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Ever heard of the TTMAG?

TTMAG is the Trinidad and Tobago Multi-stakeholder Advisory Group, a body that guides and writes policies for the registration and maintenance of all domains that end in the .tt suffix.

Today, at their launch, they chart the way forward with consultation, a desire for TT’s technological progress, and a willingness to serve the needs of the local Internet community.

Stay tuned for more as Minister of Public Administration and Communications, the Honourable Maxie Cuffie M.P. – La Horquetta/Talparowill deliver the feature address.

 

A story of service, a story of progress and a story of patriotism. Are you on board with .tt?

The Trinidad and Tobago Multistakeholder Advisory Group‘s mission to serve the needs of the local internet community is perfectly aligned to the wider National ICT Agenda, even while they help to manage registration and maintenance of all domains that end in the .tt suffix.

At the TTMAG launch yesterday, the Minister of Public Administration and Communications, the Honourable Maxie Cuffie M.P. – La Horquetta/Talparo, hailed the Multistakeholder model adopted by TTMAG, saying:
“There is no doubt in my mind that when the stakeholders or a particular industry can come together in the manner that has been achieved here, when egos have been suppressed, when disparate agendas have been coalesced into one, and a common vision has been agreed upon, the country stands to benefit.”

 

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.