Speakers

Dr. Avinash Ramtohul
Country Director, Mauritius
Cloud Architects Leader, Sub-Saharan Africa
Oracle
Dr. Avinash Ramtohul has 20 years working experience in the IT industry in Africa including 11 years with Oracle in Middle East and Africa. He is presently the Country Leader for Oracle in Mauritius and Director for Technology Consulting in Sub-Saharan Africa leading teams based in Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, Ghana, Mauritius, Ivory Coast and South Africa.

Dr. Ramtohul holds a PhD, MBA, MSc and BSc from University of Mauritius, University of Bristol, UK and University of Pune, India, respectively. His Doctoral Thesis specialises in Information Security for E-Government. Dr. Ramtohul is Chartered Manager (Chartered Management Institute, UK), Chartered IT Professional (Chartered Institute for IT) and a part-time faculty member of University of Technology, Mauritius.

He has various academic publications and has presented several research papers in International Conferences, covering e-government, information security, e-learning and Leadership/Change Management. He has also published his work in respected International Journals.

Mr. Graham Mansfield
Customer Experience Senior Director, ECEMEA
Oracle
Graham is currently the Senior Director for Customer Experience in Oracle, Eastern and Central Europe, Middle East and Africa (ECEMEA). In this role he is responsible for Development and support of the CX Product strategy for the region and supporting the Sales teams and their customers across the CX portfolio.
Graham has more than 40 years of experience in the IT industry having worked with IBM, Siebel and now Oracle. He led the Financial Services Sales in IBM UK, was Managing Director of Siebel in South Africa, and prior to his current role he led the Communications and Media Industry application sales team in MEA for Oracle.
Graham is based in Cape Town, South Africa and travels extensively across the ECEMEA region.
Mr. Ashvin Ujhoodha
Account Manager
SIL
Ashvin is a creative problem solver using technology with 13+ years experience in designing, marketing and implementing cloud, mobile, ERP and digital marketing solutions with high customer satisfaction.

Industry exposure : Services, e-Commerce/Retail, Call Centre, Construction, Education, e-Government, Logistics, Medical, Non-Profit, SME, Telecom, Textile, Travel and Entrepreneurship

Ashvin holds an MBA and a degree from the University of Mauritius.

Mr. Ranoo Patil Hunma
Senior Manager
SIL
Ranoo is in the IT industry for the past 25+ years, whereby he has interacted with customers in Government, Banking and Insurance, Retail, Distribution, Logistics and Utilities in several countries in Southern and Eastern Africa. Ranoo has also delivered IT and Consultancy projects involving infrastructure design, business process streamlining and data centre design to Government and private enterprises in France, Mauritius, Rwanda and Kenya.

Ranoo holds an Engineering degree in Computer Science and a MBA.

Mr Sachidanund Ramparsad
Assistant Accountant-General
Treasury (Ministry of Finance and Economic Development)
Mr S.Ramparsad is currently in charge of the Government Accounts and Financial Reporting and has more than 15 years of experience in the field of accountancy and finance in the government. In 2008 he has been one of the key staff involved in the development of a new Chart of Account (COA) and upgrading of the Treasury Accounting System (TAS).

He is a fellow of the Association of the Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA) and holds a Master of Business Administration (Financial Management) from the University of Mauritius.

He is also a freelance lecturer for ACCA courses and a Certified ISMS Professional.

Technology Pre-Sales Manager, Oracle Mr. Amrith Nawoor
Technology Manager SADC & Cloud Technology
Customer Advisor Lead Sub-Saharan Africa
Oracle Corporation
Amrith is the Cloud Technology Manager for Oracle’s SADC countries. With around 20 years of experience, Amrith held a number of roles from both the customer and partner communities before joining Oracle itself 9 years ago. He runs the pre-sales operations in the SADC countries and is also the Cloud Technology Customer Advisor Lead for Sub-Saharan Africa, assisting organizations embrace digital transformation.
Mr. Amit Juggurnath
Senior Presales Technology Consultant
Eastern & Southern Africa,
Oracle Corporation
Amit is a Senior Presales Technology Consultant covering the Eastern & SADC region. His primary focus is Business Intelligence and Big data Solutions. With over 10 years of experience working with Oracle technologies, Amit held a number of roles in the retail sector and public utilities before joining Oracle.

Prior to joining Oracle, Amit worked for the central Water Authority of Mauritius as IT Manager. He was involved in leading and implementing Oracle projects within the public utility and its partners.

Amit holds a Degree in Computer Applications and an MBA from the University of Surrey. He also holds a diploma in hardware engineering and is an Oracle certified professional in database. He is certified at associate level in project leadership certification. Amit has been a recipient of the group study exchange program by Rotary International to USA and Canada on the theme of Sustainable Development and Renewable Energy. Amit is also actively involved in the social sphere, being a Rotary member and Charter president of the Rotaract club of his town.

 

Mrs. Drudeisha Madhub
Data Protection Commissioner
Data Protection Office, Mauritius
Mrs Madhub holds an LL.B from University of Mauritius since 1998 and was awarded the first prize in the 1999 bar exams of the Council of Legal Education in Mauritius.

She joined the Attorney-General’s Office in august 2001 and stayed there for six and a half years as Senior State Counsel. She was awarded the British Chevening Scholarship in 2003 and concluded successfully her LL.M in International Human Rights at Essex University, Colchester.

In August 2007, she joined the Prime Minister’s Office as Data Protection Commissioner and she is also a member of the Francophone Association of Data Protection Commissioners and GPEN Network. She was appointed Data Protection and Human Rights Expert by Interpol in March 2011 and since then, she is a member of the Commission for the Control of Interpol’s Files.

In September 2014, she was appointed UN expert by joining the UN Global Pulse Data Advisory Group. She has also published various articles in international journals and guidelines on data protection.

Mr. Nandan Gopalakrishna
Director, Identity Management
Techno Brain Limited
Nandan Gopalakrishna oversees the Identity Management Business Unit within Techno Brain, driving adoption of new technology and practices to provide frugal and effective systems in the region.
With 20 years of experience spanning multiple geographies and domains, he specializes in building and architecting identity management programs, especially for the public sector.
He currently focuses on leveraging the convergence of mobility with mainstream biometrics and translating them into tangible field-sustainable system.
Nandan has been with Techno Brain since 2008 also managing strategic partnerships, business development.
Mr. Raj J. Lalji
Account Manager
SIL
Raj has more than 20 years’ experience in the field of ICT and has worked on several projects in various industries such as Banking and Financial services, Hospitality, Telecommunications, Media & Entertainment as well as the Public sector.
He has also been involved with customers in Africa and in the Middle East.
Mr. Vanessen Veerasamy
Territory Manager, Human Capital Management
Oracle
Vanessen has 10+ years of experience in the IT industry. He has a postgraduate in Electronic Engineering following a first degree in Computer Science. Vanessen has worked at some key technology partners, having also been the Country Lead in Rwanda for one major solution provider.

With his different roles and responsibilities occupied during these years, Vanessen has acquired significant experience in the regional business (Indian Ocean, Africa and French Pacific).