The Judges
Ian Walcott-Skinner
Partner Consultant and Lead Trainer of Global Expert Systems Inc.

Ian Walcott-Skinner (B.Sc., M.A., M.Sc.) is currently the Partner Consultant and Lead Trainer of Global Expert Systems Inc. and the Content Marketing Manager at Caribbean Content Management Solutions. Prior to this, he spent five years at the USA based project management training and consultancy firm, the International Institute for Learning where he worked in a number of management roles. He is a former Senior Business Development Officer at the National Cultural Foundation where he designed, implemented and managed Barbados’ Cultural Action Fund which provided project funding to the cultural industries. During this time, he also served as one of the key authors and policy advisers of Barbados’ current cultural policy. He also lectures in the discipline of Project Management and Business at the Cave Hill School of Business through University of the West Indies.

 

A dynamic speaker and consultant trainer, Mr. Walcott-Skinner has presented at conferences at several universities and seminars across the globe. In the Caribbean he has given several high-energy and thought-provoking seminars on a number of management related issues which range from project management, sales and customer relations management as well as managing multi-generations in the workplace. He is one of the founding members of the former Barbados Chapter of the Project Management Institute and recently sat as the VP of Marketing on the Board of the Southern Caribbean Chapter. Mr. Walcott-Skinner was also instrumental in conceptualizing the Caribbean & Latin American Conference on Project Management in 2001 and has designed and managed similar events in the Caribbean and Brazil over the last ten years. A former OAS research fellow in International Political Economy at the University of Brasilia, Brazil, Mr. Walcott-Skinner also spent two years in Japan specializing in Comparative Business & Management and has worked in the areas of marketing, banking and finance in Barbados, Venezuela, Trinidad, Brazil, and the USA.

 

His current research interests are Internet Studies, Project Management as Developmental Tool and Application to the Cultural Industries as well as Business Analysis as Tool for Strategic Management.