Mr. Aldwyn Wayne, on the surface, is an extremely accomplished Technologist, With 12 plus years’ experience in the technology field. Currently Mr Wayne is at the forefront of the fastest moving technology industry trend; E-services. He has spent the past two years evangelizing a Caribbean wide shift to more accessible financial E- services through his founded company WiPay. Using the pervasiveness of the Smartphone and the accessibility of the internet WiPay have complied the KYC requirements, the merchant ID, the point of presence and end user device all in one simple application to create frictionless payments. You can make payments with credit, debit and most importantly cash anywhere in the Caribbean. Not forgetting Individual, peer to peer payments and regional transfers as well as interchange zero for merchants.
A calculated risk taker with deep tech industry knowledge, Mr Wayne has championed financial E-services throughout Trinidad and Tobago and has been rapidly integrating these services throughout the Caribbean. As the CEO of WiPay, Mr. Aldwyn Wayne is revolutionizing how online transactions are conducted in T&T and regionally. He has prompt us into the modern era of conducting business.
Ian M. S. Royer, PHF
Creative Director, Writer, Marketing & Advocate, Anansi Tales Marketing
Ian is a 34 year old marketing professional, writer, advocate and activist. His marketing career spans over 10 years, and he has worked with various brands in Trinidad and Tobago, including Fashion Week Trinidad and Tobago, Miss Trinidad and Tobago, Anya Ayoung Chee, Sasha Gates, The National Carnival Commission of Trinidad and Tobago and more. He also has had a 13 year run working with various civil society arms of the United Nations, specifically in the area of HIV/AIDS and LGBT advocacy and youth development. For more on Ian you can visit his website www.imsroyer.com.
Writer, Gender Activist
Attillah is a Trinidad born writer, DJ and flag woman. She has a longstanding interest in social justice movements and has organized and taken part in events around industrialisation versus sustainability in Trinidad, England, Iceland and India since 2005 using Carnival and other indigenous festival arts as forms of protest or awareness building.
She is also one of the conveners of Say Something a Trinidad based media advocacy and coalition group working on issues of gender based discrimination and violence in Trinidad and Tobago.
She writes on culture and memory and has presented papers and written commissioned work on traditional mas, resistance and African spirituality in England, Brazil, Nigeria and Haiti.
She is a Director of Idakeda Group, a collective of women in her family creating cultural interventions for social change especially among women and youth in Trinidad and Tobago.
Secretary General, CTO
A Nigerian citizen, Mr Taylor was most recently the Chief Executive Officer of Kemilinks International, a global ICT consultancy firm based in Lagos. A telecommunications engineer by training, he brings to the CTO over 35 years of global experience in ICTs with government and the private sector. Previous positions held include regional director for Africa at Inmarsat (1994 – 1999), space technology coordinator for developing countries at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU, 1993 – 1994) and project director, also at the ITU (1987 – 1993).
Twice elected as a member of the ITU’s Radio Regulations Board (vice-chair in 2004, and chair in 2005), Mr Taylor has a rich inside knowledge of international organisations. Early in his career, he worked in telecommunication engineering, including as senior engineer at Nigerian Telecommunications (1981 – 1985) and spectrum engineer at Intelsat (1985 – 1987).
Over the years, Mr Taylor has developed a strong interest in the use of ICTs in sustainable development and has supported many governments in their development agenda for ICTs.
Mr Taylor holds a BSc in electrical and electronic engineering from the University of East London (UK, 1979) and an MSc in telecommunication systems from the University of Essex (UK, 1981).
Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, JMMB Bank
Nigel is a Chartered Accountant who brings over thirty years (30 years) experience in accounting and banking across the globe. His career to date has included various senior positions at KPMG, Citibank, Ernst & Young, RBTT Financial Group and the ANSA McAL Group. Whilst some of these have been in Trinidad, Nigel gained global exposure with opportunities in Indonesia, Hong Kong, Singapore, and the Philippines. Nigel joined Caribbean Development Bank based in Barbados as Director, Finance and Corporate Planning.
His core belief is: be not afraid to reach for the sky. Life is about constant learning and growth.
Owner and Founder, Forward Multimedia
Zaf Rahaman is a premier web design company in Trinidad & Tobago, now in its 7th year. With a love for writing, his blog became a key driver of his website’s success, in all industry related topics: website design, SEO and online marketing. But he is best known for E-commerce, especially as it relates to the local environment, and these articles have become the principal source of information for anyone locally who wants to start an online store.
General Manager, InfoLink Services Limited
Glynis Alexander–Tam is the General Manager of InfoLink Services Limited, a position held for last ten years (InfoLink is the owner of the LINX brand of debit payment services and manages the electronic debit payment network in Trinidad and Tobago).
Prior to joining InfoLink, she worked within the ICT sector as Technical Director and Project manager for ICT projects both locally and regionally for several years.
Mrs. Alexander-Tam holds a Bachelor degree in Physics, Masters degree in Electronic and Instrumentation both from the UWI St. Augustine campus and an MBA in Marketing attained at the Arthur Lok Jack School of Business. A certified Project Manager, she currently sits on the board of the Project Management Institute (PMI) local chapter PMI Southern Caribbean Chapter. She is the current Chairperson of the eBusiness Round Table (a Public Private Partnership Advisory Committee to the government of Trinidad and Tobago).
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.
Sue Ann Barratt, PhD
Lecturer, Institute for Gender and Development Studies, UWI
Sue Ann is a Lecturer at the Institute for Gender and Development Studies, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus. She is a graduate of the University of the West Indies, holding a BA in Media and Communication Studies with Political Science, MA Communication Studies, and PhD Interdisciplinary Gender Studies. Her research areas are interpersonal interaction, human communication conflict, social media use and its implications, gender and ethnic identities, beauty and body image, and Carnival studies. She is dedicated to gender awareness and sensitivity training through face-to- face sessions and mass media outreach.