Dr. Isaias Barreto da Rosa is Chairman, Multisectoral Regulatory Agency of the Economy in Cape Verde. Before this, he was Commissioner for ICT for the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). He concluded his post-doc at the Tallinn University, Estonia, addressing the issue of enabling mobile access to digital libraries in digital divide environments. He holds an Advanced Studies Diploma and a PhD degree (Hons) in Education and Human Development (University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain), a Master degree in Management Development (Euro-Arab Management School, Granada, Spain), and a licentiate degree in Computer Science (Faculty of Science, University of Lisbon, Portugal).

Dr. Isaias Barreto da Rosa is a Cisco Academy instructor by the University of Central England, United Kingdom and Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa. Prior to joining the ECOWAS he worked as Software developer at the Center for the Study of Information Problems at the Portuguese Catholic University, Portugal; researcher and lecturer at Tallinn University, Estonia; professor at Jean Piaget University of Cape Verde for 13 years, where he also assumed several other responsibilities such as head of the unit (department) of science and technology, Director of the Technological Division; Director of the Digital Education Lab, Cisco Academy Manager, Microsoft IT Academy Manager, etc.

Dr. Barreto da Rosa has several research papers published in journals and proceedings of international conferences. He lives in Cape Verde.