7th National Cyber Security Conference

June 18, 2019 – June 19, 2019


Theme: “What Next for NIDS?; Unpacking GDPR; Promoting Digital Productivity”

The issues of National ID Systems, Data Protection and Personal Privacy will be the highlights at the 7th staging of the UWI’s National Cyber Security Conference, to be held next week Tuesday, June 18 at the UWI Regional Headquarters, Mona.

The Opening keynote address will be delivered by Mr Gilberto Martins de Almeida, Legal Advocate and Consultant to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), in a ceremony starting at 9.00 am on Tuesday. A message from Technology Minister Hon Fayval Williams will be delivered by Chief Technical Director in the Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology, Ms Wahkeen Murray.

The conference is being hosted by the Mona ICT Policy Centre (MICT) at CARIMAC, UWI, under the theme “Data Protection – What Next for NIDS?; Unpacking GDPR; Promoting Digital Productivity with AI”. The one-day event will feature an array of other local and international speakers in three (3) panel sessions. These include Senator Robert Morgan, Parliamentary Secretary, Office of the Prime Minister, Mr. Julian Robinson, Opposition Spokesman on Science and Technology, Professor Hopeton Dunn, Technology Policy Analyst and Director, Mona ICT Policy Centre. Presentations will also be made by Attorney at Law, Mrs Georgia Gibson Henlin QC of Henlin Gibson Henlin; Ms Nicole Foga, Managing Partner of the law firm Foga Daley and Company and Mr Douglas Halsall, CEO, Advanced Integrated Systems Limited.

Conference sessions will discuss the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) as well as new ways to achieve improved Digital Productivity and security online. The closing session will take the form of a much anticipated Roundtable Discussion on the future of Jamaica’s National ID System (NIDS) in light of the Supreme Court ruling that rendered the enabling legislation null and void. Government and Opposition spokespersons, as well as legal and technical experts will analyse the future of NIDS and consider how such systems have been successfully implemented in other jurisdictions.

The event is being hosted in partnership with the International Telecommunication Union, the Internet Society and the Canadian High Commission. The lead sponsor is again the National Commercial Bank (NCB), with other sponsors including RJRGleaner Communications Group, the law firm Henlin Gibson Henlin and the Spanish Court Hotel. As the event garners interest outside of Jamaica, a new sponsor, Calibra Solutions Limited from Trinidad and Tobago, will make their Jamaican debut with demonstrations of technologies related to identity and artificial intelligence.

For more details on conference registration and speakers , please visit: http://cybersecurity.carimac.com.

Contact: Ms Danielle Insang, Conference Admin Assistant, Mona ICT Policy Centre (MIICT) CARIMAC, UWI, at [email protected]

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