The annual ICT4D Conferences have proven to be an invaluable opportunity for NGOs, private sector organizations, universities, governmental agencies and foundations to share their experience in using ICT to increase the impact of development programs and to learn from each other.  In 2016, 715 individuals from 76 countries and 301 private sector and public sector and civil society explored the ways to harness the full power of digital solutions to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.  Our thanks to Accenture, Catholic Relief Services, Esri, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, iMerit Technology Services, Inmarsat, IS Solutions, Making All Voices Count, Mercy Corps, Microsoft, NetHope, Oxfam, Pandexio, Qualcom Wireless Reach, RTI International, SimbaNet and World Vision for making that possible.


Steven Wanyee

Mr. Wanyee posses more than 20 years supporting and promoting collaborative efforts aimed at the adoption, integration, and utilization of appropriate health/biomedical informatics, monitoring and evaluation, and implementation science in health care for the purposes of improving health and saving lives. His experience spans across health research and health delivery information systems. He spent over 10 years building and implemented health research information systems for clinical trials in Kenya, and more than 10 years architecting and implementing health information systems to support health care delivery services. He possesses competency and proficiency in high level health information system architecture, software engineering for health systems, software applications development for health systems, end to end implementation of health systems (specifically for electronic health records systems, and community-based health information systems), establishment and management of communities of practice (for example, OpenMRS Kenya community), professional informatics development (he is a founder and current Executive Secretary General of the Kenya Health Informatics Association), establishing effective collaborations and partnerships to harness collective intelligence and leverage on complementary strengths and resources to solve development challenges.Mr. Wanyee has served in multiple senior positions for US funded, MOH health informatics technical assistance development partners including the International Technical and Education Centre for Health at the University of Washington, ICF International among many others. He is a founder of a highly successful health IT company, IntelliSOFT Consulting Limited (www.intellisoftkenya.com) where he currently works full time. He is a pioneer of several local professional informatics training programs and he continues to teach and mentor computer science and informatics college students. Mr. Wanyee completed training in computer science, health informatics and software engineering to masters degree level. He is currently a PhD student in Medical Informatics.He has co-authored several peer reviewed scientific papers and is actively involved in ongoing informatics research. His primary research and application interest is implementation science for health information systems, specifically, meaningful use of health information systems.