Sat | Nov 18, 2017

JCS symposium a success

Published:Friday | November 3, 2017 | 12:00 AM
Melarka Williams (left), founder and CEO of Ingenuity Technologies, shares a photo with Paul Stennett, business development manager, Real Decoy.
From left: Kirk Anthony Hamilton, founder and CEO of Infiniti Partnership; Gordon Swaby, CEO of Edufocal; Sandra Jones, vice-president of marketing and communications at Fujitsu; Melarka Williams, co-founder and CEO of Infiniti Partnership and vice-president of the Jamaica Computer Society; Phillip Kerr, chief internal auditor at the Ministry of Transport and Mining; and Paul Stennett, development manager, Real Decoy, at the recent Jamaica Computer Society symposium.
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The Jamaica Computer Society (JCS) recently hosted its third symposium under the theme: A World of Digital Opportunities. Held at the Jamaica Conference Centre in Kingston, There were over 700 participants, which included CEOs, business executives, technology enthusiasts, entrepreneurs, and students.

Vice-president of the JCS and CEO of Ingenuity Technologies Melarka Williams noted, "The event proved that innovation is alive in the Caribbean and that we do, in fact, have what it takes to be creators of technology that the rest of the world can utilise."

Of the information shared, he said: "We hosted representatives from some of the major technology corporations in the world - Google, Amazon, IBM and Fujitsu. These presenters possess proven track records with extensive knowledge based on research and experience. This allows them the intrinsic understanding of what it takes to gain an advantage in their respective fields, which made the event an excellent networking opportunity."

The three-day event examined topics that can transform the Caribbean economy, highlighting ways Jamaica can be more innovative as a country. It was also a great space, especially so for students who were job hunting and seeking internship opportunities.

This year's symposium was one of the best attended and successfully staged.