Microsoft Trinidad and Digicel Business bring #TransformTT Conference, to empower Small and Medium Businesses for remote work

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The impact of COVID-19 on the Trinbagonian Economy, and the demands on companies, especially small and medium businesses (SMBs), to adapt to the new ways of working, is unquestionable.

Darren Mohammed
Darren Mohammed, Country Representative at Microsoft

Trinidad and Tobago – At the Tech Beach Retreat on March 20, 2021, it was noted that digitisation and investment in technology will fuel the Caribbean’s post-pandemic recovery. This was the focus of a virtual presentation co-hosted by Microsoft and the regional tech platform, among other findings from the report “Roadmap to Economic Recovery: The Caribbean.”, which was commissioned by the tech giant as part of its effort to contribute to the region’s economic growth and recovery. The study was conducted by global market intelligence and advisory firm, FrontierView to analyze the impact of COVID-19 on industries in different Caribbean countries.

Cristian Encina
Cristian Encina, Modern Work Solutions at Microsoft

Microsoft Trinidad will now be partnering with Digicel Business in an effort to start that investment in digitisation and empowerment of Small and Medium Enterprises in the country with its virtual conference called #TransformTT: transforming businesses to succeed at remote work, with Microsoft 365!”. Darren Mohammed, Microsoft’s Country Representative states, “In Trinidad and Tobago, we are facing a growing technological need to transform businesses and boost economic recovery. Organizations depend on digital technology to adapt and thrive; as these companies will be the main sources for the development of local and specialized solutions in Latin America and the Caribbean, with the support of Microsoft technology.”

The keynote speaker will be Cristián Encina, responsible for Microsoft’s Modern Work solutions (including Windows 10, Office 365 and Enterprise Mobility Suite) in Latin America and the Caribbean for the SME segment, from a marketing and business

Minister Brian Manning
Minister Brian Manning, Minister in the Ministry of Finance

perspective. Encina will be delivering insights on how MS365 suite can be leveraged to improve business efficiency and productivity, while also highlighting the benefits of Microsoft Teams as an efficient remote work hub.

The Hon. Brian Manning, MP and Minister in the Ministry of Finance, who will be speaking at the event says “The digitization of our economy is inevitable and if we are to succeed going forward, we must adapt to this new technology driven environment.”

Building on that notion, Laurence Modeste, General Manager of Digicel Business says, “Many business and organizations, especially SMEs, believe the misconception that cloud services are for large companies. However, all businesses regardless of size need to plan for the future workplace by developing remote working strategies and establishing structures for this type of work to be effective in the long term. This seminar is designed to help them along this journey.” A veteran ICT aficionado with over 18 years leading and developing teams in the industry, he rounds up the key note speaking list and will be highlighting how Microsoft and Digicel Business

Laurence Modeste
Laurence Modeste, General Manager Digicel Business

can help SMEs realise this digitization.

The conference will run virtually from 9:00am to 10:30am on May 20th, 2021 and is open to all SMB owners and IT professionals. Register now, for free at



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