Cybersecurity expert, 2016’s/2021’s Top 40 Under 40 winner, and featured in Tribe of Hackers, Dr Bright Gameli Mawudor, has revealed that he joined Xetova as the Chief Technology Officer.
Dr Mawudor joins Xetova after serving for over three years at Dimension Data, Middle East and Africa as the Practice Lead. At Dimension Data, he managed security services and consulting and directed a team to provide Cybersecurity services to clients of Internet Solutions.
He served at Dimension Data till late last year and has joined Xetova early in 2022. At his current workstation, Dr Mawudor will be leading a technology team of Software Engineers, Product Managers, Data scientists, Analysts, and cybersecurity experts to change the outlook of data utilisation.
Dr Mawudor is known for his work at AfricaHackon where he participated in hundreds of public presentations for over five years. He has also participated in a couple of CIO Africa tech events including the CIO Fintech Summit and the CIO AI & IOT Summit.
Before Dimension Data and Xetova, Dr Mawudor has also worked at Cellulant, Ushahidi, A.Harvest, and Youth Dynamics.
At Cellulant, the Group Head of Information Security and Risk prior to becoming a Cybersecurity Engineer. He was also a Cybersecurity Engineer at Ushahidi and an IT Consultant at A.Harvest.
Despite switching from Dimension Data to Xetova, Dr Mawudor will continue doubling up as a part-time Cybersecurity Lecturer at Strathmore University. He is also expected to continue with his active participation with AfricaHackon in technology events and talks.
Dr Mawudor holds his Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in IT Convergence and Application Engineering from Pukyong National University and his Master’s Degree in Computer and Information Systems Security from the same institution.
He got his Bachelor’s degree in Applied Computer Science from Daystar University.