Dr. Tonny K. Omwansa is the founding Director of the C4DLab, University of Nairobi's Innovation Hub. He is also the founder and chairman of the Nairobi Innovation Week which brings numerous stakeholders shaping Kenya's Innovation Ecosystem. He lecturers at the School of Computing and Informatics, University of Nairobi in Kenya and is the co-author of “Money, Real Quick: Kenya’s disruptive mobile money innovation”.
He holds a PhD in Information Systems in which he researched on the adoption of mobile financial services at the base of the pyramid in Kenya. Besides consultancy services in technology and innovation issues, he is very active in research and capacity building. His research interests are in the design, adoption and impact of innovative low-cost and appropriate technologies in developing countries.