Jorge Villa holds a Masters degree in Telematics and a degree in Telecommunications Engineering from Instituto Superior Politecnico Jose Antonio Echeverria (Havana, Cuba).
He has worked with Cuban telecommunications companies since 1993 and for the past 17 years he has worked in academia, at the Networks and Telecommunications Department of the Ministry of Higher Education, and as Telecommunications Supervisor of the National University Network, where he is responsible for the design and technical operation of the network's communications infrastructure.
He has been involved in several major national and international projects, including bringing the Internet to Cuba (1996), redesigning the National University Network (Canary Islands, 1998), developing a Cuban project similar to Internet2 (2002), creating Red CLARA (2003), and mass Training in Internet Technologies and Knowledge Management (Autonomous University of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 2005-2007).
He founded the Cuban IPv6 Task Force, has participated in multiple LACNIC meetings both as a speaker and a panelist at the Latin American and Caribbean IPv6 Forum (FLIP6), and is also a member of the FLIP6 Program Committee. He helped organize the LACNIC IPv6Tour (Havana 2005 and 2009 editions). He is also a member of the Coordinating Committee for the Global IPv6 Summit in Mexico, and has presented lectures and specialized workshops during all the editions of this event.
Jorge Villa regularly presents conferences, provides consultancy services, and teaches postgraduate courses on networks and telecommunications both in Cuba and abroad. He has taught Computer Architecture and Computer Networks at the University of Havana, where he tutored multiple end of degree projects and Masters theses. He has also taught and tutored students at Instituto Superior Politecnico Jose Antonio Echeverria.
He has worked with various organizations, including the Canary Institute of Research and Development, UNESCO and UNDP.
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