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November 30 - December 1

Data science can unlock unparalleled insights and respond to local development needs of Trinidad and Tobago, including Big Data analytics that complement official data and statistics. Importantly, it embraces the vision, principles and priorities of the UN Secretary General’s Data Strategy 2020 - 2022, and the modernization of local data ecosystems. The second edition of the Forum builds on the platform of the transformational potential of Big Data established at the inaugural forum. It explores Big Data science, education, and the readiness of Trinidad and Tobago and the wider Caribbean to solve big data challenges; how newer big data technologies can be harnessed to develop more efficient sectors and data ecosystems; and the science of software technologies, distributed parallel processing frameworks and web-based software. The second Forum is proposed as a virtual two-day event, November 30 - December 1, 2021 with a mix of panel discussions, keynotes, and case study presentations.

Agenda
Overview

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Government actors with responsibility for shaping the environment that facilitates Big Data usage; CEOs, Small and Micro Enterprise (SME) business owners and private sector leaders mandated with redefining ‘digital’ business models, more efficient supply chains, and new sources of revenue; IT developers & designers with technical expertise to establish data engineering skills into business processes; IFI’s contributing resources for digital transformation and innovation; Data Analysts and Scientists with responsibility for applying technological infrastructure to improve quality and value of data as part of the digital economy; Academicians contributing to Big Data research material across various databases and repositories.

Target
Audience

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Key Thematic Areas

The Forum is proposed along the following key thematic areas:
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Keynote Speakers & Panelists

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Darren

Mohammed

Senior Manager,

Microsoft

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Nigel

Henry

 

Data Scientist, CIBC, FirstCaribbean International Bank

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Inzamam Rahaman

Senior Data Scientist, Guardian Group

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Dr. Lila

Rao-Graham

 

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

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The Honourable

Stuart R Young

 

Minister of Energy and Energy Industries and Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister

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The Honourable

Colm Imbert

 

Minister of Finance

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Marina

Walter

 

United Nations Resident Coordinator for Trinidad and Tobago

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Dr. Kun

Zhai

 

Vice President, International Cooperation Department, iFLYTEK

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Herbert

Lewy

General Manager & Chief Digital Transformation Officer, Microsoft Caribbean

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Prof. Patrick

Hosein

 

UWI Professor,  TTLAB Founder, and CEO - TT Network Information Centre

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Kadeem Khan

Research Manager

 Meta’s Data for Good

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Cristina

Pombo Rivera

 

Principal Advisor, Head of Digital and Data Cluster, Social Sector Department, IDB

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Dr. Michael

Fleary

 

Lecturer,

Arthur Lok Jack Global School of Business 

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Atri

Sharma

Distinguished Engineer, Securonix, Member/Fellow Apache Software Foundation

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Vijay

Pradeep

Chief Executive Officer, Virtana

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Dr. Maurice McNaughton

Director, Centre for IT-enabled Innovation at the Mona School of Business & Management, UWI

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Saar Safra

 

Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, BEEWISE

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Prof. Jesse Davis

 

Lecturer,

Computer Sciences, KU Leuven, Belgium

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Kiran M. Mohammed

 

Social Entrepreneur

& Co-Founder,

medl

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Edward

Inglefield

Co-Founder,

medl

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Paul R.

Baay

 

President & CEO, Touchstone Exploration

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Gianpiero

Leoncini

Representative, CAF - Development Bank of Latin America

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Ebony

De Leon

Manager - Data & Business Analytics / Office of the Group Vice President, Insurance Operations, Guardian Group

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John

Outridge

 

CEO, Trinidad and Tobago International Financial Centre

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Irwin

Williams

 

Chief Software Engineer, Teleios Systems

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Dr. Suzana Russell

 

Senior Lecturer, Mona School of Business and Management, UWI

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Nirad

Tewarie

 

Chief Executive Office, AMCHAM Trinidad & Tobago

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Deodat

Maharaj

 

Executive Director, The Caribbean Export Development Agency

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Gayan

Peiris

 

Head of Data and Technology –

Chief Digital Office, UNDP

 
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DAY I

NOVEMBER 30, 202I

Session One

The transformational role of Big Data Technologies and Analytics – Big Data Technology, the Energy Sector and the Economy

Keynote Speaker

Honorable Stuart R. Young, Minister of Energy and Energy Industries

Panel

Honorable Stuart R. Young, Paul R. Baay, President and CEO, Touchstone Exploration 

10:00 AM

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11:00 AM

DAY 2

DECEMBER I, 202I

Session One

The transformational role of Big Data Technologies and Analytics – Economic Transformation

Keynote Speaker

Hon. Colm Imbert, Minister of Finance

Panel

Minister Imbert, Mr. Gianpiero Leoncini CAF, Mr. John Outridge, CEO TTIFC

10:00 AM

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11:00 AM

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Session Two

Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and a Smarter Future – A.I. Industrial Application and Global Cooperation

Read Full Abstract

11:15 AM

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11:55 AM

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Kun Zhai, VP, International Cooperation Department, iFlytek Co. Ltd

Session Two

Building Big Data Ecosystems to achieve Business Objectives

Read Full Abstract

11:15 AM

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11:35 AM

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Kevin Fleary (Lok Jack Business School)

Are your Business Models ready for the 4th Industrial Revolution – The case of Trinidad and Tobago businesses

 

Read Full Abstract

11:35 AM

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12:25 PM

Presenter

Dr. Maurice McNaughton, Dr. Suzana Russel and Dr. Lila Rao (UWI Mona)

Panel

 Dr. Kevin Fleary, Dr. Suzana Russel, Dr. Lila Rao, Nirad Tewarie (American Chamber of Commerce)

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Session Three

Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and a smarter future – The future of Pharmacy: the business case of MEDL

Read Full Abstract

12:40 PM

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01:10 PM

Keynote Speaker

Kiran Mohammed and Edward Inglefield, Developers MEDL

Session Four

The transformational role of Big Data Technologies and Analytics – Azure Platform of intelligence and Digital Transformation

Read Full Abstract

01:30 PM

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02:20 PM

Keynote Speaker

Herbert Lewy, General Manager & Chief Digital Transformation Officer, Microsoft Caribbean

Panel

Herbert Lewy, Dr. Maurice McNaughton (UWI Mona) and Irwin Williams, Chief Software Engineer, Teleios Systems

Session Three

The transformational role of Big Data Technologies and Analytics: Transforming the World, One Byte at A Time

Read Full Abstract

12:15 PM

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12:50 PM

Keynote Speaker

Atri Sharma, Distinguished Engineer, Securonix and Member/Fellow Apache Software Foundation

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Session Four

The road to AI for social good

Read Full Abstract

01:30 PM

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02:20 PM

Keynote Speaker

Cristina Pombo Rivera, Principal Advisor and Head of the Digital and Data Cluster, Social Sector, Inter-American Development Bank

Panel

Cristina Pombo Rivera,  Deodat Maharaj, Executive Director, Caribbean Export Development Agency and Gayan Peiris, UNDP

Session Five

BEEHOME – Earth’s first robotic beehive: saving bee colonies through technology, improving yields through automation, and improving pollination through healthier hives

Read Full Abstract

02:30 PM

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03:05 PM

Keynote Speaker

Saar Safra, CEO, BEEWISE

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Session Five

Using Artificial Intelligence to analyse the performance of soccer players

Read Full Abstract

02:35 PM

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03:10 PM

Keynote Speaker

Prof. Jesse Davis, Computer Studies, KU Leuven, Belgium

Session Six

Creating a robotics industry in Trinidad and Tobago

Read Full Abstract

03:30 PM

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04:20 PM

Keynote Speaker

Mr. Vijay Pradeep, Virtana

Panel

Mr. Vijay Pradeep, Darren Mohammed, Solution Specialist Manager – Caribbean Microsoft, Inzamam Rahaman, TTLAB

Session Six

Data Science and the future smart society – Data Science Education, Research and Industrial Applications in Trinidad and Tobago

Read Full Abstract

03:15 PM

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04:05 PM

Keynote Speaker

Professor Patrick Hosein, UWI Professor and TTLAB Founder

Panel

Professor Hosein, Ebony De Leon, Data Science Group Manager at Guardian Group and Mr. Nigel Henry, Data Scientist CIBC First Caribbean International Bank

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Session Seven

Data for Good at Meta: Social Media and Anonymized Data As A Valuable Tool To Respond To Social Problems

Read Full Abstract

04:30 PM

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05:10 PM

Keynote Speaker

Mr. Kadeem Khan

Panel

Mr. Kadeem Khan, Meta; Mr. Abdullahi Abdulkadri, ECLAC and Prof. Isaac Dialsingh, UWI

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WHAT IS BIG DATA?

Learn more about the Forum and its goals.