Director and Principal Consultant, Agano Consulting Inc. & Publisher, Nsemia Inc. Publishers, Oakville, ON. Born: Kenya.
Dr. Matunda Nyanchama is Director and Principal Consultant at Agano Consulting Inc., a Canadian-based IT services company. He is responsible for strategy and overall management of business with the core focus being IT, with a key focus in Information Risk Management. Dr. Nyanchama is also a key stakeholder in Nsemia Inc. Publishers.
Background: National Delivery Leaders, information security, identity and privay at IBM, Canada; Senior Program Delivery Manager of IT Servces, IBM, Canada; Senior Manager of Information Security and IT Risk Management, Moneris Solutions Inc.; Senior Advisor on information security risk analytics, business strategy and security awareness, Bank of Montreal; Senior Manager, Information Protection Centre (IPC), responsible for the establishment and operation of the IPC, the first of its kind at the time in Canada’s financial sector and which launched a new approach to analyzing network vulnerabilities.
Community: Founding President, Kenyan Community Abroad (1998-2002); Founding Member, Kenyan Community in Ontario; advisor to Somali Immigrant Women Association; patron, Nyamira Leadership Centre, Nyamira, Kenya.
Honours: Nominee, Pioneer Award, Skills for Change; inclusion in Who’s Who in Black Canada 2 (2006).
Works: In Information Systems Security; Information Risk Management Handbook (2001); his doctoral work in Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) is widely cited in computer security literature.
Education: PhD, Computer Science (1994); Master of Science, Computer Science, University of Western Ontario (1991); Bachelor of Science/Honours, Electrical Engineering, University of Nairobi, Kenya (1981).
Heroes: Nelson Mandela; Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Pierre Trudeau.
Motto: The voice of the people is the voice of God.
Favourite book? The World is Flat by Thomas Friedman. For reasons that it shows possibilities accorded with changes in the global landscape.
Favourite quote? “Be careful to leave your sons [and daughters] well instructed rather than rich, for the hopes of the instructed are better than the wealth of the ignorant.” – Khalil Gibran
Given the chance, what would you love to do that you haven’t done yet? Lead a people; a nation.
Who inspires you? Nelson Mandela’s resilience and the final triumph.
Why do you do what you do? We are here for a reason and a short time. We should leave footprints (impact) that serve others.