November 19, 2010. PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad. Packet Clearing House (PCH) Caribbean Outreach Manager and Internet Strategist, Bevil Wooding, presented on Cloud Computing at the 2nd Trinidad and Tobago Business and Innovation ICT Symposium.
Wooding was part of a three person panel together with Ric Telford, Vice President, IBM Cloud Services; and Alvaro Celis, General Manager, Multi Country Americas at Microsoft. The Panel was moderated by Simon Aqui, CEO of IBM Trinidad and Tobago.
The audience comprised academics, technology experts and top level business executives from the public and private sectors of various countries throughout the Caribbean. The panel discussed the type of academic research, economic activity, technical considerations and legal framework required to enable the kind of technological development that would make it possible to have more high-quality technology services made available to the local and regional market.
The contribution highlighted the opportunity current technology offers to create a ‘Caribbean Cloud’ that can serve the specific development goals and policy and compliance frameworks of the region.
The ICT Symposium, hosted by the Trinidad and Tobago Government’s Ministry of Public Administration, in partnership with the National Information and Communications Technology Company Limited (iGovTT) and the e-Business Roundtable, was part of the countryís ongoing mission to bring awareness to the role of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Innovation in developing existing businesses and encouraging the birth of new enterprises and opportunities.
The three-day conference programme which took place at the Hyatt Regency, Port of Spain from November 14th to 16th, included high-profile local and international speakers. Feature presentations were delivered by Chris Anderson, Editor in Chief of Wired magazine, and Dr Soumitra Dutta, a Professor of Business and Technology and faculty director of elab@INSEAD.
About Packet Clearing House
Packet Clearing House is a not-for-profit research institute with offices in San Francisco, London, Port-of-Spain and Kathmandu. PCH provides services to the public without cost or restriction wherever possible. PCH staff is drawn from the ranks of senior engineers and executives of Internet and telecommunications networking companies in many countries. Their decades of real-world experience in diverse regions of the world inform the organization’s work, perspective, and ability to bridge disparate communities of interest. PCH conductions workshops and develops and supports a variety of tools and services for the ISP, policymaking, and research communities.