2019 Speakers

Charlot Salwai
Charlot Salwai is a ni-Vanuatu politician and former accountant. He is the Prime Minister of Vanuatu, having been elected on 11 February 2016 ...



Charlot Salwai, Prime Minister, Gov of Vanuatu

Gerard Metsan
Gerard Metsan is the Chief Information Officer at the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer, Prime Minister's Office ...



Gerard Metsan, Chief Information Officer, OGCIO

John Jack
John Jack is the Deputy Chief Information Officer in the Office of the Government CIO. In this capacity, Jack deals with the day to day ...




John Jack, Deputy CIO, Government of Vanuatu

John Obed Alilee
The Office of the TRBR is currently administered by Mr. John Obed Alilee, the Utilities Regulatory Authority (URA) Chief ...




John Obed Alilee, Regulator, TRBR

Allan Rairai
Allan Rarai has worked for Vanuatu Meteorology and Geo-Hazards Department for over 20 years. He is currently the Acting Manager...



Allan Rairai Acting Manager, Climate Division

Barlen Lutchmoodoo
Mr Barlen Lutchmoodoo is currently the Chief of Corporate & Business Markets. Mr Lutchmoodoo has been handling several managerial ...



Barlen Lutchmoodoo, Chief Executive Officer, TVL

Bruce Thomas
Bruce Thomas graduated with a Bachelor of Electrical and Electronics Engineering from University of Southern Queensland in Australia...



Bruce Thomas, Chief Technical Officer, TVL

Clinton Pobke
Clinton Pobke has been Programme Director of the Governance for Growth Programme since 2017. This role sees him working closely with the...



Clinton Pobke, Program Director, Governance for Growth Program

Davey Goode
Davey Goode is a technology evangelist with over 2 decades in the IT and telecommunications industries. Davey has started and exited from...



Davey Goode, Chief Innovation Officer, Divoli

Eimantas Kazlauskas
Eimantas has been working for multinational corporations in finance and compliance sectors for more than 5 years....



Eimantas Kazlauskas, Chief Operations Officer, Pacific Private Bank

Fred Samuel
Fred Samuel is a highly experienced and respected senior information & Communications technology Project management practitioner. Together...



Fred Samuel, Director, Pacific Group Limited

Jacqueline Deroin de Gaillande
Jacqueline De Gaillande holds a university degree in stock market and banking Business. Since 2003. She joined the Red Cross movement in...



Jacqueline Deroin de Gaillande, Secretary General, Vanuatu Red Cross Society

Jeff Natapei
Jeff Natapei is a Cyber Safety Pasifika Trainer and Crime Prevention and Community Safety Officer within the Vanuatu Police Force...



Jeff Natapei, Corporal, Vanuatu Police Force

Jeffery Garae
Dr. Jeffery Garae serves as the Cyber Security Technical Advisor for the Government of the Republic of Vanuatu, OGCIO. He has recently...



Jeffery Garae, Cyber Security Technical Advisor, OGCIO

Ruth Amos
As the CEO of the VBS, Ruth Amos has the main responsibility to manage and set up the fledgling Bureau while steering the organisation ...



Ruth Amos, CEO, Vanuatu Bureau of Standards

Michael Bennett
Michael is the Chief Technology Officer for Netcraft Australia. An acknowledged leader in the field of Cyber Security, Michael is ...



Michael Bennett, Chief Technology Officer, NetCraft

Roy Mickey Joy
Roy Mickey Joy is the Director General of the Ministry of Tourism, Trade, Industry and Ni-Vanuatu Business ...



Roy Mickey Joy, DG, Ministry of Tourism, Trade, Industry and Ni-Vanuatu Business

Roy Wittert
Roy Wittert has 30+ years’ experience in the IT and Communications industry including distribution, channel development and sales ...



Roy Wittert, Regional Sales Director – Aust, NZ and Pacific Islands, Cambium Networks

Rupert Benson
With over 30 years of experience in the Communications arena, Rupert has been a part of the phenomenal growth of Mobile from the ...



Rupert Benson, Head of Business Solutions, Digicel Vanuatu Limited

Mele Paea
Dr Mele Katea Paea is currently working as Innovation and Research Development Coordinator at the University of the South Pacific ...



Mele Paea, Innovation and Research Development Coordinator, USP

Save Vocea
Save Vocea is Regional Vice President for Stakeholder Engagement for the Oceania region in ICANN. In this capacity he engages with key stakeholders ...



Save Vocea, Regional Vice President for the Oceania region, ICANN

Simeon Malachi Athy
Governor Athy holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Papua New Guinea (1991) and a colorful central banking and ...



Simeon Malachi Athy, Governor, Reserve Bank of Vanuatu

Timothy Wellsmore
Tim's 23 years within the Australian government culminated in a senior leadership role responsible for leading the national effort on financially ...



Timothy Wellsmore, Director, APJ Government Security Programs

John Turnbull
John Turnbull leads SES Networks’ Australia, Papua New Guinea and Pacific sales efforts. Prior to joining SES Networks, John served as State Manager ...



John Turnbull, Sales Director, Fixed Data, AU, PNG and the Pacific, SES Networks

Matteo Catanuto
Matteo is a Senior telecommunications sales professional who has held high-level sales and business development roles working for TelstraClear ...



Matteo Catanuto, Senior telecommunications sales, Kacific Broadband Satellites

Marc Gerard
Marc deals with digital transformation: client centricity, omni channel strategy & operations, IT modernization, change management. He has experience...



Marc Gerard, Strategy & Organization Consultant, Pacific Digital Transformation

Evelyne Toa
Evelyne Toa is a seasoned ni-Vanuatu journalist who was in the past the President of the Media Association blong Vanuatu (MAV) and ...




Evelyne Toa, Broadcasting and Media Regulatory Officer, TRBR