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New technology chief at TSTT
As a technology enthusiast who loves a challenge, Roger Richards, TSTT’s new chief technology and information officer, is well positioned to help lead the company’s efforts to maintain its leading role as primary provider of communications solutions and services for T&T.
Richards, who will be responsible for driving the strategy and direction of TSTT’s technological innovations, has a Bachelor of Science with Honours from Rutgers University and an MBA with Highest Honours from The University of Texas at Austin.
Prior to working at TSTT, he established an extensive career in the field of information and communication technology. This includes his work as IT strategy practice leader for Ciber, a global billion dollar IT services company, for whom he built key relationships with leading Fortune 500 CIO’s and CTO’s as a trusted solutions partner.
He also served as the managing principal at Cadignet Digital where he successfully developed and implemented TV/video and mobile apps platforms to provide innovative audience engagement and any screen, any time anywhere IP broadcast capability to broadcasters and enterprise clients.
Over the course of his career, Richards says he has “developed a reputation as a problem solver and a fixer,” qualities which are also evident in his choice of personal hobbies. As a trained pilot, he often divides his rare moments of free time between flying and building “anything remote controlled” including airplanes and high speed !remote controlled cars.
Richards said the main focus for him and his team will be apidly improving the robustness and reliability of TSTT’s network and services, but he also intends to put a great deal of focus on developing the people that keep the network running.
“We have some great people and with the right development we!will take what I would consider an already very good workforce to an excellent and world class workforce,” he said.
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