Michael Kimathi has over 7 years experience working in innovative ecosystems and building solutions notably with BlackBerry Developer Community, Nairuby, Masomomoja, GDG, Unbound, University of Nairobi, StartupBlink and BantaMik. When he was 19 he created a simple diagnostic tool using a cardboard, wires, D cell and bulbs to diagnose Cholera, Malaria and Typhoid. When Michael joined Computer science in college he converted this simple solution to a diagnostic system: Features included diagnosis, advising the patient on the closest hospital, pharmacy and drugs available with a price list. Currently, He is an entrepreneur learning from his past failures and developing better solutions which will impact the world we are living in. Previously, He was the Community Development Manager at C4DLab, where He worked closely with team C4DLab to develop innovation strategy, Partnership and change the University culture from the old status quo way of doing things to one at the forefront of innovation, he mentored startups, hosted events, organized entrepreneurship mechanics related talks with distinguished industry entrepreneurs. He came to fully appreciate the struggles most of the organizations are going through working on different innovations models while few are getting it right. He has also appreciated the mechanics of innovation such that: "you need the right environment and right culture to make innovation happen". Competencies: Computer Science Consultant, Impact Innovation scalability, Lean methodology application, Startup Ecosystem Building, Management, Strategy, Knowledge Society Building and Sustainability and System development and Analysis. If you’d like to learn more about how Michael experience can help your company, please reach out via email ([email protected]).
Community Development Manager
Planning and Strategizing how to make the lab the greatest innovation platform to the University Community and the rest of the world. I was part of team that Developed Innovation Strategy which gave birth to Nairobi Innovation Week and AfTIA program. Integrate Events (Host of Frideation and Powerforum), Partnerships,Incubation, Mentorship program,Training, Represent the Lab on conferences, Contact person,Global Incubation Exposure, Ensure local and global products development and Champion Community Relations for innovation
University of Nairobi
I gathered data using GPS device in Nairobi Kenya, cleaned it and later mapped it to indicate the public transportation routes and respective bus stages. The project objective is to transform Nairobi into a smart city. http://sci.uonbi.ac.ke/
Biometric Voters Registration Consultant
Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission
My responsibilities included configuring Biometric Voter Registration computers provided by IEBC http:// www.iebc.or.ke/, patch the software used, facilitate repair of the computers used, analyse data collected, clean it and submit to regional offices for further scrutiny and secure storage.
I taught English class to St Clare Technical school and Physical Education to St. Elizabeth Primary School.
We offer proficiency software engineering consultation, design and product development including R&D services.
Impact innovation System innovation Legacy building
BlackBerry Developer Community Manager Kenya
Involves keeping developers motivated, informed and focused on BlackBerry development. I champion BlackBerry 10 development which involve offering tutorials to the community on our monthly meet- ups, organize hackathons, organize BlackBerry jam forums, keep developers up to date about BlackBerry development tools and best development practice in relation to BlackBerry to come up with globally acceptable applications which will benefit the user and produce higher returns to the developer/developing company. I also ensure BlackBerry Academic program is in line with developer community and BlackBerry programs. www.developer.blackberry.com
Ruby Conference Kenya
Program and Logistics Publicity and Public Relations