Dr. Peter Raeth holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA, as well as degrees in engineering. His specialty is computational science, distributed systems, and automated engineering applications. During the 35 years of his career, he has published numerous technical papers. He has also published in the domain of career development. For two books, one on expert systems and another on career development, he is editor and contributing author.

In 2011 he began spending time in Zimbabwe each year and in 2014 spent ten months teaching distributed systems and fuzzy-logic/neural-networks at Chinoyi University of Technology. He continues to mentor two doctoral candidates at University of Zimbabwe. In 2015 he spent six weeks at Polytechnic College in Surinam, South America as a curriculum advisor. Both assignments were sponsored by the Fulbright Foundation. His present activity is assisting Saylor Academy as a course developer since he is very concerned with helping to raise the next generation of professionals. He is married to Marilyn, his wife of 33 years and has one son, Daniel. He and his wife reside in Dayton Ohio USA where he is a Eucharistic and Scripture minister for his parish.

Prof. Fred Mtenzi's research interests include combinatorial optimization Mathematics, designing secure mobile financial transactions in low-end mobile devices, design of robust protocols for gathering online evidence and investigations, Cyber Security Auditing, techniques for improving predictive protection in Cyber security, Energy aware routing algorithms for mobile ad hoc networks, Security metrics development in e-Healthcare. Recently he has been working on developing de-identification strategies which will increase the sharing of sensitive information for secondary usage while preserving its privacy and integration of ICT in Education at pre primary, primary and secondary schools.

He has authored and co-authored over 100 scientific publications. He is a team leader of the Security and Forensics Research Group in the School of Computing, which is part of the Applied Intelligence Research Centre. He has organized peer-reviewed international conferences and workshops in Cyber Security, Secure payment schemes, Serious Games, Algorithms and Ubiquitous systems. He is a professional member of Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), IEEE, IEEE Technical Committee and Information Systems Security Association (ISSA). He was the Chief Editor of the International Journal of e-Healthcare Information Systems and a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Computer Science, Special Issue, Published in March 2007 (www.scipub.org), International Journal for Infonomics (IJI), and International Journal of Internet Technology and Secured Transactions (IJITST).

Mr. Etinick Mutinda is the General Manager of ICDL Africa, a subsidiary of the ICDL Foundation. He reports to the ICDL Foundation CEO based at the head office in Dublin, Ireland. As a General Manager, he is responsible for managing all operations of ICDL Africa including budget management, business development and operational strategies as well as managing day-to-day business operations incorporating the management of staff and partner relationships.

Mr. Etinick is a regular contributor in ICT policy formulation and implementation and a participant of ICT Summits like E-Learning Africa, The Connected Kenya and Transform Africa Summit. Mr. Etinick holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology (I.T.) from Kenyatta University and he is currently pursuing Masters degree in ICT Policy and Regulation from Jomo Kenyatta University of Technology.

Prof. George S. Oreku is an experienced information systems security researcher, consultant, and trainer. Oreku’s research interests include Information Security, Sensor Networks Security, related security issues in cybercrime and its integrations to R&D and critical Infrastructure, Cyber security, application to mobile computing and Mobile Banking, high performance e-commerce security, and development of culturally sensitive educational models, Curriculum Developer (EDUCATION),(South Africa, Ireland ,Uganda, China, Finland and Tanzania).

Prof. Oreku has published a number of scientific publications well acknowledged research articles and books in security, wireless sensor networks and ecommerce security. He has delivered more than 50 invited keynote speeches around the world at international conferences on the security issues. He has undertaken several contracted scientific research projects, and consultancy services in the computer science industry, ICT issues and STI policy matters. Prof. Oreku has been on many STI review/evaluation panels and advisory boards for both national and international institutions and organizations. In 2014 he was nominated and appointed as Extraordinary Research Scientist, Faculty of Economic Sciences and Information Technology at North West University (NWU) Vaal Campus- South Africa. In his MSc. he developed an Active Data Base in Banking System using Work Flow. He also developed the Database system for Research Project Disseminated Tuberculosis in HIV Infection for Muhimbili University College of Health Sciences Dar es Salaam Tanzania/ Dartmouth Medical School Hanover New Hampshire, USA.


During his carrier He has taken several consultant works such as Implementation of Appropriate Imaging and Workflow Technologies for Business Process Automation to National Microfinance Bank, (NMB), Tanzania, Check Truncation System (CTS), and Image-Based Clearing System 2013-2014. Tanzania, He did Research on Best Management Information Systems for East African Countries (MIS) (Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda Uganda and Burundi), for Agro – Processors. He was a Consultant and Technical Advisor, to PEOPLES’ DEVELOPMENT PROJECT (PDF) Supported under TCRA Tanzania 2012/13. Currently he is a Professional Consultancy and Trainer on Cyber Security to Tanzania Police Force Defense (TPFD), and R&D Advisory Committee on ICT to Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH) Tanzania. He was Awarded Research Project “Small and Medium Enterprises Competitive Facility” Tanzania & Royal Danish Embassy (RDE). He is also a registered Engineer by ERB Tanzania, Number 2116 (Tanzania)


Currently Oreku is an affiliated Professor with University of Eastern Finland, www2.uef.fi/edtech/affiliated-members,, Research professor with North West University Vaal Campus South Africa and Director of ICT and Technology Transfer at TIRDO under the Ministry of Industry Trade and Investment. He has supervised a number of masters and PhD students. He also serves as board, Chairman Curriculum Validation of The National Council for Technical Education (NACTE) Tanzania and he is a member of International advisory board for African Policy Institute- Nairobi Kenya.

Dr. Sam Takavarasha Jr is a research fellow at University of Fort Hare South Africa. He is a University of Portsmouth UK graduate and he acquired his PhD in Information Systems specializing in ICT4D at University of Zimbabwe. Sam is the author of many peer reviewed academic papers and he has conducted three national consultancy projects, two of which he was the principal investigator.

His editorial experience includes being a track chair of the general of ECIS 2017, co-editor of an IGI-Global book project, advisory board member of two book projects and a technical committee member of e-leadership conference and reviewer of several IS journals and conferences. Sam is the proposer and lead track chair of the ICT4D track of the ECIS 2018 which is backed by two top-teir Information Systems journal.


Sam’s research interests include ICT4D, ICT Enabled Remittances, e-Politics, e-Commerce in the Developing World, Mixed Methods Research, health informatics and Information Systems in Developing Countries. His teaching interest include e-Commerce, Project Management for Information Systems and Research methods.