Mr. Lacina Kone, is the Director General/CEO of Smart Africa. Prior to that, Mr. Koné was the advisor to the Prime Minister of the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire (2017-2018), in charge of Digital Transformation and Public Reforms, and was also the advisor to the President from 2011-2017. Mr. Kone is a professional of ICT industry with over 25 years experience in the telecommunications, satellite and intelligent transport system. Prior to that, Mr. Koné held during his career several high level technical and managerial positions with prestigious firms such as Booz Allen Hamilton and Intelsat. Mr. Kone is a graduate of three continents. United Arab Emirates, he obtained a bachelor's degree in electronic engineering, in the UK, it has validated its Polytechnique rank at the University of Brunel, and the United States, his MBA from George Washington University.
8 December10X StageCatarina Selada (CEiiA (Centre of Engineering and Product Development))Lacina Kone (Smart Africa Secretariat )Piero Pelizzaro (Department City Resilience, Milan Municipality)Smart Cities & 5G
8 December10X StageSameer Sharma (Intel)Charity Wanjiku (Strauss Energy Ltd.)David Cunha (Lisbon Municipality)Lacina Kone (Smart Africa Secretariat )Jeanne Holm (City of Los Angeles)Shady Makhlouf (Nokia)Rami Kichli (Software AG)Hani Khalaf (Dell EMC, Middle East, Turkey, and Africa (META))Smart Cities & 5G