|Kwame Baah-Acheamfuor, Chairman ITU-T Regional Group of SG 12 for Africa|
Kwame is responsible for the technical regulations planning and monitoring of communications services at the National Communications Authority, Ghana since 2006.
Prior to this, Kwame worked as a Radio Network Engineer with Ghana Telecom (now Vodafone Ghana) for two and half years. Before then, he started his engineering career as a Transmission Operations and Maintenance Engineer for two and half years with Ghana Telecom after graduating from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology with Bachelor of Science Honours in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Majors in Telecommunications and Electronics).
Kwame holds a Masters in Business Administration (Project Management) and is currently the Chairman of the ITU-T Study Group 12 Regional Group for Africa.
|Christian Blanchard, CEO, Planet Network International Ltd|
Christian BLANCHARD has worked in the telecommunications industry for the last 35 years.
He graduated with a M.S. Engineering from ENSIA7 and a Master in Sup de Co Toulouse (France).
He worked for 10 years in French Guyana in the European Space Center as Director of Quality for the Satellites. Afterwards, he worked in mobile telecommunications for ORANGE in the Caribbean as Transmission Director, and in France for Bouygues Telecom and France Telecom for Planning and Pptimisation Network.
In 2005, he started his own company in telecommunications (PLANET NETWORK INTERNATIONAL) in France and in the USA.
His Engineers have designed a specific tool dedicated to Telecommunication Regulatory Authorities, which concerns Quality of Service, taking into account OMC/R Raw Data.
Talib Hassan, ITU-T SG 12
Hassan TALIB received Dipl. Engineer in telecommunications networks designer in 1994. He received high degree of management from ISCAE, in 2005. He is currently with ANRT, the telecommunications regulator of Morocco as a Manager of Technical Control Department. Ensuring all types of control and monitoring related to networks telecommunications. Hassan, brings a wide range of experience in the regulatory of International and Regional telecommunications. He animates and participates in meetings, events and contributes to the work of the ITU since 1996 (SG, WTSA, WRC and Plenipotentiary Conferences). He has been serving as Vice-Chair of ITU-T SG 12 responsible of all aspects of QoS and QoE. He is rapporteur of Q12/12 dealing with “Operational aspects of telecommunication network service quality”. Hassan TALIB is designated to carry out missions of assistance and support of several organizations in Africa: standardization, spectrum management and monitoring, human exposure electromagnetic fields, quality of service…
|Pamela Kadama, Service Development Specialist, Uganda Communications Commission|
Pamela currently works with the Uganda Communications Commission, analysing the deployment and use of communication technologies and services. Prior to this, she gained vast telecommunications operational experience working in the network rollout, operations and maintenance, network planning and market research and planning units of Zain (Now Airtel ) Uganda.
She is a graduate of electrical engineering from Makerere University and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Telecommunications (2013) at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
|Vijay Mauree, Programme Coordinator, ITU-T|
Vijay received his first degree in Computer Science with Electronic Engineering from University College London, UK and his Masters degree in Information Technology from Imperial College, Science and Technology, UK. He is also the holder of an MBA from Cranfield School of Management in UK.
In June 2010 he joined the ITU-T Policy and Technology Watch Division in Geneva where he is responsible for the implementation of projects under Bridging the Standardization Gap programme and undertaking research on emerging ICT standardization activities for production of Technology Watch reports. He has already published two such reports on ICT as an enabler for Smart Water Management and the Optical World. He is also co-ordinating the work of the new Focus Group on Bridging the Gap: From Innovation to Standards which was set up this year.
|Joachim Pomy, ITU-T SG 12 Rapporteur|
Joachim received his Diploma in Communications Engineering from Darmstadt Technical University in 1984. The same year he joined Telefonbau & Normalzeit in Frankfurt where he became responsible for PABX transmission planning, and approval, for mouth-to-ear voice quality and for perceptual evaluation of users' satisfaction. Since 1988 he is actively involved in related standardization efforts in ITU-T, ETSI, MESAQIN, BITKOM, TIA, T1A1 and IEEE. In 2002 Joachim was awarded the ETSI internal Service Medal for his achievements with the Asia-Pacific-Telecommunity (APT). In 2008 Joachim left his position in Frankfurt and started to work as a Freelance Consultant in Telecommunications & International Standards. He completed successfully ITU projects on QoS in Nepal, the Maldives and for Afghanistan; he gave QOS/QoE workshop presentations in Kenya, the Maldives and Lebanon. Currently, Joachim is leader of the an ETSI project on Adaptation of the ETSI QoS Model to better consider results from field testing. Joachim has taken responsibility and leadership in ETSI STQ and ITU-T SG12 for more than one decade. Joachim serves as an editor for the Application Guide to P.863 (also known as P.OLQA).