Jorge Villa

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 the CTO for the Cuban National Network of Universities (REDUNIV).

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, Massive IT training program at Autonomous University of Santo Domingo and Open consultation process on IANA Functions stewardship transition at Latin American and the Caribbean Numbers Community. He served 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 25 years, he has collaborated with different organizations such as UNESCO, LACNIC, LACNOG, Canary Institute of Investigations and Development, Internet2, IPv6 Task Force México, NSRC, ISOC and PNUD.

Jorge is founder of the Cuban IPv6 Task Force and the Cuban Network Operators Group.

He has also served as member of the Program Committee of the Latin American IPv6 Forum (FLIP6), the IPv6 Task Force for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC IPv6 TF) and the LACNIC IPv6 Challenge. Nowadays, he is a member of the LACNIC Technical Forum Program Committee and the Chair for the Latin American and Caribbean Network Operator Group (LACNOG) Program Committee.

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 abroad.

Last modified on 06/01/2023