Event conference speaker

AfriLabs Annual Gathering 2022

Profile Details

Name: Dr. Bienvenu Agbokponto Soglo

Post: Director, Government Affairs Africa & IGA CTO Liaison (PE)

Categories: Parallel Session, Speaker

Dr. Bienvenu Agbokponto Soglo is the Director, Government Affairs Africa & IGA CTO Liaison, and a  Principal Engineer at Intel Corporation. In his current role, Dr Agbokponto Soglo is responsible for  developing policy strategies and advocating for favourable government policies, regulations, and  standards to support Intel’s business interests in Africa. He leads the policy and government affairs  work in Africa in areas such as 5G, broadband, artificial intelligence, privacy and security and other  digital transformation policies. In addition, he also leads engagements with Universities, Research  Institutions, Startups, NGOs in the International Government Affairs (IGA) group; for research focused  on emerging technologies and projects/initiatives at the intersection of policy and technology.

He has more than 17 years’ experience and a strong track record working in the ICT and  telecommunication industry with expertise in mobile telecommunication technologies, global and  regional spectrum policy, broadband strategy, corporate social responsibility, as well as governmental  ICT policies. Before joining Intel Corporation in 2018, Dr Agbokponto Soglo worked at Qualcomm for  more than 10 years, first as Staff Engineer then as Government Affairs Director for West and Central  Africa. Prior to that, he worked at Huawei Technologies as Wireless Product Manager.

He has published several technical papers on Network Control Systems in International Journals and  Conferences, including in the European Journal of Control. He has also presented at many  international forums, conferences and meetings across the globe including at the WTO and the ITU;  and held leadership positions in ITU-R Working Party 5D; and is the Chair of the GSA ATU Spectrum  team.

Dr. Agbokponto Soglo holds a Ph.D. degree in Control Science & Engineering from Beijing Tsinghua  University (2005), an MSc in Control Theory & Control Engineering from Dalian University of  Technology (2002), and a BSc in Automatic Control from Dalian Maritime University (1999), China. He  has excellent proficiency in English, French and Mandarin.