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Tuesday, June 23, 2009  

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Arrival and Registration


7:00 PM

Opening Ceremony and Reception

Chairman’s Opening Remarks:
           Professor Evan Duggan,
           Executive Director,
           Mona School of Business,
           UWI, Mona

Message from ITS:
           Professor Erik Bohlin,
           International Telecommunications
           Society (ITS)

UWI Welcome Remarks:
           Professor Gordon Shirley
           Pro Vice Chancellor and Principal,
           UWI Mona Campus

Cultural Performance:
           Children of the Drums – Montego

Keynote Address:
          The Hon Daryl Vaz, M.P.,
          Portfolio Minister of  
          Information and

Closing Comments:
           Professor Evan Duggan


Wednesday June 24, 2009  

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Opening Plenary

           Dr. Hopeton Dunn,
           Telecommunications Policy and
           Management (TPM) Programme,
           Mona School of Business,
           UWI, Mona

           Ambassador the Honourable
           Dr. Richard L. Bernal OJ

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Coffee Break


11:00 AM – 12:30 PM


Panel A  

How can you get more Economic Growth out of your ICT? Take Care of your Digital Divide
Presenter: Alain Bourdeau de Fontenay


Is the European Broadband Public Spending a Sensible Project? The Opportunity Cost Concept and Implications of the Input-Output Analysis
Presenter: Erik Bohlin, Department of Technology Management and Economics, Chalmers University of Technology


IClosing the Gap: The Digital Divide in the Caribbean Region
Presenter: Keston Pierre


The Role of Telecentres in Creative Communications: A Content Analysis of Telecentre Media Products
Presenter: Arlene Bailey, University of the West Indies, Jamaica


Panel B  

Demand-based Factors for Broadband Migration: The Cases of Japan and Thailand
Presenters: Manit Satitsamitpong, Waseda University, Japan;
                    Tokio Otsuka, Waseda University, Japan;
                    Toshiya Jitsuzumi, Kyushu University, Japan;
                    Hitoshi Mitomo, Waseda University, Japan


Interactions between Broadband Internet Access Service Choices and Mobile Phone Service Choices
Presenter: Akihiro Nakamura, Tezukayama University, Japan


Broadband over Powerlines as a General Purpose Communications Infrastructure in Developing Economies: A Research Agenda
Presenter: Maurice L. McNaughton, Mona School of Business, University of the West Indies


Critical Factors for Two Types of IPTV in Broadband Network
Presenter: Masashi Ueda, National Institute of Informatics, Japan


An Assessment of the Handset-Based End-User Research Process
Presenter: Hannu Verkasalo


Panel C  

Regional Harmonization of Telecommunications Regulatory Frameworks outside the European Union: a Case of the Gulf Cooperation Council States
Presenter: Tomas Lamanauskas, Telecoms Regulatory Authority, Kingdom of Bahrain


The Case for Mobile Portability in Jamaican Market
Presenter: Paul Golding, University of Technology, Jamaica


Spectrum Re-allocation Fee Assessment in Korea
Presenter: Jungsuk Oh, Seoul National University, Korea


12:30 PM – 1:30 PM



1:30 PM – 3:00 PM


Panel A  

Tele-medicine and e-Health; A Case Study on the Role of ICT’s in Providing Alternative Healthcare Access to Women
Presenter: Odetta Alexander


MediNet: A Health Care Management System Based on Mobile Telephony
Presenter: Permanand Mohan, UWI St. Augustine, T&T


International Comparative Study on e-Claim in Healthcare Field
Presenter: Daisuke Yamakata, Tokyo Medical & Dental University


Towards a Knowledge Infrastructure – Harnessing the Opportunities for the Healthcare Sector
Presenter: Gunjan Mansingh, University of the West Indies, Jamaica

Panel B  

Perspectives on IT Project Success: A Learning Opportunity for the ICT sector
Presenter: Corlane Barclay, University of the West Indies, Jamaica


Using Ontologies for Disaster Recovery Planning for Enterprises in Small Island States
Presenter: Lila Rao, University of the West Indies, Jamaica


Assessing Jamaica’s ICT Sector Resilience In An Economic Crisis
Presenter: Allison Brown, Mona School of Business, University of the West Indies, Jamaica


3:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Coffee Break


3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Plenary Panel Discussion

           Innovation and Regional
           Development: The Role of Providers

           Mr. Mervyn Eyre
           Chief Executive Officer
           Fujitsu Transaction Solutions (Ja.) Ltd.

Panel Members:
           Digicel representative
           Flow representative
           Lime representative
           Claro representative

           Dr. Maurice McNaughton
           Centre of Excellence
           Mona School of Business, UWI

Thursday June 25, 2009  

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Morning Plenary 2

           Caribbean Issues in ICT Policy and

           Dr. Elaine Wallace,
           University of Technology, Jamaica

           Dr. Hopeton Dunn
           Telecommunications Policy and
           Management (TPM) Programme,
           Mona School of Business,
           UWI Mona

           Mr. Ken Sylvester
           Executive Officer
           Caribbean Knowledge & Learning
           Network (CKLN), Grenada

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Coffee Break


11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Workshop 1

           Open Source and Telecoms

           Dr. Daniel Coore,
           Head, Department of Computing,
           The University of the West Indies

           Dr. Sameer Verma,
           Associate Professor of Information
           San Francisco State University
           San Francisco

           Mr. Peter Quinn,
           Group CIO,
           National Commercial Bank,

           Mr. Joe McKinson,
           Microsoft Jamaica

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM



1:30 PM – 3:00 PM


Panel A  

Wireless Technologies for NGN in Emerging Countries: An Assessment for Latin America and the Caribbean
Presenter: Arturo Robles-Rovalo, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México-Universidad Politécnica de Madrid


m-Government for Market Access Facilitation
Presenter: Kevon Andrews, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad & Tobago


Mobile Phone Banking and Micro Finance; Assessing Jamaica’s State of Readiness
Presenter: Vennecia Scott, University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica


Presenter: Animesh Srivastava, College of Engineering & Technology, India

Panel B  

Web Security: A Cross-Sectional View of Businesses Operating in Jamaica
Presenter: Curtis Busby-Earle, The University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica


E-government: Facilitating Increased Demand for Access to Government Information
Presenter: Claudette Thomas, Ministry of Water and Housing, Jamaica


Using Wireless Technology for the Distribution of Lecture Notes and Resources at a University
Presenter: Michael Hosein


Analysis of Student Usage Patterns in a Virtual Environment for Learning Tertiary-Level Mathematics
Presenter: Fariel Mohan, University of Trinidad & Tobago


3:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Coffee Break


11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Workshop 2

           GIS-Enabled Mobile Applications

           Dr. Parris Lyew-Ayee,
           Mona GeoInformatix

Friday June 26, 2009  

9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Morning Plenary

           Innovation, People and Development

           Dr. Lila Rao-Graham
           Academic Programmes
           Mona School of Business,
           University of the West Indies, Jamaica

           Prof. J.P. Shim

           Mr. Phillip Paulwell

           Mr. Patrick Casserly

           Representative of the Caibbean
           Telecommunications Society (CTU)


11:00 AM – 12:00 PM


Closing Plenary and Appreciation


           Professor Evan Duggan,
           Executive Director,
           Mona School of Business, UWI

           Professor Erik Bohlin,
           International Telecommunications Society (ITS)