Open News, Events, Blogs


The COIWeb aggregates news, opinions and developments from various research sources around the world, including:    
  • The Open Data Research Network  hosted by the Web Foundation, 
  • World Bank Open Data & ICT4D Blogs
  • Open Knowledge Foundation
  • GovLabs @ NYU


ICT-Pulse

Natural disasters can wreak havoc on our physical world, but in today’s digital age, they can also disrupt our personal and professional lives. With the passage of Hurricane Beryl in the Caribbean region, and the expectation of many more Tropical Storms this year, here are four critical strategies to ramp up your digital preparations....

The readiness of businesses to operate with a ‘digital-first’ posture has become critical as we all strive to compete and remain relevant in an increasingly global marketplace. With Nadeen Matthews Blair, of Crescent Advisory Group, we discuss the results of the latest Caribbean Digital Readiness Survey conducted by PwC, including: what it means...

Globally, there are growing calls for tech giants to be regulated and not have the unfettered control they currently possess. As expected, there are arguments both for and against, but to a considerable degree, much of the debate is occurring in developed countries. Developing countries also need to participate in those conversations. We discuss...

The internet has become an undeniable cornerstone of modern life. Yet, with increasing frequency, governments worldwide are resorting to a blunt instrument: internet shutdowns. We discuss this development and why we must be vigilant in ensuring that our digital and human rights are not unduly eroded.   With the growing popularity of...

Whether we realise it or not, the decisions C-suite executives are making are shaping our digital experiences: the way we live, work, and interact online and with technology. With Lisa-Maria Alexander, a Certified Chartered Director, and the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Strategist of The Leadership Xperience, and focusing on Caribbean...

Being able to leverage technology effectively is crucial for maintaining a competitive edge. This capability is often encapsulated in the concept of Digital IQ. In this article, we discuss what Digital IQ is, how it can be measured, and how you can improve your Digital ID.   In today’s rapidly evolving digital landscape, the term...

The concept of the Internet of Everything (IoE) stands at the forefront of innovation and has overtaken the Internet of Things (IoT) as a long-term vision. In this article, we discuss what IoE is, how it is different from IoT, and how we can prepare to capitalise on IoE.   The “Internet of Things” is a term that most of us have heard...

In our May 2024 Community Chat, and with members of the Caribbean tech community, Allison James, a Certified Information Systems Auditor and  Certified Information Privacy Professional at KPMG based in Barbados, and Rojane Rose, a Product Owner at MC Systems in Jamaica, the panel discusses: data and digital illiteracy in a world of data...

Open Knowledge Foundation Blog

This is the tenth conversation of the 100+ Conversations to Inspire Our New Direction (#OKFN100) project. Since 2023, we are meeting with more than 100 people to discuss the future of open knowledge, shaped by a diverse set of visions from artists, activists, scholars, archivists, thinkers, policymakers, data scientists, educators, and...

In today’s digital landscape, understanding open knowledge and digital citizenship is crucial for navigating the online world effectively and responsibly. A recent session delved into these vital topics, equipping participants with the knowledge and tools necessary to thrive in the digital age. The session commenced with an...