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Barry Apudo Macharia

Telecommunication Service Providers Association of Kenya


I love technology and the challenges it brings to human kind and being part of the so called young generation that makes changes in the ICT industry.


A).Highly motivated, dependable troubleshooter and problem solver.

b).Customer focused performer who is committed to quality in every task from personal interaction with coworkers and users to high level of service provided to company and customers.

c).Valued contributor who performs confidently and effectively under pressure and thrives on challenge.

d).Excellent communicator and a good listener.

e).Enthusiastic learner who quickly grasps concepts and technical skills

Qualification and experience

I have a higher Diploma  in Computer Science and  Cisco certified  with  over 10 years experience in the IT industry, have worked with a leading International ISP and rising to various  positions and in the process being able to actively participated in the Design and implementation of MPLS VPN solutions for Sarova Hotels, Kenya Airways, the Agakhan Hospital University and Standard CFC bank’s VPN, Cisco systems IPLC network, Cadbury Kenya VPN, kenol kobil, Ernest and Young VPN network, Bayer East Africa, I & M Bank MPLS network among others. 

Over VSAT and fiber cables between Nairobi and South Africa and the rest of the world.

Setup of the first ITEX EVENT across four countries Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and South Africa via VC on MPLS network.

Successfully completed numerous projects involving Cisco routers, WIFI Systems, VSAT, Point to Point wireless on Motorola, wimax and Alvarion radio equipment for Clients such as The Sarova Hotels, His Highness The Agakhan’s Residence communication center, Satellite Laboratories for the Lancet Pathology around the country, IPT Solutions for Alexander Forbes.

Responsibilities at Tespok

Responsible for implementing the company’s technical vision and leading all aspects of the organization’s technology development. Am the IXP’s top technology executive, playing an integral role in strategic direction, development, and future growth.

Duties include

•Lead the execution of technical strategy for the IXP.

•Build and manage a technical team consisting of KIXP technical staff and peering members

•Oversee research and development, as well as project management in consultation with the management.

•Provide visible leadership for the organization within the technology community.

•Anticipate and react to major technology changes to ensure the maintenance of the IXP’s position

•Forward thinking and innovative with the ability to develop and implement new features and services in line with the organizations objectives and in consultation with the management

•Establish technical standards and ensure adherence to them for the organizations operations.

•Ensure appropriate reporting to relevant groups and individuals as required by existing policies.

•Recommending on the procurement of software and hardware for KIXP services

•Assist with the setup and maintenance of Peering and Interconnection services for KIXP members.

•Maintain the KIXP ,TESPOK websites and secondary services.

•Analyze and report on the system performance , utilization ,growth and projections.

•Act as the technical  Liaison for TESPOK/KIXP and its peering members.

•Co-ordinate and facilitate technical training organized TESPOK or in collaboration with partner organization