(Forimmediaterelease. net) The quick pace of innovation in info and communication technologies (ICT) is definitely impacting every aspect of Caribbean life. There exists a clarion call for the region to keep updated with and understand the potential of the new and revolutionary technologies in order to overcome the challenges faced from the Caribbean and to drive meconomic development.
It is imperative that Carribbean leaders consider the opportunities presented from the ICT revolution and adopt the particular technologies that can transform all industries and promote social and financial development.
Against this background, the Government of Antigua and Barbuda, in collaboration with the Caribbean Telecoms Union (CTU), will be hosting the particular ICT Week and Symposium in the Sandals Grande Resort and Health spa from March 20-24, 2017. Microsoft. Bernadette Lewis, the Secretary Common of the CTU noted that the concept for the Symposium is “ ICT: Driving 21st Century Intelligent Services. ” She explained the purpose of the Week’ s activities as being “ to boost awareness of the ICT revolution, the particular implications for policy, legislation plus regulations and how they can be employed in order to transform existing operations; to create social inclusion; provide ICT-based the particular challenges we face in the region plus promote national and regional growth. ”
The week’ s activities include a number of ICT events which include a Smart Caribbean Meeting, 15th Caribbean Ministerial Strategic ICT Seminar, 3rd Caribbean Stakeholders Conference: Cyber security and Cyber Criminal offense and culminates with the Training Program upon Mobile Money for Financial Addition.
At the Smart Carribbean Conference, Huawei, the platinum coordinator for ICT Week, will present just how new ICT such as cloud processing, virtualization, Big Data, Geographic Info System (GIS), the Internet of Issues (IoT), and the ecosystem Software Growth Kit (eSDK) can be used to create extensive, end-to-end Smart Caribbean solutions. Options include the safe city, smart town operations centers, one-stop government providers, smart transportation and applications with regard to healthcare, education and tourism.
The 15th Caribbean Ministerial Strategic ICT Seminar will concentrate on the application of ICT in the financial services field and will explore new modes associated with providing secure financial services for all people; the use of cryptocurrencies; cyber security plus innovative ways of financing the region’ s ICT development.
The Caribbean Stakeholders’ Meeting 3: Cybersecurity and Cybercrime will assist in discussions for establishing appropriate procedures and resources for implementing the particular Caribbean Cyber Security and Internet Crime Action Plan.
The courses Program on Mobile Money pertaining to Financial Inclusion, facilitated by GSMA, seeks to provide an in-depth take a look at mobile money services — the way they work, the stakeholders involved as well as the regulatory enablers, as well as critical problems such as cross- network interoperability.
Interested persons can sign-up at: https://form.jotform.co/62924196675872
For more information, much more the CTU Website at: www.ctu.int
MEDIA CONTACT: Michelle Garcia Communications Specialist Caribbean Telecommunications Marriage E-mail: michelle. garcia@ctu. int Website: www.ctu.int/ Tel: 1-868-628-0281, ext. 246 Fax: 1-868-622-6523
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