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

• Andrés Ibarra, Cabinet Deputy Chief of Government and Secretary of Modernization
• Juan Schiaretti, Governor of the Province of Cordoba
• Javier Piñeiro, Latin America Director, GSMA
• Chaesub Lee, Director Telecommunication Standardization Bureau, UIT
• Santiago Rojas, Representative member of CAF – Latin American Development Bank for Argentina
• Sebastián Bellagamba, Internet Technical Community
• Judith Mariscal, CPR Latam


Keynote 1: 5G as a Social Infrastructure

• Chaesub Lee, Director Telecommunication Standardization Bureau, UIT


Flash Session: WRC-19 and Opportunities for the Americas Region

• Grace Koh, Head of the United States Delegation for CMR-19


Keynote 3: Why do we talk about power gap when it is really about digital gap?

• María Elena Estavillo, member of Conectadas




Flash Session 1: How is the industry
financial situation today? (Meeting Room A)
• Leonardo Olmos, Lead Financial Research Analyst, Banco Santander
Flash Session 2: Cuba
(Meeting Room B)
• Ana Julia Marine López, Vice Minister of Communications from the Ministry of Communications, Cuba


Ceremony for the Support of the Alliance of Rural Women Connectivity (Meeting Room A)


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.

• Robert Pepper, Global Connectivity and Technology Policy, Facebook
• Sebastián Cabello, Policy Impact Partners
• Rachel Samren, Executive Vice President and Chief External Affairs Officer, Millicom
• Vitor Menezes, Secretary of Telecommunications, Brazil
• Oscar León, Executive Secretary, CITEL
• Maryleana Méndez, Regulatory Consultant, ASIET
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?”

Opening Presentation:
• Rodrigo de la Parra, Vice-president, ICANN - LAC
• Stefano Nicoletti, Director Policy & IoT, GSMA
• Adrián Acosta - Interpol Buenos Aires
• Farah Diva Urrutia - Secretary for Multidimensional Security, OAS
• Raúl Martínez, Executive Director, ARSAT
• Luciano Charlita de Freitas, Adviser to the Board of Commissioners, ANATEL
• Rodrigo de la Parra, Vice-president, ICANN - LAC.




Flash Session 3: Digital Latam: lights and shadows
(Meeting Room A)
• Carlos López-Blanco, Senior Advisor, Flint Global
Flash Session 4: Modernization for the 5G-regulation
environment and digital transformation (Meeting Room B)
• Francisco Soares, Senior Director of Government Affairs in Latin America, Qualcomm


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.

Opening Presentation:
• José Juan Haro, Public Policies Director and Wholesales for Latam, Telefónica – Internet Para Todos
• Carlos Lugo Silva, Executive Commissioner Director, CRC Colombia
• Angel Melguizo, VicePresident for External and Regulatory Affairs at AT&T DirecTV Latin America.
• Facundo Fernandez Begni, Government Affairs Director for South Latam, Ericsson
• Roberto Sánchez, Telecommunications General Director, Spain
• Juan Cacace, Senior Analyst, Access Partnership
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.

• Agustín Garzón, Director, ENACOM
• Pablo Bello, Executive Director, ASIET
• David Meltzer, General Secretary, Global VSAT Forum
• Carolina Caeiro, Projects Development Coordinator, LACNIC
• Mauricio Agudelo, Senior Specialist on ICTs and Telecommunications, CAF – Latin American Development Bank
• Sergio Scarabino, South America Region Representative, ITU


End of Plenary Session Day 1


Flash Session 5: The Future of TV
(Meeting Room A)
• Ygor Valerio, CEO, Ltahub
Flash Session 6: The challenge of bridging the region´s
gender gap (Meeting Room B)
• Edwin Fernando Rojas, Specialist in Public Policy for the development of telecommunications infrastructure and digital economy, ECLAC


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, CEPAL
• Raúl Katz, Director of Business Strategy Research at Columbia University’s Center for Tele-Information
• Gonzalo Navarro, Executive Director, ALAI
• Ramiro Camacho, Comissioner, IFT Mexico
• Esteban Russell, Legal expert in Telecommunications & Technology, Orlanski & Russell
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
• Oscar Martín González, Regulatory Sub secretary, Modernization Government Secretariat – Argentina
• Nelson Guillén, Board Director, Indotel – Dominican Republic
• Alejandro Quiroga López, Director of Regulatory and Institutional Affairs at América Móvil for Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay
• Mario Fromow, Commisioner, IFT México
• Juan Ignacio Crosta, Director of Telecommunication Practices and Media, BlueNote
• Mariana Rodríguez Zani, Director, Convergencia Research and Convergencia Latina




Keynote: Innovative and collaborative initiatives to promote connectivity (Meeting Room A)
• Lester Benito Garcia, Head of Connectivity & Public Policy, Facebook LATAM
Keynote: Expansive Mobile – How to deliver the value of digital transformation across Latam? (Meeting Room B)


Flash Session 7: The road to 5G. Best practices and recommendations for networks rationalization
(Meeting Room A)
• Alejandro Adamowicz, Technology Director, GSMA Latin America
Flash Session 8: The role of the satellite
in digital connectivity
(Meeting Room B)
• María Cristina García de Miguel, Orbit-Spectrum Resources Manager, Hispasat


Panel 7: How can production areas boost
the use of Internet?
(Meeting Room A)
This panel will focus on the foundations for building a road map aimed to expand digitalization of production areas based on mature and emerging technologies (broadband, e-commerce, IoT, cloud, big data, analytics, M2M, cyber security, etc), for the improvement of productivity and competition between companies. We will recognize cross-wise key aspects of digitalization from the different areas related to technology and digital infrastructure, also specific features of value chains of production. We invite everybody to approach different initiatives around critical factors like financing, politics and technologic transference, 4.0 hubs industry and accelerators for startups, networking, fostering the development of clusters and technology centers, education, pymes integrative politics in value chains, regulations and crowd funding, and more.

Opening Presentation:
• Fernando Huerta, Telecommunications Senior Partner at Deloitte Consulting S.L. Spain.
• Alejandro Peralta, Minister, MITIC, Paraguay
• Mónica Aspe, Vicepresident of Foreign Affaris, AT&T Mexico
• Victor Muñoz, Alto Consejero TIC Presidencia República de Colombia
• Natalia Iregui, Public Policy Manager Central America and Andean Region, AWS
• Carlos Rebellón, Director Government, Markets And Trade For Americas, INTEL Corporation
• Mauricio Agudelo, Digital Agenda Coordinator, CAF – Latin American Development Bank
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
• Gabriel Solomon, Head of Government & Industry Relations, Ericsson Europe & Latin America
• Sebastian Parra Nieto, Head of Latin America, OECD Development Center
• Enrique Medina, Head of Public Policies, Telefónica
. • Pamela Gidi, Telecommunications Subsecretary, Chile
• Aaron Goldberger, Legal Counselor for the FCC President
• Lucas Gallitto, Public Policy Director GSMA Latin America, and CLT Organization Committee member




Keynote: 5G and connectivity in rural areas

• Dr. Mohamed Madkour, VP Wireless & Cloud Core Marketing and Solution Sales, Huawei


Fireside-chat: Infrastructure deployment on districts

• Gilbert Camacho, President Consultant, SUTEL, Costa Rica
• Hernán Colombo, Manager of Regulatory Affairs, Telecom
• Ignacio Gei, Deputy Secretary of Telecommunications – Connectivity and Communications Secretariat, Province of Córdoba
• Carolina Limbatto, Principal Analyst, Cullen International


Keynote: FCC

• Ajit Pai, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission




Closing Session: Digitalization for the development of Latin America

• Héctor Huici, Secretary of Information and Communication Technologies, Argentina
• Manuel Abelleyra, President of DirecTV Latin America
• Federico Rava, President, Telefónica Argentina
• Alejandro Quiroga López, Director of Regulatory and Institutional Affairs at América Móvil for Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay
• Carlos Moltini, CEO, Telecom Argentina
• Pablo Bello, Executive Director, ASIET and CLT Organization Committee member


Closing remarks End of Plenary Session Day 2

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