Alain Nkoyock, Ph.D

Dr. Alain Nkoyock

Disclaimer:

The views expressed herein are those of the author; they do not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations.



RECENT APPOINTMENTS

1. Chief, Software Products for Member States, Enterprise Application Centre, Vienna, Austria, Since 2014;
2. Member of INTERPOL Working Group on Darknet and Cryptocurrency, INTERPOL Innovation Centre, Singapore, 2018: Part of the UN's Cryptocurrency (goBlockChain) Project.

VOLUNTEERING ASSIGNMENTS

1. Member of the Expert Group on Digital Economy Strategy, Arab Economic Unity Council, Arab Federation for Digital Economy, League of Arab States, 2018;
2. Programme committee member of the Intergovernmental Expert Committee (ICE) on Digital Transformations and Economic Diversification in Central Africa (2019, Malabo), UNECA Central Africa Subregional Office;

 

EDUCATION 

A - ACADEMIC CREDENTIALS

1. Ph.D in Management of Organizational Leadership with a Specialization in Information Systems and Technology, School of Advanced Studies, University of Phoenix, Phoenix/Arizona, USA;
2. Master's Degree, Computer Science (Software Engineering), University of Yaoundé I, Cameroon;
3. Bachelor of Science (Mathematics), University of Yaoundé I, Cameroon.


B- BUSINESS KNOWLEDGE CERTIFICATES 

1. Certificate in Anti-Money Laundering (AML) from the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS), Miami, Florida, U.S.
2. Certificate in Public Procurement from the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), Geneva, Switzerland.


EXPERIENCES 

A. UNITED NATIONS AND REGIONAL ECONOMIC COMMISSIONS (RECs):

1. Office of Information and Communications Technology (OICT), U.N. Headquarters, New York, USA
2. United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Vienna, Austria
3. United Nations International Computing Centre (UNICC), Geneva, Switzerland
4. United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
5. UNECA East Africa Subregional Office, Kigali, Rwanda
6. UNECA Central Africa Subregional Office, Yaounde, Cameroon
7. UNECA West Africa Subregional Office, Niger, Niamey
8. UNECA Southern Africa Subregional Office, Lusaka, Zambia
9. UNECA Northern Africa Subregional Office, Tangier/Rabat, Morocco
10. Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS), Libreville, Gabon
11. Multisectoral Subregional Institute for Applied Technology, Project Planning and Evaluation (ISTA), Libreville, Gabon
12. Golf Centre for Criminal Intelligence, Doha, Qatar
13. Africa Union, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
14. African Development Bank, Tunis, Tunisia

 

B. GOVERNMENT INSTITUTIONS & INTERNATIONAL BODIES:

1. Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), Abuja, Nigeria;
2. Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP), Abuja, Nigeria;
3. Ministry of Transports, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
4. Ministry of Social Affairs, Brazzaville, Republic of Congo
5. More than 130 Financial Intelligence Units (FIUs) out of 156 of the Egmont Group of FIUs) and law enforcement agencies, the Judiciary, and Central Banks worldwide
6. Egmont Group of FIUs
7. FATF and Regional Bodies
8. INTERPOL, Lyon, France
9. EUROPOL, The Hague, The Netherlands
10. European Commission, EU FIUs Platform, Brussels, Belgium
11. U.S. Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), Washington D.C.

C. ACADEMIA:

1. University of Phoenix, School of Advanced Studies, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
2. University of Yaounde I, Department of Computer Science, Yaounde, Cameroon
3. University of Yaounde I, National Advanced School of Engineering (ENSP), Yaounde, Cameroon
4. Central Africa Subregional Institute of Economic and Statistics (ISSEA), Yaounde, Cameroon
5. National High School of Administration and Magistrate (ENAM), Yaounde, Cameroon
6. University Institute of Technology, Department of Computer Science, Douala-Cameroon
7. Technical Higher School, Yaounde, Cameroon

D. PRIVATE SECTOR:

1. Elodis IT Consulting, Douala, Cameroon
2. DoualaOne (Telecom Service Provider), Douala, Cameroon
3. Cidev IT Consulting Inc., Yaounde, Cameroon

 

MODELS AND TOOLS CREATED AND SUPPORTED

1. government office Cryptocurrencies Public Ledger Analysis Tool (goBlockChain): Mitigates the risks of virtual/Crypto currency (VC/CC) transactions and identifies concepts and mechanisms to understand VC/CC transactional activity including (illicit) transactions in the Dark/Deep Web, 2017;
2. government office Intelligence Sharing Platform (goINTEL): Middleware for Cross-Border Reporting and Dissemination and National Coordination of Law Enforcement Agencies, 2015;
3. government office Public Procurement Review Software (goPRS): Public Procurement Corruption and Public Finance Management, 2012;
4. government office Infrastructure and Data Center Model (goIDM): Supporting ICT Infrastructure and Information Security Framework, 2006;
5. Judicial Research Centre (JRC): Easy access to legal information and state-of-the art information systems will help judges and magistrates in conducting research and writing judgements, finding references and case citations. The aim is to improve timeless and quality of justice delivery and the overall transparency of courts operations, 2008;
6. IT SusTAInability maturity Roadmap (STAIR): A 6-step model to facilitate knowledge transfer and IT sustainability and handover of technical cooperation projects.
7. I have also supported the creation and improvement of various products including goAML, goCASE, goTRACE, NDS, I2ES, PENOnline, ICE Sec Docs, EWA and ICE Drugs.

 

MENTORING ACTIVITIES

Mentoring of +30 Ph.D and Master' Students (2004-2019) with various academic institutions and in various topics:
1. Academic institutions: University of Phoenix/School of Advanced Studies (Arizona/USA), University of Liverpool (U.K.), University of Yaounde I (Cameroon), Addis Ababa University (Ethiopia), Fachhochschule Technikum Wien/University of Applied Sciences - Vienna (Austria) 
2. Topics: IT Leadership and Management, Project Management, Networking and Telecommunications, Computer Science, Routing Protocols, Global Human Resources Management, Official Development Assistance (ODA) and African Development, Illicit Financial Flows in Africa, Public Procurement Corruption, Financial and Criminal Intelligence, Information and Communication Technology for Development, Digital Transformation, Business-IT Strategic Alignment, Performance Measurement, etc. 

 
AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS

1. Letter of Appreciation from His Excellency Paul Biya, President of the Republic of Cameroon, 2004
2. Staff of the Year (among +150 Experts), Information Technology Service (ITS), United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Vienna, Austria, 2008
3. Featured in the Phoenix Focus Magazine, School of Advanced Studies, University of Phoenix, Arizona, USA, 2011.