Dr. Bitange Ndemo
Dr. Bitange Ndemo is an ICT Champion, academician, and popular newspaper columnist.
He is the immediate former Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Information and Communication, where he served from 2005 to 2013 under the former Kenyan president Mwai Kibaki. He was awarded the prestigious presidential Chief of the Burning Spear of Kenya (CBS) for his distinguished services in 2006.
He is also an advisor and Board member to several organizations including Safaricom, one of the leading telecommunications companies in Africa, Mpesa Foundation, and the South-African based Research ICT Africa. He serves as a Senior advisor to UN’s Global Pulse (Big Data initiatives) and the UNCDF’s Better than Cash Alliance. He is an Open Data/Big Data evangelist and dedicated to simplification (visualization) of data for ordinary citizens to consume.
He currently serves as an associate Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of Nairobi’s Business School. He teaches and researches entrepreneurship and research methods, with most of his research work being focused on ICT within small and medium enterprises, and their influence on economic development in Kenya.