Meet our Speakers

Tim Lehnen

CTO Drupal

Tim has been a member of the Drupal community for 15 years, and part of the Drupal Association for 6. He leads the Engineering team that builds the tools that help the community build Drupal.

Mathias Bolt Lesniak

Project Manager @ Pixelant

Mathias lives outside of Oslo, Norway, with his Kiwi wife and two kids. He is passionate about TYPO3, which he has been using since 2003. He loves to talk about the positive impact of open source mentality on the world we live in. He is a TYPO3 Association board member and a certified TYPO3 integrator and consultant. His day job is at Pixelant, where he is involved in a lot of areas—always the TYPO3 evangelist.

Elizabeth Ujeneza

Software Solutions Division Manager, RISA

Elisabeth Ujeneza is the Division Manager of Software Solutions at Rwanda Information Society Authority(RISA), the institution mandated to plan, coordinate and implement Rwanda’s ICT agenda. She has 7 years’ experience in Software engineering and over 3 years in managing software projects and teams. She has managed and coordinated several Government software projects among which, the harmonized Government Websites projects in TYPO3 CMS. Elisabeth is the chair of the TYPO3 CMS Rwanda-Africa web community.

She is the Initiator of Girl’s Tech Talk-Rwanda, a TechWomen alumnae and very active towards bridging the gender digital divide as a mentor and advisor. She is a passionate mother of a 7 year old girl.

Justine Ayebale


Vice President

Over 10 Years in the Joomla community, Justine has diverted her time to connect with women passionate about using CMS.  She communicates the beauty of using Joomla as a CMS.  

Job Thomas  

Head of Support Woocommerce

Job Thomas is a Belgian who lives in Cape Town, and works as education and training manager at WooCommerce. He focuses on training of both customers and team members to make WooCommerce a learning organisation. On Make WordPress, he is part of the docs team, the translators team and the accessibility team, and has spoken at several WordCamps and other conferences. He’s also part of the WordCamp Cape Town organizer team.

Oduor Jagero

Founder CMS Africa

Oduor Jagero is the founder and Lead at CMS AFRICA and CMS AFRICA SUMMIT. He is the CEO of Koamedia, a company that specializes in web development, domains, and web consultancies. When he is not in tech, he writes. He has written two novels, True Citizen and Ghosts of 1894.

Andrey Lippatsev

Web Platform & CMS @ Google.

Strategic Partner Manager & EMEA CMS Partnerships lead @ Google. Working on modern Web technologies with the best partners across Open Source and proprietary platforms. My greatest satisfaction derives from seeing partners succeed by working together on user-first solutions and thriving with a change mindset. I’m passionate about the open Web, serious about partnerships and occasionally dreaming about Mars.

Adam Silverstein


Develper Relations @ Google.

Adam is a WordPress core comitter where he works to fix bugs and improve modern web capabilities. As a Developer Relations Engineer in the content ecosystem team at Google, he works to inspire developers to care about and follow best practices.

 Najimaldin Katemw


Technical Lead


Najimaldin is a web developer, a pioneer member of Drupal Africa Initiative, and founder of BizTalk Systems limited, a web agency based in Kampala Uganda that specializes in using Drupal CMS, am so passionate about using open source solutions in solving day to day business needs.  I believe open source software is the major driver in delivering solutions that engage all communities around us.

Robert King’ori


Product Manager

Robert Kingori is a product manager based in Nairobi, Kenya. He has over 15 years global experience in Banking, Finance, and Agribusiness. Robert is driven and excited by developing innovative solutions that affect our local African context.

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