Participant Biographies

Akanle AKANLE MATTHEW BOLADELE

I was born 14 of July 1980 and raised in Nigeria. I am married to Olayinka Akanle and blessed with a boy. I practice Christianity My high school was between 1992 and 1998 after which I proceeded to the Federal University of Technology Minna from where I obtained my B.Eng in Electrical/Computer Engineering in the year 2006. In 2014 I obtain Master of Information and Communication Technology (MICT) from the Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta. I began my career as a System/Network Engineer in 2009 at Word Mission Agency km 10 Idiroko Road Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria. In 2010 I move to Covenant University km 10 idiroko road Ota Ogun State Nigeria, as a System Engineer In the department of Center for System and Information Services (CSIS).

Some of my responsibilities include: To ensure the smooth operation of communication networks in order to provide maximum performance and availability for users, installing, supporting and maintaining new server hardware and software infrastructure; Taking ownership of technical issues, and working with our Development group to resolve more advanced issues when necessary, Server hardware provisioning including configuration and deployment. Provide accurate problem description, with all necessary support documentation for technical support team, planning future improvements and suggesting IT solutions to business problems Design, setup and configure wireless networking that supports open or secured access and the ability to support voice and video applications and responding to inquiries from staff, administrators, service providers, site personnel and outside vendors and etc. to provide technical assistance and support

Projects handled – Deployment of fibre optic cable as internet back bone across the university major building – Covenant university network and server consolidation – Installation and configuration of solar wind Network Monitoring System known as Network Performance Monitor(NPM)

Skills and ability include good analytical skills -an effective team player -self motivated and target oriented, ability to learn and understand easily

Professional certification Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) Certified telecommunication Network Engineer (Institute of Advanced e-Studies)

Professional skills include good Knowledge of hardware and software diagnostic skills, computer networking and maintenance, basic Knowledge of Vmware esxi server virtualization administration, knowledge of solarwind NPM and NTM and beginner’s Knowledge of linux operating system

Hobbies: Listening to gospel music and working with the computer

Amadou Amadou DIALLO

LAN technician, network administrator assistant with over ten years of experience has the University of Bamako (U.S.T.T.B). I am specialized in computer hardware maintenance, configuration and installation of network equipment, video conferencing and system monitoring of temperature and humidity. I am certified MCTS/Windows7 Configuration and ITIL Foundation

Brooks Brooks Gerald Musinguzi

I am a Uganda Male aged 34; I am married with 3 kids. I hold a bachelors degree in Information Technology and finishing up my Masters Degree in Information Systems. I have gained skills in Information Technology stretching out in Data Management, Network, System Administration, ICT Strategic Planning, Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and the internet.
I have a wide knowledge in Systems Administration that is Windows and part of Linux environment. I have also obtained experience in computer hardware repair and system Maintenance. I can manage and troubleshoot system environments running on any Microsoft Windows operating system perfectly. I have obtained a lot of skills in managing, coordinating and planning field work; in addition I have obtained skills on how to handle staff safety, Health, Welfare, Vital security tools, Public Behavior, Security Risks, Wellbeing and Challenging environment in the field.

Added to the above I am able to configure and Install all application and system software. This to mention a few but any field in the line of CIT is my very best. I have 10 (Ten) years progressive working Experience in the field of Information Communication Technology (2005-uptodate). I am currently working as an ICT Manager/ Web Administrator in the College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and Biosecurity in Makerere University.

My Working style encloses: Analytical Thinking, Co-operation, Creative, Stress Tolerance, Adaptability/Flexibility, Achievements/Efforts, Integrity, Attention to Detail.

My hobbies include: Physical Exercises, Current Affairs, Nature / Country Walks, Listening to Music, Making Friends and Sports.

Emmanuel Oloyede Emmanuel

I am Oloyede Emmanuel, System Administrator for the H3Africa Bioinformatics Network (H3ABioNet) Node at National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA), Abuja, Nigeria. A graduate of Computer Science, I also hold Cisco certifications in IT Essential: PC Hardware and Software; and Cisco Certified Network Associate. My work experience is in the areas of website design and development; database management; system and network administration; programming; ICT4D (ICT for Development). I have helped in developing sound and working knowledge/skills in the use of various IT-related technologies.

I have sound knowledge of programming package (Visual Basic 6.0, Java [Beginner]), working knowledge of web design & web programming and database tools (FrontPage Express, Dreamweaver, Adobe FireWorks, HTML with CSS, JavaScript, PHP, MySQL, SWiSHmax for Flash Animation), sound knowledge of office automation packages, working knowledge of Content Management System (Drupal), sound knowledge of Windows operating systems (Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8).

For more than a decade now, I have also been working as a System Administrator and Network Technician, where I was part of a team for the design, implementation and maintenance of Local Area Network (LAN) and Wireless LAN (WLAN); scheduling of routine hardware, software and network maintenance programs, as well as instructing in the area of PC Hardware and Software.

I am confident that this training course will bring added value to me, to bioinformatics research in my organisation, my country and Africa at large.

Faya Ngonidzashe Faya

Ngonidzashe Faya is currently in his 2nd year of PhD study in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology at Rhodes University. He holds a Masters degree in Bioinformatics which was obtained in April, 2014. For his undergraduate studies, a Biochemistry (Honors) degree was obtained. Two awards were won which are best 1st and 3rd year student in 2009 and 2011 respectively.

As of 2014, he was employed as a part time system administrator for the Bioinformatics research group where duties such as website maintenance, software installations and general orders and purchases. These experiences provided him with valuable experience and insight into the web management and system administration duties. Further, during the Masters study, where various programming languages were learnt, Ngoni passed with a distinction. The study exposed him to the extensive use of linux OS and scripting languages such as Bash.

Outside of academics, Ngoni is very involved in University activities. He spent 2 years as a Chess Committee member and a volleyball player. In addition to these major activities, Mr. Faya is also a SciFest tutor, representing the department to help Grade 12 learners with career guidance. These activities have helped him with building personal skills such as public speaking, grasping concepts quickly and efficient communication skills.

Jeffery Jeffrey Agyeman

I am Jeffrey Agyeman, at thirty eight years, Ghanaian by birth and is presently the Systems Administrator of the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine until December, 2016. An N+ and MSCE certified with programming interests in Javascript, PHP and other languages.

Josh Joshua Miltz

Joshua Miltz is a friendly, outgoing, and enthusiastic about all of my interests, which include fitness, Information Technology, sport and electronics. I am particularly passionate about I.T., focusing on software development for big data, and aspire to work in a leading role within the ICT environment. My current short-term goals are primarily oriented towards completing my studies at university. These short term goals will definitely contribute to my long term goals, which focus on becoming a valuable asset to the ICT industry.

Kayode Kayode A. ALALADE
POSITION TITLE: Senior I.T Officer

INSTITUTION AND LOCATION: Abuja University; Afrihub ICT Institute, Abuja; Celonix Technologies, Abuja DEGREE: B.Sc.; MCITP, CCNA, CAPTIA A+; Diploma YEAR(s): 2011; 2008; 2004

FIELD OF STUDY Pol. Science; Windows server; Networking Engineering

Positions 2001 – 2003 Silver-Fountain Medical Centre (System Admin) 2004 – 2005 Chelsea Hotel – Abuja (Network/System Admin) 2004 – 2005 COMPASS Community Services (system maintenance) 2004 – 2005 Family Health Int’l (Networking/System maintenance) 2005 – Present Institute of Human Virology, Nigeria (System/Network Admin)

Training / Workshops
Health Management Information System – (Tech. Support) Abuja – 2009 Federation of Int’l Development Agencies, Abuja – 2011 The Service Edge: Performance Intelligence at Work – Abuja 2012 Research Electronic Data Capture Conference (REDCap) USA – 2012 Strategic Leadership: Building a high performance Team Abuja – 2014

Personal Statement: My background, qualifications and work experience in system administration and maintenance will enable me to comfortably interact with UNIX operating system and the faculty. I am confident that I will continue to make significant contribution to my institution, in particularly in area of H3ABionet project after this training and skill acquisition.

Kelvin Kelvin Kirita

Kelvin Kirita is responsible for overall leadership in managing the ICT infrastructure and operations supporting the Managing and Development for Health (MDH) strategic objectives. He holds a Master of Science in Information Systems, from Lund University, Sweden and Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from the University of Dar es Salaam. He is also a Certified Cisco Network Associate (CCNA) , Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) and ISO 27001 Certified Lead Implementer. He has a wide experience of over nine years in the field of ICT working for a Private Company, a Government Authority and a Non-Governmental organization. During his studies he developed interests on Systems Integration and Data Communication Network, Information system design and implementation (programming) and ICT Security. His research interests are Business Intelligence and Decision Support System, Bioinformatics, Health Information Systems, the use of ICT/IS to support management processes, IT management and governance, Knowledge Management. Moreover, he developed special interest to Bioinformatics when he was assigned to become a MDH Technical ICT Lead responsible for establishing and Managing H3aBionet Bioinformatics Lab for MDH node.

Laurent Laurent SAWADOGO

I obtained a Higher National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering in 1997 at the Polytechnic University of Bobo-Dioulasso and in 1998 I was recruited as biomedical technician at “Centre International de Recherche-Développment sur l’élévage en zone Subhumide” (CIRDES). In 2011, I obtained bachelor of Electronics, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Automation and Computer. I am responsible of the maintenance department and also since January 2011 I was nominated chief in the informatics department. I deal in this area of the internet network, software and hardware.

Nabil Nabil Kannouf

Nabil is a system Administrator at the Polydisciplinary Faculty of Nador, Morocco. He is doing a PhD student in Medical Informatics and security (Dynamic Operating Systems) where Dr. Ghazal Hassan is the cosupervisor. Nabil earned his bachelor in Mathematics and Computer Science in 2008 from the polydisciplinary Faculty of Nador. He received his Master in Computer Engineering in 2010 from the Faculty of Sciences, University of Mohamed Premier, Oujda, Morocco. Mr. Kannouf has been the recipient of numerous honors and awards including The First prize in Mathematics and Computer Science in 2008 and the First prize in the Specialized Master in Computer Engineering in 2010 at the University Mohamed Premier, Oujda, Morocco. He is member, Moroccan Society for Telemedicine and eHealth.

Nichola_Murithi Nicholas Muriithi

Nicholas Muriithi is an I.T. professional specialised in Computer Network administration. I currently manage a 70+ user network for a children’s referral clinic which has over 2000 patients. I have been with Baylor Children’s Clinic for over 5 years. Specific duties include maintaining the Electronic Medical records, computer network security as well Hardware maintenance. Before joining Baylor, I was the technical Manager at a Computer Company contracted to the Botswana Government to maintain I.T. Systems in the Ministry of Education for about 6 years. My exposure to operating systems has been with Novell Netware, Microsoft Windows Server. I have had minimal experience with Unix/Linux systems hence my enthusiasm about the course.

Owen Owen Mwenefumbo

Owen Mwenefumbo has a Bachelors of Science degree in Information Technology with credit which he obtained at the Polytechnic, University of Malawi in 2009. I have currently enrolled for a Masters Degree in Information Technology at the University of Liverpool to commence in February 2015. Currently, I am working as an IT Systems Administrator at the Malawi-Liverpool Wellcome Trust since December, 2014. Previously, I worked as an IT Manager at Karonga Prevention Study in the Northern District of Malawi. My research interests lie on the area of programming languages ranging from theory to design to implementation, with analyzing and reviewing multithreaded programs. In my spare times, I enjoy watching football, live theatre and enjoying good food. I am a married man and as of June 2014, I became the father of the cutest baby Hannar.

Sani Sani Haladou

Sani Haladou is an IT Manager and librarian, a former student of the Technical Training Institute of Information and Communication (IFTIC) in Niamey and Plytechnical School of Niamey (EPN) where he received got his Master Professional in Computer science option Network security and system. I work at CERMES since 1996, and take care of all computer questions. I’m married and father of four children.

Somia SOMIA ABDELMONEM AHMED MOHAMMED

Language: Arabic, English

Education: 2002-2007 University of Khartoum, B.Sc. in Information Technology 2013-2014 University of Khartoum, M.Sc. in Information Technology, Track Business Intelligence 2014- until now University of Khartoum, PhD in Bioinformatics in progress, work as system Administrator in Centre for Bioinformatics & Systems Biology (CBSB), Faculty of Sciences. University of Khartoum Work

Experience: 2007 – 2008 Worked as a Programmer in Sudan University of Sciences and Technology, Computer Centre Software Department and then Worked as Teaching Assistant in Bayan College for Science and Technology. Sep 2013-Untill Now Worked as lecturer in Bayan College for Science and Technology.

Hobbies: Reading, Traveling. Swimming

Suresh Suresh Maslamoney

Suresh has 10+ years of IT technical experience. His experience is mainly based on the Microsoft Windows platform focusing on system and network administration. The last two years have been spent working in a Linux only environment providing both system / network administration and general desktop support.

Tarek Tarek Mohamed Abdelfattah

I’m 28 years old and working as system administrator at The Egyptian bioinformatics node. I graduated from Zagazig University, faculty of learning technology and computer science in 2007. I am interested in information technology field, networks and system administration. I have a good experience in the multimedia field (graphics and animation). My hobbies include playing football and fishing.

Timothy Kimbowa Timothy Wamala

Kimbowa Timothy Wamala is 30 years of age working for Uganda Virus Research Institute as a Network Administrator and IT Assistant. Timothy has a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology with ITIL, CCNA and MSCE in Server 2012 certifications. Timothy is currently perusing an administration course in Linux with the help of H3ABioNet trainings in Systems administration and is currently managing and overseeing the IT infrastructure and activities for Uganda Virus Research Institute IT department which is comprised of the H3ABioNet equipment and the institute at large. Timothy is a self-motivated and hardworking person that loves facing new challenges in his field.

Timothy is currently pursuing his interest in Linux Administration to cope up with the growing needs of Bioinformatics worldwide. Timothy is coordinating the IT section and IT bioinformatics equipment for UVRI and ready to acquire more skills in the Linux world since he is best acquainted with Linux knowledge.

I am pleased to be one of the privileged members to be invited for the follow up and upcoming Systems Administrators Workshop.

Tokhai SOOBEERAJSING TOKHAI

Education: School Certificate (University of Cambridge) Higher School Certificate (University of Cambridge)

Employment History : Technical Assistant at the University of Mauritius (1991- ) Professional Qualifications: Certified Cable Installer

Computer Skills: Proficient in configuring Network equipment

Job Experience: Involve in the implementation of PABX System at the University of Mauritius Involve in the implementation of Education equipment (computers and projectors) in University classes and labs. Involve in the implementation of WIFI network across the university Campus. Involve in the implementation of Camera Network in Computer Labs, across campus and University Gym Involve in the installation and implementation of University LAN network –UPT cables and Fiber Optics. Have fifteen (15) years’ experience in data/ voice cabling work.

Interests: READING, MUSIC, COMPUTER GAMES

Adnane Adnane Laghrissi

Adnane received his Engineering Degree in computer science from the International Academy of Civil Aviation; he is currently a System and Database administrator at Pasteur Institute of Morocco, before joining the institute, Adnane was a software programmer in many ‘IT Services & Software Engineering’ companies, he has a deep passion for Bioinformatics, Mainframes, C# and Cobol programming.

Freedom Freedom Mukomama

Freedom Mukomana is a Data Administrator at Sydney Brenner Institute of Molecular Biology, Africa Wits-INDEPTH Partnership for the Genomic Research (AWIGEN) Project. He received his B. Sc. Computer Science honours degree from Midlands State University, Gweru Zimbabwe, in 2004 and was certified as an Oracle Certified Java Programmer 6.0 2012. His research interests include Data Management, Open Source Software development and distributed systems. He can be contact at mukomanaf@yahoo.com.

Gilad Gilad Even-Tov

I am a lover of knowledge and am always seeking to “know more”. I have a wide range of interests including anything information technology, photography, music and the wonderful art of game design. I want to learn as much as possible; hopefully this will lead me into the information systems and/or information engineering industry where I can use all I have gained throughout my work and education. At a deeper level, I would like to study data and work with large amounts of data to find usefulness therein.

David_Indome David Indome

I have over 10 years’ experience with networking infrastructure, network management and monitoring, set-up of servers for various applications including both Windows and Linux Operating Systems I also have about 7 years’ experience with Linux Systems (Installation and Administration) for internet connectivity, network and applications. I have managed the NMIMR network, servers etc. which has over 600 users and also helped other collaborating research centres in Ghana with their network/IT systems. I also have experience with networking and Vsat connectivity.

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