UTech Jamaica appoints new chancellor
CARNEY... had an illustrious career in internet protocol networking industry, spanning more than 30 years

THE University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech) this week announced the appointment of Lloyd Carney as chancellor, effective August 22, 2022, for a period of seven years.

Carney, a globally renowned IT engineer, entrepreneur, and venture capital investor, was appointed as chancellor by Minister of Education and Youth Fayval Williams on the recommendation of the university's council. He succeeds late former Chancellor Edward Seaga, who died on May 28, 2019.

The chancellor is the head of the university and his duties include presiding over at least one meeting of the council annually, and the conferring of degrees, diplomas, certificates, and other academic distinctions and awards.

A Jamaican by birth, Carney has had an illustrious career in the internet protocol (IP) networking industry, spanning more than 30 years. He is the founder and chairman of USA-based Carney Technology Acquisition Corp II (CTAC II) – a special purpose acquisition company.

He is a former CEO and member of the board of directors of technology firm Brocade Communications Systems.

Before joining Brocade, Carney was CEO and member of the board of directors at Xsigo Systems, a technology leader in the data centre virtualisation market, with solutions for cloud computing and software-defined networking. Xsigo was sold to Oracle Corporation. Prior to his work with Xsigo, he was CEO of Micromuse Incorporated, a public networking management software company that became an integral part of the IBM Tivoli framework.

He also served as chief operating officer at Juniper Networks, where he oversaw the engineering, product management, and manufacturing divisions as well as president of the core IP, wireless Internet, and the enterprise divisions at Nortel Networks.

The newly appointed UTech chancellor has been involved in various philanthropic efforts in Jamaica, South Africa, and Haiti, focusing on health care and children's needs.

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