CUPECOY–Bernadette Lewis, Secretary-General of the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU), is scheduled to deliver the keynote address at today’s invitation-only Governor’s Symposium themed “ICT Governance – Shaping Our Future” in the American University of the Caribbean (AUC) Medical School.
Lewis is an ardent proponent of ICT-enabled transformation in every sphere of endeavor. The CTU has been at the forefront of activities to promote the effective use of ICT in fostering Caribbean socio-economic development.
In addition to Lewis, the symposium will feature Bevil Wooding, an internet strategist and the Caribbean Outreach Manager for Packet Clearing House, and Jean Arnell, Managing Partner of Computect, with a passion for technology innovation in the public sector.
Each speaker will highlight aspects of developments in ICT with a focus on infrastructure, innovations, threats, security and governance from their own perspective and discipline. The youth from the St. Maarten Academy CAPE programme and technology department will highlight the aspect of ICT in education.
The speakers will be joined on a panel by St. Maarten Telephone Group of Companies TelEm CEO Kendall Dupersoy for an interactive session with the audience. This session will be moderated by Roy Richardson, co-Founder and CEO/CTO of Aurora InfoTech, a Managed Services Provider (MSP) & IT solutions firm based in Orlando, Florida and St. Maarten.
The 6th Governor’s Symposium aims to increase awareness of the importance, and of the risks involved in, ICT. The intention is to contribute to the further development of an ICT-governance agenda towards the shaping of our nation’s future.
Governor Eugene Holiday hopes the selected speakers will cause the guests “to re-examine how decisions and actions by government, by civil society, by the private sector and by the media have shaped and continue to influence the national development of our country.” And by doing such “inspire attendees to identify opportunities and act to secure and shape our nation’s future”.