TTIGF 2017

Trinidad & Tobago Internet Governance Forum 2017

 

 

TTIGF 2017 Report
Arising out of the TTIGF 2017, the following issues were identified as areas of interest for an ongoing research and action agenda:
  • E-Commerce
  • Data
  • Internet Access
  • E-payments/DFS
  • E-waste
We welcome your thoughts and feedback on these areas: 
  • Post related discussion topics 
  • Suggest new areas for research and action
  • Participate in developing the Agenda for TTIGF 2018

Sanjay Bahadoorsingh

Sanjay Bahadoorsingh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Dev Anand Teelucksingh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

Cintra Sooknanan

Cintra Sooknanan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TTMAG Secretary: Cintra Sooknanan is an accomplished Attorney at Law in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago also holding a BSc in Computing and Information Systems. Her specialisation includes Corporate Commercial, ICT and IP matters.

She continues to contribute locally in the reform of legislation and policy relating to Intellectual Property (with special focus on new gTLDs and traditional knowledge), E-commerce, National ICT Agenda, Privacy and Data Protection, E-government, Child Protection, Internet Governance and Cybersecurity.

At an International level, she has been heavily engaged in working groups of the Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and also through the Internet Society International, she continues to represent the interests and needs of local internet end-users.

Ms. Sooknanan has over 10 years experience building local ICT Not-for-Profit organisations, having leadership and involvement through much of her professional and academic career. She is the Founding Chair of the Internet Society Trinidad and Tobago Chapter.

George Gobin

George Gobin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

Dev Gosine

Dev Gosine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Tracy F. Hackshaw

Tracy F. Hackshaw

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Hosein

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Rabindra Jaggernauth

Rabindra Jaggernauth – B.Math., M.Sc., CMC, CITP, CGEIT, FBCS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. Rabindra Jaggernauth is an experienced IT and Management Consultant. He was a former Partner in charge of Consulting Services at Ernst & Young, a former CEO of the National ICT Company Limited (iGovTT), and was the Managing Director of Esprit Consultants Limited. He has a Bachelor of Mathematics degree from the University of Waterloo, majoring in Computer Science, a Master of Science in Operational Research and Systems Analysis from the University of Aston in Birmingham. He is a Fellow of the British Computer Society, a Chartered IT Professional (CITP), Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT) and a Certified Management Consultant (CMC).

He has over thirty five years industry experience including thirty in consulting at the Senior and Executive levels and has a special interest in the utilization of digital and information technology, process reengineering and change management to improve corporate productivity and performance.

He is a founding member and Past President of the ICT Society of Trinidad and Tobago and the Immediate Past President of the Trinidad and Tobago Coalition of Services Industries.

Robert Martinez

Robert Martinez

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Martinez represents Government on the TTMAG board.

He is a former student of St. Mary’s College, winning the President’s Medal in 2005. He has a BA in Economics from McGill University,and an MSc in Science and Technology Policy from the University of Sussex.

Robert has been a Policy Analyst at the National Institute of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology (NIHERST) for over five (5) years, and previously worked as a Research Assistant at the Ministry of Trade and Industry, in the Trade and Business Development Directorates.

As a member of NIHERST’s Policy, Research and Intelligence Department, he has been involved in research looking at innovation in the local ICT sector, including software and web development, as well as animation.

Jacqueline A. Morris

Jacqueline A. Morris

Academic Community Representative from UTT. Jacqueline A. Morris lives and works in Trinidad and Tobago. In addition to teaching in the field of Educational Technology at the University of Trinidad and Tobago, Centre for Education Programmes, she is very active in the fields of Internet technology, Internet Governance and Caribbean ICT issues.

She was an appointed member of ALAC (ICANN ‘s At Large Advisory Committee) from 2005 to 2007, and was Chair of that committee in 2007. Under her chairmanship, the ALAC successfully created 5 regional end-user organisations to ensure that ICANN’s policies were influenced by the views of the global community of Internet end users, and submitted several policy commentaries and one major policy initiative to ICANN, as well as participated in the IGF in Rio, facilitating a workshop on IDNs.

She was the At Large’s liaison to the ccNSO at ICANN for 2007-2008, a member of the ALAC BCEC and Associate Chair of the ICANN NomCom in 2010-2011. She also sat on the ICANN NomCom for 2012 as a member for At Large, Latin America and the Caribbean.

She currently sits on the Board of the National Information and Communication Technology Company Limited, (iGovTT)

Ajmal Nazir

Ajmal Nazir

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ajmal Nazir graduated in Computer Systems Engineering (Beng) from City University, London.  Joined Goldman Sachs in their Enterprise Technology division being responsible for real time business critical trading systems.

Ajmal has been responsible for the technology in Green Dot.  He specialises in all facets of digital wireless communications and signal processing, both low and high powered digital RF transmission and interference management.  Ajmal has also implemented business process mapping and automation.

He has been part of a number of technical and other working committees with TATT, he has worked with the Electrical Department of UWI and regularly gives presentations at regional telecom conferences.  He has very strong legal and regulatory appreciation.  Currently hold the Vice Chair for TTIXP as well as the Director of Strategy and Growth for Green Dot across the Caribbean.

He is also a member of the Caribbean Corporate Governance Institute.