Zainabu Nakate

Zainabu is an Agile delivery manager, philanthropist and diversity and inclusion champion who has delivered multi-million-pound digital transformation programmes for local and central government.

During the Coronavirus pandemic, she led two cross-functional teams on a Revenue Tax return digital transformation programme. She now works in the Broadcasting industry, improving user advertising booking experiences.

As a certified Agile practitioner, Scrum Master and Product owner, specialising in UX Agile project management and delivery. She embodies the key agile principles; Creating self-organising teams who embody Agile principles, working software over comprehensive documentation; customer collaboration over contract negotiation; and responding to change over following a plan. These principles have helped Zainabu build successful agile cross-functional teams that have improved the digital customer experiences of millions of people and millions in savings.

As an active philanthropist, Zainabu has dedicated her time to support organisations such as New hope for Africa, an orphanage that provides a safe, educational and caring environment for disadvantaged children and young people in Uganda. She is a decided advocate for diversity and inclusion in Tech. She has been a diversity and inclusion committee member and introduced, reviewed and implemented new policies and training material. She is also a Future in tech and STEM ambassador and mentor. Zainabu is passionate about educating people about the diverse roles in Tech, including non-coding careers, which has led to her new project NonCoded, a platform and podcast which amplifies the careers of non-coding professionals in Tech.