North America and Oceania

Tonga
Founder
Pasifika NEXUS

Salanieta Tamanikaiwaimaro is the Founder of Pasifika NEXUS. A lawyer by profession, her interests span across diverse areas regarding social and national transformation through empowering communities through the use of Information Communication and Technology.

She has also served in previous positions as co-coordinator of the Civil Society Internet Governance Caucus (IGC) the oldest civil society organization formed since before the creation of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). She has also served within ICANN’s At Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) where she represented the Asian Australasian Pacific Regional At Large Organisation comprising of Accredited At Large Structures like the South Pacific Computer Society. She is the new President of the South Pacific Computer Society.

In 2011, she was the inaugural Chair of the Fiji Cyber Security Working Group under the Ministry of Defense and facilitated National Cyber Security Workshops involving stakeholders from all over the country. She now acts in an advisory capacity to the Fiji Cyber Security Working Group and is Chair of the Legal Sub-Committee tasked with developing the Cyber Security National Strategy, Policy and related laws.

She has been a past Fellow with the International Bar Association (IBA). She has presented in numerous forums and avenues including the International Bar Association, New South Wales Bar Association, Hawaiian State Bar Association, Internet Governance Forums, Asian Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum, APNIC, ICANN, Pacific Science-Inter Congress etc. She is an Alumni of the US Department of State having been a Fellow at the American Bar Association, in Washington DC.

Ms Tamanikaiwaimaro is a member of the Global Advisory Council of BrightPath Foundation and organization dedicated to empowering communities through ICT. She is a member of Global Leadership Interlink (GLI) and has been a member of Fiji Red Cross since 1993.

She is currently concluding a research project involving the Republic of Marshall Islands, Republic of Fiji, Niue and Cook Islands in the area of Cyber Security.

Tuvalu
Ms. Salanieta T. Tamanikaiwaimaro
Founder
Pasifika NEXUS

Salanieta Tamanikaiwaimaro is the Founder of Pasifika NEXUS. A lawyer by profession, her interests span across diverse areas regarding social and national transformation through empowering communities through the use of Information Communication and Technology.

She has also served in previous positions as co-coordinator of the Civil Society Internet Governance Caucus (IGC) the oldest civil society organization formed since before the creation of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). She has also served within ICANN’s At Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) where she represented the Asian Australasian Pacific Regional At Large Organisation comprising of Accredited At Large Structures like the South Pacific Computer Society. She is the new President of the South Pacific Computer Society.

In 2011, she was the inaugural Chair of the Fiji Cyber Security Working Group under the Ministry of Defense and facilitated National Cyber Security Workshops involving stakeholders from all over the country. She now acts in an advisory capacity to the Fiji Cyber Security Working Group and is Chair of the Legal Sub-Committee tasked with developing the Cyber Security National Strategy, Policy and related laws.

She has been a past Fellow with the International Bar Association (IBA). She has presented in numerous forums and avenues including the International Bar Association, New South Wales Bar Association, Hawaiian State Bar Association, Internet Governance Forums, Asian Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum, APNIC, ICANN, Pacific Science-Inter Congress etc. She is an Alumni of the US Department of State having been a Fellow at the American Bar Association, in Washington DC.

Ms Tamanikaiwaimaro is a member of the Global Advisory Council of BrightPath Foundation and organization dedicated to empowering communities through ICT. She is a member of Global Leadership Interlink (GLI) and has been a member of Fiji Red Cross since 1993.

She is currently concluding a research project involving the Republic of Marshall Islands, Republic of Fiji, Niue and Cook Islands in the area of Cyber Security.

United States of America
Director and Founder
SembraMedia

Janine Warner is a pioneer in digital journalism and online learning. Her best-selling books and videos about the Internet have won her an international following and earned her speaking and consulting engagements around the world.

In 1998, her experience as a journalist and Internet consultant, combined with her fluency in Spanish, took her to The Miami Herald, as the Online Managing Editor, and later as Director of New Media. She left that position to serve as Director of Latin American Operations for CNET

Since 2001, she has run a consulting firm specializing web design and content strategy, in online learning, media, and digital entrepreneurship.  

She is also the founder and executive director of SembraMedia, a non-profit online community and educational association dedicated to supporting Spanish-language digital media startups.

Janine has written or coauthored more than 25 books, including Web Sites For Dummies, Social Media Design For Dummies, andGlobal Mobile, and she has produced more than 250 hours of online training programs for Lynda.com, CreativeLive, and KelbyTraining.

Janine has served on the faculty of the University of Miami and the University of Southern California and she’s been a guest lecturer at more than 30 universities in the U.S., Latin America, and Europe. She also taught a series of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) for the Knight Center for Journalism at University of Texas.

She is a member of the TV Academy’s Interactive Media Peer Group and has served as a judge in the Interactive Emmy Awards, the Knight News Challenge, the Arroba de Oro Latin American Internet Awards, and the World Summit Awards.

For more information, visit http://JanineWarner.com.

Vanuatu
Mr. Mathew Temar
PositionChief Technical Officer for IT Assist
Vanuatu Government

Over 10 years experience in Information Technology and Geographical Information Systems (GIS).

Employment Status: Currently Chief Technical Officer for IT Assist. Previously employed by Vanuatu Government for over 12 years as an IT Specialist within the Vanuatu Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources.