CTU ICT Week 2023 – Barbados

October 16, 2023 - October 20, 2023
Venue: Accra Hotel & Spa, Rockley, Christ Church, Barbados

CTU ICT WEEK 2023 – Barbados


Date Event
Mon. 16th October 2023
12:00 to 13:00
Opening Ceremony – CTU ICT Week 2023 and Caribbean Digital Summit
Mon. 16th October 2023
13:00 to 17:00
Caribbean Digital Summit Hosted by the Government of Barbados and the Global Government Forum
Mon. 16th October 2023
19:00 to 22:00
Caribbean Digital Summit Dinner and Reception (Invitation Only)
Tues. 17th October 2023
9:00 to 17:00
Caribbean Digital Summit Hosted by the Government of Barbados and the Global Government Forum
Tues. 17th October 2023
9:00 to 17:00
CTU Caribbean Youth Network Regional Meeting
Wed. 18th October 2023
7:00 to 9:00
C9 Ministerial Breakfast Meeting
Wed. 18th October 2023
9:00 to 13:00
48th Executive Council (EC48) (By Invitation Only)
Wed. 18th October 2023
13:00 to 17:00
28th General Conference of Ministers (GC28 Closed meeting)
Wed 18th October 2023
19:00 to 21:00
Meta Dinner (By Invitation)
Thurs. 19th October 2023
7:00 to 9:00
GC28 (cont’d) Breakfast Meeting
Thurs. 19th October 2023
9:00 to 16:00
20th Caribbean Ministerial Strategic ICT Seminar (Open)
Thurs. 19th October 2023
17:00 to 21:00
Networking Reception (By Invitation) TBC
Fri. 20th October 2023
9:00 to 17:00
Ministerial Networking/Bilateral Meetings (By Invitation)
Fri. 20th October 2023
9:00 to 17:00
7th Caribbean ICT Regulators Forum (By Invitation Only)
Fri. 20th October 2023
9:00 – 16:00
CTU ICT4PWDs Workshops for the Blind, the Deaf and Persons with Mobility Challenges
Fri. 20th October 2023
9:00 – 14:00 
Digital Barbados Youth Forum




Opening Ceremony 1st Caribbean ICT Youth Network Meeting 20th Caribbean Ministerial Strategic ICT Seminar Closing Ceremony 7th Caribbean Regulators’ Forum Digital Barbados Youth Forum
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CTU ICT Week 2023 – Barbados

Embracing a Digital Caribbean: Opportunities for Growth and Innovation

Opening Ceremony

By Invitation Only

Monday, 16th October 2023

Accra Hotel & Spa, Christ Church, Barbados

Time Session Speaker
12:00 National Anthem The Barbados Police Service Band
12:02 Opening Prayer Rev. Andy Nyga
St. Dominic’s Roman Catholic Church
12:05 Opening Remarks Hon. Davidson Ishmael, MP

Minister of Industry, Innovation, Science and Technology, Barbados

12:15 Greetings Mr. Kevin Cunnington

Expert Advisor

Global Government Forum, UK

12:20 Greetings Mr. Rodney Taylor


Caribbean Telecommunications Union

12:25 Cultural Interlude Ms. Rojenna Holligan

Steel Pannist

12:30 Feature Address Dr. the Hon. William Duguid JP, MP
Senior Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister,
Government of Barbados
12:45 Cultural Moment and Official Photo The Barbados Police Service Band
13:00 Luncheon
14:00 End of Official Opening Ceremony

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Caribbean Telecommunications Union
1st Caribbean ICT Youth Network Meeting
Theme: Embracing a Digital Caribbean – Opportunities for Growth and Innovation
17th October 2023
Provisional Agenda Draft
(Hybrid Meeting)
Time Item Presenter / Facilitator
09:00 Welcome and Introduction Mr. Rodney Taylor


Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU)

09:15 Introductions – Youth Representatives Youth Representatives
09:30 Keynote Address – Importance of Youth Involvement and Participation Ms. Dunola Oladapo 

Digital Inclusion Programme Officer

International Telecommunication Union

09:45 Proposed Objectives of the Caribbean Youth Network and Presentation of Draft Charter Ms. Nia Nanan

Senior Research Analyst


10:00 Facilitated discussion – Feedback and Agreement on Charter Ms. Gabrielle Johnson (TBC)

External ICT Relations Analyst International Relations Professional

Ministry of Digital Transformation

Trinidad and Tobago

10:20 Focus Group 1 on Caribbean Youth Network Priorities for 2023 – 2024 Ms. Shanea Lewis

Policy Analyst, CTU

10:45 Coffee Break
11:00 Breakout Working Groups on Main Activities to Achieve Identified Priorities in 2023-2024 Mr. Tariq Mohammed

Consultant Radio Engineer

Smart Seas Toolkit for Disaster

Resilience Project

International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

11:30 Working Group Presentations Youth Representatives
11:50 Facilitated Discussion – Agreement on 2023: 2024 Action Plan Mr. Tariq Mohammed

Consultant Radio Engineer, ITU

12:05 Nominations and Voting for Caribbean Youth Network Representatives Ms. Michelle Garcia

Marketing and Communications Specialist


12:25 Next Steps Ms. Nia Nanan, CTU
12:35 Closing and Luncheon Mr. Rodney Taylor

Secretary-General, CTU

14:00 End of 1st Caribbean Youth Network Meeting

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20th Caribbean Ministerial Strategic ICT Seminar
Theme: Embracing a Digital Caribbean – Opportunities for Growth and Innovation
 Accra Beach Hotel and Spa, Barbados
19th October 2023
Provisional Agenda
Time Item Presenter
09:00 Welcome and Introductory Remarks Mr. Rodney Taylor

Secretary-General, CTU

09:10 Keynote Address:

Regulatory Innovation as an Investment Enabler: Making Ubiquitous Broadband a Reality

Mr. David Geary

Group Head of Government Relations

Digicel Group

09:25 Q&A
09:30 Keynote Address

Embracing a Digital Caribbean – Opportunities for Growth and Innovation

Ms. Deborah Galindo

Manager, Public Policy for Central America and the Caribbean, META

09:45 Q&A
09:50 Panel Discussion:

Innovate, Govern, Sustain: How Sovereign Cloud Supports Caribbean Digitalisation













Mr. Eamonn Sheehy

Director, Public Sector

Cloud Carib

Mr. Carlos Oliveira

Counsellor for Information Society and Digital Market, European Union External Service – EU Delegation in Brazil

Mr. Richard Damoser Director Cloud Sales,

Strategy and Planning (VCPP) VMware

Mr. Bartlett Morgan

Attorney-at-Law & Managing Director Chancery Advocates


10:45 Coffee Break
11:00 Panel Discussion:

Building Resilient Infrastructure for Business Continuity & Disaster Management














Moderator:  Mr. Gary Kalloo

Director, Business Development and Implementation Support CTU


Mr. Prashant Singh

Global Director, Strategy and Architecture


Mr. Luis Adolfo
Chief Technology Officer Government Solutions

Mr. David Cox

Sr. Director, Head of Regulatory Affairs, Caribbean, Cable & Wireless Communications      

Mr. Julian Wilkins

Ambassador for the Caribbean


12:00 Lunch Break  
13:15 The Importance of Modernisation of the Postal Service to Member States           Mr. Paul Donohoe

Digital policies and Trade Coordinator

Universal Postal Union (UPU)

13.35 Smart Seas Project Update


Mr. Cleveland Thomas

ITU Area Representative Caribbean, Barbados

 13:50 Sponsors’ Lightning Presentations:















Facilitator: Ms. Nia Nanan

Senior Research Analyst, CTU

Ms. Teresa Wankin

Secretary General


Mr. Giovanni King  

Chief Executive Officer

Blue Nap America

Mr. Luis Adolfo

Chief Technology Officer Government Solutions

Mr. Gustavo Vásquez

Senior Sales Director, Networks – Central America & Caribbean, Intelsat

Ms. Lisa Agard

Chief Executive Officer, TSTT

14:50 Panel Discussion:

AI – Impact and Opportunities for the Caribbean















Mr. Rodney Lewis

ICT/e-Governance Consultant, Barbados


Ms. Deborah Galindo

Manager, Public Policy for Central America and the Caribbean


Mr. Nicholas Dopwell

Caribbean Representative

Public Sector and Education


Mr. Shannon Clarke

Software Solutions Architect & Entrepreneur


15:45                                                            Coffee Break  
16:00 Panel Discussion:

Cybersecurity – Regional Imperatives














Moderator: Mr. Kevon Swift

Head, Public Safety Affairs LACNIC


Mr. Luis Adolfo


Mr. Rodney Murally

Regional Sales Manager


Mr. Ashish Uttamchandani

Group Chief Strategy and Business Development Officer Amalgamated Security Services Limited Group – Barbados

Mr. Francois Griffith
Cyber Security Consultant & Director
SIFT Inc., Barbados

16:55 Wrap Up Mr. Rodney Taylor

Secretary-General, CTU

17:00 Close of 20th Caribbean Ministerial Strategic ICT Seminar

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CTU ICT Week 2023 – Barbados
 Closing Ceremony
The Walled Garden Theatre, The Barbados Museum
Thursday 19th October 2023
19:00 to 21:00
(By invitation only)
Time Event Speaker/Performer
6:30 Arrival and Welcome of Guests and Delegates Ms. Michelle Hinkson-Cox

Master of Ceremony

7:00 Welcome The Honourable Davidson Ishmael

Minister of Industry, Innovation, Science and Technology, Government of Barbados

7:10 Remarks Mr. Rodney Taylor

Secretary-General, CTU

7:15 Greetings on behalf of the CANTO C9 (Sponsor Representative)


Mr. Kevin Cunnington

Government Expert Advisor

Global Government Forum (GGF)

7:20 Greetings Ms. Lisa Agard

Chair, CANTO C9 Group

7:25 Greetings


Mr. Luis Adolfo


7:30 Greetings


Ms. Deborah Galindo


7:35 Live Performance – Spouge and Caribbean classics Barbados Community College (BCC) Ensemble
8:10 Mix and Mingle
8:15 Live Performance – Caribbean Dance BCC Dance Department
8:20 Mix and Mingle
8:40 Live Performance Mr. Adrian Clarke and the BCC Ensemble
8:45 Mix and Mingle
9:00 End of CTU ICT Week 2023 – Barbados Closing Ceremony

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CTU ICT Week 2023 – Barbados
7th Caribbean Regulators’ Forum
Theme: Regulation for the Digital Advancement
 20th October 2023
Provisional Agenda
      (Closed Meeting and By Invitation)
 Time Item Presenter
 9:00 Welcome Remarks Mr. Selby Wilson
Director, Finance and Administration
Caribbean Telecommunications Union
9:10 Digital Regulation Network (DRN) Ms. Carmen Prado-Wagner (Virtual)

Senior Programme Officer International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

9:40 Regulatory Harmonisation – Caribbean Context Mr. Rodney Taylor
Secretary-General, CTU
9:55 Regulators Round Table Discussion

A Unified Approach to Regional Regulatory Practices (Single ICT Space)

Moderator: Mr. Selby Wilson


Ms. Cheryl Fontenelle (TBC)

Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority (ECTEL)

Mr. Ansford Hewitt (Virtual)

Director General

Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR), Jamaica

Craig Nesty (TBC)

CEO, NTRC, Dominica

 10:30 Coffee Break
11:00 Report on Discussions of Regulatory Matters re Big Techs and OTTs Ms. Nievia Ramsundar (Virtual)

Facilitator of Work Stream 3 (Legal & Regulatory) of the CTU’s Big Tech/OTT/Regional Network Operators Dialogue

11:30 Regulators Round Table Discussion

Big Tech and OTTs Considerations

Moderator: Ms. Sandra Sealy

Project Manager, Big Tech/OTT/ Caribbean Operators Dialogue


Ms. Cynthia Reddock-Downes

Chief Executive Officer,

Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (TATT)

Mr. Kenva Williams

CEO, Telecommunications Commission, Turks & Caicos

  12:30 Luncheon
14:00 CARICOM Reduction in Roaming Charges – Update on Status:

Digicel Group

Cable and Wireless/Liberty Latin America

Mr. Jarleth Burke

General Counsel, Digicel Group

 Mr. David Cox

Head of Regulatory Affairs Caribbean

Cable and Wireless (C&W)





Regulators: Round Table

WRC-23 Plans and Positions; and

Spectrum Decisions for future network development

Moderator: Mr. Nigel Cassimire

Deputy Secretary General, CTU


Dr. Maria Myers-Hamilton (Virtual)

Managing Director

Spectrum Management Authority, Jamaica

Mr. Kirk Sookram (Virtual)

Deputy CEO,

Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (TATT)

15:15 Office of International Affairs

Federal Communications Commission:

Net Neutrality and Cybersecurity – A Regulatory Nexus?


Mr. David Hu

Chief, Global Strategies and Negotiation Division

Ms. Carola Balbuena-Serrano

Regional Specialist for the Americas

Global Strategies and Negotiation

15:30 Q & A  
 15:40 Summary of Discussion Outputs Mr. Selby Wilson
Director, Finance and Administration, CTU
 15:55 Closing Remarks Rodney Taylor

Secretary-General, CTU

16:00 End of 7th Caribbean Regulators’ Forum

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CTU ICT Week 2023 – Barbados
Digital Barbados Youth Forum
3Ws, The Kensington Oval
Friday, 20th October 2023
THEME: “Embracing a Digital Caribbean: Opportunities for Growth and Innovation
9:00 National Anthem / Opening Prayer Mr. Selbert Johnson
Director, International Youth Fellowship
9:02 Welcome Remarks Mr. Haseley Straughn

Digital Policy Co-ordinator,
Ministry of Industry Innovation Science and Technology (MIST)

9:05 Brief Remarks Mr. Rodney Taylor


Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU)

9:10 Opening Address Mr. Charlie Browne

Permanent Secretary

Ministry of Youth, Sports and Community Empowerment

9:20 Presentation:

Turning Innovation into Reality


Future Barbados

10:30 Presentation:

Regional and Global Opportunities for Caribbean Youth

Ms. Shanea Lewis

Policy Analyst, CTU

11:00 Interactive Session:

Emerging Technologies and their Impact on selected sectors: Healthcare, Agriculture and Finance

Mr. Reyshad Selman

Chief Executive Officer


11:40 Presentation:

National Transformative Initiative (NTI) – How to Get on Board


National Transformative Initiative

13:15 Interactive Session:

Gaming and Social Media Addiction

Mr. Lorin Brathwaite

Occupational Therapist

13:50 Wrap up and Vote of Thanks Ms. Rebecca Adams

Management Services Specialist, MIST

14:00 End of Digital Barbados Youth Forum

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Mr. Rodney Taylor

Mr. Rodney Taylor, a national of Barbados, was appointed as CTU Secretary General from 1st March 2021. He was formerly the Chief Digital Technology Officer with Barbados’ Ministry of Innovation, Science and Smart Technology (MIST), where he was the technical lead on Barbados’ digital transformation, improving public sector service delivery through the strategic use of innovation, science, and SMART technology. Mr. Taylor’s over 20 years of professional experience includes management of the Information Systems Unit in Barbados’ Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade and its overseas missions. He also previously served between 2010 and 2014 as the Business Development and Operations Manager at the CTU, where he worked with regional governments in the development of policies to govern information and communications technology (ICT) and represented the region in many international ICT conferences. He also led the work to operationalise the CTU’s Caribbean Centre of Excellence, to offer consultancy services to the Member States and others. Mr. Taylor is an advisor on Internet Governance and has published research on e-Commerce diffusion in small island developing states in the Journal of Information Systems for Developing Countries. He is an Ethical Hacker and a founding member and former Chairman of the Barbados Chapter of the Internet Society, an organization whose aim is to promote the open development, evolution, and use of the Internet for the benefit of all people throughout the world. Mr. Taylor holds a Masters in Management and Information Systems from the University of Manchester, UK, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Public Sector Management from the University of the West Indies.

Mr. Nigel Cassimire

Nigel Cassimire is a telecommunications engineer with over thirty years of experience in the technical, operational and executive management of telecommunications systems and services. He has intimate understanding of a broad range of information and communications technologies and services, with practical experience in network and service planning, operations management and domestic and international telecommunications policy development. Mr. Cassimire has functioned as a Consulting Telecommunications Specialist since July 2005 and has worked extensively with the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) Secretariat in Port of Spain developing and promoting harmonised Caribbean positions in the areas of spectrum management, Internet governance and ICT policy. He has also successfully conducted consultancies for several of the member governments of the CTU. Mr. Cassimire has Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering as well as a Diploma in Management Studies from The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine. He is a fellow of the Telecommunications Engineering and Management Institute of Canada (TEMIC) and an alumnus of the Advanced Management Programme at INSEAD, Fountainbleau, France.

Mr. Eamonn Sheehy

Eamonn Sheehy has over 30 years’ experience in revenue/customs matters, particularly related to information technology. He was a member of the implementation team for the Irish Revenue Commissioners’ Customs Automated Electronic Processing (AEP) system, with responsibility for electronic data interchange (EDI). In 1991 he joined the European Commission as a Customs EDI expert with responsibility for developing Customs UN/EDIFACT message standards. From 1993 to 2006 Eamonn worked as a Senior Technical Officer at the World Customs Organization in both the Trade Facilitation Sub-Directorate and Secretariat’s Information Systems and Technology Service (ISTS). Among his achievements were the developments of the first international standardization of Customs UN/EDIFACT messages through the WCO Data Mapping guide, and initial specification of the Unique Consignment Reference (UCR). As manager ISTS he led the digital transformation of the WCO Secretariat’s IT infrastructure, including the introduction of websites, the global Customs Enforcement Network (CEN), automated workflow for the publication of meeting e-documents and the automation of the Secretariat’s strategic planning process. Eamonn moved to the Caribbean in 2006 and has been working on a range of government-related ICT projects including the implementation of VAT and electronic single window. He joined Cloud Carib in 2017 as Director, Public Sector with the remit to promote sovereign cloud and managed services to governments in the region as part of their digital transformation strategies.

Mr. Carlos Oliveria

Carlos OLIVEIRA is Principal Administrator at DG CONNECT – Unit “International Affairs and Policy Outreach” dealing with Latin America Administrator and Caribbean. Before he was Minister-Counsellor at the European Union Delegation in Brazil being in charge of a portfolio of EU-Brazil cooperation activities including macro-economic policies, industry, digital technologies and digital markets, mobility and transports. Formerly he was Head of Sector at the European Commission in DG CONNECT and responsible for the co-ordination of international cooperation aspects of digital technologies research and innovation in Horizon 2020. He was also in charge of the coordination of the European Technology Platforms in the digital area and of the Public Private Partnerships for research and innovation in the digital area. Prior to it he coordinated the interim evaluation of the ICT thematic priority of the former FP7 research programme. He was also actively involved in the implementation of EU research programmes in areas such as e-learning, digital libraries, digital preservation, e-commerce. Beyond this wide experience at the European Commission in policy development and research programme management, Carlos Oliveira worked for nearly 10 years in computer and communication systems in the telecommunications industry. Carlos holds MSc and BSc degrees in Computer Systems and Telecommunications Engineering by the Technical University of Lisbon and an MSc in Public Policy by the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Ms. Nia Nanan

Nia Nanan is a Research and Planning Specialist with almost fifteen years’ tactful and skilled experience focused on socio-economic development in a multi-country context, in the areas of strategic planning; research and data analysis; monitoring and reporting; policy formulation and advocacy; as well as the design, implementation and management of technical assistance projects, particularly related to regional development and the sustainable development goals.   Nia has a MSc in Global Studies from the Institute of International Relations at the University of the West Indies, and is certified by the Project Management Institute as a Project Management Professional.   Her professional experiences have been dedicated towards transformational development, innovative solutions, and enhancing resiliency, augmented by more than a decade’s experience in data analysis and BI tools. She has served as a project manager with a focus on transformational development projects, coupled with experience in institutional and resource planning, policy formulation, monitoring and evaluation, data analysis, research methodologies, and staff training. Currently holding the post of Senior Research Analyst at the Caribbean Telecommunications Unions, focused on inter-agency coordination and evidence-based strategic programming at a regional level, with a specific concentration on Caribbean developing countries and Small Island Developing States (SIDS).

Ms. Shanea Lewis

Shanea Lewis is a dedicated and skilled professional currently serving as the Policy Analyst in the Office of the Deputy Secretary-General at the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU). With a versatile skill set and a strong educational background in engineering and computer science, she has demonstrated her ability to work effectively both as a team member and independently. Ms. Lewis began her journey with the CTU as an intern while pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science at the University of the West Indies. She quickly exhibited her dedication to excellence, completing projects and working directly with the Secretary General to gain new skill sets. In addition to her work experience, Ms. Lewis holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, which has equipped her with a unique set of skills that complement her strong interpersonal abilities and determination for self-improvement.

Ms. Sandra Sealy

Sandra Sealy, Managing Director / Lead Consultant of TelEgy Consulting Services – established in 2021 to offer support services associated with the regulation of utility services (in particular electricity and telecommunications) as well as project management and research.
A self-motivated, knowledgeable, dedicated professional, with over twenty (20) years of experience in utility regulation, Sandra has interacted with and provided guidance to a wide range of stakeholders – regional and international organizations, operators, government agencies, consumers and businesses.
She is currently a consultant with the Caribbean Telecommunications Union operating as a Project Manager and as a Facilitator for the Negotiations between Big Tech and Caribbean Telecommunications Operators to address the challenges arising from the increase in data traffic. She was also the Project Manager of the CTU Reduction in CARICOM Roaming Charges Project.
Her recent projects include working with the CDB as a Facilitator, Regional Regulatory ASERT Project to support CDB Borrowing Member Countries to achieve their renewable energy transition goals
She was the former Chief Executive Officer of the Barbados Fair Trading Commission where she led cross-functional teams which addressed matters pertaining to utility regulation, fair competition and consumer protection. She also held the position of Director of Utility Regulation responsible for the regulation of the electricity, telecommunications, and water sectors. She led the Commission’s successful transition of the telecommunications sector from a monopoly to a liberalised environment.
In 2019, she was presented with an award for her dedicated involvement in utility regulation by the Organisation of Caribbean Utility Regulators. She holds a Master of Science (Distinction) in Regulatory (Telecommunications) Policy from the University of the West Indies, St Augustine; a Masters of Business Administration, Heriot-Watt University–Edinburgh and a Bachelor of Science (Upper II Honours), Electrical Engineering, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine.

Mr. Gary Kalloo

Gary Kalloo is a Telecommunications and ICT Specialist with over twenty- five years of experience in the Telecommunications and ICT fields.   Mr. Kalloo provides specialist support in Programme Management, ICT policy and strategy development, spectrum management and internet governance at a regional level.   He possesses an excellent mix of qualifications and experience, in the wide ranging fields of engineering, Project Management, ICT Policy and Strategy Planning and Development, Telecommunications Regulations and Policy Development, public sector transformation and digital government.   As head of the Strategic Planning Unit at the National ICT Company of Trinidad and Tobago, Mr Kalloo contributed to the development and implementation of several iterations of the country’s National ICT Plan. Mr Kalloo has also worked with the Infocom Development Authority of Singapore in championing several key ICT initiatives for the Government of Trinidad and Tobago.   He also functioned as Head of the Telecommunications and Regulatory Affairs Unit in the Ministry of Public Administration providing telecom policy guidance for the Government of Trinidad and Tobago.    Mr Kalloo has served at various senior management levels with the national operator, Telecommunications Services of Trinidad and Tobago and was instrumental in preparing the organization for market liberalization and competition regulations during the period 2000 to 2005.   As an ICT Consultant, Mr Kalloo has also executed multi country assignments for international organisations, such as Inter- American Development Bank and the International Telecommunications Union.

Mr. Bartlett Morgan

Bartlett Morgan, CIPP/E is a Caribbean-based attorney-at-law and consultant. He is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) and the International Network of Privacy Law Professionals (INPLP). He holds a certificate in Data Protection Officer Skills and has received training from the University of Oxford’s Said Business School on Cybersecurity Leadership.
Bartlett is experienced in the practical implementation of various privacy-related compliance objectives. He has provided data protection and privacy support to clients with respect to their operations in the Caribbean, the United States and South America. Bartlett has addressed privacy issues across multiple sectors including distribution, retail, financial services, fintech, tourism and digital media.
He has authored GDPR compliance guidance for Caribbean-based service providers and also made oral and written submissions to the Joint Select Committee of Parliament established to debate and report on the bill that eventually became the Barbados Data Protection Act, 2019-29.
Bartlett operates his digital law and dispute resolution-focused law practice from chambers at Chancery Advocates in Barbados. He also consults on digital-focused projects via Bloomfield, a boutique consultancy focused on data privacy and digital policy support for public and private sector clients in the Caribbean and the Americas. He regularly provides updates on digital law and policy issues impacting the Caribbean on his blog, bartlettmorgan.com.

Ms. Deborah Galindo

Deborah Galindo is the Public Policy Manager for Central America and the Caribbean. In the past, she led WhatsApp’s Public Policy Programs in Latin America and was part of Meta’s Public Policy Programs team, where she trained more than 10,000 SMEs and non-profit organizations in 11 countries on the value of Meta and its applications. Deborah has previous experience in the Federal Government of Mexico, at the Ministry of Health. Prior to this, she was a campaign coordinator for the Mexican Social Security Institute. She holds a double degree in Hispanic Philology and Journalism, obtaining both degrees from the University of Navarra in Pamplona, Spain.

Mr. Gustavo Vasquez

With more than 20 years of experience in customer services, sales, marketing, and management of solutions in the telecommunications industry, Gustavo Vasquez serves as Senior Sales Director at Intelsat, where he has been responsible for generating and supporting the commercial strategy for the business unit of networks and its execution in Central America and Caribbean. Prior to Intelsat, Gustavo spent more than 15 years in CommScope in various roles servicing the needs for Latin America market. Gustavo has a BS in Business Administration, with Specialization in International Business from the University of Tampa Saint Leo, in USA.

Mr. Trevor Prevatt

Trevor Prevatt has provided general consultancy services to the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) since May 2010, including Contracts Administration services and Organisational Secretarial services to the CTU’s statutory bodies. Following a decision in 2013 to make ICTs more inclusive in the Caribbean, he has been involved in building awareness about the role ICTs can play in making the lives of People with Disabilities (PWDs) better by working directly with PWDs. He is responsible for the CTU’s ICT for Empowering People with Disabilities programme, which has run Workshops in eight CTU Member States for the Deaf and the Blind. He has also sensitised Caribbean ICT Ministers, their Permanent Secretaries and Technical Officers, and other ICT Stakeholders attending CTU meetings, about the role that ICTs can play in the lives of PWDs.
On behalf of the CTU, Mr. Prevatt is working with VTCSecure, a US-based global company and other partners to introduce the Caribbean Video Assistance Service (CVAS). CVAS will provide a video relay service (VRS) for deaf, hard of hearing and speech impaired sign language users, and video assistance for the blind or the visually impaired. A pilot implementation project is carded for October 2017. A Chartered Accountant of England and Wales by profession, Mr. Prevatt also holds a B.Sc. (Econ.) from the University of the Hull in the United Kingdom and has had a varied professional career.

Mr. Richard Damoser

Richard brings 25+ years of IT industry experience. He joined VMware 19 years ago. Last 9 years, he worked in channel organization with cloud service providers. He held various positions like business development manager for strategic partners or building and leading a global team of cloud solution strategists and architects. Recently, he moved into global sales organization focusing on Sovereign Cloud where he is a respected thought leader.

Mr. David Cox

David Cox is a regulatory attorney with over 17 years experience in the telecoms industry. He is currently the Head of Regulatory &Government Affairs for Cable & Wireless, Caribbean, and is a former Chairman of CANTO.

Mr. Selby Wilson

Selby Wilson is a professional accountant having graduated in 1968. He became a fellow of the Association of Certified and Chartered Accountants in 1980. Mr. Wilson is also a Paul Harris Fellow and has a Masters in Telecommunications (Regulation and Policy) from the University of the West Indies.
He has had a distinguished career in both the private sector and the public sector. From 1972 to 1982, he served as the General Manager of the Trinidad and Tobago Telephone Company, now TSTT. From 1982 to 1986, he operated a private consultancy practice. He lectured at the tertiary level in Financial Management, Management Accounting and Activity Based Management and Costing from 1997-2004. In 1986, he was elected as a Member of Parliament in the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. From 1986 to 1988, he serviced as Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance and from 1989 to 1991 as Minister of Finance. He then joined the Caribbean Communication Network as Commercial Director, a position he held for two years before reverting to private practice. He served as Secretary General of the Caribbean Association of National Telecommunication Organisations (CANTO), for six years from 1997. He currently holds a consulting appointment as Telecom Strategist with the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU), a CARICOM Agency.

Mr. Julian Wilkins

Mr Luis Guillot

Mr. Giovanni King

Giovanni holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the Fonty’s University in the Netherlands and a Master’s degree in Telecommunications Regulation and Policy from the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago. Giovanni has over 22 years of experience in the telecommunications industry the majority of which as an executive with telecommunications regulatory authorities in the Dutch Caribbean. He is currently employed by Blue Nap Americas as Chief Executive Officer.

Mr. Rodney Murally

Rodney Murally
Territory Manager Fortinet Southern Caribbean
Rodney Murally has been in the ITC Industry for more than 30 years holding various strategic roles. He was instrumental in helping both the private sector and governments across the region develop a resilient ICT infrastructure. Over the last ten years he has been working with Fortinet, one of the leading Cybersecurity companies globally, to help protect the digital assets and infrastructure that drives the Digital Transformation initiatives regionally. He is the holder of an MBA and master’s degree in information technology

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