(CMR) The fifth annual Cayman Islands Digital Economy Conference (CYDEC) returns to its in-person format on 21 June 2022, after two years on a virtual platform due to COVID-19 restrictions.
This year's theme “Remodelling the future” highlights the status of key local and global digital initiatives, delivered through presentations and panel discussions from a host of expert speakers.
Each year, CYDEC, the first conference of its kind in the Cayman Islands, showcases cutting-edge ideas and applied technological advancements to an audience of forward-thinking public and private sector business leaders. Following the success of the first CYDEC event in 2018, ‘Digital Cayman' was launched to cultivate economic development.
Mr. Paul Byles, CYDEC founder, said, “There is no denying that digital innovation is remodeling the future. We have reached a pivotal point in the advancement of technology, and business leaders need to ask, ‘What does that really look like in the Cayman Islands?'”
“Following the success of our four previous conferences, we are delighted to continue to offer CYDEC as a platform to discuss digital growth across our Islands and beyond,” he stated.
CYDEC 2022 will feature the status of the Cayman Islands Digital ID, the future of the Metaverse phenomenon, the regulation of Cryptocurrency, NFT's place in the Cayman Islands, and more, from global industry leaders and local technology figureheads.
The digital technology conference is aimed at business leaders across financial services, tourism, technology, and the public sector, extending to those in compliance and enterprise risk manage-ment roles. The full-day event will take place at The Westin, Grand Cayman, from 8.45am.
Guest speakers and moderators include:
The Hon. Andre Ebanks MP, Minister of Investment, Innovation and Social Development
Laura Birrell, CEO, Parallel
Corey Glaze, Chief Product Officer & Co-Founder, TERN
David Manoucheri, Cyber Security Analyst
Tammi Sulliman, Director of Communications, Block One
Ian Thornton-Trump, Chief Information Security Officer, Cyjax Ltd.
Ian Tibbetts, Director of eGovernment, CIG
Jennifer Vessels, CEO, Next Step
Chris Wall, Counsel, Ogier and Director, Digital Cayman
Ryan Watson, VP of IT, Brave Software.
CYDEC is produced by the local consulting firm, FTS. CYDEC 2022 has partnered with the following sponsors: Ministry of Investment, Innovation and Social Development, Loop, Cayman Enterprise City, Tower, Cayman Management, Ogier, and Parallel.