Haiti Tech Summit 2020 Successfully Hosted Largest Virtual Conference in the Caribbean (Recap)

Port- au Prince [October 12, 2020] Haiti Tech Summit successfully launched the 4th Edition of its 13 year initiative program virtually online powered by Global Startup Ecosystem and Sponsored by the US Embassy of Haiti and Sogebank and supported in partnership with Google Cloud, Amazon Web Services, IBM Cloud, Access Haiti, Dagmar, and more. 

Originally scheduled to welcome 100 Speakers and 4000+ attendees, the free summit welcomed 18,140 live social media followers for the summit and by the end day reached 75,748 global viewers on Facebook and Linkedin. A record breaking number for Haiti as the most viewed tech and business virtual program in the country. 

To align with the current conversations surrounding the changing business landscape the theme for this edition was “The Great Reset- A Nation’s Roadmap to A Decade of Digitization” A World Economic Forum initiative. The summit highlighted speakers covering the summit’s three pillars of ecosystem development- Entrepreneurship, Employment and Education.

The 2020 sponsor list includes Platinum Sponsor- US Embassy of Haiti, Gold Sponsor Sogebank, and Silver Sponsor Barbancourt; ecosystem list includes AWS IBM Cloud Google Cloud Digital Ocean Sendgrid Hubspot Facebook Github Microsoft Grow with Google SAP Next Gen YMCA,  Access Haiti Internet Banj Cocread Dagmar Haiti, media partners include Essence Haitian Times Haitian Businesses Chokerella Junio 7 and Telemix. 

Top 50+ Speakers from the program include: 

  1. Ben Horowitz Billionaire investor in Facebook, Airbnb and more General Partner and CoFounder Andreessen Horowitz
  2. Nicole D. Theriot Deputy Chief of Mission Nicole D. Theriot at Embassy Port-au-Prince
  3. Raja Rajamannar Chief Marketing & Communications Officer and President, Healthcare Business, at Mastercard
  4. Dr. Lisa Coleman Chief Diversity Officer at (NYU) New York University
  5. Irene Arias Hofman CEO, IDB Lab- Inter-American Development Bank
  6. Cassandre Charles Vice President, Brand Marketing Essence Magazine
  7. Aisha Taylor Community Engagement & Partnerships at Grow with Google        
  8. Magalie Desroches Austin Senior Advisor to the Mayor and Director of Mayor’s Office of Minority and Women Business Enterprise at City of New York
  9. Tríona Byrne Snr Director – Strategic Relations, EMEA | Salesforce.org
  10. Sandra Moerch Chief Content Director, Purpose and Brand Experience at SAP | UN Women Board Member
  11. Christine Ntim Founder at Haiti Tech Summit/ CMO at Global Startup Ecosystem
  12. Kwena  Mabotja Sub-Sahara Africa Director at SAP Next-Gen
  13. Iynna Halilou Global Programs Manager at Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator
  14. Afiya Addison Global Program Manager, The B2B Institute @ LinkedIn
  15. Tessa Jacques Director General at the Center for the Facilitation of Investments in Haiti
  16. Ty Heath Global Lead, B2B Institute @ LinkedIn
  17. Einstein Ntim CEO at Global Startup Ecosystem
  18. Claire A. Nelson Ph.D Futurist, Sustainability Engineer & Storyteller ..Listed Among Top 50 Female Futurists on Forbes.com
  19. Sydney Paul Business Marketing Manager at Virgin IslandsTech Park
  20. Chike Ukaegbu CEO@Startup52, UN MIPAD Hall of Fame, Chief Diversity, Inclusion & Equity Advocate, Ex-Presidential Candidate@Nigeria
  21. Alexander Daniels Public Affairs Counselor at U.S. Department of State
  22. Andrew J. Dilbert Cultural Affairs Officer   at U.S. Department of State
  23. Carel Pedre CEO at Chokarella
  24. Patrice Bayard Owner, Access Haiti
  25. Micheal Verch CIO/ Chief Information Officer at Sogebank
  26. Béatrice Kébreau Marketing Manager at Sogecarte
  27. Mica Pierre Bruno General Manager at Sogebel
  28. Winnie Hugot Gabriel Activist Lawyer, Journalist and Writer
  29. Christopher Reckord Chief Executive Officer at tTech
  30. Virna DiPalma Senior Director for Engagement, Strategy and Communications at Trace International
  31. Christelle Vaval First Vice President, AmCham Haiti
  32. Jhonson Napoleon     CEO at Azure College
  33. Jacquil Constant        Haiti International Film Festival
  34. Danielle Saint Lot      Smart Fanm
  35. Patrice                       Access Haiti
  36. Maritza T. Adonis       MTA Visions Global CSR & Gov‚Äôt Relations
  37. Rock Andre               President at Cedel Haiti
  38. Max Larson Henry     CEO TRANSVERSAL/ TRANSVERSAL LLC
  39. Clifford Reginald Nau- Director of the Economic Promotion Division at the Ministry of Economy and Finance and Economic Adviser of the Presidency of the Republic of Haiti
  40. Sandra Florvella          Founder Haitian Businesses / Co- Founder of Business Forum Haiti
  41. Ryan Foland               Author of Ditch The Act
  42. Rose Désauguste       Founder Huelixir
  43. Marc Alain                  Founder at Banj
  44. Christine Coupet Jacques    CEO DAGMAR HAITI
  45. Zammy Romuald
  46. Nathalie Marc Charles      Career Coach at UPLIFT Your Career
  47. Samuel Dameus         Founder of Faces of Haiti
  48. Vania Andre                Editor at Haitian Times
  49. Laurent Prosper        Former Chargé d’affaires,at The Embassy of Haiti in London
  50. Stephane Dubois      Founder at Ed Tech Summit
  51. Allen Bayard             Co-Founder at Access Haiti
  52. Delphine Gardere     Barbancourt
  53. Samuel M. Pierre     Chief Of Staff at New York City Council

Since 2017, Haiti Tech Summit launched an inspiring 13 year mission to change the future of the country via technology and innovation.Deemed the “Davos of the Caribbean”, Haiti Tech Summit has welcomed keynote speakers such as Jack Dorsey-founder of Twitter, President of Haiti- Jovenel Moise, Ben Horowitz- Investor in Facebook, Tom Davis- Chief Marketing Officer at Forbes Magazine, Vicky Jeudy- Actress at Netflix Orange is the New Black and 300+ speakers over the past 3 years.  

Each year the program generates 83 million to 150 million social media impressions with the partnership of media outlets such as Forbes, Inc Magazine, Black Enterprise, and more. Hundreds fly from all over the world to convene in Haiti to witness the largest tech conference in the Caribbean shape the tech ecosystem of the region. 

More Information via: www.haititechsummit.com or email the team at events@globalstartupecosystem.com.


Day 1 Recap Video 


Day 2 Recap Video 

HTS 2020

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