International Women's Day Caribbean Tech Summit 2023

Google Women Techmakers, Google Developer Groups and Women in Tech Caribbean along with regional partners in the STEAM industry will be hosting the third instalment of the IWD Caribbean Tech Summit - an annual event targeting the diversity and inclusion space for the Caribbean and its diaspora. Executed by a growing network of allies and women leaders - BY US. FOR US.

Apr 28, 2023, 8:30 PM – May 4, 2023, 11:00 PM

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Key Themes

Career DevelopmentCommunity BuildingInclusionInternational Women's DayNetworkingWomen Techmakers

About this event

How can we ensure that the solutions, practices and development growing in the regional Tech industry is inclusive of our Caribbean Identity and experience?

This year #IWDTechSummit2023 will celebrate and explore the theme #DareToBeCaribbean, and explore where we came from, how far the community has come, and where we will go in our Caribbean context in the STEAM space.

This year, we take on the challenge of hosting dialogue exploring the status of the Caribbean Identity and Experience in the Tech Industry, how entrepreneurs and founders are launching breakthrough solutions for regional communities and what steps must be taken to ensure that the Caribbean experience is INCLUDED.

We will also examine the impact of recent programmes and initiatives for DEI in Technology and what systems are needed to amplify Research and Data Collection that is needed for sustainable impact.

We will examine not only the experiences and challenges of our current landscape, but deep dive into the imagination, tools and systems needed to foster the growth of the Caribbean footprint and experience in the global network of technology.


[April 28th] DAY 1: Dare To Be - Stories of Techmakers who led breakthrough products or projects for the Caribbean

[April 29th] DAY 2: Climate Action, Sustainability and Technology

[April 30th] DAY 3: Current Caribbean Content Trends & New Creative Markets

[May 1st] DAY 4: Navigating Opportunities : Mentorship, Networking, Internships, Continued Learning

[May 2nd] DAY 5: Fintech and Financial Inclusion Programmes and Solutions

[May 3rd] DAY 6: Data Science/ AI – DEI and Gender Equality Data Science and Research Initiatives

[May 4th] DAY 7: TAKE THE LEAD| ECOSYSTEM : Current and Upcoming Caribbean-based professionals, companies, projects & Initiatives expanding Caribbean digital ecosystems and/or OUR global digital footprint.


https://iwdtechsummit.com/

When

When

April 28 – May 4, 2023
8:30 PM – 11:00 PM UTC

Agenda

Opening Address
Kelise Williams - The importance of Launching your community
Nicole Joseph-Chin - Impact Led Partnerships Beyond Borders
Anuskha Varsha Sonai - Creating Opportunities and Overcoming Obstacles: A Journey of a Caribbean Woman in Tech

Speakers

  • Sequoyah Patrick

    Google

    Global Program Lead, Women Techmakers

  • Anuskha Varsha Sonai

    Creative Tech Hub Caribbean

    President & Founder

  • Natalia Concepción

    Google

    Generative AI Policy Lead

  • Sheldon Monderoy

    Kanoo Trinidad and Tobago Limited

    CEO & Group CTO

  • Darnel Francois

    Draper Startup House

    CEO

  • Sowmya Thottambeti

    Columbia University

    Graduate Student

  • Charielle Plowden

    WizdomCRM

    CEO

  • Janique-ka John

    Mediagenix

    Software Engineer

  • Mark Pereira

    Zed Labs

    CEO

  • Zarna Hart

    Trinbagonian Art Director, Curator and Writer

  • Kyle Maloney

    Tech Beach

    Co-Founder

  • Deborah Benjamin

    ASCO Logistics Limited

    Managing Director

  • Melissa Pascal

    Pascal's Bakery Ltd

    CEO

  • Maria Divina O'Brien

    Design Change

  • Simone Leon

    Archivus Data Solutions

    Database Administrator

  • Kelise Williams

    UpRow

    Founder

  • Nicole Joseph-Chin

    MBF Enterprises

    Founder/Partner

  • Danii Mc Letchie

    Carnicycle

    CEO and Co-founder

  • Emerson John-Charles

    Innovation Association of Trinidad and Tobago

    Chairman

  • Amanda Christine Ramdass

    The University of the West Indies

    Phd Candidate

  • Cleyra Uzcategui

    Google Women Techmakers

    Software Engineer

  • Jehan Chreiki

    Bandy Inc.

    Co-Founder

  • Esther Callender-George

    Manager, Enterprise IT Risk & Security

  • Kimberley Demagny

    Caribeart and The Epicentrum

    Founder & Digital Marketing Strategist