Bevil Wooding

Packet Clearing House

    Mr. Bevil Wooding is an Internet Strategist and the Caribbean Outreach Manager for Packet Clearing House. He regularly facilitates regional and international seminars, workshops on Information and Communications Technology (ICT), Innovation, Policy, and Internet Governance and Internet Exchange Point (IXP) Development. He also serves as an advisor to several Caribbean governments and regional institutions, including the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) and Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on technology, education, cybersecurity and the internet economy.

    He is one of the chief architects in the design and implementation of pioneering Caribbean ICT Roadshow, an initiative of the CTU started in 2009. Since then the Roadshow has impacted more than 15 Caribbean nations by educating policy makers, strengthening critical Internet infrastructure and increasing the level of public awareness of the role of ICTs in community empowerment and regional development.

    Mr. Wooding is a founding member of the Caribbean Network Operators Group, CaribNOG, a volunteer community of network operators and stakeholders sharing technical experiences, building technical capacity and advocating relevant technical models for the region.

    In 2010, Mr. Wooding was designated by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) as a Trusted Community Representative and entrusted, as one of seven Recovery Key Share Holders for the Domain Name Server Security Extensions (DNSSEC) protocol that protects domain names on the Internet.

    In 2011, the University of the West Indies (UWI) selected Mr. Wooding as one of 50 distinguished UWI Alumni of the St Augustine Campus for his leadership, advocacy efforts, and contributions in the field of education and technology.

    In 2013, LACNIC conferred him its 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his role in establishing Internet exchange Points in the Caribbean and for his contribution to the development of training programs and educational resources to strengthen adoption and use of the Internet.