OPENING CEREMONY: 8:30 am - 11:00 am


AMCHAM T&T and Republic Bank welcome you to THIS 2022.


Toni Sirju-Ramnarine

Senator the Honourable
Allyson West

Minister of Public Administration

Derwin M. Howell
Executive Director

Day 1 Keynote Speaker

Dr. Bernard Meyerson, Chief Innovation Officer Emeritus - IBM, sets the tone for the Conference with his Opening Keynote Address
on the evolution of technology, what we might look forward to and
how this evolution will affect business and our lives now and in the future. 

Dr. Bernard Myerson
Chief Innovation Officer Emeritus


Nirad Tewarie

Bernard Meyerson
Chief Innovation Officer Emeritus

Derwin M. Howell
Executive Director
Republic Bank Ltd

Zia Paton
Caribbean Digital Services Leader

Carina Cockburn
IDB Trinidad & Tobago Country Representative


THE NEW WORLD : 11:20am - 1:00pm 


As the world of digital technology continues to expand, so too do the ways we engage with it.  All the rage are trends around Web3, the Metaverse, digital currencies and Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs). What are they? What are these trends? Are these hype or can they create long-term value? Why and how to get involved?


Session Keynote Speaker

Anthony Zamore


Thiago Dias
Vice President,
Fintech & Enablers

Nicholas Huggins
Creative Director

Lily Dash
ESQ & Founder of Galactic Labs Advisory and Venture Studio

Session Moderator

Simon Aqui
Country Leader


CHANGE IN ACTION : 2:00pm -3:30pm


There is no shortage of technological solutions to improve business processes and improve customer experience.  So why are there so many businesses still operating in analogue? What would these businesses need to take that step toward digital transformation?

Learn from the success stories of tech adopters – the process, challenges, benefits and pain points of implementing tech solutions to improve business operations.
Most importantly, learn how and why you should do it too!


Session Keynote Speaker

Miles Abraham
Director of Strategy & Innovation

Naresh Mongroo
Chief Data Officer

Clyde Seepersad
Senior Vice President, & 
General Manager - Training & Certification

Leanne Walters-Hawke
Workforce Change Specialist, 
Senior Manager

Session Moderator

Angélique Parisot-Potter
Executive VP, Business Integrity & Group General Counsel


FINTECH - 'NUFF SAID : 3:45pm - 5:10pm

Session sponsored by: 

T&T has the largest financial services industry in the English-Speaking Caribbean so how do we leverage this to develop a fintech industry?
Dynamic Fin-tech products are enablers of a competitive and export-led economy.
Importantly, as we move towards making T&T a Cashless Society, the development of the financial tech ecosystem is crucial.
What lessons can we learn from the progress and successes in other countries that can propel T&T’s financial ecosystem and what are the benefits to you!?


Cesar Rebollar
Director, Digital Product & Solutions LAC

Denyse Ramnarine
General Manager, Electronic Channels and Payments Division

Alister Noel
Senior Manager,

Dr. Christian Stone


Session Moderator

Stuart Franco

DAY 2 - THURSDAY 7th JULY 2022


Futureproof Digital Infrastructure : 8:15 am - 9:15 am

Day 2 Keynote Speaker

Kick off Day 2  with David White, Global Technology Team Lead for Infrastructure Modernization in Google Cloud’s Solutions Engineering organization delivering a keynote presentation on innovation for leveraging technology and digital solutions to futureproof your organization.


David White
Global Technology Team Lead for Infrastructure Modernization

Can You Handle It? - Digital Intensity : 9:15 am - 10:45 am

How many of your digital solutions are licensed or outsourced? Your IT staff should do more than fix computers and troubleshoot software. While many off -the-shelf solutions are extremely useful, sometimes customization is required. Moreover, there may be solutions that could be better-developed in-house. Is there an opportunity for tech development to be part of your R&D? This is why you should hire/train developers and programmers to build your organization's digital capabilities.

Session Keynote Speaker

Suzy Teele
Vice President,
Strategic Initiatives & Outreach

Matthew Encinas

Karen Tom-Yew Jardine
General Manager, Group Marketing and Communications

Saranjit Arora
CEO & Founder

Session Moderator

Lorcan Camps
Founder & CEO


Digital Transformation of Government -  11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Even as the government makes moves towards improving service by adopting technology, we still struggle to improve our ease of doing business.
There is much more work to be done, more problems to be solved and true digital transformation of government’s infrastructure is imperative.
Let’s look at the practical tech solutions being employed by governments around the world that can be adopted by GoRTT
as well as some of the local initiatives that are underway.

Session sponsored by: 

Session Keynote Speaker

Gary Schneider
Managing Director, Regional Head of North America Public Sector Group Banking, Capital Markets and Advisory 

Doug Hadden
Executive Vice President, Strategy & Innovation

John Outridge

Helen Gradstein
UNCDF Regional Digital Finance Specialist - Caribbean

Wayne Nahkid
Deputy National Chief Digital Officer,
National ICT
Ministry of Digital Transformation

Session Moderator

Zia Paton
Chair of AMCHAM T&T's Digital Transformation Committee


Attractive Shores -  2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The pandemic, and now the Invasion of Ukraine, has highlighted the issue of supply chain sustainability.  
This underscored the importance of nearshoring and created opportunities for non-traditional players. 
Now is T&T’s chance to become a real player in the global tech supply chain.
Carpe diem!!!

Session Keynote Speaker

Ted Teele
President, Teele Consulting

Dr. William Huggins
Country Manager, Trinidad

Kirk Laughlin
Managing Director and Founder

Kheston Walkins
Chief Neuroinnovation Officer

Session Moderator

Anna Henderson

Cocktail and Networking Reception
Proman Starlift Pan Yard, Tragarete Road 
Thursday 7th July - 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

**Shuttle service will be provided to and from the Hyatt by our transportation partner Europcar. Shuttles from the Hyatt will begin from 4:15 p.m.

Cocktail Networking Reception sponsored by: 

DAY 3 - FRIDAY 8th JULY 2022

9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  

Trinidad and Tobago Tech Hub Development Strategy Workshop. (By invitation only)