Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Message from the President (2013)

pic-DS2smallAs the Jamaica Computer Society (JCS) reflects on 40 years of activities and involvement in ICT sector, we wish to look towards our goals of maximizing the effectiveness and efficiency of ICT in enterprises and personal development of IT professionals. We realize that having come this far, there is scarce opportunity to pat our self on the back as there is much more to be done. In this season, we want to honour some of the pioneers, veterans and significant contributors, even as we project a dynamic vision for the current administration to continue to react to the fluid needs of the membership and our society.

The JCS continues to support certification as the primary driver of professional development and career advancement for IT professionals. We have aligned with several bodies and institutions (such as CompTIA, Jamaica Association of Community Colleges , Mona School of Business , Northern Caribbean University, University of Technology and Vector Institute and others) to bring certification within easy reach.

We look to assert our role as an umbrella group for Value-add resellers (VAR’s) and a policy influencing organization; we will continue to forge linkages and strategic alliances to enhance the growth, viability and sustainability of the ICT industry, even with cross-industry collaborations.

The return of our marque BizTech Conference and Showcase in October 2013 is hailed as highly anticipated and timely as the industry seeks to transition from ICT penetration to serious adoption and innovations as a true knowledge society and economy to transform individuals, firms, communities and the society in general.

We intend to stay true to our mandate and call to serve our local ICT community and general public.

 

 

Warmest regards,

Dean M Smith
President, Jamaica Computer Society (2012- present)