Jamaica

Valrie Grant

Founder and Managing Director at GeoTechVision Enterprises Ltd

Panelist: ICT, Women's Entrepreneurship

“Valrie Grant is the founder and managing director of GeoTechVision, an ICT and Spatial Technologies company in Kingston, Jamaica and Georgetown, Guyana focused on delivering value through innovative solutions.

With over 15 years of experience in the geospatial sciences with engagements spanning several territories across the Caribbean region, Valrie is helping government and corporate entities develop data driven geospatial solutions to address organizational challenges and meet corporate goals. She is the current president of the Caribbean Urban Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) Chapter, a board member for URISA International, a member of United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) Americas Caribbean Project Technical Committee. She maintains several certifications, affiliations and memberships. Valrie is not only involved in her industry but in enabling Entrepreneurship regionally and specifically in working with women Entrepreneurs. She is an accredited facilitator by the World Bank/ Infodev Women Innovators Network in the Caribbean (WINC) Accelerator Program. She is the immediate past president of Women Entrepreneurs Network (WENC) Guyana Chapter. She is the Chairperson of the Small Business Council, Guyana.

Valrie has received several recognitions and awards including NCB, “Women in Business” Award for 2013, The Jamaica Chamber of Commerce (JCC) Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2014, The University of Technology Trailblazer award in 2015, The Commonwealth Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2015, and the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) Young Business Executive Award (2016).

Her academic background includes a BSc. degree in Geology from the University of West Indies and a MSc. in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Environment from the Manchester Metropolitan University, and post-graduate studies in Entrepreneurship.”