2022 Speakers and Panelists
Featured Speaker: Tim Reid
Tim has received numerous awards for his work in film. He launched a non-profit, Legacy Media Institute, with the goal of instructing an international group of students and emerging filmmakers, promoting excellence and accountability in creating media that reflects a diverse global society.
Dr. Richard Warburg
A resident of the islands for over 12 years, Richard has a background in molecular biology and law, particularly intellectual property law, and for more than 30 years has worked to develop plants with unique traits.
Trinity's goal is to provide the Caribbean with engineering and environmental management services while addressing the unique needs of island-based businesses.
Commissioner Justa Encarnacion
Justa, a St. Croix native, has been in the healthcare field for over 30 years, both in the private and public sector.
Marjorie Rawls Roberts
Marjorie specializes in taxation, corporate and securities law, estate planning, and business law in the territory. She has worked in the public and private sectors in the USVI, Washington D.C. and London.
David has over 25 years of experience in technology and software architecture. He also launched EpicU, an organization with a mission to teach anyone who has the grit and aptitude, how to program.
A St. Croix native, Kyle returned home to transform the energy sector of the territory. He has a focus on Sustainability, Resiliency, Work-Force Development, and Efficient Energy Resource Utilization
Dr. Esther Ellis
Dr. Ellis is the territorial epidemiologist for the USVI Department of Health and has led the efforts in response to Chikungunya, Zika and now COVID-19 outbreaks.
Dr. Paul Jobsis
Dr. Jobsis is a US Patent holder and conducts marine science research throughout the U.S. Virgin Islands.
A New Jersey Native with Caribbean roots, Shannon has a commitment to quality education. She is a senior administrator and strategic partner with experience in admission, development, communication, and marketing.
A Growing Ecosystem of Innovation
Our 2019 Keynote Speakers
Born and raised on the island of St. Thomas USVI, Rashida discussed the untapped potential that the USVI has to contribute to the industry of innovation.
Dion M. Baez
Dion emphasized the importance of individuals and communities embracing change in this new era of innovation.
Christine S. Ntim
Christine discussed the many examples where the Caribbean is taking charge of their narrative and creating opportunities for the region to thrive in in this growing global market of tech advancements.
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