Boniface Chibuzo Nwugwo was born on February 16, 1960 at Alaenyi Ogwa, in the Mbaitoli Local Government Area (LGA) of Imo State (part of what was the
Eastern Region) of Nigeria. Popularly known as B.C. (as his parents refer to their children by their initials), he is the third of nine children born to
Juliana and Christian Onwezi Nwugwo. His father, a retired elementary school headmaster, and his mother, a retired seamstress, live part-time in the United
States, and part-time in Nigeria.
Boniface attended different elementary schools in Mbaitoli LGA due to the fact that his father as a teacher moved from school to school. He attended Obazu
Community Grammar School Mbieri in Mbaitoli LGA of Imo State, graduating in 1978. After graduation from secondary school he spent 18 months working for
First Bank of Nigeria while waiting to gain admission into a university. After almost two years of waiting, he travelled to America to pursue his
post-secondary education even though he did not have all the resources required to make such a trip.
From the second month of his freshman year at the State University of New York at Brockport, he started working for the school’s Shipping & Receiving
Department until his graduation. He graduated from the State University of New York at Brockport in 1984, with a B.S. in Computer Science. He found a job
in Rochester New York and continued to pursue higher learning while working full-time, earning a Master of Public Administration in information management
systems from State University of New York at Brockport in 1987, and a Master of Science in software development & management from Rochester Institute
of Technology in 1989.
In 1995 he relocated with his wife to the Washington DC area. He continued to work and go to school until 2003 when he completed a PhD program in
information technology management from Capella University, Minneapolis/St Paul Minnesota. Boniface and his wife and their four children live in Maryland.
Boniface now runs an Information Technology Consulting business he founded in 2005. Boniface is also IEEE Senior member and member of the IEEE Computer
Society and Past Chair of the IEEE Computer Society, Baltimore Chapter. He lives in Maryland with his wife Francisca and their four children – Brian,
Allen, Jaine and Denzel. He can be reached at