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Tracy Hackshaw is founding Vice Chair of the Internet Society Trinidad & Tobago Chapter. He is a graduate of DiploFoundation's 2008 Internet Governance Capacity Building Programme and is now a member of Diplo's Research & Teaching Faculty, where he currently teaches courses on Internet Governance, Critical Internet Infrastructure and Cybersecurity.
Tracy participated in the ICANN Fellowship Program at the Sydney and Seoul Meetings in 2009, at Cartagena in 2010, at Prague in 2012 and was elected Vice Chair of the ICANN Governmental Advisory Committee representing the Latin American & Caribbean region at the 45th Public Meeting in Toronto in October 2012, and was re-elected in November 2013 for a second term in Buenos Aires.
Additionally, he participated as an Internet Society (ISOC) Ambassador (part of the ISOC Next Generation Leaders Program) to the 2009 Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Sharm-el Sheikh; and returned as an ISOC Ambassador for the 2010 IGF in Vilnius and the 2012 IGF in Baku at which he organised and moderated the first ever workshop focusing on Internet Governance and Small Island Developing States in collaboration with the Pacific Islands Chapter of the Internet Society. He also participated in the 2011 IGF in Nairobi as a DiploFoundation Emerging Leader for the Digital World and at the 2013 IGF in Bali as a TTNIC Fellow, where he has been organizing and moderating an Annual Roundtable on Internet Governance Challenges in Small Island Developing States.
Professionally, Tracy Hackshaw has been involved with Trinidad and Tobago's National ICT Policy, Strategy & Programme efforts since September 2005 focusing on National e-Commerce and e-Government initiatives. He was appointed as Deputy National Chief Information Officer in March 2013 in the Ministry of Science and Technology. He was Chief Solution Architect at the National ICT Company (iGovTT) from its establishment through to his most recent appointment at the newly created Ministry of Science and Technology. He is a member of the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago's Multistakeholder Payments Council, a member of the Executive Management Committee of the Commonwealth Cybercrime Initiative (CCI) and was appointed to serve on the Electronic Transfer of Funds Crime Act Review Committee.
Tracy is a national of the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago and has been educated at first degree level in Sociology & Psychology via the University of the West Indies (St Augustine) and at graduate level in International Management at the University of London (Royal Holloway).