I am a seasoned computer industry expert with over 28 years of experience in the fields of telecom-Internet networks, green data centers, and renewable energy in ICT. My passion lies in utilizing technology for the betterment of society, and I am currently co-directing the ASU SolarSPELL Initiative, which focuses on providing offline digital education to rural schools and offline "internet of things" soil sensing.
My expertise lies in telecommunications ICT for development, wireless networks, data center operations and design, educational systems, and renewable energy in ICT. With my diverse skillset, I am committed to driving innovation in the technology sector to create a positive impact on rural communities worldwide.
I have previously served as the Executive Director at Inveneo, an ICT social enterprise that specializes in providing sustainable computing solutions in developing countries. In my role, I was responsible for overseeing strategic partnerships and project management, including field deployments, client management, and co-working space operations.
As part of my duties, I collaborated with major project funders, such as Google, Facebook, USAID, and Oxfam, to implement network and computing solutions in East and West Africa, the Caribbean, and the Pacific Islands. My extensive experience in this field has equipped me with the expertise to effectively manage complex projects and deliver impactful results that benefit communities in need.
Mr. Baikie is an occasional author, having published multiple white papers and articles on the subjects of green data center operations and solar power in ICT4D. He brings a wealth of knowledge to these fields, leveraging his educational background, which includes Engineering from Michigan Technological University, as well as advanced studies in International Business from the University of Wisconsin.
Mr. Baikie continues to expand his expertise with studies in a Master of Computer Science at Georgia Tech. His academic pursuits and industry experience make him well-equipped to tackle the challenges facing the technology sector and to drive innovation in ways that benefit communities around the world