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Big Data in Trinidad and Tobago

What is big data? Big data is dealing with huge data sets to perform analysis and possibly act on this. I don't hear much about big data in Trinidad and Tobago. For me one of the best ways to explain big data and get buy in would be to provide examples of how big data can be used locally. I contacted CSO and iGovTT to get their input on the subject but did not get replies. I posed a question on reddit if you want to give your input - Describe uses for big data in TT? Where do you see big data can make a difference? In 2020 the UN in Trinidad and Tobago organised a big data forum .  Below are some examples of how Big Data can be used in Trinidad and Tobago. Some of the examples have come from Anand Maraj, Development Coordination Officer, UN Trinidad and Tobago Monitoring food prices - Ministry of Consumer Affairs - when and where has good prices Collecting tourist data - Ministry of Tourism - Targeted marketing of tourists Analysis of health records - Ministry of Health - focus ar

Trinidad and Tobago as the ICT hub of the Caribbean

I came across an email I sent in 2014 to the Ministry of Planning. I had questions based on the following headline I had come across, "US$20m loan to make T&T regional ICT hub". I didn't receive answers to my questions in that email and I even sent another follow up to that email 7 years later today. The question I now have is what became of that loan and what became of that plan? These were the questions I sent then What is an ICT HUB? What are benefits of an ICT Hub? Are there examples of other ICT Hubs around the world that we can look to? What is the timeframe for creation of the ICT Hub? Can you share some specifics about our to be ICT Hub? Anything else that needs to be known about the ICT Hub? Reading the article now, I see that the hub was related to our  Global IT enabled Services project . So basically we were going to develop the skills needed to provide IT services on a global level. To my knowledge some examples of ITeS include helpdesk, back office, dat