Barbados Cultural Industries Development


Recently, a special team has been mapping the creative and cultural industries in Barbados on behalf of the Barbados Cultural Industries Development Authority [BCIDA].


This initiative is meant to gauge insights and provide feedback on the state of the ICT sector as well as to definitively understand the many challenges and opportunities presented as they arise in this part of the world.  BIPA has made it essential for the ICT professorship of Barbados to remain aware of these systematic progressions; hence on October 2nd 2017 the tech sector (and key players in the creative and cultural industries) will have the opportunity to sit down with the BCIDA’s team leads; to glean from their experiences and unearthed insights on the current ICT landscape.

One of the main contributors to the project, Mr. Mark Elliott will be the main speaker on the day; to disseminate the outcomes of BCIDA’s project as well as answer questions on the project’s execution.  Mark Elliott is a filmmaker, and entrepreneur in the 360 media space. He’s also a lead advisor on Scotland’s big CivTech project that brings tech entrepreneurs together with Government to solve some of the public service’s service delivery issues.


There will also be a validation workshop where the official project findings and a prospective way forward will be showcased on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre.  Start time will be 9.30am and anyone can attend once they register via their website.


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