Ekodeu Tony

Tony Ekodeu is a Senior Managing Consultant and IT Architect with IBM Canada. He was born at Mulago Hospital, in Kampala, Uganda to the late Peter Ekodeu, of Serere, Soroti and Edith Ekodeu of Kabarole, Fort-Portal. Mr. Peter Ekodeu was a civil servant who, at his early retirement, was Managing Director of the Voice of Uganda and also Under Secretary at the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. Mrs Edith Ekodeu worked as secretary at the Uganda Commercial Bank.

Tony attended Mwiri Primary School, King’s College Budo and the Makerere University Institute of Statistics and Applied Economics, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Statistics degree in 1990.

After graduating from Makerere University, Tony worked as a Systems Analyst, responsible for the implementation of a computerized Stocks Control System at the Coffee Marketing Board, until 1995 when he left Uganda to pursue further studies in the United Kingdom. In 1996, Tony obtained a Master of Science degree in Analysis, Design and Management of Information Systems from the London School of Economics.

Tony went on to apply for and was admitted to a PhD program at the London School of Economics in the UK. But in 1997, prior to embarking on his doctorate, Tony decided to move to Canada and pursue a career in industry instead of academia.

In 1997, he joined the Canadian office of a US-based systems integration company where he worked as a Senior IT Consultant, designing and developing integration solutions for Fortune 500 companies.

In 2001, Tony joined IBM Canada where he has been since. He has worked on several large and complex IT solutions across North America and overseas. His specialty is in Enterprise Systems Integration and he currently leads the Enterprise Application Integration team at IBM Canada. He is also a member of The Open Group as a Master Certified IT Architect.

Tony’s passion is to ‘contextualize’ or ‘indigenize’ the application of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in developing countries. He believes, developing countries should adapt rather than adopt technology. He is also involved with a variety of mentorship programs for young people and has been a guest speaker at professional, cultural and youth conferences in and around Toronto.

Tony, who speaks or understands seven Ugandan languages, is a devoted Christian. He is involved in his local church and other charitable organizations and ministries in the Toronto area. He is an avid tennis player and follows socio-economic and political issues around the world.

Tony and his wife Cheryl, currently live in Burlington, Ontario, Canada with their two beautiful daughters.

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5 Responses to “Tony Ekodeu”

  1. Bachelor Hilary

    I have cherrished Mr. Tony’s career and qualification.

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  2. okwanga Joseph

    very interesting reading of background and career growth.

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  3. Bbuye lya Mukanga

    Hey Tony,
    I should have let you (and also Mulera) know that my younger son recently started working with IBM in Halifax. He got his M.Sc. (Mathematics and Computer Science) this past Spring from St Mary’s University.
    Blessings you and to all loved ones.

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  4. Godfrey Nabongo

    Proud to associate with Tony’s profile having studied with him all through (Mwiri Primary, King’s College Budo and Makerere University offering same Course – B.Stat) and stayed in same location Kyebando prior to his departure for his Masters in UK. For the many years I saw Tony, he could only be destined for a great carrier. Strangely, he was my junior of 2 years but we were friends all the way. Remain blessed Tony.

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