Kigali, Rwanda, 2021-Feb-13 — /EPR Network/ — California, U.S.A. based civic innovation company Townlabour Technologies has appointed Smart Africa’s Director-General Lacina Koné to its board of advisers. Mr Koné will encourage the board on the Services and other company locations that the business uses for the advantage of service partners and clients. This falls in line with the Smart Cities program that Mr Koné champs throughout Africa through the Smart Africa Alliance.
Townlabour Technologies Founder and CEO, Vivek Kapoor stated, “We are honoured to have Mr Koné on our advisory board. His experience and expertise are uniquely suited to our service offering and will offer immense benefits to the communities that we serve. He will certainly be a key part in driving our organisation to the next level”.
Townlabour Technologies utilizes innovation to provide cities with interconnected services through its Town Connect brand name.
“Technology has the ability to exponentially improve people’s lives. It improves the quality of life, access to key services and security among other benefits. I am honoured to lend my expertise to the drive to offer these technological benefits to Africa’s citizens,” stated Mr Lacina Koné.
Mr Koné is the Director-General of Smart Africa which is an alliance of 31 African nations, global organisations and worldwide economic sector gamers entrusted with Africa’s digital program. The alliance is empowered by a strong and ingenious dedication by African Heads of State to speed up sustainable socio-economic advancement on the continent and usher Africa into the understanding economy through cost effective gain access to to broadband and usage of ICTs.
Prior to that, Mr. Koné was the consultant to the Prime Minister of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire (2017-2018), in charge of Digital Transformation and Public Reforms, and was likewise the consultant to the President from 2011-2017. Mr. Kone is an expert of ICT market with over 25 years experience in the telecoms, satellite and smart transportation system. Prior to that, Mr. Koné held throughout his profession a number of high level technical and supervisory positions with prominent companies such as Booz Allen Hamilton and Intelsat.
Mr. Kone is a graduate of 3 continents. United Arab Emirates, he got a bachelor’s degree in electronic engineering, in the UK, it has actually confirmed its Polytechnique rank at the University of Brunel, and the United States, his MBA from George Washington University.