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TIMEDAY ONE - 17/05/2016
9.00 - 10.00 Opening of the Pacific ICT Days 2016

Welcome by Host: OGCIO
Opening Prayer: Pastor Shem Temar, Vanuatu Christian Council
Keynote: Honourable Charlot Salwai Tabimasmas, Prime Minister
Address: Mr. Houlin Zhao, Secretary General of the ITU (Video Message)
Mr. Sameer Sharma, Advisor, ITU
His Excellency Jeremy Bruer, Australian High Commission to Vanuatu
10.00 - 10.30 BREAK + Opening Ceremony Photo
10.30 - 11.30 Session 1: Leaders Roundtable: ICT entrepreneurship for social impact

Leaders from government and industry offer their personal viewpoints and powerful insider insights on future directions within the ICT industry, kicking off debate at the highest level on policies, perspectives and best practices.

Moderator: Mr. Dan McGarry - Media Director, Vanuatu Daily Post Newspaper
Mr. Barlen Lutchmoodoo, Chief Commercial Officer, TVL
Fred Samuel, CEO & Director, Pacific Group Ltd
Ms. Dalsie Baniala, Regulator, TRR
Mr. Barry Lerner, CIO South Pacific Region, Huawei
11.30 - 12.30 Session 2: Beyond Digital Literacy

Teaching someone about technology without hands-on experiences in real-life situations doesn't guarantee long-term success. Inculcating increased self-sufficiency, employability and the opportunity to use technology to solve social challenges goes a long way towards creating digital citizenship.

Ms. Cheryl White, Academic Director, XCERIO Digital Skills Institute
Mr. Robin Dmello, Solutions Manager, Huawei
Mr. John Niroa, Ministry of Education
Mr. Brad Partridge, UAP Consultant, TRR
12.30 - 13.30 Presentation: Connecting the last mile - Kacific Broadband Satellites
13.30 - 14.30 Session 3: Mobile for Socio-Economic Development

The potential of mobile technologies to enhance people's lives and generate economic value is unprecedented. A survey (Net Effects, Social and economic impacts of telecommunications and the internet in Vanuatu) by the Pacific Institute of Public Policy in 2012 found that 4 out of 5 people surveyed has a mobile phone, making mobiles the most prevalent gadget in most households throughout Vanuatu. This session highlights the contribution that mobile technologies make to the economy, and the wide range of mobile services that, particularly in developing countries, can transform people's lives.

Moderator: Mr. Jackson Miake, Acting CIO, OGCIO
Ms. Frida Bani Sam, Researcher, Pacific Institute of Public Policy
Mr. Andrew Middlebrook, Sales Director, Digicel Vanuatu Limited
Mr. Hunter Sizemore, Designer, vSolutions
ANZ, goMoney
Mr. Cainton Milroy, Director, GardenCode
14.30 - 15.15 Session 4: The Role of ICT Entrepreneurs and SMEs in Economic Growth

Small medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and entrepreneurs are critical to ensuring economic growth in a sustainable and inclusive manner. SMEs represent an essential source of economic growth in advanced industrialized countries, as well as in emerging economies.

According to the OECD, SMEs represent more than 95% of enterprises and ensure 60-70% of the jobs globally. SMEs are also the biggest contributors to national GDP. In countries like Japan or China 60% of GDP comes from SMEs, while in the USA and European Union that percentage represents to 65% and 52% of GDP, respectively.

Moderator: Mr. Loic Teilemb, Vanuatu Broadcasting and Television Corporation
Mr. Barlen Lutchmoodoo, Chief Operating Officer, Telecom Vanuatu Limited
Mr. Nigel Malosu, Budget Manager, Department of Finance and Treasury
Ms. Sue Bryant, Director, National ICT Solutions Marketing, Huawei
15.15 - 15.45 BREAK
15.45 - 16.45 Session 5: Innovative Healthcare - Telemedicine

Telemedicine is the use of telecommunication and information technologies to provide clinical health care at a distance. It helps eliminate distance barriers and can improve access to medical services that would often not be consistently available in distant rural communities. It is also used to save lives in critical care and emergency situations.

This is a case study of the pilot project currently being undertaken on Maewo and the lessons learnt and how that can improve access to quality healthcare to the people throughout Vanuatu using ICTs.

Speakers: Telemedicine Project team
16.45 - 17.30 PRESENTATION SLOT: Universal Access and School Connectivity

This presentation gives an update on the Vanuatu Government's Universal Access programs to connect schools, distribute tablets and install internet café's in rural areas.

Speaker: TRR UAP Team

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TIMEDAY TWO - 18/05/2016
9.00 - 10.00 Session 6: ICT Developments and our way of life

This session looks at how the developments in ICT have affected our traditional ways of life and the way we do things in our Vanuatu way of life. Pros and cons of the use of ICT in our daily lives and national participation in economic and social developments.

Moderator: Ms. Elizabeth Graham, Vanuatu Broadcasting and Television Corporation
Hon. Ralph Regenvanu, Minister of Lands and Natural Resources
Ms. Doreen Lango, Women and Girls in ICT
Mr. Ati George Sokomanu, Former President of the Republic of Vanuatu
10.00 - 10.30BREAK
10.30 - 11.30 Session 7: Cybercrime Legislation

This session discusses issues relating to cybercriminal activities both within and outside Vanuatu and what our law enforcement agencies are doing about such crimes. The session also discusses the legal framework that will ensure our populations are safe from criminal activities.

Moderator: Ms. Lillyrose Welwel
Mr. Willie Rexona, Transnational Crime Unit, Vanuatu Police Force
Mr. Floyd Mera, Manager, Financial Intelligence Unit
Ms. Louise Nasak, Capacity Development Coordinator, Ministry of Justice
Professor Eric Colvin, Head of School of Law, University of the South Pacific
11.30 - 12.30 Internet Protocol and Domain Names - Why it matters to entrepreneurship?

Mr. Fakrul Alam, Senior Training Officer, APNIC
Mr. Save Vocea, Vice President Stakeholder Engagement, ICANN
12.30 - 13.30 LUNCH BREAK
13.30 - 14.30 Session 8: The Role of ICT in Disaster Risk Reduction

ICTs play a critical role in disaster risk reduction. Paragraph 33 of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) makes clear reference to the importance of investing in, developing, maintaining and strengthening early warning systems, disaster risk and emergency communications, social technologies and hazard-monitoring telecommunications systems. It also stresses the importance of promoting the resilience of new telecommunications infrastructure, among others.

Moderator: Mr. Moses Stevens, President, Pacific Islands News Association
Ms. Tagan Paul, Information Management Officer, NDMO
Ms. Salma Farouque, UN World Food Program
Mr. Jacques-Samuel Prolon, General Manager, Kacific Broadband Satellite
Mr. Sashi Singh, Manager, E-Tech Vanuatu
14.30 - 15.30 Session 9: ICTs of the future - A Tech Society

This session looks at ICTs of the future and how ICTs as enabler of services will change the way of doing business and overall impact on the lives of people from small island countries such as Vanuatu.

Moderator: Mr. John Jack, Business Relations Officer, OGCIO
Mr. Barry Lerner, CIO, Huawei
Ms. Cheryl White, Academic Director, Xcerio Digital Skills Institute
Ms. Nettie Collins, ITS Manager, USP Emalus Campus
Mr. Fred Samuel, CEO & Director, Pacific Group Ltd

- Best ICT Booths
- Touch the Sky Competition with Kacific Broadband Satellites
- Certificates of Sponsorships / Partnerships
- Pacific ICT Awards
- Canapes & Soft drinks for all
19.00 - 23.00 ICT GALA DINNER

- Opening & Closing Dance show - POERAVARAVA
- Aerial Silk, Lyra Trapeze and Juggling show - WAN SMOL BAG
- Bigfala Raffle draw with Valerie Martinez, Miss Vanuatu
- Live music duo - FAMILY ROOTZ

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