How to Drive Jamaica’s Development and Create Opportunities with Technology

This forum is to expose Jamaican entrepreneurs at home and in the diaspora to opportunities as Jamaica seeks to use technology to drive its COVID-19 recovery

Ambassador Audrey Marks
Ambassador Marks

If you want to know how to use technology to help drive Jamaica’s development and create opportunities for yourself, then this Thursday, July 22nd is your day.  Two high-profile Jamaican technology power-brokers will join Ambassador Audrey Marks in her monthly diaspora town hall, “Let’s Connect,” to share valuable information that could help you start your journey.  The town hall will start at 7 pm EDT.

You will hear from Mr. Kevin Reid – the former co-founder CEO and CTO of VirtuStream. The company was acquired by EMC for $1.2 Billion, just seven years after he and his partner co-founded it. He is currently the co-founder at Blue Lagoon Capital and an active contributor to his family charity which is focused on funding education and sports initiatives in Jamaica, among other ventures.

Then there is Dr. Lloyd Carney former CEO of Brocade until its acquisition to Braodcom for $5.5 Billion. He is currently Chief Acquisition Officer at Carney Technology Acquisition Corp and an active contributor to the Silicon Valley Start-up Common (SVSC) which is an ecosystem of entrepreneurs, mentors, and investors arranged to help get start-ups off the ground and grow. He also established Carney Global Ventures, LLC, an early-round investor focused on proven individuals with creative technology ideas, among other ventures.

Also joining the discussion will be Andrew Walker, convenor of the Jamooglers; a group of over 115 employees of world-leading Search Engine Google, who are of Jamaica origin, and working in Google offices across the world. The group’s main purpose is to promote the development of technological skills among Jamaicans at home and abroad and create a sense of belonging, especially for new employees of Jamaican descent.

Ambassador Marks will have Honorary Consul David Sangster as co-host.  Mr. Sangster is Chief operating officer for Nutanix software company.

This month’s topic, according to the ambassador was chosen to “highlight the transformative developments being done by members of the Jamaican diaspora in the technology sector.”  She also said it will “expose young Jamaican students and entrepreneurs to opportunities in this sector as Jamaica seeks to use technology to drive it’s post Covid19 recovery.”

 

To get your seat at this zoom meeting you should RSVP by clicking Jamaica Connect

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