Commonwealth Data Forum Europe 2018

Alain Kapper, Senior Policy Officer (International), Information Commissioner’s Office, United Kingdom

Alain joined the ICO in 2014 as a Civil Enforcement Case Officer before moving to the International Team where he primarily deals with cross-border enforcement cooperation, capacity building and relations with overseas authorities and international organisations.
He is particularly interested in the engagement with civil society organisations. Alain is also responsible for any questions touching on international Information Rights issues (including the ICIC)

Prior to joining the ICO in 2014, Alain worked at the UK consumer protection and competition enforcement authority (Office of Fair Trading) where he specialised in electronic commerce and internet investigations.
He has an extensive experience in cross-border enforcement.


Alberto Di Felice, Senior Policy Manager for Infrastructure, Privacy and Security, DIGITALEUROPE

Alberto Di Felice leads the Infrastructure, Privacy and Security teams at DIGITALEUROPE, the trade association representing the digital technology industry in Europe. As such, he is responsible for data protection and security as well as telecoms regulation.

Alberto joined DIGITALEUROPE in February 2018, having previously spent seven years at Qualcomm, a world leader in mobile technologies. His work there cut across EU technology policy areas such as privacy, telecoms regulation and the impact of digital on innovation and business models, including verticals such as connected cars and mobile health.

Alberto is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/E).


Alee Fa’amoe, Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director ICT, Cayman Islands Utility Regulation and Competition Office, Cayman Islands

With over three decades of experience in information & communications technology (ICT), Mr. Fa’amoe has worked in the telecommunications industry, financial services industry, the software and cloud services space, and now in the public sector.
The Cayman Islands utilities regulator OfReg has regulatory responsibilities for telecommunications, water, electricity, and fuels. As Deputy CEO and Executive Director of ICT, Alee’s duties include licensing, enforcement, regulations, complaints and disputes relating to ICT; regulation and management of the .ky internet domain, radio spectrum and telecommunications licensing, national cybersecurity, along with functional responsibilities for human resources, operations, administration, and finance functions of the Office.


Bradley Tosso, Head of Information Rights Division, Gibraltar Regulatory Authority

Bradley Tosso is the Head of Information Rights at the Gibraltar Regulatory Authority (“GRA”).
Mr Tosso’s background is in gambling regulation and compliance with previous positions held in the Gambling Commissioner’s office and a private operator.With his specialist professional experience and qualifications in BSC Computing and Management, LLM European Union Law and later an LLM Information Rights Law, Mr Tosso advanced as the Head of Information Rights in 2015. Since his appointment Mr Tosso has been responsible for the general supervision and enforcement of the relevant Act and Regulations under the remit of Gibraltar’s Data Protection Commissioner, Mr Paul Canessa.


Cristina Bueti, Counsellor in charge of the ITU-T Study Group 20 (IoT, Smart Cities and Communities), International Telecommunication Union

Cristina Bueti is the Counsellor of ITU-T Study Group 5 “Environment, climate change and circular economy” and Study Group 20 “IoT and smart cities and communities (SC&C)” at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). She is responsible for ITU-T’s activities on IoT and smart sustainable cities. She is the ITU focal point for environment and climate change. She also serves as TSB focal point for Latin America.
Cristina Bueti graduated from the Faculty of Political Science, Law and International Cooperation and Development of the University of Florence, where she completed postgraduate studies in International Cooperation and Telecommunications Law in Europe. She also holds a specialization in Environmental Law with a special focus on Telecommunications.
She has authored over 40 reports on telecommunication issues. A native Italian speaker, Cristina is also fluent in English, French and Spanish.


Danny Hook, Managing Director, Rockolo, Gibraltar

Danny Hook is Managing Director of Rockolo, part of the Gibtelecom group. Danny has 25 years experience within the IT sector. Starting off as an engineer, he has subsequently held several team lead and management roles throughout the years including Network Operations, Internet Services and Service management. Danny headed the team who designed and built Gibtelecom’s first Data Centre suite way back in 2007, developing the business until it was eventually split from the parent to form Rockolo early in 2017.


Gail Kent, Leader on Security, Global Public Policy Development, Facebook

Gail Kent leads on global surveillance, law enforcement and cybersecurity policy development for Facebook. She has had a diverse career, looking at cybercrime, surveillance and international co-operation from a variety of angles, including 17 years as a law enforcement professional working for the UK’s National Crime Agency and extensively with Europol, Interpol, and other international partners, including the Commonwealth Cybercrime Initiative. She was awarded a Fulbright Police Research Scholarship in 2013, taking up a visiting position at the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School, where she is still a non-resident fellow. She is an affiliate of the Oxford Martin School Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre.


Giovanni Buttarelli, Supervisor, European Data Protection Supervisor, European Union

Mr. Giovanni Buttarelli (1957) has been appointment European Data Protection Supervisor since 4 December 2014 by a joint decision of the European Parliament and the Council for a term of five years.

Before joining the EDPS, he worked as Secretary General to the Italian Data Protection Authority, a position he occupied between 1997 and 2009. A member of the Italian judiciary with the rank of Cassation judge, he has attended to many initiatives and committees on data protection and related issues at international level.

The experience on data protection includes the participation in many bodies at European Union level (including Art. 31 Committee of Directive n. 95/46/EC and Taiex programs), and at the Council of Europe (in particular, also as a consultant, T‐PD; CJ‐PD, DH‐S‐Ac, Venice Commission), as well as the contribution to many hearings, meetings and workshops held also by Parliaments and to specialized book journals and papers.
He currently teaches on privacy at the Luiss University, Rome.


The Honourable Sir Joseph Bossano, Minister for Economic Development, Telecommunications and the GSB, HM Government of Gibraltar

Political career: 1964 started NGO to study options for decolonization following un committee of 24 consideration of Gibraltar; 1972: elected to house of assembly; 1976 founded socialist party and was party leader until 2011; re-elected to house of assembly/parliament in 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2003, 2007 and 2011. Leader of the opposition 1976-1977; chief minister of Gibraltar 1988-1992 and 1992-1996; leader of opposition 1976-1977, 1996-2000, 2000-2003, 2003-2007, 2007-2011. Minister for enterprise, training and employment 2011-2015. Economic development, telecommunications and Gibraltar savings bank 2015 – to date.
Trade union: active in seaman’s union in 1960s and transport and general workers union from 1972 to date; full time union official TGWU 1973-1988.


Honourable Vaden Williams

Honourable Vaden Delroy Williams is the elected representative for the tenth (10) Electoral District having been returned to the House of Assembly in the December 15, 2016 General Elections. He is also a member of the Cabinet with Ministerial responsibility for the Ministry of Home Affairs, Transportation & Communication.
His political career began in April 2003 when he was first elected to the Turks & Caicos Legislative Council as the candidate for the People’s Democratic Movement in the eleventh (11th) Electoral District of Blue Hills, Providenciales. He was subsequently named Minister of Home Affairs, Local Government, Social Services and National Insurance; thus becoming the youngest member serving in the Legislative Council at the time. While serving as Minister of Home Affairs, Honourable Williams represented his Ministry at the Caribbean Postal Union Conference and was instrumental in bringing about significant improvements to the country’s postal services.
However, as a result of a successful petition by the Opposition Progressive National Party based on irregularities in two constituencies, a re-election was held in August 2003, which resulted in him vacating his position as a minister in the newly elected government.


Iain McDonald, Information Commissioner, Office of the Information Commissioner, Isle of Man

Iain McDonald has been the Isle of Man’s Information Commissioner since September 2015 having been Data Protection Supervisor since January 2003. He is the supervisory authority in the Isle of Man for the Data Protection Act 2002, the Unsolicited Communications Regulations 2002, the Freedom of Information Act 2015 and is currently involved in the introduction of new data protection legislation to give effect to the GDPR in the Isle of Man. Iain was a co-proposer of the “Madrid Resolution” on International Standards on the Protection of Personal Data and Privacy which was a catalyst for the GDPR.


Ian Evans, Managing Director, OneTrust LLC, United Kingdom

Managing Director OneTrust EMEA
Ian Evans serves as Managing Director for EMEA at OneTrust, a global leader in privacy management software which helps organizations operationalize data privacy compliance and Privacy by Design. Evans is a diversified senior executive with deep experience in data privacy and CRM technology applications and services. He brings over 20 years of software industry experience to OneTrust as well as 10 years in direct and channel sales. In his role, Evans supports thousands of global brands across the European, Middle Eastern, and African regions, leading the delivery of technology solutions to secure and privatize customer and employee personal information ahead of impending privacy regulations. Prior to OneTrust, Evans served as Vice President and Managing Director for EMEA at AirWatch (acq. by VMware in 2014 for $1.54B). AirWatch now serves more than 20,000 global customers and is recognized as the undisputed market leader in enterprise mobility management.


Jon Santos, Jon Santos, Managing Director of Human Analytics and Africa for RemitRadar, University of Gibraltar PhD student

Jon Santos has two decades of experience in the remittance industry. As Regional Director, Africa for MoneyGram (1996-2001) he was a part of the original two teams (Western Union and MoneyGram) that took rapid person to person money transfer out of the Americas. Responsible for a number of innovations in remittance including the first rapid person to person transaction out of Africa in Uganda 1997 and the development of intra Africa traffic between Uganda and Tanzania in the same year. His industry and the networks he created were a catalyst in modern migration and contributed to major economic changes in the developing world. Was recognised with two standing ovations by assembled world bankers for vital contributions to the development of the remittance industry..


Josephine Amuwa, Director, Policy Competition and Economic Analysis Department, Nigerian Communications Commission

Josephine Amuwa is the Director, Policy, Competition & Economic Analysis Department of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC). A barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, she holds a Second Class (Upper Division) in Law from University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) and also holds an LLM degree from the University of Lagos.
Ms Amuwa has over thirty years experience as a lawyer and has worked in the telecommunications industry for over 17 years. She has expertise in telecommunications law. Prior to joining the NCC in 2001, Josephine Amuwa served as the Company Secretary/Legal Adviser of a commercial bank in Nigeria for more than ten years.
Ms. Amuwa has acted as an international resource person at various forums within and outside Nigeria and has represented Nigeria at various conferences and seminars. These include the Nigerian Bar Association, the International Telecommunications Union, the Institute for Advanced Legal Studies and the West Africa Telecommunications Regulators Assembly (WATRA). She has expertise in the telecommunications industry and has delivered presentations on Telecommunications Policy and Regulations, Cybercrime, Broadband and Corporate Financing, Mobile Number Portability, to mention but a few.


Kenva Williams, Director of Technology, Turks and Caicos Islands Telecommunications Commission

Mr. Kenva Williams joined Turks and Caicos Islands Telecommunications Commission team in 2006 as the Spectrum Engineer and in 2009; he was appointed as the Director of Technology. His responsibilities includes managing the regulatory processes related to issuance of licenses, conduct analysis and advise the appointed Telecommunications board on telecommunications network, spectrum fees, equipment standards, numbering plans, spectrum management, compliance monitoring, ICT’s policy formulation and other responsibilities as assigned.

Prior to joining the Telecommunications Commission, Mr. Williams worked for the Turks & Caicos Islands Civil Aviation / Airport Authority as the Radio Engineer.

Mr. Williams holds a Bachelor of Science degree (Hons) in Electronic Engineering and Technology from ITT Technical Institute in Fort Lauderdale Florida.

Mr. Williams has also received many certificates in courses relating to Managements, ICT’s and Regulatory matters.


Lianne Azzopardi, Marketing and Business Development, Gibtelecom, Gibraltar

Lianne Azzopardi is a Senior Marketing and Business Development Executive for Gibtelecom, the leading telecommunications provider in Gibraltar. She is focused on product development and marketing of an expanding portfolio of telecommunications services to the local residential and small business market. Lianne has been with Gibtelecom for over a decade, with roles in the Corporate Affairs and Regulatory Team and Network Operations Centre in the past. She has a degree in Business Studies and Economics and a Masters in Enterprise Management.


Mahmood Ahmed, Joint Administrator, Universal Service Obligation Fund, Department of Telecommunications, Ministry of Communication, India

Mr. Mahmood Ahmed belongs to the 1993 batch of Indian P&TAF Service. He was selected through the Indian Civil Services Examination of 1992 after completing his Masters from Hindu College, Delhi University. He has assumed the charge of Joint Administrator(F), USOF from April, 2015 onwards.

Prior to the present assignment, he served as Director in the Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India from 2010 to 2015. He also had a stint in the Department of Steel and Mines, Government of Odisha from 2005 to 2010. In a career spanning over two decades, he has rich and varied field experience in various capacities in the Department of Telecom and elsewhere.


Malcolm Johnson, Deputy Secretary-General, International Telecommunication Union

Malcolm Johnson was elected Deputy Secretary-General of the ITU on 24 October 2014 and started his mandate on 1 January 2015.

From 2007 to 2014 he served as Director of ITU’s Telecommunication Standardization Bureau where he spearheaded activities in cybersecurity, climate change and accessibility, considerably increasing the involvement of developing countries and academia in ITU’s standards activities.

Between 2003 and 2006, Mr Johnson was International Coordinator at the United Kingdom’s Office of Communications (Ofcom), where he had lead responsibility for the United Kingdom in ITU and in CEPT.

From 1992 to 2003, he was Director of the United Kingdom’s Radiocommunications Agency and between 1988 and 1992, he worked in the European Commission’s Telecommunication Regulations Division, where he represented the Commission in the Council of the European Union, EU Parliament, CEPT and ITU.


Michael Nahon, Partner, Hassans International Law Firm, Gibraltar

Michael Nahon is a Partner at Hassans International Law firm, and has been specialising in Data Protection since 2004. He regularly advises multinational corporations as well as the local gaming and banking sectors on their Gibraltar Data Protection obligations. Michael also conducts data protection audits to assist clients in understanding their data protection obligations and develop means by which to ensure compliance. He is a contributing author to DLA’s Data Protection Laws of the World Handbook, PDP Journals, and DataGuidance.


Dr. Michele Nati is Lead Technologist for Digital Trust at Digital Catapult

number of projects and initiatives to increase transparency and individuals trust on how their data are collected and shared with organisations. He is currently working on the introduction of a standardized Personal Data Receipt, to increase transparency, by tracking personal data sharing transactions and providing GDPR compliance.

His interests currently focus on building trust in artificial intelligence and exploring the role of blockchain to achieve transparency and (democratic) trust. As part of the EU H2020 Content Personalization Network project is investigating the role of distributed ledgers to support more transparent use of personal data for better personalised news creation and delivery.


Shri M Akhya, Chief Vigilance Officer, Department of Telecommunications, Ministry of Communication, India

Mr. M. Akhaya is a Senior Indian Police Service Officer. He is now working as Chief Vigilance Officer, Department of Telecommunications, Government of India. He has worked at very senior and sensitive positions in his career which, inter alia, includes, Law Enforcement, Security, Anti-corruption, Transport and Communications.

He is a highly decorated officer, having been awarded with Governor’s Medal, President’s Medal for Meritorious Service and President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service


Shri O.P. Manhas, Director (International Relations), Department of Telecommunications, Ministry of Communication, India

He is an Indian Telecommunication Services officer working with department of Telecommunications, Government of India. Working in the field of Telecommunications since 1992. He has an extensive experience in the field of ICTs, Administration, Project Management, Project Planning and Operations, Licensing, Regulations and International Affairs.

Presently he is working as Director International Relations in Department of Telecommunications, Government of India, New Delhi since December, 2012.
Distinguished Service


Palesa Kadi, Councillor, Independent Communications Authority Of South Africa

Palesa Kadi is a Councilor appointed by the Minister of Communications in South Africa to serve the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa, and focus on broadcasting, priority markets, cost to communicate, 5 G issues and spectrum management. Kadi has more than 15 years experience in South Africa’s public sector with a particular focus in strategy development, governance and leadership, content regulation, cyber safety, broadcasting policy development, education and training and online communications.
Kadi has a Bachelor’s degree in Political Studies, BA Honours in Politics and Comparative Economic Systems, MA degree in Visual History and Heritage Studies and an Advanced Diploma in Public and Development Sector Monitoring and Evaluation from the University of Witwatersrand School of Governance. Kadi is a fellow of the African Leadership Institute. She is part of Foresight for Development which utilizes forecasting by business leaders and organizations to develop long term business strategies and insights in areas of technology, innovation and other fields to shape Africa’s Development for vision 2050.



Paul Canessa is the Chief Executive Officer of the Gibraltar Regulatory Authority

Paul Canessa is the Chief Executive Officer of the Gibraltar Regulatory Authority (GRA). He has held the post since October 2000. Mr Canessa is also the Data Protection Commissioner.

He is responsible for regulating the electronic communications sector in Gibraltar, which includes the licensing of the radio spectrum, satellite communications and broadcasting.

As Data Protection Commissioner, he has a duty to uphold the rights of individuals and their privacy. Amongst other things, this includes the provision of advice on data protection related matters and the investigation of complaints, as well as raising awareness on privacy issues.

The GRA is governed by a Board made up of five members, Mr. Canessa being the Chairman of the Board.

Paul Canessa’s background is in broadcasting, having been a television producer/journalist, and then Head of News and Current Affairs with the Gibraltar Broadcasting Corporation.



Honourable Paul J. Lewis, Montserrat, Minister for Communications, Works, Energy and Labour on the British Overseas Territory of Montserrat

Honourable Minister Paul J. Lewis is the Minister with responsibility for Communications, Works, Energy and Labour on the British Overseas Territory of
Montserrat. Under Minister Lewis’s leadership, he has seen to Montserrat’s National ICT Policy Strategy and Implementation Plan being completed. In addition he has seen to the commencement and completion of a series of innovative ICT projects on the island.

Minister Lewis’s further ICT achievements include:
Review and redrafting of ICT Laws to include Cyber security, data
protection, and privacy, Plans are presently in motion for Cyber security Policy and Strategy to be
completed, Personnel have been trained in cyber security, data specialisations and
digital forensics, Promoting 21st century seamless government with the goal of all
government services eventually on line, Under his Energy portfolio, Minister Lewis has engaged in:
Completion of Energy Policy, Implementing Sustainable Energy Program to include geothermal, utility
scale solar, electric mobility and energy efficiency drive.


Phill Brear, Head of Gambling Regulation Gibraltar

Phill Brear was appointed as Head of Gambling Regulation in October 2007 following two years as Director of Operations with the British Gambling Commission. In July 2011 he was appointed Gambling Commissioner.

Phill has steered through a series of changes to Gibraltar’s regulatory regime, working closely with operators and their representatives on a wide range of operational and organisational changes, whilst the industry has doubled in size and complexity against an ever changing international background.

Before gambling regulation, Phill had a 30 year police career, concluding as Deputy Chief Constable in West Yorkshire. He holds a First Class Management degree from Manchester University, a Diploma in Criminology from Cambridge University and the Queen’s Police Medal for distinguished police service.


Mr. Rajiv Sinha, officer of Indian Telecommunication Service (ITS) of the Department of Telecommunications, Government of India

He has played important role in network planning, project implementation and operations of various telecom networks namely GSM networks, Transmission systems and IT systems.
In his present assignment, he is working as Deputy Director General, Networks & Technologies, Department of Telecommunications, Government of India primarily having responsibility for framing policies and guidelines for the new emerging technologies like M2M, Cloud computing, 5G,Over The Top (OTT) services, IPV4 to IPV6 transition etc. He is also looking into the policy issues related to Net Neutrality.


Dr Spencer Thomas, former Director General and Permanent Secretary of Finance and Economic Policy Adviser to the Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Grenada

Dr Spencer Thomas is a former Director General and Permanent Secretary of Finance and Economic Policy Adviser to the Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Grenada. He led the sub regional negotiating team on Tariffs and Rebalancing for the liberalization of the Telecommunications sector among the ECTEL Member States. Further, he has been a lead consultant on several consultancies in the Caribbean region on matters relating to Telecommunications liberalization and development. Dr Thomas is the Chairman of the National Telecommunications Regulatory Commission in Grenada. Dr Thomas holds a doctorate in Energy Economics, Master and Bachelor degrees in Economics and a post doctoral Master’s degree in Telecommunications Regulation and Policy.


Sue Daley, Head of Programme – Cloud, Data, Analytics and Artificial intelligence, TechUK, United Kingdom

Sue leads techUK’s work on cloud, data, analytics and AI and has been recognised in the UK Big Data 100 as a key influencer in driving forward the Big Data agenda. In addition to being a regular industry speaker, Sue is also a judge of the annual UK Cloud Awards. Prior to joining techUK in January 2015 Sue was responsible for Symantec’s Government Relations in the UK and Ireland. She has spoken at events including the UK-China Internet Forum in Beijing, UN IGF and European RSA on issues ranging from data usage and privacy, cloud computing and online child safety. Before joining Symantec Sue was senior policy advisor at the Confederation of British Industry (CBI). Sue has an BA degree on History and American Studies from Leeds University and a Masters Degree on International Relations and Diplomacy from the University of Birmingham.


Tim Bristow, Chief Executive Officer, Gibtelecom

Tim Bristow is the CEO of Gibtelecom, the leading telecommunications company in Gibraltar, providing fixed, mobile, broadband and business enterprise services, as well as data centres through its subsidiary, Rockolo. Gibtelecom networks connect, largely through its ownership in the Europe India Gateway (EIG) submarine cable, Asia, the Middle-East, Africa and Europe, where the company has several points of presence.

Tim is also a non-executive director of a European motor insurance company, previously holding other directorships in the utilities and egaming industries. Tim is a former Financial and Development Secretary of Gibraltar. Before that he was a director at the National Audit Office in London, where he trained as an accountant after graduating. Tim has also worked in the UN field.