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BIG DATA FORUM 2020

Event Overview

Trinidad and Tobago is well placed to be the regional Big Data leader.

 

By bringing together key stakeholders, the Forum will explore the transformational potential of Big Data and look at ways to build and promote trust, collaboration and innovation across multiple sectors.

 

The Forum will illustrate the potential for Big Data to add value and reduce risk across business, social and economic spheres.

 

The Forum is proposed as a virtual event (two half- days) with a mix of panel discussions, keynotes and case study presentations where influential actors gather to shape the future of Big Data in Trinidad and Tobago, and regionally.

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KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Dr. Lila Rao-Graham

The Hon. Faris Al-Rawi

The Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs

Dr. Lila Rao-Graham

Sen. the. Hon. Allyson West

Senator and Minister of Public Administration and Digital Transformation

Dr. Lila Rao-Graham

Dr. Maurice McNaughton

Director, Mona School of Business & Management, UWI

Dr. Lila Rao-Graham

Robert Kirkpatrick

Executive Director, Global Pulse

Dr. Lila Rao-Graham

Peter York

Chief Data Scientist, BCT Partners

Dr. Lila Rao-Graham

Dr. Suzana Russell

Senior Lecturer at the Mona School of Business and Management, UWI

Dr. Lila Rao-Graham

Liam Donnelly

General Manager of Digicel Business – Trinidad & Tobago.

Dr. Lila Rao-Graham

Ian John

CEO PBS Technologies Group

Dr. Lila Rao-Graham

Dr. Lila Rao-Graham

Deputy Executive Director at the Mona School of Business and Management, UWI

Dr. Lila Rao-Graham

John Quinn

Senior Research Software Engineer at Google Research, Ghana

Dr. Lila Rao-Graham

Luis Ayala

Databases & Analytics Leader Amazon Web Services

Dr. Lila Rao-Graham

Dr. Michael Bamberger

Senior Fellow at the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation

 

PRESENTATION SCHEDULE

 

DAY1: DECEMBER 1ST, 2020

Building Trust in Big Data

Welcome: Marina Walter, United Nations Trinidad and Tobago Resident Coordinator (Forum Moderator)

Opening Remarks: Mr. Christian Salazar Volkmann, Regional Director UN Development Coordination Office for Latin America and the Caribbean

 

 

Keynote Speaker: The Honourable Faris Al-Rawi, M.P., The Attorney General & Minister of Legal Affairs, Trinidad & Tobago

 

(20 minutes)

Panelists: The Honourable Faris Al-Rawi, ECLAC, Mr. Liam Donnelly, General Manager of Digicel Business Trinidad & Tobago

 

(20 minutes + 10 minutes question time)

 

  • Applying data principles and governance to new and existing data sources

  • Implementing open data principles and practices

  • Economic and Social Gains of Using Big Data

  • Barriers to Overcome – Privacy, Ethical and Security Challenges

10:10 am

11:00 am

10:00 am

The Business Case for Big Data Regionally

 

Keynote Speaker: Mr. Liam Donnelly, General Manager of Digicel Business Trinidad & Tobago

 

(15 minutes)

 

  • Human-centered Business Analytics

  • Public-Private Partnerships and Collaboration

  • Window of Opportunity: COVID-19 and the Growth of e-Commerce

  • Big Data and Small Business

  • Digital Transformation and Innovation

 

Are your Business Models ready for the 4th Industrial Revolution

Keynote Speaker: Mr. Ian John, CEO PBS Technologies Group

 

(15 minutes)

 

  • The role of business in shaping the 4.0 world

  • Talent and the workforce: evolution vs. revolution—the future of work

  • Be your customer – Companies must now shape operations around customer journeys

  • Automate for efficiency – Businesses must leverage their augmented workforce

Big Data, Big Business- Unlocking the potential of Big Data smarter business future

 

Panelists: Mr. Liam Donnelly, General Manager of Digicel Business Trinidad & Tobago, Mr. Ian John, CEO PBS Technologies Group, Ms. Frances Seignoret, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Trade and Industry

 

(35 minutes + 30 minutes question time)

11:55 am

01:50 pm

11:15 am

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11:30 am

11:35 am

11:50 am

The Business Case for Big Data – Big Data for Technical People

 

Keynote Speaker: Luis Ayala, Databases & Analytics Leader LATAM

 

(20 minutes + 20 minutes Q&A) Amazon Web Services

 

  • Is your organization technically ready to perform non-relational queries?

  • What are your GAPs and where could you start?

  • Technical needs for achieving Big Data, preparing technology for better data and insights

02:00 pm

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02:40 pm

The Future “Normal” using Big Data and Artificial Intelligence

 

Keynote Speaker: John Quinn, Google

 

(20 minutes)

Panelists: John Quinn, Paula Hidalgo-Sanchis, Innovative Adviser, Global Pulse

 

(20 minutes + 10 minutes question time)

 

  • Data-driven future smarter society

  • Role of big data in providing smarter services for societal benefits

  • Predictive analytics

02:55 pm

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03:45 pm

Big Data Capabilities, Attitudes and Value Opportunities – How organizations can work in collaboration with Academia to exploit their Big Data assets

 

Keynote Presentation: Dr. Maurice McNaughton, Dr. Lila Rao and Dr. Suzana N. Russell — The Case of Jamaica’s Public and Private Sector Organizations

 

(20 minutes)

Panelists: Dr. Letetia Addison, Dr. McNaughton, Dr. Rao and Dr. Russell

 

(20 minutes + 10 minutes question time)

04:00 pm

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04:50 pm

DAY2: DECEMBER 2ND, 2020

Transformational role of Big Data in smart societies – The Future Smart Trinidad and Tobago: How Digitalization helps in advancing the society

Keynote Speaker: Senator the Honourable Allyson West, Senator and Minister of Public Administration and Digital Transformation

 

(15 minutes)

Panelists: Senator the Honourable Allyson West, IBM, Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez, University of the Southern Caribbean

 

(25 minutes + 10 minutes question time)

10:00 am

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10:50 am

Transformational role of Big Data in smart societies

Keynote Speaker: Robert Kirkpatrick, Executive Director, Global Pulse (20 minutes)

 

(15 minutes)

Panel Discussion – The case for a Center of Big Data Analytics in the Caribbean

Panelists: Robert Kirkpatrick; Abdullahi Abdulkadri, Coordinator, Statistics and Social Development, ECLAC; Dr. Maurice McNaughton, Mona School of Business & Management; CARICOM

 

(30 minutes + 10 minutes question time)

11:00 am

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12:00 pm

Building Trust in Big Data: Big Data for Non-Technical People

Keynote Speaker: Luis Ayala, Databases & Analytics Leader LATAM Amazon Web Services

(20 minutes + 20 minutes Q&A)

 

  • Understanding the concept and realizing the nuances of building a confident source of data and acting upon insights.

  • Needs for achieving Big Data, business barriers to overcome

01:00 pm

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01:40 pm

Building Smart Communities for Resilient Tourism: A Case Study

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Maurice McNaughton, Director, Centre for IT-enabled Innovation, Mona School of Business & Management, UWI

(15 minutes + 10 minute question time)

  • Tourism has long been identified as one of the sectors that can contribute significantly (both positively and adversely) to sustainable development for the Caribbean, often considered the most tourism-dependent region in the world.

  • As the sector looks to rebound post-Covid19, new innovative approaches to the role of data and digital technologies must be contemplated to rebuild tourism in an efficient and resilient way.

  • We present a case study of a Smart Community project in Treasure Beach Jamaica, a well-known destination for community tourism.

01:55 pm

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02:20 pm

02:30 pm

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03:00 pm

03:00 pm

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04:00 pm

Building trust in Big Data-Big Data Analytics for Evaluation: How Social Science & Data Science Will Need to Work Together to Make It Work

Keynote Speaker: Mr. Peter York, Chief Data Scientist, BCT Partners

 

(30 minutes)

  • Dissecting Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

  • Relationship between social science and data science principles

  • Leveraging machine learning algorithms and big data to create predictive, prescriptive and rigorous evaluation models and tools for social change agents

The Future “Normal” using Big Data and Artificial Intelligence – Opportunities and Challenges for Development Evaluation

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Michael Bamberger

(30 minutes)

Keynote Speaker:  Dr.Michael Bamberger, Dr. Lennise Baptiste, Mr. Andre Blanchard, Ag. Director of Statistics, Ministry of Planning and Development

 

(20 Minutes +10 minutes question time)

  • The New World of the 4th industrial revolution and the implications for evaluation

  • New evaluation technologies that big data offers

  • Transforming the nature of evaluation in the age of big data

  • Why are big data technologies considered potentially disruptive for evaluation?

  • Potential applications of big data in Caribbean development evaluations

  • Implications for evaluation in the age of the pandemic