The Evolution of Cloud Computing and Talent Communities in Kenya

Oct 18, 2022, 3:00 – 5:30 PM

We'll be hosting Riyaz Bachani (CEO, Angani) and Jimmy Gitonga (Principal, Afroshok) for a Fireside Chat on 18th October at Africa's Talking HQ, Lavington, Nairobi where we'll be discussing the evolution of cloud computing and talent communities in Kenya.


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About this event

Join us as we host 2 awesome speakers namely Riyaz Bachani and Jimmy Gitonga.

Riyaz Bachani has been building networks in East Africa for the past 15+ years. Riyaz is the CEO at Angani Ltd, a cloud services provider in Africa. He was previously the founding CTO of 2 very successful telecom ventures ­ Wananchi Group ­ the first triple-play company in Africa, and Kenya Data Networks (now Liquid Telecom). Riyaz was the initial founder of skunkworks which was part of the initial iHub community in 2010. He is also one of the pioneers in cloud computing in Kenya.

Jimmy Gitonga is the Principal at Afroshok as well as the Customer Relations Lead at Red Afro. He is a multi-faceted "artist", who can create design and develop content for any digital medium. Today, he runs a design and development studio, where he brings more than 20+ years of digital media to bear, offering a "360˚" Digital Design and Development service, from Brand Development to Web Applications hosted in different Cloud environments. He is a co-founder of ARK Africa, a successful brand and Interactive design agency in Kenya. While at iHub, he enjoyed the creation of software user groups that allowed developers to access specific corporate partners such as Google, Microsoft, Oracle, and Facebook among others. Today, he is happy to note that those we worked with then are now leading the developer communities as these tech companies open “developer centres” in Kenya.


  • Riyaz Bachani



  • Jimmy Gitonga




  • Jessica Francisca Colaço


    Brave Venture Lab & iHub



Tuesday, October 18, 2022
3:00 PM – 5:30 PM UTC


  • Bennett Benedict

    University of Dar Es Salaam

    Tanzania, Community Lead,

  • Veronica Michael

    Tanzania, Community Lead

  • Jessica Randall

    University of the Western Cape

    South Africa Community Lead

  • Josphat Mwangi

    Kenya Community Lead

  • Sheriffo Jarju

    Community Lead Gambia

  • Isophel Natwijuka

    Uganda Community Lead

  • Sanusi Abdulkadir

    Nigeria Kaduna Community Lead

  • Avuzwa Ntshongwana

    South Africa Community Co-Lead

  • Josh Venceslas

    Altech Group

    Co-Lead: Rwanda Community

  • David Okwii


    Africa's Talking Community UG Co-Lead

  • Cynthia Moraa

    WIT Kenya Co-Lead

  • Michael Adedayo

    Africa's Talking

    Community Lead Lagos

  • Alexander Ikeh

    Community Co-Lead Abuja

  • Aaron Ujah

    Community Co-Lead Abuja

  • Nnamdi Azubuike

    Community Co-Lead Lagos

  • Roland Ganafa

    Africa'sTalking Uganda

    Co-Founder & Director

  • Stanislaus Sakwiya

    Malawi, Community Lead