The Hon. Melford Walter Fitzgerald Nicholas, was appointed Minister of Information Broadcasting, Telecommunications & Information Technology on June 18, 2014 and once again in March 2018 after early elections in Antigua and Barbuda. With almost three decades worth of experience in the Telecoms Industry, the Hon. Melford Nicholas for many of those years was the lead commercial voice in the sale and adoption of technology solutions for both business and government. This background has ideally prepared Minister Nicholas to be the driving force that he has become in the local and regional arena in the adoption and use of ICT’s as a tool for the digital transformation of governments in Antigua and Barbuda and the wider Caribbean. Minister Nicholas has propelled the automation and digitization of a number of agencies in Antigua and Barbuda as well as the implementation of the Online Driver’s License Renewal Program, the digitization of records at the Mount St. John’s Medical Centre (MSJMC), the Antigua & Barbuda Intellectual Property, the Royal Police Force of Antigua & Barbuda and the Civil Registry just to name a few projects.
In 2017 Minister Nicholas was appointed President of the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU). Through his leadership Minister Nicholas and his team held the 21st Century Government Summit and CityNext Antigua 2018 ICT Symposium in Antigua and fulfilled the expectation for all attending to have a better understanding of how to approach their tasks of transforming their respective governments.
Government decision makers and strategists from countries implementing national e-Governance strategies,
Donor organisations supporting development of open, transparent and efficient governance practices via IT solutions
Companies developing e-Governance applications and assisting governments with their implementation
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