|Bilel Jamoussi |
Chief of Study Group Department, TSB, ITU
Tunisian born, Dr. Bilel Jamoussi is Chief of the Study Groups Department of ITU Standardization Bureau in Geneva Switzerland. Since 2010, he has been leading the bureau’s standards making activities into a new era characterized by rapid convergence and the need for increased collaboration with vertical sectors and partnership between developed and developing countries. Prior to 2010, Jamoussi worked for a Telecommunication equipment and solutions provider for 15 years in Canada and then in the United States where he held several leadership positions and was granted 22 US patents in diverse areas including packet, optical, wireless, and quality of service. He holds a BSc, MSc and PhD degrees in Computer Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University, USA. He is fluent in Arabic, French, and English and speaks some Spanish and German.
Manager, Consumer Protection, Competition Authority of Kenya
Mr. Boniface Kamiti is the Manager- Consumer Protection at the Competition Authority of Kenya, a position he has held since 2015. He holds a Master of Global Competition and Consumer Law from the University of Melbourne, a Master of Arts Degree in Economic Policy and Management from the University of Nairobi and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Science (Economics) from The Catholic University of Eastern Africa.
| Ben Lyon|
CEO & Co-founder, Hover
Ben Lyon is the CEO and co-founder of Hover, an API Platform for developers serving Sub-Saharan Africa. Prior to starting Hover, ben co-founded Kopo Kopo, a merchant aggregator in Kenya that has processed more than $1 billion in payment volume across a network of 20,000+ merchants. Ben also co-founded an early-stage Fintech accelerator called DFS Lab that has invested in startups across Africa and Asia. Ben lives in Seattle, Washington.
Macmillan Keck Attorneys & Solicitors
Rory Macmillan is a digital services lawyer. He regularly advises regulators, policy makers, service providers and international organisations in Europe, Africa and Asia-Pacific on digital payments, remittances, banking and other financial services, digital identification, data protection and privacy law and regulation, as well as access to the telecommunications infrastructure across which digital services are provided, and competition issues in these various markets. He authored the recent study, Big Data, Machine Learning, Data Privacy and Consumer Protection in Digital Financial Services under the Financial Inclusion Global Initiative (FIGI). A native of Scotland, he is admitted to practice law in New York. Rory is a founding partner of Macmillan Keck Attorneys & Solicitors, and heads the firm’s Geneva office. Rory received his LLM from the Yale Law School in the USA in 1994, where he was a Fulbright Scholar and Rotary Scholar. He was awarded his LLB with First Class Honours from the University of Edinburgh in the UK in 1992. He is fluent in French.