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East Africa Com
25 - 26 April 2023
Radisson Blu Upper Hill HotelNairobi

Hartnell Ndungi
Chief Data Officer at Absa Kenya


Hartnell Ndungi is the Chief Data Officer at Absa Kenya, where he leads the Data Science, Data Governance, Business Intelligence and Analytics teams. He was the first Chief Data Officer in the East & Central Africa Region. His speciality is in the banking and financial services sector, where he has been able to master the development and execution of crucial data & digital strategies for large financial institutions. He was previously a senior data consultant providing advisory and analytics services to governments, banks, insurance firms and telcos. He has also led and set up data teams for top banks in the region.Ndungi holds a Master of Science in Analytics from Georgia Institute of Technology, an Executive Data Science specialisation from Johns Hopkins University, an Executive Training from IMD University, a Bachelor's in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and multiple certifications in Digital Transformation and Data Analytics.With a deep understanding of artificial intelligence, digital transformation, IoT, data management, business intelligence, machine learning and governance, he seeks to ensure that organizations can set up dynamic data teams, understand the data they hold, harness actionable insights and deliver critical use cases encompassing profitability, operational efficiency, growth and transformation.Previously, Ndungi held the role of Head of Data and Analytics and Business Intelligence at the Co-operative Bank of Kenya

Agenda Sessions

  • Panel: The 4IR: How East Africa can lead in an era of economic disruption