The Bahamas Telecommunications Company Limited(BTC), is pleased to host and present the 2016 Business/Technology Expo and Hackathon Event under the theme Innovators Paradise: Everyday Technology. The show will be held at the Melia Nassau Beach, Nassau Bahamas during Wednesday February 17th to Friday February 19th, 2016.
The event is expected to attract local and international business professionals and technology experts. The Business/Technology Expo will include an Opening Ceremony with guest speaker Lance Artis, United States South East Region Head of Sales for Google Fiber. We will also host a dynamic Business Forum featuring a Round Table discussion and a presentation by Kevin Mitnick, the most famous hacker in the world. Mr. Mitnick leads an elite team of innovative individuals who provide the best penetration testing, security assessments and training in the universe. The Business Forum will provide a great networking opportunity for business professionals. Our Expo floor will be buzzing with excitement. Patrons can look forward to viewing live demonstrations, take advantage of exclusive product promotions and participate in lively interactive sessions.
We are extremely excited to host our first Hackathon in partnership with PIEDATA, a 21st century technology hub that unites innovators, incubators, and investors within the Caribbean Diaspora. This is an added touch as local technology enthusiast will have the opportunity to showcase their talents and compete for a Five Thousand Dollar ($5,000.00) cash prize. The winning team will also have the opportunity to compete in an international Virtual Hackathon to win One Hundred Thousand Dollars($100,000.00) cash prize. During July 2016, the winning team will participate in the Caribbean Association of National Telecommunications Organization’s Hackathon event in Puerto Rico. The winning group will also be provided with full media exposure.
The event will be held on an annual basis and expand to the international arena during 2017.