A live series of monthly tech talks by Cayman Tech City, a special economic zone by Cayman Enterprise City, begins Thursday, 11 July, at South West Collective. The series of discussions, in partnership with the recently launched Digital Cayman initiative, aims to foster knowledge-sharing, tackle hard questions, examine industry trends, and contribute to a vibrant technology ecosystem in the Cayman Islands.
CEC’s Chief Executive Charlie Kirkconnell said, “With over 175 technology focused companies set up within Cayman Tech City, 60 of which are utilising blockchain technology, we think now is the perfect time to launch a series of highly engaged tech events which offers a platform for leadership discussion and the opportunity for our diverse tech community to discuss the latest trends and developments that are shaping the future of our digital economy.”
Twenty-minute panel discussions, moderated by technologists, will be followed by another 20 minutes of questions from participants. The sessions will encourage engagement and include built-in opportunities for technology professionals to network within an informal setting, Cayman Enterprise City said in a press release.
The discussion topics will include cryptocurrencies, the future of software development, information security, tech leadership, ‘next-gen techpreneurs’ and artificial intelligence.
The first Tech Talks event addresses Facebook’s plans to launch a new cryptocurrency called Libra, which is now facing pushback from lawmakers and non-profits concerned about the social network’s record on privacy and security.
Panelists include Marco Aniballi, managing director at Block Blox Strategic SEZC; Logan Golema, chief technology officer at Hercules SEZC; and Wendy Lee, blockchain and tech startup strategist, and former Chief Legal Officer of block.one which has developed the well-known blockchain protocol EOS.IO.
The discussion topic has been chosen and will be led by Darwin Lo, co-founder and chief technology officer of Digital Consulting Group SEZC, a subsidiary of Insights Network. “Getting Cayman’s tech community together on a regular basis is a good thing,” said Lo. “It is through the interaction of people with different strengths that a positive feedback loop is formed – a whole that is much greater than the sum of its parts. I’m excited to kick things off and see how others in the industry are reacting to Facebook’s recent announcement.”
Tech Talks take place on the second Thursday of each month at South West Collective, and members of the public who are working within the Cayman Islands’ technology sector are invited to register their interest by emailing [email protected]