Director, Caribbean Affairs, American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)
Bevil Wooding is Director, Caribbean Affairs with the American Registry of Internet Numbers (ARIN). He is also one of the region’s leading voices promoting the use of information and communication technology (ICT) for development in the Caribbean. He is a virtual technology ambassador for the Caribbean, drawing international attention to the important issues surrounding the intersection of technology and development for the region.
He wears numerous hats, but all related to development of the regional digital economy and information society. He serves in an advisory capacity to several Caribbean governments and regional institutions, including the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) and Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on technology, education, cybersecurity and the digital economy.
Bevil is the executive chair of the Caribbean Network Operators Group (CaribNOG) and co-chair of the Caribbean Peering and Interconnection Forum (CarPIF), both volunteer communities dedicated to computer network security and management best practices. In 2010, Bevil was designated by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) as a Trusted Community Representative and designated as one of seven Recovery Key Share Holders. In 2013, LACNIC conferred him its 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his role in establishing Internet exchange points and for his contribution to education and capacity building in Internet adoption in Latin America and the Caribbean.
He received a Caribbean American Heritage Award from the Institute of Caribbean Studies un November 2017, celebrating his work as “a virtual technology ambassador, evangelist and pioneer,” and was one of several honorees at the 15th anniversary of the Caribbean Internet Governance Forum (CIGF) in May 2019, where he received a CIGF Excellence in Internet Governance Award for his contribution to regional technology education, youth outreach, Internet exchange points, and strategic initiatives.