Jorge Villa has an MSc in Telematics and a Telecommunications Engineering degree from the Polytechnic University “José Antonio Echeverría” in Havana, Cuba.
He is currently a Senior Network Manager for the Cuban National Network of Universities (REDUNIV), responsible of design, management and supervision of the telecommunications infrastructure, and the operation of the central data center. He has been involved in relevant projects and initiatives in Cuba and abroad, related with Internet and Academic Networks, such as connection of Cuba to the Internet, creation of Red CLARA, creation of the Cuban National Academic Network, massive IT training program at Autonomous University of Santo Domingo (UASD), open consultation process on IANA Functions stewardship transition at Latin American and the Caribbean Numbers Community, and serving as an active member of the Cross Community Working Group on Enhancing ICANN Accountability (CCWG) in representation of the global numbers community.
During the last 20 years, he has collaborated with different organizations such as UNESCO, Canary Institute of Investigations and Development and PNUD. He has also imparted conferences and lectures in regular and postgraduate courses, seminars and events in Cuba and foreign countries. Besides, he has realized consulting activities in Cuba and in other countries.
Jorge is founder of the Cuban IPv6 Task Force and the Cuban Network Operators Groups. He is currently member of the Program Committee of the LACNIC Technical Forum (FTL) and the Chair of the Program Committee of the Latin American and Caribbean Network Operator Group (LACNOG).