IT leaders will convene at Sarova Panafric Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya for the next Innovation Dinner, which will be held on the 28th of May 2015 – and address the theme “Leveraging Security Convergence to Enable the Enterprise.”
Sponsored by MiSEC, this edition of the Innovation Dinner Series will bring together thought leaders for lively presentations and interactive discussions that will assist with “Leveraging Security Convergence to Enable the Enterprise.”
Speakers attending the Innovation Dinner Kenya:
Paul Masemola, Managing Director of MiSEC Advisory
Paul Masemola is an Information Security, Risk and Governance professional with more than 16 years’ experience (9 years’ experience in Senior Management roles), across various disciplines of Information Security, Information Technology Advisory and Risk Management.
Paul Masemola has worked in various industries including Banking, Healthcare, Insurance, Mining, Public sector and Manufacturing across Southern Africa and West Africa.
George Njuguna, Head of Information Technology, Commercial Bank of Africa
George Njuguna holds more than 13 years’ experience in IT, and 8 years’ experience in Banking and Financial Services, specifically in technology, product development, project management, channel management, change control and system implementation.
Ken Maina, Head of IT, ARM Cement
With over 10 years’ of ICT experience having been involved in policy formulation and governance, strategic ICT Roadmap, systems acquisitions and budgeting. He has great knowledge in quality focus, system integration, governance, databases, networks, people management client relations, strategic direction in regards to ICT, awareness of external environment, system analysis, implementation reviews, leadership skills, performance enhancement, competitive edge, negotiation skills and project management.
James Muritu, Group Head of IT at Jubilee Insurance Company
James is a senior IT Executive with a proven track record of transforming struggling business delivery processes, implementing large scale & complex IT Projects to increase ROI, reduce TCO, and increase internal/external customer satisfaction.James is currently the Group IT Head for the leading Insurer in East Africa. He has worked in over 10 countries for different multinationals including Unilever and World Vision International.James has a passion for Innovation, IT Governance, Project Management and Mobile technology.
Marietta Muwanga-Ssevume, Regional Chief of ICT, UNICEF East and Southern Africa (Facilitator)
Ms. Muwanga has over 19 years’ experience driving ICT and Technology for Development (T4D) initiatives, building organisational and individual capabilities and maximising the impact of multi-million dollar development and humanitarian programmes globally. Past appointments span regional leadership for major UN initiatives including UNICEF and the World Food Programme (WFP), as well as ICT strategy and operations for UNAMID and MONUSCO peacekeeping efforts.
Paul Masemola, MiSEC Managing Director stated that: “As the excitement continues to grow with the build-up to this event, we are looking forward to an evening of a variety of professionals and stakeholders participating in robust knowledge sharing and insights. We are delighted by the participation of highly experienced speakers who have been in the Information Technology Industry for more than 10 years and are looking forward to them sharing their experiences and knowledge at the dinner. The journey to convergence continues.”
IT News Africa recently interviewed Masemola. In the interview, Masemola provides background on MiSEC, its products, solutions, and partnerships.
Event theme and information:
In today’s security environment, enterprise security leaders need to do more than control who comes and goes, they need to know who is attempting to, or accessing areas without the necessary authorisation.
In leading organisations, the union between Information Security, Physical Security and Information Technology (IT) is established through integration driving convergence that is followed up by holistic strategies and Risk management, at senior levels. Tactical collaboration in appropriate projects, initiatives and ongoing operations are but a few approaches.
However, most organisations still struggle with technical and organisational convergence challenges, mainly because of limited knowledge and planning, therefore resort to working re-actively, addressing problems as they arise, but without thinking of advancing their organisation into a stronger position, and without understanding the full convergence landscape.
Details of the event:
Date: 28 May 2015
Venue: Sarova Panafric Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya
Contact: Philani Moyo
[f] 0866 130 386 [c] +27 79 182 5084 [t] +27 11 026 0981
Alternatively visit: https://www.itnewsafrica.com/innovationdinner/
MiSEC is a leading IT Services and Solutions provider with specialisations in IT-Based Security and Technical solutions.
MiSEC currently operates in several countries across in Sub-Saharan Africa, including: South Africa, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Tanzania, Democratic Republic of Congo and Zambia.
Although product agnostic, MISEC’s Services and Solutions are supported by world-class technologies and vendor partnerships. The founders of MiSEC have more than 35 years of combined IT experience across South, East and West Africa.
About the Innovation Dinner series
The next edition of the Innovation Dinner series, which is set for 28 May 2015, is a premier gathering for IT Executives across all industries in Africa. Designed for Africa’s IT professionals, entrepreneurs and senior business people, the event is a great opportunity for networking, acquiring information and strategic planning.
At the next Innovation Dinner, ICT business leaders will meet to create new relationships and promote their organisation’s.
Corporations that associate themselves with the Innovation Dinner series experience multi-faceted benefits that directly impact their bottom line by allowing them to bond closely with key customer groups that conventional marketing channels cannot offer.