MCT TECH SUMMIT 2019

SPEAKERS

OUR SPEAKERS

Name: Adnan Hendricks

About Speaker:  Adnan Hendricks (Creative Director Cloud Solutions) is one of the world’s leading Azure infrastructure experts a Microsoft MVP , Trainer and actively involved in Microsoft TAP programs. Implementing and Architecting solutions with a focus on Cloud & Hybrid Infrastructure and End User Computing Workspace. As an international speaker & trainer, he often spends his time flying around the globe consulting, teaching and speaking at IT community events. Follow him on

Twitter @Microspecialist
Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/ahendricks
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Microspecialist

Name: Wale Olokodana

About Speaker:  Wale is the Intelligent Cloud (Azure) Business Group Lead at Microsoft He is technology and business professionals with deep financial and business acumen derived from 17 years in IT industry, with a career spanning sales, business and technical leadership as well as, technology consulting and advisory. He has strong analytical, logic, deductive reasoning and problem-solving skills, a goal setter and achiever with IT industry-experience in business management, planning, deploying and managing medium to large scale networks, as well as people management. Trained and worked to International Standards globally.
Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/waleolokodana/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/waleoloks

Name: Abdul-Hakeem Ajijola (AhA)

About Speaker:  Abdul-Hakeem Ajijola (AhA), a global Cybersecurity resource ranked #13 in the IFSEC Global Cybersecurity professionals influencers and thought leaders list; he is concurrently a Commissioner, Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (#theGCSC); Chair, Working Group on Cyber Incident Management and Critical Information Protection of Global Forum on Cyber Expertise #theGFCE; Listed on the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) Roster of Experts supporting the development of an online training course in “Cyberdiplomacy;” Member, Group of Experts for the Nigerian Senate Committee on Cybersecurity and ICT.
Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/aha01/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/abdulhakeem.ajijola

Name: Raji Rajagopalan

About Speaker:  Raji Rajagopalan is the Partner Engineering Director at Microsoft. She is a Tech leader, a developer, a public speaker, and a writer
Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/rajiraj/

Name: David Brown

About Speaker:  David Brown work at dbrownconsulting.net as an experienced consultant and trainer specializing in Financial Modelling, Excel and Microsoft BI stack especially Power Pivot, Power BI, Power Query, DAX, M. He is a Microsoft MVP, ATD Master Trainer, and ATD Master Instructional Designer. He also works as an International Consultant to the World Bank. He hosts monthly webinars on Power BI, Excel, Financial Modelling and Talent Development and run groups on similar topics, He is also an international speaker at conferences and events.

Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/davidbrownprofile/

Twitter: @dbrownAnalyst

Name: Dona Sarkar

About Speaker:  I spend my days heading up advocacy for the Power Platform at Microsoft, a product specifically designed for digital upskilling that helps non-coders build apps to solve their business problems and grow their careers. Previously, I lead the global 17M people #WindowsInsiders program and worked on advocacy for Microsoft HoloLens. I spend my side-hustle time writing fiction and non-fiction books to help young professionals have the careers of their dreams, running an ethically made fashion line called Prima Dona that’s tailored in Nigeria, Kenya, Indonesia, Detroit and Seattle, coaching entrepreneurs in emerging markets on how to turn idea into profit, sharing these stories on stages all over the world, and coming up with more exciting schemes. My favorite, FAVORITE job is being a bossy big sister to thousands of amazing humans who want to #DoTheThing. I was recently named one of Fast Company’s 100 Most Productive People and Cosmopolitan magazine’s Businessperson of the Year. I love making new friends, so please come and say hi at http://donasarkar.com

Proposed session title : Power Platform

Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/donasarkar/

Twitter: @donasarkar

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/literati

Name: David Osho

About Speaker:  A software developer and consultant with over 14 years of experience based in the UK. Over this period, David Osho has worked and consulted with many different global law firms and professional services companies delivering tools and solutions that bring value in efficiency, productivity and simplicity in their use of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. David has developed all sorts of solutions and add-ins using VBA, VSTO and Office JS. In his spare time, David enjoys playing the bass guitar.

Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/davidosho

Twitter: @dosh49

Name: Titilope Bello

About Speaker:  Titilope Bello is an IT professional and Office 365 subject matter expert at Ha-Shem Limited.

Speaker Location: Lagos, Nigeria

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tibello/ 

Name: Frank Odoom

About Speaker:  .Net Engineer Team Lead and Trainer with experience in building Software and Cloud Solutions for the small and medium scale market.
Speaker Location: Accra- Ghana
Twitter: @mr_odoom
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/fodoom/
Proposed session title : Demystifying Cloud Computing & Microsoft Azure

Name: Viknaraj Manogararajah

About Speaker:  Viknaraj Manogararajah is an independent Microsoft Certified Trainer, Microsoft MVP in Azure and C# Corner MVP. He is serving Senior System Engineer at IFS R&D International (Private) Limited, Sri Lanka. He is also actively involved in Microsoft Community Development via blogging and speaking in various user groups and technical conferences. You can connect with him for corporate training and consultancy. Over 17 years of Experience in IT, and Worked at Network side for over 11 years. Spending most of the times specializing Microsoft Products like Server Infrastructure, Cloud Infrastructure, Office 365, Messaging as well as Virtualization.
Speaker Location: Sri Lanka
Speaker social media account Links:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/viknaraj-manogararajah65885523 

https://www.technetviki.com

https://www.facebook.com/viknaraj.manogararajah

Proposed session title: Working with FortiGate firewall in Microsoft Azure

Name: Dr. Daniel Okon

About Speaker:  Dr. Daniel Okoh is a research scientist, and presently the coordinator of the Space Environment Research Laboratory (SERL), Centre for Atmospheric Research (CAR), National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA), Abuja – Nigeria. He is a first class graduate of the Physics Astronomy Department, University of Nigeria. He holds a Distinction MSc Degree in Space Physics from Rhodes University, South Africa, and a PhD in Astrophysics, University of Nigeria. Dr. Daniel Okoh has conducted postdoctoral research and also worked in numerous research laboratories/institutes, some of which include: the South African National Space Agency (SANSA) Space Science, Hermanus – South Africa, Nanjing Institute of Astronomical Optics & Technology (NIAOT), Nanjing – China, Xinjiang Astronomical Observatory (XAO), Urumqi – China, International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste – Italy, Institute for Space Earth Environment Research (ISEE), Nagoya University, Nagoya – Japan, Indian Institute of Geomagnetism (IIG), Mumbai – India. He has received many research awards and fellowships, some of which include: the CV Raman International Fellowship for postdoctoral research, and the CAS-TWAS Fellowship for PhD research. Dr. Daniel Okoh has been an invited lecturer and resource person to several universities, workshops, and conferences, some of which are organized by the International Centre for Theoretical Physics, and the East African Institute for Fundamental Research. He has co-supervised a number of PhD research works, and has been an external examiner for PhD thesis at Rhodes University, South Africa. He is author of the book ‘MATLAB Programming’, and he has authored over 20 research papers published in reputable peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Okoh’s research interests are in the areas of Space Science & Astronomy, and he particularly has keen interest on Ionospheric Modelling. His most recent research project is the AfriTEC project, which is being collaboratively executed by a team of ionospheric scientists with the aim of developing Africa’s first regional ionospheric model.

Name: Abou Conde

About Speaker:  Abou is Microsoft MVP in Azure with over 9 years of experience in the industry. He focuses on Microsoft technologies. Starting as a support engineer and Microsoft Certified Trainer at IPMC Ghana, he has worked up through the ranks of System Engineering, IT infrastructure Consultant and Cloud Solution Architect. He has deployed several complex solutions for Multi-national Corporations and Governmental Agencies. He is fluent in French and English. Currently, Abou Conde works at Global Information Technology Solutions (GITS) IT Company in Ghana, specializing in Enterprise Architecture both on-premise and in the cloud. Abou is a leader in the IT professional community. He is the Founder of Microsoft User Group Ghana Community – The Place where Microsoft Experts Level up. He is also an ambassador for aOS community.
Speaker Location: Accra, Ghana
Speaker social media account Links:

https://twitter.com/abu_conde

https://www.linkedin.com/in/abou-conde-33599527

https://www.facebook.com/abu.conde

Proposed session title: Azure security, privacy, and compliance

Name: Dara Oladapo

About Speaker:  Dara is a Technical Evangelist, Microsoft Certified Professional, .NET Developer with special interests in DevOps,Windows, Xamarin and Azure. Dara enjoys talking about technology and development platforms. Dara’s passion is to build the next generation of technical geniuses. Dara currently works for Microsoft 4Afrika as a Technical Evangelist helping customers leverage Azure and Azure DevOps for optimal productivity.
Speaker Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Speaker social media account Links:

https://twitter.com/DaraOladapo

https://www.linkedin.com/in/daraoladapo/

https://web.facebook.com/geekwithlife/

Proposed session title: Mobile DevOps with App Center

About Session: Many developers like to get insights into their application performance, do automated build, test, and release and deliver value fast. For mobile and desktop app developers, App Center offers different tools to help achieve this. I’ll be speaking on this topic and sharing real-life usage scenarios.

Name: Peter De Tender

About Speaker:  Peter has 20+ years of professional expertise in the Microsoft Datacenter segment, with a main focus on Azure, out of the prestigious Azure Technical Trainer position he has within Microsoft Corp. Before joining Microsoft, Peter ran his own business, focusing on providing Microsoft Azure Architect training and readiness in a passionate and enthusiastic way, for larger cooperations, Microsoft partners and Microsoft internal, anywhere in the world. Peter was recognized as an Azure MVP for 5 years, is a Microsoft Certified Trainer for 10 years. Peter is often speaking at international conferences, is a technical book author (Apress, Packt,…), technical writer and courseware creator.
Speaker Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Speaker social media account Links:

https://twitter.com/pdtit

https://www.linkedin.com/in/pdtit/

https://web.facebook.com/pdtit?ref=br_rs

Name: Niyi Omotoyinbo

About Speaker:  He is currently the MD and Chief Consultant of 1st INTELLIT SOLUTIONS LIMITED in Nigeria, Africa. He is one of the most senior Microsoft Consultant/Trainer in WECA. He was the first Microsoft Associate Consultant in Nigeria and one of the first Master Certified Internet Webmaster Designers (MCIWD) in Africa and MVP. Also, as an Executrain ICP and CIWCI holder along with his MCT, he mixes training with real life experience as a consultant that gives his students rich learning experience. He has wealth of experience in the field. He is passionate about transferring knowledge to others and always ensure that whatever students learn becomes part of them. He participates as Speaker and Ask-the-Expert (ATE)at Microsoft Technical conferences all over the world.

Name: Ken Goossens

About Speaker:  Ken is working as a Sr. Program Manager at Microsoft. He has over 10 years of experience in the Enterprise Client Management segment. A strong focus on Microsoft Endpoint Management, Identity & Access Management, PowerShell and Windows 10. He’s currently accelerating Windows 10 and Office ProPlus deployments at Microsoft’s enterprise customers around the world, where Identity Protection is key. Advising companies to move from a Traditional to a Modern Workplace and providing guidance and best practices to stay current. His hobbies include snowboarding, hiking and travelling. Being active in the community and like to share his knowledge, he joined the System Center User Group Belgium in 2014.

Name: Kazeem Adegboyega

About Speaker: 

Kazeem is an experienced IT prefessional, technical trainer and a leader with a high degree of energy, integrity and creativity as well as analytical, and organizational skills. Kazeem is a certified cloud master and he brings over 14 years of on-the-job and training experience into the classrom. Kazeem is one of the main organizers of this years MCT Tech Summit and the 2017 MCT Summit Africa. Kazeem’s competencies include Microsoft Azure, Office 365, and SharePoint Server administration. Kazeem also runs tech meetups and speak at IT events. You can reach Kazeem on +2348059821442

or Follow Kazeem on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/kazeemcanteach

Name: Oluwawumiju Oluwaseyi

About Speaker:  Oluwawumiju Oluwaseyi is a Technical consultant and the CEO/MD of Convenant Technologies, He is also an MCT REGIONAL LEAD AND MVP FOR OFFICE SERVER AND SERVICES and founder of MCTNAIJA-microtechxTechUSERGROUP. Convenant Technologies is a Certified Partner with Microsoft in Lagos, Nigeria. He is also a senior consulting partner for Convenant Technologies on Microsoft infrastructure with over 17 years’ experience and, he is a fellow of the institute of information Management Africa one of the highest honor for Management of data. Suffice it to say, that championing campaign for SharePoint, Microsoft Team, Yammer, Microsoft Azure and Cloud technology strictly from a value point of view in medium and large organizations is the mainstay of his business interest in WECA and the response as well as prospect from the Nigerian marketplace for instance, is no doubt a boost to his business outlook in Africa.

Name: Samuel Adranyi

About Speaker:  Currently a Senior Software Engineer at Andela, Samuel is an MCT, MCSD, MCP, Teacher, Speaker, Technology Advocate, Community Leader, Maker and early Adopter. He has extensive experience and knowledge in most areas of application development, data analytics, internet of things, artificial intelligence, mixed reality machine learning and modern Cloud development specifically on the Microsoft Azure Cloud. Abreast with emerging technologies, trends, patterns and architecture with over 15 years in all phases of small to large-scale software development, He has a strong passion and commitment to solving complex problems, Sharing and building Tech communities. He is currently a Co-Organizer for the Accra .NET User Group, hosts a weekly podcast (ctrl+esc) which seeks to showcase top Africans in Tech, he also host 3 live stream shows weekly (IoT Tuesdays, Functions Friday and Demystifying Technology) which are all aimed at Microsoft Azure Sensitization and Education.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sadranyi/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/sadranyi

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sadranyi

Website: https://sadranyi.me/

Podcast: http://podcast.sadranyi.me

This event is being managed by a team of MCTs from the community with support from Microsoft Learning and other sponsors.

 

Our Events & Dates

Date

05 - 07 December, 2019