Conference 2021: Science, technology and innovation at the service of society
Guatemala. The National Secretariat for Science and Technology (Senacyt) held the annual Conversencia, the meeting of the academic, production and public sectors, where the main topics were open science and digital transformation. The main objective of the event is to be a space for convergence to learn about good practices in the application of science, technology and innovation in public administration, in universities and in production chains that can produce positive effects and contribute to social and economic development. Guatemala.
Among the speakers was Guillermo Anlo, a specialist in the Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Program at UNESCO’s Regional Science Office for Latin America and the Caribbean, who spoke about open science and its implications and benefits. Guatemalan IT and computer expert, Maria Zaghi, addressed the issue of digital transformation. Andrea Campos who spoke about the advantages and benefits of adopting open science. Rob Viglione, who addressed digital transformation and the technologies that drive it, and Marcus Florian, who spoke about digital transformation in public administration.
From November 22 to 26, a series of talks given by Guatemalan and international experts, forums and personal visits to relevant institutions of the National Science and Technology System (Sincyt) were held.
“This year we brought up the themes of Open Science and Digital Transformation because we see the need to implement them in Guatemala, both in academia and in the productive and public sectors. From Senacyt, we seek that institutions in Converciencia can learn about good practices at an international level that can adapt This will improve service delivery to citizens from the public administration and from the productive sector,” said Anna Chan, National Secretary for Science and Technology.
Source. Central America and the Caribbean digital newspaper
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