INET Trinidad and Tobago 2014

On October 8-9, 2014, the Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad & Tobago (TATT), the local telecoms and broadcasting regulator, joined forces with the Internet Society to host INET Trinidad and Tobago.  The goal of this event was to get the local community acquainted with Internet challenges and how to be engaged with addressing these challenges.



8 October 2014


Activity Speaker
8.15-8.45 Registration
8.45-9.00 Welcome and Opening Remarks Mr. Chris Seecheran, TATT

Mr. Raul Echeberria, Internet Society

9.00-9.30 Keynote Address:

The Internet Enhancing Social and Economic Development

Hon. Minister Dr. Rupert Griffith, Minister of Science and Technology
9.30-10.00 The Internet Ecosystem Mr. Sebastian Bellagamba, Internet Society
10.00-10.30 Recent Global Internet Developments Mr. Raul Echeberria, Internet Society
10.30-11.00 Coffee Break Sponsored by TATT
11.00-11.30 IPv6 What Is It? Why Is It Needed? Mr. Christian O’Flaherty, Internet Society
11.30-12.00 IPv6 Deployment: Business Cases and Development Options (in the Caribbean) Mr. Brent McIntosh, LIME
12.00-12.45 Securing the DNS and Internet Routes Mr. Christian O’Flaherty, Internet Society
12.45-1.45 LUNCH Sponsored by TATT
1.45-2.30 Regional Organizations At Your Service CANTO, CTU, LACNIC
2.30-3.00 The Internet: Privacy and Identity Ms. Christine Runnegar, Internet Society
3.00-3.30 The Threat of the Theft of Passwords and Identities in Trinidad & Tobago Mr. Shiva Bissessar, Pinaka Technology Solutions
3.30-4.00 Cellular Technologies:

Enhancing Internet Development

Dr. Patrick Hosein, UWI
4.00-4.15 COFFEE BREAK Sponsored by TATT
4.15-5.00 Moderator: Mrs. Jane Coffin

Roundtable: The Future of the Internet: How Could Trinidad & Tobago Benefit?

All presenters
5.00-5.05 Closing Mr. Sebastian Bellagamba, Internet Society
5.05-7.00 Cocktail & Networking Sponsored by Internet Society
9 October 2014


Activity Speaker
8.30-9.00 The Telecoms and Internet Environment in Trinidad & Tobago TATT
9.00-9.45 IXPs Implementation Experiences and Challenges Globally and in LAC-region Ms. Jane Coffin, Internet Society

Mr. Christian O’Flaherty, Internet Society

Mr. Bevil Wooding, PCH

Mr. Kurleigh Prescod, Columbus Communications

9.45-10.15 How Does The Internet/Telecoms Contribute to Trinidad & Tobago’s Gas and Oil industry? Mr. Riard Mohammed, Honeywell International
10.15-10.45 Use of Internet/Telecoms in Trinidad and Tobago Maritime Surveillance Mr. Garth Lezama, Periweb
10.45-11.15 Coffee Break Sponsored by TATT
11.15-11.45 dotTT Domain Name Management: Challenges and Opportunities Dr. Patrick Hosein, TTNIC
11.45-12.15 How to be Engaged with the local ISOC-Chapter Mrs. Cintra Sooknanan
12.45-2.00 LUNCH Sponsored by TATT
2.00-2.30 Cybersecurity Ms. Christine Runnegar, Internet Society
2.30-3.00 Content Development Mr. Bevil Wooding, PCH
3.00-3.30 Net neutrality Ms. Jane Coffin/Sebastian Bellagamba, ISOC
3.30-3.45 Coffee Break Sponsored by TATT
3.45-4.45 Moderator: Jane Coffin, ISOC

Roundtable: Is the Internet disrupting traditional telecoms business? The case of OTT-providers.

TATT, ISPs, Internet Society, TTNIC, local telecoms operator, civil society
4.45-5.00 Closing TATT & Internet Society

Speakers and Panelists will include:

Agenda topics will include:

  • The Global Internet Landscape
  • The Future of the Internet
  • The Domain Name System
  • RPKI
  • IPv4 Depletion & IPv6 Transition
  • Cybersecurity
  • Identity and Privacy
  • ccTLD Management
  • OTT Challenges
  • IXPs
  • Internet content development
  • And much more…

Who should attend?

  • Government Policy Makers
  • Regulators
  • Internet Service Providers
  • Telecomms Operators
  • Academic Institutions
  • Civil Society
  • Internet Users
  • Businesses
  • Students
Date and Time

Wednesday 08 October 2014 –

Thursday 09 October 2014


Trinidad & Tobago