Tech Hub Islands Summit (t.h.i.s) 2023
Agenda Day 1 - 29th June

Breakfast and Registration

7:30 a.m.


Tech Hub Islands Summit (t.h.i.s) 2023

Theme: Catapult
The concept is acknowledging that although we may be behind in the digital transformation journey, there is no need to try to play catch up step by step. We can learn from the strides, accomplishments and failures of others who have already been through the journey to propel forward/skip – catapult - to the end.

Opening Ceremony

9:00 a.m.


Speakers

Senator the Honourable Hassel Bacchus

Minister of Digital Transformation

Nirad Tewarie

CEO 


Richard Sammy

Vice President 

Conference Keynote

9:50 – 10:30 a.m.


Speakers

Kaihan Krippendorff

Business Strategy Speaker and Author 


Coffee Break 

10:30 a.m.

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It’s a Leadership Issue

10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

In today's rapidly evolving business landscape, leaders must be able to navigate uncertainty, embrace new technologies, and drive cultural and orgnizational change to support digitalization efforts. Explore the critical role of leadership in supporting digital transformation through real case studies from the field. Examine the importance of culture change and transformative leadership to support the adoption of new technologies and processes, and discuss the challenges of leading in a volatile environment with a lens on evolving technologies and increasing focus on ESG.


Speakers


 Session sponsored by


Kiki De Valle

Executive Vice President, Market Development- Latin America & Caribbean


Karen Tom Yew

General Manager, Group Marketing and Communications


Brian Hackett

Territory Senior Partner 


Navin Dookeran

CEO


Abraham Smith

CEO



John Outridge

CEO


Lorcan Camps

Founder and CEO


Carina Cockburn

IDB Country Representative


Lunch Break 


One FinTech Caribbean – Driving Digital Financial Inclusion and Fostering Innovation

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.


Speakers

Lesley Hernandez

Products and Solutions Manager


Mark Perreira

CEO


Felix Siman III

Vice President of Innovation and Deputy Managing Director


John Sankeralli

Chief FinTech Officer


Lindsay Willams

Product Manager



Session sponsored by


Cyber Security – Building a Security Minded Culture

3:20 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

 
The statistics around cybersecurity incidents caused by human error continue to be alarming and on the increase. As hackers become more and more sophisticated about cybersecurity breaches, the methods by which they use social engineering tactics to dupe, manipulate and trick end users into taking actions that initiate and unleash threats become equally sophisticated. Risk mitigation from Cybersecurity threats cannot rest with and be the responsibility of technical IT professionals only. Ongoing education, awareness and culture building is the most formidable Cybersecurity risk mitigation strategy.

Speakers

Bryan Kane

Innovation and Strategy Director, Group B2B


David Antonio Green

Vice President, North America and Europe, and Strategic Partnerships


Vitra Gopee

Chief Operations Officer 


Noah Gallo

Sales Director


Garret Lloyd

Senior Technical Specialist


Cocktail Reception

5:00 p.m.

Sponsored by 


Tech Hub Islands Summit (t.h.i.s) 2023
Agenda Day 2 - 30th June
 

Breakfast and Registration

7:30 a.m.


Tech Hub Islands Summit (t.h.i.s) 2023

Theme: Catapult
The concept is acknowledging that although we may be behind in the digital transformation journey, there is no need to try to play catch up step by step. We can learn from the strides, accomplishments and failures of others who have already been through the journey to propel forward/skip – catapult - to the end.

Welcome

9:00 a.m.


The Digital Nomad Opportunity: Navigating the Future of Work and Innovation

9:10 a.m. – 9:50a.m.

 
With more remote workers than ever before, increasing numbers of people are choosing to "work from anywhere" as digital nomads. So, how can islands like Trinidad and Tobago take advantage to bring about economic prosperity and bolster business and innovation ecosystems? Global mobility and future of work expert Lauren Razavi shares her insights on the nomad opportunity and how Trinidad and Tobago can leverage overseas talent to build a brighter future.

Speakers

Lauren Ravazi

Executive Director


Current and Future Skills

9:50 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.​

Context - Tech Literacy - What are the skills needed throughout the organization to futureproof your business?  

The modern workforce is undergoing significant transformations due to technological advancements, globalization, and changing market dynamics. As a result, the skills required to succeed in today's job market are constantly evolving.  For this discussion, we explore the job market trends and evolving business needs as it relates to skills. As well as, how technological advancements are likely to further impact the workforce and the skills that they would need to remain employable and help your transforming business thrive.


Speakers

Darryl Duke

Assistant General Manager - Business Sales


Eldred Garcia

SVP of Business and Partner Development


Miles Abraham

Director, Strategy & Innovation


Devindra Ramnarine

 Digital Transformation Adviser


Making your data work for you

11:20 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.


We are collecting data from our customer bases every day. How your business is harvesting data can seem obsolete and meaningless. However, with the right tools, that same data can be instrumental in driving customer centricity, delivering your goods seamlessly and fine tuning your sales and product strategy.

  Join us as we explore how you can look at data differently and use it to deliver on your corporate strategy.



Speakers

Dharmendra Sahay

Managing Principal


Anesh Roopnarine

Business Transformation Program Manager


Kevan Rajaram

Senior Manager, Data & Advanced Analytics 


Miguel Kalloo

Manager, Analytics and Insights, Data Governance and Management Unit


Lunch Break 


Health Tech – How Tech Can Improve Lives

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.​


Speakers

Hugh McGuire

Senior Scientific Advisor


Dr Henry Bailey

Lecturer


Dr Maryam Abdool-Richards

Principal Medical Officer

 

Dr. Alexander Sinanan

Medical Doctor, Clinical Radiology

 

AI – What does it all mean?

3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

AI has emerged as a game-changing technology. While we might have an idea of what it is, we may not fully understand it’s potential for driving business growth and success. With its ability to analyze vast amounts of data, automate processes, and uncover valuable insights, AI empowers organizations to make informed decisions, enhance operational efficiency, and deliver personalized customer experiences. Learn how more about AI technologies and how unlocking their potential can propel your business forward.

Speakers

Mark Moyou

Senior Data Scientist


Kristian Bainey

CEO



Leslie Lee Fook

Director Al, Automation & Analytics 

Naresh Mongroo

VP Technology Excellence and Enablement

Closing Keynote: 

Bridging the Digital Divide- Making sure we all move forward.    

4:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. 

Exploring the challenges and opportunities of narrowing the digital divide and how by ensuring equal access to technology and empowering communities, you can tap into untapped markets, expand your customer base and drive innovation. How can we use tech to drive DEI and how right leadership and DEI strategies can drive innovation in Tech. And how by having tech nodes in different geographic locations, we get better outcomes and more innovation at the level of both the company and society.
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Speakers

Stephanie Le Blanc-Godfrey

Global Head of Community Inclusion Programs for Women of Color


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