Vicepresidenta de la Republica de Costa Rica
Vinton G. Cerf Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist Google
Vinton G. Cerf has served as vice president and chief Internet evangelist for Google since October 2005. In this role, he contributes to global policy development, standardization and continued spread of the Internet. Cerf is the former senior vice president of Technology Strategy for MCI. In this role, Cerf was responsible for helping to guide corporate strategy development from the technical perspective. Previously, Cerf served as MCI’s senior vice president of Architecture and Technology, leading a team of architects and engineers to design advanced networking frameworks including Internet¬based solutions for delivering a combination of data, information, voice and video services for business and consumer use.
Widely known as one of the "Fathers of the Internet," Cerf is the co¬designer of the TCP/IP protocols and the architecture of the Internet. In December 1997, President Clinton presented the U.S. National Medal of Technology to Cerf and his colleague, Robert E. Kahn, for founding and developing the Internet. Kahn and Cerf were named the recipients of the ACM Alan M. Turing award in 2004 for their work on the Internet protocols. The Turing award is sometimes called the “Nobel Prize of Computer Science.” In November 2005, President George Bush awarded Cerf and Kahn the Presidential Medal of Freedom for their work. The medal is the highest civilian award given by the United States to its citizens. In April 2008, Cerf and Kahn received the prestigious Japan Prize and in 2013 Cerf, Kahn and three others received the Queen Elizabeth Prize in Engineering. Cerf was made an officer of the French Legion d’Honneur in July 2013. Prior to rejoining MCI in 1994, Cerf was vice president of the Corporation for National Research Initiatives (CNRI). As vice president of MCI Digital Information Services from 1982¬1986, he led the engineering of MCI Mail, the first commercial email service to be connected to the Internet.
During his tenure from 1976-1982 with the U.S. Department of Defense's Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Cerf played a key role leading the development of Internet and Internet¬related packet data and security technologies.
Cerf was appointed by President Obama to serve on the National Science Board beginning in February 2013. He served as president of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) from 2012¬2014. He served as chairman of the board of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) from 2000¬2007. Cerf also served as founding president of the Internet Society from 1992¬1995 and in 1999 served a term as chairman of the Board. In addition, Cerf is honorary chairman of the IPv6 Forum, dedicated to raising awareness and speeding introduction of the new Internet protocol. Cerf served as a member of the U.S. Presidential Information Technology Advisory Committee (PITAC) from 1997 to 2001 and serves on several national, state and industry committees focused on cyber¬security. Cerf is chairman of the Board of Directors for the Americas Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN), Prior to rejoining MCI in 1994, Cerf was vice president of the Corporation for National Research Initiatives (CNRI). As vice president of MCI Digital Information Services from 1982¬1986, he led the engineering of MCI Mail, the first commercial email service to be connected to the Internet. During his tenure from 1976¬1982 with the U.S. Department of Defense's Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Cerf played a key role leading the development of Internet and Internet-related packet data and security technologies.
Cerf was appointed by President Obama to serve on the National Science Board beginning in February 2013. He served as president of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) from 2012-2014. He served as chairman of the board of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) from 2000-2007. Cerf also served as founding president of the Internet Society from 1992¬1995 and in 1999 served a term as chairman of the Board. In addition, Cerf is honorary chairman of the IPv6 Forum, dedicated to raising awareness and speeding introduction of the new Internet protocol. Cerf served as a member of the U.S. Presidential Information Technology Advisory Committee (PITAC) from 1997 to 2001 and serves on several national, state and industry committees focused on cyber¬security. Cerf is chairman of the Board of Directors for the Americas Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN), StopBadWare (chairman), the Gorilla Foundation, the Marconi Society (Vice Chairman) and the Science Advisory Board for CosmosID. Cerf also sits on the Board of Associates of Gallaudet University. He serves on the Jet Propulsion Laboratory Advisory Committee and is a distinguished visiting scientist there. He served as Chair of the Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology of the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology during 1996¬2013. He also serves as Vice Chairman and Treasurer of the National Science & Technology Medals Foundation. Cerf is a Fellow of the IEEE, ACM, and American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the International Engineering Consortium, the Computer History Museum, the Annenberg Center for Communications at USC, the Swedish Royal Academy of Engineering, the American Philosophical Society, the Hasso Plattner Institute and is a member of the US National Academy of Engineering. In 2011, he was made Distinguished Fellow of the British Computer Society.
Cerf is a recipient of numerous additional awards and commendations in connection with his work on the Internet. These include the Marconi Fellowship, Charles Stark Draper award of the National Academy of Engineering, the Prince of Asturias award for science and technology, the National Medal of Science from Tunisia, the St. Cyril and St. Methodius Order (Grand Cross) of Bulgaria, the Terra Mariana Medal of Estonia, the Alexander Graham Bell Award presented by the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf, the NEC Computer and Communications Prize, the Silver Medal of the International Telecommunications Union, the IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal, the IEEE Koji Kobayashi Award, the ACM Software and Systems Award, the ACM SIGCOMM Award, the Computer and Communications Industries Association Industry Legend Award, installation in the Inventors Hall of Fame, the Yuri Rubinsky Web Award, the Kilby Award , the Rotary Club International Paul P. Harris Medal, the Joseph Priestley Award from Dickinson College, the Yankee Group/Interop/Network World Lifetime Achievement Award, the George R. Stibitz Award, the Werner Wolter Award, the Andrew Saks Engineering Award, the IEEE Third Millennium Medal, the Computerworld/Smithsonian Leadership Award, the J.D. Edwards Leadership Award for Collaboration, World Institute on Disability Annual award and the Library of Congress Bicentennial Living Legend medal. Cerf was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in May 2006. He was made an Eminent Member of the IEEE Eta Kappa Nu (HKN) honor society in 2009. In 2010 he received a Lifetime Webby Award. In February 2011 he was named a Stanford Engineering School “Hero” for his work on the Internet and received a lifetime achievement award from the Oxford Internet Institute. In December, 1994, People magazine identified Cerf as one of that year's "25 Most Intriguing People."
In addition to his work on behalf of Google and the Internet, Cerf has served as a technical advisor to production for "Gene Roddenberry's Earth: Final Conflict" and made a special guest appearance on the program in May 1998. Cerf has appeared on television programs NextWave with Leonard Nimoy and often co¬hosted World Business Review with Alexander Haig and Caspar Weinberger. In July 2014, he appeared on the Colbert Report television show. Cerf also holds an appointment as distinguished visiting scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory where he is working on the design and implementation of an interplanetary Internet.
Cerf holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Stanford University and Master of Science and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from UCLA. He also holds honorary Doctorate degrees from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich; Lulea University of Technology, Sweden; University of the Balearic Islands, Palma; Capitol College, Maryland; Gettysburg College, Pennsylvania; George Mason University, Virginia; Rovira i Virgili University, Tarragona, Spain; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York;the University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands; Brooklyn Polytechnic; Marymount University; the University of Pisa; the Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications; Tschingua University, Beijing, China; the University of Zaragoza, Spain; the Technical University of Cartagena, Spain; the Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain; Bethany College, Kansas; the Moscow State University of International Relations; the Buenos Aires Institute of Technology; Keio University, Tokyo, Japan, Yale University and the University of South Australia. His personal interests include fine wine, gourmet cooking and science fiction.Cerf and his wife, Sigrid, were married in 1966 and have two sons, David and Bennett.
Fadi Chehadé is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, a not-for-profit, public benefit corporation with participants from all over the world dedicated to keeping the Internet secure, stable and interoperable.
He joined ICANN in late 2012, building a strong executive leadership team that transformed ICANN from a Los Angeles-based organization to one with a global presence with staff in 25 countries and services offered in seven languages. In 2014, he presided over the most significant milestone in ICANN’s history: the United States government’s announcement that it would transfer stewardship of the IANA functions to the global Internet community. This step forward is the realization of a longtime goal for the United States and a recognition of ICANN’s maturity as a global organization.
That same year, the first registries from the most recent round of new gTLDs came online, commencing the largest-ever expansion of the Domain Name System.
A key proponent for the recognition of multistakeholderism as a key mechanism for advancing global Internet policymaking and governance, he was a founding co-chair of the landmark NetMundial Global Multistakeholder Meeting on the Future of Internet Governance in April 2014, bringing together diverse stakeholders to create a shared set of principles for the evolution of Internet governance and cooperation. The following year, he advanced ICANN’s involvement as a founding member of the new NETmundial Initiative, a multistakeholder initiative to energize bottom-up, collaborative solutions in a distributed Internet governance ecosystem.
Chehadé is a citizen of Egypt, Lebanon, and the United States. He was born in Beirut, Lebanon, to Egyptian parents and left the then war-torn country in 1980 at the age of 18. He speaks fluent Arabic, English, French, and Italian.
Before joining ICANN as its President and CEO in late 2012, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Vocado LLC, a U.S. firm that is a provider of cloud-based software for the administration of educational institutions
Prior to Vocado, Chehadé was CEO of CoreObjects Software, Inc., a leader in new product software development services for both large and growing companies. He oversaw the expansion of the company to include more than 400 engineers and its successful acquisition by Symphony Services.
Prior to his role at CoreObjects, Chehadé served as the General Manager of IBM's Global Technology Services in the Middle East and North Africa. Based in Dubai, he led a team across an emerging region experiencing high growth. He also built and managed a new global business for IBM, providing managed services to large clients in telecommunications, aerospace and retail to improve the accuracy, depth and timeliness of business information visibility across demand and supply chains.
Chehadé founded and has led three companies since 1987:
Chehadé is a graduate of Stanford University, where he earned a master's degree in Engineering Management. He earlier earned a bachelor's degree in computer science from Polytechnic University in New York, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude.
Fadi Chehadé is also the founder of Nilorado, a youth organization raising funds to support schools for handicapped children in Upper Egypt, also delivering bicycles to boys and girls from needy families in that region who otherwise cannot reach their schools.
Chehadé lives in Los Angeles with his wife of 25 years. They are the parents of two adult sons.
Education: Master in Business Administration (MBA), emphasis in Financing. Universidad Interamericana de Costa Rica (Laureate Internacional University). 2007
Electrical Engineer, emphasis in Telecommunications. Universidad de Costa Rica. 1988.
Program on Utility Regulation and Strategy, World Bank-University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA. June 2013.
Global Symposium for Regulators 2014, International Telecommunications Union, Bahrain, June 2014.
GSMA Ministerial Program for Telecommunications Regulators, Barcelona, España, March 2015.
Various training courses on Quality Management System (Alcatel-Lucent University) 2008-2012
Other Job experiencies
Alcatel-Lucent Quality Manager for Central America and Caribbean, July 2018 to January 2012.
Lucent Technologies Costa Rica, Commercial Manager. April 1994- July 2008
Switching Procurement Unit Manager. Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad, ICE. July 1985 to April 1994.
ICE. Switching Digital Dept. Operations and Maintenance Engineer.
She is an engineer with an MBA in Information Technology. She has extensive experience in corporate networks, both in Costa Rica and abroad.
Ms Mendez has also experience in public institutions such as the General Audit of the Republic and also in international companies. She has worked as project manager in TecApro International (Member of BT Alliance Program) developing projects in several Latin American countries.
Master in Public Policy, University of Costa Rica. Master in Tax Regulation, University for the International Cooperation (UCI). Training course on Constitutional Law, Universidad Carlos III Madrid - Instituto de Derecho Público Comparado Manuel García Pelayo. The Administration of Criminal Justice. Quest for Effective International Countermeasures to Pressing Problems of Transnational Criminality. UNAFEI. Magiter of the Constitutional Room of Costa Rica. She was Director of the Presidency Secretary (1990-2009), Legal Advisor of the Ministry of Justice with focus on Human Rights in the Penintenciary National System and responsible for the human rights in these institutions (1987-1988). She was member of the undercomission of Native Indian Affairs of the Judicial Power, professor of the Master in Constitutional Law of the UCR, in charge of the coordination, elaboration and installation of the Audits of the Judicial Power Service (1999-2000), Fonder and coordinator of the “Boletín de Jurisprudencia de la Sala Constitucional para la difusión y promoción de los derechos Humanos” (1993-1998). Among her publications there are: Freedom in the Constitution of 1949 (2009), Judicial Warranties inthe light of human rights and analysis of Loyza Tamayo vs Perú Case (2006), Tesis: “La Reforma del Poder Judicial en Costa Rica, un análisis a la luz del principio de justicia democrática. Presentada ante el Sistema de Estudios de Postgrado” (SEP) UCR (2008).
Montserrat Solano Carboni, is the current Ombudsman of Costa Rica, she has had a combined career in journalism and international law. After working for five years as a journalist in Grupo Nación S.A., mainly as lead judicial reporter in La Nación newspaper, she worked for the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights (San José) and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (Washington, D.C.) on freedom of expression and democracy issues in Latin America. She has worked for the promotion of judicial independence for the International Bar Association (London), and as coordinator of the Judicial Accountability and Transparency program of Due Process of Law Foundation (Washington, D.C.). She served as Associate Situation Analyst of the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (The Hague). She worked as an International expert on judicial matters for the UN International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala. She later worked as Permanent representative to the ICC for the International Federation for Himan Rights. On 9 September 201;, she was appointed National Ombudsperson of Costa Rica. Montserrat holds an LLM in International Human Rights Law from the University of Essex (UK), and has participated in advanced courses on International Criminal, Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at the Universities of Oxford, Harvard and Leiden. She has authored several publications on freedom of expression and the fight against judicial corruption.
Top performer offering 25 years comprehensive achievements in public and private sector in Costa Rica as well as throughout Latin America and Caribbean, particularly in Information, Communications Technology and Economic Regulation.
Vilma Villalobos joined Microsoft in 2003. She has served a vast number of Latin American countries: Central America, the Caribbean and several South American countries. Her responsibilities are to lead:
From 2002-2003 she was the Minister of Economy, Industry and Commerce of Costa Rica and in charge of dictating public policies on internal commerce regulations such as consumer protection, technical standards (product labeling, packaging. food safety, Anti-trust, pharmaceutical and agrochemicals among others), Dumping policies, Countervailing duties; safeguard measures, policies for developing and strengthening the small and medium businesses sector small and medium business SMB, Coordination of National Competitiveness Plan, red tape and regulatory reform regulatory reforms on telecommunications, energy, insurance market, financial markets and environmental issues).
From 1998-2002, she was the Executive Director of the Regulatory Reform Program for the Government of Costa Rica and under her leadership the Investor´s Manual (a guide on how to establish a business in Costa Rica was developed). She also was a legislative adviser (1990-1992; 1995-1998) participating on several economic reforms such as: Monetary Policy and financial and Reform; Stock Exchange Market; Pension reform; Mutual Funds; Finance, Taxation and Budgeting Committee; Economic Legislative Committee: External credits, privatization regulation. She also has been an economic consultant and researcher for several institutions.
She holds a M.Sc. Degree from Ohio State University on “Economics: Rural Finance and Economic Development”. Her Master’s Thesis was “Microenterprise Access to Credit in Costa Rica” Dec 1994. She also has a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of Costa Rica and post graduate studies at Business Administration from the same University.
Regulatory Manager at Telefonica Movistar-Costa Rica since the beginning of Telefónica Operations in this country in 2011. Economist, Master in Environmental Economics (University Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne) and Master in Regulatory Economics, University of Costa Rica, where he also served for five years as Professor in several economics courses.
Jason Pielemeier is a Special Advisor and the Section Lead for Internet Freedom, Business, and Human Rights, in the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL). Before coming to DRL in 2010, Jason worked at a law firm and served as a law clerk in New York City. Before law school, Jason served as a Peace Corps Volunteer and directed a USAID-funded land titling and conservation project, both in northern Guatemala. He received his law degree from Yale Law School and his undergraduate degree from Northwestern University.
Raquel Gatto joined Internet Society in May of 2013 as the Chapter Development Manager for The Americas. She will be based in São Paulo, Brazil. Prior to joining Internet Society, she had been an advisor at the Brazilian Network Information Center – NIC.br and also the Secretary Director of the Internet Society Brazil Chapter. Raquel is a lawyer focused on Intellectual Property, Domain Names, Privacy and Internet Governance issues. Currently a member of the Science and Technology Commission from the Law Bar Association (OAB/SP), dealing with law and technology issues.
On the academic side, Raquel holds a Master's Degree in International Law and is a PhD candidate focused on Legitimacy of Global Regulation for Internet Governance, at the Law School PUC, Sao Paulo. She has also been an Assistant Professor in States Theory and Political Sciences.
Raquel speaks Portuguese, English, Spanish and French and is conversant in Italian. She loves to read a good thriller, drama or history book and is always looking for suggestions.
Jhon Fonseca was appointed as Deputy Minister of Foreign Trade of Costa Rica on May 8, 2014. In this role, he oversees the policy for trade and investment activities of the country.
Mr. Fonseca has an extensive experience in this field from four different approaches. First, from the private sector, as an entrepreneur and CEO of Global Network Investors. Secondly, from an academic point of view, as Program Director Customs and Trade Administration at the University of Costa Rica. Third, from the the public sector, as head of development of computer system for Customs. And fourth, as a consultant to the World Bank, IDB, World Customs Organization, among others, on issues related to trade.
He has a degree in Business Administration from University Francisco de Paula Santander (UFPS) of Colombia. He has a M.A. in Latin American Studies with a concentration in Government Security from the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. Previously he served as Programme Officer Young Americas Business Trust (YABT), and since 2007 he has been linked to the CICTE Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS), where he serves as Program Manager on Cyber Security. From his position at the OAS / CICTE, Belisario could be part of progress in strengthening Cyber Security in the Americas.
Sally Shipman Wentworth joined the Internet Society (ISOC) in May 2009 and is currently the Vice President of Global Policy Development where she leads the organization’s public policy activities, guiding the development of public policies that support the global, open Internet. Sally also leads ISOC’s policy engagement in a range of international organizations including the United Nations, the Internet Governance Forum and the International Telecommunications Union. In addition, she is instrumental in building coalitions among developed and developing countries and Internet stakeholders on Internet public policy issues to promote a multi-stakeholder approach to ICT for development.
Prior to joining the Internet Society, Sally Shipman Wentworth was the Assistant Director for Telecommunications and Information Policy in the Office of Science and Technology Policy at the White House from 2007-2009. There, she was responsible for government-wide coordination and implementation of policies related to Internet governance; cybersecurity; telecommunications policy; digital television transition; intellectual property and patent reform; privacy; broadband deployment; spectrum auctions; and other information technology policies.
From 1999 – 2007, Sally was the principal policy advisor on Internet policy issues at the U.S. Department of State. She organized U.S. negotiations for several United Nations treaty conferences, Phases I and II of the UN World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), the Organization of American States (OAS), and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Sally joined the State Department in 1999 as a Presidential Management Fellow.
Sally holds an M.A. in International Political Economy from the Claremont Graduate University (Claremont, California) and a B.A. in Political Science from Westmont College (Santa Barbara, California).
Marcos Elias Mora is a Latin America recognized speaker, with great management and experience in Multinational Companies, Telecommunications and Technology Markets. He has visited Latin America countries for more than 25 years. Through this experience and business knowledge Mr. Mora has been able to help public and private companies in how to be more efficient to their customers through high technology solutions.
Mr. Mora has worked with different manufacturers and business partners in the world of telecommunications and IT such as Cisco, IBM and HP. And is here at Hewlett Packard where he works as Business Manager for Cloud Channels within the Cloud division part of the Latin America Enterprise Group unit Part of his job is to train HP partners with programs related to Cloud (industry trend with great business opportunities on the mainland) and to cooperate in the business development of this industry.
Marcos Elias is also General Director at Institute for Financial Literacy. Non-profit organization that works on economic transformation of individuals and companies. He is also president of the Instituto para la Cultura Financiera. His program Cultura Financiera broadcast at Costa Rica Radio Station and financial advice through the National Television and newspapers reach thousands of people every week with messages of hope that it is possible to have financial freedom. Marcos Elias hold a Business Administrator Degree at Universidad Latina and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Business Management, focus on sales and Marketing.
Bachelor of Business Administration , Bachelor of Social Sciences and Humanities , and he will defend his Master 's thesis in Project Management.
He has worked for 4 years in France in Business Development Strategy. Specifically with NIC Costa Rica , he has worked two years in Consulting & Advising in topics related with Strategy, Policy and Administration, in relation with various Initiatives like the Advisory Council on the Internet. Presently he is in charge of the subdirection of NIC Costa Rica .
San Juan, Puerto Rico,12/13 – present
Information technology (IT) law; direct broadcast satellite, renewable energy, natural resources/environmental law, administrative law, issue based association with Agrait Law.
AGRAIT LAW, 1/09 – 2/13
San Juan, Puerto Rico. Natural resources/environmental and renewable energy law, civil and administrative law.
ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY BOARD, 8/08 – 12/08
San Juan, Puerto Rico. Presiding Member and Executive Director of cabinet level environmental regulatory agency.
DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES, 8/05 – 7/08
San Juan, Puerto Rico Deputy and Interim Secretary of cabinet level natural resource management agency.
DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES,1/03 –8/05
San Juan, Puerto Rico Chief and member of DNER's Office of Hearing Examiners and Administrative Judges; legal advisor to the Secretary
UNIVERSITY OF PUERTO RICO SCHOOL OF LAW,1/04 – 12/04
San Juan, Puerto Rico Courses and seminars on domestic and international environmental protection doctrines.
TELECOMMUNICATIONS REGULATORY BOARD OF PUERTO RICO, 8/01 – 1/03
San Juan, Puerto Rico Counsel to the President of the Board; Attorney for the Public Interest.
PUERTO RICO COURT OF APPEALS, 10/98 – 7/01
San Juan, Puerto Rico Clerkship in three judge appeals panel (Fiol-Matta, Chief Judge).
Andrew Harris is Amazon’s Manager for Internet Governance Policy. Previously, Andrew served for four years in U.S. State Department’s Economic Bureau focused on global Internet governance as well ICT policy in Asia and Africa. During that time, he held a six-month detail in the White House's Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) working as an Internet Policy Analyst for the Deputy CTO. Prior to the State Department, Andrew served as an officer in the U.S. Navy and as Director of Youth Ministries at Holy Innocents' Episcopal Church in Atlanta. He has a Master of Science in International Affairs from Georgia Tech and a Bachelor of Arts from Vanderbilt University in Political Science. Andrew and his wife Clarissa have two young children.
Education: Technological Autonomous Institute of Mexico (ITAM) Mexico (1997), Year of call: (1998). Postgraduate studies: Specialization in Telecommunications (1999) and Information Security (2004), ITAM; LL.M. in Information Technology and Communications Law, Queen Mary and Westfield College of the University of London, UK (2000); Senior Associate at González Calvillo, S.C., in charge of the Data Protection Practice (2010 - ); Consultant to United Nations Conference on Trade and Development -UNCTAD in ITC and e-commerce Law and Policy in Latin-America (2007-); Member of the Mexican Delegation to Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation - APEC - Privacy Subgroup (2008); Consultant to the Internet Mexican Association (AMIPCI) (2008 -), the Consumer Protection Agency (2007) and diverse leading companies of the ITC, the telecommunications and the financial sectors (2003-); Member of the Committee of Experts of the Trade Commission of the House of Deputies for the reform of the Commercial Code regarding E-Signature (2003); Former Director for Special Projects at the Federal Telecommunications Commission (1998-2000); Author of diverse proposals to the Mexican Congress to amend the Federal Criminal Code in Cyber crime and Cyber security issues (2003-); Coordinator and Co-author of the "Information Technology and Communications Law", ITAM-Porrúa (2005); Professor at diverse Post Graduate programs at ITAM (2003-).
Robert Pepper leads a team driving Cisco's global agenda for advanced technology policy in areas such as broadband, IP enabled services, wireless, security and privacy and ICT development including working with governments across the globe on developing national digital and broadband strategies.
He joined Cisco in July 2005 from the FCC where he served as Chief of the Office of Plans and Policy and Chief of Policy Development beginning in 1989 where he focused on issues cutting across traditional boundaries and led teams implementing telecommunications legislation, planning for the transition to digital television, designing and implementing the first U.S. spectrum auctions, and developing policies promoting the development of the Internet.
Before joining the FCC, he was Director of the Annenberg Washington Program in Communications Policy. His government service also included Acting Associate Administrator at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and initiating a program on Computers, Communications and Information Policy at the National Science Foundation.
His academic appointments included faculty positions at the Universities of Iowa, Indiana, and Pennsylvania, and as a research affiliate at Harvard University. He serves on the board of directors of the U.S. Telecommunications Training Institute (USTTI) and the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), advisory boards for Columbia University and Michigan State University, and is a Communications Program Fellow at the Aspen Institute. He is a member of the U.S. Department of Commerce's Spectrum Management Advisory Committee and the UK's Ofcom Spectrum Advisory Board.
Pepper received his BA. and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Marlon Fetzner is currently Director of Legal and Corporate Affairs of Microsoft Central America, Caribbean and Emerging Markets, who has a history of 11 years at Microsoft in various areas. Mr. Fetzner has served as counsel for Microsoft Latin America specializing in issues of privacy and security on the network, was also Director of Licensing and Services for Microsoft Latin America. Previously he was an attorney for Microsoft Brazil responsible for the area of Intellectual Property. He is a lawyer at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. He has a Master of Comparative Law at the University of Miami, where he won the CALI Award for excellence in the study of the law of Computing.
Eduardo Santoyo is the Vice President of Corporate and Institutional Affairs and ccTLD Manager of .co. Eduardo was Manager of the Peruvian Scientific Network, and was responsible for the definition and implementation of policies for .PE, ccTLD of Peru for over 7 years. His experience with government entities of the domain system (ICANN, LACTLD, and others) is invaluable for the future administration of .CO as it provides a seal of trust for the community of local and global Internet. Eduardo is Business Manager of the Universidad de la Sabana (Colombia) and has an MBA from Universidad Adolfo Ibañez (Chile) and INCAE (Costa Rica).
President of eCom-Lac - American Federation and the Caribbean for Internet and Electronic Commerce. International based in Uruguay. Founder and current Vice President of CABASE - Cámara Argentina de Internet. President of LACNIC - Internet Address Registry for Latin America and the Caribbean. Uruguay-based International Director ISOC-AR - Argentina Chapter - Internet Society. Rapporteur of the Internet Matters CCPI CITEL / OAS. Specialist ITU.
Academic area:President of CCAT-LAT - Center for Advanced Technology Training.
Private area:Tecnomedia CEO - Digital Media - Radio and Internet TV. Radionexo media director and Nexotv (Radio and Television on the Internet)
Olga Cavalli is an ICT and Internet specialist with large experience in project management, market research, competitive analysis, public policy and regulations.
Between 2007 and 2014 Ms. Cavalli has been a member of the United Nations Secretary General´s Advisory group for the Internet Governance Forum. She is the Argentina Representative in the GAC of ICANN, where she has the role of Vice-chair. She was GNSO Council Member in ICANN and GNSO Vice chair.
As an advisor of the Ministry of Foreing Affairs of Argentina, she has represented Argentina in the WSIS Second Phase held in Tunis, she was a Member of the Special Commission appointed by the Government of Argentina for the Cybercrime Law and a leading member of the commission that developed the National Digital Agenda of Argentina.
Since 2007 she is Director and main leader of the South School on Internet Governance, pioneering program that grants fellowships to students in Latin America and the Caribbean to recieve an intensive face to face training in Internet Governance and then become the leaders of Internet Governance in the region. Since 2012 Dr. Cavalli is the Academic Director of Dominios Latinoamérica.
Ms. Cavalli is a PHD in Business Direction, MBA, Master in Telecom. Regulation and Electronic and Electric Engineer. She is fluent in Spanish, English, Portuguese and German.
She lives in Buenos Aires and is the mother of Juana and Federico.
Adrian Carballo is currently the Director of Institutional Relations of the South School on Internet Governance and Director of Marketing and Business Strategy of Dominios Latinoamerica. He also serves as Director of CCAT-LAT, Technology Training Center for Latin America and the Caribbean, a nonprofit organization which is Center of Excellency Training in ITU and also organizes every year the South School on Internet Governance and Dominios Latinoamerica in different countries of the region.
He has served as an advisor to UNESCO´s connectivity projects and content for rural schools, library digitization and e-commerce projects for the development and integration of rural cooperatives. He previously served as Coordinator of the Advisory Committee on Technology for MERCOSUR Production Integration in the Department of Economic Integration for America and MERCOSUR in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Argentina. Adrian Carballo was also the Coordinator of the Financing Committee of the Regional Action Plan for the Information Society eLAC 2010. Prior to these positions, he worked as a technology specialist in the Department of International Trade, in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Argentina where he developed programs to promote SMEs first export. In the past he has worked for Telefónica Argentina in Marketing Management. He participated and organized in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Argentina the Cyberlegislation training program of UNCTAD and the Government of Spain.
Adrian Carballo is a member of Executive Committee of the Argentine Chapter of the Internet Society, ISOC Ar, and an active participant in ICANN, LACNIC, LACIGF and IGF meetings. In ICANN he serves in the ALAC as President of the ALS “Fundación Incluirme”.
Sebastián Bellagamba is the Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean for the Internet Society. Prior to joining ISOC, Sebastián worked in the Internet Service Providers industry, founding and running several ISPs in Argentina and also managing regional Latin America operations. At that time, he was also President of the Argentine Internet Industry Association (CABASE).
Sebastián also has an extensive career on international Internet-related organizations, having been a member of LACNIC’s Auditing Committee, Chairman of the Argentine Chapter of the Internet Society, Chairman of the Argentine Chapter of the IPv6 Task Force; he was also a member of ICANN’s Address Supporting Organization Council, being the Chairman of this Council for 2006 and 2007.
Sebastián is an Argentine citizen, living in Montevideo, Uruguay
-Lawyer, Law School, Universidad de Buenos Aires. Master Degree (LL.M) University of Georgia, thesis on international regulation of electronic commerce.
-Associate (i) Professor of Electronic Banking Law and Invited Professor of Legal and Operative Aspects of Electronic Commerce. Law School University of Buenos Aires.
-Coordinator and Professor of the On-line Update Program on Computer Law (since 2001).
-Invited Professor of Postgraduate Studies on Computer Law and New Technologies at different universities.
-Professor at the update program of Contemporary International Businesses and Commercial Law, Graduate School of Law University of Buenos Aires (since 2005). Invited Professor of the intensive course on MERCOSUR International Commercial Law (2005).
-Technical Coordinator of Academics Teams and Legal Analyst of NATIONAL LEGAL DIGEST PROJECT (Law No. 24.967), Ministry of Justice (Argentina) and Law School University of Buenos Aires.
-Advised the Argentinean Congress on draft bills on Computer Crimes and Electronic Commerce.
-Published articles on his specialty and delivered conferences related to ICT Law and Public Policy in Latin America.
-Worked in areas of his specialty in Argentinean Law Firms (Altmark & Brenna and Alvarez Prado & Asociados).
-Currently, he is the Latin American Policy Counsel in charge of Public Policy and Government Affairs for Spanish Speaking Latin America at Google Inc.
Based in Los Angeles, Carlos is Sr. Manager, Security Engagement with ICANN’s Security, Stability and Resiliency Team. His work is mainly focused in trust-based collaboration with worldwide cyber law enforcement and the operational security community, as well as in capability building – training law enforcement, ccTLD administrators and other constituents involved in the operation or the security of the Internet identifiers.
Attorney and Certified Fraud Examiner, Carlos served in the past in ICANN's Contractual Compliance Team where he managed the team responsible for processing all the complaints that ICANN receives involving domain name registrars worldwide. He also provided key subject matter expert advice and guidance to ICANN's Contractual Compliance Audit Program and to the gTLD registry-related work of the Compliance Team. Prior to joining ICANN, Carlos participated in the International Attorneys Program at Holland & Knight in Miami. He also served as the head of the Legal & Business Affairs Division at Sony Music for Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela and Peru and while in this position was a member of the Andean legal committee of the IFPI (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry). He was a pioneer in Latin America in matters related to software anti-piracy and cyber crime, initially through his work with the local law firm of the Business Software Alliance in Colombia since 1998. His articles on piracy and terrorism, cyber crime, botnets, digital evidence, information security, the Budapest Convention, and other relevant matters have been published in Colombia, Venezuela, Argentina, Mexico and Spain. He taught computer law, legal aspects of information security and intellectual property in two universities in Bogota and has lectured before many different audiences in the Americas, Europe and Asia, from students to c-level executives, as well as government representatives, regulators, law enforcement, and military and intelligence personnel. He maintains working relationships with cyber units from many law enforcement agencies from different nationalities and is a former representative for Colombia of the Counter Pedophilia Investigative Unit (www.cpiu.us.) While still living in Bogota he was a member of the local Electronic Commerce Subcommittee of the International Chamber of Commerce.
Stakeholder Engagement, Manager – Brazil - Daniel joined ICANN in May 2014 and is based in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He acted as Head of Science and Technology for the Embassy of Brazil in Seoul and holds a PhD in Management Science from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). Previously to joining ICANN, Daniel was the Executive Director for the NETmundial secretariat.
Mr. Painter has been on the vanguard of cyber issues for over twenty years. In his current role as the Secretary’s first Coordinator for Cyber Issues, Mr. Painter coordinates and leads the United States’ diplomatic efforts to advance an open, interoperable, secure and reliable Internet and information infrastructure. He works closely with components across the Department, other agencies, the White House, the private sector and civil society to implement the President’s International Strategy for Cyberspace and ensures that U.S. foreign policy positions on cross-cutting cyber issues are fully synchronized. These issues include promoting norms of responsible state behavior and cyber stability, advancing cybersecurity, fighting cybercrime, promoting multi-stakeholder Internet governance and advancing Internet Freedom.
Mr. Painter and his team have launched “whole of government” cyber dialogues with numerous countries (including chairing the U.S.-China Cyber Working Group established by Secretary Kerry), designed and carried out regional capacity building initiatives, worked to reduce cyber threats worldwide by combatting operational threats such as Distributed Denial of Service and large-scale cyber intrusions for the purposes of stealing intellectual property and proprietary business information, worked to ensure that fundamental freedoms can be exercised online and worked diplomatically to build a consensus around our vision of an open, interoperable, secure and reliable cyberspace. His team spearheaded the promotion of transparency and confidence-building measures designed to reduce the risk of miscalculation that could inadvertently lead to conflict in cyberspace -- resulting in the negotiation of the first ever bilateral cyber confidence building measures that were announced in June 2013 by President Obama and President Putin, and the agreement to the first set of multi-lateral confidence building measures in the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.
Prior to joining the State Department, Mr. Painter served in the White House as Senior Director for Cybersecurity Policy in the National Security Staff. During his two years at the White House, Mr. Painter was a senior member of the team that conducted the President's Cyberspace Policy Review and subsequently served as Acting Cybersecurity Coordinator. He coordinated the development of the President’s 2011 International Strategy for Cyberspace and chaired high-level interagency groups devoted to international cyber issues.
Christopher Painter comenzó su carrera federal como Fiscal Federal Auxiliar en Los Ángeles, donde trabajó con algunos de los delitos y enjuiciamientos informáticos de más alto perfil e importantes del país, incluyendo el procesamiento de notorio hacker Kevin Mitnick. Posteriormente ayudó a dirigir el caso y los esfuerzos de la Sección de Porpiedad Intelectual y Crímenes cibernéticos del Departamento de Justicia de Estados Unidos y sirvió, durante un corto tiempo, como Subdirector de la División Cibernética del FBI.
Mr. Painter began his federal career as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Los Angeles where he led some of the most high profile and significant cybercrime prosecutions in the country, including the prosecution of notorious computer hacker Kevin Mitnick. He subsequently helped lead the case and policy efforts of the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section in the U.S. Department of Justice and served, for a short time, as Deputy Assistant Director of the F.B.I.'s Cyber Division.
For over fifteen years, Mr. Painter has been a leader in international cyber issues. He has represented the United States in numerous international fora, including Chairing the cutting edge G8 High Tech Crime Subgroup from 2002-2012. He has worked with dozens of foreign governments in bi-lateral meetings and has been a frequent spokesperson and presenter on cyber issues around the globe. Mr. Painter is a graduate of Stanford Law School and Cornell University.
Samantha Demetriou is Vice President, Consulting & Strategy, at FairWinds Partners, a strategic consulting firm that specializes in domain names, new gTLDs, and digital brand promotion and protection. Ms. Demetriou directs the consulting team at FairWinds and as a senior member of management she participates in the strategic development of the company. Her clients include a wide range of global Fortune 500 companies in the luxury, financial, technology, and hospitality sectors. In addition to her consulting responsibilities, Ms. Demetriou is an active participant on ICANN policy issues and currently serves as the Chair of the NTAG. She received a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree from Georgetown University in Washington, DC.
With almost 20 years of industry experience, Shiva Bissessar founded Pinaka Technology Solutions in 2013 as an Information and Communication Technology consultancy with specialization in Information Security at the strategic level, based in Trinidad & Tobago. He previously presented at SSIG 2014 on the theme of Digital Economy, exploring the opportunities and risks of digital currency in Trinidad & Tobago. He has also been promoting the objective evaluation of this issue via authoring of articles within various regional publications along with other articles examining Caribbean efforts towards cyber security. He recently completed a study and report as commissioned by the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean entitled "Opportunities and risks associated with the advent of digital currency in the Caribbean" which should be published by the end of March 2015. He has previously presented on this very topic at public forums hosted by the Sim Kee Boon Institute of Financial Economics, Singapore Management University, Singapore and the Bitcoin Centre New York, New York City. He is also an adjunct lecturer at the University of the West Indies, Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business, within their Master Information Systems and Technology Management programme.
Julio is the General Director of the Mexican Internet Association (Amipci), he is a lawyer graduated from the Intercontinental University, Master in Law of Information Technology and Communications at the University of Oslo, Norway. He has been Deputy Director of Regulations in Electronic Commerce in the Ministry of Economy, where he worked on issues such as Data Protection and regulation of unsolicited messages, and maintained a close relationship with the information technology industry. He was also the Mexican delegate in the Management Group for eCommerce Forum Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC, primarily by implementing privacy guidelines. Coordinated efforts with industry information technology in legal matters of international importance.
Philipp Grabensee is Chairman of the Board of Afilias Ltd. Since 2003 and was Member of the Names Council of ICANNs Domain Name Supporting Organisation (DNSO). He studied law and philosophy at the Free University Berlin and the Rheinischen-Friedrich-Wilhelms-University in Bonn. He is an attorney with SHSG in Düsseldorf.
Bernadette Lewis’ career in telecommunications spans a period of more than twenty years. She acquired her technical skills working at the engineering and managerial levels with the national service provider, Telecommunications Services of Trinidad and Tobago Ltd.
In 2000, with her appointment as the technical Manager for the Caribbean Association of National Telecommunication Organisations (CANTO), her activities extended to regional information and communications issues.
Ms. Lewis was appointed to the position of Secretary General of the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) in August, 2003. Her mission for the organization is to ensure that that the citizens of the region have affordable access to, and are able to derive tangible benefit from the effective use of information and communication technologies.
Under her guidance, the CTU has been addressing the issue of Internet Governance on behalf of the Caribbean. Since 2005, the CTU has held annual Caribbean Internet Governance Fora, which have contributed to the development of a harmonized policy framework for Internet governance in the Caribbean. Ms. Lewis holds a BSc. from The University of the West Indies and Masters Degree from Aston University in the United Kingdom.
Olga Madruga-Forti has more than 25 years of experience as a senior executive and legal practitioner in the telecommunications and satellite industries, as well as extensive experience in commercial negotiations across numerous emerging market countries, including Asia, Latin America, and Africa. Currently, she is Chief of the Strategic Analysis and Negotiation Division of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), International Bureau returning to the Commission after 17 years of private sector international telecommunications experience. Most recently Ms. Madruga-Forti headed international policy and negotiation for ARSAT S.A. an international satellite company based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Ms. Madruga-Forti was also a Member of the Board for the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and an Adjunct Professor of Telecommunications Law and Negotiation at DePaul University Law School. Prior to joining ARSAT, Madruga-Forti was Vice President, Regulatory and Legal, for several U.S. satellite companies where she headed the global regulatory and market access operations.
Earlier in her career Ms. Madruga-Forti served nine years at the FCC as Special Counsel for International Satellite Policy and also Chief of the Domestic Services Branch of the Common Carrier Bureau. She earned her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center, in Washington, D.C. concentrating on international business law and graduating as the Belgrano Scholar to the Organization of American States. Prior to that, she graduated summa cum laude from Emory University with a double major in both English and French Literature. She is fluent in English, Spanish and French.
Moses Fraguela Loper has a Degree in Law and Political Science from Universidad del Istmo. He is the General Director of Electronic Commerce at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry of Panama , which is the authority for document storage technology services, the use of Internet as a medium for the provision of commercial Services , as well as promoting use of an Internet secure environment for commercial Services . Previously he served as Deputy General Director at the Registry of Industrial Property of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry of Panama , which is responsible for the technological and economic development through the legal protection of inventions and technological advances.
He has participated as an active member in committees that drew imprortant laws for Panamá.
John Curran is the President and CEO of the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN), responsible for leading the organization in its mission of managing the distribution of Internet number resources in its geographic region. He was also a founder of ARIN and served as its Chairman from inception through early 2009.
John’s experience in the Internet industry includes serving as CTO and COO for ServerVault, which provides highly secure, fully managed infrastructure solutions for sensitive federal government and commercial applications. Prior to this, he was CTO for XO Communications, and was integral in leading the organization’s technical initiatives, network architecture, and design of leading-edge capabilities built into the company’s nationwide network. Mr. Curran also served as CTO for BBN/GTE Internetworking, where he was responsible for the organization’s strategic technology direction. He led BBN’s technical evolution from one of the earliest Internet Service Providers through its growth and eventual acquisition by GTE.
He has also been an active participant in the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), having both co-chaired the IETF Operations and Network Management Area and served as a member of the IPng (IPv6) Directorate.
Sergio Carrera holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and a master in administration from the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey. He has also pursued further academic studies regarding public administration, public finance and design and management of franchise systems.
Professional Experience in the Civil Service:
He assumed his current position as CEO of the Fondo de Información y Documentación para la Industria, INFOTEC, in 2010, which is part of the network of public research centers of the National Council of Science and Technology. Mr. Carrera served as Director General of Internal Commerce and Digital Economy in the Ministry of Economy from 1997 to 2009 and was Chief of Staff of the Undersecretary for Internal Commerce in the Ministry of Commerce and Industrial Development from 1995 to 1997. He held several managerial and policy positions at the Ministries of Economy, Finance and Planning and Budget from 1985 to 1996.
Private Sector Experience:
He was the corporate director for special projects at Sukarne, the leading national meat producer, from 2009 to 2010.
Awards and other activities:
Mr. Carrera won the National Award for Logistics 2009. He was Vice President of Government Affairs of the Mexican Association of lnternet. At different periods he sat on the Board of Directors of public sector banks, retail stores, financial and communication institutions.
Karla Georgina Tapia Reyes has worked for the Mexican Government’s Ministry of Economy for the past seven years. She began her career with ProSoft as the head of the Counseling And Monitoring Department in 2006 and served as the coordinator of assessment reports in the same division from 2008 to 2009. Most recently she was the deputy director of the Mexican Internet Association and is currently the Deputy Director of Business Intelligence for Infotec.
She was graduated from Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics in 2001. She added a Master of Business Administration to her resume in 2011 from the same institution and she has taken multiple courses in various disciplines including Digital Marketing, Leadership and Marketing during the course of her career.
Alexa brings more than 20 years of experience in the technology industry with a track record of building internet brands and developing new markets. Alexa is the only executive in the industry who has launched a new gTLD and managed a large incumbent gTLD to market success. She served as .ORG The Public Interest Registry’s CEO from 2007 to 2010. She grew .ORG’s base by 40% and increased revenues by 81% through re-branding and re-positioning the TLD. Under her leadership PIR was named a FUTURE 50 company, recognition reserved for the 50 fastest growing companies in the Greater Washington, DC area.
Prior to PIR, Alexa was the Chief Marketing Officer and co-founder of .MOBI, the most successful TLD in ICANN’s 2004 round of launches. She also founded the DNSSEC Industry Coalition and the Registration Infrastructure Security Group (RISG), both international industry groups focused on innovative approaches to resolving security issues on the Internet. Alexa is an influential leader in the area of internet security and stability and has hosted forums and participated on many panels examining related trends and best practices.
Alexa received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland, and her MBA and MSIS from George Washington University.
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