10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Trinidad
Port of Spain
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Seminar - A Digital Caribbean

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The 49th Annual Meeting of the Caribbean Development Bank's Board of Governors takes place from June 2 to 7, in Trinidad and Tobago.

The Meeting programme includes a memorial lecture, seminars and a youth outreach initiative. The final seminar for the Meeting is on the topic, 'A Digital Caribbean.'

ICT is the fastest growing industry today, driven by the rapid pace of development and adoption of new technologies largely due to the liberalisation of and increased competition in service markets. This has contributed to waves of digitalisation and digital transformation globally, with new economic rents being extracted from the digital economy.

The Seminar will be organised around two “peer-to-peer” chats. Focussing on the current state of digital transformation in the Caribbean, speakers will highlight their experiences, and provide recommendations for advancing the Region’s digital transformation agenda.

Presentations will address three critical aspects of digitisation, namely:

  • Transformation in Government
  • Regulation and Governance
  •  Innovation and Entrepreneurship

An interactive discussion between panellists and the audience will follow the presentations.


Chat 1: Digital Transformation to Enable Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Ms. Therese Turner-Jones, General Manager, Caribbean Country Department, IDB, Jamaica

Mr. David Cox, Head, Vice President Regulatory Affairs, Cable & Wireless Communications
Mr. Kirk-Anthony Hamilton, Director, Tech Beach Retreat

Chat 2: Regulation and Governance for Digital Transformation

Ms. Michelle Marius, Director, ICT Pulse Consulting Limited, Jamaica

Mr. Gabriel Abed, Founder, BITT Inc.
Professor Avinash Persaud

Chat 3: Digital Transformation in Government

Dr. Justin Ram, Director of  Economics, CDB

Honourable Marsha Caddle, Minister in the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Investment, Government of Barbados
Mr. Aldwyn Wayne, Chief Executive Officer, WiPay, Trinidad and Tobago




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