Philip Omondi is a Computer Science and Engineering researcher/Business Consultant, Certified Microsoft Innovative Educator and Google Digital Skills for Africa Master Trainer.
He has played key role in the Government of Kenya’s Digital Literacy Project (DLP), KEPSA Ajira Digital online work Program involving training and mentorship and Youth Empowerment projects currently being implemented by Google in 27 African countries.
He holds BSc. (Computer Science & Engineering) and MBA degrees.He has offered his services as a judge and trainer at the Kenya Science & Engineering Fair (KSEF), Nairobi Innovation Week, NACOSTI’s National Science Week, Agha Khan Development Network’s East Africa SCALE Kenya Youth Entrepreneurship Summit 2018, Robotics/STEM Bootcamps, Child Online Protection and Coding classes, Sankalp Africa Entrepreneurship Summit, Startup Weekend Education Nairobi and WECREATE-KENYA StartUp Academy Mentoring/Coaching Clinics among others.
He serves as a Youth Mentor at the Presidential Digital Talent Program (PDTP) – ICT Authority Kenya and as an Africa Regional Data Cube (ARDC) Oversight Committee Member. In the year 2017,as a Team Lead at Tunapanda Institutehe has been recognized by the Internet Society (ISOC Global) for successfully leading the implementation of The Chapterthon Digital Schools Project to enhance Digital Literacy and deploying a Community Wireless Network whose goal is to build a digital ecosystem in education, health and entrepreneurship enabling community socio-economic empowerment in Nairobi, Kenya.
As a consultant, he has conducted research, helped develop curriculum, implemented the content development and overseen the execution of e-Learning Solutions involving interactive & Digital media Courseware. He is part of the African research team in the EU-funded African Higher Education Leadership in Advancing Inclusive Innovation for Development (AHEAD) Program that is currently doing a comparative analysis of the National Innovation Systems in various countries including Kenya.
As a Projects Manager for a Learning Management Solutions (LMS) company mElimu, that uses Software as a Service (SaaS) distribution model providing offline/online multi-device access, he worked with content providers and institutions using e-learning smartphone tablet configurations. They include Kenyatta University Digital School, CUEA, YALI, PACU and MUA among others in seven (7) African countries. Philip has also been a volunteer Startup mentor and coach for Mobile Technology Startup Entrepreneurial Ventures and hackathons with innovative solutions in educationand other sectors to support them in scaling. He has qualifications in Mobile Application Development, Data Science, Cloud Computing, Big data Analytics, Internet Governance, User experience (UX) Training, e-Learning and Design Thinking, helped conduct research inelectronic waste (e-waste) management andalso given talks in diverse forums on various IT issues e.g. Digital Literacy and How SMEs & start-ups can use IT tools/internet for education, marketing and gaining competitive advantage.
He is a member of the Kenya ICT Action Network (KICTANET)multi-stakeholderplatform involved in ICT Policy and regulation. He also has an interest in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and IT Security.
He believes in the power of positive transformative education, innovative technology and the acquisition of relevant skills to transform lives.