Above: New TSTT CTIO Roger Richards. Photo courtesy TSTT.
As a technology enthusiast who loves a challenge, Roger Richards, TSTT’s new Chief Technology and Information Officer (CTIO), is well positioned to help lead the Company’s efforts to maintain its leading role as primary provider of communications solutions and services for Trinidad and Tobago.
As CTIO, Mr. Richards will be responsible for driving the strategy and direction of TSTT’s technological innovations in support of the Company’s goals for growth, profitability and service excellence.
Mr. Richards holds 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, Mr. 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.
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.
His enthusiasm for his new role is evident.
“There are many opportunities open to the Company in a number of areas, evolving the network to best-in-class standards globally is a journey that I wanted to be a part of. I am looking forward to the opportunity to help lead and innovate, to build something that is clearly the best.”