Mamady Konneh is a cybersecurity thought leader and speaker with more than a decade of experience in t in the healthcare, finance, retail, and hospitality industries. In the last 5 years, he has managed and led the design and full deployment of a cybersecurity program from the ground up. He also researched and built a secure digital identification program for an entire West African country during his master’s program at the University of Minnesota – Twin-Cities.
Mr. Konneh is also the founder and Executive Director of WeNetworkNow – a non-profit that connects people of African descent to opportunities via professional development and mentorship programs. Since its inception, WeNetworkNow has made a remarkable impact in the community– and this work was recognized by the State of Minnesota – thus winning him the recipient of the 2021 Outstanding Refugee and Immigrant awards. Mr. Konneh’s passion for community service stems from his upbringing – from helping his parents do house chores – working with his grandparents at the farm during his vacation times – to caring for his siblings at a young age. For Mr. Konneh, serving his community is what gets him out of bed every morning, and it is what brings him a sense of meaning and purpose in life.