ICT | Sharon Black: TeleFuture Intl.
Get Future Ready for Information Communications and Technology (ICT) for Development
- Caribbean Information Communication Technologies (ECICT) Project with CARANA. (April 2002 – present) Provided engineering and legal expertise to the five member countries in the Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority (ECTEL): Dominica, Grenada, St. Lucia, St. Kitts/Nevis, and St. Vincent/Grenadines, to assist them in their transition from monopoly-based telecommunications environments to competition-based environments as required by their memberships in ECTEL, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the World Trade Organization (WTO). Drafted a Model “Rules, Regulations and Administrative Procedures Manual” to implement the new telecommunications laws enacted by the ECTEL Member States in 2000 and 2001. Also drafted model statutes in: 1) Competition Law (Antitrust); 2) E-Commerce Law; and 3) Broadcast Law for use by the Parliaments of the nine Member States of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS).
- Provided legal consulting to international attorneys and telecommunications engineers in developing countries as part of a joint program with the University of Colorado Department of Telecommunications and the U.S. Department of Commerce, Institute of Telecommunications Studies (ITS). Presented paper at the International Symposium on Advanced Radio Technologies (ISART) [http://www.its.bldrdoc.gov/mailman/listinfo/isart-speakers] entitled: “International Wireless Policies”.
- Taught a course entitled “International Telecommunications Policy” each Spring Semester from 1996-present at the University of Colorado Department of Telecommunications.
- Russian Telecommunications Institute, St. Petersburg, Russia (1997)
Worked on joint projects with a focus on the use of new technologies to provide higher speed voice, data and video communications.
- 70 East Asia Partners of Arthur Anderson, Shanghai, China (1999) Lead facilitator of Easter Asian Telecommunications Partners Conference. Presented materials on new telecom technologies, U.S. and International regulatory approaches, and economic/regulatory models on WTO compliance. This project included other areas of travel including Hong Kong and Beijing.
- Licensing contracts for international telecommunications companies
- Regional Development Councils of various U.S. states and counties