Over 20 years senior management and leadership experience in the planning and direction of enterprise-level Information Technology in organizations. Strong practitioner orientation and emphasis on the integration of extensive industry experience with focused academic research to make a significant contribution to the development of new knowledge and thinking about the strategic use of ICTs as an enabler of business innovation in the enterprise, both small and large, as well as a growth-enabler for developing economies.
Ph.D. Georgia State University, Robinson College of Business, Atlanta, Georgia
Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration, August 2005
Department of Managerial Sciences (Decision Sciences)
M.Sc. Philips International Institute, Eindhoven, Holland
Master Of Science Degree in Electronic Engineering, May 1985
B.Sc. University Of The West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad
Batchelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering, June 1981
Research Areas: Emerging Open ICT’s including open source software, open data, mobile and cloud computing; Organizational strategy in the Digital economy and the strategic use of ICT as an enabler of business innovation in the enterprise and a driver of national development;
Teaching Areas: Strategic Use of ICT; IT Governance & Policy; Business Analytics – Modeling & Decision Support Systems; Software Engineering and Software Economics;
Dissertation Topic & Summary: Deregulation, Uncertainty, and Information Technology In the Electric Utility Industry: A Transaction Cost Interpretation of the Drivers and Consequences of Vertical Disintegration
This study examines the incidence and drivers of vertical disintegration arising from the recent restructuring of the US electric utility industry. An integrated theoretical framework drawn from the Transaction Cost Economics, Information Processing, Coordination and Capabilities literatures is synthesized. This is used to interpret vertical disintegration in an empirical domain that manifests institutional heterogeneity, high levels of uncertainty, intense coordination requirements, and a variety of competing market and organizational institutions in transition. Multi-level modeling techniques using SAS Proc Mixed are employed to account for firm heterogeneity and time-variant institutional parameters in longitudinal panel data, thus allowing for a richer analysis of institutional effects.
CONTRIBUTIONS TO UWI SERVICE
UWI representative on the National ICT Advisory Council
Chair of FSS IT Governance Committee and Member of Campus ICT Steering Committee
Active mentor in the annual UWI Venture competition coordinated by MSBM;
Member of the UWI Energy Think Tank and contributed to several articles and commentaries on the state of the Electricity sector in Jamaica
Board member of NewsTalk 93FM
Professional Qualification Highlights
Strategic Information Systems Planning and experience in the co-ordination and direction of an integrated portfolio of Information Systems projects including all related activities from capital budgeting, justification and approval, business process re-engineering, requirements definition, package selection & consulting engagements, through project management and implementation.
Formal & Practiced Project Management skills through the training and adoption of formal project management methodologies and the direction of several large-scale IT systems implementation
Entrepreneurial experience and involvement in the assessment of a range of Internet start-up ventures and business plan evaluation for prospective venture capitalists
Strong technical foundation in communications engineering, networking and Internet technologies, computer systems and management information systems
Professional experience in the design, development, implementation and support of Corporate Voice and Data Networks
Director-Centre of Excellence for IT-enabled Innovation, Dec 2008 - Present, Mona School of Business & Management. Development of an Application-oriented Research Agenda around the use of ICTs to enable Business Innovation in the Small Medium Enterprise sector in Jamaica and the Caribbean. Executive responsibility for Information Technology strategic planning, deployment and use within the Business School.
Chief Technology Officer, Feb 2007 – Dec 2008, Paymaster Jamaica Ltd. Executive responsibility for Technology & Business Development. Oversee the strategic planning, deployment and use of Information Technology to enable Paymaster's dynamic business model, sustain its competitive advantage and enhance the efficiency & effectiveness of all aspects of the company's operations. Also responsible for strategic business development, geared at the creation, growth and development of existing and new lines of business for Paymaster.
Chief Information Officer, 1993-Nov 2006, Jamaica Public Service Co. Overall Responsibility for the Management of the Information Systems & Telecommunications Division and provide strategic leadership and vision to the Information Systems Process in JPSCo, the national electric utility company.
Head Of Marketing Department, 1991-1993, Telecommunications Of Jamaica. Overall responsibility for the full spectrum of Marketing activities for all domestic products and services offered by TOJ, including voice, data communications and networking support for corporate information systems
Alcan Jamaica Co., 1987-1991. Last position: Senior Engineer, Information Services. Responsible for managing Technical Support and Communications functions for all corporate computing platforms including an IBM 4381 mainframe, an AS400 B45 and a VAX 6400 as well as Office Systems
Jamaica Telephone Co., 1981-1986. Last position: Executive Transmission Engineer. Responsible for co-ordinating the implementation of an extensive digital microwave system in western Jamaica linking six exchange locations. Involved in the planning process for the introduction of packet switching technology to Jamaica.
Professional Affiliation / National Service
Member of Economic Growth Council Diaspora Task Force 2016-2017
Member of Board of Commissioners – Overseas Examination Commission, 2015-2017
UWI representative on the National ICT Advisory Council – 2013 –
Member of GOJ Tablets in Schools Steering Committee, 2013 - 2014
Board of Directors of HEART College of Innovation & Technology, 2014 -
Chairman of Private Sector Organization of Jamaica (PSOJ) ICT Committee, 2004 - 2005
Member of Board of Directors, Postal Corporation of Jamaica 1999 – 2002
Co-Founder and Director of Jamaica Online, an Internet Services Provider, established in 1996, developed into a significant niche player in the evolving Jamaican telecommunications space; sold in 2001 with significant returns on investment to the principal shareholders.