Julius Peter Torach
Julius Peter TorachMember of Uganda IoT&AI challenge 2021 steering committee commissioner, Information Technology Ministry of Information &Communications Technology & National Guidance.
Mr. Julius Torach is the Commissioner for Information Technology/E-Services at the Ministry of ICT and National Guidance in Uganda, spearheading Government efforts in eGovernment, eCommerce and other electronic transactions in support of National development.

He is the Coordinator of the Expert National Task Force on the Fourth Industrial Revolu- tion (4IR) Secretariat and is a Board Member of the National Information Technology Authority – Uganda (NITA-U). In the region, he is the Vice Chairperson of the AI Working Group at the African Union, a Member of East African Sub-Regional Forum on Artificial Intelligence, and a Member of the Uganda IoT & AI Challenge 2021 Steering Committee supported by IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Society (IEEE TEMS).

Furthermore, he is a Member of World Economic Forum Global Council on Agile Gover- nance. He was also a Member of AI Strategy Blueprint Working Group under Smart Africa. He previously worked as the Director for eGovernment Services at NITA-U. He has also served in various capacities in the academia, private sector and with the civil society.

Mr. Torach holds a Masters Degree in Computer Science (Makerere), a Masters degree in Business Administration with Specialism in Strategic Planning (Edinburgh), a Graduate Diploma in ICT Leadership and the Knowledge Society (Dublin), a Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Science (Makerere), a Diploma in Law (Law Development Centre) and a Bachelors Degree in Information Science (Math&Physics).

He is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), Microsoft Certified Azure Funda- mentals, a Certified Public Private Partnership Professional (PPP) and holds several industry certifications from ITIL, CompTIA and CISCO. He is also a trained Chief Information Officer for eGovernment (Japan) and has attended Fourth Industrial Courses such as Microsoft Certified Azure AI Fundamentals, Internet of Things and AI (ITU), and 5G (Huawei).