Muheki Wasago Aloysius
Uganda Communications Commission, Uganda
Muheki Wasago Aloysius is a Telecommunications Engineer with over a decade of experience. He currently hold the position of Senior Officer Service Development and CEIR Coordinator at the Uganda Communications Commission. In 2019, He played a pivotal role in the successful acquisition and implementation of the Central Equipment Identity Register (CEIR) in Uganda. Furthermore, he spearheaded the development of guidelines for CEIR operation and the combatting of counterfeit communications equipment in the country. Currently, he is responsible for overseeing all CEIR operations at the Uganda Communications Commission. In addition to his CEIR responsibilities, his role as Senior Officer Service Development entails coordinating various initiatives, including research efforts aimed at advancing existing communication services and introducing new ones in Uganda. He also actively contribute to the design of programs that foster and promote innovation within the ICT sector.
Director Building Respect for IP Division, WIPO
J. Todd Reves is the Director of the Building Respect for IP Division at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), where he oversees policy dialogue in the WIPO Advisory Committee on Enforcement (ACE) and WIPO’s strategic and technical assistance in the field of IP enforcement. Before joining WIPO in 2022, Todd served as a Senior Advisor in the Office of the Under Secretary for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, where he advised senior leaders on a variety of international policy issues. He has also worked in the USPTO’s Office of Policy and International Affairs (OPIA); the White House (IPEC); two stints as an IP Attaché in Geneva, Switzerland and Mexico City, Mexico; and served as a Senior Attorney with U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
Scancom PLC, MTN GhanaSamuel Bartels is a lawyer who specializes in Information Privacy, Telecommunications, Media, and Technology. Samuel has extensive experience and insights in Regulatory compliance, and public policy strategies and is currently the Senior Manager for Regulatory and Government Affairs at MTN Ghana. He previously worked with Vodafone Ghana as a Regulatory and Government Affairs Specialist. He also lectures on technology and telecoms regulation at the Ghana Communication Technology University (GCTU). Sam holds a master’s degree in law from the Center for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) of Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). He is a certified member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). In March 2023 Samuel hosted a session on optimal pricing of spectrum at the Mobile Technology for Development. In 2022, he served on a government committee to review Ghana’s implementation of the electronic money levy (e-levy). Samuel was one of the lead speakers at the International Telecom Union (ITU) international telecom and information society day in Ghana – delivering a paper on “Bridging the Standardisation Gap – The role of Mobile Network Operators”.