Agenda for the Trinidad and Tobago Internet Governance Forum on Friday January 26 2018

The second annual Trinidad and Tobago Internet Governance Forum (TTIGF ; http://igf.tt/) will be held on Friday 26th January 2018 from 9am to 5pm at the Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce, Columbus Circle, Westmoorings, Trinidad with online participation available for those unable to attend at the venue.

TTIGF 2018 is hosted by the Trinidad and Tobago Multistakeholder Advisory Group (TTMAG), of which the Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society is a member.

The TTIGF 2018 agenda is available online which includes panel sessions on the following locally relevant Internet Governance issues:

Digital Financial Services (DFS)

Digital Financial Services (DFS) will focus on the current state of DFS in Trinidad and Tobago, what other services can be provided and how DFS can facilitate digital inclusion.

Panelists

  • Zaf Rahaman – Owner & Founder, Forward Multimedia
  • Glynis Alexander-Tam – General Manager, InfoLink Services Ltd
  • Aldwyn Wayne – CEO, WiPay
  • Shernon Osepa – Manager, Regional Affairs, Latin America & Caribbean Bureau, ISOC
  • Rabindra Jaggernauth – Director, TTMAG (Moderator)

Gender Activism Online

Gender Activism Online will focus on the ways that the Internet is being used by local, regional and international activists to involve people in their campaigns, to share stories, to fund raise, and support their work in many other ways.

Panelists

  • Jason Jones, Esquire – Human Rights Defender
  • Ian Royer – Social Media Consultant, Anansi Tales Marketing
  • Attilah Springer – Gender Activist
  • Sue Ann Barratt – Lecturer, Institute for Gender and Development Studies, UWI
  • Jacqueline Morris – Director, TTMAG (Moderator)

Blockchain (Distributed Ledger Technology)

Blockchain or Distributed Ledger Technology, will focus on the importance of this technology, its applications, potential, and limits. Panelists will discuss the potential impact, both positive and negative, on our society as a whole.

Panelists

  • Randall DeFreitas – Manager, Risk Assurance, EY
  • Peter George, Chairman, Bitt
  • Nigel Romano – CEO, JMMB
  • Glenn McKnight – Director, ISOC
  • Ajmal Nazir – Director, TTMAG (Moderator)

Open Forum

The TTIGF 2018 will also have an open forum session where all stakeholders (including online participants) can share comments, questions, solutions and best practices on internet governance locally, regionally and globally.

Planning to attend TTIGF in person or remotely?

If you plan to attend (in person or remotely), please register for the TTIGF event at http://igf.tt/register-ttigf2018 . Registration is FREE. There is no charge to attend TTIGF 2018 and there may be last minute cancellations by persons that registered.