Internet Technology and Development Expert, Internet Society
JB focuses on the Sustainable Peering Infrastructure, Community Networks and Technical community development, especially in the African region, at the Internet Society.
Prior to this position, he served as a network architect at Orange Burkina Faso and stood as an Orange Expert, Future Network on behalf of Orange Group. In this professional journey, he has significantly contributed to the company’s core and IP backbone network transformation and played a key role in all IP/MPLS projects.
JB has worked for a decade as a regional information technology and network manager for Central Africa and the Great Lakes region at Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF). He has also spent time building digital campuses and ICT infrastructures for African Universities based on Free and Open Source Software.
In the domain of the Internet community, he is one of the founding members of the Internet Society Burkina Faso Chapter and chaired its board from 2015 to 2020. To support the peering and interconnection community in Burkina Faso, JB has been the executive director at the Burkina Faso Internet Exchange Point (BFIX) since February 2018 and served as an Africa Peering and Interconnection Program committee member.
He holds an MSc in computer science with a major in network design and security from the University of Reims in France.