Key Speaker

Mrs. Aminata ZERBO / SABANE

Mrs. Aminata ZERBO / SABANE
Burkina Faso

Mrs. Aminata ZERBO / SABANE Minister of Digital Transition, Posts and Electronic Communications - Burkina Faso

Aminata ZERBO/SABANE, this Doctor-Engineer in Computer Science who is now in charge of leading government policy in the sector?

After obtaining her Scientific Baccalaureate (Bac E) in 2000 at the Technical High School of Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire), Mrs. Aminata ZERBO/SABANE continued her studies at the Ecole Supérieure d’Informatique (Burkina Faso) where she obtained her Computer Works Engineer Diploma / Programmer Analyst Option in 2003, then the Computer Design Engineer Diploma in 2006. After a brief professional stopover, Mrs. École Polytechnique de Montréal in Canada from where she will obtain a PhD in Computer Engineering in 2015.

Having become a Doctor-Engineer in Computer Science, Mrs. Aminata ZERBO/SABANE has returned to Faso where she has joined the Joseph Ki-ZERBO University since 2017 as a Teacher-Researcher in Computer Science. Since then, Doctor ZERBO/SABANE has been strongly involved in the training and supervision of students. She is co-initiator and deputy coordinator of the university digital incubator Incub@UO which supports the maturation of student startup projects.

Doctor ZERBO/SABANE has a rich professional career, having held various positions of responsibility in both public and private administration.
Indeed, she was Head of Security at ZAIN (now Orange Burkina), responsible for the design, implementation and monitoring of IT security policies and procedures, employee awareness of IT security from June 2008 to July 2009, then Programmer Analyst at SONABEL from January to April 2008, and IT manager at the Diplomatic and International Relations Institute (IDRI) from 2006 to 2007. Doctor ZERBO/SABANE was from January 2016 to October 2017, Head of Training and Projects from the AvePLUS Training and Incubation Center.

Within the public administration, she was from 2018 to 2021, Technical Secretary, responsible for coordinating the work of experts in charge of analyzes and strategic studies on digital technology at the Ministry in charge of the Digital Transition. Since 2020, she has been Head of the “Ecosystem and Digital Transformation” budget program, responsible for monitoring and coordinating national projects on the digital transition, and since April 2021, Managing Director of the National Agency for the Promotion of Technologies of Information and Communication (ANPTIC). As such, Mrs. ZERBO/SABANE has played a central role in the field of coordination of major structuring projects in the sector, including the e-Burkina project, the ICT development support project (PADTIC) and the identification project for Regional Integration and Inclusion in West Africa (WURI).

Madame Aminata ZERBO/SABANE is also involved in professional and scientific associations. She is a member of the IEEE Burkina (International Learned Society on Research in Electronic and Computer Systems) and of the RECIF (Network of Teachers and Researchers in Computer Science of Burkina Faso).
Expert in maturing digital innovation projects and digital transformation (Analysis and strategic studies), Mrs. Aminata ZERBO/SABANE who has just been appointed Minister of Digital Transition, Posts and Electronic Communications is not unknown in Burkina Faso’s digital ecosystem.

The event is a seminal effort at bringing together all 15 West African countries that makeup ECOWAS to discuss and showcase their efforts at engendering digital economies in the sub-region.

Congress Hall, Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja, Nigeria.
31st January to 1st February, 2023
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