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CTU 30th anniversary: FutureScape to highlight achievements in Caribbean

Posted in: Regional News by volderine | 05 April 2019 | 2316


    (Caribbean Telecommunications Union Press Release) ‘Digital transformation – Do it’ is the theme chosen by the Caribbean Telecommunications Union) (CTU) to highlight the achievement of digital transformation within the Caribbean Region, as it celebrates its 30th Anniversary with a technological immersive experience that demonstrates the speed, efficiency, transparency, resilience, faculty and simplicity of life in a fully integrate digital Caribbean. This was revealed by CTU Secretary General, Bernadette Lewis, at a joint Press Conference held at the Ministry of Public Administration.

    From left, Claudelle McKellar, Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Public Administration, Bernadette Lewis, Secretary General, CTU, Rolph Young, Senior Manager, Commercial Operations, TSTT, and Siobhan Thompson, Enterprise Marketing Manager, TSTT.

    In order to bring the theme to life, the Government of Trinidad and Tobago, the CTU Secretariat and its technology partners will be creating a futuristic, digital Caribbean Single ICT Space, called Caribbean FutureScape, in which delegates will experience information and communication technologies (ICT) in real life situations and thereby understand the game changing transformation Caribbean life would undergo when the technologies are properly applied. Caribbean FutureScape, a technology immersion event, is the first ever being staged in the Caribbean, and will take place from 29th April to 1st May 2019, at the Hyatt Regency, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.

    The Ministry of Public Administration welcomes this approach as it provides the ideal platform to showcase the role that technology will play in its empowering citizens, growing competitive businesses and creating transformational government. This vision, as outlined in the ICT Blueprint – National ICT Plan 2018-2022, articulates the fundamental role ICT will play as an enabler of development. As the host country of the CTU, Trinidad and Tobago is keen to show how our national development will help lead the way for digital transformation across the Region.