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National ICT Plan 2012-2016– smarTT Innovation The National ICT Plan and Human Capital 2012-2016, smarTT DevelopmentTrinidad and Tobago ICT Business & Innovation Symposium 2012 Monday November 19, 2012
Agenda• Need for Updated National ICT Plan• smarTT Overview• Thematic Areas• Innovation and Human Capital Development – Key Initiatives – Sample Programmes
Need for Updated National ICT Plan• To promote greater coordination amongst agencies and sectors• To unleash the potential for Human Capital Development and Innovation• To foster diversification of the economy• To increase GDP through ICT related sectors
Programmes: Key Initiative 1Building an e-Ready Society through ICT Enriched Learning– Computers and Connectivity for All– Create a System or Culture to Challenge Traditional Ways of Thinking and Operating– M-Learning– Develop an ICT Training Framework– Integrate Human Capital Development / Education / Training with Industry Needs
Programmes: Key Initiative 2Creating and Promoting Local Digital Content– Digitize Heritage, Indigenous and Social Content– Create Digital Content for use at All Levels of Education– Web Production Incentives– Leverage the Diaspora and Wider Caribbean to Fund / Promote Digital Content
Programmes: Key Initiative 3Establish a Culture of Research and Innovation– Offer Scholarships in Identified Areas of Research– Regional Research Forum– Department of Research and Development in ICT– Attract and Retain ICT Professionals– Establish an ICT Awards and Incentives Scheme– Establish Incubator for Technology / Solution Transfer and Commercialization