Regional ICT development conferences to be held in Belize

Wednesday, October 7, 2015.  BMG: A major regional conference on development of information and communication technology is to be held in Belize from November 2 to 6, according to Silicon Caribe.

The conference is actually two events in one: a joint meeting of Latin American and Caribbean Internet Addresses Registry (LACNIC) Caribbean on the Move, and the highly anticipated tenth instalment of Caribbean Network Operators Group (CaribNOG)’s regional gatherings.caribnog-logo-400x134

CaribNOG10, which takes place from November 3 to 6, will draw industry experts from across the region and around the world. CaribNOG’s regional meetings have developed a well-earned reputation as a critical forum for rich discussions on the region’s technology landscape. Belize last hosted one in 2013.

The opening day of the week-long event is dedicated to LACNIC Caribbean on the Move. This fairly fresh addition to the regional tech community’s calendar targets senior policy makers, government officials, regulators, IT professionals, university students, and technology journalists and bloggers.

Among the expert facilitators are Bevil Wooding, Founder and Executive Director of the Caribbean Network Operators Group (CaribNOG); Carlos Martinez, Chief Technology Officer at the Latin American and Caribbean Internet Addresses Registry (LACNIC); Shernon Osepa, the Manager of Regional Affairs for Latin America and The Caribbean at the Internet Society (ISOC).

Held jointly by LACNIC and CaribNOG, the gathering will provide a space for various key actors in the Latin American and Caribbean Internet to network together and strengthen relationships.

Wooding speaks of building the expertise in the Caribbean to defend its computer networks and manage critical telecommunications and networking infrastructure.

The meeting is hosted by the Belize Public Utilities Commission, and supported by an impressive list of high-profile international organisations including Google, the American Registry for Internet Numbers, Packet Clearing House, Bright Path Foundation, the Internet Cooperation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the Internet Society, the Amsterdam Internet Exchange Caribbean and the Caribbean Telecommunications Union.

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