Accelerate by Safaricom Immersion Training at KCA University

On 16th of August 2023, The School of Technology in conjunction with the   Safaricom Engineering Community – Big Data & Machine Learning Chapter hosted a workshop at KCA University that was entitled “Build by Safaricom”.

The workshop marked the beginning of a free one-month Accelerate by Safaricom hands-on technical immersion on Big Data, Machine Learning, and Data Analytics at KCA University.  The training aims to make KCA University a Center of Excellence in Big Data and Machine Learning and create a talent pipeline from the university.  Students will be provided will provide students with a unique opportunity to learn from industry experts who will prepare them to meet the demands of the industry.

he workshop was graced by the heads various Departments in KCA University including the Dean, School of Technology -Dr. Simon Mwendia, Director-Incubation and Linkages-Dr. Abraham Rotich, dean, Director-Centre of Excellence (CTLE)-Professor-Simon Ngigi, and the Chair of Networks& Applied Computing Department-Dr. Lucy Mburu School

The Team from Safaricom PLC included Digital Delivery Lead, Safaricom PLC –Naisenya Mungai, Big Data & CVM Tech Delivery Lead- Kamau Maina,, Machine Learning Engineers ~ Bonfas Nyaribo and , Lorna Kabwi, Data Scientist Lead, Safaricom PLC- Asila Victor Kwendo, Data Engineers ~ Stephany Wakeanda & Thomas Gad, B ig Data Infrastructure Lead- George Matuthu, Data Architect Lead – Kevin Ougo, Data Science Analyst- Rhoda Moraa, Bildad Mwangi- Machine Learning Engineer,