“WHAT are its functions? What can it do?” a young boy asked, as he peered intently at the robot in front of him. No more than ten years old, his class teacher tried in vain to get his attention. He was mesmerised by the technological marvel before him, rattling off question after question to Wepala, an innovation-focused firm that introduces pupils to STEM concepts using robotics.
This youngster’s reaction was exactly what the TEDxPortofSpain organisers had in mind when they decided to shine the spotlight on Technology (the ‘T’ in TED) by including a Tech Hub component at their most recent event. Under the overall event theme, Opportunity, the Tech Hub enabled participants to explore innovative technologies in action in Trinidad and Tobago and consider opportunities to leverage them for business, education, and social good.
As an advocate for leveraging technology in national development, TSTT, through its commercial brand, bmobile, was proud to partner with TEDxPortofSpain to host the mindset-shifting event.