Raymond C. Wells, PhD

Raymond C. Wells, PhD

Dr. Raymond C. Wells is currently the CEO of Carapace InfoSec Ltd. where he is responsible for the strategic rollout of the company’s vision.  Dr. Wells role include overseeing the forensic section that is focused on network security, computer and mobile forensics.  Carapace InfoSec Ltd. is dedicated to the confidentiality, integrity and protection of data and given his vast experience, Dr. Wells is now engaged in a project that will revolutionize the manner in which critical data is protected within The Bahamas.

Dr. Wells also serve as Deputy Director of The National Insurance Board and Vice President of Information Technology.  His role includes the overall responsibility of the entire Information Technology Function within NIB inclusive of all systems and software programs.  He hold full responsibility for the establishment of long term IT strategic goals, policies, and procedures and oversee implementation of system to ensure high availability of IT-related systems.  This include the architecture and leading the implementation of a robust virtualized data center at NIB. He also hold responsibility for establishing and forecasting requirements for any and all budgetary needs related to NIB IT infrastructure and systems.  He led the initiatives inclusive of extensive business requirements gathering, information search, and successful procurement of a new enterprise Insurance Administration System that revolutionized the processes and functions of The National Insurance Board and also replaced the Twenty-seven (27) years legacy system. This project also included the launch of a robust new NIB Smart Card infrastructure that possess the potential to be a National Card of The Bahamas.

Dr. Wells led the IT team that implemented the Information Technology component of the National Prescription Drug Plan that went live to thousands of Bahamians on September 20, 2010.  And will be further expanded to even more Bahamians in the not too distant future. In fact, the technological advancement was so impressive that Computerworld, a leader in IT information awarded NIB the coveted Laureate in the 2011 Computerworld Honors Program (http://www.eiseverywhere.com/ehome/CWHONORS2011/35791/?& ). The program, founded in 1988, recognizes organizations and individuals who have used information technology to promote and advance public welfare, benefit society and change the world for the better.

Some of the other positions held by Dr. Wells were the IT Security Architect for a multinational financial firm where he was responsible for the implementation of the Identity and Access Management System or simply put he controlled all access to the company’s $½ trillion dollar portfolio for 8 years.  His role in the organization afforded him the opportunity to significantly change the Information Security posture of that organization there by significantly expanding the security of the data centre.

Dr. Wells is also a former police officer of six (6) years and was attached to the Forensic Science Section as a Forensic Technician.  While attached to the Forensic Science Section he implemented their Laboratory Information Management System that completely automated the way evidence was processed throughout the Lab.  This system significantly changed the reengineered that business processes of that section.

Dr. Wells completed his Doctoral in Information System with a specialization in Information Security in 2012 Summa Cum Laude from Nova Southeastern University (NSU) Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences   He also completed his Master of Business Administration Summa Cum Laude at NSU. Raymond also graduated valedictorian at The College of The Bahamas in 2001 and was the recipient of the coveted Governor General Award among other awards.  He also graduated from The College of The Bahamas in 1995 with an Associates of Arts degree in Chemistry with a minor in Biology.

Dr. Wells is also a part time lecturer at The College of The Bahamas for the past 10+ years in the School of Business where he teaches Information Technology and Information Security courses at both the baccalaureate and graduate levels. His numerous certifications include Computer Information System Security Professional (CISSP), Computer Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), and Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE).  He also attended the Chief Information Officer Leadership Program at the prestigious University of California Berkeley and Columbia University Graduate School of Business Executive Education in High Impact Leadership.

Dr. Wells’ current research interests are software piracy, cyber security, and development of IT framework at the national level.