Chairman, National Data Management Authority
Following an illustrious career in the Guyana Defence Force from which he retired at the rank of Lieutenant Commander, Mr. Levi joined the traditional Public Service in 2006 as Advisor to the Government of Guyana on eGovernment. He has now chalked up over 20 years ICT project management experience on Government and private sector projects.
In the Guyana Defence Force he commanded the military’s Information Technology Department while acquiring impressive certification in Computer Science and other ICT-related disciplines. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Nautical Science from the Brazilian Merchant Marine Academy, a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Guyana and a Master’s degree in Project Management from the University of the West Indies. Mr. Levi is also a graduate of the United States National Defence University where he completed studies in Cyber Security.
From 2006 to 2014 he was the IT specialist on the IDB funded Citizens Security Programme and was appointed in 2015 to head the eGovernment Project Execution Unit, an agency within the Ministry of Public Telecommunications. He leads the architectural team of this government’s Information Systems and Electronic Services initiative to boost education, healthcare, citizens’ security, government administration, business, citizenship and immigration. In March 2017 he was appointed Chairman of the National Data Management Authority (NDMA).
- To improve delivery of Government services to the citizenry through the efficient use of Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs).
- To reduce digital inequality, by providing access to ICTs in areas considered poor and remote communities across Guyana.
- To work towards improving interoperability among Government Ministries, Agencies and Commissions countrywide.
- To harmonize Government ICT operations, maintenance, training, procurement and human resources to improve capabilities and capacities this will ultimately result in higher efficiency and save costs.
Improved Private Sector efficiency; the convenience and effectiveness in which they deliver services to their customers. Through the bridging of the digital divide, access to government services across the regions will be made easier. IT projects will also cost less within the Public Sector, with the timely implementation of these projects and more technological value for those that they intend to serve. And also afford citizens a competitive edge in regional and international business.