Gayle, Devon

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Photo of Devon Gayle
Organization: National Water Commission of Jamaica
d.gayle@ieee.org
http://ewh.ieee.org/r3/jamaica

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Candidate Questionnaire

Bearing in mind that you run and serve as an individual, rather than representing an organization, is there an organizational affiliation you’d like to state?

I am currently a Vice President responsible for Information and Communication Technology at the National Water Commission in Jamaica.

Are you available to serve the entirety of a 3-year term?

Yes.

Describe any limitations on your ability to travel to attend ARIN and ICANN meetings in person.

I do not foresee any limitations to travel to attend ARIN and ICANN meetings

Why do you want to serve on the NRO NC, and what goals do you want to accomplish?

I am a strong advocate for the advancement of technology for humanity. Therefore, serving on the NRO Number Council would provide me with an opportunity to bring passionate support and dedication in assisting with ensuring that the internet continue to grow and develop for the benefit of humanity globally. This goal I would be able to achieve while providing visibility and bringing focus to Jamaica and the Caribbean Region as a valuable member of the Global Internet Community.

What, if any, conflicts of interest might arise for you as an NRO NC member? Specifically, do you serve in what could be perceived as any Internet governance roles, provide any services directly or indirectly to ARIN, or represent any significant interest from the community?

At this time I do foresee any conflicts of interest.

What is your record of serving the Internet community in the ARIN region?

I have been an active member of the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Inc. and a member of the Jamaica Section leadership for many years, where we have actively supported the internet community in Jamaica and the USA. The IEEE Jamaica Section co-sponsored the ARIN Caribbean Sector Meeting on May 21, 2008 in Kingston, Jamaica and I made a presentation about IEEE at this meeting.

I have also held various offices as an IEEE Volunteer as outlined as follows.

  • Chairman, IEEE Communication Society, Jamaica Chapter, 2009- Present
  • Chairman, IEEE Region 3, Area 9, 2006-2008
  • Chairman, IEEE Jamaica Section, 2002-2005
  • Primary Delegate to IEEE Sections Congress 2002/2005
  • Vice-Chairman, IEEE Jamaica Section, 2000-2001
  • IEEE Professional Activities Council for Engineers (PACE) Chairman, Jamaica Section, 1997-2001.
  • Secretary, IEEE Jamaica Section, 1998-1999.
  • Treasurer, IEEE Jamaica Section, 1995-1998.
  • Member; IEEE Communications Society.
  • Member; IEEE Computer Society
  • Member, IEEE Engineering Management Society.
  • Member, IEEE Consumer Electronics Society.
  • Member, IEEE Standards Association.

What differentiates you as a candidate, or makes you uniquely suited to serve on the NRO NC?

I am member if the IEEE Standards Association and I have been actively participating in the development of most of the recent IEEE 802.xx standards as a voting member. Therefore, I have been actively contributing to the development of the physical infrastructure which is critical and essential in the provision of access the internet resources.

In my previous role as Manager, Technical & Network Services I had direct responsibility for supporting the National Water Commission Computer Systems including the implementation of internet based system (web server, e-mail server, DNS, etc) and the security of these systems. My professional experience spans close to twenty (20) years as an Information and Communication Technology practitioner. I have successfully transitioned through various specialist areas, and in each instance my performance has been exemplary. I am currently the Vice President, Information & Communication Technology (NWC) and I am the Chairman of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE, Inc), Communication Society (Jamaica Chapter).

My exposure through the involvement with the IEEE, along with my professional experiences and formal training – specifically, qualifies me for this role and I know I will be able to make a meaningful contribution to the ARIN mission.

How do you propose to select an ICANN Board Member? Does there need to be any change in that selection process?

I would select an ICANN Board member by way of a nomination committee first short listing a set of nominees after which a selection committee review this list an come up with the successful candidate. Therefore, there needs to be a slight change to the current selection process to allow for a more robust two tier system.

Provide a brief biography of recent experience, associations, and affiliations relevant to serving on the NRO NC, including names of organizations, positions held, specific duties, and dates of service.

I have been an active member of the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Inc. and a member of the Jamaica Section leadership for many years, where we have actively supported the internet community in Jamaica and the USA. The IEEE Jamaica Section co-sponsored the ARIN Caribbean Sector Meeting on May 21, 2008 in Kingston, Jamaica and I made a presentation about IEEE at this meeting.

I have also held various offices as an IEEE Volunteer as outlined as follows.

  • Chairman, IEEE Communication Society, Jamaica Chapter, 2009- Present
  • Chairman, IEEE Region 3, Area 9, 2006-2008
  • Chairman, IEEE Jamaica Section, 2002-2005
  • Primary Delegate to IEEE Sections Congress 2002/2005
  • Vice-Chairman, IEEE Jamaica Section, 2000-2001
  • IEEE Professional Activities Council for Engineers (PACE) Chairman, Jamaica Section, 1997-2001.
  • Secretary, IEEE Jamaica Section, 1998-1999.
  • Treasurer, IEEE Jamaica Section, 1995-1998.
  • Member; IEEE Communications Society.
  • Member; IEEE Computer Society
  • Member, IEEE Engineering Management Society.
  • Member, IEEE Consumer Electronics Society.
  • Member, IEEE Standards Association.

I am member if the IEEE Standards Association and I have been actively participating in the development of most of the recent IEEE 802.xx standards as a voting member. Therefore, I have been actively contributing to the development of the physical infrastructure which is critical and essential in the provision of access the internet resources.

In my previous role as Manager, Technical & Network Services I had direct responsibility for supporting the National Water Commission Computer Systems including the implementation of internet based system (web server, e-mail server, DNS, etc) and the security of these systems. My professional experience spans close to twenty (20) years as an Information and Communication Technology practitioner. I have successfully transitioned through various specialist areas, and in each instance my performance has been exemplary. I am currently the Vice President, Information & Communication Technology (NWC) and I am the Chairman of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE, Inc), Communication Society (Jamaica Chapter).

My exposure through the involvement with the IEEE, along with my professional experiences and formal training – specifically, qualifies me for this role and I know I will be able to make a meaningful contribution to the ARIN mission.

In light of the ongoing transition from IPv4 to IPv6, do you have experience do you wish to share with the community that is noteworthy in terms of IPv6 adoption?

Despite the fact that I have not operated in the capacity as someone who have been a part of the transition from IPV4 in terms of IPV6 adoption; I am sufficiently seized of the possible issues driving this change and how critically important this change is in allowing the continued growth and development of the internet community.

What is your view of the existing bottom-up, self-governance model and structure of the Regional Internet Registry (RIR) system? Do you believe there are other models or structures that would work better?

My view is that the existing bottom-up self-governance model and structure of the Regional Internet Registry (RIR) system is a very effective way to allow the members of the internet community to have an active say in the running of these organisation at the local level. Therefore, at this time I think that this is the best model.

 

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