Our Telecommunications Expert
Sama is CEO of Atlantic Telecoms & Media - Visiting Professor to the Universities of Bristol and Brunel and to the American University of Nigeria. Professor Nwana is CEO and founding member of Atlantic Telecoms and Media Ltd, concentrating on advising African and other Emerging Economies to re-design their Telecommunications, Media and Technology Sectors. He is considered one of the most recognisable and authoritative TMT experts in the world, particular for emerging economies including Africa.
As a senior Executive Board Member, ex-Regulator and Multiple award winning technologist and thought leader, he mentors and advices Business Corporations such as Microsoft and Venture Capital firms, Governments and Regulators in TMT. Professor Nwana's significant achievements include implementing the UK's Digital Switch-Over Policy, Managing the DSO programme for Channels 61, 62 and 69 and leading Ofcom’s 4G Spectrum Award Auctions which raised £2.37 Billion.
Professor Nwana holds a first degree in Computer Science & Electronic Engineering from the University of Birmingham, an MSc in Computer Science, a PhD in Artificial Intelligence/Computer Science from Aston University, Birmingham and an MA in Computer Science Education from Queens' College, Cambridge. He also holds an MBA with distinction from the London Business School, University of London. He is a Visiting Professor at Brunel University in West London and to the University of Bristol.
He has published several scientific tomes and is heavily cited in Computer Science. Googling for him returns hundreds of hits. He has also consulted widely and is Chairman on key Boards. Prof H Sama Nwana is also a seasoned senior ex-regulator, Executive CEO roles, lead deliverer of major projects and trainer who has trained industry professionals all over Africa (Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, Cameroon, Mozambique, Chad, Benin, etc.). Indeed, Prof H Sama Nwana has recently published a book entitled Telecommunications, Media & Technology (TMT) for Developing Economies: How TMT can Improve Developing Economies in Africa and Elsewhere for the 2020s