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Honourable Fayval Williams, MP - Minister of Science, Energy and Technology

The Honourable Fayval Williams is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) by profession. She has an MBA with concentration in Finance from the Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania and a BA (cum laude) in Economics from Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Mrs. Williams was elected Member of Parliament for St. Andrew Eastern in the 2016 general elections and was the former Executive Director of Kingston Properties Limited. Prior to Kingston Properties, Mrs. Williams served as Chief Investment Officer of JMMB Limited from March, 2005 to September, 2007 with investment responsibilities spanning the trading department, investment research, and pensions. Also, during the period September 2002 to February 2004, Mrs. Williams consulted with JMMB in the areas of market risk management and investment research where she led that company’s efforts to develop investment research capabilities. Mrs. Williams also served as the Head of the Valuation and Pricing team for JMMB’s public offering.

In 2004, Mrs. Williams consulted with the Financial Services Commission (FSC) in the area of Research and Policy. Prior to returning to Jamaica, Mrs. Williams was Senior Vice President at Putnam Investments, in Boston, a top-10-global mutual fund manager. Her investment experience also includes approximately five years as Vice President at Wellington Management Company in Boston, Massachusetts. Prior to Wellington, she was a Fixed Income Analyst at Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, working as a member of the team that provided macro-economic and market input for both the strategic and tactical portfolio decisions.

Mrs. Williams also gained experience at the Equitable Real Estate Investment Management in Chicago, Illinois. While there, she performed valuation analysis on commercial real estate properties. She also worked as an Information Systems Analyst for Morgan Stanley an American multinational financial services corporation that provides securities products and services to customers, including corporations, governments, financial institutions, and individuals.

Mrs. Williams is passionate about science and technology and the exponential growth and national development that can be achieved when it forms part of the everyday ethos of a people. She is committed to igniting within Jamaicans a spirit of innovation and an excitement for science that becomes a fundamental element of the workforce.

The Minister also recognizes the incredible role of sustainable energy in fuelling the economy and lifeline of a nation. In so doing, Minister Williams engenders to create the policies, strategies, projects and programmes to realize this vision.

Her expansive experience in investments spans a broad cross-section of industries and will aid in inviting the right partnerships and strategic investments to see the growth of the nation’s science and technology sectors as well as create the path toward a modern, efficient, diversified and environmentally sustainable energy sector.

Edward Alexander, Executive Chairman, tTech Limited

Mr. Alexander is the founder and former Chief Executive Officer of tTech Limited, and Executive Chairman as of March 1, 2018.

After founding tTech in 2006, the company steadily developed under his leadership and in January 2016, tTech became the first Jamaican information technology company to be listed on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange.

His vision is to assist companies to improve the effectiveness of their investments in information technology by minimizing the cost of ownership of their infrastructure while maximizing the value from their business applications, ultimately leading to systems which contribute to increased competitiveness and profitability.

Mr. Alexander holds a Master of Science degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Windsor. In addition, he has completed professional courses at the Harvard Business School and the University of Florida. He serves on the boards of CAC 2000 Ltd and his alma mater, Jamaica College.

Mark Barnett, President, National Water Commission

Mr. Barnett is an accomplished Engineer of extensive experience, specializing in water and waste engineering. He has been an employee ofthe National Water Commission (NWC) for the past 23 years, managing both technical and commercial operations for water and waste water services.

During his sojourn in the NWC, Mr. Barnett worked in various capacities such as Wastewater Engineer, Area Manager, Vice President Technical Operations, covering all parishes.

He was appointed President of the NWC on August 1, 2015, having acted in that position from January 1, 2015 of the same year.

Mr. Barnett has general oversight of all aspects of the organization, including operations, finances and the NWC strategic direction. His specific responsibilities include:

  • Planning, directing and controlling the operations of the National Water Commission in accordance with agreed Government and Board of Commissioners’ policy directives.
  • Formulating and overseeing the implementation of the Commission’s long term strategic plans to ensure the Commission’s development.
  • Ensuring that the Regulatory and Statutory roles are undertaken in accordance with the regulatory guidelines and related Acts.

Among his educational qualifications are a Master of Science Degree in Water and Waste Engineering from Loughborough University in the UK, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical & Process Engineering from the University of the West Indiesand a Diploma in Chemical Technology from the College of Arts, Science and Technology (CAST).

Mr. Barnett is keenlyaware of the NWC’s critical role in national development and uses his wide experience and expertise to positively impact the various areas of the company’s operations.He is currently serving as the Chairman of the Cabinet appointed Enterprise Team in the pursuit of Public Private Partnership for water and sewage projects.

His professional memberships and affiliation are the Jamaica Institute of Engineers (JIE), Professional Engineering Registration Board, Water Supply & Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC), President of the Caribbean Water and Wastewater Association (CWWA) and President of Rotary Club of Downtown Kingston. .

Ian Bennett

Mr. Ian Bennett is a Mechanical Engineer with over twenty-six (26) years’ experience in the public water sector working with the National Water Commission (NWC). He has an MSc degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada and a BSc. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad. He specialises in water and sewerage engineering designs, focusing on system design and optimisation using hydraulic modelling to provide optimal potable water supply and sewage disposal services at the NWC. He has comprehensive knowledge in the use of the WaterGEMS, SewerGEMS, and ArcGIS software programmes. He has personally completed over 62 designs, successfully manages a portfolio of over 340 design projects along with rationalising and modernising the development process for the NWC as the Manager, Engineering Design.

Junior A. Bennett, P.E., M.Sc., CMfgE, CMfgT, B.Ed, MJIE, MSME

The journey from “market boy” to professional engineer, educator, consultant, and motivational speaker is the success story. The speaker hails from a quiet community in rural Manchester know as Hibernia. He is the 2003 Jamaica Technical High School Scholar and past Head Boy of the Holmwood Technical High School. He then went on to the University of Technology, Jamaica to pursue his passion which is teaching. He is now a lecturer and subject leader in the Industrial Engineering Course of study at the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech Ja). He is also the Work Experience Coordinator for the School of Engineering. He has been lecturing at UTech Ja for over twelve (12) years including 3 years part-time and have lectured undergraduate courses in mathematics, engineering physics and industrial engineering courses.

In Industrial Engineering, the courses he lectures has a special focus on productivity improvement methodologies, safety, technology management, operations research and engineering reliability. He currently leads a staff research team of three persons that is conducting research that focuses on the “Insights on Productivity in Jamaica” and the team has presented the results at two local conferences so far. He is the Facilitator of the Operations Research and Management Module in the Master of Engineering Course of Study and is an undergraduate research supervisor for industrial engineering major project.

The speaker has a Master of Science in Manufacturing Engineering Systems from the Western Illinois University (WIU) in the USA where he graduated with a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.90 on a 4.0 scale and was awarded the Most Outstanding Engineering Student by the university that year (2009). He also has a Bachelor of Education in Industrial Technology-Electrical from UTech Ja.

He is the First Jamaica to gain International Certifications both in Manufacturing Technology and Manufacturing Engineering from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) in the United States of America (USA). He is a Registered Industrial Engineer with the Professional Engineering Registration Board (PERB. He is a past Council Member of the Jamaica Institution of Engineers (JIE) and was awarded the most Outstanding Graduate Member of the Year 2016/2017 Council year.

Our speaker has a passion for serving his community and based on his work of love, he was awarded at the University of Technology, Jamaica earlier this year the President Award for Excellence in Community Service. The impact of his work has further led to the Award of Excellence for Outstanding Contribution in Community Service by the Department of Community Service and Development at UTech Ja. He is one of the church leaders and ordained Elder at the Sandy Park Seventh Day Adventist Church and coordinates the Jamaica National Children Home Outreach Programs since 2010. He has recently accepted invitation to serve as one of the Directors on the Board of Directors at the Jamaica Society for the Blind and he is looking forward to making his contributions while seeking to better understand this gifted and wonderful community of persons.

Our speaker has taken on writing as Guest Columnist in The Sunday Gleaner as a new interest since April 2019 and has published five (5) articles approximately one article per month. The links to his articles has been made available to members of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME). Through SME, approximately 17 countries including Jamaica, USA and Canada has direct access to his articles of which he has received positive feedbacks. The first article was published on April 28, 2019 entitled “Engineers' Angle | Increasing GDP by lifting productivity” most recent article was published by the Sunday Gleaner on August 18, 2019 entitled “Engineers' Angle | The journey from “market boy” to professional engineer”.

The impact of the speaker’s work continues to bear fruit, as such he was inducted as one of Jamaica’s Productivity Ambassadors by the Jamaica Productivity Centre (JPC) in the Ministry of Labour and Social Security on August 9, 2019.

His philosophy is that success (S) is a direct result of faith (F) in God plus commitment (C) plus effort (E1) plus effectiveness (E2).

Gordon Brown

Gordon Brown was born and raised in Jamaica. He holds a BSc in Civil Engineering from the UWI, St. Augustine Campus, and an MSc in Environmental Engineering from Imperial College London, the latter of which he attended as a 2016/2017 Commonwealth Scholar.

He is currently employed as a Senior Design Engineer at Fluid Systems Engineering Limited, where he has been employed for the last 6 years. His main projects to date have dealt with the rehabilitation and upgrade of wastewater treatment plants.

Raphael Garcia

Raphael has over 30 years of experience in mission critical applications protection with emphasis in AC Power and Thermal Management. Raphael started his career as a Power Design Engineer at Emerson before assuming positions as an AC Power International Marketing Manager, VP of Sales for Latin America and most recently as Advanced Drainage Systems Sales and Business Development Manager for Latin America and the Caribbean. Raphael works closely with the ADS design teams to ensure that the products released to the market answer the needs of today’s critical infrastructure applications.

Raphael is a frequent presenter at industry trade shows and conferences in Latin America. He served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Greater Columbus Sisters Cities International.

Raphael has an Electronics Engineering degree from Franklin University and a master’s in business administration from the University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio. Areas of expertise include:

  • International Sales Management
  • Channel Management
  • Industrial applications
  • Uninterruptible power supplies
  • Water Management Systems
  • Power distribution
  • Business development
  • Sales Force Training
  • Thermal Management trends and applications
  • Infrastructure management principles

Everton G. Hunter P.E., CD

Mr. Everton G. Hunter, widely known by his moniker EG, attended Dinthill Technical High School between 1965 and 1969 where he majored in the Sciences, and developed a budding interest in engineering.

Since graduating, EG has pursued a career in the field of Civil Engineering. He holds an MSc degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Michigan, as well as an MBA from the Monash University in Melbourne, Australia where he pursued studies on a Commonwealth Scholarship.

EG has had a distinguished career in public service and was employed to the National Water Commission (NWC) for 28 years, 11 of which he served at the Commission’s helm. As President, EG has worked to implement Government’s policy towards ensuring the delivery of clean, accessible and affordable potable water and sanitation services to all Jamaicans in a cost effective and efficient manner. He has led Government efforts to expand access to potable water to rural communities; expand the availability of water for irrigation; and improve water conservation.

For the last seven (7) years, EG has served with distinction as CEO of the National Works Agency, Jamaica’s primary road authority. During his tenure at the NWA, EG has presided over several massive infrastructural expansion projects, which has transformed the national landscape with lasting impacts in transportation, coastal defense, and intelligent traffic management for decades to come. EG is a Registered Professional Engineer.

Karl-Olaf Kaiser

Karl-Olaf Kaiser (Dipl.-Ing) works as a freelance fire protection consultant and advises clients on a wide range of technical aspects (approval and execution planning, construction supervision, detailed expert reports, etc.). He completed a degree in security engineering with a focus on fire and explosion protection. In 1999/2000 he worked with the Jamaica Fire Brigade and the Airports Authority of Jamaica to develop a comprehensive fire concept for the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston, Jamaica.

Since 2000, Mr. Kaiser has been the project manager for the planning and construction supervision of numerous major projects at the Fire Protection Planning Klingsch GmbH e.g. Berlin Castle -Humboldt Forum, Berlin. He was involved in the planning and supervision of several special buildings e.g. The MainTower in Frankfur, The Landesvertretung NRW in Berlin. As of 2010, he headed the office in Berlin as Branch Manager, where from 2013 to 2016, he also served as authorized signatory for BPK GmbH.

In addition to many years of extensive lectures at home and abroad (Switzerland, Russia, Jamaica, Austria) for numerous training organizations (eg VDI, Design Security Forum AG, Academy for Real Estate Competence, FeuerTRUTZ Network, Jamaica Fire Brigade in 02/2018, Caribbean School of Architecture in 02/2018 and 11/2018, BUILD EXPO Jamaica in 06/2018, UTech in 02/2019), he is a lecturer for the training of specialist planners and experts at EIPOS GmbH (Technical University Dresden). He performs fire safety in-house training, e.g. for construction companies, architecture and specialist planning offices.

The leading fire protection publishers – FeuerTRUTZ publishing house - have published his books on fire protection in building technology as well as the country dossiers "Fire Protection in Germany" and "Fire Protection in China". Mr. Kaiser has written numerous articles since 2008, e.g. about Fire prevention in Jamaica. He is co-author of the Fire Safety Atlas. For many years, Mr. Kaiser has been supporting manufacturers of fire protection products as well as contractors in the development of fire protection technical articles in the industry press, newsletters etc.

Mr. Kaiser is a board member of the German-Jamaican Society and visiting Jamaica since 1992.

Dr. Quamie Mortley

Dr. Quamie Mortley is an energy, chemical and process engineer.

Dr. Mortley received his BSc in Chemical Engineering from the University of the West Indies (UWI), St, Augustine in 1981 and a PhD in chemical engineering from UWI in 1989.

His major areas of expertise are chemical engineering, process engineering, chemical engineering design (equipment and process), energy engineering (process, power plants and CHP operation and optimization), water management (boiler, cooling, desalination, reverse osmosis, wastewater treatment), petroleum refining (refinery operations, blending, planning, economics and product distribution), petroleum fuels quality and end-use, process treatment using chemicals, bauxite and alumina processing.  Currently developing bio-diesel from used tyres.

He became energy consultant with Norsk Hydro ASA and United Company Rusal (UC Rusal), Jamaica in 2006, leading industrial energy management at Alumina Partners of Jamaica and Windalco alumina refineries.  He has 37 years of process engineering experience, including computer modelling, oil refining, ethanol production, bauxite/alumina refinery operations, sugar manufacture and the power industries.  He was previously refinery engineer and logistics, economics and planning engineer leading refinery scheduling and coordination and providing technical support to petroleum marketing companies and fuel end users at Petrojam Ltd. (Kingston, Jamaica). 

Dr. Mortley spent 8 years at BetzDearborn Inc. (Philadelphia, USA) a Division of Hercules Inc., a speciality chemical manufacturer and equipment supplier to the process and power industries.  During his career with Betz-Dearborn, Dr Mortley designed water treatment (cooling and boilers) and process treatment programs for alumina refineries, bauxite processor, petroleum refinery, food and beverage manufacturers and the power industries (steam, combustion engines, combustion turbines), as well as designing and implementing asset-care strategies to improve uptime and reduce operating costs.

Professor Gossett D. Oliver, OD, JP, BSc, MSc, PhD, CEng FWeldl, FCGLl

Professor Gossett Oliver is a past Vice President and a Fellow of the Jamaica Institution of Engineers (JIE). He is a Chartered Engineer (UK) and the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research at the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU), Jamaica. Prior to this appointment as the Dean he was the Vice President of the Graduate Studies and Research at the University of Technology Jamaica. He is also the Adjunct Director of the Institute of International Recognised Qualification (IIRQ). He was also appointed UNESCO/Utech Chair in Tribological Studies.

Professor Oliver’s membership includes: member of the Board of Directors of the Institute of the Caribbean Accreditation Council for Engineering and Technology, He is a fellow of the following professional bodies: The Welding Institute UK, City and Guilds of London, Jamaica Institute of Engineers, Jamaica Institute of Management and the Caribbean Academy of Sciences, Member of CARISCIENCE, and the Association of Commonwealth Universities Conference of Commonwealth. He also served as chairman of the National Apprenticeship Board, Jamaica. Other Board Membership includes Chairman of the Jamaica Institute of Management (JIM), School of Advancement & Management, the Caribbean Maritime Institute, Jamaica Tertiary Education Commission (J-Tec), Heart Trust/NTA, Institute of International Recognised Qualification, Chairman of the Editorial Committee of the Jamaica Institution of Engineers, Member of the National Council on Technical and Vocational Education and Training (NCTVET). He is also a member of LACCEI and was awarded LACCEI Academic Merit Medal Award 2019.

He holds a B.Sc. in Metallurgy and Materials from City London Polytechnic London, England, MSc in Metallurgy and Quality Control from Brunel University, London England .and a PhD in Metallurgical Engineering, Brunel University, London England. He also holds several City and Guilds of London Certificates in Engineering. He is a trained teacher, and holds a PLGE from the University of London, UK.

He has lectured at several Universities in five continents for over 41 years including Kilburn Polytechnic, London England, Ahmadu University, Zaria, Nigeria, Kaduna Polytechnic, Kaduna, Nigeria and the University of the West Indies; He later served as head of the Engineering department at the College of Art Science and Technology. He was Lecturer in Material Science at the University of Technology and was a visiting Professor at the Florida International University. He worked as the Dean, of the Faculty of Engineering & Computing at the University of Technology, Head of the Engineering Department CAST.

Among his vast experience as an educator, he has also published 24 Academic Professional Papers/Publications, 38 Conference Papers and 21 Reports, manuals and monographs. He has supervised candidates for Masters, and Doctoral degrees. He received the Jamaica National Award of Oder of Distinction 2012 and the Silver Musgrave Medal in 2009 from the Council of the Institute of Jamaica.

Alvaro Ramalho

Mr. Alvaro Ramalho made his first step into the engineering world by obtaining a Degree in Civil Engineering & Master Degree in planning, transports and Management, 1995 - 2000, in Instituto Superior Tecnico in Lisbon, Portugal.

He has worked in the Portuguese Water & Wastewater Utility (Aguas de Portugal) in Lisbon from 2002 - 2007.

Senior Member of the Portuguese Institute of Engineers (OE) since May 2004. Mr. Ramalho also has a considerable track record in Africa where he was based from 2007 – 2017 working in Angola, South Africa and Zambia, always associated with relevant Water Projects, in the role of Contract Manager he has negotiated the Contract of 47 M USD of OTV / Veolia with Sinohydro (China) for design, supply and install of water treatment equipment of 6m3/s in Luanda – Angola, he also participated in multiple construction & infrastructure projects while in Angola.

He also worked for the consortium Veolia / Kruger as Project Manager in a 106 M USD Water rehabilitation project (including 7 Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants, 19 Pumping and Booster Stations and 180 km’s of Networks) in Ndola, Copperbelt – Zambia.

Currently Mr. Ramalho is the Country Manager of Miya Water Jamaica Limited since September 2017 to date, based in Kingston, he is responsible for the Non-Revenue Water co-management program with National Water Commission recording a reduction of 60% losses to current 42% and is also responsible for the business development of the region developing more NRW projects in other Jamaican parishes and other Caribbean islands, such as Porto Rico.

Karen E. Schmahl, Ph.D., P.E.

Karen E. Schmahl, Ph.D., P.E. is currently a Professor of Practice in the Enterprise and Logistices Program at Florida International University and Vice president of Engineering of IFM LLC. She shares over 20 years of industry experience with her students. Her primary areas of interest are quality engineering/management and engineering economic analysis. Dr. Schmahl has received numerous awards including an ASEE Outstanding Teaching Award, an Ohio Society of Professional Engineers Achievement Award, and is a member of the National Academy of Inventors. She holds three patents and has numerous publications.

Yolanda Silvera

Dr. Yolanda Silvera has spent over twenty years working in the engineering industry in Jamaica. Her experience spans various industries such as bauxite, oil & gas, infrastructure development, food manufacturing and education.

She has spent the last two years managing infrastructure projects and other types of projects on behalf of government. She is a certified Professional Engineer (P.E), a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and is also Scrum Master Certified (SMC) in Agile Project Management. She is the holder of a PhD in Systems Engineering from Brunel University in London as well as a Master of Science Degree in Engineering Management from said university. She is also the holder of an MBA (specializing in Technology Management) and has a Post Graduate Diploma in Teaching at the Tertiary Level.

She has spent the last eight years as a consultant in the manufacturing sector in Jamaica, as well as a lecturer at The University of Technology, Jamaica, The Caribbean Maritime Institute and Mona School of Business and Management where she specializes in lecturing the areas of Manufacturing Systems, Manufacturing Processes, Materials Processes and Designs, Project Management, Supply Chain and Logistics, Supply Chain Simulation among others. Yolanda’s passion lies in the areas of efficiencies and optimization, she has conducted workshops with small businesses on behalf of the Jamaica Business Development Center focusing on these areas. She also provides training in Project Management, Reliability and Lean Manufacturing on behalf of various local companies.

She is a reviewer for a number of International journals to include Harvard Business Review, Supply Chain Management an International Journal, Journal of Supply Chain Management and Journal of Engineering Manufacture. She enjoys reading, volunteering with children or the elderly, watching movies and spending time with family whenever she is not busy working.

She has published papers both in a journal as well in Conference Proceedings. A few are named below:

Yolanda Silvera, Rebecca DeCoster (2012). Supply Chain Visibility and how this affects On Time Delivery - A Case Study of a UK SME Food Distributor. Journal of Arts, Science and Technology

Yolanda Silvera, Rebecca DeCoster (2012). The Impact of On Time Delivery on Supply Chain Management: Are third party logistics providers worth the investment? The Third Student Conference on Operational Research, 2012, Nottingham UK.

Yolanda Silvera, Rebecca DeCoster (2011). Performance Indicators within Food Supply Chains – Focusing on On Time Delivery – How Does this affect the Supplier Relationships? A research paper presented at Brunel University, School of Engineering and Design Research Conference (RESCON 11).

Yolanda Silvera, Rebecca DeCoster and Cynthia Onyefulu (2015). Supply Chain Visbility: Critical or not to the ON-Time Delivery Performance of SME Supply Chains. CAPE 2015.

Erica Simmons

Mrs. Erica Simmons - Executive Director, The Centre for Digital Innovation and Advanced Manufacturing, Caribbean Maritime University.

A patented inventor and innovator, Mrs. Erica Simmons is a frequent speaker on the 4th Industrial Revolution, Skills transformation and the opportunities for wealth creation in this next industrial age. Her experience was gained in a 25-year career in the software industry where she held global strategic roles across sales, marketing, product development and strategy at US Enterprise Software Company, Oracle Corporation and German Engineering Firm, Siemens AG.

In September of 2017, she joined the Caribbean Maritime University in Kingston, Jamaica as the Executive Director of the Centre for Digital Innovation & Advanced Manufacturing (CDIAM). This research facility is the Caribbean region’s foremost Centre of Excellence for Digital Transformation & Industry 4.0 technologies such as additive manufacturing, industrial internet of things, digital modeling and simulation, artificial intelligence, predictive analytics and virtual reality.

Noel A. Sinclair

Noel A. Sinclair, born in Kingston Jamaica is a graduate of the College of Art Science and Technology, Jamaica 1973, the University of the West Indies (St. Augustine, Trinidad), New York Institute of Technology, several professional courses.

He is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Technology, Certified Energy Manager (CEM), and member of IEEE, JIE, AEE and Lecturer / Researcher at the University of Technology Jamaica. He is currently working as consultant in the field of Energy Management with CARCEP – USAID.

He has presented and published technical papers in international and national conferences and one technical paper in international journal. Publications include “Using fuzzy logic to improve economic load dispatch”, JIE journal 2009”,"Investigating the relationship between light transmittance, dissipation factor (tan a) and transformer oil quality," SoutheastCon 2015,“An Independent Grid is a necessary condition for a Reliable, Economically Competitive supply of Electrical Energy” JIE 2017. Research involves developing optical systems to improve failure mode prediction in power systems.

Omar Sweeney


Christopher Udeagha

Mr. Christopher Udeagha is a Senior lecturer in School of Computing & Information Technology, Faculty of Engineering & Computing, and University of Technology, Jamaica. He is a holder of a Bachelors (B.Eng.) Degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering Technology, with Major in Electronic and Computer Engineering, from Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria, Master of Business Administration (MBA), from the same University (University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria), Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Education and Training from Vocational Training Development Institute (VTDI), Master of Science Degree (MSc) in Digital Technology, from University of West Indies. He is also PhD candidate in “Sensor Networks and It’s Societal Impacts, A case Study of Developing Country, Jamaica”.

Sasha-Gay Wright

Sasha-Gay Wright, 29, is from the parish of St. Mary. She received her BSc. in Biochemistry at the University of The West Indies. She then enrolled in the MPhil/PhD program focusing in Cancer research under the supervision of Prof. Helen Asemota and Dr. William Aiken.

Sasha-Gay phytochemically screened and assessed cytotoxity of the Jamaican Round leaf yellow yam in prostate cancer cells through a collaboration with Roosevelt University. She was then awarded a graduate fellowship to conduct mechanism studies at Southern University and State University of New York, Binghamton.

Sasha-Gay is currently appointed as Interim Head of Program for Biomedical Engineering in The Faculty of Engineering UWI, Mona.




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