WSA Selection Committee

CBD PP Chaitanya Dhareshwar is a Technologist and Entrepreneur. He is currently based in Mumbai, India. Mr Dhareshwar has worked with various Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) without in-house tech support and helped them create Information Technology Departments and built them to a point where they are self-sustaining.

In his current capacity he heads technology and contact centre operations for Doctor On Call – an India based e-Healthcare / e-Wellness service. Doctor On Call serves society at large by providing quick and easy access to medicare via the simplest means possible. As the Head of Technology, Mr Dhareshwar’s focus is to ensure the complete end-to-end functionality of Doctor On Call remains in continuous operation, 24/7, 365 days a year and grows & evolves with the times.

Ainsof Ainsof So’o is the Systems Developer/Analyst for the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) based in Apia, Samoa. He currently maintains and develops corporate applications and web applications for SPREP and its member countries and territories. Mr. So’o has also developed database systems and websites for Individuals, Businesses and Government Ministries whilst working in the private sector.

Mr. So’o is a recipient of the prestigious Australian Leadership Award where he attained a Master of Information Technology in Software Architecture from the Queensland University of Technology as well as leadership training. He also holds a Bachelor of Computing Systems from New Zealand and a PRINCE2 Project Management certification.

His passion is using ICT to enrich the lives of the Pacific people.

VaruneshRao Varunesh Rao is a Learning Systems Administrator based with the Centre for Flexible Learning at The University of the South Pacific. His interest and research areas are around Learning Management Systems, Mobile Learning and Data Analytics. Varunesh is part of the USP Mobile Learning (mLearning) Team which seeks to investigate and promote the use of Mobile devices in flexible learning methods. He is also a committee member with the South Pacific Computer Society (SPaCS), a society which seeks to promote ICT capacity building in the South Pacific.

Mr. Rao has also worked for the Ministry of Multi-Ethnic Affairs as an ICT Officer, European Union as a part time Web Developer, ANZ (Fiji) Limited as a Business Analyst and as an Institutional Researcher/Data Analyst with the Planning and Quality Office at USP. Mr Rao holds a Master of Science and Information Systems, a Post graduate Diploma in Computing Science and a Bachelor of Science in Computing Science and Information Systems from The University of the South Pacific.

mypic Gaurav Raicar is a technology enthusiast and an academic researcher. He is also an avid gamer and enjoys Martial Arts. He is currently based in Suva, Fiji Islands. Mr. Raicar has developed websites for individuals and organizations and provided technical support and advice to Information Technology Departments. He has a passion for Information Communication Technology (ICT) and its prolific use in development and was one of several organisers behind the Girls and Women in ICT event which launched the ICT4W Digital Alliance. He is currently pursuing his Masters degree, and likes researching about latest application design trends and security.

photo (2) Harsh Saini is a technology enthusiast and an academic researcher. He is also an avid gamer and enjoys cricket. He is currently based in Lautoka, Fiji Islands. Mr. Saini has developed web based applications for organizations and provided technical support and advice to Information Technology Departments. He has a passion for Information Communication Technology (ICT) and its prolific use in development and was one of several organisers behind the Girls and Women in ICT event which launched the ICT4W Digital Alliance. He is currently pursuing his Masters degree, and likes researching about latest application design strategies, analytics and security.

shrutisaini Shruti Saini is a technology enthusiast and an academic researcher. She enjoys reading and keeping on par with the latest technology and trends in Information Communication Technology (ICT). She is passionate about ICT and its prospective future. Currently, she is based in Suva, Fiji Islands, pursuing her Masters degree. Her interests and research is in the emerging field of Internet of Things (IoT) and other network technologies. Her research aims to evaluate a transport protocol for its performance and applicability to IoT. Ms. Saini was also one of the several organizers behind the Girls and Women in ICT event which launched the ICT4W Digital Alliance.

face Raymond Chen Lin is also a technology enthusiast and an academic researcher. His research focuses on pure mathematics and mathematical philosophy. Besides his studies, he pays attention to the latest trends in Information Communication Technology (ICT), with special interest in video gaming and programming. Inspired by his research, he has developed passion for numerical approach in problem solving, observation on details, optimized algorithms and structural programming practices. Currently pursuing his Masters degree in Suva, Fiji Islands. Mr. Chen was also one of the several organisers behind the Girls and Women in ICT event which launched the ICT4W Digital Alliance.