Author: Kipsang

Greetings! My name is Michael Kipsang Bullut… Born in the United Arab Emirates, I spent the first few years of my childhood living in France and the United Kingdom with my parents & siblings. Currently, I’m living in Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya, a beautiful, bustling city full of people and amazing places & attractions. In my mid-twenties, I work as an Installation Engineer with an Internet Service Provider called Internet Solutions, after graduating in 2009 with a B.Sc. in Information Technology from the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology. I’m now pursuing the Microsoft Certified I.T. Professional (MCITP): Enterprise Administrator credential. In addition to my technological pursuits: I excel at swimming, I have bungee jumped, I loathe suspense, I love an ice cold Coca-Cola & I believe I can speak French.

How Technology & Emerging Trends are Impacting Lives…

AUTHOR’S NOTE:

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Herbert talks about his love for technology and emerging mobile money tools and the rapid adoption of such innovations across East Africa to drive social change and impact the lives of millions for the better.

Herbert is motivated by the love for technology and emerging mobile money tools and the rapid adoption of such innovations across East Africa to drive social change and impact the lives of millions for the better.

Herbert is from Nairobi, Kenya and is the Chief Marketing Officer of Virtual City, which utilizes simple mobile tools to improve traceability and reduce fraud along agricultural value chains across East Africa through their product Agrimanagr. Agrimanagr is an affordable mobile data management service marketed to agricultural cooperatives and processors that tracks agricultural output from farmer to processor and has so far done this for over 300000 small holder farmers across East Africa. Agrimanagr is poised to have significant social impact on over 3 million regional smallholder farmers and over 15 million lives over the next 5 years.

Herbert is currently pursuing an MBA at the United Stated International University.

C.A.K. to launch common Internet Exchange Point…

AUTHOR’S NOTE:

The Communications Authority of Kenya has begun a project towards having a common Internet Exchange Point within East Africa. Hence, Internet service provision will soon be spread across East Africa & this is expected to significantly reduce the cost of browsing the Internet and cost of service to customers. The government will implement the East Africa Internet Exchange project in view of the increased Internet usage within the region, which calls for improved I.C.T. infrastructure upgrade. Further, regional integration has also bolstered efforts to provide services on line.