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Global INET Panelist - Nii Quaynor

Global INET Panelist - Nii Quaynor
Speaker Position:
Chairman, Ghana.COM & Professor of Computer Science at University of Cape-Coast, Ghana

Events associated with: Global INET 2012 - Panelists

Nii Quaynor graduated from Dartmouth College in 1972 with B.A (Engineering Science) and received a Ph.D (Computer Science) in distributed systems in 1977 from S.U.N.Y at Stony Brook.

 

Nii worked with Digital Equipment Corporation in U.S.A from 1977 till 1992 when he retired and returned to Ghana to establish the first Internet Service operated by Network Computer Systems (NCS) in West Africa in 1993.

 

Nii had earlier on in 1979 established the Computer Science department at the University of Cape Coast, Ghana.

 

Nii is the Convener of the African Network Operators Group (AfNOG), a network technology transfer institution since 2000 and the founding Chairman of AfriNIC, the African numbers registry

 

Over the years Nii taught microprocessors with International Center for Theoretical Physics in several developing countries including Sri Lanka, Mexico, China and Colombia.

 

Nii has served on several Boards including ICANN and had been a member of the UN ICT Task Force and also the IGF Advisory Group at UN. He is currently the Board Chairman for National Information Technology Agency, (NITA) member of GhiPPS and National Identification Agency (NIA) Boards, Patron – Internet Society Ghana Chapter.

 

Nii remains the Chairman of Ghana.COM and a Professor of Computer Science at University of Cape-Coast, Ghana.

 

Nii was the recipient of the Internet Society’s prestigious Jonathan B. Postel Service Award for pioneering work to Advance Internet in Africa in December 2007.