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Trinidad and Tobago Internet Governance Forum 2023

The 7th annual Trinidad and Tobago Internet Governance Forum (TTIGF) 2023 was held online on January 26 and January 27, 2023!

Theme:

Creating a Stronger, More Resilient Internet for Trinidad and Tobago’s Shared Sustainable Future

TTIGF 2023 was pleased to have the Honourable Minister of Education give the Opening Address

About the TTIGF 2023

TTIGF 2023 held over 2 days, Thursday 26th and Friday 27th January, 2023. The theme was selected to reflect the current climate in Trinidad and Tobago after being forced into a digital age. The discussions engaged experts from the different stakeholder groups. This collective brainstorm about Creating a Stronger, More Resilient Internet for Trinidad and Tobago’s Shared Sustainable Future benefited from contributions from all stakeholder groups:

  • Academic Community
  • Technical Community/ ICT Civil Society
  • Civil Society
  • Commercial / Business
  • Government

ALL INTERNET USERS … your participation and your voice were vital in this conversation.

Day 1: Panel Sessions

Topics:

1. Internet Resilience: Implications for Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean

2. Future-proofing ICT in Education

Day 2: Panel Sessions

Topics:

1. Digital Government / Society: Digital Acceptance, Transformation and Acceleration for T&T

2. The A.R.T of Cybersecurity: Attacks, Risks, and Threats

3. Open Forum

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Trinidad and Tobago Internet Governance Forum 2022

About the TTIGF

The Future of the Internet … WHAT’S NEXT?

Date: 27th & 28th January 2022.

TTIGF 2022 will be held over 2 days on Thursday 27th and Friday 28th January, 2022. The theme was selected to reflect the current climate in Trinidad and Tobago after being forced into a digital age. Adapting was necessary, but thriving is the goal. Join the discussions with experts from the different stakeholder groups. This collective brainstorm about the Future of the Internet in Trinidad & Tobago is more important than ever in our evolving society.

  • Academic Community
  • Technical Community/ ICT Civil Society
  • Civil Society
  • Commercial / Business
  • Government

ALL INTERNET USERS … your participation and your voice are vital in this conversation.

Register to join the discussion. We need to hear from YOU!

You only need to register once for access to all the days.

TTIGF 2022 Day 1:

Introductory Keynote Addresses
Vint Cerf, VP & Chief Internet Evangelist, Google Incorporate

Anriette Esterhuysen, Outgoing Chair, United Nations Internet Governance Forum Multistakeholder Advisory Group(UN-IGF MAG)

Senator the Honourable Hassel Bacchus, Minister of Digital Transformation, Ministry of Digital Transformation

Day 1 Panel Session 1: Building a Digitally Competent Society
Moderator:
Sanjay Bahadoorsingh, Director, TTMAG

Panelists: ​​
Pundit Shiva Maharaj, Director and Chief Operations Officer, I.C.T Expertz Ltd

Dr Roland Birbal, Assistant Professor, Centre for Education Programmes, UTT

Swasti Maharaj, Student, Lakshmi Girls Hindu College

Mr and Mrs Bhola, Internet User Parents

Darren Mohammed, Senior Solution Specialist Manager – Caribbean Region, Microsoft Country Representative, Microsoft Trinidad & Tobago

Day 1 Panel Session 2: Enhancing Internet Research, Data and Measurement for Development
Moderator:
Nigel Cassimire, Telecommunications Specialist, Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU)

Panelists: 
Patrick Hosein, Director, TTMAG

Niran Beharry, Chairperson, ISOC-TT

Kim Mallalieu, Senior Lecturer, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, UWI 

Annie Baldeo, Executive Officer – Policy, Planning and Economics, TATT

Day 2 Panel Session 1: The Internet and the Law 
Moderator:

Rabindra Danny Jaggernauth, Director, TTMAG

Panelists
Rishi Maharaj, Principal Consultant Privacy Advisory Services, EquiGov Institute

Grace Lindo, Attorney at Law and Partner, Carter Lindo Attorneys-at-Law

Tira Greene, Legal, Policy and Legislative Drafting Consultant, Tira Greene Consultancy

Mukta Balroop, In-house Legal Counsel, Financial Institution

Day 2 Panel Session 2: Trinidad and Tobago’s Digital Transformation Journey – What’s Next?
Moderator:
Ajmal Nazir, Director, TTMAG

Panelists: 
L. Anthony Watkins, CEO & Principal Consultant, ODYSSEY CONSULTinc Limited

Kandyss Trancoso, Founder, The FinRoute

Master Christie-Anne Morris-Alleyne, Court Executive Administrator, Judiciary of Trinidad and Tobago

Feature Address
Vint Cerf, VP & Chief Internet Evangelist, Google

Closing Address
Tracy Hackshaw, Vice-Chair, TTMAG

TTIGF 2022 Report

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Trinidad and Tobago Internet Governance Forum 2021

The fifth annual Trinidad and Tobago Internet Governance Forum (TTIGF) 2021 was held online on January 28 and January 29 2021. The theme of TTIGF 2021 was ” Digitalization: The ‘New Norm’.

TTIGF 2021 featured 4 online panel sessions, as well as an open forum over the two days.

Introductory Remarks

Introductory Video Messages

  • Markus Kummer, Chairman, Internet Governance Forum Support Association (IGFSA)
  • Anriette Esterhuysen, Chair, United Nations Internet Governance Forum’s Multistakeholder Advisory Group
  • Senator the Honourable Allyson West,
    Minister of Public Administration and Digital Transformation,
    Ministry of Public Administration and Digital Transformation

Panel Session: DIGITALIZATION – The Multistakeholder Approach

Panelists

  • Peter Davis, IT Governance, Compliance, Security & Audit Consultant, Peter Davis & Associates 
  • Maria Daniel CFA FCCA, Chair, Fintech Association of Trinidad & Tobago (FinTechTT)
  • Dr. Sean Rocke, Chairman, iGovTT

Moderator

  • Rabindra Jaggernauth, Director, TTMAG

Video


Panel Session : Cybersecurity in the New Norm

Panelists

  • Dr. Rajendra Singh, Systems Engineer – Network Security, UWI, St. Augustine 
  • Kerry-Ann Barrett, Cybersecurity Program Officer, Organization of American States
  • Anish Bachu, ICT Security Analyst, Trinidad & Tobago Cyber Security Incident Response Team
  • Nicolas Antoniello, Regional Technical Engagement Manager, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)

Moderator

George Gobin, Director, TTMAG

Video


Panel Session : Tech and Education – Revolutionising Education for a Digital World

Panelists

  • Jacqueline Morris, E-learning Manager, The Judiciary of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
  • Dev Gosine, Director, TTMAG
  • Pt. Shiva Maharaj, Educational Technologist, Founder, Director and Chief Operations Officer, I.C.T. Expertz Limited
  • Felipe M. Noguera, Telecommunications Consultant, Telecommunications Services of  Trinidad and Tobago (TSTT)

Moderator

Vejai Sammy, Director, TTMAG

Video


Panel Session : Digital Entrepreneurship

Panelists

  • Keron Rose, Mobile Expert, and Founder, Droid Island
  • Agyei Archer, Independent Design Director & Co-Founder/CEO, Unqueue (Agyei Archer Ltd.)
  • Camille Abrahams, Programme Coordinator for Animation Studies, University of Trinidad and Tobago.
  • Roxanne Colthrust, Serial Entrepreneur & Managing Director, Shop Caribe

Moderator

  • Tracy Hackshaw, Director, ICT & Digital Economy Strategist, TFH & Associates

Video


TTIGF 2021 Report

Watch the TTIGF 2021 Day 1 and TTIGF 2021 Day 2 in its entirety on YouTube and read the TTIGF 2021 report.

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Trinidad and Tobago Internet Governance Forum 2020

The fourth annual Trinidad and Tobago Internet Governance Forum (TTIGF) was on Friday January 31 2020 at the Naparima College Auditorium, San Fernando from 9am to 5pm. The theme of TTIGF2020 was “The Internet & YOU: Ensuring the Internet’s future”.

TTIGF 2020 featured two panel sessions, a youth-led Collaborative Exchange on “The Future of the Internet” and an Open Forum.

Introductory Remarks

  • Vint Cerf, Chief Internet Evangelist, Google
  • Anriette Esterhuysen, Chair, United Nations Internet Governance Forum’s Multistakeholder Advisory Group
  • Senator the Honourable Allyson West, Minister of Public Administration, Ministry of Public Administration

Panel Session : Fake News & its Impact on You

  • Shernon Osepa, Manager, Regional Affairs for Latin America & The Caribbean Bureau, Internet Society (ISOC)
  • Mark Lyndersay, Editor, TechNewsTT and Opinion Leader Columnist, Newsday
  • Daniel Hernandez, Head, Cyber & Social Media Unit, Trinidad and Tobago Police Service
  • Asha Javeed, Senior Multimedia Investigative Journalist, Caribbean Communications Network
  • Anita Sohan, Director, TTMAG (Moderator)

Youth-Led Collaborative Exchange Topics

  1. The GOOD, the BAD and the POTENTIAL of Online Communities
  2. Big Tech
  3. Internet Pollution
  4. Encrypting Data
  5. I.T for Clean Energy
  6. Social Media and You

Panel Session : Data Hosting: Locally or Internationally?

  • Ian C. Galt, General Manager – Enterprise Services, Telecommunications Services of Trinidad & Tobago Limited
  • Darren Mohammed, Corporate Business Manager for the Caribbean and Country Representative, Microsoft Trinidad
  • Keenan Singh, Chief Executive Officer, Air Link Networks
  • George Gobin, Director, TTMAG (moderator)

Watch the TTIGF 2020 event on YouTube and can read the
TTIGF 2020 report.

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TTIGF 2021: Partners

TTIGF 2021 is proud to partner with:

Trinidad and Tobago Network Information Centre (TTNIC)

TTNIC manages the .TT (Trinidad and Tobago) Country Code Top Level Domain

Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)

ICANN is a nonprofit organization responsible for coordinating the maintenance and procedures of several databases related to the namespaces and numerical spaces of the Internet, ensuring the network’s stable and secure operation.

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Trinidad and Tobago Internet Governance Forum 2019

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

You can watch the TTIGF 2019 event on YouTube and can read the TTIGF 2019 Meeting Report.

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Trinidad and Tobago Internet Governance Forum 2018

TTIGF 2018 was held on Friday 26th January, 2018 at the Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce, with online participation available for those unable to attend at the venue.

The TTIGF 2018 theme was “Shape Your Digital Future” in keeping with the International Internet Governance Forum 2017.

The TTIGF 2018 Agenda featured Mr. Shola Taylor, Secretary General, Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO) as a keynote speaker and and three panel sessions :

  • Digital Financial Services
  • Gender Activism Online
  • Blockchain

plus an open forum.

You can watch the TTIGF 2018 event on YouTube and look at the TTIGF 2018 photos. You can read the TTIGF 2018 Meeting Report.

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Trinidad and Tobago Internet Governance Forum 2017

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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.

The TTIGF 2017 Agenda featured a panel discussion with

  • 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.

You can watch the TTIGF 2017 event on YouTube , look at the TTIGF 2017 photos and read the TTIGF 2017 meeting summary report (PDF ; 300K).

The TTIGF 2017 was hosted by the Trinidad and Tobago Multistakeholder Advisory Group

in partnership with:


IEEE Trinidad and Tobago Section


Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)


Internet Governance Forum Support Association (IGFSA)


Internet Society Trinidad and Tobago Chapter (ISOC-TT)


Trinidad and Tobago Coalition of Services Industries (TTCSI)


Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society (TTCS)


Trinidad & Tobago Internet Exchange Limited (TTIX)


Trinidad and Tobago Network Information Centre (TTNIC)

If you have any questions or feedback about the TTIGF, please email [email protected]