Grand Bahama

The Future is Now.

 2017 Summit Highlights

Daily Highlights


Exhibitors Hall Open: GIBC Digital, Aliv, Grand Bahama Power Company, Grand Bahama Port Authority, DELL EMC, Hutchinson Ports, Buckeye Bahamas Hub, Fowlco, Unified Technologies, Cisco Systems, Oracle, Palo Alto Networks, Red Hat, Veeam, VMware, Seagrape Inc, Geosatis, and The Bahamas Investment Authority

9:00 a.m.       Official Opening Ceremony

9:40 a.m.       Opening Keynote: The Most Hon. Dr. Hubert A. Minnis, Prime Minister Commonwealth of the Bahamas

10:00 a.m.     Signing Ceremony

10:45 a.m.     Morning Keynote: “The Future is Smart” Jeff Campbell, VP of Government Affairs, CISCO System

1:15 p.m.       Featured Presentation: “The Future of Energy” – Grand Bahama Power Company

2:15 p.m.       Afternoon Keynote: “e-Government – Digitization Reform the Estonian Model” Riho Kurg, VP of Product, Cybernetica

Today’s Featured BTVI ICT Student: Lanell Burnside

Keynote Speakers

For three days, you will receive a breadth of resources, tools, tips and practical advice from well-known and respected professionals in the information and technology industry, both locally and internationally.

Dr. The Most Honorable Hubert A. Minnis
Prime Minister, Commonwealth of The Bahamas
Mr. Jeff Campbell
VP of Government Affairs, Cisco
Mr. John Padgett
Chief Experience and Innovation Officer,
Carnival Corporation
Hon. Jeffrey Lloyd
Minister of Education, Commonwealth of The Bahamas
Sen. The Hon. J. Kwasi Thompson
Minster of State for Grand Bahama, Commonwealth of The Bahamas
Mr. Eugen Winschel
Global Vice President, Head of Product Management Enterprise AI,
Mr. Mark Godson
Managing Director (Americas),
GIBC Digital
Mr. Thomas Hernandez
Sr. Manager Cybersecurity & Risk Leader,
GIBC Digital

Featured Speakers

Aliya Allen
Ms. Aliya Allen
Bahamas Financial Services Board
Christina Rolle
Ms. Christina Rolle
Bahamas Securities Commission
Gravette Bowe
Mrs. Gravette Brown
Chief Commercial Officer,
Kristie Powell
Ms. Kristie Powell
Coral Inc.
Riho Kurg
Mr. Riho Kurg
Andre Andriolli
Mr. Andre Andriolli
Paul Calatayud
Mr. Paul Calatayud
Palo Alto Networks
Alexy Strygin
Mr. Alexey Strygin
Charlie Fink
Mr. Carlos Barrios
Charlie Fink
Mr. Charlie Fink
Cheryl Bayer
Mrs. Cheryl Bayer
Living Popups
Amy Peck
Mrs. Amy Peck
David McGregor
Mr. David McGregor
President & COO,
Grand Bahama Power Company


The event will take place at the Grand Lucayan Resort’s Convention Center. If you have any questions regarding the summit, feel free to contact us using the information below.

Grand Lucayan Convention Center
1 Seahorse Lane
Freeport, Grand Bahama


General Registration has officially closed. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.
IT & Networking Training

This year, we’re proud to partner with CompTIA and Cisco Systems to provide free information technology & networking training for all interested. This includes:


Corporate Digital Transformation (max 25 participants)

  • The corporate digital transformation metatrend and its connection to the 4 pillars of the IT infrastructure:
    • Digital transformation
    • Building digital organizations
    • Functional IT framework

Cybersecurity (max 25 participants)

  • Skills needed by cybersecurity professionals:
    • General cybersecurity skills
    • Defensive skills
    • Offensive skills

Sessions will be approximately 2 hours each day. A certificate will be given at the completion of the module.


Cisco Networking Academy

Networking (max 25 participants)

For the REST API workshop, it is recommended that attendees have basic Python programming skills.

Programming (max 25 participants)

For the Network Programmability workshop, besides the programming skills it is recommended for people with CCENT or CCNA knowledge or above.  If participants took CCNA training it is good that they have completed at least CCNA 2 course.

Sessions will be approximately 3 hours each day. A certificate will be given at the completion of the module. Laptops are also required.

Special Interest Workshops


Topic: Solving Everyday Problems with Technology 

Wednesday, November 14th, 2018 (capacity 25) 

Topic: Cyber Crime

Friday, November 15th, 2018 (capacity 25)



  • How VMWare can help shape the future of the digital economy and society
  • How VMWare can help shape the future of Mobility
  • How VMWare can help shape the future of education, gender and work

November 14th- 16th, 2018 (3 days) LAPTOPS REQUIRED (capacity 25)



  • The New Approach to Global HR
  • Giving citizens a better experience in working with the Government

November 14th- 16th, 2018 (3 days) (capacity 25)



  • Hyper Availability is Mission Critical for Today's Business
  • To the Cloud and Beyond
  • Experience Availability

November 14th- 16th, 2018 (3 days) (capacity 25)

PaloAlto Networks

Topic: Protecting the perimeter of the network with a Next Generation Firewall - Hands-on Lab

November 14th- 16th, 2018 (3 days) (capacity 25)

Inter-American Development


  • Tools to Fund Innovation and Technology Projects

Thursday, November 15th, 2018 (capacity 25)

Registration for all I.T. Classes and Special Interest Workshops has officially closed. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.
Where to Stay

Grand Bahama Vacations

Getting to Grand Bahama Island is a breeze.

Hop a plane, board a cruise or depart on the Fast Ferry from Ft. Lauderdale and enjoy a relaxing glide to our tropical destination. Explore your transportation options and plan your trip to Grand Bahama Island today.

Book Your Stay

Our Event Sponsors

We’d like to thank these organizations, for their valued contribution to making this event a reality.

 If you would like to be a sponsor for the Grand Bahama Technology Summit 2018, email for a sponsorship package.

Title Sponsors

The Office of The Prime Minister,
Grand Bahama


Innovative Partner

Grand Bahama Power Company

Gold Sponsors

Invest Grand Bahama / GBPA

Silver Sponsors

Dell EMC

Partnering Sponsors

Ministry of Tourism - Bahamas

Ministry of Tourism

Cloud Carib

Rapid Access Caribbean

Unified Technologies

Technology Partners



PaloAlto Networks






Travel Partner

Doncar Management