ICT Open Fora

Information Communication Technology Open Fora

 

 

 

You Don't Know What You Don't Know (YDKWYDK) Public Education Campaign

On May 23, 2019, TATT formally rolled out its “Yuh Don’t Know What Yuh Don’t Know” public education campaign in 2019.  The aim of the campaign was to generate awareness, discussion and enquiry among consumers of telecommunications and broadcasting services, in relation to pricing, terms and conditions of service and general consumer rights.

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Cryptocurrencies: Implications for Trinidad and Tobago

On March 22, 2018, TATT held its ICT Open Forum Titled Cryptocurrencies: Implications for Trinidad and Tobago that initiated a discussion on the issues related to cryptocurrencies including cybersecurity, global trading, central financial authority and legal considerations.

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Critical Importance of a Resilient Caribbean Communications Structure

On September 28, 2017 TATT held its ICT Open Forum titled "Resilient Communications: Staying connected during a disaster"

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Renewable Energy: Powering the Future

On July 20, 2017, TATT held its ICT Open Forum titled “Renewable Energy: Powering Future Telecommunications and Broadcasting”.

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White Space Devices: Opportunities for Trinidad and Tobago

On February 16, 2017, TATT held its ICT Open Forum titled "White Space devices: Opportunities for Trinidad and Tobago".

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Implementing Number Portability in Trinidad and Tobago

On March 3, 2016, TATT held its ICT Open Forum titled Implementing Number Portability in Trinidad and Tobago. Number Portability (NP) enables you to keep your mobile and/or fixed line telephone number when switching from one service provider to another.

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What Goes Online Stays Online!

On September 30, 2015, TATT held its ICT Open Forum titled "What Goes Online, Stays Online! - Protecting your Privacy." Participants attended to discover the importance of protecting your privacy and safeguarding your data when surfing the internet, how to avoid social media scams and much more.

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Should Over-the-Top (OTT) Services be Regulated?

On June 18, 2015, TATT held its ICT Open Forum titled Should Over-the-Top (OTT) Services be Regulated?

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Radio and Television Talk Shows

On March 26, 2015, TATT held its ICT Open Forum titled "Radio and Television Talk Shows - Maintaining Moral, Ethical and Legal conduct".

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Youth Entrepreneurship 

On September 17, 2014, TATT held its ICT Open Forum titled "Youth Entrepreneurship - setting up your own business". Contributions were made by industry experts both local and abroad. Attendees were given the opportunity participate in Q&A sessions.

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IPv6: Do We have a Choice?

On February 6, 2014, TATT held its ICT Open Forum titled "IPv6: Do we have a Choice?"

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Intellectual Property Rights

On Wednesday 15th May 2013, TATT hosted the ICT Open Forum titled "Intellectual Property Rights and the Broadcaster"
The event involved a combination of discussion and audience feedback and included presentations by representatives of:
•  The Intellectual Property Office
•  The Copyright Organisation of Trinidad and Tobago
•  The Trinidad and Tobago Publishers and Broadcasters Association

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Should Media Ownership be Regulated

On September 12, 2012, TATT held its ICT Open Forum titled "Should media ownership be regulated". The issue of concentration of media ownership raises argument in favour and against amongst many in the media industry.  This ICT forum brought together guest speakers Ms.  Kiran Maharaj, President of the Trinidad and Tobago Publishers and Broadcasters Asssociation, and Mr. Toby Mendel, Executive Director at the Centre for Law & Democracy Canada both of whom engaged the public and shared their thought on the topic at hand.

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Cyber Shield

On August 15, 2012, TATT held its ICT Open Forum titled "Cybershield - Protecting yourself from internet threats".  Guest speakers included Mr. Adesh Rampat, Manager IT Security, Republic Bank,  SGT. Amos Sylvester of the Cyber Crime Unt of the TTPS, and  Ms. Kerry Ann Barrett of the Legal Services at the Ministry of National Security .

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Protecting the Rights of Children

On April 25, 2012, TATT hosted its ICT Open Forum titled "Protecting the Rights of Children -- Role of the Electronic Media". This Forum provided a platform for members of the general public and key stakeholders towards raising issues related to the above subject.

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Analog to Digital Broadcasting (DTT)

This forum was held by TATT on November 15, 2011,  to discuss the issues and challenges in the inevitable switch over from Analog to Digital broadcasting.  It brought together consultants, stakeholders and members of the general public and provided and avenue for discussions.

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Disaster Prepardness

The Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago held its 8th Open Forum Seminar in Tobago on the topic "The use of ICTs in Disaster Preparedness and Management"
This video summarizes the Open Forum and the invaluable discussions and exchange of information between key stakeholders and members of the general public, which was especially relevant to the island of Tobago.

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Effects of Climate Change

The  ICT Open Forum entitled The use of ICTs in combatting the effects of climate change took place on Wednesday 20 April 2011.  The keynote presenter was  Mr. Richard Labelle,  an independent consultant with 29 years experience with issues related to the use of ICTs. He is President of The Aylmer Group which is based in Ottawa.

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Electronic Payment System in Trinidad and Tobago

On September 22, 2010, TATT held its ICT Open Forum titled " Electronic Payments System in Trinidad & Tobago - Legal Cultural and Technological Challenges".

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Consumer Rights

On July 22, 2010, TATT held its ICT Open Forum titled Establishing Customer Service Standards for Telephone, Cable and Internet Services.

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Impact of Television and Radio on Trinidad and Tobago's Youth

On March 24, 2010, TATT held its ICT Open Forum titled the Impact of Television and Radio on Trinidad and Tobago's Youth.

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ICT Chalenges in Trinidad and Tobago

On November 18, 2009, TATT held its ICT Open Forum titled Challenges in Implementing ICTs in Trinidad and Tobago.

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Need for a Public Broadcasting Service in Trinidad and Tobago

On July 22, 2009, TATT held its ICT Open Forum titled The Need for a Public Broadcasting System.

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