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The Caribbean’s most influential voices come to Trinidad for 2014 Strategic HR Conference

Prof. Eddy Ventose
PRLog - April 21, 2014 - PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad & Tobago -- Port of Spain, Trinidad,  April 20, 2014. The GES and ORBIT Solutions Caribbean Conference on Strategic Human Resource Management 2014 (http://www.globalexpertsystems.org/index.php/event/caribbean-conference-on-strategic-human-resource-management-2014/) will focus on assisting HR practitioners with the latest research and thought on the issues surrounding the use of social media in the workplace. The conference takes place April 29-30 at the Capital Plaza Hotel in Port of Spain, Trinidad.

As social media becomes the norm for all generations, the Caribbean workplace now has to tackle the delicate balance between productivity, privacy and the integration of these media into job descriptions. There is a wide gamut of social media policies. Some companies have opted for direct prohibition while others simply have a more balanced approach appealing to common sense and the good judgment of their employees. Additionally, there is a raging debate surrounding the legality of using social media to screen candidates in the recruitment process or even while they remain employed. The conference will explore all these issues.

This year’s Keynote speaker is Professor Eddy Ventose who is a qualified Attorney-at-Law with expertise in corporate and commercial law and is a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales, having trained at Slaughter and May in London, the UK’s most prestigious law firm. His main areas of expertise are: intellectual property law, corporate and commercial law, e-commerce law; insurance law, banking law and human rights, constitutional law and administrative law.

He started his career at the Cave Hill Campus as a Lecturer in Law in 2006, was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2011 and Professor of Law in 2012, at 35 years of age, making him the youngest person promoted to a personal professorship in the history of the University of the West Indies. Prof. Ventose previously held the position of Deputy Dean (Graduate Studies and Research) in the Faculty of Law and is now the Campus Coordinator for Graduate Studies and Research. He is also the Head, Intellectual Property Unit, Faculty of Law and a WTO consultant on Trade Related aspects of Intellectual Property Rights.

Prof. Ventose has over 60 publications in leading refereed international journals on aspects of intellectual property law, contract law, patent law, medical patent law, human rights law, constitutional law and administrative law. His next book, Commonwealth Caribbean Intellectual Property Law, will be published by Routledge in 2015. He was awarded the Principal’s Award for Research in 2011 and the coveted Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Research in 2012.

He has provided his expertise to companies, regional organisations, international organisations and Commonwealth Caribbean governments. Prof. Ventose holds an LL.B. (first class honours) from the University of the West Indies (99’), an LL.M. (first class honours) from the University of Cambridge (00’) and a D.Phil. in intellectual property law from the University of Oxford (05’). He received the Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice at the Oxford Institute of Legal Practice (04’) and the Legal Education Certificate from the Hugh Wooding Law School (08’). He will be sharing his expertise on the topic, The Legal Implications of Social Media Policies in the Workplace by examining the global landmark cases and the impact these will have on law and the workplace in the English-speaking Caribbean.

Professor Ventose will be joined by Dr. Tara Wilkinson-McClean, a Caribbean media specialist; Akil Edwards, the Marketing Manager of the Trinidad based online recruitment agency and job portal, Caribbeanjobs.com; Robert De Gannes, a local social media expert and Managing Director of Tribal Worldwide; Shivam Dhawan, a young brilliant Internet online marketing strategist from India together with representatives from Successfactors and HRIZONS.  For more information visit online at www.globalexpertsystems.org

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