The importance of ICT and how Datasur can help on your Digital Transformation Journey!

ICT contributes to your Company in more ways than you can imagine. Not only does ICT improve the efficiency and effectiveness of services offered to your customers it also enhances business processes, and workgroup collaborations cuts down expenses, and helps strengthen your positions in rapidly changing and emerging economies. With this in mind our CEO Anvit Ramlakhan had the privilege of speaking about the importance of ICT in Agriculture at the Polytechnic College Suriname (PTC).

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The Importance of ICT in Agriculture: Opportunities & Pitfalls

Agritech, or agricultural technology, refers to the use of technology to improve various aspects of agriculture, including production, processing, storage, and distribution. The value of agritech can be seen in several areas:

  • Increased efficiency: Agritech can help increase efficiency in agriculture by enabling farmers to automate various tasks such as irrigation, fertilization, and harvesting. This can lead to increased productivity and reduced labor costs.
  • Improved crop yields: Agritech can provide farmers with tools to optimize crop growth by monitoring soil health, climate, and plant growth in real-time. This helps farmers make better decisions regarding irrigation, fertilization, and pest management, resulting in improved crop yields.
  • Reduced waste: Agritech can also help reduce waste by providing tools for precise monitoring and control of food storage and distribution. This helps to minimize spoilage and increase the shelf life of agricultural products.
  • Sustainable agriculture: Agritech can also help promote sustainable agriculture by reducing the use of chemicals and water through precision agriculture techniques. This helps to minimize environmental impact and improve the long-term viability of agriculture.
  • Increased food security: Finally, agritech can help increase food security by improving the efficiency and productivity of agriculture, particularly in areas where food supply is limited. This can lead to greater food availability and reduced dependence on imports.

    Overall, the value of agritech lies in its ability to make agriculture more efficient, productive, sustainable, and secure, while also helping to reduce waste and environmental impact.


The ICT Summit 2023 left us buzzing with new insights, connections, and a burning passion for innovation.

Our team was well represented by Jurgen Schmeltz as panel member on the topic “Innovative Business Models for Digital Service Providers: Best Practices and Success Stories”. Whitney de Rijp as MC and Moderator during the sessions in the Banquet Hall and our CEO Anvit Ramlakhan also Chairman of the ICT Association delivered an amazing keynote speech on “Can ICT help with the inclusive and sustainable development of Suriname?” We are ready to take on the world, armed with knowledge and a hunger for success.

Anvit Ramlakhan has indicated the main takeaway of the ICT Summit this year are the 4 C’s. First, we got to 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐜𝐭 with stakeholders and other parties. Second, 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐮𝐧𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐞 about the different challenges, opportunities we all face. Third, 𝐂𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐞 on the ICT solutions we can and have implemented and the last and most important step for us all is to 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐳𝐞 the innovative ICT solutions for those who are willing to go on this journey called Digital Transformation.

Learn more on how Datasur can help you during this journey.


Join us at the Suriname Energy, Oil and Gas Summit (SEOGS) from June 19-22 in Paramaribo, Suriname at the Royal Torarica and Torarica Hotel.

You’ll find us at Booth K11 in Hall 2, where you can learn more about our services, such as:
☑️ Hosting & Websites
☑️ Cloud Solutions
☑️ ICT Consultancy
☑️ Colocation

This is also your chance to network with fellow professionals, exchange ideas, and explore new opportunities.

Stay tuned for our special SEOGS discounts and packages.

Whitney de Rijp, MBA in Innovation and Technology.
Whitney de Rijp is a young driven Surinamese woman. She has been working at Datasur for over 6 years. Together with her top team, they ensure that customer data is stored securely all over the world which helps them focus on their core business.

Integrity, authenticity and just being herself is the mode for success as a Commercial Affairs Manager. Furthermore, she finds it very important to maximize effectiveness and of course lead by example. For both the internal and the external organization she is very transparent, which also fosters loyalty and engagement with the company goals.

Jurgen Schmeltz has as a Bachelor's degree in Information and Communication Technology and several IT certifications. His IT career started in Johannesburg, South Africa at IBM where he gained international experience for 5 years. When he came back to Suriname, he worked for two IT companies and also gained experience in VOIP, Backup Solutions and Microsoft Products.

At the moment Jurgen is a Cloud and Datacenter Infrastructure Specialist with many years of experience in the field of Microsoft Virtualization, Workplace Automation, Backup, Replication and Data Center Infrastructure. He currently holds the position of Operations Manager and is responsible for managing the Datacenter Operations such as Cloud and Network infrastructure.

Furthermore, he is also responsible for managing daily Facility Operations of the Datasur Datacenters and Project Lead for Cloud and Datacenter expansion projects. In his free time he’s a parttime lecturer at the two technical Universities in Suriname.

On behalf of Datasur Jurgen Schmeltz is also chairman of SUR-IX. The Suriname Internet Exchange Point which will be operational before the end of 2022

Sheetal Ganput works as the General Affairs Manager at Datasur. In this role she is part of the management team and reports to the CEO of Datasur.

She is a very self-driven, detail-oriented & hardworking young professional. She has helped to reorganize the company in the field of Office, HRM and Supply Chain Management.

Sheetal has her B.Sc. in Business Management and also completed her M.Sc. completed in Business Management with a specialization in Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Leadership. She is very progressive and is currently doing her Ph.D. study in Leadership & Management

Our CEO, Dr. Anvit Ramlakhan is a prolific strong inspiring inclusive young professional leader from Suriname, working in different fields to contribute for the betterment of humanity and the world. He is an experienced executive with a demonstrated history of working in the ICT industry for several years, with a widespread of skills in operations, quality, risk, project, business, strategy, product portfolio management (just to name a few). At Datasur Anvit oversees the total company performance on strategical level, with a strong focus on business growth, innovation, customer experience and financial profitability.

Furthermore, Anvit contributes to development of the Surinamese youth by lecturing and tutoring at four university study organizations in Suriname on undergraduate and postgraduate levels within study fields such as ICT, Electrical engineering, Organization management, Process management, Business intelligence, MBA, etc.

He has a strong professional background with a cum laude doctorate (Ph.D. in Management- Information and Technology) from the Akamai University in USA, Master of Science (M.Sc.) with merit in Information Systems from Anglia Ruskin University in London, UK and Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Telecommunications from Anton de Kom University in Paramaribo, Suriname. He currently is finishing up his MBA in Strategic Management and Leadership at the London School of International Business, London, UK.

Anvit has several prolific leadership and business certifications, ongoing humanity service, extensive spiritual drive and a personal theme which is as follows: “Continuous progressive successful excellence”. He is part of volunteer organization HSS for 20+ years, through which character molding, collaboration and way of living for the youth is created and augmented.

In January 2022 he has been elected for two years as Chairman of the ICT Association in Suriname, in order to help strategize the sustainable digital economic development of Suriname. Furthermore he also has been elected as Chairman for the Suriname Business Youth Association in June 2021 for a period of two years, whereby development and support of young entrepreneurs and professionals is one of the main goals. Anvit is also part of the presidential working groups on areas of e-Government and wage council.