HOST

11:30

Opening Session: Introduction to the Congress “Accelerating digital transformation”

• Andrés Ibarra, Cabinet Deputy Chief of Government and Secretary of Modernization
• Lucas Gallitto, Public Policy Director & Acting Head GSMA Latin America, and CLT Organization Committee member
• Bruno Ramos, UIT Regional Director for Americas Regional Office
• Representative member of CAF Argentina
• Sebastián Bellagamba, Internet Technical Community

12:30

Keynote 1: Federal Communications Commision, United States

13:00

Keynote 2: Why do we talk about power gap when it is really about digital gap?

• María Elena Estavillo, member of Conectadas

13:15

LUNCH BREAK

14:30

Flash Session 1: How is the industry
financial situation today? (Meeting Room A)
• Leonardo Olmos, Lead Financial Research Analyst, Banco Santander
Flash Session 2
(Meeting Room B)

14:45

Panel 1: Pro-investment agenda
for digital infrastructure
(Meeting Room A)
Full digitalization in Latin America requires many millions invested in network infrastructure. In this session we will talk about which are the best suitable conditions to get these resources. We will focus on politics that allow reducing costs, simplify procedures and paper work, cut taxes and design a new light and convergent regulatory framework aligned with such purposes.

Speakers:
• Robert Pepper, Global Connectivity and Technology Policy, Facebook
• Sebastián Cabello, Policy Impact Partners
• Oscar León, Executive Secretary, CITEL
Moderator:
• Pablo Bello, Executive Director, ASIET and CLT Organization Committee member
Panel 2: The challenge of a safe Internet according
to a multi-stakeholders point of view
(Meeting Room B)
The success story of the Internet involves the development of technological applications and protocols that were possible thanks to the freedom to introduce new services based on permissionless innovation.
Satisfying the security requirements of an open network such as the Internet presents several challenges. These challenges must be addressed by different stakeholders by means of technical and policy solutions in line with individual and collective responsibility for risk and collaboration among the multiple stakeholders involved. This panel attempts to find a mumltiparticipative answer to the question “What should Internet security look like?”

Moderator:
• Rodrigo de la Parra – Vice-president, ICANN - LAC.

16:15

COFFEE BREAK

16:45

Flash Session 3: Digital Latam: lights and shadows
(Meeting Room A)
Flash Session 4: Qualcomm 5G
(Meeting Room B)
• Francisco Soares, Senior Director of Government Affairs for Brazil & Southern Cone, Qualcomm

17:00

Panel 3: Regulatory innovation
(Meeting Room A)
This panel will discuss new “out of the box” ideas, related public and regulatory politics innovation (regulatory sandboxes) and non-conventional business models that enable accelerating the achievement of many goals on the region digitalization. There will be an interesting and innovative dialogue full of ideas to be developed in the future in many countries by its regional authorities, in collaboration with the private sector.

Speakers:
• Carlos Lugo Silva, Executive Commissioner Director, CRC Colombia
• Angel Melguizo, VicePresident for External and Regulatory Affairs at AT&T DirecTV Latin America.
Panel 4: The lack of Access. Same old story?
(Meeting Room B)
There are around 3.7 billion people without quality access to Internet. The boost to increase connectivity demands the development of new associations, regulations and business models types. It is then inevitable to adopt an inclusive and collaborative approach along all the value chain, which is focused mainly on people. The social and economical impact of being connected to the Internet makes even more relevant to include those who are not yet connected. We need to work together in a more creative and efficient way to reach the 100% connectivity goal. This panel will have conversations about proposals and opportunities.

18:30

End of Plenary Session Day 1

9:00

Flash Session 5: The Future of TV
(Meeting Room A)
Flash Session 6
(Meeting Room B)

9:15

Panel 5: Digitalization and Job Opportunities
(Meeting Room A)
 
Digitalization improvements generate progress in productivity areas, but also some doubt regarding the potential impact on human work force. We look forward to foster the best strategies for Latin America in its digitalization process. This panel will discuss how can this process affect workers in different areas and competence levels. We will study the pros and cons of this process and the possible opportunities of public politics focused on reducing subsequent risks and maximize opportunities.

Opening Presentation:
• Sebastián Rovira, Head of Innovation and New Technologies
Speakers:
• Raúl Katz, Director of Business Strategy Research at Columbia University’s Center for Tele-Information
• Gonzalo Navarro, Executive Director, ALAI
Panel 6: Challenges on Spectrum Efficient
Planning: LATAM case studies
(Meeting Room B)
We will present the LATAM radio electric spectrum map status, then we will share and talk about study cases that show the challenges that Latin-American countries must face when its time to answer to connectivity demands, keeping in mind the possibilities of new technologies, services’ new suppliers, investment needs and users´ demand for quality and affordability.

Opening Presentation:
• Sonia Agnese, Senior Analyst, OVUM
Speakers:
• Argentina: Spectrum Plan. Secretary of Information Technology and Communications Modernization Government Secretariat - Héctor Huici
• Dominican Republic: Board Director, Indotel - Nelson Guillen
Moderator:
• Mariana Rodríguez Zani, Director, Convergencia Research and Convergencia Latina

10:45

COFFEE BREAK

11:15

Sponsor Gold 1 Keynote
(Meeting Room A)
Sponsor Gold 2 Keynote
(Meeting Room B)

11:30

Flash Session 7
(Meeting Room A)
Flash Session 8: The role of the satellite
in digital connectivity (Meeting Room B)

11:45

Panel 7: How can production areas boost
the use of Internet?
(Meeting Room A)
We invite everybody to discuss about public policies that enable to boost the use of digital technologies in the production chains of the business net in Latin America to promote our region economic growth.

Opening Presentation:
• Fernando Huerta, Telecommunications Senior Partner at Deloitte Consulting S.L. Spain.
Speakers:
• Carlos Rebellón, Director Government, Markets And Trade For Americas, INTEL Corporation
Panel 8: The relevance of the spectrum
in the economy digitalization process
(Meeting Room B)
Radio electric spectrum availability for telecommunications services has significant relevance on the levels of connectivity improvement and the answer to users´ demands. The conditions in which this resource is granted are of the upmost importance because of their results on future networks deployment. We invite everybody to thing about spectrum management and allocation models that enable to get the most out of the social benefits coming from the use of this resource. Also we would like to come up with recommendations for new guidelines about this issue.

Keynote speaker:
• Pau Castells, Economic Analysis – Strategy, GSMA Intelligence
Speakers:
• Gabriel Solomon, Head of Government & Industry Relations, Ericsson Europe & Latin America
• Enrique Medina, Head of Public Policies, Telefónica
• Pau Castells, Director, Economic Analysis – Strategy, GSMA Intelligence
Moderator:
• Lucas Gallitto, Public Policy Director GSMA Latin America, and CLT Organization Committee member

13:15

LUNCH BREAK

14:30

Keynote Sponsor Platinum

14:45

Fireside-chat: Bridging the gender gap in Latin America

15:15

Fireside-chat: Working on a new tax system for the Digital Ecosystem

15:45

Fireside-chat: Infrastructure deployment on districts

16:15

COFFEE BREAK

16:45

Closing Session: Digitalization for the development of Latin America

Pablo Bello, Executive Director, ASIET and CLT Organization Committee member

18:15

Closing remarks End of Plenary Session Day 2

Pablo Bello, Executive Director, ASIET and CLT Organization Committee member