Edwin A. Opare Ing., C|EH, ITIL

Project Manager and IT Security Consultant in Seoul, South Korea

Edwin A. Opare Ing., C|EH, ITIL

Project Manager and IT Security Consultant in Seoul, South Korea

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I am currently a graduate student at South Korea's premiere Science and Technology University, KAIST, where I am majoring in Information Security, Emerging Technologies and Corporate Finance at the Business and Technology Management Department.

Prior to joining KAIST, I worked with NITA, the IT Regulator of the Republic of Ghana between 2011 and 2014, where I setup the country's 1st Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) in the capacity of CERT Manager with the support of my excellent team at the time. Around the same time period, I took on the Technical Lead role for the Government of Ghana's (GoG's) $2M Open Data (OD) Project at NITA, the Ghana Open Data Initiative (GODI), where I led the deployment of GoG's 1st open data portal (data.gov.gh), conducted several OD hackathons, gave TV talks on OD among several other OD awareness creation programs.

My contribution to the development of Ghana's open data community and push for development of such communities elsewhere in Africa received international recognition culminating in an invitation to speak at the G8 Open Agric Data conference in Washington DC in April 2013.

I was elected General Secretary of the Internet Society Ghana Chapter (isoc.gh) from Feb 2013 to Dec 2014 where I actively promoted Internet Governance discussions in Ghana and Africa. In my role as General Secretary, I secured a $10,000 grant from ISOC.org to conduct Ghana's 1st ever training on Internet Governance and Internet Standards Development with speakers from all over the world including ICANN, EUROSSIG, USDoJ, IEEE Ghana and many more.

With my rich background in IT dating back to 6 yrs of training in Russia as Computer Engineer, learning and acquiring several industry certifications throughout my career including but not limited to the EC-Council's Certified Ethical Hacker, IBM's Tivoli and Websphere and the British Computer Society's (BCS) ITILv.3 certificates, value and wealth co-creation is all I am about wherever I find myself.

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