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Academic Community Representative from UWI
Sanjay Bahadoorsingh holds the B.Sc. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from The University of The West Indies (UWI), the M.Sc. degree in Power Systems Engineering and Economics from The University of Manchester Institute of Science & Technology (UMIST) and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Power Engineering from The University of Manchester (UoM).He is a Lecturer in Energy Systems and Postgraduate Coordinator within the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The UWI St Augustine Campus.
He has served as, the Assistant Chief Examiner for CXC’s CAPE Electrical and Electronic Technology, a member of CROSQ (CARICOM Organization for Standards and Quality) Technical Sub-Committee on Electric Cables at the Trinidad and Tobago Bureau of Standards (TTBS) and an alternate on the Committee for the Certification of Energy Service Companies, Ministry of Energy and Energy Affairs (MEEA). He continues to serve as a member of the Electrical Technical Committee at the Government Electrical Inspectorate (GEI) and the Education Liaison Officer of the International Society of Automation (ISA) Trinidad Section. He is a locally registered Electrical Engineer with the Board of Engineering of Trinidad & Tobago (BOETT) and a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). He is a former Chairman of IEEE Trinidad and Tobago Section. He is the Chairman of the GEI Technical Committee Working Group on Electric Vehicles. He also advises on local and regional power engineering technical issues. He is a member of 5th Board of Trustees for The College of Science, Technology and Applied Arts of Trinidad and Tobago (COSTAATT).
Dev Anand Teelucksingh is a Technical Community Representative from the Trinidad & Tobago Computer Society (TTCS).
Dev Anand graduated from the University of the West Indies with an honours degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering. He has been working for the engineering firm Engineering Consultants since 1995.
He is a founding member of the Trinidad & Tobago Computer Society (TTCS) which became a non-profit organisation in 2004 under his direction. Dev Anand has been a lead drafter of many of the TTCS’s comments on ICT related policies in Trinidad and Tobago for the past fifteen years and is the lead developer of the TTCS OSSWIN , a collection of Free and Open Source Software for Windows.
With the TTCS becoming an ICANN accredited At-Large Structure in mid 2006, he continues to participate in ICANN At-Large as the At-Large Representative from TTCS. He served as secretariat for the Latin American and Caribbean Regional At-Large Organisation (LACRALO) from 2009-2012. He has also served as a member of the ICANN At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) and as a member on the ALAC Leadership Team.
George Gobin is currently the Chief Technology and Information Officer (CTIO) at SM Jaleel & Co. headquartered in Trinidad. He is responsible for a team of professionals that support Global Infrastructure, Business Intelligence, Information Risk & Security Management, Systems Architecture , Technology Innovation and Applications for Enterprise Information Systems.
Prior to this he was the Microsoft Regional Manager for Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Bahamas, Belize Turks & Caicos and Jamaica (BCBBTJ).
He was also the General Manager for the Microsoft West Indies regional office of Microsoft Corporation USA and was based in Port of Spain, Trinidad. He has had the experience of engaging with the Caribbean governments around their E-Govt strategies and also consulting with top commercial organizations in the region who are involved in finance, energy, and telecommunications.
George has been in the Information Technology field for the last 35 years.
Civil Society Representative from the Rotary Club. Dev graduated from the University of the West Indies with a BSc in Pure Physics and Applied Physics.
He has held the following offices in Rotary: President (two terms), Assistant Governor, and District Secretary of Rotary District 7030. He is part of the District Training team with the responsibility for training Rotary Presidents and Assistant Governors for their terms in office.
He is very involved in Amateur Radio using voice and all modes of digital communication. He is also very active in the Orbiting Satellites Carrying Amateur Radio (OSCAR). He has built satellite tracking systems to track the polar orbiting satellites, including the Space Shuttles, and CAT systems to correct tranceiver’s receive and transmit frequencies for Doppler Shift.
He has had several historic voice contacts with astronauts on board several Space shuttle missions even with students from Naparima College.
He is also engaged in low power (less than 10 W) point to point high frequency world wide digital communications coupled with remote station operation.
He is the Secretary of Trinidad & Tobago Amateur Radio Society
Dev Gosine is also the Vice Principal at Naparima College, San Fernando.
Technical Community Representative from ISOCTT. Mr. Tracy F. Hackshaw is founding Vice Chair of the Internet Society Trinidad & Tobago Chapter.
Tracy possesses over twenty (20) years experience spanning work in the public and private sectors both locally and internationally including representing Trinidad & Tobago in various international forums. Included in his portfolio are engagements on the Executive Management Committee of the Commonwealth Cybercrime Initiative, a two-year term as Vice Chair of ICANN’s Governmental Advisory Committee, Small Island Developing States annual workshop co-ordination at the United Nations Internet Governance Forum, Academic Teaching and Research work at the DiploFoundation/University of Malta and at the University of West Indies, as well as professional leadership roles in the Ministries of Science and Technology and Public Administration, iGovTT, ttconnect, Star.tt among several other entities and organisations.
Patrick is a director on the TTMAG board where he represents the interests of the Trinidad and Tobago Network Information Centre (TTNIC). He attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where he obtained five degrees including a PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He has worked at Bose Corporation, Bell Laboratories, AT&T Laboratories, Ericsson and Huawei. He has published extensively with over 100 refereed technical journal and conference publications and holds 40 granted and 42 pending patents in the areas of telecommunications and wireless technologies.
Patrick was nominated for the Ericsson Inventor of the Year award in 2004, was the Huawei US Wireless Research Employee of the year for 2007, was a NIHERST icon in Science and Technology in 2013, is a 2015 Anthony Sabga Caribbean Laureate for Science and Technology and was inducted into the St. Mary’s College Hall of Fame in 2015. Patrick is presently the administrative and technical contact for the TT top level domain, CEO of the TTNIC and a Professor of Computer Science at the University of the West Indies. His present areas of research include radio resource management, pricing for 5G cellular networks, Data Analytics and Operations Research. For more information visit http://hosein.tt.