Santa Clara, CA – September 20, 2015 – The Jamaica Diaspora Technology Task Force, a group of expatriate Jamaicans interested in assisting in the continued development new and existing technologies in Jamaica, met for the first time to plan the launch of the Palisadoes initiative. The initial focus is expected to be software engineering and is expected to branch out into other areas.
Initial members of the team include:
- Barry Williams – Quality Assurance Manager; Oracle USA
- Peter Harrison – Chief Technical Officer and Co-Founder; Colovore
- Kimone Gooden – Marketing Manager, Sales Enablement; Cisco
- Trevor Creary – Chief Technical Officer; Software Motor Corp
- Tennyson Williams – Senior Technical Project Manager; Comcast
- Devon Lewis – Owner; California IT Center
- Donna Gabbadon – VP, Operations; Informant Technologies, Inc.
- Craig Gabbadon – Chief Executive Officer; Informant Technologies
- Karl Chambers – President/CEO; Diligent eSecurity International
- Ingrid Riley – Co-founder & Lead Digital Strategist; getCONNECTiD
“This is a remarkable first step in creating a sustainable process to promote technology in Jamaica,” remarked Peter Harrison, CTO and Co-founder of Colovore, “We have been identifying strategies to implement this initiative for some years, it is very encouraging to see it come to fruition with such an exemplary team.”
The first projects are expected to begin in 2016 through various partnerships in Jamaica and the rest of the world.
About the Palisadoes Initiative
The Palisadoes initiative aims to provide new avenues to promote Jamaica’s technology businesses and talent using a series of programs aimed at creating increased awareness of the island’s abilities in the global marketplace.