Dr. Getao is the CEO of the ICT Authority which is a State Corporation under the Ministry of Information, Communications and Technology in Kenya.
Before this appointment, Dr. Getao was the ICT Secretary and the Director of e-Government at the Presidency. She has also served in the United Nations as a member of the Group of Governmental Experts on Security in the context of ICT.
Dr. Getao has championed digital transformation in Kenya such as the Huduma Kenya Initiative that has brought a raft of government services close to the citizens and has made public service delivery accessible and efficient especially in the rural areas.
Dr. Getao has immense experience as a researcher, policy maker, expertise in ICT for education, project management in an ICT environment, among others.
She holds a B.SC (Hons) in Combined Sciences (Chemistry & Computer Studies) from the University of Brighton, U.K; an M.SC in Intelligent Knowledge-based Systems from the University of Essex and a Ph.D. in Computing from Lancaster University, U.K.