AWIT Kenya 2018 Agenda

Thursday, July 19

Strathmore University

  • 09:30-10:00 – Open Doors
    • Breakfast, networking, and exhibitions
  • 10:30-10:45 – Warm Greetings
    • Welcome guests, speakers, and attendees and give a brief AWIT introduction.
  • 10:45-11:30 –Opening Session
    • Opening Speaker:
      • Dr. Chao Mbogo, Program Lead at KamiLimu
    • Speakers:
      • Dorothy Githae, Founder at 360 Degrees International
      • Lillian Njoroge, Cofounder at Gadiness Ltd; Ruth Kinyanjui
      • Cofounder at Global Women Network Ltd
      • Celestine Ukpere, Youth Skills Consulting Country Head Livity Africa (Google DSA program)
      • Cynthia Dieyi, Founder at Slate 7 Media
      • Kellen Njoroge, Head of Service Delivery at Cellulant
  • 11:45-12:30 –Investor Speak
    • A member of the African Business Angel Network (ABAN) speaks on fundraising tips and opportunities for African women.
  • 12:30-14:00 –Mentorship Speed-Dating
    • Mentorship speed-dating event focused on women in tech looking to find mentors and experienced women in tech who are looking to help young ladies mentees. Register here.
  • 14:00 –Doors Close

Friday, July 20

Nairobi Garage

  • 08:00 – 09:00 – Open Doors
    • Breakfast, networking, and exhibitions
  • 09:00 – 09:15 – Warm Greetings
    • Welcome guests, speakers, and attendees
  • 09:15 – 09:45 – Keynote
    • Keynote by Ida Ng’ang’a Director at Regional Consortium for Development Africa
  • 09:45 – 10:45 – Achieving Your Goals The S.M.A.R.T Way
    • Speaker:
      • Rebecca Powers of I-DEV International
  • 10:45- 11:45 – Boss vs Leader: Actionable Strategies To Build World-Class Teams
    • Moderator:
      • Kalpa Selvakumar
    • Speakers:
      • Lillian Motongori
      • Sarah Richson
      • Lade Araba
      • Agnes Muthoni
      • Rose Kananu
      • Ida Ng’ang’a
  • 11:45 – 12:30 – Career Shifts Do’s and Don’ts
    • Moderator:
      • Mercy Orangi
    • Speakers:
      • Ife Osaga-Odondo
      • Dorothy Githae
      • Prudence Nyamishana
      • Anne Kunene
      • Gladys Maina
  • Product Demo
  • Lunch Break
  • 13:45 – 14:45 – Data Science vs. Big Data vs. Data Analytics
    • Speakers:
      • Mercy Rop
      • Eunice Nyandat
      • Faith Obafemi
      • Huzaira Bashir
      • Jean Wanjiku
  • 14:45 – 15:45 – Getting Africa On Board With Cryptocurrencies
    • Speaker:
      • Rebecca Powers of I-DEV International
  • 16:00 – 17:00 – Design Session: How to define your vision
    • Led by Joy Kendi and Rita Njeri.

Saturday, July 21st

Nairobi Garage

  • 08:00 – 08:45 – Open Doors
    • Breakfast, networking, and products expo
  • 08:45 – 09:00 – Warm Greetings
    • Welcome guests, speakers, and attendees
  • 09:00 – 09:20 – Keynote
    • By Adedana Ashebir- Regional Manager Africa at Village Capital
  • 09:30 – 10:30 – Next Waves in Technology: Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning
    • Moderator:
      • Vivian Akinyi
    • Speakers:
      • Stella Ngugi
      • Rabeb Othmani
      • Emma Okere
      • Pauline Okeyo
  • 10:30 – 11:30 – Getting and Making The Most of Mentorship
    • Moderator:
      • Barbara Sharon
    • Speakers:
      • June Barasa
      • Celestine Ukpere
      • Gertrude Nyenyeshi
      • Charity Murigi
  • 11:30 – 12:30 – The Elevator Pitch: How to Get Investors’ Ears and Funding
    • Moderator:
      • Chao Mbogo
    • Speakers:
      • Winnie Odhiambo
      • Esther Ndeti
      • Karen Serem Waithaka
      • Silvya Kananu
  • Lunch Break
  • 13:00 – 13:30 – Announce Pitch Winners
  • 13:30 – 14:30 – Cyber Security Strategies and Trends 
    • Speakers:
      • Irene Njoroge
      • Joylynn Kirui
      • Stacy Chege
      • Laura Tich
      • Faith Obafemi
  • 14:30 – 15:30 – 5 Key Lessons I took from my Entrepreneurship Journey
    • Moderators
      • Quinta Onditi
    •  Speakers:
      • Cynthia Dieyi
      • Monica Kang’uru
      • Mary Job
      • Lisa Ugogo
      • Joyce Mbaya
  • 15:30 – 16:30 – Closing Fireside Chat
    • Led by Divine Muragijimana, Milkah Wachiuri and Dorcas Muthoni
  • Doors close