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AGENDA

DAY 1
1 DECEMBER 2020

Building Trust in Big Data

10:00 am

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

 
10.10 am – 11 am
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)

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    • 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

The Business Case for Big Data Regionally

11:15 am – 11:30 am
Keynote Speaker: Mr. Liam Donnelly, General Manager of Digicel Business Trinidad & Tobago (15 minutes)
 
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    • Human-centered Business Analytics
    • Public-Private Partnerships and Collaboration
    • Window of Opportunity: COVID19 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

11:35 am – 11:50 am
Keynote Speaker: Mr. Ian John, CEO PBS Technologies Group (15 minutes)
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    • 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

11.55 pm – 1:00 pm

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)

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

2:00 pm – 2:40 pm

Keynote Speaker: Luis Ayala, Databases & Analytics Leader LATAM (20 minutes + 20 minutes Q&A) Amazon Web Services

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    • 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

The Future “Normal” using Big Data and Artificial Intelligence

2:55 pm – 3.45 pm

Keynote Speaker: John Quinn, Google (20 minutes)

Panelists: John Quinn, Paula Hidalgo-Sanchis, Innovative Adviser, Global Pulse (20 minutes + 10 minutes question time)

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    • Data-driven future smarter society
    • Role of big data in providing smarter services for societal benefits
    • Predictive analytics

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

4 pm – 4.50 pm

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)

DAY 2
2 DECEMBER 2020

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

10:00 am – 10.50 am

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)

  • Big Data, Digitization, and Societal Change
  • The Role of Big Data in Digital Transformation
  • A fully digital Trinidad and Tobago and the growth and diversification of the economy
  • Big Data, E-Governance and Public Sector Services

Transformational role of Big Data in smart societies

11:00 am – 12 pm

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

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

1:00 pm – 1.40 pm

Speaker: Luis Ayala, Databases & Analytics Leader LATAM (20 minutes + 20 minutes Q&A) Amazon Web Services

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    • 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

Building Smart Communities for Resilient Tourism: A Case Study

1.55 pm – 2.20 pm

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Maurice McNaughton, Director, Centre for IT-enabled Innovation, Mona School of Business & Management, UWI (15 minutes + 10 minute question time)

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    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.

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

2.30 pm – 3:00 pm

Keynote Speaker: Mr. Peter York, Chief Data Scientist, BCT Partners (30 minutes)

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    • 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

3.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Michael Bamberger (30 minutes)

Panelists: Dr. Michael BambergerDr. Lennise Baptiste, Mr. Andre Blanchard, Ag. Director of Statistics, Ministry of Planning and Development (20 Minutes +10 minutes question time)

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    • 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