The AI future on mankind’s canvas

Above: Doc Leia captures the arrival in Orlando. Photo by Taran Rampersad. Originally published on Knowprose. Reproduced with the permission of the author. I met her and the young Brazilian woman on the flight from Miami to Orlando, this young Doctor who had an interview in Ocala. She was to drive across to Ocala, to […]

The Wild Wild West Indies

Above: Mr Cris Seecheran, Chief Executive Officer – TATT (center right) shakes hands with Charles Carter EVP Legal, Regulatory, Carrier Services and Corporate Secretary TSTT at the signing of the Number Portability agreement with PortingXS at the Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago. Also in photo from left are: Kirk Rudder, Manager Value Added Services, Massy Communications Limited; […]

The Steelband Brand (Video)

In 2010 I addressed a room full of steelband professionals and told them of the dire straits their music and their brand was in. To date, not one thing has been done to change that situation, so this vidcast of the presentation and the issues it raises remains relevant.

The vexing issue of OTT VoIP in the Caribbean

This opinion was originally published on Shiva Bissessar’ blog. It is reproduced here with the author’s permission. The Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad & Tobago (TATT) held their 21st ICT open forum on 18th June 2015 posing the question “Should Over The Top Services Be Regulated” to the three regulatory heads of the regional mobile providers […]

Are Caribbean Cybercrime Bills based on flawed model law?

By Shiva Bissessar I previously presented a partial analysis on the Trinidad & Tobago Cybercrime Bill 2014, entitled “T&T Cybercrime bill demands multi-stakeholder input” which can also be found on my website www.pinaka.co.tt/publications. Within this analysis, some light was shone on perceived problems with outputs of the Harmonization of ICT Policies, Legislation and Regulatory Procedures […]

Six Reasons to avoid FLOW’s Advanced Video

This was a post published by the author on his Facebook page on April 03, 2015. It is reproduced with the permission of Mr Robinson. “Upgrading” to Flow’s new advanced cloud storage video system is a bad consumer decision if you currently have their HD-PVR service. While some new features are welcome, several features available in the older […]

Social media: playing dumb, is it smart?

Blogger and and digital marketing maven Nicole Phillip Greene takes note of a risky new trend in the field. A hot-off-the-press Mashable article identifies a new “trend” in social media marketing – playing dumb. They focus on yesterday’s Hostess ad commemorating the start of Baseball season, and throw in some recent moves by other brands. […]

ICANN 52 – A Caribbean Perspective

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is a non-profit with the responsibility for the management of the names and numbers of the Internet. This gives them authority over Internet Protocol (IP) address space, generic (gTLD) and country code (ccTLD) Top Level Domains and root server management functions to name but a few […]

Unsung heroes of T&T Cyber-security

Shiva Bissessar attended two sessions of the 2014 ICT Symposium and returned with this story about an some unsung heroes of the earliest days of national cyber-security management. Inspector Amos Sylvester of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) Cyber Crime Unit (CCU), was the final presenter of the day and he presented an insightful presentation on […]