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The Corporate Newsletter For The Trinidad & Tobago IFC

  • ISSUE 24 – Article 7

    International Client Outreach


    The T&T IFC, in collaboration with consulting firm OCO Global visited the city of New York to participate in a lead-generation roadshow. The roadshow’s objective was to promote T&T based on the strength of its value proposition, as an attractive nearshore location for the development of F&A BPO and Shared Services operations. Representing the T&T IFC were CEO, Omar Sultan-Khan, VP–BPO/SSD, Sylvannas Berkeley and Manager–BPO/SSD, Inga Dottin Wiltshire. OCO Global was represented by VP–Client Services, Alan Stevenson and Junior Project Manager, Callie Duksin.

    The financial hub of New York City was chosen as the starting point for the roadshow given the high prevalence

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  • ISSUE 24 – Article 6


    The T&T IFC participated in the IAOP OWS 2.O Conference & Exhibition in Orlando, Florida from 17th-19th February 2020. This conference is one the largest gatherings of outsourcing professionals which afforded the T&T IFC with the opportunity to tap into the IAOP’s rich and diverse membership.

    In addition to interacting with over 100 attendees at the T&T IFC’s conference booth, the T&T IFC hosted an Executive Leadership Session (ELS). This session provided an intimate and interactive forum to present T&T’s unique value proposition to senior-level executives from notable companies. Paul Anselmo, CEO, Evolve Mortgages and Ms. Angela Lee Loy, CEO, Aegis Business Solutions

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  • ISSUE 24 – Article 5


    The T&T IFC continues its efforts to facilitate the creation of sustainable jobs by attracting foreign direct investment in the Finance & Accounting (F&A) BPO sector. One such initiative governed by a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Incus Services and UWI-ROYTEC signed 22nd January 2020, is a pilot Data Analytics and Data Science programme aimed at training over 200 financial services professionals. It is our aim to begin the programme later in 2020 when business operations in the country have normalised.

    In today’s world, good decision-making relies on data and data analysis. Professionals must develop the skills they

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  • ISSUE 24 – Article 4

    ­­­ The Fintech Association of Trinidad & Tobago DEVELOPING FINTECH SOLUTIONS

    FinTech TT held its official public launch at the National Museum and Art Gallery of Trinidad & Tobago, Port of Spain on Wednesday 5th February 2020. Stakeholders from both the public and private sectors were treated to an immersive Cashless Carnival experience and got a taste of various aspects of Carnival (and other aspects of daily life) that could be converted to a cashless experience using FinTech applications.

    Addressing the crowd via video presentation, the Honourable Colm Imbert, Minister of Finance said he was very happy to be associated with the launch of FinTech TT and its objective to

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  • ISSUE 24 – Article 3


    Members of the T&T IFC joined His Worship Kennedy Richards, Mayor of Point Fortin as he launched the Cashless City Initiative on Tuesday 14th January 2020. The Mayor plans to make Point Fortin the first cashless borough in T&T and hopes to facilitate this by providing city-wide Wifi and the distribution of WiPay payment terminals to vendors throughout the borough. As part of this initiative, WiPay and the T&T IFC will also be conducting the National Cashless Society research project to assess consumers’ demand and receptiveness to a cashless society in T&T.

    The project will see cash-only businesses in the borough, such as

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  • ISSUE 24 – Article 2


    As the world grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, the local financial services sector has taken proactive virus-mitigating measures and initiatives for liquidity provision. These ensure protection of its customers and supports cash flow management to aid business continuity, prevent a credit crunch and protect vulnerable individuals in the country. The financial services sector has highlighted ways customers can reduce the potential transmission of the virus and has established protocols and time-sensitive responses to facilitate remote financial connectivity and credit availability.

    The local financial services sector is assisting in the mitigation of risk to its customers of the various financial institutions by advising

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