Dr. Kwame A. Boakye
Dr. Kwame A. Boakye has spent over 40 years in technology, serving in a variety of roles, ranging from research to executive management. He is presently the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of EcoInformatics, a company focused on information and communications technology (ICT) linked with modern Management to serve Ghana, the ECOWAS sub-region and the African continent.
He previously served as the foundation Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Backbone Connectivity Network Limited (BCN), a nationwide High Bandwidth Fiber Optic Network infrastructure company in Nigeria. Prior to that, he was Corporate Vice-President and Chief Technology Officer for Harris Corporation in the US.
He moved to Harris from AT&T Paradyne, a manufacturer of telecommunications access equipment that pioneered advanced modems and digital subscriber line (DSL) technologies. There, he served at various times as Vice-President of Technology, Chief Technical Officer, Chief Architect, Director of Business Development and Technical Director. He was transferred to AT&T Paradyne from Bell Laboratories where he began his career in 1973 as a Member of the Technical Staff.
From 1977 to 1982, Dr. Boakye was at the University of Ghana where he headed the Computer Science Department and served as a member of the University Council. During that period, he was instrumental to the establishment and growth of computing and the computing profession in Ghana. Among others, he served as the founding President of the Computing Association of Ghana and Chairman of the Data Processing Control Board.