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One of the highlights of World Telecommunication and Information Society Day this year will be a free public panel discussion on the topic: Big Data For Big Impact.

The event, hosted by the Telecommunications Unit, takes place on Thursday, May 18, at the St. Leonard’s Boys’ School, Richmond Gap, St. Michael, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

Big Data is a term used to describe the large volume of information that businesses collect on a daily basis. Panellists will be Roger Blackman of the Barbados Revenue Authority; Ejay Callender of Twitchedon Barbados; Shannon Clarke of MediRevu and Grocery Getter; Brian Linton of Garnet Technologies; and Andre Walkes of 3V3 Networks.

Other activities for the week include a church service at All Souls Anglican Church, Bank Hall, St. Michael, on Sunday, May 14, and the annual exhibition slated for Heroes’ Square, Bridgetown, on Wednesday, May 17, the date observed worldwide as World Telecommunication and Information Society Day.


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