Kenya’s Bill Gates – Kamal Budhabhatti to deliver Keynote at the 5th Digital Impact Awards Africa.

Posted on August 30, 2018

Kenya’s Bill Gates – Kamal Budhabhatti to deliver Keynote at the 5th Digital Impact Awards Africa.


Kampala, Uganda, (30, August 2018)

Digital Impact Awards Africa is fast streamlining production and consumption of Digital Financial Services across the continent.

Today, the DIAA advisory board announced that Mr. Kamal Budhabhatti; a noble entrepreneur who Forbes refers to as Kenya’s Bill Gates will deliver  the keynote address at the fifth Digital Impact Awards Africa #DIAA2018 that are slated for Friday 21, September 2018 at the Kampala Serena Hotel.

The keynote will focus on ‘Digital Currency and Blockchain technologies.’

Kamal Budhabhatti is an unassuming Indian-Kenyan entrepreneur working unremittingly towards putting African software on the global map. He is the founder and CEO of Craft Silicon, a Kenyan software company with a local base and global aspirations that is steadily making inroads in the world of financial technology.

“It is an extraordinary honor, and privilege to have Kamal Budhabhatti as a keynote speaker. Kamal is one of the greatest digital and finance innovators of this generation. His work has transformed the lives of millions of Africans. His accomplishments in Africa’s financial space have supported so many businesses and individuals. Just like Kamal, Digital Impact Awards Africa (DIAA) is determined to further champion the Digital Agenda,” Innocent Kawooya, the DIAA Program director also CEO, HiPipo said.

He added; “I believe that Kamal Budhabhatti’s address will inspire and motivate more innovations to deliver cost effective solutions to issues affecting our communities.  We should never leave the digitalization of Africa’s financial ecosystem to only Kamal and a few others. This is a challenge that we must all take on.”

More about Kamal Budhabhatti.

Kamal Budhabhatti is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Craft Silicon Ltd., a Kenya based global software development and Services Company.

Today, under his leadership and vision, Craft Silicon has been recognized as one of the biggest software house across the emerging markets with its other development center and relationship office in India and USA respectively.

Craft Silicon provides bespoke, cutting-edge software in core banking, microfinance, mobile, switch solutions and electronic payments for customers on four continents. The company services over 200 clients in 40 countries spread across Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. Clientele includes some of Africa’s most successful financial institutions, and the company has offices in Kenya, India, Nigeria and the United States. Craft Silicon has an office in Silicon Valley — in Palo Alto, California – one of the very few East African companies to achieve such a feat.

The company has a market value of around $50 million and boasts annual revenues of $6 million.

About Digital Impact Awards Africa.

Under the theme ‘Include Everyone, DIAA is a platform that promotes Digital inclusion, Financial inclusion and Cybersecurity. The Awards seek to recognize, celebrate and appreciate different individuals and organizations that are spearheading the use of digital mediums to better serve their communities. Digital Impact Awards Africa is organized by HiPipo.