Benjamin Choppy

Benjamin Choppy

ICT Director
Seychelles Government

16 June 2021, 02:30 PM

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About this Speaker

Mr. Choppy has been the PS responsible for the ICT portfolio in the Seychelles Government since 2004. Prior to his appointment as PS, he has served in several senior positions in the Government.

 

In addition to being involved in key ICT development initiatives nationally from 1999 onwards; Mr. Choppy also lead the project to build the first optic fiber submarine cable system, SEAS (Seychelles East Africa System), to link the Seychelles in 2012. Presently he is also leading the work on the second submarine cable to the Seychelles which will provide the security of international connectivity to the country and is involved in various new Digital Government initiatives, in particular the enhancement of the national e-ID system. The latter involves a collaboration with the Swiss based company WISEKEY which has been the PKI provider of the Seychelles Government for many years.

 

Mr. Choppy has a Masters in Computing & Education from Kings College London (UK) and a BSc in Theoretical Physics from the University of Manchester (UK).

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