Published On: Wed, Apr 24th, 2013

CTEX engages with senior policy makers on how to leverage technology to improve the Caribbean’s competitive positioning

CTEX today delivered a keynote presentation to policy makers from across the region at the Caribbean’s Telecommunications Union conference in Bridgetown, Barbados


CTEXBridgetown Barbados – Curaçao Technology Exchange (CTEX), today engaged with senior business leaders and policy makers in charting a new economic development path forward for various Caribbean island nations by leveraging technology as a way to create new value in a global digitized world.

The Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) hosted its 11th Ministerial Strategic meeting from April 24 and 25 in Barbados. CTEX was selected by various member states of the CTU, to deliver the meeting’s keynote address to regional business leaders, policy makers and regulators.

The CTU’s Ministerial Strategic ICT organization creates a forum for industry players to engage senior policy makers in order to explain emerging technologies and their impact on diverse spheres of operations; to hear the concerns of Caribbean Governments and regulators; and to provide the necessary insight for informed decision-making. The regional meetings seek to educate and promote understanding of information and communication technologies (ICT) and their potential to advance the social and economic development agenda of Caribbean countries.

The theme for year’s meeting was Aligning Action to Vision, highlighting the need for Caribbean countries to adopt appropriate policy approaches in order to realize the vision of a united, thriving Caribbean. Mr. Anthony de Lima, Chairman & CEO of CTEX presented his vision for how the region could transform itself by creating new value proposition in the areas of content development, cloud computing and advanced business process outsourcing. He emphasized the brain drain risk and the danger of social divide if the region did not embrace technology nor provided affordable access to the Internet for its population. He went on to establish a roadmap for the adoption of advanced technology and focused on education, training and private/public partnership initiatives geared towards raising the level of awareness and technological know-how. Mr. de Lima finalized by emphasizing the pivotal role Curacao will play in the region through CTEX’s advanced data center.

On picture from left to right:

Hon. Darcy Boyce , Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister, Barbados

Ms. Bernadette Lewis , Secretary General , Caribbean Telecommunications Union

Mr. Anthony de Lima, Chairman & CEO, CTEX

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