Tenanoia Veronica Simona is the ICT Programme Manager in the Ministry of Justice, Communication and Foreign Affairs with more than fifteen years of experience working in the ICT and Telecommunication sector. She was a former IT Manager at the Tuvalu Telecommunication Corporation. Tenanoia holds a Master’s in Information Technology Management from the University of Sydney, Australia, and a Master’s in Commerce majoring in Information Systems from the Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.
She is enthusiastic about leveraging the use of emerging technologies for future development of small island developing states. In her spare time, she loves to teach young ones on simple coding and running cyber security awareness programs for primary and secondary students. Tenanoia is a multi-talented ICT professional who is now the Government Representative to the Asia Pacific Top Level Domain (APTLD) Association, an Ambassador for the Get Safe Online Organization, a former Board member of the Pacific Islands Chapter of the Internet Society - PICISOC, a Director in the Board of the National Bank of Tuvalu, and an Executive Member of the Tuvalu Women For Change Association. Her public service career has been in Telecommunication and ICT Project Implementations and Deployments, ICT and Internet Governance, Project Management, Cyber Security, and Policy and Strategy Development.