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Silicon Caribe

Silicon Caribe

By Ingrid Riley
This is the home of the audio experience of SILICONCARIBE

Listen to the SiliconCaribe Podcast with Ingrid Riley as well as audio experiences of the events produced by us.

Hear stories about the Caribbean people are leveraging the internet and technology to launch all kinds of digital businesses

Produced and hosted by Caribbean Tech Maven and Digital Media Entrepreneur Ingrid Riley, who takes you to that part of the Caribbean that's beyond the beach and going Digital.

#SiliconCaribe #DigitalCaribbean
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Season 2 Episode #7: Kadion Preston - CEO of Caribshopper, An e-commerce marketplace for Caribbean-made products
This conversation with Kadion Preston - CEO of Caribshopper gives you insight into his personal journey of twists and great turns in finance and technology. You will hear about what he sees as the Caribbean's future of online shopping…and what it takes to curate and export the best of the Caribbean-made products. Sponsors: Rebel Grrl Media - A Women-First Digital Media Company that amplifies women-led businesses, brands, and initiatives that target women. Zen Studio Ja- A woman-own audio production company
55:24
April 15, 2021
Season 2 Episode #6: Ricardo Allen - CEO of One-on-One Educational Services, a Caribbean Edtech company.
This conversation with Ricardo Allen - CEO of One-on-One Educational Services, an Edtech company.  What made him leave the field of Actuarial Science to launch an Edtech Startup? And how is his company been changing the Education space in the Caribbean? Listen in on our conversation of those answers and so much more. Sponsors: Rebel Grrl Media - A Women-First Digital Media Company that amplifies women-led businesses and brands that market to women. Zen Studio Ja- A woman-own audio production company
57:16
April 09, 2021
Season 2 Episode #5: Michael Claire- CEO of LoanCirrus.com
This conversation with Michael Claire- CEO of LoanCirrus is about disrupting the Caribbean Loan Industry with software as a service company stocked with world-class Caribbean talent. This is a Caribbean FIntech Success Story. Sponsors: Rebel Grrl Media - A Women-First Digital Media Company that amplifies women-led businesses and brands that market to women. Zen Studio Ja- A woman-own audio production company
01:01:40
April 02, 2021
Season 2 Episode #4: Xavier Murphy, CEO of Jamaicans.com
 This conversation with Xavier Murphy, CEO of Jamaicans.com  is about building Brand Jamaica Online and how to be successful and impactful in the Digital Media Business. His story is also one about vision and longevity as Xavier has been doing this for over 15 years.  Sponsors: Rebel Grrl Media - A Women-First Digital Media Company that amplifies women-led businesses and brands that market to women. Zen Studio Ja- A woman-own audio production company
55:53
March 26, 2021
Season 2 Episode #3: Lily Dash, Ceo of Rexy.com speaks about Blockchain. Real Estate. Crowds and Ownership.
NB: This conversation with Barbados-based Lily Dash, Ceo of Rexy.com an exchange that digitizes real estate and infrastructure investments to increase the transferability of ownership was done pre-pandemic.  It was saved from our Season #1 for a special release and now in this season of Covid, where Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, NFTs have gone mainstream,  her perspective is fresh, looking from the Caribbean, heading into the World. It's being released now for International Women's Month.  It is important to note too, that Lily launched a pandemic response startup Wifetch.com in Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago-  an order online, get it delivered to your door company.  Sponsors: Rebel Grrl Media - A Women-First Digital Media Company that amplifies women-led businesses and brands that market to women. Zen Studio Ja- A woman-own audio production company
39:30
March 20, 2021
Season 2 Episode #2: Raquel Seville On Why Data Will Drive Digital Economy Success for Caribbean Businesses
NB: This conversation with Raquel Seville, CEO of BiBrainz Caribbean a Business Intelligence company based in Jamaica was done pre-pandemic.  It was saved from our Season #1 for a special release and now in this season of Covid, where data is not front and center of this accelerating digital transformation disrupting the Caribbean and the world. Listen to her talk about why Data and Data Storytelling matters to the success of Caribbean businesses and how she came into the Business Intelligence Industry. Sponsors:  Rebel Grrl Media - A Women-First Digital Media Company that amplifies women-led businesses and brands that market to women. Zen Studio Ja- A woman-own audio production company
43:42
March 12, 2021
Season 2 Episode #1: Monique Powell On Pioneering Online Food Delivery In Jamaica
NB: We start this season, with a throwback. A conversation I had with Monique just over a year ago-pre-Covid19. We pulled out of our first Season and published now in this season of Covid, where online food ordering is almost now an essential service. The Story about her and her business is even more relevant now.  Monique Powell is the Founder and CEO of MyQuickPlate.com. It's not her first rodeo with digital businesses. She started the journey 9 years ago with a side project Roaming Donkey, a website that provides an easy and fun way for people to find places to eat, play and stay across Jamaica. Here why and how she moved into this Online Ordering and  Food Delivery just over 5 years ago. Sponsors: Rebel Grrl Media - A Women-First Digital Media Company that amplifies women-led businesses and brands that market to women.
29:56
March 05, 2021
Special Series: The Future of Caribbean eSports
In the mid-pandemic episode, I discussed the Future of Caribbean Esports as an industry to watch with - Gregor Moore - Chairman, C.E.O. of Jamaica Esports Initiative and Caribbean Esports Industry Pioneer -Andrew Johnson - Vice President and Esports Programme Director   of Jamaica Esports Initiative This Culture and Business of PLay is growing in the Caribbean and Fast.
57:27
December 02, 2020
Special Series: The Future of Caribbean DJs and Music
In this mid pandemic episode, I discussed The Future of Caribbean DJs and Music and how Covid has disrupted the industry and created opportunities for those who adapt and try new things.  I talked with Evol Greaves aka DJ Brucki - Jamerican DJ, Party Promoter, and Tech Executive. The Caribean Music and Entertainment Industry is discussed- the realities and the vast opportunities.
01:01:16
December 02, 2020
Special Series: The Future of Digital Identity
In this mid-pandemic episode, I discussed The Future of Caribbean Digital Identity and Blockchain with: Trevor Forrest, Certified Blockchain Architect, and CEO of 876 Solutions 
01:14:19
December 02, 2020
Special Series:The Future of Caribbean Travel
In this mid-pandemic episode, I discussed The Future of Caribbean Travel  with: Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon - Caribbean Travel Expert and Founder of JetSetSarah.com Donnya Piggott -  Ceo of TravelPinkCoconuts.com Nerissa Golden - Business Strategist, Author, Storyteller at Discover Montserrat  The Future of Caribbean Travel and it’s so timely now since this Covid pandemic has given the world a massive digital push. So I want us to discuss the influence of digital and other technologies, covid, changing consumer behavior, the riches in key niches.
01:04:42
December 02, 2020
Special Series:The Future of Caribbean Content
In this mid-pandemic episode, I discussed The Future of Caribbean Content with: Tanya Taylor - Award-winning filmmaker and TV producer based in New York. Kerry-ANn Reid-Brown - Ceo of Breadfruit Media and Podcaster, 
01:28:20
December 02, 2020
EVENT: Digital Caribbean - How to Use Where and Who You Are to Innovate
This is the audio experience of SILICONCARIBE presents Digital Caribbean - How to Use Where and Who You Are to Innovate.  The Virtual Event. It was held in October 2020. "It's time for Caribbean Nations to be more mindful, confident, and strategic in developing Digital Caribbean created by us to the world, not fed to us, by the World. We must seek to evolve our mindset, play to our strengths, and negotiate and execute from that position of power."   - Ingrid Riley, Founder SiliconCaribe We had 196 persons from 22 Countries attending.  The event was produced and hosted by Caribbean Tech Maven and Digital Media Entrepreneur Ingrid Riley. ********* AGENDA  Fireside Chat:  Marla Duhkaran, Caribbean Economist  How has the European Union’s Institutionalized Racism and Bullyism affected Caribbean Entrepreneurship and Innovation? ********* Fireside Chat:  David Mullings, Ceo of Blue Mahoe Capital  What kind of investor and investment does the  Caribbean really need to spark Tech Entrepreneurship and Innovation? ********* The WayMakers Panel  & Q & A  What makes a successful entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystem. Where are we now?  - Selwyn Cambridge - Founder of Ten Habitat  - Dr. Stacey- Ann- Academic and Social Entrepreneur  - Michelle Marius - Founder, ICT-PUlse ********* The Entrepreneurs Panel & Q & A How do Innovate and thrive during a crisis?  - Raquel Seville, Ceo of BI Brainz Caribbean  - Dwayne Samuels, Founder of SameLogic  - Lily Dash, Found of wifetch.com   - Khary Sharpe, Founder of West Indies Software Engineering Company ********* The event was sponsored by the IDB, Blue Mahoe Capital, Lumorous, The InterviewJM, Rebel Grrl Media
02:25:45
November 09, 2020