18th May 2016

The Regulatory Tools Required for a Converged Ecosystem

Telecoms, Media & Regulatory Forum (TMRF), Telecommunications & Media Forum (TMF)
Hosted by Squire Patton Boggs LLP
Supported by the Inter-American Development Bank

Once again we held our regional IRF ahead of the Miami Telecommunications and Media Forum.
We invited senior level regulators from more than 25 countries to come together to discuss the issues that confront them in a constantly evolving market. With simultaneous translation (English and Spanish), this meeting provided an invaluable forum for senior level regulators from the Caribbean, the Latin American region and beyond to share ideas and debate with peers outside their region.

Keynote Speakers

Ajit Pai Chairman, Federal Communications Commission (FCC), USA

Ajit Pai is the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. He was designated Chairman by President Donald Trump in January 2017. He had previously served as Commissioner at the FCC, appointed by then-President Barack Obama and confirmed unanimously by the U.S. Senate in May 2012. Earlier in his career, he served in various positions of increasing responsibility at the FCC, the US Department of Justice, and the US Senate. Before becoming a Commissioner, he worked as a Partner at the law firm of Jenner & Block and served as in-house counsel at a telecommunications company. Since taking the helm at the FCC, Chairman Pai has championed regulatory modernisation, updating rules to match marketplace realities and aiming to deliver consumer value through market-based solutions instead of pre-emptive regulation. He also has made the FCC more transparent, nimble, and accessible.

Chairman Pai graduated with honors from Harvard University in 1994 and from the University of Chicago Law School in 1997, where he was an editor of the University of Chicago Law Review and won the Thomas R. Mulroy Prize. In 2010, Chairman Pai was one of 55 individuals nationwide chosen for the 2011 Marshall Memorial Fellowship, a leadership development initiative of the German Marshall Fund of the United States.

Alfredo Rafael Delugue Zuleta (Dr) Congressman - House Representative, Congress of the Republic of Colombia

Dr Alfredo Rafael Delugue Zuleta is a Congressman and House Representative for the Department of La Guajira, Congress of the Republic of Colombia. He is a member of the U party which is the government party. During his role as House Representative he has been involved in the peace process commission and negotiations.

Mr Deluque was President of the House for the 2015-2016 legislative period.

Dr Deluque has worked on different laws to enhance the telecommunications system and regulations in Colombia, and has worked for the social development of his region within the legislative and government sector. He was previously a Congressman and before that, worked at TELMEX where he was the alternate legal representative and regional coordinator of subscription television. He has also been the Secretary General of Superview SA, a concessionaire of subscription television service in the city of Bogota.

Dr Delugue is a lawyer, graduating from Universidad Externado de Colombia and a specialist in telecommunications law from the same institution.

Daniel A Sepulveda (Ambassador) Vice President, Global Government Relations, Mediamath

Bio coming soon

Jeffery McElfresh President of DIRECTV - Latin America, AT&T Inc.

Jeffery McElfresh leads the DIRECTV Latin America operation encompassing activities in all the major territories in the Latin American and Caribbean region, the company’s largest operations being in Brazil, Venezuela, Argentina, Colombia and Mexico.

Prior to his current role, Mr McElfresh was responsible for coordinating and overseeing the corporate-wide development of the merger integration with DIRECTV. Prior to this he was President of MEXICO and was responsible for managing AT&T’s relationship with América Móvil. In this role, he served as a member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of Telmex and América Móvil.

Previously, Mr McElfresh served as CIO for América Móvil, spearheading a business transformation effort across 18 operations to deliver a converged multi-play customer experience to more than 260 million subscribers.

Prior to his roles in Mexico, Mr McElfresh was Vice President of product development for AT&T´s startup Emerging Devices group where he oversaw the product realization of mobilizing innovative products such as the Amazon Kindle and Apple iPad. Before that, he was Vice President and general manager for AT&T´s business operations in Arizona and New Mexico. He served as the Chief of Staff to the COO during the Cingular and AT&T Wireless merger integration back in 2004.

Mr McElfresh has more than 19 years of experience at AT&T in a variety of strategic and operational roles. He holds an Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Florida and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management.

Ulf Pehrsson Vice President and Head of Government and Industry Relations, Ericsson

Ulf Pehrsson is responsible for telecom, regulatory and trade policy at Ericsson.

Leveraging over30 years experience in government and telecommunication, Mr Pehrsson is the architect of the company’s strategic focus on developing strong ties to governments and regulators around the world.

Prior to joining Ericsson, Mr Pehrsson served as the Deputy Director-General, Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs (MFA), Director, Ministry for Industry and Trade working primarily in the trade policy, trade & investment promotion and EU Single Market fields as well as represented the Swedish government at various embassies around the world.

Currently Mr Pehrsson is on the board of a number of organisations such as the Swedish Foreign Trade Association (Chairman), DigitalEurope, the Swedish IT and Telecom Industries, the International Council of Swedish Industry - NIR, the Stockholm China Economic Research Institute - SCERI and the Swedish Program for ICT in Developing Regions (Chairman). He is also Vice-chair of the Trade & Investment Commission of the International Chamber of Commerce - ICC, and Chair of the Digital Economy Policy Committee as well as the Trade & Investment Policy Committee of ICC Sweden.

Mr Pehrsson holds an MBA from the Stockholm School of Economics.

Panel Speakers

Adriana Labardini ICT Regulation Consultant; Director, International Institute of Communications

Adrian Cannon started as a lawyer in feature films and factual content at Beyond International and then Becker Entertainment (Dendy Films) developing, acquiring and distributing entertainment content. He then moved into sports content at FOX SPORTS Australia. Following two years in private practice, he took on regional roles at ESPN STAR Sports in Singapore, FOX Networks Group in Hong Kong and Eleven Sports Network (Singapore). After seven years in South East Asia, Mr Cannon returned to FOX SPORTS Australia to provide legal services for the content and technology behind several OTT platforms and continued his advocacy work on content protection and regulatory matters.

Mr Cannon is a member of the ASTRA Legal and Policy Committee and has a passionate interest in content, music and technology. He is also a professional musician and post-production digital audio engineer.

Ajit Pai Chairman, Federal Communications Commission (FCC), USA

Ajit Pai is the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. He was designated Chairman by President Donald Trump in January 2017. He had previously served as Commissioner at the FCC, appointed by then-President Barack Obama and confirmed unanimously by the U.S. Senate in May 2012. Earlier in his career, he served in various positions of increasing responsibility at the FCC, the US Department of Justice, and the US Senate. Before becoming a Commissioner, he worked as a Partner at the law firm of Jenner & Block and served as in-house counsel at a telecommunications company. Since taking the helm at the FCC, Chairman Pai has championed regulatory modernisation, updating rules to match marketplace realities and aiming to deliver consumer value through market-based solutions instead of pre-emptive regulation. He also has made the FCC more transparent, nimble, and accessible.

Chairman Pai graduated with honors from Harvard University in 1994 and from the University of Chicago Law School in 1997, where he was an editor of the University of Chicago Law Review and won the Thomas R. Mulroy Prize. In 2010, Chairman Pai was one of 55 individuals nationwide chosen for the 2011 Marshall Memorial Fellowship, a leadership development initiative of the German Marshall Fund of the United States.

Alejandra de Iturriaga Gandini Director for Telecommunications and Audiovisual Sector, Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia (CNMC), Spain

Alejandra de Iturriaga Gandini is responsible for managing, supervising and coordinating the CNMC's activity on electronic and audiovisual communications.

Her functions in the electronic communications sector include market analysis, reference offers, and conflict resolution between operators and sanctioning procedures.

In the audiovisual sector, she is responsible for the enforcement of the obligations imposed on the different actors related to advertising, protection of minors, and financing of European works, amongst others.

Ms de Iturriaga has a long experience in the sector. In 1998 she joined the National Regulatory Authority in Spain that was, at that time, the Commission of Telecommunications Markets (CMT), where she held the position of Deputy Director and Director of the Legal Department. In 2005, she was nominated as Director of the Regulation Department, where she was responsible for the control and supervision of compliance of the regulatory framework by market participants , conflict resolution between operators, elaboration of general regulations and sanctioning procedures.

She previously worked as an Associate and Manager at Price Waterhouse Public and Tax Law, S.L., serving as head of the area of administrative law, specialising in the utilities sector: telecommunications, transport, electricity, postal, etc.

Alejandro Cantú-Jiménez General Counsel and Chief Regulatory Officer, América Móvil

Alejandro Cantú-Jiménez joined América Móvil, SAB de CV in 2001 as General Counsel and Chief Regulatory Officer. His main areas of practice are focused on merger and acquisitions in the telecommunications sector; regulatory matters and antitrust. Mr. Cantu-Jimenez is Secretary to the Board of Directors of América Móvil and is a board member of Telekom Austria AG. Before joining América Móvil he was an associate at the Mexican law firm Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes SC and a foreign associate at the New York office of the law firm Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson. Mr Cantú graduated in 1996 with a degree in Law from the Universidad Iberoamericana, School of Law in Mexico City.

Andrea Giuricin Adjunct Professor in Public Finance and Mobility Management, University Milano Bicocca

Dr Andrea Giuricin is Adjunct Professor and an expert in telecommunications at University Milano Bicocca where he is also Managing Director of CRIET – T, a centre of research on management and regulation for a group of nine universities in Italy, including his own. He is also CEO of TRA Consulting, a strategic consultancy company for the utilities sector based in Barcelona.

Dr Giuricin is Adjunct Professor at the University of Minnesota, University of Southern California and Michigan State University and acts as an analyst and editor on telecommunications matters for several newspaper and TV channels. He has also written books on telecommunications, eCommerce and

Andres Maz Public Policy - Latin America, Amazon Web Services

Andres Maz's current role is Public Policy - Latin America for Amazon Web Service.

Until March 2017, Mr Maz was Executive Director of Public Policy in Cisco’s Global Policy group where he lead Cisco’s Digitization Policy Strategy and global policy initiatives. Mr Maz played a vital role in crafting Cisco’s policy vision and strategy and he is also member of Cisco’s Latin America Senior Leadership Team.

A recognized global business and thought leader in the ICT space, Mr Maz has a strong track record in P&L management, international business, risk management, corporate finance, business development, negotiations, M&A, and strategy. Over his career, he has worked in the US, Asia-Pacific, Eastern Europe, and Latin America and previously worked for Verizon Business, where he focused on corporate and regulatory strategy, and M&A.

Mr Maz holds a BA in Economics, an MA in Telecommunications, and an MBA from Columbia and London Business School.

Antonio García Zaballos (Prof) Telecommunications Lead Specialist- Leader of the Broadband Program, Institutions for Development (IFD), Connectivity Markets and Finance (CMF), Inter-American Development Bank

Professor Antonio García Zaballos is Lead Specialist on telecommunications in Institutions for Development and also leader of the broadband initiative. He has more than 15 years’ experience in the telecommunications sector where he has worked for various companies.

Additionally, Professor García Zaballos is member of the steering committee at the IEEE on connectivity and the Internet for All Initiative at the World Economic Forum. He has an extensive experience in the telecom sector where has been working in different positions of responsibility.

At Deloitte Spain he led the practice of regulation and strategy for Latin America and the Caribbean, and previously he was the Head of the Cabinet for Economic Studies of Regulation in Telefónica of Spain, and also was Deputy Director of Economic Analysis and Markets at the Spanish Telecom Regulator (CMT). Professor García Zaballos has provided advisory services to Regulators, Telecom Operators and Governments in countries such as Saudi Arabia, China, Ecuador, Argentina, Dominican Rep., Paraguay, Polonia, and the Czech Rep.

Professor García Zaballos holds a PhD in Economics from the University Carlos III of Madrid and is an associated professor of applied finance to Telecommunications at the Instituto de Empresa Business School. He is author of several publications on economic and regulatory aspects of telecommunications.

Antonio López-Istúriz White Member of the European Parliament; Member of the Committee on International Trade

Antonio López-Istúriz White is Member of the European Parliament of the Spanish centre-right People's Party (Partido Popular). In Brussels since 1997, he worked as an assistant to the European People’s Party delegation at the European Parliament until 1999, when he was called by then President of the Spanish Government, José María Aznar, to become his personal assistant for almost four years.

López-Istúriz White has been a Member of the European Parliament since 2004; he currently sits on the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection and is a substitute on the Committee on Foreign Affairs and Subcommittee on Security and Defence. He is also Member of the Delegation for relations with the United States, with Israel and Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union for the Mediterranean. He is also President of the European Union-United Arab Emirates Parliamentary Friendship Group (UAE).

Mr López-Istúriz White is recipient of the 2013 Parliamentarian Prize - Eurodiputado del Año - MEP of the Year - awarded by the Asociación de Periodistas Parlamentarios, the Spanish Parliamentarian Journalists’ Association.

Chris Chapman President, International Institute of Communications; Director, Nihilent Australia Pty Limited

Chris Chapman was appointed President of the International Institute of Communications on 1 April 2016.

Mr Chapman previously held the position of Chairman and CEO of the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA). He was appointed in February 2006 and was re-appointed for a 2nd five year term in October 2010 until April 2016. He was appointed an Associate Member of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission in September 2007.

Mr Chapman is a seasoned executive with experience in the media, broadcasting and film, internet, telecommunications, sports rights and infrastructure development worlds.

Before joining ACMA, Mr Chapman held a number of senior management positions with the Seven Network, Stadium Australia Management, Optus and Babcock & Brown. He has also been the Chairman of Film Australia and Sports Vision Australia, and a previous member of the National Film and Sound Archives’ Advisory Council.

Mr Chapman has a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of New South Wales and has completed the Harvard Business School AMP program.

Daniel Manfredo (Dr) Territory Manager for Central America and Caribbean Countries, Intel

Daniel Manfredo is business director at Intel for Guatemala, Nicaragua, Honduras, Dominican Republic and Caribbean region, which are part of the emerging markets of E-LAR. In this role, he supports governments in digital inclusion initiatives using Intel platforms and new design solutions, and ecosystem models, mainly in the emerging markets of these countries.

Before this, Dr Manfredo worked within education development in Mexico, using technology in the classroom, as well as being sales manager for educational and public sector solutions in Latin America. He worked as Intel World Ahead programme manager for Latin America and, in April 2005, when he joined the company, he served as finance manager for the Southern Cone (Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Bolivia and Paraguay).

On the commercial side, he worked with Ministry of Education of Argentina (2008 – 2009), closing the first order of 250 thousand units, which later resulted in the Conectar Igualdad programme, responsible for delivering more than 5 Million Units

Prior to joining Intel, he worked as finance manager at Lucent Technologies and as an auditor at Deloitte Touche.

Dr Manfredo holds a degree in Accounting from the University of Buenos Aires and has won many prestigious awards for his achievements in, for example, successful governmental programmes, the reduction of the digital divide in the countries and the attainment of higher educational levels achieved through the use of technology in schools..

David Geary General Counsel, Caribbean, Digicel

David Geary is General Counsel Caribbean for the Digicel Group, responsible for legal and regulatory affairs in the region. He joined Digicel in the South Pacific in 2010 and moved to the Caribbean in 2013.

Mr Geary is admitted as a solicitor in Ireland and in England & Wales and practised anti-trust and regulatory law with major law firms in Sydney, Brussels and Dublin.

Mr Geary previously worked for Batelco, the fixed and mobile incumbent operator in Bahrain.

Mr Geary is a graduate of the European University Institute and the University of Limerick and currently sits on the GSMA Chief Policy and Regulatory Officers’ Group for Latin America. He is a former chair of EU & International Affairs Committee of the Law Society of Ireland.

Mr Geary is the author of various publications and is a regular contributor to discussion on the future of the industry in the Caribbean region.

Diego Molano Vega Digital Transformation Consultant, Innovando LLC, USA

Diego Molano was the Minister of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) of Colombia, leading with the policy “Vive Digital”, which aims to reduce poverty and create jobs through the use of technology.

As a result of this Plan, iIn the last four years Colombia has dramatically expanded internet coverage in low-income segments and rural areas with 4G-LTE, fibre optics and high-speed networks reaching out to all municipalities. Government e-services ( such as education and health) have been transformed with ICT, increasing their availability, reach and efficiency. One of the strongest points of Mr Molano’s Plan is achieving universal inclusion in the use of ICT, not only including the low-income population, but also people with disabilities, the elder and those in remote areas.

Mr Molano has a long career in the technology industry, including high level executive positions in multinational companies such as BellSouth (now AT&T) in the US and Telefonica in Spain, and is currently advisor to the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington DC.His leadership and expertise in innovation policies have been recognized worldwide and he is a regular speaker at international meetings such as the World Economic Forum.

Mr Molano is an electronics engineer and economist from the Xavier University in Colombia and holds an MBA from IMD in Switzerland.

Doris A Madriz Lezama Deputy Commissioner, National Telecommunications Commission CONATEL, Honduras

Doris A Madriz Lezama is currently Deputy Commissioner of CONATEL in Honduras, and has previously held the positions of legal advisor of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Tegucigalpa (CCIT); Deputy Director of the Center for Conciliation and Arbitration of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Tegucigalpa; and manager of the commercial register administered by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Tegucigalpa.

Ms Lezama joined the National Telecommunications Commission (CONATEL) in 2010, acting as legal representative for the Regulatory Agency for Telecommunications, and serving as the Legal Director of CONATEL and CONATEL representative to the Committee on Legal Affairs of the Regional Technical Commission of Telecommunications Union (CTU).

Ms Lezama is a lawyer, graduating from the National Autonomous University of Honduras (UNAH), with a Master in Business Law, Technological University (UNITEC) obtaining the distinction of Magna Cum Laude.

Elena Scaramuzzi Head of Americas Telecoms, Media and Digital Economy, Cullen International

Elena Scaramuzzi leads Cullen International’s Americas Telecommunications, Media and Digital Economy services, covering regulatory research for both Latin America and North America. Prior to her collaboration with Cullen International, Ms Scaramuzzi worked as a regulatory advisor at Telecom Italia covering the company's international activities in Latin America and Europe.

Elizabeth Rojas Levi Director of Public Affairs and Government Relations, Nokia

Elizabeth Rojas Levi is the Director of Public Affairs and Government Relations for the Americas Region at the Nokia Corporation, a global innovation leader in the Internet of Things and home to R&D powerhouse, Nokia Bell Labs and Nokia Technologies. In this role, Ms Rojas Levi oversees international advocacy and public policy efforts, manages diplomatic relations with intergovernmental institutions and multi-lateral development banks. She also oversees the growth and development of Nokia’s innovation and sustainability brand across the region to include: The United States, Canada, and Latin America. She serves as a private sector adviser to the US Department of State International Telecommunication Advisory Committee (ITAC).

Ms Rojas Levi formerly served as the Deputy Director of Federal Affairs and Executive Branch Liaison for Governor Rick Scott. In this capacity, she represented the Governor and the State of Florida in Washington, DC and worked in the federal policy areas of infrastructure, environment, health care, and international affairs and led the Governor’s efforts to authorize the largest environmental restoration program in the world, the Florida Everglades.

Ms Rojas Levi’s passion is to promote stories of empowerment on fields where women are least represented: in technology and politics. She is a founder and co-chair of RightNOW Women, an organisation that seeks to provide financial support to qualified women to run for federal office. She is also an advocate for women in decision-making roles in the technology sector.

Ms Rojas Levi graduated summa cum laude with a dual degree in Economics and Political Science from the University of Florida and with a Master’s in International Business Administration (MIB/MBA) from the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. She’s a native speaker of Spanish and fluent in Portuguese.

Ellen Blackler Vice President Global Public Policy, The Walt Disney Company

Ellen Blackler, Vice President, Global Public Policy at The Walt Disney Company, joined Disney in 2011. She manages public policy issues for The Walt Disney Company on a range of issues related to internet policy, human rights, privacy and children and the media.

Prior to joining Disney, Ms Blackler was on the Public Policy team at AT&T (2003- 2011) where she oversaw policy development on privacy, broadband deployment and universal service, access to ICT for people with disabilities, health care and tax related issues. She served as AT&T’s representative on the Telecommunications and Electronic and Information Technology Advisory Committee (TEITAC), a federal advisory committee examining access for people with disabilities to ICT.

Ms Blackler was previously Special Assistant to the Chief of the Wireline Competition Bureau at the Federal Communications Commission. During her tenure at the FCC she led the team drafting the FCC’s annual 706 reports on the status of the availability of broadband service, as well as a team which drafted significant new rules on the accessibility of telecommunications for people with disabilities. She was also part of the management team implementing the E-rate program which provides discounted internet and telecommunications services to schools and libraries and addressing universal service issues.

Héctor Huici (Dr) ICT Secretary, Secretary of Modernisation, National Presidency, Argentina

Dr Héctor Huici is ICT Secretary, Secretary of Modernisation, National Presidency, Argentina

Dr Huici has held positions in the public sector, working for both the National Telecommunications Commission, as well as the Energy Secretariat. In the private sector he specialised in the Telecommunications and Energy Sectors, as well as government regulated industries and has been partner of M&M Bomchil Law firm from 2005 till 2013

Prior to serving as Secretary of Communications and Information Technologies since January 2016, he held the position as chair in the City of Buenos Aires Legislature for three years.

Dr Huici holds teaching positions at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels at various education providers and Universities. His research has led him to be published in prestigious local and international peer reviewed journals.

Dr Huici graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from University of Buenos Aires in 1989 and a Master's degree in Administrative Law, from Austral University in 1992.

J. Todd Reves Intellectual Property Attaché for Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, US Department of Commerce, US Patent & Trademark Office

Todd Reves serves within the Department of Commerce’s Foreign Commercial Service as the Regional IPR Attaché for Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean.

Prior to this position, Mr Reves served as a Senior Advisor in the Office of the Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator, Executive of the President, where he worked primarily on border measures and IP crime in the digital environment.

Javier Figueras Corporate Vice President Affiliate Sales, HBO Latin America Group

Javier Figueras is the Corporate Vice President of Affiliate Sales of HBO Latin America Group, responsible for all of the company’s distribution operations for more than 12 countries and territories across Latin America and the Caribbean. Mr Figueras has over 20 years’ experience leading the implementation of various strategies such as linear Pay TV channel launches in addition to spearheading anti-piracy programmes and launching the platforms HBO GO, HBO On Demand and Cinemax GO for the Latin American markets. Mr Figueras also oversees the servicing of key affiliate accounts including Direct TV, a subsidiary of AT&T, Telefónica and Telmex, among others.

Mr Figueras joined HBO in 1993 as Director of Sales based in Venezuela where he was a key contributor to the launch of the first basic distribution channels: the Warner Channel, Sony Entertainment Television, A&E and E! Entertainment Television, for Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay (the Southern Cone of South America). He relocated in 1996 to Buenos Aires as General Manager and Regional Vice President for the Southern Cone, overseeing operations and strategies that included the launch of more than 10 Pay TV channels, HD channels, and the first-ever HBO SVOD service in this region of Latin America.

Since 2000, Mr Figueras has held various positions overseeing special assignments, including managing HBO’s operations in Mexico and Central America, as well as launching the company’s promotional and acquisition campaigns for HBO/MAX premium channels. During this period Mr Figueras also served as Vice President of the Argentinean Association of Pay TV Programmers – CAPPSA (Asociación Argentina de Televisión por Cable). Prior to taking his current position in 2014, Mr Figueras was the Vice President of Affiliate Sales and Marketing, overseeing distribution operations and marketing campaigns for the region.

Prior to joining HBO Latin America Group, Mr Figueras was the talent manager for Radio Caracas Television, one of the largest Venezuelan television networks, for seven years.

Javier Tejado Dondé Vice President of Information to the Presidency, Grupo Televisa; Secretary, OTI Council (Organización De Telecomunicaciones De Iberoamérica

Javier Tejado was appointed Vice President of Grupo Televisa in 2010, in charge of institutional, media and governmental relations. He previously held the position of legal director for Televisa.

From 2012 to 2015, he was First Vice President at the National Broadcasters’ Association in Mexico (CIRT), having previously been Secretary to the board.

For 15 years, Mr Tejado has been a columnist for newspapers such as Reforma and El Universal. For his journalistic work, in 2001 he earned a special acknowledgment from the National Journalism Awards. He makes a weekly contribution on national public radio (IMER) and on two of the largest radio networks in the country: Radio Fórmula and ACIR.

Before joining Televisa, Mr Tejado worked for the Mexican Government, The World Bank, and the Mexican Supreme Court.

Mr Tejado has taught law, telecommunications and media at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) and at Universidad Iberoamericana (UIA). He has also been Assistant Professor at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, USA.

Mr Tejado holds a BA in Law from Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), a Master´s degree in International Relations from the Fletcher School (Tufts), and a LLM from Yale Law School.

Jose Luis Ayala Director Government and Industry Relations for Latin America, Ericsson

Jose Luis Ayala, Director Government and Industry Relations for Latin America at Ericsson, is responsible for leading Ericsson’s strategy regarding telecom policies, which favour the massive adoption of broadband services in the region. He joined Ericsson in the USA in 2000, and moved to Latin America operations in 2002. In his position, Mr Ayala has supported several governments, developing successful strategies in areas of spectrum management, national ICT plans and, mobile broadband strategies.

Prior to joining Ericsson, Mr Ayala worked with leading telecom operators based in Central America, United States, and Spain.

A telecommunications engineer with over twenty years of experience in the industry, Mr Ayala holds a Master Degree in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology University under a Fullbright Scholarship. In addition, he received a fellowship from AHCIET.

José Juan Haro Director LATAM Public Policy and Wholesale Business, Telefónica S.A.

José Juan Haro, as Telefonica’s Director for Latam Public Policy & Wholesale Business, is responsible for coordinating the regulatory strategy of the company and leading the business unit that engages with other telecom operators in the region. Mr Haro joined Telefonica Peru in 2003, where he became Vice President of strategy and regulation and member of its Executive Committee. In 2011, he was promoted to his current position at the company headquarters, in Madrid. During the last three years, he has been directly involved in spectrum auctions in several countries, license renewal negotiations, legal framework amendments, tariff reviews and other regulatory processes dealing with issues as diverse as quality of service, retail pricing, asymmetrical remedies, infrastructure deployment, number portability and internet regulation. In this period, Telefonica became the main player in the mobile wholesale business in Latam, with several deals closed with MVNOs and national roamers in Mexico, Brazil, Chile and Colombia.

Prior to joining Telefonica, Mr Haro led the legal practice of Andersen Legal (formerly, Arthur Andersen & Co) in Peru, where he advised mainly on competition and regulatory matters.

Mr Haro has a Master’s degree in Law (LLM) from the University of Chicago and a law degree from the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP). He currently is co-chair of the Chief Regulatory Officers’ Group (CROG) of GSMA Latin America.

Juan Antonio Ketterer Division Chief, Connectivity, Markets and Finance, Inter-American Development Bank

Juan Antonio Ketterer is the Chief of the Connectivity Markets and Finance Division of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). He is responsible for the financing programs of the Bank in the areas of fintech (including digital payments and financial inclusion), digital connectivity infrastructures and green investments.

He also leads an extensive research program on the interaction between the financial services industry and digital change, and in applying digital technologies to find innovative solutions to the problems of long-term financing.

Mr Ketterer has worked extensively with the international financial sector, with emphasis on financial engineering, capital markets, and digital finance (fintech). This includes managing positions with different financial and trading firms, and with the Spanish Derivatives Exchanges.

Mr Ketterer has a PhD in Financial Economics from the University of Minnesota. He became professor of finance at the Tepper Business School of Carnegie Mellon University and at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management of Northwestern University.

Juan Gerardo Flores Ramírez (Senator) Secretary of Communications and Transportation Commission, Senate of the Republic, Mexico

Juan Gerardo Flores Ramírez is an economist from Mexico’s Autonomous Institute of Technology (“ITAM”). A federal official for 12 years, mainly in Mexico’s telecommunications and broadcasting regulator, COFETEL, he was elected in 2009 to Mexico’s Lower House, where he served as Federal Congressman from September 2009 to August 2012 (Green Party). During this period he chaired the Radio, Television and Film Committee and acted as Secretary of both the Telecommunications and Energy Committees.

Since September 2012, Senator Flores is a member of Mexico’s Senate, where he acts as Secretary of the Communications and Transports Committee, and sits in the Foreign Relations, Broadcasting and Education Committees. He was heavily involved in the discussions for the new legal framework in Mexico for the telecommunications and broadcasting sectors.

He writes a weekly column in El Economista, an specialized newspaper in Mexico City, and obtained a diploma in telecommunications from Mexico’s Autonomous Institute of Technology (“ITAM”). He holds an MSc in Economics from the University of Warwick, United Kingdom, where he specialized in the areas of industrial organization and regulatory economics.

Juan Manuel Wilches Commissioner, Commission for Communications Regulation, Colombia

Juan Manuel Wilches’s work experience began in Colombia in 2000 as Advisor for the Telecommunications Regulation Commission – CRT where, for a period of almost 7 years, he led and advised several projects on telecommunications regulation, carrying out activities such as the definition of interconnection conditions, termination rates and conflict resolution, as well as performing market analysis, and developing models for fixed and mobile network costing.

In 2010 he was contacted to be part of the team that created the National Spectrum Agency (ANE) in Colombia, joining as Senior Advisor to the Director General. He was subsequently promoted to Deputy Director for Spectrum Management and Planning, a position in which, with his team, he developed the National Spectrum Management Policy adopted in 2012 and the comprehensive spectrum management and planning framework currently in place in Colombia.

His recognized experience in regulation and spectrum management led him to be appointed by the Minister of Information and Communications Technologies as Commissioner in 2013 and Executive Director in 2014 for the Communications Regulation Commission (CRC)

Mr Wilches has represented Colombia in several international meetings such as the ITU-R Study Groups and Working Parties, as well as the World Radiocommunications Conference in 2012. He also has been President of the Spectrum Management Group at the Inter-American Telecommunication Commission (OAS-CITEL).

Mr Wilches has a Bachelors degree in Electronics Engineering from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Colombia and an MBA from the Schulich School of Business, York University, in Toronto, Canada, where he graduated with honours in 2009. During his stay in Canada, he worked at Kazam Group as a consultant in telecommunications, where he specialised in wireless communications.

Juan Pablo Adame Alemán President of the Commission on Digital Agenda and Information Technology, Member of the Mexican Congress

Juan Pablo Adame is a Mexican politician and a member of Partido Acción Nacional (National Action Party).

As a member of the Mexican Congress (2012-2015), Mr Adame lead the Digital Agenda and IT Committee and had leadership on the amendments that stablished the internet access as a human right, and the new Federal Law for Telecommunications and Broadcasting that gave better conditions for competence and access to this services.

Mr Adame has a bachelor’s degree on Foreign Affairs from Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM), Masters Degree on Government and Public Policy from Universidad Panamericana, and a Master Degree on Democracy and Parliament from Universidad de Salamanca.

Karim Lesina Senior Vice President, International External & Regulatory Affairs, AT&T; Director, International Institute of Communications

Karim Lesina was appointed Senior Vice President, International External & Regulatory Affairs, AT&T Services Inc. in 2018. He previously held the position of Vice President of AT&T, covering International External Affairs for the European Union, Caribbean, Central and Latin America Regions and was in charge of Trans-Atlantic Relations. In this role he led AT&T's advocacy in those regions.

In addition to developing and implementing market access strategies to enable AT&T’s global expansion to satisfy customer needs, responsibilities for Mr Lesina included ensuring compliance with international telecom regulations, and advocacy on a wide range of policy matters related to the stable growth, innovation and investment by the information and communications technology sector.

Mr Lesina is based in AT&T’s Washington DC office. He is an active member in several industry and community organizations, including current service as: Vice Chair of the Board of the American Chamber of Commerce to the EU and Chair of the Presidency Group of the American Chamber of Commerce to the EU. He is a Board Member of the International Institute of Communications, the European Internet Foundation, of the Transatlantic Business Council, of the EU Brazil Association, of AHCIET and member of the GSMA Chief Regulatory Officer Group for Central and Latin America. He also represents AT&T in different associations such as ETNO, TPN, WEF, etc.

Prior to joining AT&T, Mr Lesina held senior positions with another leading US-headquartered ICT company (Intel Corporation), and a number of leading public affairs agencies in Brussels. Mr Lesina also recently joined the Advisory Council of the “Global Free Speech and the Internet” of the Media Institute.

Mr Lesina has a Master Degree in Economics of Development from the Catholic University of Louvain-la-Neuve in Belgium.

Luciano Charlita de Freitas Regulatory Specialist, National Telecommunication Agency (Anatel), Brazil

Luciano Charlita de Freitas is an economics and finance adviser to the Board of Commissioners of Anatel. He has over 16 years’ experience in the telecommunications sector working in Brazil, the United States and Japan. Mr Charlita de Freitas has recently been involved in studies for approaching the liberalization of the telecommunications sector in Brazil and initiatives towards the reduction of competition barriers and to leverage investment flow in the sector.

Mr Charlita de Freitas holds a PhD in Economics-development Policy from the University of Hiroshima and contributes as author and reviewer of several academic journals.

Luis Andres Montes Bazalar Secretary FITEL, Ministry of Communications and Transport, Peru

Luis Andres Montes Bazalar currently serves as Technical Secretary of the Telecommunications Investment Fund (FITEL), Peru. FITEL is supporting the drive to provide connectivity to give Peruvians access to the information superhighway.

Mr Montes is an electronic engineer with experience in telecommunications, planning, expert mobiles, fixed and broadband networks, project audits: operational and price (Due Diligence), business models and process redesign, buying companies and mergers. He is also a specialist in the Management, Formulation, Evaluation and Counseling Project, looking at the operational and technological feasibility analysis of business and risk assessment and systems in the area of telecommunications.

Mr Montes has a Masters in Telecommunications Engineering.

Manuel Kohnstamm Senior Vice President and Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Liberty Global

Manuel Kohnstamm is Senior Vice President and Chief Corporate Affairs Officer for Liberty Global. He is responsible for developing and implementing Liberty Global’s regulatory strategy, public policy, government affairs and corporate communications. Mr Kohnstamm is an executive officer of Liberty Global and sits on Liberty Global’s Executive Leadership Team and the Regulatory Committee.

Mr Kohnstamm joined the Europe operations of Liberty Global’s predecessor in September 1999 and held several positions in corporate affairs, public policy, and communications. He was appointed to his current position in January 2012. From 1992 until he joined Liberty Global, Mr Kohnstamm worked at Time Warner Inc., most recently as Vice President of Public Affairs in Brussels for its subsidiaries Time Inc., Warner Bros., and Turner Broadcasting.

Prior to joining Time Warner, Mr Kohnstamm worked with the consulting group European Research Associates in Brussels where he conducted macro-economic and policy studies on the telecommunications and defense industries.

Mr Kohnstamm is a member of VodafoneZiggo’s Supervisory Board and fulfils the role of chairman until the end of 2019. He is also a member of the Supervisory Board of Unitymedia GmbH, a Liberty Global subsidiary in Germany as well as a member of the Board of Directors of Liberty Global’s subsidiary Telenet Group Holding NV, a Liberty Global subsidiary and a Belgian public limited liability company.

Mr Kohnstamm is President of Cable Europe, the European Cable Communications Association. In addition, Mr. Kohnstamm is Co-Chair of the Board of the non-profit organization Lessons for Life Foundation, a charitable organization focused on education in Africa.

Mr Kohnstamm graduated in Political Science and holds a Doctorandus Degree in International and European Law from the University of Amsterdam. He also holds a Postgraduate Degree in International relations from the Clingendael Diplomat School in The Hague, and successfully completed the Cable Executive Management Program from Harvard Business School, Boston (MA).

Marcelo Mejias Head of Regulatory Intelligence, TIM Brasil

Bio coming soon

Marylena Mendez Jimenez Member of the Board, Superintendencia de Telecomunicaciones (SUTEL), Costa Rica

Marylena Mendez Jimenez has been a member of the board of the Telecom Regulatory Authority (SUTEL) in Costa Rica, since 2009. The board has directed, organized and supervised the opening of the local telecom market and has been in charge of the spectrum auction, number portability implementation, universal service fund projects, statistics book, and the technical, financial and administrative development of the regulator, among other activities. Previously, Ms Mendez worked for over six years in the telecom industry as project director in Latin America for BT-Infonet, deploying value added networks in the whole region. She has previously occupied various high level positions at important public and private ICT companies in Costa Rica.

Ms Mendez is an ICT professional with over 25 years of experience in the industry and has a Major in Computer Science and Information Technology, University of Costa Rica, Costa Rica and a Master’s degree in IT Management, Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education, Mexico

Mindel De La Torre Chief Regulatory and International Strategy Officer, Omnispace LLC

Mindel De La Torre joined Omnispace LLC in April 2017, as Chief Regulatory and International Strategy Officer where she heads up efforts to obtain market entry for the company’s non-geostationary satellite system. Before joining Omnispace, she was Chief of the International Bureau at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for over 7 years where she managed a staff of 120 attorneys, engineers, economists and international relations specialists. In that role, she led the FCC’s efforts internationally – both on a bilateral and multilateral basis. She oversaw the International Bureau’s functions with regard to licensing of international and domestic satellites, international telecommunications and broadcast, and submarine cables.

Ms De La Torre was president of the Telecommunications Management Group, Inc. (TMG), a consulting firm in the Washington DC area from 1998-2009. Her work at TMG included advising businesses, international organizations, and regulators on issues relevant to liberalisation and commercialisation of the telecommunications sector, as well as spectrum resources.

She has had leadership positions on US delegations to ITU conferences, such as World Radiocommunication Conferences (WRC), World Telecommunication Development Conferences, and Plenipotentiary Conferences. She has actively participated in regional telecommunications organizations, such as CITEL and APEC, as well as the OECD.

Ms De La Torre has a BA from Vanderbilt University and a JD from the University of Texas. She is a member of the Texas bar and the Federal Communications Bar Association.

Oliver Puech CEO Latin America, American Tower

Olivier Puech joined American Tower Corporation as CEO for Latin America in 2013. He is is an experienced international executive who has worked for over 25 years in the telecommunications industry. Mr Puech started his career with Gemplus Corporation, a French manufacturer of SIM cards, holding various positions in Europe and Latin American over 15 years, finally serving as its Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Latin America at the time of his departure. In 2003, Olivier joined Nokia Corporation as Managing Director of the Latin America Export Region, and over the past ten years has held leadership roles in Nokia’s Asia Pacific and American regions, then as Senior Vice President of the Americas with overall responsibility for operations in Canada, the US and Latin America.

Mr Puech has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, with emphasis on International Business, from Sup de Co in Marseille, France.

Pascal Métral Vice President Legal Affairs, NAGRA Kudelski; Co-executive Director, Alianza contra Piratería de Televisión Paga

Pascal Métral serves as Vice President of Legal Affairs for NAGRA Kudelski, a world leader in digital security, heading a global team of in-house and external lawyers and investigators. He joined NAGRA Kudelski in 2003 as an external counsel specializing in IP and criminal law, moving to the role of in-house counsel in charge of anti-piracy, anti-cybercrime and corporate matters in 2009.

Mr Métral is also Co-Executive Director of Alianza contra Piratería de Televisión Paga, an industry association launched in 2013 that aims to fight pay-TV piracy in Latin America.

Prior to NAGRA Kudelski, Mr Métral practiced intellectual property, criminal, and civil law in a law firm in Geneva where he was a partner.

He holds a Master's Degree in Law from the University of Geneva and was admitted to the Geneva Bar.

Pedro Julio Uribe-Bermudez Senior Director Latin America, Microsoft

Pedro Julio Uribe-Bermudez is the Senior Director for Cities and International Organisations for Microsoft Latin America and the Caribbean. He has the responsibility for the cities’ strategy for the region – CityNext - and to develop partnerships with multilaterals, bilateral and Inter Governmental Organisations such as Inter-American Development Bank – IDB -, Organisation of Americas States – OAS -, World Bank, United Nations, CAF among others, to promote technology in the developing world.

Prior to this, Mr Uribe was the Director for the Startup Business Group (SBG) for Latin America where he was responsible for leading Microsoft to the "one to one computing learning" trend. Before SBG, he was the General Manager for UPG (Unlimited Potential Group) with the responsibility to provide solutions that were relevant, accessible and affordable to promote sustainable economic development in the region.

Before his promotion to covering Latin America, Mr Uribe was the General Manager for Microsoft Colombia. Under his tenure, Microsoft Colombia became one of the top four subsidiaries in LATAM.

Before joining Microsoft, Mr Uribe was General Manager for Andersen Consulting (today Accenture).

He is a Cum Laude Systems Engineer of the Industrial University of Santander with specialization in business and information technology strategy at Andersen Consulting. He holds an MIT specialization in Corporate Strategy.

Rodrigo De La Parra Vice President for Latin America and the Caribbean, ICANN

A leading voice and advocate for the multistakeholder internet governance model in Latin America and the Caribbean, Rodrigo de la Parra is a Regional Vice President for ICANN. Based in Mexico City but frequently travelling through the region, Mr de la Parra is responsible for outreach, support and engagement with user groups, governments, private sector and civil society throughout the region. In his role, he works closely with the Latin American technical community to build a robust internet infrastructure in the region. Under his leadership, ICANN has opened an engagement centre in Montevideo, Uruguay, in the House of the Internet.

With more than 20 years’ experience, Mr de la Parra served as Director General of Prospective Regulation and Director General for International Cooperation of Mexico's Federal Commission of Telecommunications (Cofetel) before joining ICANN in 2011. While at Cofetel, he leveraged his skills and knowledge of internet governance structures and ICT to develop public policy and regulation recommendations for new technologies. He was involved with various ICT groups of international organisations such as the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, Organization of American States, and the World Trade Organization, among others.

Mr de la Parra also represented Mexico on ICANN's Governmental Advisory Committee which gives governments a voice in the organisation's policy formation. He was a member of the Consultative Committee of NIC.MX, the non-profit operator of Mexico's country-code Top-Level Domain and the registry that manages allocation of Internet Protocol address space to Mexican Internet Service Providers.

Mr de la Parra has a Master's degree in political economy and international relations from the University of Essex in the UK. He has been a lecturer of International Organizations and Economic Negotiations and a consultant to the Latin American Cooperation for Advanced Networks.

Roslyn Layton PhD Fellow, Aalborg University, Denmark

Roslyn Layton is on Denmark’s Industrial PhD programme, an initiative of the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Higher Education to support research of both academic and commercial value and to facilitate knowledge transfer between Denmark and the rest of the world.

Her research project assesses the impact of net neutrality rules on innovation and investment in 50 countries. She is unique in making an empirical inquiry on zero rating and net neutrality, and her preliminary results of a test of the FCC’s virtuous circle has been published by Springer and appears in the Dynamic Coalition on Net Neutrality’s Compendium.

Ms Layton studies internet economics and policy at the Center for Communication, Media, and Information Technologies (CMI) at Aalborg University, Denmark. The Centre is cross-disciplinary and sits within the Department of Electronic Systems at Aalborg University. Its aim is to explore and develop the potential of new converging communication, media and information technologies and associated platforms and to offer competences and expertise to companies and public institutions.

Ms Layton is also Vice President of Strand Consult, an independent company providing strategic research on the mobile telecom industry. She is a Visiting Fellow at the Center for Internet, Communication & Technology Policy at the American Enterprise Institute and writes regular blogs.

Ms Layton has a background in the IT industry, having worked with a variety of companies offering analytics software and platforms, disruptive technologies, outsourcing, healthcare/biotech IT, and IT development services and has been employed in Silicon Valley, India, Netherlands, and Denmark.

Ms Layton is on track to earn a PhD from the Doctoral School of Engineering and Science at Aalborg University, having earned the OneMBA executive MBA degree by studying at five of the world’s leading business schools (University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Rotterdam School of Management, EGADE in Mexico, FGV in Brazil and the Chinese University of Hong Kong) as well as a Masters of Business Administration from the Rotterdam School of Management. She received her undergraduate degree from the School of International Service at the American University in Washington DC with a focus on economics and Japanese studies in partnership with Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan.

Sebastian Kaplan Director of Regulatory Affairs LATAM, Millicom

Sebastian Kaplan has been Director of Regulatory Affairs LATAM for Millicom since January 2016, and is responsible for coordinating the regulatory affairs of the Group’s operations in Latin America.

Mr Kaplan previously served as Latam Regional Legal Director for Groupon. From 2012 to 2015 he was the Regional General Counsel (Legal and Corporate Affairs) of Claro Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay. Before that (2000-2012) he worked for Argentina’s largest law firm, Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal, in the Telecommunications, Media and Technology Department advising some of the largest mobile and media companies in the region.

Mr Kaplan holds degrees from the Universidad Nacional de Rosario School of Law, a Master in Laws (LLM) from Northwestern University School of Law and a Certificate in Management (CM) from Kellogg School of Management.

Sebastián M Cabello Associate Director, Latin America, Policy Impact Partners

Sebastian Cabello is an accomplished digital and ICT expert with significant experience in driving collective action, public-private partnerships and technology and public policy advocacy in Latin America. Until December 2018 he was Head of Latin America at the GSMA, the global association of the mobile industry, and led the organisation’s activities in the region.

Mr Cabello is a recognised Latin American industry leader, who has shaped the regional discussions in all matters related to mobile and broadband expansion, the use of spectrum, infrastructure development, taxation, security and innovation. He is a regular spokesperson at conferences across the region and the world. He was a Member of the National Committee on Spectrum of Colombia and the Latin American Internet for All Advisory Committee of the World Economic Forum.
Prior to joining the GSMA, Mr Cabello worked as Market Research Director at TechPolis and as a consultant on international trade issues for the Foreign Affairs Ministry of Argentina and the Organisation of American States (OAS). He was also involved in academic activities teaching ad hoc ICT courses at the Universidad de Palermo (Argentina) and as associate researcher at the Centre of Technology and Society (CeTyS) of Universidad de San Andres (Argentina).

Mr Cabello holds a master’s degree from the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IR/PS) of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) with a specialisation in International Economics and a Licenciado degree in Economics from Universidad Nacional del Sur (Argentina). In 2003, he received Fulbright Grant.

Wednesday 18 May 2016

09:15 Session 1: Evolving for the Converged Ecosystem- Regulatory Tools Required
  • Analogue switch-off: the challenges and models for success
  • Creating a market-friendly environment for economic activity
  • Evaluating success, preventing blocks

Chair:
Alejandra de Iturriaga Gandini, Director for Telecommunications and Audiovisual Sector; CNMC representative for BEREC, Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia (CNMC), Spain

Speakers:
Mindel De La Torre, Chief of the International Bureau, Federal Communications Commission (FCC), US

Dr Kim Mallalieu, Deputy Chairman, Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago

Juan Manuel Wilches, Executive Director, Commission for Communications Regulation, Colombia

Maryleana Méndez Jiménez, Member of the Board, Superintendencia de Telecomunicaciones (SUTEL), Costa Rica

10:45 Session 2: Competition or Market Failure
  •  What is the level playing field in the communications sector?
  • Spectrum
  • Licensing
  • Content regulation
  • Financial incentives
  • Net neutrality

Chair:
Dr Cletus K. Bertin, Director, Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority (ECTEL); Director, Public Sector Modernisation, Ministry of the Public Service, Information and Broadcasting, Saint Lucia

Speakers:
Adriana Labardini Inzunza, Commissioner, IFT – Federal Institute of Telecommunications, Mexico

Stephen Bereaux, Director of Policy and Regulation, Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority, Bahamas

Leonardo Alberty Canela Fernández, Executive Director, Instituto Dominicano de las Telecomunicaciones (INDOTEL), Dominican Republic

Idoia Zenarrutzabeitia, Member of the Board, La Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia (CNMC), Spain

13:00 Session 3: Regional Integration
  • The tension between domestic and regional policy
  • The infrastructure required for a successful digital economy
  • Cooperation between agencies

Chair:
Juan Manuel Wilches, Executive Director, Commission for Communications Regulation, Colombia

Speakers:
Luciano Charlita de Freitas, Regulatory Specialist, National Telecommunication Agency (ANATEL), Brazil

Alee Fa’amoe, Managing Director, Information & Communications Technology Authority, Cayman Islands

Dr Heber Damian Martinez, Director, Ente Nacional de Comunicaciones (ENACOM), República Argentina

Giuliano De Vita, Senior Advisor to AGCOM Council, staff of Commissioner Antonio Martusciello, Authorità per le Garanzie nelle comunicazioni (AGCOM), Italy


 Close 14.30

 

Event details
Date:
18th May 2016
Location:
Miami, USA
Theme:
Competition Policy, Investment, Privacy, Safety, Security
Region:
Americas
025 Collins Ave
Miami Beach
FL 33140
United States

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