4th Caribbean ICT Collaboration Forum

June 25, 2020 - June 26, 2020
Venue: Hyatt Trinidad

TheCaribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) convened the first Caribbean ICT Collaboration forum in February2016 in Trinidad and Tobago in order to fosterthe practice of collaborationfor advancing ICT-enabled development.TheForum promoted the sharing ofinformation in order to avoid duplication of effortsand encouraged the pooling ofhuman and financial resources in advancing the ICT agenda both nationally and regionally. The Forum also sought to develop mechanisms that would support collaboration amongst different organisations in the planning and execution of Caribbean ICT projects. This 4thCollaborationForum will continue the process of developing collaborative working relationships among Caribbeangovernments, ICT organisations andother stakeholders to addressthe issue of digital transformation in the region.The Forum will seek to establish a high-level approach for transforming the Caribbean.

Information for Participants
Registration (Due to the numbers already registered, registration is now closed.)
Hotel Booking Link: Caribbean Telecommunications Union
After Dark and Trini Dinner (US$50.00)

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Day 1
Time Activity Presenter
08:00 Registration
08:30 OPENING SESSION Moderator: Mr. Nigel Cassimire Telecommunications Specialist Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU)
  National Anthem and Invocation
08:35 Welcome Remarks Hon. Melford Nicholas Minister of Information, Broadcasting, Telecommunications and Information Technology, Antigua and Barbuda and President of the CTU
08:50 Feature Address Sen. the Hon. Allyson West Minister of Public Administration Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
09:15 Video: The Art of Effective Collaboration Mr. Anthony Watkins Principal Consultant ODYSSEY CONSULTinc Limited Trinidad and Tobago
10:30 Coffee Break
11:00 The Digital Transformation Imperative – Perspectives from an Entrepreneur Mr. Jean Th Arnell Managing Partner Computech Technology Center Saint Martin
11:45 Launch of the Caribbean Internet Development Foundation (CIDF) Mr. Steve Sankar CIDF Consultant Caribbean Telecommunications Union
12:15 Lunch
SESSION 2: Strategic Interventions for Digital Transformation Moderator: Mr. Gary Kalloo ICT Policy Specialist Caribbean Telecommunications Union
13:15 Digital Financial Services Ms. Marla Dukharan Spokesperson Caribbean Settlement Network
13:40 Cyber Security Mr. Earl Harris Asst. Director Strategic Services CARICOM IMPACS
14:05 Intellectual Property and Innovation Mr. Kavish Seetahal Legal Officer Intellectual Property Office Trinidad and Tobago
14:30 Q&A
15:15 End of Day 1
Day 2
Time Activity Presenter
  SESSION 3: Collaboration Moderator:  Mr. Trevor Prevatt Consultant CTU
08:00 Report of the Caribbean ICT Collaboration Committee Mr. Selby Wilson Telecommunications Strategist CTU
08:30 Group Work: The Art of Effective Collaboration Mr. Anthony Watkins Principal Consultant ODYSSEY CONSULTinc Limited
10:00 Coffee Break
  SESSION 4: Technology and Supporting Transformation Moderator: Mr. Junior McIntyre ICT Specialist CTU
10:20 Internet Exchange Points Mr. Kurleigh Prescod Country Manager Columbus Communications Trinidad Limited
10:45 Data Centres Mr Riyad Mohammed Chief Development Officer Air Link Networks Trinidad and Tobago
11:10 Transformative Services Mr. Ashish Uttamchandani Chief Executive Officer UNDSL Trinidad and Tobago
11:35 The Cloud (remote participation) Mr. Eamonn Sheehy Director, Public Sector Cloud Carib Limited The Bahamas
12:00 Q&A  
12:15 Lunch
SESSION 5: Digital Transformation – Let’s Do it Moderator: Mr. Selby Wilson Telecommunications Strategist CTU
PANEL: Regulatory Imperatives for Digital Transformation
13:15 Regulatory Reset in a Technological Age Mr. Julian Wilkins Government Relations & Public Affairs Director Digicel
Collaborating to address new Spectrum Requirements Dr. Ronald Walcott Chief Executive Officer Telecommunications Services of Trinidad and Tobago
The Regulator’s response to the changing technological landscape Dr. Spencer Thomas Chairman NTRC Grenada
14:00 Presentation of Strategic Practice for Digital Transformation Ms. Bernadette Lewis Secretary General CTU
15:00 Facilitated Discussion
15:10 Wrap Up Mr. Nigel Cassimire Telecommunications Specialist CTU
15:15 End of Forum
News Releases
PR- CTU Collaboration Forum discusses roaming charges