February 22nd , 2017
Vol 6

CANTO Current Board of Directors
GT&T Elected to CANTO Board of Directors

Willemstad, January 31st 2017.  All good things must come to an end and CANTO's 33rd AGM is no exception. The last day of the event concluded with conference sessions and the statutory obligations in the form of AGM proceedings.
The Tuesday conference sessions were under the theme: 'Using Technologies and Data to Enrich our Lives' and was chaired by: Ghatim Kabbara of UTS. Several companies presented on the topic including Leon Williams, CEO of BTC; Giovanni King, Bureau Telecommunicatie en Post; Mike Antonius, Managing Director, Telesur & Frederick Morton, CEO/Founder of Tempo; Shernon Osepa, Manager Regional Affairs Latin America & the Caribbean, Internet Society; Anders Ljung, Business Manager, Hexatronic; and Neil Berriman, Director, Networld Consultants. The delegates were exposed to the endless possibilities of data in line with CANTO's theme of reimagining ICTS. Read More

Delreo Newman - GT&T
Meet the Newest CANTO Board Director

Delreo Newman representing  Guyana Telephone and Telegraph is the newest addition to the CANTO  Board of Directors.  Mr.  Newman was elected at the 33rd AGM held in Curacao in  January, 2017.  He is the Director International Regulatory & Government Affairs of ATNI

Director Newman shared some insight into his goals and objectives in regards to CANTO.
What  is your personal vision/goal  for CANTO?
I would like to see CANTO become as well known and accepted as UWI or CARICOM

What do you like about the CANTO organization?
I like the camaraderie that exists, but more importantly l like the natural network that exists (to play on words) between the operators in order to do my job better.

Why did you become involved in the organization on the board level ?
My organization is a relatively smaller organization as compared with the "big boys" i.e. Digicel and C&W/Flow/Liberty and I wanted therefore to bring some additional perspective to CANTO.

What would you tell a company/organization who is thinking of joining CANTO?
"Hurry-up" and so do, you will find it a rewarding experience.

Gervon Abraham- New Chair of CSR Committee
CANTO Appoints Chair to  Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Committee 
The Chairman of CANTO,  Julian Wilkins has stepped down as Chair of the CSR Committee.  He will continue to be a committee member working with the committee. We wish to thank him for the leadership of this dynamic committee from inception to this point.
He is being ably replaced by the Vice Chair, Gervon Abraham, Manager - Government Sales & Services   at  Telecommunications Services of Trinidad & Tobago Ltd.  
Gervon is no newcomer to CSR and CANTO and we look forward to him leading the committee to newer heights.
Gervon said that he is humbled by the appointment and look forward to doing work that drives CSR in CANTO throughout the region.

T. Wankin  (left) moderates panel at Capacity Caribbean
Secretary General Moderates Panel at Capacity Caribbean 

Teresa Wankin, Secretary General of CANTO  was a Moderator at the 11th Annual Capacity Caribbean in San Juan,  Puerto Rico.

Mrs. Wankin moderated  the panel on the data centers: The era of Smart data centers.looking at the role of data centers  in the Caribbean Region and the second panel focused on Net Neutrality: How ready is the Caribbean  to begin  the conversation and discuss next steps.  
The 11th annual Capacity Caribbean 2017 continues to be a wholesale telecoms event for senior executives active in the Caribbean market. The event took place from the 7th - 8th February, 2017 at the Intercontinental Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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Dr. S. Rocke of UWI presents to delegates.
CANTO Attends TATT's  Forum on White Space Devices
Secretary General Teresa Wankin and Finance & Administration Manager, Jimmy Rodrigues represented CANTO at the TATT hosted event which was held on the 16th of February in Barataria, Trinidad. The purpose of the event was to widen awareness and generate discussion on white space devices and their use in Trinidad & Tobago.