Dr Venant PALANGA was at the heart of the digital transformation of the University of Lomé between 2000 and early 2010. He was, for several years, the Technical Advisor in charge of digital technology to the Minister of Higher Education and Research of Togo after serving as the Deputy Director of the Computer and Computing Centre of the University of Lomé. Since 2006, he has worked for the establishment of the Togo Education and Research Network and was confirmed as Executive Director of the said network in 2020. He is one of the actors of the development of the digital ecosystem, not only at the university but also at the national level in Togo. He is a staff member of the Regional Centre of Excellence for Energy Management based at the University of Lomé. Dr Palanga is a teacher-researcher and lecturer at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Ingénieurs of the University of Lomé. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the West Africa and Central Africa Research and Education Network (WACREN) before being elected Chairman of the Board in 2021.