Speaker Bio

Managing Director, GeoTech Vision & Marlie Tech Park

Ms. Valrie Grant is the founder and managing director of GeoTechVision and the Marlie Tech Park.
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Valrie Grant is the founder and Managing Director of GeoTechVision, an ICT and Spatial Technologies company in Kingston Jamaica and Georgetown Guyana which is focused on delivering value through innovative solutions. She is the CEO of Marlie Technology Park a company aimed at shaping a smarter future where nature meets innovation.

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 solutions to address organizational challenges and meet corporate goals.

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, the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) Young Business Executive Award (2016), ROSA Distinguished Alumni Award (2017) and the Leadercast Kingston and JCC Leader Worth Following Award (2018).  She maintains several certifications, affiliations and memberships. 

Valrie Serves on a number of national, regional and international Boards.  This award winning entrepreneur enjoys mentoring other women entrepreneurs, working with youths and doing all she can to leapfrog innovation in the Caribbean and beyond. She believes in simply living a great story!

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.