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The Possibilities For 0G Are Endless For Jamaica

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“What this means for Jamaica is an enabled fast tracking of the digitisation and optimisation of our industries and sectors that once relied on more expensive data transmission mechanisms, or none at all.

For example, utility companies can transmit real-time data from their existing meters instead of replacing them with smart ones, allowing consumers to track accurate real-time usage. IoT sensors will be able to monitor road surface quality and potholes, water levels in dams and detect water leaks which improve public sector efficiency.

Now, a fisherman who is in distress miles from shore with no cellular phone reception will now be able to communicate through a panic device; and oxygen levels in cylinders at hospitals can be monitored before they run out using sensors.

Vehicle, asset, and personal tracking devices can be much more cost effective to operate on the 0G network, assuming a basic consumer/user interface which means further optimisation of our own businesses, as we continue to add value to our customers here in Jamaica and around the world. The possibilities for 0G are endless, and Amber is proud to be the first licensed operator in Jamaica to roll out this technology.”

Michael McNaughton, Managing Director of the Amber Group.

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“The Office As We Know It, Is Over.” Brian Chesky, Airbnb

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“I think that the office as we know it, is over. We can’t try to hold on to 2019 any more than 1950. We have to move forward. If the office didn’t exist, I like to ask, would we invent it? And if we invented it, what would it be invented for? Obviously, people are going to still go to hospitals and work, people are going to still go to coffee shops and work — those spaces make complete sense. But I think that for somebody whose job is on a laptop, the question is, well, what is an office meant to do? My prediction is three days a week becomes two days a week, and two days a week becomes one day a week, and pretty soon are you really in a hybrid world, or are you mostly a remote world? People don’t realize this two, three days a week thing is not super sustainable. People are going to realize, ‘OK, let’s be more intentional about when people gather. And let’s gather for a week or two at a time.'”

Brian Chesky, Airbnb’s cofounder and CEO.

Read the original article: https://www.businessinsider.com/airbnb-ceo-brian-chesky-office-anachronistic-from-pre-digital-age-2022-5

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Businessuite Women on Twitter Spaces – A Leadership Conversation with Host Dr. Anita Davis-DeFoe and Guest Dr. Yolanda Petersen starting Tuesday June 7th 2022 at 10am

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Businessuite Women on Twitter Spaces– Every Tuesday 10am to 11am starting Tuesday June 7th 2022

Each week Dr. Anita Davis-Defoe and her guests will delve into informative and insightful conversations on all subject matters impacting women as they work to journey from the backroom to the boardroom, and of their own enterprises.

Dr. Yolanda Petersen
Group Executive Director
[BEGET] Strategic Project Management Solutions
Cape Town, South Africa

BIOGRAPHY:
Ms. Yolanda Petersen is a seasoned Marketing and Communications Specialist – her studies in MBM: BCom. Marketing and Business Management alongside her qualifications in APM -Advanced Project Management having worked for renowned Advertising Agencies (from the oldest in the world to the largest in Africa).

Yolanda is the Group Executive Director of a Strategic Project Management Solutions Company, [BEGET]. The [BEGET] Group hosts end to end Project Management, Supply Chain, Procurement and Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) and Analytics Services.

The company is geared towards building clear business, supply chain, marketing and project planning strategies that can adapt to rapidly changing and volatile environments. Providing Strategic Consulting to a multitude of (varied) businesses.

Yolanda has worked her way up from entry level positions to earn her seat at the C-Suite table and is a 1st Generation Entrepreneur.

She is an established Business Strategist, Project Lead, Moderator, Facilitator and Keynote/Public Speaker who delivers high-energy keynote presentations that challenge audiences to leverage their focus and pay attention to what matters most, both at work and in life.

Yolanda has a keen passion for COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT and EMPOWERMENT, especially that of Women and the Girl-child and is very active in the NPO / NGO sector Framing, Drafting and Leading on Strategic Projects and Policy Development.

At the core, her current Social Impact Projects focuses on 2 key pillars: YOUTH ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT and (UNEMPLOYED) YOUTH through EDUCATION.
[Active Roles: 2021/22]:
 Group Executive Director –[BEGET] Strategic Project Management Solutions
 Honorary Doctorate in Philosophy specializing in the area of Humanitarianism and Conflict Response, Theophany University, Haiti, USA.
 South African Country Chair for G100: All Ladies League (ALL) –Youth Enterprise & Leadership Wing.
 Global Advisory Board Member – Without You Foundation, Nigeria
 Member of the Charles Walters Society for Innovation and Research (CWSIR) – India
 Business Mentor – First Lady Chamber, South Africa
 Afrikaans Translator and Project Manager -Athenjwa Media, Cape Town
 Advisory Council Member, Special Needs Young Adults – The Shumeez Scott Foundation (SSF)
 Independent Fundraiser –Township Project ‘Love to Langa’ – US Based Non-Profit Organization
 Collaborative Partner at Destiny Consult Advisory Services, South Africa
 Independent Recruitment Officer (ETI Unemployed Youth Programme): Tshwane Institute of Technology (TiT) / South African Institute of
Management (SAIM)
 Christian Ministry Functional Support to: “Flame of the Holy Spirit Ministries” and “Love & Cross Ministries”

She previously held the position of Director of Strategic Partnerships and Communication at Women Lead Movement, South Africa -Heading
the WLM Women’s Economic Empowerment Programme.

Yolanda is an avid writer and a mother to very active an adorable little girl

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Businessuite Women on Twitter Spaces – A Weekly Leadership Conversation with Host Dr. Anita Davis-DeFoe starting Tuesday June 7th 2022

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Businessuite Women on Twitter Spaces – Every Tuesday 10am to 11am on Twitter Spaces starting Tuesday June 7th 2022

Each week Dr. Anita Davis-Defoe and her guests will delve into informative and insightful conversations on all subject matters impacting women as they work to journey from the backroom to the boardroom, and of their own enterprises.

Businessuite Women Spaces @ Twitter – Subject to change without notice
Date Topic Guest Scheduled/Confirmed
Women Entrepreneur Network of the Caribbean Dianne Edwards President Women Entrepreneur Network of the Caribbean – Jamaica
Caribbean Center  of Excellence for Sustainable Livelihoods Dr. Marcia Brandon (Barbados)
Leaders Inspired, Founder and CEO Donnalie Edwards Cabey (US Virgin Islands)
WISE Entrepreneurship Program Ghana Dr Genevieve Pearl (Ghana)
Legrande Voyages Christal Legrande (St. Maarten)
Businessita. An Incubator and Accelerator for Women in Biz Sue El Baklawy (Egypt)
BEGET South Africa Dr. Yolanda Petersen (South Africa)
Regamus Consulting Dr Regina Inmen (Nigeria)
Training and Development Catherine Tyson (Cayman Islands)
Women in Jazz, Inc. Dr. Joan Cartwright (USA)
Sherry Dixon Consulting, London, and Guyana Dr Sherry Dixon
President, Women Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry – Spain Mar Introin

“Globally, while as women we have made some strides as leaders, we still face tremendous challenges. Typically, when people think of a leader, the organizational CEO, what immediately still comes to mind is “he” not “she.” Even with mounting research from respected universities and think tanks that suggest women by nature are equipped to be better leaders than men (if you don’t believe me Google this for yourself), and interestingly enough, the number crunchers report that company profits are higher when a woman is at the helm, females continue to encounter a slippery slope as they work to journey from the backroom to the boardroom.”

Dr. Anita Davis-DeFoe is an Experienced Quality Management, Organization and Workforce Development Consultant; Leadership Coach; Author and Speaker

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The New System Is The JCA’s Declaration Of “War” Against Criminals

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“The new system is the JCA’s declaration of “war” against criminals, many of whom are Jamaicans domiciled overseas, determined to use the agency for nefarious activities. The idea here is for us to pull on the treasure trove of data we have stored in our customs management system, ASYCUDA, combine that with other data sources, and provide a more complete picture as it relates to suspected bad actors, their associates, and associations. Big data is a tool we intend to exploit to the fullest in our pursuit of criminals and those wishing to do harm to Jamaica and its people. Know that the Jamaica Customs Agency will not relent. The system is being implemented to facilitate legitimate trade, putting the agency in a position to better target illicit activities and players.”

Velma Ricketts Walker Commissioner of Customs 

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The Intelligence System Is “More Modern And Inclusive”.

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“The bulk of information currently being stored on Customs’ ASYCUDA system is, by itself, useless unless manually manipulated. We are now seeking to properly manipulate the system through the use of an intelligence database. The Government collects data at various points with the approval of respective government organisations. We want to pull that in so that we can paint a more complete picture if we are looking at a suspect or a target organisation or even a business entity. the pooling together of information accessed through state agencies will show, for instance, persons’ history with Customs, their tax history, and their arrival and departure history through the Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency. That now is a very powerful tool in the hands of law enforcement.”

Alwyn Nicely Deputy Commissioner

 

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