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ETH AFRICA Meet Up Series - KAMPALA, UGANDA

Join us for the ETH EAST AFRICA MEET UP SERIES  in Kampala, Uganda on the 5th of December.  This promises to be a  special evening brought to you by ConsenSys with amazing speakers from various backgrounds including our very own, Ben Onuoha, Ese Mentie and Joshua Cassidy.

 

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 5:00pm to 8:30pm

Innovation Village Plot 31 Ntinda - Kisaasi Road, Ntinda Shopping Complex, Block C 3rd Floor, Kampala

Event Type

Meetup

Target Audience

Developers, Enterprise, Government, Startups

Topic

Blockchain

Category

Hosting, Sponsoring

Hashtag

#ETHEASTAFRICA

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Agenda:

 

17:00
Doors open

17:00
Welcome address

17:15
Discussion Opened by ConsenSys

18:00 - 19:00
Panel Discussion

19:00 - 19:45
Q+A

20:30
Networking

 

Speakers:

 

Ben Onuoha, Community Africa at ConsenSys

Ben has an MBA from the Wits Business School of the University of the Witswatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa and has over 10 years of diverse experience in tech startups, community building, project management, healthcare and international development. He currently works at ConsenSys as Community Lead for Africa where his responsibilities include developing and managing strong relationships in the public and private sectors as well as developer communities to bring stakeholders together and educate them on Blockchain specifically Ethereum. He is also the Founder of the Africa Blockchain Alliance which is a non-profit focused on educating Africans on blockchain and networking blockchain actors on the continent. Ben’s areas of interest are in innovation/emerging technology, youth leadership and entrepreneurship ecosystems development. Ben is further interested in how new and emerging technologies such as blockchain can create a more inclusive, diverse and fair society.

 

Eseoghene Mentie - QA Manager, uPort – ConsenSys

Ese has a background in computer science with over 10 year’s experience in building, deploying and supporting quality enterprise, payment & SaaS products across West Africa and Asia. She is highly passionate about quality, test engineering, and continuous improvement, and currently advocates for its presence in all facets of technology. She believes in the positive change that blockchain technologies will bring to Africa. Ese currently advocates for quality product releases at uPort and ConsenSys and also supports users/ developers. When not tapping away at her computer, she loves karaoke and is a fan of swimming/Japanese anime.

 

Joshua Cassidy – Co-founder and Technical Lead, Kauri – ConsenSys

Josh is the technical lead of the Kauri spoke at ConsenSys and has ten year’s experience delivering software solutions in the financial industry. Josh moved to Consensys to participate in the development of the Ethereum ecosystem. Using his software engineering background, he aims to build next-generation software platforms and marketplaces which redefine how value is determined, controlled and transferred, ensuring rewards are captured by value creators.

 

ABUBAKER MAYANJA
Executive Director, Africa Blockchain Alliance

Abubaker is the Executive Director and member of the Advisory Board at Africa Blockchain Alliance, with consulting experience in Business Strategy and Planning, Project Management, Digital Financial Services Data Science and Economics. A practising Investment Banker Skilled in; structuring financing, Corporate valuation and Infrastructure project finance such as PPP JV Real Estate in Nigeria and Coal to energy concession plant in Botswana. Fund Management, Private Equity, Mergers and Acquisitions. Knowledge of Financial Markets and Institutions.

 

SULEIMAN MURUNGA
Chief Executive Officer, CoinPesa

Suleiman is the CEO and co-founder of CoinPesa, He is also a founding board member of the blockchain association of Uganda. Prior to Coinpesa, Suleiman was the CEO of Pegasus Technologies, Uganda’s largest Fintech. Pegasus is a leader in Mobile Money aggregation and financial software solutions. During his time at Pegasus, it grew to process over US$ 400 million in payments annually. Prior to Pegasus, he built the first bill payments app in Uganda called M-Duka that was selected among the top start-ups in Africa in 2013 by Demo Africa. He Holds a Marketing Management Degree from Coventry University, United Kingdom. o CoinPesa, Suleiman was the CEO of Pegasus Technologies, Uganda’s largest Fintech. Pegasus is a leader in Mobile Money aggregation and financial software solutions. During his time at Pegasus, it grew to process over US$ 400 million in payments annually. Prior to Pegasus, he built the first bill payments app in Uganda called M-Duka that was selected among the top start-ups in Africa in 2013 by Demo Africa. He Holds a Marketing Management Degree from Coventry University, United Kingdom.

 

KWAME RUGUNDA
Chairman, Blockchain Association of Uganda

Kwame is a technology entrepreneur with an interest in emerging technologies, particularly those designed to address the challenges of global development. An Electrical Engineer and Mathematician by training, he worked in telecommunications, broadcasting and civic technology, and has consulted for governments, the United Nations and several private and non-profit organizations throughout East Africa.

His interest in technology and innovation exposed him early to the 4th industrial revolution where he took particular interest in blockchain and its applications. He is keen on making ubiquitous the role of blockchain innovation throughout Africa, and is the CEO of CryptoSavannah, a firm focused on solutions, advisory and training in blockchain technology. He previously served as the Country Director of Dalberg Data Insights a big-data analytics firm and was the Chairman of the Africa Blockchain Conference that was held in Kampala in May 2018. Along with his technical and business training, Kwame is a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government where he obtained his Master’s Degree in Public Administration and received the Harvard Kennedy School Lucius Littauer Award.

 

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