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1 e-Business Roundtable (Case Study in Trinidad and Tobago) Presented by Atiba Phillips Managing Director INFOCOMM Technologies Ltd.

2 OVERVIEW The Trinidad and Tobago e-Business Roundtable (e-Business Roundtable) is a private sector led partnership with government, consisting of high-level business executives, technology experts and academics, that aims to map out a strategy for Trinidad and Tobagos economic growth and success by focusing on leadership, opportunity recognition, innovation and revenue generation through the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in business. e-Business Roundtable

3 OBJECTIVES 1.To influence Governments ICT policy and facilitate the development of Trinidad and Tobago's Internet economy. 2.To produce an annual report and recommendations on the issues that Government needs to address to keep fastforward relevant, and to fulfill future planning goals. 3.To act as a pool of private sector expertise available to assist in the development of existing enterprises as well as the identification and promotion of new domestic, regional and international business opportunities : : e-Business Roundtable

4 Overview (Contd) 4.To work with the various Industry Associations to explore the potential for ICT as a sector-level catalyst for the enhancement of foundation industries such as, Financial services, Energy, Services (including tourism), Culture/Entertainment, Fisheries Management and Agriculture. 5.To inspire Trinidad and Tobago business and citizens to grasp the opportunities presented by network technologies, including the Internet. 6.To identify new and emerging human capital development requirements to support Trinidad and Tobagos increased levels of ICT-driven innovation. 7.To identify areas in which business houses need support to embrace technology for innovation and greater productivity. e-Business Roundtable

5 Working Groups Cabinet MPA PS ICT Division E-Commerce Unit PS ICT Division E-Commerce Unit FastForward Steering Committee 1. Financial, Institutional, Logistical & Legal E-Business Roundtable 2. Technology & Infrastructure 2. Technology & Infrastructure 3. Heritage & Arts, New Media & Local Content 4. Promotion, Communications & Awareness 5. Special Focus Sectors (Tobago, MSMEs, etc) 6. Education, Training, & Development 6. Education, Training, & Development 7. Action Vanguards International Experts Government Business Academia Civil Society Technology Legal (IP) International Experts Government Business Academia Civil Society Technology Legal (IP) e-Business Roundtable

6 Working Groups 1. Financial, Institutional, Logistical & Legal 2. Technology & Infrastructure 2. Technology & Infrastructure 3. Heritage & Arts, New Media & Local Content 4. Promotion, Communications & Awareness 5. Special Focus Sectors (Tobago, MSMEs, etc) 6. Education, Training, & Development 6. Education, Training, & Development 7. Action Vanguards

7 Working Groups 1. Financial, Institutional, Logistical & Legal 2. Technology & Infrastructure 2. Technology & Infrastructure 3. Heritage & Arts, New Media & Local Content 4. Promotion, Communications & Awareness 5. Special Focus Sectors (Tobago, MSMEs, etc) 6. Education, Training, & Development 6. Education, Training, & Development 7. Action Vanguards Working Group 1 Larry Howai Alison Lewis Ashmeer Mohammed Working Group 1 Larry Howai Alison Lewis Ashmeer Mohammed Working Group 2 Greig Laughlin Lorcan Camps Robert Boopsingh Working Group 2 Greig Laughlin Lorcan Camps Robert Boopsingh Working Group 3 Jacqueline Wilson Ronald Hinds Working Group 3 Jacqueline Wilson Ronald Hinds Working Group 5 Edwina Leacock Roger Bertrand Sonia Mc Letchie Working Group 5 Edwina Leacock Roger Bertrand Sonia Mc Letchie Working Group 4 Ronald Hinds Vishnu Dhanpaul Cleveland Thomas Working Group 4 Ronald Hinds Vishnu Dhanpaul Cleveland Thomas Working Group 6 Denise Thompson Rolph Balgobin Clyde Alleyne Working Group 6 Denise Thompson Rolph Balgobin Clyde Alleyne

8 E-Business Roundtable Working Group 1 Working Group 1 Working Group 2 Working Group 2 Working Group 3 Working Group 3 Working Group 4 Working Group 4 Working Group 5 Working Group 5 Working Group 6 Working Group 6 Project Group 2 Project Group 1 Project Group 3 Project Group 4 e-Business Roundtable

9 Working Groups Governments Cabinet MPAI PS ICT Division E-Commerce Unit PS ICT Division E-Commerce Unit FastForward Steering Committee E-Business Roundtable International Experts Government Business Academia Civil Society Technology Legal (IP) International Experts Government Business Academia Civil Society Technology Legal (IP) 1. Financial, Institutional, Logistical & Legal 2. Technology & Infrastructure 2. Technology & Infrastructure 3. Heritage & Arts, New Media & Local Content 4. Promotion, Communications & Awareness

10 Working Groups Working Group 1 Larry Howai Alison Lewis Ashmeer Mohammed Edwina Leacock Working Group 1 Larry Howai Alison Lewis Ashmeer Mohammed Edwina Leacock Working Group 3 Gillian Macintyre Cleveland Thomas Rolph Balgobin Denyse Thompson Working Group 3 Gillian Macintyre Cleveland Thomas Rolph Balgobin Denyse Thompson Working Group 2 Lorcan Camps Robert Boopsingh Greig Laughlin Clyde Alleyne Working Group 2 Lorcan Camps Robert Boopsingh Greig Laughlin Clyde Alleyne Working Group 4 Ronald Hinds Sonia Mc Letchie Vishnu Dhanpaul Roger Bertrand Working Group 4 Ronald Hinds Sonia Mc Letchie Vishnu Dhanpaul Roger Bertrand 1. Financial, Institutional, Logistical & Legal 2. Technology & Infrastructure 2. Technology & Infrastructure 3. Heritage & Arts, New Media & Local Content 4. Promotion, Communications & Awareness

11 Working Groups Working Group 1 Larry Howai Alison Lewis Ashmeer Mohammed Edwina Leacock Working Group 1 Larry Howai Alison Lewis Ashmeer Mohammed Edwina Leacock Working Group 3 Gillian Macintyre Cleveland Thomas Rolph Balgobin Denyse Thompson Working Group 3 Gillian Macintyre Cleveland Thomas Rolph Balgobin Denyse Thompson Working Group 2 Lorcan Camps Robert Boopsingh Greig Laughlin Clyde Alleyne Working Group 2 Lorcan Camps Robert Boopsingh Greig Laughlin Clyde Alleyne Working Group 4 Ronald Hinds Sonia Mc Letchie Vishnu Dhanpaul Roger Bertrand Working Group 4 Ronald Hinds Sonia Mc Letchie Vishnu Dhanpaul Roger Bertrand 1. Financial, Institutional, Logistical & Legal 2. Technology & Infrastructure 2. Technology & Infrastructure 3. Heritage & Arts, New Media & Local Content 4. Promotion, Communications & Awareness

12 The National e-Business Roundtable Home The Roundtable

13 Roundtable initiatives Roundtable initiatives – Key ICT Projects Programme / Project Description Broadband At present the Scope of Work (SOW) has been produced and it will be sent out for tender. The expected deliverables of the Broadband initiative are: Readiness Assessment Report – T&T Internet Exchange Readiness Assessment Report – Domestic hosting industry Design and Delivery of Workshops – T&T Internet Exchange and domestic hosting industry Domestic hosting market development and incentive report National Hosting Infrastructure Design Standards Report GoRTT Data Centres Requirements Analysis and Stakeholder Consultation Identification of ranked possible locations for GoRTT Data Centres with detailed site evaluations and recommendations e-Business Roundtable

14 Roundtable initiatives Roundtable initiatives – Key ICT Projects Programme / Project Description Broadband Design of GoRTT Data Centers Risk Management report Operational Strategy – GORTT Data Centers Operational Strategy – T&T Internet Exchange Implementation Strategy – Domestic hosting industry Implementation of the GoRTT Data Centers Implementation of the Trinidad and Tobago Internet Exchange and a DNS Root Server Mirror e-Business Roundtable

15 Roundtable initiatives Roundtable initiatives – Key ICT Projects Programme / Project Description e-Payments policy Local e-Payment Provider(s) Various solutions – Debit Card, e-Check, e-wallet, microPayments, Mobile etc. Promote T & T as a safe for e-Payments to attract international providers e.g. Paypal and WorldPay. E.g. T & T having a better C.P.I 1. Rating Legal and Regulatory Environment MSMEs have greater access to Internet Merchant Bank Accounts (To received Credit Card Payments) Market Engagement – current state assessment; workshops, seminars to build Trust & Confidence e-LegislationData Protection and e-Transaction Bills: in final round of consultation between MPA and CPC prior to being laid in parliament e-Business Roundtable

16 Roundtable initiatives Roundtable initiatives – Key ICT Projects Programme / Project Description 1. fastforward IIReview, comment and consultations 2. Cell Towers IssueProviding recommendations on resolving the issue between the two major service providers. 3. SymposiumThe Minister is in amenable to the idea of holding the symposium. The Roundtable is to proceed with the planning of the event, which will include; Determining the financial resource allocation; Determining the stakeholders/partners of the initiative and the operational functions that they will perform. 4. Jump start e-MarketplaceMaking recommendations and suggestions on what the private sector needs are in order for businesses to take advantage of the service. (e.g fiscal incentives). e-Business Roundtable

17 Thank You!!!! Atiba Phillips M ANAGING D IRECTOR INFOCOMM T ECHNOLOGIES L TD. mobile:1(868) web:


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