Katherine Getao - Diplo lecturer

Katherine Getao

Cyber Hygiene, Cyber Diplomacy, and ICT Strategy and Governance Consultant

Dr Katherine W. Getao, EBS, is often dubbed an ‘ICT Elder’ in Kenya in recognition of her 40 years of service in the private sector, academia, diplomacy as well as senior government appointments. Dr Getao currently executes consultancy assignments in the areas of Cyber Hygiene, Cyber Diplomacy, and ICT Strategy and Governance. She has served as the Chief Executive Officer of the ICT Authority in Kenya, the ICT Secretary in the Office of the President and subsequently at the Ministry of ICT. During her time in government, she led the design of the Huduma Centre one-stop shops for government services as well as the integrated implementation of optical fibre in collaboration with the Roads sector. Project Manager of the NEPAD e- Schools Project as well as the Director of the School of Computing and Informatics at the University of Nairobi. She has represented Kenya on UN Governmental Committees and has also served on the boards of private companies and universities. Dr Getao is passionate about public service transformation using ICTs and the creation of industries and career opportunities for young people in the ICT sector.