ICT groups want to join forces
INCREASED CILLABORATION involving the three active information and communication technology (ICT) associations in Barbados is on the cards.
Barbados ICT Professionals’ Association (BIPA) president Philip Lewis signalled this recently as BIPA members hosted a Mix ‘N Mingle event at the 3Ws Pavilion, University of the West Indies (UWI), Cave Hill Campus.
In addition to BIPA, the event which was attended by about 50 people, involved the Barbados chapters of the Information Systems Security Association and the Internet Society.
The presidents of each association gave a brief overview of their respective body’s aims and objectives and Lewis said “it is expected that out of the Mix ‘N Mingle there will be a stronger relationship between the three societies”.
Lewis, who is managing director of Northpoint Consulting Inc., noted that “this will result in greater collaboration and cross-functional support on the achievement of these goals”.
Also present at the event was the UWI Computer Science Society executive team. BIPA is forging a mentorship relationship with this entity’s student members “to encourage and foster developmental support in the early stages of their ICT careers”, Lewis explained. (SC)