The Innovation Mindset Missing in Jamaican Retailers

Jamaicans aren't online they said. Jamaicans aren't using this social media platforms they said. Jamaicans aren't into that technology thing they said. . The businesses that had been saying this, now find themselves behind the 8ball - out of business, or on their way there. They clearly got complacent, ignored the trend data, and

What Digital Personal Branding is and Isn’t For You. A Special post for Caribbean CEOs + Professionals.

Digital Personal branding is a leadership requirement, not a self-promotion campaign. It is about demonstrating the value you represent to your company and industry. Have you ever Googled your own name? What comes up for you ? You see those Google results, that is your Online Reputation. Let that sink in

Cybercrime Wave Brewing in the Caribbean? Find out more on This Week in Caribbean Tech Live Show on Thursday

We put Cybercrime in the Caribbean in the spotlight in our Top Caribbean Tech News segment this week as I host another episode of This Week in Caribbean Tech Live  on our Facebook Page. 1 pm EST. We will have Trevor Forrest,  Chief Advisor to the Minister of Science, Energy

Steady but Slow — Open Data’s Progress in the Caribbean

Matthew McNaughton, Founding Principal of Slshroots co-authored with Denique Ferguson and Alesha Aris of the SlashRoots Foundation. It was originally published on the Open Knowledge International’s Blog in support of the 2016 Global Open Data Index Launch. The Global Open Data Index and the Caribbean Then Over the last two years, the

This Week in Caribbean Tech – Live Broadcast on Facebook This Week!

So outside of blogging here on the site twice a week, sending out our monthly SiliconCaribe Digest, recording Podcast interview for our upcoming Sun, Sea and Startups Podcast series and producing Caribbean Women in Tech Summit event coming in September, I decided I was going to test out having a

Benefits and challenges for Caribbean Women in ICT

For Girls in ICT Day, which is commemorated on 27 April, ICT Pulse Publisher, Michele Marius, shares some thoughts on being a woman in tech.  Although it may not seem to be the case, the ICT/tech space in the Caribbean region is awash with opportunities. There is considerable potential for innovation

Why The Person Who Fails the Most, Wins!!

That's the theme of the next Kingston BETA event for aspiring and current tech entrepreneurs and digital creatives. It will be held on Thursday April 27th, 2017. The usual time and yes we’re still at JAMPRO HQ. We’re talking about Failing Forward and why Failing Fast and Often is the Path

Do Caribbean Tech Companies Care about Consumers Rights?

A discussion of the eight basic consumer rights and how they might be relevant to the Caribbean ICT/tech space. Exactly a week ago today, 15 March, World Consumer Rights Day (WCRD) was observed. Established in 1983, WRCD seeks “to promote the basic rights of all consumers, demanding that those rights are