CINEX collaboration with BT&P: Smart Investment Summit 28 – 30 November 2016

CINEX, the Curaçao Investment & Export Promotion Agency, collaborated with Bureau Telecommunications en Post (BT&P), Curaçao Port Authorities and many other public and private partners in funding, for the CINEX Smart Investment Summit, held from 28 to 30 November 2016 at the Renaissance Curaçao Resort & Casino.

CINEX, has the vision and the mission to position Curaçao in the highest ranks of technology related investment opportunities in the Caribbean region. With this event CINEX aims to promote innovative and technology driven solutions to enhance the quality of life of the citizens of Curaçao creating a sustainable Digital Economy.

The CINEX Smart Investment Summit 2016 presented, discussed and acknowledged the challenges of a Digital Economy for the island of Curaçao. Relevant topics about the development of Curaçao as a Smart Nation were addressed with the goal of establishing initiatives for public-private partnerships and fostering collaborations between knowledge institutes and investors.

Implementing the vision of a Smart Nation is not an easy task. It requires a multi-disciplinary working environment as well as the deployment of the necessary resources and skills. A turnaround of the present business models of entities, corporations and markets is required so that these can function in an efficient society. This implies a strategic deployment of investments in technology to create a digital infrastructure with a tech-savvy population and workforce.

During the two-day event this approach was supported by a wide range of national and international speakers. In the presentation of the various expert views and perspectives the 7 key pillars of a Smart Nation were covered:  Smart Investment, Smart Economy, Smart Government, Smart People, Smart Living, Smart Environment and Smart Mobility.

Among the notable speakers were renowned professor and author Ben Gomes-Casseres, Vice President of Telemundo Television James Stamatis and President of Fedesoft Colombia Paloa Restrepo. Director of BT&P, Franklin Sluis, also participated as an expert in the area of multidisciplinary supervision and regulation. Among other aspects, he addressed the unique position of BT&P as a regulator for the telecommunications sector and internet security, how BT&P responds to developments in the field of ICT, and his view on the conditions and policy consequences that accompany the development of a Smart Nation.

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(Source: BT&P publication period: 2016)

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