Barbadian Rodney Taylor appointed CTU secretary-general

Barbadian Rodney Taylor appointed CTU secretary-general

Barbadian technology expert Rodney Taylor has been appointed Secretary-General of the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU). He is the first Barbadian national substantively appointed to head the CTU in its 32-year history.

He holds a Masters in Management and Information Systems from the University of Manchester, UK and a Post Graduate Diploma in Public Sector Management from The UWI.  

He was previously seconded to the CTU between June 2010 and August 2014 to work as its business development and operations manager, in a role that saw him working with regional governments in the development of policies to govern information and communications technology..

Taylor joins the CTU from Barbados’ Ministry of Innovation, Science and Smart Technology where he was its Chief Digital Technology Officer. In that position, he was the technical lead on Barbados’ digital transformation, improving public sector service delivery through the strategic use of innovation, science and SMART technology. He also has acted as the ministry’s permanent secretary and formerly managed the Information Systems Unit in Barbados’ Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade and its overseas missions. While working with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs he briefly headed the CARICOM and Caribbean Relations Desk, where he represented Barbados at regional policy meetings of CARICOM and the Association of Caribbean States (ACS).

Taylor is an advisor on internet governance and has published research on e-Commerce diffusion in small island developing states in the Journal of Information Systems for Developing Countries. He is a founding member and former chairman of the Barbados Chapter of the Internet Society.

Edited from Source: CMC

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