Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Lifetime Achievement Awardees 2013

Edward (Teddy) Alexander

Edward (Teddy) Alexander, a true visionary, brings a passion for information technology (IT) to the role of Chief Executive Officer of tTech Limited, the first company in Jamaica to provide managed IT services as its core offering.

In the use of information technology, he founded tTech in 2006 after 18 years of service to Grace Kennedy Limited where he served as Chief Information Officer and President of Grace Kennedy (USA) Inc. Mr. Alexander’s tenure at Grace Kennedy began as an Account Manager with Grace-Unisys (Jamaica) Limited in 1988 where he rose through several management positions until he was given responsibility for Information Technology in 1993. His wide experience in the area of IT was also shaped by his earlier role as a Management Consultant at KPMG Peat Marwick & Partners, where he served after stints at the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica and the Ministry of Mining & Energy.

Holding a Master’s of Science degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Windsor, Mr. Alexander has also pursued professional courses at the Harvard Business School and the University of Florida. He is a former President of the Jamaica Computer Society. Teddy Alexander’s vision is to help educate companies on how the effective use of IT will help to increase their companies’ overall efficiency and gain a competitive advantage in this rapidly changing global environment.

All of this was reflected in his JCS Presidency (1996-1998) as one characterised by an abundance of ideas. Teddy continues to be a stalwart of the JCS.