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Wed, Apr 18 2018

  • 08:30 am to 09:00 am
  • Official delegations room
    09:00 am to 09:45 am
  • Seminar Room
    10:00 am to 10:30 am
  • 10:30 am to 10:45 am
  • 10:45 am to 10:55 am
  • Seminar Room
    10:55 am to 11:15 am
    Mario Cimoli - Deputy Executive Secretary, a.i., of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)
  • Seminar Room
    11:15 am to 11:35 am
    David Luna, Minister of Information and Communication Technologies of Colombia
  • Seminar Room
    11:35 am to 11:55 am
    Alejandro Olaya Dávila, General Director of the Administrative Department of Science, Technology and Innovation of Colombia (COLCIENCIAS)
  • Seminar Room
    11:55 am to 01:25 pm
    Different points of view will be presented on the integration of the digital agendas of the countries with sustainable development policies. Also, the construction of a new regional economy based on information and communication technologies will be discussed, as a strategic sector and a driver of innovation, with the aim of boosting competitiveness and inclusion.
  • 01:25 pm to 02:20 pm
  • Seminar Room
    02:20 pm to 02:50 pm
    Dave Mata, Managing director of Block Bits Capital, Chief Product Officer of Prizm Labs
  • Seminar Room
    02:50 pm to 04:15 pm
    The challenge of promoting the use of digital technologies in firms will be discussed, with special focus on MSMEs, the promotion of regional entrepreneurship ecosystems, and public and private actions to encourage innovation and technology-based ventures. In addition, the promotion of the development of venture capital funds at the regional level will be reviewed, with the support of various financial institutions.
  • 04:15 pm to 04:30 pm
  • Seminar Room
    04:30 pm to 05:00 pm
    Greg Wyler, Founder of OneWeb
  • Seminar Room
    05:00 pm to 06:25 pm
    The integration of emerging technologies in the design of personalized, predictive and secure digital services will be discussed. Likewise, the challenges of the portability of personal information and the analysis of large volumes of data will be discussed in order to achieve a transition towards a more intelligent, sustainable and efficient public management. The challenges in the development of digital skills in the public sector and the digital transformation processes of governments will also be reviewed.

Thu, Apr 19 2018

  • Seminar Room
    09:00 am to 09:30 am
    Raúl Katz, President of Telecom Advisory Services LLC
  • Seminar Room
    09:30 am to 10:55 am
    In this panel, the potential of the Internet to reduce social inequalities will be discussed. Likewise, the importance of its adoption for the effective participation of citizens in the economic, political and social spheres will be reviewed. The panelists will also discuss how digital skills and digital culture contribute to closing the digital divide and the implications it has in terms of equal opportunities and socio-economic mobility.
  • 10:55 am to 11:10 am
  • Seminar Room
    11:10 am to 11:40 am
    Mischa Dohler, Professor in Wireless Communications at King’s College London
  • Seminar Room
    11:40 am to 01:05 pm
    One of the greatest challenges facing the region will be addressed: how to translate the growing connectivity into a greater integration of physical and digital markets? In this framework, policies that can increase economies of scale, facilitate cross-border digital commerce and the export of digital services will be discussed. Also, the opportunity of these technologies to integrate small and medium-sized businesses into international trade and more demanding supply chains will be discussed.
  • 01:05 pm to 02:25 pm
  • Official delegations room
    02:25 pm to 06:00 pm
  • Seminar Room
    02:25 pm to 02:40 pm
    Robert Pepper, Head of Global Connectivity and Technology Policy at Facebook
  • Seminar Room
    02:40 pm to 03:50 pm
    The main challenges faced by regulators in the region will be addressed, considering the importance of having an efficient and effective regulation that guarantees the correct functioning of markets, access to the benefits of the digital economy to citizens, promote competition and investment in high-capacity networks, the implementation of infrastructure deployment plans, and efficient management of the radio spectrum.
  • 03:50 pm to 04:05 pm

Fri, Apr 20 2018