THE HOW OF DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION
WHAT WE DO
Connecting the dots for the future.
Engaging you with the right partners to develop, setup and grow your technology solutions.
Leveraging community to find suitable partners for collaboration and building of emerging, disruptive and high impact solutions, while enhancing present knowledge bases between the Caribbean, Latin America and the MENA and Asian markets. We have a global network of multi-disciplinary expertise who will help to foster impactful innovations across the regions.
Guiding and connecting companies to aligned, potential investment opportunities.
Providing specialized advisory services for innovative ICT solutions at any stage of the value chain across all industries.
DESIGN & BUILD
Developing your idea into efficient operational solutions and transitioning your business to optimum improvement of business processes.
We provide strategic financial advice to enable the success of your solution.
READY FOR THE DIGITAL FUTURE?
WHO WE ARE
Co-Founder & Managing Partner
Monique Clarke is an Attorney-at-law admitted to practice in Jamaica. Along with her role at Block eM Ledger, she is a partner in the firm Clarke and Vassell, Attorneys-at-law and also an Associate at the Dispute Resolution Authority at the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) in the United Arab Emirates. She is part of a team that drafts strategic policies and governance for the Courts of the Future initiative. She conducts research into LegalTech and produces policy notes and strategies. She also provides directions regarding emerging technologies and other related disputes. Her research and policy directives include the current performance and reputation of Courts as perceived in relation to handling of the disputes of the future including Artificial Intelligence (AI) and potential disputes in relation as to who is liable for decisions made by AI and robotics applications, Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and regulatory risks; 3D Printing and Intellectual property (“IP”) law; Blockchain and any possible disputes and the related breach of trust issues and insurance policy disputes. Her research also focuses on whether current mainstream dispute resolution avenues are appropriate for technology disputes, and will they be suitable to deal with the concepts of blockchain, smart contracts and decentralised autonomous organisations (DAOs)...
Co-Founder & Managing Partner
Melissa is an entrepreneur , podcast host, international speaker, mentor and advisor. Along with her role at Block eM Ledger, she is the founder of Pocmi Inc. and MAP Fund1 LLC; and cofounder of Invest Human LLC.
Melissa is also on a mission to facilitate nation building through technology. In her earlier years she facilitated this within the sustainable architecture and built environment space as a LEED AP. More recently she has done so by zooming in on professional migration and its positive effects on the economics of individuals, companies and countries. This lead her to create Pocmi Inc which is an HR and Immigration technology company focused on creating and bringing to light innovative ways to improve the movement of high skilled labor across borders...
Co-Founder Innovations Director & Corporate Secretary
Stacey-Ann Wilson is a political economist and a Lecturer in the Department of Government at the
University of the West Indies, Mona and Senior Research Fellow for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship at the Centre for Leadership and Governance, Mona. Her areas of interest are broadly focused on culture, critical political economy, sustainable development, science, innovation and information technology for development, and entrepreneurship ecosystem development and diversification.
Stacey-Ann has more than 15 years experience in governance, serving in a variety of leadership roles on a variety of boards ranging from academia, public and private sector to international intergovernmental agency program boards and steering committees, in both developed and developing countries. She serves as a strategic advisor for a select number of tech startups and scale ups in Canada, Jamaica and in Africa ...
CEO, Global Blockchain Business Council
Sandra Ro is CEO of the Global Blockchain Business Council, where she serves the GBBC and blockchain community to foster education and build bridges across enterprises, governments, and start-ups to help fulfill the potential of blockchain technology to solve real world problems and help society.
As a fintech entrepreneur, blockchain / crypto keynote speaker, hackathon judge, crypto trader, angel investor and advisor, Sandra is focused on delivering financial access and products to people and communities using technology to enable next generation market infrastructure and financial products. Sandra was named to the Innovate Finance, Women in Fintech 2016 Power List and holds directorships / founding memberships on several industry boards as well as advises several emerging tech start-ups. Previously, she served as a former Treasurer and founding board director of the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) and founding member of the Post Trade Distributed Ledger Group (PTDL), founding member of Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger...
Mark Hugh Sam
CEO at Palladisio Capital, Inc.
Mark Hugh Sam has over 30 years experience in the financial services industry with extensive experience in equity research and a background in proxy battles, management buyouts, public and private financings. He joined Maison Placements in November 2013, where he is focused on investment banking transactions internationally in technology, agriculture, real estate and infrastructure and has worked on deals in China, Japan, Southeast Asia, India, South America, Africa and the Caribbean.
Prior, Mark was at Capital Canada Limited as a Partner. Prior to joining Capital Canada, Mr. Hugh Sam was a partner and Director of Research at $300 million Chicago-based hedge fund. Mr. Hugh Sam was instrumental in developing a U.S. hedge fund’s growth which started from $16M in 2005 to $300M, including raising $30M from Canadian institutions. He also conducted a successful proxy fight and gained control of a NASDAQ publicly traded company, and served as a director. Mark has a history of identifying small growing companies and major technological trends...
ICT 4 Development Consultant - Caribbean and Europe
Ayanna Samuels is a Rocket Scientist and dedicated International Development Professional with over 14 years of progressively responsible global experience in leveraging ICTs as fulcra for human development. She also works at the intersection of Gender, Policy and ICTs towards closing the gender gap in Tech. Ayanna has steeped experience working with leading multilaterals on development projects, which have involved project management and fiduciary responsibilities.
As a Technology Policy specialist, Ayanna has worked with a gamut of issues related to the regulatory and institutional frameworks of the Caribbean ICT sector. In addition to governments and industry leading private sector entities, Ayanna’s clients have comprised the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, the Caribbean Association of National Telecommunications Organisations, the Latin America and Caribbean Network Information Centre (LACNIC), CARICOM, the Caribbean Telecommunications Union, the Caribbean Development Bank, the International Telecommunications Union, the St. Lucia Coalition of Services Industries and the International Institute for Communications and Development...
Emily Landis Walker
COO, Sweetbridge Financial
Emily Landis Walker is a senior financial services executive acknowledged globally for her strategic contributions to business development and fundraising, emergency preparedness, and corporate responsibility initiatives in global markets. Emily Landis Walker has developed a strong reputation for devising and realising innovative strategies that deliver market performance, and for maintaining strong global relationships through an on-going network of board memberships and professional organisations.
She also provided advisory work in Private Sector Preparedness including Information Security Policy for a major Central Bank based on ISO 27001 and, pent over 15 years as a Managing Director at Citigroup in the Emerging Markets Corporate Bank, Asset Management, Global Wealth, and Traveler’s Live and Annuity. In addition, she was head of Corporate Affairs at Barclays. Prior to this career in the private sector, Emily Landis Walker was US Director at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Executive Secretary to the US Secretary of the Treasury Nicholas Brady, and Assistant to the U.S. Director at the International Monetary Fund...
Senior Managing Partner, Blue Mahoe Partners
Mr. Mullings is an entrepreneur, investor, author and speaker. He is a founder and Senior Managing Partner of Blue Mahoe Partners and Chief Money Officer of RunLive, a tech startup in the fitness space currently in our Blue Mahoe Ventures portfolio.
He is a seasoned entrepreneur with experience in the finance industry in Jamaica and the USA, most recently serving as Investor Relations Specialist for Left Brain Capital Management, a long-biased hedge fund ranked among the top 10 best performing funds worldwide by Opalesque in September 2017. He is a Mentor for the Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship Caribbean and Founders Institute Jamaica.
CEO at Palladisio Capital, Inc.
Marc is an attorney-at-law admitted to practice in Jamaica, Belize and Barbados. He has a keen interest and experience in public international law including Caribbean Community Law, and international trade and development and diverse international work and training experience in various jurisdictions, in the private and public sectors. He has appeared before international tribunals, including the Inter American Commission on Human Rights and the Caribbean Court of Justice, and co-drafted the successful pleadings in the landmark decision of the CCJ in Shanique Myrie v Barbados, which clarified important laws and rights concerning the functioning of the Caribbean Community. Currently, Marc's practice focuses on corporate and commercial law and international consultancy work in Jamaica, along with serving as Chairman of Aeronautical Telecommunications Limited and Director of the Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority.