DOCOMO to host webinar on diversifying Guam’s economy


DOCOMO PACIFIC will hold the second session in the Work Better Together webinar series – Diversify Now: Growing Our Economy in 2021.

This free webinar is open to all and is scheduled for Wednesday, November 18th, 2020 from 10 am-12 pm via DOCOMO PACIFIC’s MAX Meeting. To register, please visit:

In this webinar, we will dive deeply into how ever-evolving technologies can be the catalyst for the creation of new and sustainable industries for Guam and the CNMI, and enhance the lives of its people. Diversifying the economy in 2021 will help island economies navigate through unchartered waters and rebuild for a stronger future.

“Tourism has been hit the hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic. Now more than ever there is a fundamental need to diversify our economy. The advanced telecommunications market in Guam and the CNMI and the technology it enables provides an ideal platform for developing new and exciting industries,” said Roderick Boss, President and CEO of DOCOMO PACIFIC


Keynote: Accelerating Growth through Exponential Innovation

Speaker: Raya Bidshahri, Founder & CEO of Awecademy

Exploring how exponential technologies can be used to gain positive impact, rebuild our economy and promote growth.

Boosting Economic Growth through 5G Connectivity

Speaker: Zaif Siddiqi , NTT Docomo, Inc., Executive Director and Global Head of 5G・IoT Business for Enterprise Sales

Learn how 5G connections are powering up the digital economy.

Guam as the Next Business Hub in Asia

Speaker: Dr. Kenneth Choie, University of Guam, Professor of Practice in Management – School of Business & Public Administration

Discover Guam’s potential and opportunity to become one of Asia’s next business hubs.

Diversifying the Marianas One Tech at a Time

Speaker: Frank Arriola, Menhalom LLC, CEO

Building a clean technology industry through aggressive collaboration.

Powering Green Technology for a Sustainable Future

Speaker: Dr. Austin J. Shelton, University of Guam, Assistant Professor, Extension & Outreach / Director, Center for Island Sustainability and Sea Grant

Transforming the island to a prosperous and sustainable green economy through green initiatives.

Innovating Connectivity in the New Norm

Speaker: Sharon Cassidy, DOCOMO PACIFIC, Director of Carrier Wholesale

Connecting Guam and the region through technological innovations in telecommunications.

About the Series

As a thought leader and innovator in the telecommunications industry in Guam and the region, DOCOMO PACIFIC will be hosting a series of webinars called Work Better Together Webinar Series.

The goal of the series is to create a platform to connect leaders, experts and decision-makers to address current topics and issues, and to provide effective approaches and solutions to these challenges.