Internet Society Trinidad & Tobago Chapter
2012 – The Year of the Internet in Trinidad and Tobago
The Internet Society Trinidad & Tobago Chapter (ISOCTT) has labelled 2012 “The Year of the Internet in Trinidad and Tobago”. The Society is commencing its activities by holding a series of seminars featuring Mr.Sébastien Bachollet from 9 to 13 January 2012.
About Mr. Sébastien Bachollet.
Mr. Sébastien Bachollet is a member of Board of Directors of ICANN (At-large Seat) and IFFOR (Vice-Chair). He is heavily engaged in Internet issues in particular, with the ICANN New TLDs Evaluation, Freedom of Expression, Privacy and Child Protection.
Sébastien began his career in 1985 with Air Inter (the French domestic airline), then moved to SNCF (French National Railways) where he led innovative technological and organizational projects focused on information systems. With this experience, in the early 2000s he re-launched and promoted the development of CIO (Chief Information Officer) networks at the national level within CIGREF (Club Informatique des Grandes Entreprises Françaises) and at the European level with the creation of EuroCio. Within this framework, he was responsible for strategic development and networking. As deputy general manager of CIGREF, he represented CIGREF and business users in Internet governance at all levels not only in France and Europe but throughout the world . CIGREF has been a member of ICANN’s GNSO Business Constituency since its inception.
Since his work with SNCF, Sébastien has been deeply involved in the Internet world. He launched the www.sncf.fr web site, the largest e-business web site in France today. Sébastien also worked actively to set up and hold the European Global Event on Domain Names and Address Systems, now known as EGENI Europe. This event is held in Paris annually and includes more than 250 participants each year. He went further to launch EGENI Africa in 2006 with ISOC Morocco.
Sébastien has been a member of the Internet Society French Chapter (www.isoc.fr) since 2001, served on its board since 2003 and was declared the Honorary President in 2009. He was elected European Internet users representative in May 2007 and has been the ALAC (At-Large Advisory Committee) vice-chair since 2008. Sébastien was selected by the At-Large to serve on the ICANN Board from December 2010 to June 2014.
ISOCTT wishes to express its deepest gratitude to Sébastien for taking the time to share his experience. We invite you to join with us and be part of our Activities in making “2012 – the Year of the Internet”.