Technology is quickly transforming the way we live and work. Most transactions are digital, information is immediate. Do you remember a time without Google or smart phones? Or the last time you walked into a bank to withdraw money? Soon enough, we won’t need a telephone to communicate because communications capabilities will be built into all the other devices we use — our … [Read more...] about Wanted: Workers with digital skills
We live in a unique moment in history where the pace of technological change is evolving at an exponential rate and the speed of digital transformation has no precedence. Twenty years ago, the rate of digital traffic per day was approximately 20 gigabytes. Today, digital traffic has grown to two exabytes (EB) per day (1 EB is equal to 1billion gigabytes). Internet usage by … [Read more...] about Welcome to the first issue of The Next Wave Magazine!
By Benjamin Roseth Think of the last time you needed to conduct some official business with your government. Maybe it was to get a copy of a birth certificate, pay taxes, or sign up for a social benefit. How was your experience? Good, bad or ugly? If it was the latter – you are not alone. Millions of citizens region-wide are suffering from inefficient, paper-based and … [Read more...] about Can we cut red tape with digital scissors?
Featured image: design composition by Lynn Saghir, Communications and Creative Director, Inter-American Development Bank - Composition made from Shutterstock photos Disrupting the present to write and right the future of the Caribbean The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)’s video ‘Jump Caribbean’ presents a vision of what the Caribbean can look like in 2040. A … [Read more...] about UWI, IDB partnering to promote innovation and job creation in the Caribbean
On June 8, 2018, a seed was planted in the soil of our lush green economy—this seed has the potential to transform Guyana into the leading estate of South America and the Caribbean. Exponential technologies and digital transformation were prominent among the themes and the buzzwords at the IDB’s recently concluded VII Regional Civil Society Conference hosted in Guyana. … [Read more...] about Is Guyana on its way to becoming the Caribbean’s new technology hub?