Philip Thigo

Senior Adviser, Data, Innovation and Open Government, Office of the Deputy President of Kenya

Philip Thigo is a Technology, data & public policy expert. He is the Senior Director for Africa for the Thunderbird School for Global Management, a Technical Advisor at the Presidency on Data and Open Government and Senior Consultant for UNDP Regional Bureau for Africa. He was recognised by Apolitical as one of the World's 100 most influential people in digital government in 2018. He is currently a member of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Regional Action Group for Africa. He is an Advisory Board Member of the World Economic Forum Global Shapers Nairobi Hub, MercyCorps Agrifin Initiative, SwahiliPotHub and the Chair of the Board of Mtoto News, an award-winning digital platform based in Kenya that uses technology to make children and their issues visible. He was recently appointed as regional ambassador for the Global Block Chain Business Council for Sub Saharan Africa. Philip was honored at the 50th Anniversary of the Academy of Achievement as Delegate.