Tanui, John

Principal Secretary Ministry of Information Communication and the Digital Economy, Kenya

Eng. John Tanui, MBS; is a visionary leader at the forefront of the digital revolution. Currently, serving as the Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Information, Communications, and The Digital Economy in Kenya. In this capacity, Eng. Tanui has been charged with the responsibility to steer the State Department for ICT and the Digital Economy to transform the Country into a robust Digital enabled society powered by strategic infrastructure deployment, cutting-edge digital solutions and progressive policies with the aim of establishing Kenya as the Technology Hub of the region and the cultivation of a thriving digital ecosystem at country level to realise the Government’s ambitious Bottom-up Digital Transformation Agenda (BETA).

Eng. Tanui is an astute technology professional with a career spanning over 25 years traversing the private and public sector in multiple continents. His journey is illuminated by a passion for engineering large scale strategic projects, Innovations, and the artful orchestration of industry collaborations and partnerships for sustainable development and economic transformation. He is well celebrated for steering Konza Technopolis – the Silicon Savanna, from concept stage to a thriving smart city project of strategic significance to the country.

He is the current IASP African division President and so bears the responsibility of building a robust Ecosystem of Science Parks and areas of innovation in Africa. In this capacity, Eng Tanui also represents IASP Africa Chapter in the Global Board of IASP.


EditionIASP 2022, Steering Committee
Speaking in — Plenary session 6 – Building digital capacity: STPs and AOIs supporting digitalisation