Kaydian Smith

Miss Kaydian Smith

Principal Director, Information and Communication Technology

KAYDIAN ALECIA SMITH is the Principal Director for Information Communications Technology in the Ministry. Under the Direction of the Chief Technical Director, ICT her responsibilities include:

  • Guiding the reform of the current Telecommunications Act with a view to developing a robust omnibus ICT Legislation. This involves among, others things, reform of the legal and regulatory framework governing licensing of telecommunication carriers, revision of the fee structure for the telecommunications industry; spectrum management and monitoring; convergence of ICT services on diverse media; and digital switchover;
  • Guiding the modernization of the Post and Telegraph Sector, in particular, the development of a modern postal services policy and reviewing of draft legislation to modernize the operations of the Postal Corporation of Jamaica;
  • Guiding the development of a Free and Open Source Software Policy for use across Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies; and
  • Supervision of Directors with responsibility for, policy development in relation to Cybersecurity and Internet Governance and implementation of a National Computer Incident Response Team/Cyber Emergency Response Team.
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