YEA Success Summit to zero in on AI
The Young Entrepreneur Association of Jamaica (YEA) is to bring digital technology and artificial intelligence (AI) centre stage when the entity reconvenes for its upcoming success summit to be held on November 12, 2023 at the Jamaica Conference Centre in downtown Kingston.
The conference being held under the theme ‘A New DAI: Digital Technology and Artificial Intelligence – Keys to Building Better Businesses’, its organisers promise to be forward-thinking, showcasing a diverse line-up of speakers that will focus on topics that will speak to how the future of business can be shaped through digital technology and AI.
“In today’s business world, embracing digital technology and artificial intelligence isn’t an option; it’s a necessity. Our event is designed to equip entrepreneurs with the knowledge, strategies, and inspiration they need to thrive in this rapidly changing environment. We’re bringing together industry leaders and visionaries to provide insights that are essential for staying competitive and innovative,” said YEA President Cordell Williams-Graham in underscoring the importance and relevance of this year’s theme.
Among the list of speakers to present at the event are: Larren Peart, CEO of BlueDot Media; Tishauna Mullings, founder of NexxStep Lifelong Educational Services; and Jermain McDonald, CEO of Learn, Grow, Invest. The speakers in their individual presentations will share with other entrepreneurs and guests invaluable insights around their personal experiences and the strategies they have engaged to propel the success of their businesses.
The event will also benefit from the contributions of leading companies operating within and supporting the digital business landscape. Additionally, patrons of the event can also expect a ‘WOWBAE’ (Women Operating Web-Based Enterprises) segment which features the remarkable achievements and inspiring narratives of women entrepreneurs who have navigated and thrived in the digital space.
The YEA established to support the next generation of business leaders has over the last decade and a half through its wide range of support and mentorship services impacted over 3,000 entrepreneurs, especially as it works to build an inclusive economy — one entrepreneur at a time. Driven by its mission of fostering innovation and entrepreneurship the organisation through this year’s summit aims to equip local entrepreneurs with the necessary tools and resources needed to thrive in today’s highly competitive business arena.
“YEA is steadfast in its mission to support, guide, and inspire entrepreneurs and ‘A New DAI’ stands as a testament to this commitment. We believe that, by embracing digital technology and artificial intelligence, entrepreneurs can chart a course toward a prosperous future. We invite you to be a part of this journey with us,” Williams-Graham said.
At the upcoming annual event, the organisation has indicated that entrepreneurs can look forward to exploring the transformative capabilities of digital technology and artificial intelligence while also being allowed to take advantage of the unique opportunity to showcase their innovative offerings to some 1,000 enthusiastic patrons.
This year’s staging is being sponsored by entities including the Ministry of Industry, Investment, and Commerce, the National Housing Trust, the Development Bank of Jamaica, the HEART/NSTA Trust among many others, all of which all share in the YEA’s vision of advancing innovation and entrepreneurship.