CTU ICT WEEK 2022 – THE BAHAMAS

September 5, 2022 - 9 September, 2022
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CTU ICT Week 2022 Booklet

CTU ICT WEEK 2022 – THE BAHAMAS

WEEK AT A GLANCE

PROVISIONAL

Theme: Leveraging Global Partnerships for Caribbean Connectivity

Date

Event

Description

Monday 5th September 2022

09:00 – 12:00

CTU 2nd Technical Conference:

Part 1: Towards a Single Regulatory Framework

By invitation ONLY

(a representative from each CTU member state and from each non-State member is invited)

Monday 5th September 2022

13:30 – 16:30

Part 2:

Proposals for Regulatory Management of OTTs and Big Tech in the Caribbean

By invitation ONLY

Tuesday 6th September 2022

09:00 – 12:00

45th Executive Council (EC45)

CLOSED Meeting: Open ONLY to the CTU’s Permanent Secretaries and Technical Officers, this statutory meeting will progress the work of the CTU. 

Tuesday 6th September 2022 

13:30 – 17:00

Joint Meeting of the 45th Executive Council (EC45) and the 26th General Conference of Ministers (GC26)

Open to ALL: This session will feature presentations of the projects and initiatives of the CTU Secretariat. In addition, reports of the Technical Conference held on 5th September 2022 will be made and Candidates for the ITU’s Plenipotentiary at the end of September 2022 will present to the joint meeting.

Tuesday 6th September 2022

09:00 – 16:00

6th Caribbean ICT Regulators’ Forum

Open to ONLY ICT Regulators and specially invited guests, this meeting will feature a series of addresses and round-table discussions on the Migration to 5G regulation; the proposal to establish a single CARICOM ICT Regulator; and regulations for digital transformation, to improve connectivity and to reduce the digital divide.

Tuesday 6th September 2022

19:00 – 21:00

CTU ICT Week 2022 –

The Bahamas:

Opening Ceremony and Cocktail reception

By invitation ONLY

Wednesday 7th September 2022

Session 1

09:00 – 12:00

26th General Conference of Ministers (GC26)

CLOSED Meeting: Open ONLY to CTU’s ICT Ministers, Permanent Secretaries and Technocrats, this statutory meeting will progress and discuss the business and operations of the CTU, including receiving resolutions and recommendations from the Executive Council.

Wednesday 7th September 2022

Session 2

13:30 – 17:00

 

CLOSED Meeting: Open ONLY to the above and specially invited guests: This session will include presentations from ARIN, the Caribbean Telecommunications Organisation’s Ministerial Alliance for Digital Nations 2022 and candidates for ITU’s PP-22.

Thursday 8th September 2022

09:00 – 17:00

19th Caribbean Ministerial Strategic ICT Seminar

Open to All: This session will feature presentations by various ICT industry leaders and is designed to bring policy-makers up to speed regarding new and emerging technology trends that may require public policy interventions.

Friday 9th September 2022

Morning and afternoon sessions

CTU ICT4PWD Workshops; for the Blind and the Deaf

By invitation: These workshops are hands-on sessions for persons with disabilities (PWDs) who are Blind or Visually Impaired or who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, to demonstrate in a tangible manner the impact that ICTs can have on their lives, leading to greater independence and inclusion.

CTU ICT Week delegates may contact the CTU Secretariat via EMAIL or the CTU ICT Week 2022 Secretariat during the week for more information on attending these workshops as observers.

Thursday 8th September 2022

09:00 – 14:30

CARIBNOG: 4th Technical Community Forum

Open to All: This meeting will feature technical presentations and discussions on Trends and Implications for Cybersecurity and the Global Internet; the State of the Caribbean Internet; a Network Autonomy Deep Dive; and Privacy and Security in DNS

Friday 9th September 2022

09:00 – 12:00

5th Caribbean Agency for Justice Solutions: Justice Forum

By invitation: The Forum will present and discuss current perspectives on Technology’s Evolving Impact on Justice and on Global Trends in Internet-related Cases. Also, a panel will discuss Coordinating the Cyber Cases –Local Considerations for Global Cyber Realities.

Friday 9th September 2022

17:00 – 20:00

ICT Week 2022 –

The Bahamas: Sunset Cruise (TBC)

Open to all but limited spaces will be available:  This is a paid event, available on a first come, first served basis to all participants.

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CTU 2nd Technical Conference (By Invitation)

 

Time Item Presenter
9:00 Opening Remarks Mr. Rodney Taylor

Secretary-General, CTU

  PART 1:

Towards a Single Caribbean ICT Regulator

 
9:15 Review of Consultant’s Report and Recommendations Mr. Nigel Cassimire

Deputy Secretary-General CTU

10:00 Group Discussion: Evaluation of Feasibility and Identification of Preferred Proposals Moderator:

Mr. Nigel Cassimire

11:00 Coffee Break
11:15 Group Discussion: Consensus Building and Drafting of Part 1 of the Report of the Technical Conference Moderator:

Mr. Nigel Cassimire

12:00 Impact of OTTs on Caribbean networks and implications of their fair share contribution to social welfare Digicel/Axon
12:30 Lunch Break
  PART 2:

Proposals for Regulatory Management of OTTs and Big Tech in the Caribbean

 
13:30 Review of Consultant’s Report and Recommendations Mr. Gary Kalloo

Director, Business Development and Implementation Support

CTU

14:15 Group Discussion: Evaluation of Feasibility and Identification of Preferred Proposals Moderator:

Mr. Gary Kalloo

15:15 Coffee Break
15:30 Group Discussion: Consensus Building and Drafting of Part 2 of the Report of the Technical Conference Moderator:

Mr. Gary Kalloo

16:30 Review of the Report of the Technical Conference Mr. Nigel Cassimire
17:00 Wrap-up Mr. Rodney Taylor

Secretary-General

CTU

17:05 End of Technical Conference
Joint Meeting of 45th Executive Council and 26th General Conference of Ministers

 

  Item Doc. Presenter
13:30 Opening Remarks   Mr. Rodney Taylor

Secretary General, CTU

13:35 Keynote Address

 

  Mr. Randol Dorsett

Chairman, URCA

  Secretariat Project Updates:
13:50 Secretariat Operations Mr. Rodney Taylor
14:00 Declaration of St. George’s – Roaming Mr. Rodney Taylor
14:10 CARIBIX Mr. Gary Kalloo

Director

Business Development and Implementation Support, CTU

14:20 Caribbean Internet Governance

·       18th CIGF

·       1st SIDS IGF

·       Caribbean Youth IGF

Mr. Nigel Cassimire

Deputy Secretary-General

CTU

14:30 Caribbean Spectrum Management Mr. Nigel Cassimire
14:40 Caribbean Video Assistance Service Mr. Trevor Prevatt

Director

Stakeholder Engagement, CTU

14:50 Q&A  
15:00 Coffee Break
15:15 ITU PP-22 Participation Overview Mr. Cleveland Thomas

ITU

Caribbean Representative

15:30 ITU PP-22 Candidate Presentations
16:45 Wrap-up   Mr. Rodney Taylor
17:00 End of Meeting

 

6th Regulators Forum (Closed and By Invitation)

 

Time Topic Presenter
09:00 Opening Remarks Mr. Selby Wilson

Director, Finance and Administration, CTU

09:05 Key Note Address:

Migration to G5 Regulators

Ms. Sofie Maddens (Remote)

Head of the Regulatory and Market Environment Division, ITU

09:30 Panel Discussion

Moderator: Ms. Sofie Maddens

  • Mr. Guy Malone – CEO, Telecommunications Regulatory Commission, BVI
  • Ms. Wendy Jap-a-Joe – Director, Telecommunications Authority Suriname (TAS)
  • Mrs. Cynthia Reddock-Downes – CEO, Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (TATT)
  • Mr. Carlton Smith – CEO, Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority (URCA), The Bahamas
10:15 CARICOM ICT Regulatory Standards Commission: 

Implications for National Regulatory Bodies

Mr. Nigel Cassimire

Deputy Secretary-General

CTU

10:25 Open Discussion

Moderator: Mr. Nigel Cassimire

10:45 Coffee Break
11;15 Key Note Address:

Regulation for Digital Transformation

Mr. Philippe Defraigne

Founding Director, Cullen International

11:30 Panel Discussion

Moderator: Mr. Phillippe Defraigne

 

 

  • Mrs. Cheryl Hector Fontenelle – Acting Managing Director, ECTEL
  • Mr. Kenva Williams – Director General, Turks & Caicos Islands Telecomms. Commission
  • Mr. Sidney De Weever – Head of Technical Division, Bureau Telecommunications and Post St. Maarten
12:00 Lunch
13:30 Digital Switchover Case Study: Jamaica Mr. Cordel Green

Executive Director

Broadcasting Commission, Jamaica

13:45 Panel Discussion on Digital Switchover

 

Mr. Cordel Green

CANTO Representative

  • Mr. Rupert Pinder – Director, Electronic Communications, URCA, The Bahamas
14:30 Keynote Address:

The Regulator’s Role in Closing the Digital Divide

Mrs. Cynthia Reddock-Downes

CEO

Telecommunications Authority of T&T (TATT)

14:45 Open Discussion

Moderator: Mr. Selby Wilson

15:15 Coffee Break
15:30 Keynote Address:

Regulating for Evolving Technologies

Mr. Thomas Sullivan

Chief, International Bureau

Federal Communications Commission, USA

16:00 Open Discussion

Moderator: Mrs. Mavis Johnson-Collie

International and Government Relations Advisor, URCA

16:10 Wrap up and Next Steps Mr. Selby Wilson
16:15 End of Meeting
19th Caribbean Ministerial Strategic ICT Seminar

 

Time Item Presenter
09:00 Welcome and Introductory Remarks Mr. Nigel Cassimire

Deputy Secretary-General, CTU

09:10 Keynote Address:

Leveraging Global Partnerships for Caribbean Connectivity

Mr. John Curran

Chief Executive Officer

American Registry for Internet Numbers

(ARIN)

09:30 Q&A  
09:40 Keynote Address

Huawei Digital Power, Building a Low-Carbon Smart Society

Mr. Victor Saldana

Manager for Central America, Caribbean, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname & French Guiana

Huawei Photovoltaic Solutions

10:00 Panel Discussion:

5G: The 3-5 Year Forecast for the Caribbean

 

Moderator: Mr. Gary Kalloo

Director, Business Development and Implementation Support, CTU

  • Ms. Desha A. Clifford – Legal & Regulatory Director, Digicel (Trinidad & Tobago) Limited
  • Mr. David Cox – Head of Regulatory Affairs Caribbean, Cable and Wireless (C&W)
  • Mr. José F. Otero (TBC) – Vice President for Latin America and the Caribbean 5G Americas
  • Mr. Francisco Soto – Regional Chief Expert, Wireless Solutions, Huawei
 11:00 Coffee Break
11:15 Panel Discussion:

Satellites – One Piece of the Connectivity Puzzle

Moderator:  Natalia Vincente

Global Satellite Operators Association

  • Mr. Ryan Johnson – Senior Director Global Market Access & Government Affairs, Viasat, USA
  • Ms. Amy Mehlman – Vice President, Global Affairs and Stakeholder Relation, eSpace, USA
12:15 Lunch Break
13:30 Regional Imperatives for Digital Transformation                  Mr. Eamonn Sheehy

Director, Public Sector

Cloud Carib

 13:50 Sponsor Lightning Presentations:

 

 

  • ICANN – Mr. Albert Daniels
  • Digicel – Mr. David Geary
  • LACNIC – Mr. Kevon Swift
  • Huawei – Mr. Luis Guillot,
  • Meta – Mr. Sebastian Kaplan
Facilitator: Ms. Nia Nanan

Senior Research Analyst, CTU

 

 

 

 

14:50 Interactive Discussion:

Fin-Tech – The role of Telecommunications in Advancing Financial Inclusion

Moderator: Mr. John Outridge

Chief Executive Officer

International Financial Centre (IFC)

Trinidad & Tobago

  • Ms. Helen Gradstein (Remotely) – Head – Eastern Caribbean Office & Regional Digital Finance Specialist, UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF)
  • Mr. Richard Douglas (TBC) – Chief Executive Officer / Co-Founder, Island Pay, Bahamas
  • Dr. Jan Schröder – Chief System Architect, CaribCoin
15:40 Cybersecurity – The Greatest Challenge Moderator: TBC

  • Mr. Scott MacKenzie – Chief Executive Officer, Cloud Carib, Bahamas
  • Mr. Deon Olton (Remote) – ICT/Cyber Security Lead Consultant, Caribbean Cyber Security Centre, Barbados
  • Mr. Shernon Osepa (Remote) – Internet Society, USA
16:30   Wrap Up Mr. Rodney Taylor

Secretary-General, CTU

16:35 Close of Seminar

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