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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

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TTIGF 2021: Agenda

TTIGF 2021: Day 1
9:00 – 9:05
National Anthem
9:05 – 9:10
Opening Remarks: 
Ajmal Nazir, Chair, Trinidad and Tobago Multistakeholder Advisory Group (TTMAG)
9:10 – 9:30
Introductory Video Messages:
– Marcus 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
9.30 – 11:00
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:
Moderator: Rabindra Jaggernauth, Director, TTMAG
11:00 – 11:15
Partner Showcase – Microsoft Caribbean
11:15 – 12:45
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:
Moderator: George Gobin, Director, TTMAG
TTIGF 2021: Day 2
9:00 – 9:10
Opening Remarks:
Ajmal Nazir, Chair, Trinidad and Tobago Multistakeholder Advisory Group (TTMAG)
9.10 – 10:50
Panel Session: TECH & 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, Director and Chief Operations Officer, I.C.T Expertz Ltd

– Felipe M. Noguera, Telecommunications Consultant, Telecommunications Services of 
Trinidad and Tobago (TSTT)

Moderator:
Moderator: Vejai Sammy, Director, TTMAG
10:50 – 11:00
Break
11:00 – 12:40
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:
Moderator: Tracy Hackshaw, Director, TTMAG
12:40 – 1:30
Open Forum