Daniel Onyango Obam is an expert in policy, regulatory and operational aspects of ICTs, especially telecommunications and broadcasting. He has led development of national ICT policies, strategies and master plans including the roadmap for migration from analogue to digital TV in Kenya, the National ICT Policy, the National Broadband Strategy and the Kenya Digital Economy Blueprint for Africa, among others. Currently chair of the taskforce developing the Digital Economy Strategy for Kenya.
Expert in Mobile Broadband and spectrum management policy and regulation.
CEO/Communications Secretary at the National Communications Secretariat (NCS), the statutory ICT Policy advisors to the Government of Kenya through the Ministry of ICT.
At NCS, leads a cross-functional team of experts to advise Government on adoption of appropriate ICT policies and strategies and also participates and chairs performance contracting negotiations between the Government and several state corporations in MoICT.
Involved in various ITU activities including chairing the African Group and was also Vice Chairman at the ITU Radiocommunication Assembly and World Radiocommunication Conference in 2015. Recently at the recently concluded World Radio Conference 2019 to 2nd term as chair of ITU Radiocommunication Advisory Group (RAG). Was part of the Steering Committee for the Conference
Vice-Chairman of National Preparatory Committee for the just concluded Radiocommunication Assembly and World Radiocommunication Conference 2019.
In 2015, awarded the Head of State Commendation (HSC) by His Excellency The President of the Republic of Kenya in recognition of distinguished and outstanding services rendered to the Nation in the ICT sector.
Holds an MSc in Engineering Management from the University of Southern California, USA; a BSc (Hons-Telecoms) from the University of Nairobi and other diplomas and certificates.