Dr. Iboun Sylla has extensive experience as Executive Director and Chief Technology Officer
(CTO) of Blue Sahara Technologies, a company based in Dallas, Texas, Specializing in capacity
building and engineering services in Telecommunications and wireless technologies space. As
Product Marketing & Application Director with Palma Ceia Semi-Design, a US based IoT
company; as business development Director for low-power RF products for Texas Instruments
and as a Senior RF Design Engineer at Philips Research Laboratories and Texas Instruments.
Dr. Iboun Taimiya Sylla holds a Bachelor in Telecommunications Engineering from ESPTT –
Tunisia, a Masters in Microwave engineering and a PhD in Microelectronics – focused on
wireless communication from Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal (Canada). He also holds a
Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Dallas, Texas. He has held
several senior positions in multinationals such as Phillips (Holland) and Texas Instruments
(Texas – USA), Palma Ceia Semi-Design. Dr. Sylla has participated in the development of
several key products used by several companies such as Nokia, Samsung, Bosch, NTT-
DoCoMo, NEC, Mitsubishi, Omron, Microsoft, Alibaba etc… Dr. Sylla is also a member of the
« World Affairs Council of the Greater Dallas », a non-partisan organization whose mission is
to study and understand the evolution of the world’s economic and social policies and their
impacts on the various economic sectors and social affairs of the state of Texas.

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