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Ask A Techie 20 Questions – Liam Walsh - Creative Technology Director

How would you define a techie?

I'm not sure, it's a pretty big tent. People making things with technology is literally everybody now. Maybe they don't always know they're techies but they are.

Tell us about yourself (short bio)?

I'm the Creative Technology Director for Nexus Studios (Interactive Arts) in London. The team at Nexus Studios is dedicated to understanding and harnessing emerging technologies in service of engaging story experiences. For over 15 years, I've worked with research, ideas and coding work across the motion graphics, product design, video games, toy and publishing industries.

Tell us about your connection to the Caribbean?

My mum is Dominican, I was born in London but spent a couple of years in primary school in Dominica and then spent every summer at my grandmother's in Dominica and my Auntie's house in Barbados. My parents are retired now and have a house in Dominica and split their time between London and there.

Describe the tech s…

Government of Jamaica to Actively Pursue Greater Use of Open Source Software

Kingston, 12 FEB 2018. Minister of Science, Energy and Technology today outlined the Government of Jamaica’s intention to pursue greater use of Open Source Software as part of its thrust to transform ICT within government while at the same time reducing the attendant costs associated with the use of proprietary software.

Guided by recommendations outlined in an Open Source Policy Framework report which was completed in late 2016, Minister Wheatley stated that “It is clear that there are huge benefits to be gained from greater use of open source software by developing countries like Jamaica and we intend to take a more active approach to incorporation of these types of software across government.”

Minister Wheatley in speaking about recurrent enterprise agreements with Microsoft, IBM and other proprietary software vendors said “ for a very long time we have been confined by the strictures and high costs of the license regimes of proprietary software offerings and we will now, in keepin…

Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago looks to Modern Software to manage Foreign Reserves

NEW YORK Jan 31 2018 SimCorp, a leading provider of investment management solutions and services to the global financial services industry, today announces that the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago has signed a partnership agreement with SimCorp North America. The Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago will implement SimCorp Dimension to manage the investment operation of the country's US$8.4 billion foreign exchange reserves.

The Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago has continually sought to evolve its operations throughout the decades, in order to meet global best practice. The implementation of SimCorp Dimension will further this endeavor, serving the central bank with a highly standardized solution for its foreign exchange reserve operations. SimCorp's automated investment solution will deliver full front to back office support in one integrated system.

Operating amidst increasing market complexity, the central bank will benefit from SimCorp Dimension's scalable solutio…

Dynamic Spectrum Alliance welcomes TATT's TV White Space Framework

Trinidad and Tobago, 6 February 2018: The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA) has congratulated the Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago for publishing the Authorisation Framework for the Accommodation of White Space Radiocommunications Devices. After receiving expressions of interest for the use of White Space devices across the country, the Authority has outlined the technical and operational rules for their deployment. This marks a huge step forward for Trinidad and Tobago and will enable its people to benefit from White Space technology to provide broadband connectivity and other innovative solutions, such as machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, to underserved areas.

The framework protects incumbent services operating in bands that will be made available for White Space device operations and reassures potential users that a carefully planned and regulated environment has been created before deployment begins. Using dynamic spectrum access approaches, White Space dev…