Mr. Simon Fraser -Management Information Systems
Simon Fraser (Mr.), Lecturer in Information Systems, E-commerce and Business Strategy, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, St. Augustine.
Simon Fraser’s work experience includes a stint in sales and marketing at International Computers Limited (now known as Fujitsu-Transaction Systems) with responsibility for Trinidad and Tobago and the wider Caribbean. He qualified for ICL’s ATLAS global sales achievement award in 1992 and 1993. Subsequently, he joined the Tourism and Industrial Development Corporation of Trinidad and Tobago (TIDCO) where he was responsible for all information systems and related services. His team launched the first domestically hosted web site in Trinidad – tico.co.tt – in 1995. This site went on to win several tourism and trade promotion awards. In 1998 he moved on to serve as general manager of the ISP Group, a consortium of three Internet service providers. At the ISP group, he lead a team that managed to simultaneously increase revenue by 50% and triple customer satisfaction in eighteen months. This turnaround allowed the group to post a profit for the first time in its history. In 2000, he returned to the University of the West Indies where he continues to lecture in information systems, electronic commerce, information security and business strategy. He has also authored several papers on electronic commerce, online learning and information security. He is the recipient of a best paper award from the Global IT Management Association’s annual conference in 2006. Simon holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of the West Indies St. Augustine (1985) and Masters in Business Administration from Columbia University in the City of New York (1988) Simon holds several academic awards from secondary school on through graduate school. In his spare time, he enjoys swimming and mountain biking.