In 2020, while we, in Trinidad and Tobago, join the rest of the world in recognizing and celebrating some of Internet’s greatest achievements, we are also witnessing the Internet facing some of its greatest challenges.
Several experts have alerted us to the reality that the Internet as we know it today is being negatively impacted by global actors and rapidly being replaced by one that we will not be able to recognize if we do not take appropriate action NOW.
The very future of the Internet as we know it is at stake and the Trinidad and Tobago Multistakeholder Advisory Group (TTMAG) is inviting all stakeholders – especially those who will carry the torch going forward – to participate in our 2020 Trinidad & Tobago Internet Governance Forum (#TTIGF2020) on 31 January 2020 to engage and discuss these developments and to actively set a platform for action for 2020 and beyond.
The third annual Trinidad and Tobago Internet Governance Forum (TTIGF) took place on January 25th, 2019, from 9AM to 5 PM at the Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce, Westmoorings, Trinidad and Tobago. The theme of TTIGF2019 was “The Internet of Trust” in keeping with the International Internet Governance Forum 2018.
The TTIGF 2019 featured three panel sessions and an open forum.
Panel Session 1: Caribbean Data Protection Regulations (CDPR)
George Gobin, Director, TTMAG (Moderator)
Ms. Vashti Maharaj, Head, Legal Services – Ministry of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs
Mr. Darren Mohammed, Corporate Business Manager, Caribbean/Country Representative – Microsoft Trinidad & Tobago
Dr. Yufei Wu, Associate Professor and Coordinator – Caribbean Institute of Cybersecurity
Mr. Bartlett Morgan, Associate Attorney at Law – Lex Caribbean
Panel Session 2: Cultural Factors in the Caribbean Affecting Trust & Privacy for Digital Security
Jacqueline Morris, Director, TTMAG (Moderator)
Mr. Randall De Freitas – Manager, Technology Risk, Ernst & Young Services Limited
Mr. Anselm Charles – ICT Manager, Caribbean Community Implementation Agency for Crime and Security
Mr. Michael Walcott – Senior Manager, Operational Risk, Republic Bank Limited
Panel Session 3: Using Technology to Increase Trust in Public Institutions
Glenn McKnight, Secretariat, the North American Regional At-Large Organization (NARALO) (Moderator)
Charles Bobb-Semple – Deputy CEO, The National Information and Communication Technology Company Limited (iGovtt)
Master Christie-Anne Morris-Alleyne – Court Executive Administrator, the Judiciary of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
Rishi Maharaj – Executive Director, EquiGov Institute
Thanks to everyone who attended and participated in our Trinidad and Tobago Internet Governance Forum (TTIGF) 2017 held on January 26th, 2017 from 9AM to 1 PM at the Marriott Courtyard in Port of Spain.
Moderator: Mr. Mark Lyndersay – Writer and Photographer, Lyndersay Digital
Dr. Kim Mallalieu – Senior Lecturer, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of the West Indies (UWI)
Mr. Kurleigh Prescod – Chairman, Trinidad & Tobago Internet Exchange Co. Limited (TTIX)
Mr. Kirk Sookram – Executive Officer, Technical Services and Development, Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (TATT)
Professor Patrick Hosein – Director, Trinidad and Tobago Multistakeholder Advisory Group (TTMAG)
on the theme “The Role of the Internet and the Digital Economy in the Sustainable Development of Trinidad and Tobago” and an open forum where participants (in the room and remotely) discussed policy issues related to key elements of Internet governance issues, such as the Internet’s sustainability, robustness, security, stability, access and development.