About

Shiva Bissessar

Pinaka Technology Solutions offers corporate entities and public institutions consultancy on strategic ICT matters which includes assistance in the development of an appropriate Information Security governance programme and a host of other offerings. It is led by founder and managing director Shiva Bissessar who over 20 years of ICT experience and B.Sc. Computing & Information Systems (Hons.) (UoL), MBA (UWI) & M.Sc. Information Security (University College London, UK) qualifications.

Bio

Mr. Bissessar’s past professional experience includes 13 years at a major local telecommunications service provider which gave him a solid technical foundation in Information Security.  His work there culminated with 5 years of experience at the Senior Professional level where he was responsible for technical and commercial aspects of the delivery of various services.  These services included development of; organizational unit responsible for Information Security, digital television (IPTV) and digital broadcast (DVBT) commercial services and quality assurance on public WiFi rollout. Having left this job in 2012 to pursue further international studies, he ultimately completed his M.Sc. thesis research, into transaction analysis of the digital currency Bitcoin, and returned in 2013 to offer his expertise to the local and regional ICT landscape.

Since the start of operations in late 2013 Mr. Bissessar has developed a reputation as an emerging regional ICT expert, having delivered presentations on topics of cyber security and digital currency at various local regional and international fora including:

Cybersecurity & Digital Financial Services (DFS)

An attentive and articulate commentator on matters of local and regional ICT policy, regulation and legislation issues; Mr. Bissessar has also written several articles on cyber security, digital currency and innovation which have been carried in local, regional and international publications including:

He has also been interviewed on matters of Caribbean cyber crime and cybersecurity including:

Pinaka Technology Solutions also offers corporate entities Executive Education on various topics and continues to make strides in 2017 with the introduction of strategic partnerships to offer software quality assurance and network security products.  Get in contact for further details.

Recent Activity

 

 

 

  • Provided consultancy to a Caribbean based Fintech startup developing digital currency and mobile money based products. Activities included research and documentation in exploring regulatory accepted vehicles for MNOs to operate in the financial services space and the provision of guidance and advisory in meeting with financial authorities.

 

  • Provided consultancy to a Caribbean Mobile Network Operator (MNO) entering the DFS area. Activities centered around development of strategy, launch of commercial product, expanding the capabilities of the product and looking beyond the existing product.

 

 

  • Participated in regional and international fora focusing on digital currency, mobile money, electronic payments and DFS.

 

  • University of West Indies adjunct lecturer at Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business where he developed the course Information System Security Ethics and Law within the programme, Master, Information Systems & Technology Management.  Summer 2017 will be his 3rd MISTM cohort.