Tomslin Samme-Nlar

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Organization: Gefona Digital Foundation
Affiliation: GNSO
Region: Africa
Country: Cameroon
LinkedIn: LinkedInIcon.png   Tomslin Samme-Nlar
Twitter: TwitterIcon.png   @tomsleen
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Tomslin Samme-Nlar is a Cybersecurity researcher and executive with a keen interest in the political, military, diplomatic and higher-level management aspects of issues where cybersecurity, strategy and diplomacy interact in Africa. He currently works as a Senior Principal Consultant for Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories and also as the Director of Research at Gefona Digital Foundation (a local think tank in Cameroon). He is also a panel of experts member at the Security Institute of Governance and Leadership in Africa (SIGLA), a Faculty of Military Science research institute of Stellenbosch University, South Africa. He has had previous roles as a contractor for the Kenyan National Intelligence Service, other government agencies and telcos.

Tomslin is a current councilor in the GNSO Council, the current NCSG Policy Chair and co-chair of the first IANA Function Review Team at the Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).

Tomslin has a master's in Cyber Security, Strategy and Diplomacy from UNSW Canberra at the Australian Defence Force Academy. A Bachelor's degree in Technology Management and Computing from Portsmouth University, UK and other certificates including a certificate in International Law of Armed Conflict in Theory and Practice from Leiden University, a certificate in Diplomatic Theory and Practice from DiploFoundation and an associate degree in Business Administration.

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Tomslin is a wizard character because he likes Harry Potter. He is holding up a wand and performing a healing spell because he likes to help people. He has a stingray design pin at his neck.