@iLabAfrica Launches Innovation Leadership Program for East African Tech Execs

(L-R): @iLabAfrica Director Dr. Joseph Sevilla, Group MD & CEO, EABL PLC Ms. Jane Karuku pose for a photo alongside KCB Group Director, Shared Services, Dr. Leonard Mwithiga, and Head of Digital and Technology, EABL Kenneth Ogwang during the launch of the CIO Leadership Program.

@iLabAfrica Research and Innovation Centre at Strathmore University has launched a new CIO Leadership Programme. The program aims to equip IT executives with the skills and knowledge they need to be effective leaders.

The program covers a wide range of topics, including strategic thinking, leadership, and business management. It also provides participants with the opportunity to network with other IT leaders.

The launch of the CIO Leadership Programme is a response to the growing demand for skilled IT leaders. In the digital age, IT is essential for business success, and IT leaders play a critical role in driving innovation and growth.

The program is open to IT executives from all industries and sectors. It is an opportunity for IT leaders to develop the skills and knowledge they need to be successful.

Here are some additional details about the program:

  • The program is delivered over a period of six months
  • It is taught by experienced industry experts
  • Participants are required to complete a series of assignments and projects
  • The program culminates in a graduation ceremony

As said, the program will provide an opportunity for leaders and ICT practitioners to mentor and coach one another to foster growth and create more exposure to opportunities.


Dr. Joseph Sevilla Director, @iLabAfrica “The program was created to fill the gap in the local and regional market. Numerous leadership flaws in the CIO position need to be rectified with the assistance of business and academics”.

“The first cohort of the CIO Leadership Programme is set to begin its first module in June this year.”

Dr. Julius Kipng’etich Group CEO, Jubilee Insurance “We hope that this training will provide you with the necessary abilities. Our leaders must be prepared for anything because the world is ambiguous and unclear, particularly in technology. CIOs should set a good example for young ICT Practitioners at the C-Suite level to follow”.

Ms. Jane Karuku, Group MD & CEO, EABL PLC, “We are delighted to be part of the CIO Leadership Program Launch. Organizations in our country and across the globe should embrace digital transformation because it will better company agility, improve efficiency, and eventually the creation of new value for shareholders, consumers, and employees.”