What The Caribbean Must Get Right About Innovation

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I was asked to moderate the technology panel at the Clinton Global Initiative Action Network Post-Disaster Recovery Event in Miami recently. On my panel were Javier Saade, Venture Partner at Fenway Summer Ventures and Bob Lord, Chief Digital Officer at IBM. We ended a 30 min panel discussion with this question. I asked them was “ What would be the one song that you would use to inspire and challenge this powerful and influential group of people here to take on the technology challenge in a way that really benefits the Caribbean.” Both panelists gave awesome answers that had the audience laughing and clapping loudly, then Bob Lord asked me the very same question. Thankfully I had thought about it and the song came easy to me, because it matches what I’ve long believed about the Caribbean and how it should go about reinventing and repositioning itself in this Digital Age.