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ICTs for a Sustainable World #ICT4SDG

Forum on Internet of Things (IOT): Smarter Living in the Caribbean, 24-26 April 2017

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The forum on “IOT” seeks to highlight the significance of IOT as a technological revolution that represents the future of computing and communications, and its development being dependent on dynamic technical innovation. IOT involves the interlinking of networks, devices and data that have thus far never been linked. It is the collective power of these formerly disparate elements that lies at the heart of the power of IOT and integrated dynamic ICT ecosystems that can benefit both developed and developing economies.


The primary objective of the IOT Forum is to :

  • Discuss the role IOT plays in relation to converging technologies for building smart sustainable communities with integrated ecosystems.
  • Discuss IOT and development challenges and the paradigm shift in creating a smart world that facilitates sustainable economic development along with a high quality of life.
  • Bring together:
  • stakeholders, managers and engineers working with IOT applications (innovators)
  • service providers planning on delivering IOT solutions, and their financiers (business community)
  • policy and standards creators/enforcers for IOT deployment (policymakers, regulators)

other IOT experts from industry, government and academia (legislators)


  • Policy makers & leaders  seeking greater participation in the digital economy
  • Financial and telecommunications/ICT regulators
  • Academia and institutions critical to research and development of the innovation sector
  • Entrepreneurs seeking to develop and use innovative financial solutions
  • Mobile network operators, banks, financial service providers, mobile financial services platform providers
  • International organizations, NGOs involved in financial inclusion programmes and civil society.

Organizers & Partners


The International Telecommunication Union (ITU), in partnership with and supported by:
• The Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (TATT)
• The UWI St. Augustine Campus and the Caribbean Telecommunication Union (CTU) • Economic Commission for Latin America & the Caribbean (ECLAC)