DR. ZAIPUNA YONAH
Real-time Computer-based Intelligent Instrumentation and Control Engineer
Utilized over 25 years of practice: academically, industry and in policy making in formulating and driving the national broadband agenda in Tanzania, including the coordination of the design and implementation of the 7560km OFC-based National ICT Broadband Backbone (NICTBB) infrastructure project. The project has cros-border connectivity as well as high capacity international connectivity. The NICTBB was formulated as a visionary, revolutionary and an enlightened game plan to deliver abundant national and international bandwidth with power for transforming peoples’ lives in Tanzania and its neighboring countries. Dr. Yonah believe that ICTs, as tools for development, promise so much: interactivity, permanent availability, global reach, reduced per unit transaction costs, creates increased productivity and value, jobs and wealth, multiple source of information and knowledge. Armed with such a belief, I practice the philosophy of creating value @speed of thought and delivering the same @speed of light through an enhanced broadband readiness(Ministry of Communication, Science & Technology- Tanzania). Dr. Yonah executed the advisory function in the Office of the Managing Director (MD/CEO) in TTCL on matters of strategy and overseeing the Company governance, development and performance with the scope of supporting the MD/CEO in providing required leadership and timely decisions for achievement of company strategic corporate goals. He also served as Director for Data Networks dealing with commercial activities the design and rollout of the Broadband connectivity, internet services and also rollout of IP-based wide area networks (WANs) and virtual private networks (VPNs) for corporate customers in Tanzania. Data business was designed to drive profitability of the company. Between May 2007 and June 2008, He served as Head Products Development and as Linker between TTCL and Government pursuing the commercialization of TTCL-Government relations through Innovative profitable voice/data products and solutions.