I am extremely proud to serve the Jamaica Computer Society (JCS) as your president for the period 2018 -2020, to one of the country’s premiere institution which provides through knowledge on an all matters related to technology innovation, policy, and education.
The vision for Jamaica Computer Society is to allow for a transformed knowledge innovation community where we harness the creativity power of the minds of our people through the applied use of technology to build a Jamaica and world for which we can live comfortably and raise families. The vision is well aligned with Jamaica’s Information Communication Technology (ICT) Vision 2030 that recognizes that through technology enablement we can have sustainable high impact within our social and economic environs.
As Jamaicans at home and in the diaspora together we must be a part of the digital revolution that grows the economy by extracting our fair share of the multi-billion dollar global market.
The ICT pioneers that conceptualized JCS in January 1975 had developed it with the objective “To promote the knowledge of the development and use computational machinery and techniques; and to facilitate the exchange of information and views of computational machinery”. This viewpoint ensures that JCS remains continually relevant through the applied use of the computational machinery in all areas of both our working and social lives. Several relevant examples include Agriculture, Manufacture, Light and Power, Energy conservation, Telecommunications, Health care, Banking, Government and so on.