Meet the KeNOG Committee
Passionate Leaders Driving Technological Excellence
Simon Mayoye, based in Nairobi Kenya is a Network Architect for SEACOM which operates a global IP/MPLS backbone as well as submarine cable systems between Africa, Europe and the Asia Pacific. With over 10 years in Service provider space, responsible for Planning / Building / Expansion of the SEACOM Global IP/MPLS as well as provide Peering strategy & policy for the network. Simon is involved in various community organizations such as tzNOG, AfNOG
Michelle Opiyo has over eight years of experience in the Network Services Provider Industry. She attained her BSc in electronic and computer engineering from the Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and Technology. Michelle currently serves as a Senior Network Engineer at Workonline Communications. Prior to joining Workonline, she served in various capacities at the national research and education network of Kenya (KENET) where she operated the core network
Samuel has 10 years experience working with internet in the Telecommunications and ISP industry. He specializes in IP Networks, Internet connectivity for Mobile devices, Home and Business Customers. He is passionate about evolving technologies hand harnessing the power of the internet to connect people and things.
Tyrus Muya Kamau is an Information Security professional with 13 years experience in the field. He is a Principal Consultant at Euclid Consultancy Ltd, a cyber security company which he started 3 years ago where he runs it full time. He specializes on Signaling security, Penetration Testing and Research & Development in Cyber Security, Training and Awareness and Compliance. Prior to starting his own company, Tyrus held various leadership positions in the industry including the Africa Head of IT Security; Airtel Money at Bharti Airtel and Group Head of IT Security at Cellulant Group. He has also contributed significantly to matters cyber security in the form of articles, publications and cyber security reports.
Mercy Njue is the founder of Botlab. She has an MBA, and a Degree in Business & technology from Africa Nazarene University. She is also trained in GDPR by university of groningen, BI specialist and is cloud certified trained by IBM, data science for business leaders by Data incubator- Chicago. She has 8 years of experience working in Kenya and US in different capacities.
Hezron Mwangi is a ICT Professional with over eight years of experience in the ISP Industry. Hezron works for the Kenya Education Network Trust (KENET), the National Research and Education Network (NREN) of Kenya as a Senior Systems Administrator in charge of Data Centre Operations. Hezron Specialises in Data Centre Services, Storage, Routing and Switching, Capacity Building and Security. His core skills include Design, Implementation and Running of Scalable Internet
Eric Magutu has over 10 years of experience in systems and network engineering. He joined Safaricom as a Senior Network Administrator in 2010, and is currently a Core Network Engineer handling mobile and internet traffic. He holds industry certifications in networks, linux, cloud, storage and project management. Eric has expert knowledge in network architecture, IT business consulting and linux/unix systems.
Washington Odhiambo has more than 20 years of experience in the ISP industry and has been very active in growing the local tech community in Kenya. Washington currently works as an independent ICT consutant in the fields of Systems Intergration/Security.
Hezron Nyagaka is the CEO and Co-founder of Cyburst Company Ltd. He attained his BSc in Information Systems & Technology from USIU and he has over 10 years of expertise in the WISP industry. His consultancy specialty is in Network Planning, Implementation and Maintainance.
John Gitau, Has been in the technology space for more than 15 years implementing large scale networks for Service Providers. He works at Cisco Systems with the Global Service Provider team. John has also been a trainer and steadfast supporter of community driven initiatives like the Network operator groups and their role in technical development.