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ARIN-CTU Webinar Series: Accelerating 21st Century Government in the Caribbean - 21st Century Government, Public Sector and Policy Issues
We know that the rapid spread of COVID-19 has had a profoundly disruptive impact on global commerce, government and society. For Caribbean states, the existing small population sizes, resource constraints and vulnerable infrastructure have only amplified the challenges of confronting this once-in-a-century crisis. However, the current pandemic is not the only threat to Caribbean economies and society. There is also the reality of an annual hurricane season, showing that for the region, each crisis contributes to a cumulative vulnerability to sustainable Caribbean development. How can information and communication technology (ICT) be employed to mitigate these vulnerabilities?

By focusing on the principles of 21st Century Government, the ARIN-CTU Webinar Series will provide answers to these and other questions relating to ICT-enabled development, and sensitise policy makers and leaders both within governments and in the private sector, on actions that can be taken to mitigate risks and maximise opportunities for regional societies.

In this Webinar, speakers will address:

- 21st Century Caribbean Governments
- ARIN Perspectives on Global Internet Policy Priorities and Trends

Join us and help define how we, together, navigate the New Caribbean Normal.

More information: www.ctu.int

Jul 9, 2020 10:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Bernadette Lewis
Secretary General @Caribbean Telecommunications Union
Bernadette Lewis was appointed to the position of Secretary General of the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) in August 2003. Under her stewardship, the CTU has been transformed into a relevant and vibrant information and communication technologies (ICT) organisation. Ms. Lewis was instrumental in expanding the membership of the CTU to include private sector and civil society organisations, making the CTU the first multi-stakeholder CARICOM institution. The CTU is now at the forefront of activities to harmonise policies and practices for the development of the Caribbean ICT sector and has demonstrated track record for the successful coordination of regional ICT Projects. Ms. Lewis is a champion for ICT-enabled public service transformation in the Caribbean, having recently launched an initiative called 21st Century Government that seeks to establish citizen-centric, seamless, resilient governments in the region.
John Curran
CEO @American Registry of Internet Numbers
John Curran is the President and CEO of the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN), responsible for leading the organization in its mission of supporting the operation of the Internet through the management of Internet number resources throughout its service region which includes the United States, Canada, and parts of the Caribbean. John is a recognized expert on Internet and telecommunications matters and has been the Chief Technology Officer of three successful Internet companies. John’s industry experience includes serving as CTO and COO for ServerVault, which provides highly secure, fully managed infrastructure solutions for sensitive federal government and commercial applications. Prior to this, he was CTO for XO Communications, and was integral in leading the organization’s technical initiatives, network architecture, and design of leading-edge capabilities built into the company’s nationwide network.