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The Centre of Excellence and Innovation (CoEI) is a multi-disciplinary research and application-oriented technological environment for information and communication technologies (ICT)-Enabled Business Innovation.


Our targeted innovation initiatives are not confined to specific business domains, but rather seek to harness the power of ICTs as well as leverage the rich knowledge resources of both staff and students from various disciplines within the UWI environment.


Our focus is on Application-Oriented Research that employs Design Science Methods in conceptualizing, building and disseminating ICT artifacts to solve real business problems, and realize both Commercial Value as well as targeted Research Outcomes.

ICT-Enabled Business Innovation

Our Goal is Business Improvement, with Technology (ICT)  being the means rather than the end.

Our Vision

The MSBM Centre of Excellence and Innovation will become the preferred source of information, knowledge and expertise, within Jamaica and the Caribbean Region, about the application of Open Source Software to drive business innovation.

Our Director

Maurice McNaughtonDr. Maurice McNaughton  is Director of the Centre of Excellence and Innovation at Mona School of Business and Management, The University of the West Indies, Mona. He has over 20 years of senior management and leadership experience in the planning and direction of enterprise-level Information Technology in organizations. Dr. McNaughton’s research interest spans the domain of emerging Open ICT Ecosystems and includes areas such as: Open Data, Big Data, Mobile Financial Services, and Digital Capacity Building. He integrates extensive industry experience with focused academic research about the strategic use of ICTs as an enabler of business innovation in small and large enterprises, as well as a growth-enabler for developing economies.