Mr. Jacob Kato (Ugandan) is the Technical Specialist - System Development at the Secretariat. He holds a Master’s Degree in Data Communication and Software Engineering (2016) , Bachelors of Science in Computer Science (2005) from Makerere University, Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), Microsoft Certified System Administration (MSCA) in 2007, CCNA certifications and Virtual Machine Ware certification.
Jacob has experience of over 9 years in ICT and Computer Networks prior joining RUFORUM, he worked as Systems Administrator at the Faculty of Computing and Information Technology, Makerere University Kampala for the period of 3 years (2006-2009) where he was involved in implementing different Network Security Projects, Then joined Compuscan CRB Limited, a credit reference bureau in 2009 and worked as a Senior Technical Helpdesk Consultant to provide technical support to all Commercial banks and Micro Finances (MDI) using Financial Card System and Credit Bureau System in Uganda. Later joined Group 4 Security (G4S) Uganda as Network Administrator in 2010, where he was involved in different activities such as administering LAN, VPN and WAN, performing remote installations, onsite and offsite backups of critical data, administering the cyberoam firewall, managing the Sage Pastel financial system, and general end user IT support. He joined ITWS Specialists as Technical Manager in 2014 to oversee different projects such as website design, Software Development, liaising with the software development team to ensure the system functionalities are met as stated in SLA or Customer Agreement, overseeing Networking (Data, Voice, Camera) projects and ensuring they are well documented and Conducting IT training to different groups such as students.