Growth for Techies

Are you a techie looking to break stagnation in your career or startup?

Join Growth for Techies, an in-person full day bootcamp designed to help you level up.

By the grace of God I've spanned over 20 years working as an executive in Technology and Strategy areas. I've been CIO at large financial institutions, Strategic Partner Developer at Google, and Cofounder at startups mostly at the intersection of Technology and Music.

I've also been a radio host, doing Uganda's longest running Jazz Show on Radio One FM 90 for 16 years between 2004 and 2020.

Upcoming Bootcamp Details

SAT 6th July, 2024


Breakthrough Miracle Life, Kampala


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Content Outline

1. Prayer
2. Gratitude: My Journey
3. Identity, Purpose, and Exploits - 5Ws
4. Vision: Timing & Environment
5. Startup/Career: How and Where to Start
6. Depth: Spiritual Depth, Technical Depth, Business Acumen, Leadership Effectiveness
7. Talent: Building Your Exec & Talent Networks
8. Execution: Selecting Bets & Building Squads
9. Provision: Modeling & Pitching - Partners, Investors, Clients
10. Analysis: Career/Business/Startup Situations
11. AOB

About Me

  • I recently completed my assignment as CIO/Head Engineering Stanbic, a leading bank in Uganda.
  • I previously held a similar role at NSSF Uganda, East Africa's largest pensions fund.
  • I've had the pleasure of working in Big Tech, spending 5 years at Google.
  • I've also enjoyed the thrill of startups, starting with True African - Uganda's first mobile VAS-turned-fintech company which I founded in the early 2000s and exited in 2014.
  • Read more on my LinkedIn Profile.

5 Key Learnings

5 key learnings from my recent assignment (banking) and other ExCO roles I’ve done over the years, especially for those that aspire to hold similar positions.

1. Innovation
The threats that financial institutions face are complex and fast evolving. Your balance between risk and innovation will be tested.

2. Focus
Whatever you do, don’t spread yourself thin. Find the one thing that if you get right will make room for the rest. The one thing that if you don’t get right, nothing else you get right matters. That’s the assignment.

3. Environment
Large matrix organizations have many voices. Your ability to shield your team and block the noise before it gets to them will allow the team much needed room to stick with the plan and cause meaningful impact in the area of focus.

4. Talent
Identify, build, position, empower, and reward your talent. You’ll need them for there’s much ground to cover. At a point my team headcount was ~300, with diverse disciplines. Alone you’ll be blinded on many fronts. Work through your talent.

5. Depth
As techies we invest a lot in technical depth. The best it will get you is the respect of your team. That’s important, but you need far beyond that to stand and weather storms that surely come. In my case it’s the peace and boldness that comes from knowing that I have Heaven’s backing. That peace makes you different out there.