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VMWare

Angel Garcia is the Commercial Sales Manager for VMWare for the Northern Latin America region, which includes Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Centro America, Bermuda & The Caribbean, since August 2017. Angel has over 17 years of experience in the technology industry having worked for companies such as Avaya, Tallard Technologies, Cisco and now VMWare. During his career, Angel has held position in Services, Channel Management, Distribution and Sales across multiple industries (Manufacturing, Utilities) & sectors (Public Sector, Carriers / Telco’s / Financial Services) in Northern Latin America. Angel holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and resides in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and in its free time, enjoys spending it making music.

Senstar/Aimetis

Anthony Hackett is an accomplished security professional, with nearly 15 years of experience in the security industry and over 20 years of experience in sales and business development. During his time at Senstar/Aimetis, Mr. Hackett has been involved with many interesting installations, including the UK Royal Air Force, Miami International Airport, all branches of the US Military, the EU border to the Soviet Union, Israeli Airports, and retailers Macys, Target, and Walgreens. Mr. Hackett has worked on projects throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Latin America. He has a strong background in economics, marketing. Mr. Hackett holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and International Business from the State University of New York Empire State College.

Ariadne Morgan is an Executive of the End User Computing portfolio of the VMWare AirWatch for Caribbean and Central America. She began her professional career with AirWatch in 2015 with a portfolio focused on the management of enterprise mobility (EMM), and then becoming part of the VMware team in 2016 where not only manages the Mobility portfolio but is also the desktop and application virtualization sales (Horizon) and sales of the Digital Transformation (Workspace One). All of these are part of VMware's new End User Computing (EUC) portfolio. Prior to VMware AirWatch, Ariadne was responsible for managing and growing the sales portfolio of telecom software (mediation and interconnection) for mobility companies in the Caribbean and Central America markets. In Curacao, UTS and Digicel were her primary customers. She has also worked with telephone companies in North and South America to undertake new projects for internal application deployment and management. She has a Master’s Degree in International Business, a B.S. Degree in Management and various certifications in Sales and Project Management. Ariadne was born in Panama City, Panama and currently lives in Atlanta, GA USA where the End User Computing Headquarters for VMWare is located.

First Citizens Group

Avril Edwards is the Assistant General Manager, Electronic Banking in the First Citizens Group. Ms. Edwards holds a MBA in Business and has over seventeen (17) years of experience in the area of Electronic Banking. As one of the individuals charged with keeping First Citizens competitive in the area of technological innovation, her areas of responsibility include; Electronic Delivery Channels, the deployment and maintenance of the Group’s ATM network and the management of the Issuing/Acquiring aspects of the business. Avril is responsible for implementing key electronic applications for the First Citizens Group and forming strategic alliances with other major organizations as it relates to payment platforms and improving revenue generation for the Electronic Banking unit and the Group as a whole.

CEO, TSTT

Dr. Ronald Walcott is the Chief Executive Officer of Telecommunications Services of Trinidad and Tobago. He is a telecommunications management professional with expertise in Operations Management, Financial Management, Strategic Management, Technology Management and Supply Chain Management. As CEO he has championed TSTT’s focus on leadership development, service transformation, technological innovation and bringing greater focus to the goal of transforming TSTT into an agile broadband company. Dr. Walcott earned his Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) from Northcentral University of Arizona specializing in Financial Management where his dissertation was on understanding the most effective strategies to retain customers in highly saturated telecommunications Markets. He also holds a MBA, specializing in Financial Management from the University of Luton (Bedfordshire), Executive Development Certification from the Institute of Business, UWI and has certification in Accounting. Dr. Walcott is a local of Trinidad & Tobago (T&T) with a deep passion for national development and has proven himself to be an effective leader and has affirmed his commitment to the development of the telecoms sector in T&T and to broadening TSTT's influence as one of the most advanced communications solutions providers in the region.

President, Howard University

Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick was appointed the seventeenth president of Howard University in 2014. He previously served as Provost and Chief Academic Officer. A distinguished scholar and administrator, Dr. Frederick has advanced Howard University’s commitment to student opportunity, academic innovation, public service and fiscal stability. Under his leadership, Howard University is now ranked as a Tier 1 national university by U.S. News & World Report. Early in his tenure as president, Dr. Frederick pursued initiatives to streamline and strengthen University operations. He has overseen a series of reform efforts including the expansion of academic offerings, establishing innovative programs to support student success, and the modernization of university facilities. As an undergraduate, Dr. Frederick was admitted to Howard University’s B.S./M.D. dual degree program. He completed the requirements for both degrees in six years, allowing him to earn his Bachelor of Science and his medical degree by the age of 22. Following his post-doctoral research and surgical oncology fellowships at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Dr. Frederick began his academic career as Associate Director of the Cancer Center at the University of Connecticut. Upon his return to Howard University, his academic positions included Associate Dean in the College of Medicine, Division Chief in the Department of Surgery, Director of the Cancer Center and Deputy Provost for Health Sciences. He also earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Howard University’s School of Business in 2011. Dr. Frederick is the author of numerous peer-reviewed ariticles, book chapters, abstracts, and editorials and is a widely recognized expert on disparities in healthcare and medical education. He continues to operate and lectures to second-year medical students and surgical residents of Howard University’s College of Medicine. His medical research seeks to narrow the disparity in all cancer-care outcomes, with a focus on gastrointestinal cancers. Dr. Frederick also devotes his time writing and speaking on salient topics in higher education – the impact of HBCUs, campus intellectual diversity, the underrespresentation of African American men in medical schools, and gender equality on campus. Dr. Frederick has received various awards honoring his scholarship and service. In January 2017, the Federal Reserve System Board of Governors elected Dr. Frederick to the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond’s Baltimore Branch. He was also presented with the Diaspora Public Diplomacy Leadership Award by the Embassy of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago for his contributions to strengthening Trinidad and Tobago-United States bilateral relations through excellence in global educational leadership. In May 2016, President Barack H. Obama appointed Dr. Frederick to the Board of Advisors for the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Dr. Frederick has also received the National Association of Health Services Executives’ Congressional Black Caucus Distinguished Leadership in Health Care Award, and a Congressional Citation for Distinguished Service, presented by the Honorable Barbara Lee on the Occasion of Caribbean-American Heritage Month. In 2015, Dr. Frederick was also recognized by their excellencies Anthony Thomas Aquinas Carmona, President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago and Mrs. Reema Carmona, for his appointment as President of Howard University. Dr. Frederick is a member of American surgical and medical associations including the American Surgical Association and the American College of Surgeons. He has also been featured as one of “America’s Best Physicians” by Black Enterprise Magazine, has been named one of EBONY Magazine’s “Power 100,” and was recognized as a “Super Doctor” in The Washington Post Magazine. In 2017, Dr. Frederick was named Washingtonian of the Year by Washingtonian Magazine and in 2015 was named “Male President of the Year” by HBCU Digest and was inducted into the St. Mary’s College, Port of Spain, Trinidad Hall of Fame. Dr. Frederick resides in Washington D.C. with his wife, Simone and their two children, Kirie and Wayne II. He is a true son of Howard University—a proud and loyal exemplar of its motto: Truth and Service. About Howard University Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university that is comprised of 13 schools and colleges. Students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University operates with a commitment to Excellence in Truth and Service and has produced four Rhodes Scholars, 11 Truman Scholars, two Marshall Scholars, one Schwarzman Scholar, over 70 Fulbright Scholars and 22 Pickering Fellows. Howard also produces more on-campus African-American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States. For more information on Howard University, visit www.howard.edu.

PUSH Ventures

Fabian spends most of his time being a creative thinker, building ideas, tinkering with technology, creating art, music and developing businesses. Currently, he splits his time between being an entrepreneur and founder of the New York based company, Push Ventures and a Creative Consultant specializing in Experience Design, Technology Business Development and Growth Hacking. He has been fortunate enough to have lead and produce some of today’s top interactive and technology projects for some of the world’s biggest brands. From, app development & big data mapping to strategy and enterprise digital transformation, American Express, Dell, Google, Verizon, Frito-Lay and HBO all share this space. At Push, his current business and creative exploration, the focus is building technology startup ideas, business acceleration and funding. Push Media, the supportive media company, produces various tv shows, online content and other interactive media. This company is a core part of the his new startup Digital Blend. He also explores his passion of music production and sound design through Push Music, the music and entertainment company.

Ericsson

Fernando Saito works as Head of Digital Services for Ericsson in the Caribbean. Over the past 15 years he has been helping communication service providers to become more agile through technology innovation and business transformation. His background includes business consultancy, sales development, and program management with focus on Digital Transformation and large-scale IT modernization programs. Fernando is 38 years-old, Brazilian, and has a Bachelor on Information Systems and a Master’s in Business Economics.

CEO, Launch RockIt

Gerard Thomas is a tech junkie, an entrepreneurship aficionado, and a corporate innovation architect. His love for computers and software steered him to a B.Sc. in Computer Science from South Carolina State University, and this positioned him to be a Vice President at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch in platform engineering for 6 years. During that time he ran a web development company and launched a startup, and his passion for turning ideas into companies lead him to an MBA from Babson College. After his experience with corporate America, he returned to Trinidad in 2012 to join its entrepreneurial community, but to his dismay he found a fragmented ecosystem with no community. Therefore, he took it up on himself to start a community and a resource centre for innovation. This would become Launch RockIt. Launch RockIt is an organization that assists entrepreneurs with turning ideas into investable businesses, and assists companies with their innovation strategy. The organization has hosted over thirty-five (35) events, from small meetups to regional conferences, where they interacted with over twelve hundred (1200) entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs, and consulted at startups and conglomerates. Within the last 5 years Launch RockIt has been able to jumpstart over one hundred and fifty (150) ideas and support the development of two (2) local angel groups. Through Launch RockIt, Gerard has managed and executed entrepreneurship activities and innovation events for organizations such as the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), World Bank, Youth Business Trinidad & Tobago (YBTT), Caribbean Industrial Research Institute (CARIRI), Caribbean Export, The Ministry of Planning, UWI Consulting, Massy Group and Shell. His work with these companies has been focused on economic impact of supporting startups and stimulating innovative ideas within companies. To summarize, Gerard is the quintessential entrepreneurship and corporate innovation guy- the one who can talk all day about innovation. He wants to ensure Caribbean startups get the right support, and Caribbean corporations leverage the right methodologies to becoming more innovative. Through Launch RockIt his mission is to show the world that the Caribbean can develop great ideas in amazing companies.

James studied at Andrew’s University and was successfully awarded both a Bachelor of Science’s Degree in Computing and a Minor in Business Administration. After attending the university, he joined The Office of the Prime Minister, where he began his software engineering career as a .NET Programmer. There he developed the ministry’s first .net software to manage students of the Tele-Centre Project. He continued his development working for a number of industries heading a number of IT Departments such as 800-Tech as the organization’s Senior Software Developer, American Stores – IT Manager, PSCU – IT Manager and a number of under institutions until his current position, as Manager of Applications Development and Management at TSTT. At TSTT he and his team were able develop and implement a number of key applications such as the bOnline (eService) application, TSTTs first CRM solution and the ever popular eTender application to which he received the Innovator of the year award for the development of the solution. He is a meticulous and hard-working professional who thrives in a fast-paced working environment. He relies on his coping techniques, self-direction, motivation, as well as his keen planning and strategizing skills to navigate projects to completion. These competencies, when married to his technical expertise in IT, presents him as an individual prone to success. Respected by his peers, and relied on by his seniors, James makes his presence known in any team, effecting functionality, high codes of ethics and professional conduct as a unit.

IBM Caribbean

Jason Nestor is General Manager, IBM Caribbean. He is responsible for IBM Business Performance in the Caribbean. His responsibility includes leading and directing management decisions, business development, and implementing long and short term sales strategies. This includes all of IBM's lines of business (Services, Software, Hardware and Global Financing), client and partner relationships and support functions. The Caribbean is one of IBM's most diverse operations and includes sales, support and delivery functions to clients across 24 islands in the English and Dutch speaking Caribbean territory. Prior to his current role, Jason was the Global Client Director for Tesco Plc. Operating in the Retail, Banking and Insurance Industries. He worked very closely with his client to help improve the in-store customer experience to help drive increased revenue and margins through exploitation of multichannel, social media, digital technologies and advanced consumer analytics tools. Jason joined IBM in 1998 as a Software Developer. During his career with the company, he has held a variety of leadership, consulting and sales positions, across Global Business Services, Sales & Distribution and Systems Group aligned to Retail, Travel & Transportation, Telecommunications, and Public Sector industries.

Joseba is an international data center professional and businessman. He has extensive hands-on technical knowledge and excellent commercial expertise, a combination that has made him successful in all of his ventures. He has cofounded several successful data center companies and has over 18 years of experience in various roles including project management for the complete construction of data centers and IT services for hundreds of companies worldwide. Joseba holds international certifications for data center design, build, governance, operations, migration, standards and compliance; such as the CDCE®, CTDC®, CTIA®, CDFOM®, CDMS®, CDRP®. He holds certifications on the EPI IT Management Framework consisting of CITS© and CITP®. He is also an ANSI/TIA-942 and DCOS® Auditor and Consultant, ISO 27000 lead auditor and Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity and ISO/IEC 9000 consultant. A dynamic person with a wealth of experience, Joseba has been invited to present in dozens of conferences globally and in private events for his expert knowledge on data centers and mission critical sites.

iGovTT

After over 20 years in the private sector, Mr Kirk Henry joined iGovTT in April 2018 as CEO. He is an accomplished Information Communication and Technology (ICT) professional with experience leading and managing teams in support of ICT-enabled business projects. He graduated from the University of the West Indies with Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Computer Science. Mr Henry also holds a Master of Science degree in International Finance from the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business. He is an ISACA certified IT governance professional and in 2016 was the recipient of ISACA’s Worldwide Achievement Award for its information security management certification (CISM). As CEO of iGovTT, he has been actively involved in the shaping of the national ICT landscape through his many engagements in the industry ranging from policy development to infrastructure and application development.

Bmobile/ INCUS

Leslie Lee Fook is the Director and co-founder of INCUS Services Limited, a leading analytics and information security Consulting Firm based in the Caribbean. His career spans over twenty years in the Information Technology field with experience in Telephony, Infrastructure, Business Intelligence, Robotic Process Automation and Artificial Intelligence. He has managed enterprise-sized IT projects in the UK and throughout the Caribbean. Leslie is passionate about data literacy and open data and believes that we will all someday become data citizens. His vision is to foster the development of a Caribbean Analytics community that’s highly sought after for its talent and creativity.

Plain White Table

Lorenzo Hodges is an innovation strategist with over eighteen (18) years of delivering solutions across diverse service and manufacturing industries. He has expertise in innovation management, experience design, new product and service development, marketing and digital innovation. He is the Founder and CEO of Plain White Table Inc., a boutique innovation strategy firm supporting executives and organizations to drive sustainable growth through embedding innovation into corporate strategy, culture, structures and business processes. He is also Founder and Managing Director of Circulate Life, a non-profit organization developing innovations in the health sector. In addition to his entrepreneurial pursuits, for more than eighteen (18) years, Lorenzo has been a key part of successful innovation in action. For 15 of those years, he worked for the Caribbean's leading and award-winning software development company. Among his many leadership roles, he was the Business Development Manager in the Innovation and New Business Unit. He was also the resident expert in Experience Design, defining ways in which to make products and services that resonate with customers and users. Among other accomplishments, Lorenzo was part of the winning team of the inaugural NCB Jamaica Digital Innovation Challenge 2016, having designed and presented a solution that could revolutionize how banks deliver rich modern customer experiences. Lorenzo has a degree in Accounting and graduated with distinction from the UWI, Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business with an International Master of Business Development and Innovation. As an exemplary student of Innovation, he was the recipient of the Executive Directors Award for his graduating class. Furthermore, he has been trained and certified in different innovation techniques by the world-renowned innovation and consulting company, IDEO. Lorenzo has more than fifteen (15) years facilitation and lecturing experience. In the field of innovation has facilitated training for organisations such as the UWI Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business, the UWI Institute of Critical Thinking Institute and the BrightPath Foundation - a non-profit organisation. Lorenzo is also part of the adjunct faculty at UWI Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business (ALJGSB) where he lectures across three (3) Masters programmes, teaching courses in Electronic & Mobile Commerce, Digital & Social Marketing and Product Design & Development. With his passion for youth development, Lorenzo has been the Primary Coordinator for the NorthGate College Male Empowerment Initiative (MEI) over the last eight (8) years. He has led the team which develops and delivers ethical manhood development training and mentorship for the boys of the college.

Mitel

As Territory Account Manager, Nancy Leiva is part of the Mitel team that that drives new opportunities and selling of Mitel’s portfolio through channel partners, within the Caribbean Region. Nancy engages with the Mitel business partners at the appropriate time in the sales cycle to assist our partners in closing sales opportunities. Nancy also coordinates training and on-boarding programs to ensures sales readiness for Mitel products and processes within our authorized partner community.

Paul Maldonado is the Avaya Channel Account Manager for the English Caribbean. He is responsible to develop and implement the Business Plans for all the Partners in the region. With more than 30 years of experience on the International Telecommunications Market, had been using his capabilities and experiences in different areas. From Services & Support System Integrator in the Caribbean, IT Manager of a Fortune 500 Company, Manager on a Telecommunication Distribution Company and for the last 30 years working with Telecommunications Manufactures. Before Avaya, he worked in Sales, Marketing & Pre-Sales areas at Cisco, Nortel & 3Com respectively where he was responsible to of the business strategy and implementation with Corporate Accounts and Partners. Also develop marketing and incentive programs for the Channel Partners and End Customers for the region. Mr. Maldonado graduate from the University of Puerto Rico with an Electronic Technology Degree.

UK Chartered Engineer

Ian is a UK Chartered Engineer with more than 50 years’ experience working in engineering, with 28 years’ experience in data-centre power and cooling that followed 22 years in rotating electrical machines and variable-speed drives. Now principal consultant at Critical Facilities Consulting, Visiting Professor at the University of Leeds for data-centre engineering, CTO at Prism Power Ltd & Technical Expert at HKA. A leading expert in the field of "high performance data centers”, and often “lectures” on the issues facing the IT Industry from an engineering perspective and is knowledgable on the technical solutions that may play a large part in resolving them. An active blogger, author of technical papers on critical power and cooling with presentations and keynote speeches made around the world. Ian is a Fellow of the IET, Member of CIBSE & BCS, sits on data-centre committees and international standards bodies, a member of the Data Centre Council of techUK, Chair of the DCSG of the BCS and Chair of the TWG in EMEA for The Green Grid. Ian was awarded ‘Outstanding Contribution to the Data Centre Industry’ at Data Centres Europe 2009.

Incus Services

Racine is currently leading the RPA practice at Incus Services. She holds a BSc. (Hons) in Computing and Information Systems and has over 5 years of experience in the legal sector, focusing on risk management. Her unique blend of IT experience, a high-level approach to business processes and a meticulous eye for detail places her as the ideal hybrid to apply RPA within the Caribbean and LATAM environments. She is a UiPath Certified RPA Analyst, Solution Architect and Developer.

Mr. Rakesh Goswami is the Executive Vice President of Strategic Alliance, Enterprise and Tobago Operations Mr. Goswami is a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and he holds a B.A (Hons) in Economics - First Division, Delhi University. Rakesh also serves as a Vice President on the Board of Directors of the Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce. Under his leadership TSTT’s Strategic Alliance, Enterprise Services and Tobago Operations provides telecommunications solutions and sales support to a range of differently-sized companies - from Government Ministries to large national and multinational corporations and small and medium sized enterprises. The division builds strategic customer relationships, all with the objective of providing complete telecommunications solutions to businesses in Trinidad and Tobago.

Richard D. Shepherd is leading a digital revolution at DeNovo by maximising on business intelligence strategies and leveraging proven technology to optimise performance. As a technologist, he enhances the team’s ability to identify and manage risks, and swiftly make informed decisions through data integration, process optimisation, and the implementation of interactive technology solutions that focus on business value and user experience. DeNovo’s successful unmanned offshore operations and centrally connected communication and controls system are results of Richard’s innovative design and development strategies as Chief Technical Officer. Richard has a consistent track record of positive digital disruption in the Financial Services Sector as well as in the Energy Industry. He increased cybersecurity and enterprise system efficiencies as Assistant Vice President – Group IT Shared Services at Guardian Group, and consistently increased revenue generation annually through strategic collaboration, new revenue stream creation, and prudent cost management as Vice President – Electronic Services at Trinidad and Tobago Unit Trust Corporation. Building on his foundation in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from John Donaldson Technical Institute, Richard gained a BSc (honours) in Computing and Information Systems at London Metropolitan University and an MBA – Business Administration and Management from Anglia Ruskin University.

Ecommerce Director - ShupHub.com

Ms Roanna Maraj is the Ecommerce Director at ShupHub.com - an online ecommerce platform for the Caribbean enabling consumers to buy and sell their products and services online. Launching Shuphub.com in 2017 Ms. Maraj predicts ShupHub.com is the future for ecommerce within the Caribbean, revolutionizing the way local and regional vendors and customer trade online throughout the Caricom Islands. The Platform provides an online payment system to accept visa/master card - credit card/Debit Card as well as a Delivery system via UPS and DHL. Ms. Maraj has spearheaded this project from inception and hopes to become a household name within the Caricom Islands within the near future.

Beacon Insurance Company Limited

Robert M. Boopsingh is the CIO at the Beacon Insurance Company Limited. He has a passion for Strategic thinking, good Governance and placing IT at the service of national development and regional integration. His career bears the hallmarks of both innovation and pragmatism. After leaving MBM in 1993, Robert worked with Scotiabank on their electronic Banking service for Corporate Clients (CMS), and later led the bank’s involvement with the newly formed ATM network known as LINX. In 1997, Robert moved to InfoLink Services Limited where he ran the T&T Debit Card Switch for 10 years. During that time he had the privilege of leading the development and implementation of the Automated Credit Bureau and the Automated Clearing House. Robert co-conceived and co-chaired the Banking on the Future Summit in 2005 and 2007. Robert played a variety of IT Leadership roles during a five year stint with the merged regional RBC Royal Bank, including oversight of all of its Electronic Banking platforms. As a consultant, Robert has assisted a variety of technology-enabled organizations in both the private and public sector with development, and/or implementation, of Strategic Technology Roadmaps.

GuidePoint Security

Robert Vaile has worked in information security for over 23 years. Robert grew up through the security engineering ranks and provided security & privacy consulting services to financial services, power & utilities and state government. Robert has held security and IT risk management leadership positions in several organizations where he had the opportunity to build and maintain security operations organizations. Before joining GuidePoint, Robert was a CISO advisor with Gartner. Robert is currently the CISO and Evangelist for GuidePoint Security's vSOC managed services where he is focused on product development, partnerships, and sales enablement.

President, Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce

Mr. Hinds is President of the Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce, the largest business Chamber in Trinidad and Tobago. He is also Chairman and Chief Executive Office of Teleios Systems, a Trinidad and Tobago based technology company which provides software-based services to clients throughout the Caribbean and the US. He also represents the Chamber on the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago’s Payments Council. Mr. Hinds also serves as Head of the Strategic Leadership Team of Congress Corporate, a global Christian Business Network. Over the past 25 years, Mr. Hinds has devoted considerable time and effort in a range of private sector initiatives to advance the innovation and technology landscape of Trinidad and Tobago. Between 2006 – 2015 he served on of the Trinidad and Tobago e-Business Roundtable, a public-private sector partnership mandated to develop strategy for Trinidad and Tobago’s economic growth using Information and Communication Technologies in business and government. He served as Vice Chairman from 2007 and Chairman from 2013. In each of his roles, he has been a strong advocate for the development of local and regional capacity and capability in all areas but with a focus on technology and innovation.

IBM

Selma Lee is the Innovation Program Leader for IBM Caribbean. She is responsible for initiating programs to foster innovation within the Caribbean at all levels – high schools, universities, government institutions and corporations. Prior to her current role, Selma was the Senior Client Executive for the banking industry in Trinidad and Guyana. She worked in this area for twenty years. During this time, she built many strong relationships with clients in this sector and helped them develop solutions that increased their revenue, efficiency and customer satisfaction. Selma joined IBM as a Systems Engineer in 1989 and worked on the AS/400 platform for many years. During her years at IBM, she has been exposed to training in many areas through classroom, online learning and numerous conferences. She has a deep passion for working with young people and brings her years of experience in the business world to the developer community.

CEO, Buzz Media Limited

Meet Stephan, our visionary friend. His passion for business and solving big problems carried multiple companies through massive growth that continues to this day. He’s not just a great CEO – he’s a gifted professional whose leadership gives us the power to turn great ideas into world-changing realities. Our current projects surround his latest mission – to make eCommerce easy, accessible, and widespread within the Caribbean and Latin American regions.

Tanya Muller is a driven, focused IT Senior Manager with eighteen (18) years of experience in the IT/Telecoms Environment. This experience includes sixteen (16) years within an IT Environment and two (2) years within the Technology – Network Environment. Tanya is the only Technical Senior Manager at TSTT who has successfully led both IT and Network Departments at a Senior Level. Her experience includes defining the strategies and leading the transformation in IT from being a traditional cost center into a Cloud based solution provider delivering a new revenue stream for TSTT. Ms. Muller expertise spans the entire IT portfolio from software architectures and standards, Corporate and Telecommunications Networking, Data Center, Cloud Services, the internet and business-IT alignment. She has worked with a wide range of end-user and vendor organizations assisting in strategy creation, technology selection, implementation planning and organizational development.

Dell EMC

Tomas E. Mieres is a Dell EMC Digital Transformation expert. He has worked in Major IT 500 Fortune corporations like: Dell, VCE, EMC, IBM, Hitachi Ltd. and Hewlett Packard in several roles in the areas of Engineering and Consultant. With over 27 years of experience assisting major customers in the areas of; Finance, Telco, Government and Oil/Gas in the US and Latin American in adopting technologies and methodologies such; Cloud Services, Security and Digital Lifecycle Management. Mr. Mieres is an active member of Security+ and ISC2 with CISSP Security certifications.