It is important that the country realises the full potential of the Coral Sea Cable System as it represents a revolution in Technology here in the Solomon Islands. It will be a game changer for not only the private sector but the whole of Solomon Islands.
Mr Moses Tadokata made these remarks as he embarks on a five-month mission with the Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI) as the private sector representative organization’s ICT Strategy Analyst.
Mr Tadokata is in the Solomon Islands as part of the Australian Volunteer Program assignment with the Chamber to support SICCI members in identifying opportunities for their business with the arrival of the undersea cable expected by the end of this year.
“I look forward to assisting SICCI and the members to make the most of the opportunities for their businesses from the arrival of the fibre optic cable through information forums and showcasing digital systems.
“Also, I will be communicating with the Solomon Islands Government, the Australian Government and the fibre stakeholders to promote solutions for gaps that if implemented, will enhance Chamber members’ businesses,” Mr Tadokata said.
He sees that Government, private sector and relevant stakeholders can work together to create a competitive, safe and profitable business environment.
“If businesses were to maximise the opportunities with the undersea cable, there is value in thinking through a national body responsible for governance of the sector, developing laws and policies and creating standards for ICT use in the country.
“This body could develop standards and therefore responsibilities around the collecting, storing and processing of data by sectors such as in finance, medical and so forth. I think this has started largely driven by parts of Government concerned for example about gaps in Cyber Security. This is good.
“However, these fundamentals need to be worked on now to promote business confidence in the country,” Mr Tadokata said.
He also highlighted that the price on the data and voice plans from our service providers should reflect the funding that is invested on the project.
“This might take some robust discussions but hopefully we can have the best price for the best speed possible within the Pacific region.
“I am really excited that the Chamber can contribute meaningfully to making Solomon Islands a technology smart and progressive country,” Mr Tadokata said.
Mr Tadokata was previously employed by the ANZ Bank, Solomon Islands National Provident Fund (SINPF) and the Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) before migrating with his family to Australia in 2000.
For the last 13 years he has worked for Djerriwar Health Services, a Health organisation in Victoria, Australia. Moses is a senior IT technical officer in the ICT department of 5 people, servicing 1 hospital and 7 medical centres. There are about 1,000 staff that this unit supports.
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