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“Unleashing ICT for Development” in Trinidad and Tobago with US technology expert Aneesh Chopra


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Trinidad and Tobago will host Aneesh Chopra during the Trinidad and Tobago Coalition of Services Industries’ (TTCSI) 5th Annual Services Week (29th October to 2nd November). Chopra, former Chief Technology Officer of Government of the United States of America, will be the featured speaker at “A Session with Aneesh Chopra” on October 30th, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Port of Spain. The event, sponsored in part by InvesTT Limited will contribute to highlighting the significance of the services sector to the economy of the country.

Aneesh Chopra has done groundbreaking work to bring the US government into the 21st century, and is the first man to be given a post exclusively dedicated to advising the President of the United States on technology policy. Reporting directly to President Barack Obama, his main role was to advise on where technology and innovation can spur job growth, boost industry and improve quality of life when it comes to energy, education and health.

As Chief Technology Officer (CTO), he helped to advance the National Wireless Initiative, a set of Internet Policy Principles that informed the White House response on proposed online piracy legislation and an Open Innovation movement that delivers results by “crowdsourcing” citizen expertise to solve problems and grow the economy.

In 2011, Chopra was awarded the Wireless Foundation’s Industry Achievement Award for Outstanding Leadership, and the National Association of State CIOs’ Technology Champion Award. He was also ranked #39 on Modern Healthcare’s list of the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare. In 2008, he was named in the Government Technology magazine’s Top 25 in their Doers, Dreamers and Drivers issue.

ICT is one of the sectors targeted for development by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago. Chopra, a leading expert on innovation and technology policy, will share his expertise to help both the public and private sectors to think differently about the way in which they use ICTs in their operations, and will suggest innovative ways to solve problems which can overcome the challenges associated with the small size of the local market.

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