Samwel B. Magesa is a Chief Data Officer with NBC Bank, the leading bank in Tanzania. A Software Engineer and seasoned banker with a career spanning over a decade Samwel has been instrumental in leading numerous digital & financial consultations as well as starting and setting up data and analytics departments for various organizations. Samwel’s career in the consultancy and financial sector has a footprint in digital channels and distributions, business development, and technology infrastructure, particularly in developing and managing resilient critical mission systems responsible for delivering customer-facing financial services as well as database management. Samwel has been influential in the delivery of major projects involving both back-end and customer-facing platforms. Certified in IT governance, Technology Infrastructure and Project Management, in his time off, Samwel enjoys participating in several development programs empowering youth, reading, writing, and travelling.