Program

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Day 1 - Wednesday, November 25, 2009                               Blue Mountain Suite
   

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

 

Registration


9:00 AM – 10:15 AM

 


Opening Ceremony

Chairman: Prof. Evan Duggan, Executive Director and Professor of Management Information Systems, Mona School of Business, UWI, Mona, Jamaica

  • Opening Prayer

  • Chairman’s Opening Remarks

  • Conference Chair's Welcome: Dr. Hopeton Dunn, Conference Chair and Director, Telecommunications Policy and Management (TPM) Programme, Mona School of Business, UWI, Mona, Jamaica

  • Greetings from the Caribbean Internet Forum Board: Mr. C. Courtney Jackson, Chair, CIF Board of Directors

  • Cultural Item: Miss Nadje Leslie, Violinist

  • Remarks from the University of the West Indies (UWI): Professor, the Honourable Gordon Shirley, OJ, Campus Principal and Pro Vice Chancellor, UWI, Mona, Jamaica

  • Remarks from the International Telecommunication Union: Mr. Robert Shaw, Head, Human Capacity Building Division, International Telecommunications Union-BDT

  • Remarks from World Bank: Dr. Badrul Haque, Special Representative, Jamaica

  • Cultural Item: Mr. Dwayne Foster, Saxophonist

  • Guest Speaker: Hon. Michael Stern, MP, Minister of State, Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce, representing Hon. Karl Samuda, MP, Minister of Industry, Investment, and Commerce, Jamaica

  • Chairman's Closing Remarks

10:15 AM – 10:45 AM

 

Coffee Break

10:45 AM – 12:30 PM

 

Session 1: Opening Plenary: Building a Caribbean Broadband Platform for Regional Development
  • Keynote Speaker: Professor Heather Hudson, Professor of Communications Technology Management, School of Business and Management, University of San Francisco, USA

  • Keynote Speaker: Mr. Adam Montserin, E-Government Advisor to the Caribbean Centre for Development Administration (CARICAD)

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

 

Lunch

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

 

Session 2: Network Building and Infrastructure Issues in the Caribbean

Session sponsored by the Caribbean Association for National Telecommunication Organization (CANTO)

Chair: Mr. C. Courtney Jackson, Chair, Caribbean Internet Forum Board

Panelists:

  • Dr. Farooq Hussain, President and Principal Scientist, Network Conceptions, USA

  • Mr. Magnus Johansson, Broadband Group Director, Digicel Group

  • Mr. Craig Pink, Director of Information Technology, Flow Jamaica

  • Mr. Percy Chue, Telecommunications Training Consultant, Jamaica

 


3:30 PM – 3:45 PM

 

Coffee Break

3:45 PM – 5:00 PM

 

Session 3: E-Government, Network Services Delivery and Human Capacity Building

Session sponsored by the Broadcasting Commission of Jamaica

Chair: Mr. Cecil McCain, Director of Post and Telecommunications, Office of the Prime Minister, Jamaica

Panelists:

  • Mr. Robert Shaw, Head, Human Capacity Building Division, International Telecommunication Union-BDT

  • Mrs. Avrill Crawford, Chief Executive Officer and Project Manager, E-Learning Jamaica

  • Dr. Parris Lyew-Ayee, Jr., Director, Mona GeoInformatics Institute, UWI, Mona, Jamaica

  • Dr. Arlene Bailey, Information Technology Officer, Department of Sociology, Psychology & Social Work, UWI, Mona, Jamaica

  • Prof. Winston Davidson, Professor, Public Health and Health Technology, University of Technology, Jamaica

 

 

Day 2 - Thursday, November 26, 2009                                    Blue Mountain Suite    

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

 

Registration


9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

 


Session 4: Broadband, the Semantic Web and the Future of the Internet

Session sponsored by International Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)

Chair: Mrs. Charmaine DeLisser, Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Computing, University of Technology, Jamaica

Panelists:

  • Mr. Richardo Williams, Research Technologist, Telecommunications Policy and Management Programme, Mona School of Business, UWI, Mona, Jamaica

  • Prof. Evan Duggan, Executive Director and Professor of Management Information Systems, Mona School of Business, UWI, Mona, Jamaica

  • Mr. Kwaku Antwi, Candidate, M.Sc. in Telecommunications Policy and Technology Management, Mona School of Business, UWI

  • Mr. Shernon Osepa, Manager, Regional Relations, Caribbean, ICANN

 


10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

 

Coffee Break

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

 

Session 5: Policy and Regulatory Frameworks for Broadband Platforms

Session sponsored by Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR)

Chair: Ms. Opal Lawton, Independent Consultant ICT Policy, Regulation & Costing, Trinidad and Tobago

Panelists:

  • Mr. Dexter Boswell-Inniss, Senior Engineer, Networks and Standards, Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (TATT)

  • Mr. Cordel Green, Executive Director, Broadcasting Commission of Jamaica

  • Mr. David Cox, General Counsel, Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority

  • Mr. Maurice Charvis, Deputy Director General, Office of Utilities Regulation, Jamaica

 


12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

 

Lunch

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

 

Launch of Caribbean ICT Research Network

Chair: Dr. Elaine Wallace, Semesterization Project Coordinator, University of Technology, Jamaica

  • Dr. Hopeton Dunn, Conference Chair and Director, TPM Programme, Mona School of Business, UWI, Mona, Jamaica

  • Mrs. Michele Thomas, Coordinator, Caribbean ICT Research Network

 

Launch of Special TPM/CIGI Publication: “The Communications Industry in the Caribbean: Opportunities and Challenges”

  • Mrs. Indianna Minto-Coy, Research Fellow, Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

 


2:30 PM – 3:45 PM

 

Session 6: Issues in Building the Business Platform: E-Commerce, Cyber Security and and Networking

Session sponsored by Spectrum Management Authority of Jamaica

Chair: Mr. Danville Davidson, Managing Director, Spectrum Management Authority, Jamaica

Panelists:

  • Mr. Dalton Fowles, Assistant Vice President, E-Business, First Global Bank

  • DS Patrick Linton, Head, Cybercrime Investigation and Research Unit, Organized Crime Investigation Division, Jamaica Constabulary Force

  • Mr. James Corbin, Executive Vice President, Strategy and Transformation, MediaHouse Ltd.

  • Mrs. M. Georgia Gibson-Henlin, Attorney-at-Law & Notary Public, Henlin Gibson Henlin, Jamaica

 


3:45 PM – 4:30 PM

 

Closing Plenary Panel: Strategic Issues, Action Plan and the Way Forward

Concluding Remarks:

  • Dr. Paul Golding, Secretary, CIF Board and Senior Lecturer, University of Technology, Jamaica

  • Hon. Daryl Vaz, Minister without Portfolio with responsibility for Information and Telecommunications

  • Dr. Hopeton Dunn, TPM Programme, Mona School of Business, UWI, Mona, Jamaica

 


5:30 PM 

 

Closing Cocktail Reception (Knutsford Court Gardens)