The renowned international professional in the area of ICT, Vito Di Bari, considered that the Dominican Republic has all the potential to become six in the leader of Latin America in the development of technologies.
During the keynote speech “Impact of Technology and Innovation for Productivity and Job Creation”, held at the Salon of the Caryatids of the National Palace, Di Bari said that in the country are given the conditions to build in six years what he baptized as “Dominican Valley”, referring to the southern area of the Bay of San Francisco, California, United States, which houses many of the largest technology corporations in the world.
In that sense, he made a total of 10 recommendations to create the “Dominican Valley”. Among the recommendations are to encourage investment in connectivity infrastructure, make job creation and relocation of workers a national priority and inform the population, train short-term workers who are in jobs at risk and who They seek to develop new skills.
He also recommended the country take the intellectual leadership of the fourth globalization in Latin America as Singapore in Asia, modernize universities by aligning their programs with the knowledge required by the work of the next economy.
Also, redesign the educational curriculum and identify innovative pilot programs such as KAIST in Korea and KU Leuven in Belgium.
He also considered it of the utmost importance that the Dominican Republic make alliances with non-Spanish-speaking developing countries to share the costs of technology, such as South Korea, Lithuania, Thailand, Ukraine and Vietnam.
Understand that strategic technology companies that invest in the country should be involved and support the transfer of technology, in addition to establishing financial incentives.
Finally Di Bari, who is of Italian origin, urged the government to create favorable market conditions for national companies seeking to start, start or set up a new business and for foreign talents that move in the territory.
At the end of the event, President Danilo Medina emphasized that his government is betting heavily on education and the development of a strong business sector, in order to advance in the direction that the speaker recommended.
“I know it’s not easy for a country like the Dominican Republic, but we can and we have great talent in the government that is working in this direction,” Medina said.
After thanking the participation of the lecturer, Medina added that República Digital is a very serious program and that the government is making an investment of RD $ 24,000 million with the purpose of creating the conditions for this program to develop.
President Medina was accompanied by Vice President Margarita Cedeño de Fernández, Foreign Minister Miguel Vargas, Presidential Minister Gustavo Montalvo and other government officials.