James Odede

Co-founder and CTO, Aquarech

James Odede

Speaker Bio


James is a Kenyan tech entrepreneur. The Co-founder and CTO of Aquarech, AgTech leveraging mobile technology to improve fish farmers' productivity, enable market access, and create an inclusive aquaculture value chain in Africa.



A graduate of Maseno University with a Bsc. in Computer Science and Technology, James is passionate about technology, education, Agtech and grassroots social entrepreneurship in Africa. A passion that led him to start LakeHub a non-profit organization that develops tech talent for young Africans.



James was honored by Facebook in 2019 and named among the 40 young Icons of Change in Africa for his contributions in accelerating growth and building an incredible future for the continent. James also serves as a council member in the Kisumu Economic and Social Council (KECOSOC), a body constituted by the Governor of Kisumu County to support the economic and social development of the county. He is an Acumen fellow, Africa Visionary fellow (AVF) and a Mandela Washington fellow (MWF).



Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/jamesodede



Twitter: @odedejames