Honourable Paul J. Lewis of Montserrat Shares Ideas for Monetising Big Data at Forum in Gibraltar

Hon Lewis' presence at this forum is such that he has been selected to sit on a panel under the session tilted "monetising data.'

Honourable Paul J. Lewis of Montserrat Shares Ideas for Monetising Big Data at Forum in Gibraltar

Honourable Paul J. Lewis, Montserrat's Minister of Communications, Works, Energy and Labour is presently in Gibraltar representing Montserrat at the Commonwealth Data Forum Europe 2018.

Honourable Paul J. Lewis, Montserrat's Minister of Communications, Works, Energy and Labour is presently in Gibraltar representing Montserrat at the Commonwealth Data Forum Europe 2018.

Honourable Lewis is attending this year's forum, which runs from 21-23 February, as it bares particular significance in his ICT push for Montserrat, with the summit being themed " The Data Revolution: Maximizing Opportunities & Managing Risks".

Also attending the conference in Gibraltar is Montserrat national, and ICT Professional Mr Dwayne Cassell. Mr Cassell is a Senior Network Engineer at Siemens UK. He recently gained an additional qualification to his ICT expertise, becoming qualified as a Certified Ethical Hacker by the EC-Council.

 

Hon Lewis'  presence at this forum is such that he has been selected to sit on a panel under the session tilted "monetising data.' During this session Hon Lewis will share the floor, and discuss ideas and opportunities on "Creating national opportunities for economic growth through Big Data"

This panel with Hon Lewis also features: The Honourable Sir Joseph Bossano, Minister for Economic Development, Telecommunications and the GSB, HM Government of Gibraltar; also the Honourable Vaden Williams, Minister of Home Affairs, Transportation and Communication, Turks and Caicos Islands. 

In addition to this, The Honourable Minister will be sitting as Chair of the session on day two, discussing "Data Control and Transparency." 

Developments in ICTs has ensured that more and more data is being captured than ever before. One of the forum's aims in recognising this trend is also seeing that this data can be used for advances in business, science, healthcare, education and government. However, the use of data poses challenges around storage, privacy and other legal issues.

On Montserrat, as the push for ICT has becomes more prominent, under Minister Lewis’ leadership, he has seen to Montserrat’s National ICT Policy Strategy and Implementation Plan being completed. In addition, he has seen to the commencement and completion of a series of innovative ICT projects on the island.

Minister Lewis’ further ICT achievements include:

  • Review and redrafting of ICT Laws to include Cyber security, data

  • protection, and privacy

  • Plans are presently in motion for Cyber security Policy and Strategy to be

  • completed

  • Personnel have been trained in cyber security, data specialisations and

  • digital forensics

  • Promotion of a 21st century seamless government with the goal of all

  • government services eventually on line

The audience at the Forum presently taking place in Gibraltar will comprise of international policy teams, national regulatory bodies, legal firms, managers working within big data and data analytics, service providers and additional stakeholders with an interest in data compliance.

Some of the topics to be covered include:
  • Monetising data

  • Data ownership

  • Privacy

  • Security (particularly on social media)

  • Legal and jurisdictional issues

  • Data centres

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Note: The venue for this year's conference is the University of Gibraltar.