About Universe Advanced Technologies (UAT)

Universe Advanced Technologies (UAT) Limited is a next-generation global technology company that helps enterprises reimagine their businesses for the digital age. Our technology products and services are built on four decades of innovation, with a world-renowned management philosophy, a strong culture of invention and risk-taking, and a relentless focus on customer relationships.

UAT also takes pride in its many diversity, social responsibility, sustainability, and education initiatives. Through its worldwide network of facilities and co-innovation labs, global delivery capabilities,  UAT delivers holistic services across industry verticals to leading enterprises, public sector, NGO and private sector.

In order to offer client the maximum benefit of these technologies to further their business objectives, UAT offers an integrated portfolio of products and services. These are  full range of professional services in ICT, audit/test services, Software and Application, Physical and Cyber Security, Hardware and ICT technical services, and ICT skill base development

Information Communication Technology and business services  enables our clients to transform their businesses via Digital Foundation, our modernized infrastructure stack built around hybrid cloud, software-defined networks, the digital workplace, and other elements,  Digital Business, a combination of our application services and consulting capabilities; and Digital Operations, a three-pronged setup for modernized and efficient operation at client level.

Meet the Team

Joseph Marco Mbata
Managing Director

Joseph Marco Mbata is the Managing Director of Universe Advanced Technologies. Formerly, he worked with World Bank Group Tanzania as the ICT Expert, He worked with HLB Tanzania as the ICT Manager, He worked with Ernst & Young Global Limited (EY) as the Information System Auditor, He worked with Innovex Tanzania as ICT Auditor and Specialist, He worked with Tanzania Agricultural Catalytic Trust as ICT Specialist and M&E. He holds master of science in Information system management (MSc in ISM) from University of Dar es salaamHe holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSc in ICT) from St. Augustine university of Tanzania. He holds advanced diploma in information and Data security from University of South Africa. He is Certified Information System auditor (CISA) from ISACA. He is Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) from ISACA.He completed course of Project Management Professional (PMP) from University of Australia. He completed course of  TOGAF (9) from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in United States of America. He is certified Cisco Network Associate (CCNA). He is the registered member of Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA).  He is the registered Member of Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA). He is member of Tanzania Information Technology Association (TITA). He is the registered member of associate Business Continuity Professional (ABCP).

Technical Director

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSc in ICT) from St. Augustine university of Tanzania branch of Ruaha Catholic University(RUCU). Senior IT Consultant Specialized in Highly available systems design, architectures and implementations that span in realms of Distributed Systems, EXADATA, SUPER CLUSTER, BIG DATA, HADOOP, CLOUDERA, Cloud, AWS, Oracle RAC, DataGuard, RDBMS and Cloud architectures

Among Core competencies performed include Data management, Data integration, Data governance, Data migration and overall Data Management capabilities

Experience in Management and implementation of large enterprise wide projects that involve and require not only in depth technical skills but also people skills and business process optimization.

Business Analyst Specialist

He holds bachelor of art in psychology, applied thinking in computer Science from UK. He holds certificate of Software methodology and action research from University of Lancaster. Andrew specialized in Business process analysis and design, business strategic plan, information security, networking, Information Technology Management Budgeting, Procurement, Strategy planning and execution, project management, Operations Management., Information Security Management Methodologies such as COBIT 5, ISO 20071 for Information Security Management Systems, ISACA Information Security Management Policies, Guidelines and Standards. He has experience on  Systems Analysis and Design Methodologies, Relational Database Management Systems, Governance and Compliance, Policy management, Framework establishment, monitoring, Project Management, Review and identification of project/system risk, mitigation factors and Information Architecture and security levels of all applications.

Technology Risk and Information security expert

Isheanesu Sithole, Isheanesu has more than 8 years in the Information Technology industry; 5 years being in the IT Audit. Isheanesu key strength based on Data Analytics, Revenue Assurance, Portfolio and Project Governance & Management, Enterprise and IT Risk Management, Information Security Reviews, Internal & External Audit, Information Security Management System design, implementation and reviews, Penetration Testing and Vulnerability Assessments, Data Centre Management and Security, Post and Pre- Implementation reviews, Business Continuity Management. Isheanesu holds a Bachelor of Science, Honours Degree in Information Systems with the Midlands State University.  He is the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), He is the Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), He is Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), He is Certified in Risk & Information Systems Control (CRISC).

Software developer

Gracious Mashasha (Software developer), Gracious has more than 10 years of experience in software development and leading the team. She holds Bachelor of science in Computer science. She also holds the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA). Gracious conducted information system development such as web based and standalone systems. Applications development Gracious used IDEs such as NetBeans IDE, Adobe Dreamweaver, Cold Fusion, Crystal Reports, Dreamweaver. Languages such as Visual Basic, Java, JavaScript, PHP, Perl, C, C++, ASIP.NET. which can be supportive to the Operating Systems such as Windows IBM, UNIX, Linux. Database:  SQL Server, Oracle, JBase, Microsoft Access. Servers:  WebSphere, WebLogic, Tomcat, IIS, Web Technologies:  JSP, JDBC, ASP, ADO, COM+, ODBC, XML/XSLT, HTML


ICT Specialist & Trainer 

Peter is an ICT consultant with over 20 years of experience.  He holds Masters of Business administration(MBA) from University of Brunel university. He holds bachelor of science in computer science (BSc in ICT) from Hertfordshire University. He is Certified Information System Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Certified Wireless Security Professional(CWSP), Certified Information System Security Professional(CISSP). Peter is a membership of International Certified Wireless Network Professionals(CWNP), Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA –Tanzania) Board Member and Technology Forum Group –Tanzania.

Technical Director 


Charles holds postgraduate degree in ICT policy development. He holds bachelor of science and electronics from university of Dar salaam. He holds Certificate of Advanced Telecommunication and Radio Engineering from Civil Aviation Training Centre (CATC), Dar Es Salaam, 1989. He holds certificate of advanced microprocessor technologies from Dar Es Salaam Institute of Technology (DIT),1993. He holds certificate of Network essential from NIT India, 1999. Charles attended training and certification of Microsoft Certified Engineering (MCSE) -Dec, 2000, Certificate in e-technology, Techno Brain (T) , 2002, ICT4D-Workshop on Team Development (IICD) Aug, 2006, Consulting Skills Workshop, (IICD), Jan, 2006, Digital International Leased Lines, 1996, British Telecom (Europe), APC (UPS) Reliability Provider, Dar es salaam, 2008, DATA Communication and TCP/IP Protocol, (SITA), Amsterdam, 1996, CANON Printer and Copier Technology- Amstelveen, Netherlands, 1993, XEROX Printer and Copier Technologies, Nairobi, Kenya, 1994, SNA/SDLC Protocol and Server Routing,(SITA) Paris, FRANCE, 1998, DATA Centre /Server Room Quality  and Management (SITA) , Johannesburg, South Africa, 1999, Quality Q2000 seminar, (SITA) Nairobi , Kenya, 2000, DATA Storage and Management (EDX -IEEEx), Jan 2016, Vocal Recording Technology (EDX BerkeleeX) 2014