In November 2018, The Bahamas successfully hosted its second annual technology summit in Grand Bahama. The theme for this year’s summit was “The Future is Now”, and attracted over 600 participants including investors, IT Professionals, developers, innovators and stakeholders from within the region and abroad.

Cloud Carib supported this year’s committee by inviting key technology partners to the summit, bringing with them, Cisco, VMware, Palo Alto Networks, Oracle, Veeam, RedHat, and Cybernetica. Over the 3-day event Cloud Carib, in collaboration with their partners, hosted multiple tech talks, workshops and shared their knowledge and experience in digital transformation and regional expertise. During the summit, Cloud Carib revealed how their involvement in the Government of The Bahamas’ digital transformation journey is helping transform ICT for the nation. These efforts have established The Bahamas as a leader in eGovernment. During the summit it was demonstrated how working with a provider such as Cloud Carib, allows clients to leverage the expertise and knowledge of a regional provider while also benefiting from their partnership with global technology leaders such as Cisco, VMware, Palo Alto Networks and their many other partners.

“We’re extremely proud to play a pivotal role in the digital transformation and development of The Bahamas as the ‘Silicon Valley’ of the region. At the summit we were able to share how we, together with the Government of The Bahamas and our technology partners, have been working to establish our country as a leader in eGovernment and work towards our shared goal of advancing business environments through technology in the region”, said Cloud Carib’s CEO, Scott MacKenzie.

Scott MacKenzie, Cloud Carib’s Chief Executive Officer participated in a panel discussion on ‘Transforming the Future of Business’ where he discussed the accelerated rate of change in the digital era, the importance of digital transformation and how Cloud Carib encourages creativity while still adhering to data driven innovation. MacKenzie wasn’t the only one to hit the main stage to participate in a panel. Reneldo Russell, Cloud Carib’s Client Delivery Executive of the Public Sector, was also involved in a panel on ‘Disruptive Ideas, Emerging Technologies’ where he highlighted how disruptive change is positive for The Bahamas and how this disruption encourages the country’s development as a tech hub and how Cloud Carib is involved in this process.

With so many tech giants present at the 2018 summit, next year’s event promises to be truly transformative.

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Photo by Preston Knowles Photography Reneldo Russell, Client Delivery Executive – Public Sector, speaking about “Disruptive Ideas and Emerging Technologies” on the Afternoon Keynote Panel at the 2nd Annual Grand Bahama Tech Summit in The Bahamas.