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Forum on Internet of Things (IOT): Smarter Living in the Caribbean

The forum on “IOT” seeks to highlight the significance of IOT as a technological revolution that represents the future of computing and communications, and its development being dependent on dynamic technical innovation.

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago - 24-26 Apr 2017

Description

IOT involves the interlinking of networks, devices and data that have thus far never been linked. It is the collective power of these formerly disparate elements that lies at the heart of the power of IOT and integrated dynamic ICT ecosystems that can benefit both developed and developing economies.

The primary objective of the IOT Forum is to :

  • Discuss the role IOT plays in relation to converging technologies for building smart sustainable communities with integrated ecosystems.

  • Discuss IOT and development challenges and the paradigm shift in creating a smart world that facilitates sustainable economic development along with a high quality of life.

  • Bring together:

  • stakeholders, managers and engineers working with IOT applications (innovators)
  • service providers planning on delivering IOT solutions, and their financiers (business community)
  • policy and standards creators/enforcers for IOT deployment (policymakers, regulators)
  • other IOT experts from industry, government and academia (legislators)

Programme

Day 1, 24th April 2017: Chair - ITU

Time

Description

Panellists/Presenters

​07:30 - 08:30

​Registration

 

​​08:30 - 09:15

​​Opening Remarks + Photo Session

 

Presenters:

 

Bernadette Lewis (CTU)

Gilbert Peterson S.C. (TATT)

Cleveland Thomas (ITU)

Hon. Maxie Cuffie (Trinidad)

 

MC: Selby Wilson (CTU)

​09:15 - 10:45

Session 1: IoT in the Caribbean: Opportunities and Challenges

 

Caribbean Country Case Studies - IoT Perspectives - 3 countries; 3 sectors for nationwide deployed solutions as a state agency

 

Presenters:

 

Reginald Bourne (Regulatory Authority Barbados)
[Presentation]

Charlene John (T&TEC)
[Presentation]

 

 

Moderator: Nigel Cassimere (CTU)

​​10:45 - 11:00

Tea Break

 

​​11:05 - 12:30

​Session 2: Ecosystem for IoT Use + Monetisation

 

  • An Enabling Ecosystem for IoT Use + Monetisation

  • Public-interest and Private-interest IoT: Caribbean Ventures

  • Monetizing IoT

 

The realities of IoT Monetization in Small Developing States

Presenters:

 

Irwin Williams (Teleios)
[Presentation]

Jeevan Persad (Fasove)
[Presentation]

Ancel Bhagwandeen (ProtofabTT)
[Presentation]

Shelon Padmore (DSL)

 

Moderator: Dr. Kieron Swift

(Economic Development Advisory Board)

​​12:30 - 13:30

Lunch Break

 

​13:30 - 15:00

Session 3: Youth Panel: IoT Solutions for Development

 

  • Story of a serial IoT hackathon winner

  • Networks

  • Navigating the Ecosystem for IoT Use and Monetisation: a Youth Perspective

  • Making IoT Smart

Presenters:

 

Jeremy Berkleef

Stephan Hosein

Christian Barran
[Presentation]

Julie Sundar

 

Moderator: Theo Boomsma (Cottage IT)

​15:00 - 16:00

Session 4: Seizing the IoT Opportunity

 

  • Presentation based on ITU-T Study Group 20 “IoT and its applications in urban and non-urban environments”

Presenter:

 

Cleveland Thomas (ITU)

Lars Morton (2operate)

 

16:30 - 18:00

End of formal proceedings

 

Day 2, 25th April 2017: Chair - UWI

Time

Description

Panellists/Presenters

​07:30 - 08:30

​Registration

 

​​08:30 - 09:15

Session 5: ITU-R studies in support of IoT

 

Presentation reviewing on-going ITU-R studies on radio communications related aspects for IoT, including Satellite IMT, Terrestrial IMT and non-IMT networks as well as Short Range Devices

Presenters:

 

Sergio Buonomo (ITU)

Nelson Malaguti (ITU)

Philippe Aubineau (ITU)

 

Moderator: Cleveland Thomas (ITU)

​09:15 - 10:45

Session 6: “Spectrum Management Issues for Caribbean IoT Deployment”

 

Regional situation update with perspectives provided by representatives of regulators/stakeholders from regional groups, as appropriate, concerning current spectrum management issues for IoT in the Caribbean with specific reference to Satellite, IMT and Short Range.

Panellists:

 

Kirk Sookram (TATT)
[Presentation]

Andrew Millet (ECTEL)
[Presentation]

Clifford Bostic (Telecommunications Unit, Barbados) [Presentation]

 

Moderator: Nigel Cassimere (CTU)

​​10:45 - 11:00

Tea Break

 

​​11:00 - 12:30

​Session 7: Standards Perspective: Big Data and IoT -- promoting interoperability via Open Standards, and Semantic

 

Discuss standardization trends with regard to Big data and IoT ecosystem. It will also provide an opportunity to exchange views on the potential role of open standards, and semantic technologies.

Panellists:

 

Dr. Rob Frieden 

(Penn State University) 
[Presentation]

Ajmal Nazir (TTMAG)
[Presentation]

Keith Alexiss (ICCN)
[Presentation]

 

Moderator: Sean Rocke (UWI)

12:30 - 13:30

Lunch Break - FUJITSU LunchTime present to audience

Eric Pearson
[Presentation]

​​13:30 - 15:00

Session 8: IoT Security + Privacy: policy, legislation, regulation and infrastructure

 

The main presenter will introduce to the audience the ITU’s work in the area of Security and Privacy as pertains to IoT. The relevant Caribbean context will be uncovered via moderated discussion with the other panellists

 

Panellists:

 

Bruno Ramos (ITU)

Vashti Maharaj (Attorney General Office,Trinidad)

Julian Wilkins (CANTO)

 

Moderator: Shiva Bissessar (Pinaka)

​15:00 - 16:30

Session 9: IoT Privacy and Information Security: Caribbean requirements and challenges

 

  1. main presenter will provide an overview of IoT Security and Privacy concerns from a technical perspective. The relevant Caribbean context will be uncovered via moderated discussion with the other panellists.

Panellists:

 

Dr. Kevin Butler (University of Florida)

Hon. Catherine Hughes (Guyana)

Shiva Bissessar (Pinaka)

 

Moderator: Selby Wilson (CTU)

16:30

End of formal proceedings

 

 

Day 3, 26th April: Chair - CTU

Time

Description

Panellists/Presenters

​07:30 - 08:30

​Registration

 

​​08:30 - 09:35

Session 10: ​​”Measuring IoT Usage + Projecting IoT Impact on Development”

 

Presentation reviewing benchmarks and methods for monitoring IoT usage and impact based on ITU-D studies on IOT for developing countries e.g.

 

Panellists:

Dr. Steve Chan (MIT)

Stephan Samuell (CSO)
[Presentation]

Eduardo Arcas (Ericsson)

Moderator: Karel Douglas (TATT)

​09:35 - 10:45

​ Session 11: “Benchmarking Caribbean IoT Usage and Impact”

 

Session provides a platform to discuss the opportunities and challenges faced by policy makers and regulators during the adoption of a widespread IoT ecosystem. It also discusses, strategies in use by collection agencies + resources required for relevant data collection and measurement

Panellists:

Bernadette Lewis (CTU)
[Presentation]

Cheryl Hector (ECTEL)
[Presentation]

Tracy Hackshaw (ISOC)

 

Moderator: Karel Douglas (TATT)

​​10:45 - 11:00

Tea Break

 

11:00 - 12:30

​​Hands-on Session 12: IoT Implementation Tools: Open Source, Open Data, Cloud Computing, and Semantic Technologies

 

Walk-through of a typical set of tools for rapid assembly of an IoT application, with reference to an existing Caribbean IoT application/need.

Instructor: Cathy-Ann Radix (UWI)
[Presentation]

 

​​12:30 - 13:30

Lunch Break: Case Study- IoT in Suriname; Daryll Medar (TAS)

Daryll Medar [Presentation]

​​13:30 - 14:00

Session 13: IoT Scenarios/Issues

 

Demos of IoT applications at different stations highlighting cross-cutting IoT issues

Presenters:

Kevin Butler (University of Florida)

[Presentation]

Theo Boomsma/Julie Sundar (Cottage IT)

Christian Barran

Chris Meetoo

 

Moderator: Dr. Kim Mallalieu (UWI)

14:00 - 15:30

Panel Session 14: IoT Convergence, Conformance, Interoperability in Caribbean

 

Session will highlight how to get projects and initiatives off the ground and provide perspectives on issues related to extending an IoT product to operate in multiple Caribbean territories specifically convergence, conformance and interoperability.

 

Panellists:

Eric Pearson (GlobeRanger; Fujitsu)

Michele Marius (ICT Pulse) [Presentation]

Fulgence St. Prix (CROSQ)

 

Moderator: Sylvester Caddette (ITU)

​15:30 - 16:30

Wrap-Up / Brainstorming / Next Steps

 

  1. Recommended Stakeholder Actions (by Stakeholder group) for presentation at the ITU, CARICOM, and stakeholder and application-related organisations

  2. List of Priority sectors in which IoT strategic targets could/should be established.

Panellists

Dr. Kim Mallalieu (UWI)

Hon. Melford Nicholas (Antigua and Barbuda)

Bernadette Lewis (CTU)

 

Moderator: Cleveland Thomas (ITU)