The Caribbean Industrial Research Institute (CARIRI) is pleased to announce the launch its mega event 'Innovating with Emerging Technology' Conference 2018. 


Carded to be held on Wednesday 18 th April, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Trinidad, this conference will showcase and highlight some of the mega trends that have been taking place over the years. Referred to as the 4th Industrial Revolution, or Industry 4.0, it is characterized by the emergence of new technologies which combine the physical, digital and biological worlds.

Trinidad and Tobago, and by extension, the region stands on the threshold of an exciting era of technology that will essentially change the way we work, live and play. Cognizant of the anticipated transformative impact of this technological development, and mindful of the need for an integrated and all-inclusive response, involving all stakeholders from the public and private sectors, as well as academia and civil society, CARIRI has decided to facilitate this discussion and has committed itself to inviting persons in the industry who would be able to speak to the dynamics currently taking place.

We propose bringing together leading experts in various fields to showcase what has already been done in the subject area and what activities are in train around the world, as well as new technologies that could potentially be implemented in the region to ensure that we are not left behind. Some of these topics are:

  • Smart Cities: shaping the region
    • Mr. Daniel Poliquin, IBM Canada
  • Big Data, Business Intelligence and Advanced Data Analytics: how they fit together
    • Mr. Dave Landry, Co-founder, Datawheel, Massachusetts (a spin-off from MIT, Boston)
  • Artificial Intelligence and Robotics: Harmonious Disruption?
    • Professor Anthony Clayton, UWI, Jamaica
  • E-government and Digital Settlement Network – changing the game
    • Ms. Marla Dukharan, Bitt Inc, Barbados
  • The Internet of Things: Communicating in the Future
    • Mr. Sanjay Jacob, Global Head of Intelligent Cloud Strategic Industries, Microsoft Corporation, USA

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