Andy is a seasoned Technology Manager with more than 2 decades of high level experience in the transport/logistics technology, Cybersecurity and service provider sectors. Until recently, Andy was the CEO of the Cybersecurity services division of the TUV SUD (SEC IT Gmbh).
Andy advises the Tripp management team on Digital Innovation as well as Cybersecurity and data privacy initiatives and alignment of our urban mobility platform to future market needs.
He has wide experience from his early work days as an Assistant to a Tourism Director through to his days in transport technology with Lufthansa through to top management role in electronics systems design with EADS. He also spent 7 years at Cisco Systems (Advanced Services Division) leading their top Service provider accounts (Deutsche Telekom etc) with massive increase in services revenue. He has Bachelor’s degrees in Business Administration from the University of Augsburg and the Berufsakademie Ravensburg as well as a Master’s degree in Business Engineering from the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland) and the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley (California, USA). Andy has lectured and spoken widely widely on Computing and technology. He has a keen interest in Geography, transnational economics and cultural exchange. He is an intense photographer and a digital media entrepreneur and his works are exhibited on www.photomapix.com.
Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata Jnr. “CFA”Advisor
CFA is a Technology Development Expert and Media Entrepreneur. As host of the popular program “Tech Trends” on Channels Television and author of the popular Sunday Punch column, he reaches and influences millions of Nigerians on the potentials of digital innovation on the development of Africa.
CFA advises the Tripp management team on digital technology trends and innovations as well as partner and funding initiatives to drive growth.
He is the Founder of GoDOHub, a state of the art innovation hub for start-ups in the tech sector as well as a Director of Founders Institute, Lagos, Nigeria. He is the CEO of Digital City Tech Media, a content development/distribution and media consulting company as well as the Founder/CEO of CFA Leverage, a Digital Marketing and Training/Capacity development organization for organizations. CFA holds a BSc. Hons. Degree in Sociology from the University of Ado-Ekiti (UNAD), Nigeria. He also holds a Certificate in Entrepreneurial Studies from the FATE Foundation, Lagos, Nigeria and a CAM Diploma in Digital Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), UK. CFA has garnered several awards from national and global reputable organizations and has addressed top audiences globally. He sits on the Board of Directors of the Nigeria Internet Registration Association, NiRA (Managers of the .NG ccTLD) as well as the Advisory boards of several technology startups.
Nicolas is the CEO of Zaniio, a Sweden based global data streaming consultancy where he has responsibility for growing the customer base of the company and moving the company into more industrial verticals. Nicolas advises the Tripp management team on management and strategy practices as well as go to market plays to reach more customers.
He is an accomplished business ecosystem architect and a connectivity and digital transformation expert. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the Universitat St. Gallen. He also has another Bachelor’s degree in International Management from the Jonkoping University as well as a Master’s degree in I.T Management from the University of Gothenburg. Before his present role at Zaniio, he was the CEO at Go-IOT, an innovative company in the automation and internet of things sect. He has also worked as a Management Consultant for Acando. Nicolas is a contributing editor for www.automatedbuildings.com.