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Danny Byabene

Danny was born in Bambu-Mines, a small locality near Bunia, in the current Ituri Province in DRC forty years ago. His father was working as a psychologist for the then Big Gold Mining parastatal company Office des Mines d’Or de Kilo Moto (OKIMO) before moving from north to south, from Gold to Copper in Katanga region, where he joined Gecamines. Danny completed his primary education at the “then” prestigious Gecamines’ owned Maadini Primary School. Inspired by Japan and SciFi movies (initial STEM call?), Danny joined the most famous Technical Secondary school in the region, Institut Technique de Mutoshi in Kolwezi, also belonging to Gecamines. The ethnic crisis in the 90s forced the family to move to Bukavu in South Kivu for security. Danny then joined the Jesuits college Alfajiri where he completed his secondary studies in Bio-Chemistry with Distinction.

Keeping his dream of engineering studies, he enrolled in the Polytechnic Faculty of the University of Kinshasa in 1999. Despite passing his preparatory year, he decided to join the brand new department of Computer Sciences in the newly renamed Mathematics and Informatics Department in the Faculty of Sciences. In April 2006, he completed his Bachelor Degree in Computer Sciences with “Grande Distinction”.

Professionally speaking, Danny started as a Telecom Engineer with Chinese Giant Huawei Technologies in early May 2006 before moving in 2011 to the Indian Group Bharti Enterprises.  He worked at Centum Learning, the training branch in DRC, Congo Brazzaville, Gabon and Madagascar as Training Consultant, and then moved to the Infrastructure branch, Africa Towers DRC and Gabon.  Later he joined the Telecom operator Airtel DRC as Head of Project Management Office and Executive Assistant to the Managing Director. Today, Danny is heading the Supply Chain Management Department of Airtel DRC.

Danny is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).  He is keen to give back to his community and his profession by volunteering with the Project Management Institute.  He has been co-founding member of the DRC Chapter and is current President of the Chapter Board. He is Associate Partner of the Academy of Science and Technology (ASCITECH), a newly established school promoting STEM in its curriculum from Kindergarten to University. Danny is also Founding Partner of the Consular school ABC in Bujumbura.

Danny is a happy husband to Nancy and father to Malkiya and Imani.

Amadou Niane is a System Engineer, an IT professional with a bachelor’s degree in information technology from Franklin University in 2011. My qualifications include 10 years of experience in IT operations, infrastructure support, application support and mobile device management. My experience also includes knowledge of Windows, SCCM, SOTI, JAMF, MICROSOFT INTUNE, AND ZEBRA TECHNOLOGIES. I am a multi-task oriented, enjoy challenges, and continually stay abreast of the latest advancements in Information Technology. I currently work for Biglots Inc as a System Engineer. I support four distribution centers. I manage up to 1000 end points devices. I received my MBA (Master’s in Business Administration) in Applied Management from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2018. I am a fervent believer in Blockchain technology. I am the founder of cryptonerdz.com. I wrote couple of articles in French about Blockchain, Bitcoin and altcoin or cryptomonnaie

Amadou Niane

 

Dody LUMINGU is an IT infrastructure engineer graduated from the School of Engineering of the National Conservatory of Arts and Trades in France. He specializes in Cybersecurity and Information and Communication Technologies for Education (ICT). He has over 15 years of experience in France and Canada, where he has held positions as Architect-Designer, Engineer and IT Project Manager. In 2016, he founded the 

startup LUMS Global based in Kinshasa and working in the fields of ICT. 

 

He designed and put on the European market "NetBoxSecure", an innovative firewall (UTM) designed to secure the networks of companies. He is also the designer of DodyBOX,

a technology gateway for free and unlimited educational web access. It aims to deploy its invention in all ESU institutions. He joined the stemDRC to help promote and popularize science among the DRC youth.

 

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Dody Lumingu