Trinidad and Tobago born Bevil Wooding, is a leading advocate for the adoption of information and communication technologies as a tool for economic and social transformation. He serves as Global Director and Chief Knowledge Officer of Congress WBN, a Caribbean-birthed, faith-based non-profit organization that operates in over 110 countries and advocates for values-based leadership and human development.
Mr. Wooding's work touches many fields from technology and telecommunications to education and youth development. His programs with Bright Path Foundation and the Caribbean ICT Roadshow have exposed over 2,500 Caribbean youth and small businesses to opportunities in the digital economy.
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. More recently, Mr. Wooding was appointed Caribbean Outreach Liaison for the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN), a US-based non-profit agency responsible for administration Internet number resources in the Caribbean. He also serves as Internet Strategist and the Caribbean Outreach Manager for the US-based non-profit research firm Packet Clearing House (PCH), and has been recognized internationally for his instrumental role in transforming Internet traffic exchange in the Caribbean which has now established over 10 Internet Exchange Points in just the last five years.
He has brought innovations to regional governments and institutions including the Caribbean Telecommunications Union, the Caribbean Examination Council, the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States. In 2016, his work with the Caribbean Court of Justice led to the creation of APEX, the region's first agency focused on technology solutions to strengthen the administration of justice in the Caribbean.
He has been recognized internationally for his role in improving Internet traffic exchange, supporting cybersecurity and strengthening Internet governance in the region.