Ali Kahlane
President, Satlinker

Speaker Profile

Ali Kahlane is President of the Algerian firm Satlinker, a cutting-edge Internet technology and cybersecurity firm. Mr. Kahlane's vision and energy helped break Algeria out of its IT backwardness earlier this decade. Playing a  leading role in différent association and bodies, Kahlane  helped shape Algerian telecommunications and Internet policy, and promoted adoption of  information and communication technology.

Mr. Kahlane studied in Algeria at the National Institute of Computer Science (Ecole nationale Supérieure d’Informatique, ex. INI, ex. CERI) and received his Ph.D. in computer science from Uxbridge University. Dr Kahlane has contributed in many ways to technology adoption in Algeria,  including by introducing digital information technologies to the Algerian National Army, working as  editor in chief of the Algerian computer science journal L'Ordinateur, serving as President of the Association of Internet Service Providers (+80 members), and sitting on the Ministry of Post's Committee of  Research for the Development of Information Technologies. He is currently VP of the first Algerian Think Tank, CARE (Cercle d'Action et de Réflexion pour l'Entreprise) and President of AOTA (Association des Opérateurs des Télécoms Alternatifs).

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