Kenneth Igiri is a database Administrator with eProcess International S.A. Ecobankís technology services hub. He has been working in the Information Technology sphere since 2008 after graduating with a Second-Class Upper Bachelorís Degree in Electronic and Computer Engineering. While in the University, he had significant hands-on experience deploying 802.11b/g technologies for Internet access. His journey in IT has also taken him through IT Service Management based on the ITIL framework, Application Support and currently Database Administration.
Kenneth has been working with SQL Server and Oracle databases and their related technologies since 2010. He has been involved in deploying databases (both oracle and SQL Server), implementing High Availability Technologies such as AlwaysOn FCI and AG, Transaction Log Shipping and MySQL Replication. He has also worked on security related areas such as Hardening and Patching for PCI-DSS Compliance, database configuration for audit compliance as well as database consolidation projects.
On a day to day basis Kenneth currently manages a team of sixteen DBAs who keep over 100 Oracle, MySQL and MS SQL database instances up and running providing services to millions of Ecobank Customers across Africa. His core professional interests include database performance, HADR, consolidation, integration, automation and recently, Cloud. He is currently educating himself as a Solutions Architect and gaining expertise in current versions of SQL Server.
When not working with technology, Kenneth blogs on a variety of interest areas, reads widely and volunteers at Children's Church. He also writes faith-based fiction and has self-published three books as at December 2018. On the long-term, Kenneth plans to help SMEs and StartUps in Africa take the best advantage of emerging technologies to move their businesses forward faster.