domains across Africa, Asia, and North America. He is a former Managing Director of Growing Businesses Foundation (GBF). Onetime an Assistant Country Director in Nigeria for United States African Development Fund (USADF), a US Government Agency that invests in development in 21 countries of Africa through Enterprise Development, Agro -Development, and Trade & Investment Promotion. His experience includes work with the US Government’s Small Business Administration (SBA) and the World Bank in Asia, and worked severally as Strategic Management consultant-assisting organizations across Africa and North America develop markets and maximize profits.
He studied Biochemistry, Economics, Psychology, and History in institutions across the globe culminating in an MBA in Strategic Management from the world’s first business school, The Wharton School.
| "Cyril Terseer Nyulaku, Ph.D"
Cyril is an ICT4D leader, maritime expert , and Education system innovator.
He is the CEO of Cybernauts.com, a major stakeholder in ICT domain and sector collaborator of the Universal Service Provision Fund (USPF) and the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC). He doubles as the Executive Director and Senior Fellow of the Professional Learning Institute (Center for Professional Development and Learning) and Trustee of Innovation for Development Initiative (IDI). He was a member of the UN MDGs Professional Support Group for Africa, and worked on Nigerian Government’s defunct Petroleum Trust Fund (PTF).
He has consulted for UNDP, UN and several leading international organisations. He is notable as a major proponent in the history of Community Communications Center project in Nigeria and growth ICT industry in Northern Nigeria.
He has a doctorate degree, several other degrees and certifications across multiple fields of knowledge like pharmaceutical chemistry, ICT, maritime studies and so forth.
| "Yunusa Abdulrahman Rafindadi"
One of Nigeria’s leading ICT4D advocates. He has been able to lead innovative approaches to developing models around ICT.
He is currently a University Lecturer with the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria and also Chairs the Cybernauts.com group that was strategic in the implementation of the Community Communications Centers (CCCs) in Northern Nigeria under the Universal Service Provision Fund (USPF). He is also on the Boards of the Professional Learning Institute (Center for Professional Development and Learning) and Innovation for Development Initiative (IDI), and has served on the Federal Government of Nigeria’s MDGs monitoring and evaluation programmes. He was a Project Manager under the Nigerian Government’s defunct Petroleum Trust Fund (PTF). He has been in both Governmental and Nongovernmental technical bodies locally.
He is a doctoral student, and a member of professional pharmaceutical body. He is a senior fellow of the PLI.
|"Odoh Diego Okenyodo, ARPA",
Odoh Diego Okenyodo is a registered advertising practitioner with many years' experience providing communications support for NGOs like Actionaid, DFID, BBC World Service Trust, etc. He is an advocate of FOSS as tool for deepening democratic governance.
A member of Council of the Open Source Foundation for Nigeria (OSFON), Okenyodo has worked for the Alliance for Credible Elections, Centre for Democracy and Development, and CMC Connect (Perception Managers) before returning to Isu Media Ltd.
His collection of poetry was shortlisted for The Nigeria Prize for Literature (of $50,000) in 2009. He has edited and contributed to several books and periodicals, including Bookshelf, the literary pages of the Weekly Trust, and is currently Editor of West Africa Insight, newsletter for a horizon-scanning project sponsored by the Rockefeller Foundation. Okenyodo holds a Bachelor of Pharmacy from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Nigeria and has attended professional trainings in Nigeria, South Africa, and Namibia.
1. Master of Science in Computer Science, The University of Dodoma
2. Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, University of Dar es Salaam
3. Certificate course in Network Security, UTL Technologies, Bangalore, India
Professional Workshop Attended:
1. Network Monitoring and Management, AfNOG 2011 Workshop
2. FOSS Certification Training of Trainers, ICT@innovation
3. African FOSS Business Model Training, ICT@innovation
1. Assistant Lecturer and ARIS Administrator- University of Dodoma
2. Systems Analyst I, UDOM-ICT Unit (September, 2009-December, 2011) and;
3. Instructor Cum Technical Staff and CTC Database Support, University of Dar es Salaam Computing Centre (2008-Augost, 2009)
Design and Implementation of Network Monitoring System Using Open Source Software (Oss);
A Case of University Of Dodoma Network 1
"Remmy Nweke", Chairperson, Reporting Open Source session
He is an internationally reputed award-winning media practitioner with specialty in the Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D) spanning over 15 years is the Group Executive Editor, DigitalSENSE News, publishers of ITRealms Online and NaijaAgroNet.
A journalism graduate, Remmy holds a Master of Art degree from the University of Malta on Contemporary Diplomacy. Untill recently, Remmy was the ICT Editor, Champion Newspapers Limited, and is Lead Strategist, DigitalSENSE Africa Media group.
A scientific ICT-blogger, Remmy is member, Executive Board of Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NIRA); An alumni of the German-based Inwent's International Institute for Journalism (IIJ) in Berlin; DiploFoundation Geneva-Malta-Belgrade, among various training both locally and internationally.
Remmy, winner of the first-ever FOSSFA/Deutsch Welle African Reporter award in 2010, has expertise on media development in Africa on various aspects of developmental issues such as ICT and democracy, online journalism, new media management, information society, agriculture, climate change and environment.
|Seun Ojedeji is a network engineer with extensive experience and management skills. Although he generally develops a curious state of mind whenever he comes across technology, nevertheless his major area of specialization is in systems networking, internet services and elearning solutions. Since he discovered the power in FOSS, he has learnt and has deployed many solutions using FOSS. He holds certification with organizations such as CISCO, JUNIPER, MICROSOFT, HP AND MOODLE. Mr Seun has been privileged to participate in major technical trainings and workshops where he either served as a trainer or a trainee. He presently serves as Principal Network Engineer at Federal University Oye-Ekiti.
|Ikusan Charles Abimbola was born on 4th June, 1980. He is from Ondo State is a B.Eng. in Electrical/Electronic Engineering by Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State, Nigeria. I made a project on Electronic Smoke detector. I had training after school with Computer Concepts on Network Maintenance and left for a training in Global World Communication, and NIIT for Cisco and Networking.
I did my National Youth Service Corps in Lagos and had my primary assignment in Internet Exchange Point of Nigeria and which I was retained till date. I had training with AFNOG, where I was taught how to handle Network Monitoring and configure. These tools are being implemented at the Internet Exchange Point of Nigeria.
| Katim S. Touray is an international development consultant based in The Gambia. He has conducted consultancies on ICTs, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), project management, HIV/AIDS, strategic planning, and other subjects for government and UN agencies, as well as non-governmental organizations in Africa. Examples of assignments he has conducted include the preparation, for the African Union Commission, of a background paper on ICT capacity building and research and development (R&D) in Africa, and an impact assessment of the UNDP Internet Initiative for Africa (IIA) project in The Gambia. He helped prepare a full-blown project document for the Gambia’s e-government project to implement the National Information and Communications Infrastructure (NICI) plan.
Dr. Touray earned his Ph.D. in Soil Science from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where he started using the Internet in the early 1990's. He has also been an advocate for leveraging ICTs, especially the Internet, for development. For three years (Oct. 2008 – Oct. 2011), he served on the board of Directors of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), and successfully advocated for a stronger relationship between ICANN and developing countries. Dr. Touray is also a free and open source software enthusiast, and has been a member of the Council of the Free Software and Open Source Foundation for Africa (FOSSFA) since 2008, and the Council’s Vice Chair since 2010. He actively participated in many global and African regional Internet Governance Forums as a workshop organizer and panelist.
|Tendayi Mutangadura is a fourth year university student studying a BSc (Hons) Information Systems at Midlands State University in Zimbabwe. I was born on the 13th March 1985 in Seke, Chitungwiza in Zimbabwe and still single. I am the fourth in a family of three boys and two girls. I have an interest in researching on eLearning, Open Educational Resources, Free and Open Source software and Green Computing. I did my secondary education at Gokomere High School in Zimbabwe.|
"Evans Ikua, Bsc (Nbi), CISA"
Evans is the Lead Consultant and owner of LANet Consulting, a firm he started over 8 years ago. He is a leading Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) advocate not only in Kenya but also in Africa.
With over 15 years experience in business development, IT Security and Systems Engineering in Kenya, Evans leads a team eight people who work or consult for LANet Consulting. He has experience in business development and mangement, operations management, IT governance and risk management consulting, system administration, web applications development, networking, user support, training, sales, marketing, key account management and project management.
Evans is also the Chairman of the Linux Professional Association of Kenya, and is the liaison person for FOSSFA in East Africa. He is a member of the Kenya Bureau of Standards technical committee on IT Security Techniques (ISO/IEC Working Group 1, Sub Committee 27). He Serves on the board of Directors of Camara Educational Foundation – Kenya.
Evans has been a project manager in ict@innovation, a project of GIZ and FOSSFA, since April 2010. He is also the current Master Affiliate for the Linux Professional Institute (LPI) in East Africa.