Global Spectrum Series 2014

Speaker Biographies

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Confirmed speakers

Joao Batista de Rezende

Joao Batista de Rezende

President, Anatel, Brazil

 

João Batista de Rezende was born in Cambira, in the state of Paraná, in the South of Brazil. Mr Rezende mastered in economics in the Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo, graduated in 1988, also in economics at the State University of Londrina. He served as Chief of staff of the Ministry of planning, budget and management, joined the Board of Directors of the Bank of the State of Santa Catarina and the Board of Directors of Petrobras and Transpetro. From 2005 to 2006, he acted as Deputy President of the Brazilian Association of Fixed Telephone Service (Abrafix). He presided over the Development Company of Londrina (PR), where he served as municipal Secretary of finance and Chief Financial Officer of Cohab (Housing Company). He worked as an economist in the Inter-Union Department of statistics and socioeconomic studies (Dieese) and was Chief Financial Officer of São Paulo Foundation for education and technology. He served also as a consultant and professor of graduate studies. In November 1st, 2011, he was appointed to hold the post of President of the Board of Directors of the Agency, with a mandate until November 5, 2013 and had the mandate renewed for a new term of five years.

Clovis J Baptista Neto

Clovis J Baptista Neto

Executive Secretary, Inter-American Telecommunications Commission (CITEL)

 

CLOVIS JOSÉ BAPTISTA NETO is the Executive Secretary of the Inter-American Telecommunication Commission (CITEL), the telecommunications/ICT advisory body of the Organization of the American States (OAS). Prior to becoming the Executive Secretary of CITEL in March 2000, Mr. Baptista held several key positions in Brazil including Head of the National Telecommunications Agency's Office of International Affairs and Special Adviser to the Minister of Communications, International Affairs. He also undertook major responsibilities as Head of Department, Data Communications, Text and Telematics Services as well as Assistant Superintendent, International Network Operations in EMBRATEL before leaving the company in 1995. Mr. Baptista has served as Chairman of the Board of the Telecommunications Company of the State of Piauí (TELEPISA) and Member of the Board of the Telecommunications Company of the State of Pernambuco (TELPE) from 1995 to 1997. He was an active participant in the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), having represented Brazil in the ITU Council from 1995 to 1999, as well as in the WTO negotiations on basic telecommunications services, which led to the IV Protocol to the GATS Agreement in 1997. He has spoken as lecturer in several national and international seminars and conferences regarding telecommunications policy and regulation, international relations and trade in the
services area organized by the ITU, WTO, academic
institutions and others. Mr. Baptista holds an
Engineering Degree in Telecommunications, from the
Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro.

Héctor Bude

Héctor Bude

Chairman, CITEL Working Group for the Preparation for WRC-15

 

Cursó estudios de Técnico en Electrónica en el Instituto Salesiano Domingo Savio de la ciudad de Montevideo y de Ingeniería en la Facultad de Ingeniería de la Universidad de la República.

Ha desarrollado su labor en el ámbito de la administración y gestión del espectro radioeléctrico desde el año
1991 cuando ingresó a la Dirección Nacional de Comunicaciones, actual Unidad Reguladora de Servicios de
Comunicaciones (URSEC).

Durante casi dos décadas fue el Jefe del Departamento de Frecuencias Radioeléctricas y hoy desempeña la
jefatura del Departamento de Administración del Espectro además de integrar el Comité Gerencial de
URSEC, siendo el referente de la Gerencia de Ingeniería ante la Comisión Directiva.

En el ámbito del CCPII ha ocupado diversas posiciones, entre ellas Vicepresidente del Comité en el período
2010-2013, la Vicepresidencia del Grupo de Conferencias en el período 2008-2011/12 y la Presidencia del
Grupo de Conferencias a partir del 2012 y hasta la culminación de la Conferencia Mundial de
Radiocomunicaciones de 2015.

Maximiliano Salvadori Martinhão

Maximiliano Salvadori Martinhão

Secretary of Telecommunications, Ministry of Communications, Brazil

 

Maximiliano Salvadori Martinhão, Secretary of Telecommunications for the Ministry of Communications since June 2011, was born in 1971 in Campinas/SP, Brazil.

He is a Telecommunications Engineer by the National Institute of Telecommunications – INATEL and Master in Telecommunications Management by the University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom. He is also a Law graduate from the Institute of Superior Education of Brasília – IESB.

Before working at the Ministry, he was the General Manager of Certification and Spectrum Engineering at Anatel – the Brazilian Telecom regulating body – having also acted in other management and advisory roles in the Agency since 2005. He began his career as a Systems Planning Engineer in TELEBRÁS. Maximiliano has also acted as the representative for the Brazilian Administration in several national and international telecommunications forums.

Mindel de la Torre

Mindel de la Torre

Chief of the International Bureau, Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

 

Since October 2009, Mindel De La Torre has been Chief of the International Bureau at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). In that role, she leads the FCC’s efforts internationally – both on a bilateral and multilateral basis. She oversees the International Bureau’s functions with regard to licensing of international and domestic satellites, international long distance, international broadcast stations, and submarine cables. Ms. De La Torre was previously at the FCC between 1994-1998 as Deputy Chief of the Telecommunications Division of the International Bureau.

Before returning to the FCC, she was president of the Telecommunications Management Group, Inc. (TMG), a consulting firm in the Washington DC area. Her work at TMG included advising businesses, international organizations, and regulators on issues relevant to liberalization and commercialization of the telecommunications sector. Ms. De La Torre managed a variety of teams responsible for telecommunications projects, including advising telecommunications agencies in Latin America, Africa and the Middle East regarding key restructuring and regulatory issues, redrafting and updating telecommunications laws and involvement in third generation mobile issues.

She has been a member of various U.S. delegations to ITU conferences, such as the
World Conference on International Telecommunications, World Radiocommunication Conferences, World Telecommunication Development Conferences, and Plenipotentiary Conferences. She has also participated actively in regional telecommunications organizations, such as CITEL and APEC.

Ms. De La Torre also worked at the Department of Commerce – for over four years at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration and for three years in the General Counsel’s office.

Ms. De La Torre has a B.A. from Vanderbilt University and a J.D. from the University of Texas. She is a member of the Texas bar and the Federal Communications Bar Association. Having lived overseas most of her life, she speaks fluent Portuguese, French, and Spanish and is proficient in Italian.

Patricia Avila

Patricia Avila

Secretary of Electronic Communications, Ministry of Communications, Brazil

 

Biography to appear here shortly...

Luis Lucatero

Luis Lucatero

Chief of Regulatory Policy, IFT Mexico

 

Luis Lucatero is the Chief of Regulatory Policy at the Federal Telecommunications Institute of Mexico. In the last two years Mr. Lucatero lead a number of research projects that greatly influenced the depth and scope of the recent Telecommunications Constitutional Reform in Mexico. Among these projects is the creation of a nationwide nondiscriminatory wireless wholesaler using 90MHz in the 700MHz band. Prior to Mexico’s Constitutional Reform Mr. Lucatero led an international effort to accelerate the global adoption of the Asia Pacific band plan in 700MHz. This initiative was designed to trigger economies of scale for a market of nearly 4 billion subscribers under the same standard and thus set the basis for the viability of ultra-low-end smartphones close to 30USD. Mr. Lucatero studied physics at Hokkaido University in Japan, and did graduate studies of nonlinear optics at Ecole Polytechnique in France.

Andreas Geiss

Andreas Geiss

Acting Head of Unit, Radio Spectrum Policy, European Commission

 

Biography to appear here shortly...

Melesia Sutherland-Campbell

Melesia Sutherland-Campbell

Chair, Regulatory & Emerging Technologies Committee, The Caribbean Association of National Telecommunication Organizations (CANTO)

 

Melesia Sutherland Campbell is a regulatory specialist working with the multinational company Cable & Wireless which trades as LIME in the Caribbean. LIME is the leading full service telecommunications provider in the Caribbean.

Mrs. Sutherland Campbell has over fifteen (15) years’ experience in regulatory management and holds a first degree in Government from the University of the West Indies in Jamaica and a Masters of Business Administration in Finance from the Universities of Manchester and Wales, in the United Kingdom. Her thesis was titled “The Role of Regulation in Restraining Oligopoly Behaviour: The Case of Global Telecom Alliances”. She has spoken at several conferences organized by regional and international organizations such as the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) and the International Satellite Organization (Intelsat).

Over the years, Mrs. Sutherland Campbell has developed significant experience in regulatory management including coordinating and advocating the position of her company on policy issues to ministers of government, regulators and other stakeholders. She has been instrumental in developing strategic regulatory roadmaps for guiding her company’s business and in shaping the regulatory landscape across the Caribbean.

She is also the Chair of the Regulatory & Emerging Technologies Committee of CANTO, which is the trade organization for telecoms operators across the Caribbean region. The Committee addresses policy issues which are priorities for CANTO members, which at this time are spectrum and broadband issues. The Committee published a policy paper titled ‘Incentivising Investment in Broadband in the Caribbean’ which was packaged for Caribbean Ministers at the CANTO 2013 conference.

Joaquin Restrepo

Joaquin Restrepo

Head, Outreach and Publication Services Division, ITU

 

Joined the ITU in July 2012, acting as Head of Outreach and Publications Division at Radiocommunications Bureau, having in charge the Outreach Strategy for this Bureau.

During 2011-2012, was Senior Technical Advisor in REGULATEL. In 2010 Founder and 1st. Director General of the National Spectrum Agency, NSA, Colombia, in 2006 Director Office of International Affairs, Ministry of ICT of Colombia, in 2002 Director of Planning at COMPARTEL Program (universal service) at the same Ministry.

M.SC and Ph.D. Telecommunications, Ecole Nationale Superieure des Telecommunications, Toulouse, France; Electronic Engineer and M.Sc. Technology Management, Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, Medellín, Colombia., Extensive experience in meetings and conferences on ICT multilateral ITU, CITEL, CAATEL, COPUOS, etc. Project Manager regional satellite: Satellite Andean Colombian Satellite (SATCOL). More than 20 years of experience in academic sector, devoted to R&D projects in Radiocommunications. Author of numerous scientific papers in specialized magazines as: EEE, IAF, etc. Holder of several patents in the domain of Non-GEO satellite communications.

Luciana Camargos

Luciana Camargos

Senior Policy Manager, Government and Regulatory Affairs, GSMA

 

Luciana joined the GSMA in September 2012 as Senior Policy Manager responsible for Government and Regulatory Affairs. She graduated in electrical engineering from the University of Brasilia and has an MBA in Telecommunications from the University of Strathclyde, Scotland. She worked at Anatel Technical Advisory Unit from 1999 to 2006 on strategic spectrum planning. After completing her Masters, Luciana returned to Brazil as a government affairs consultant, representing the telecoms industry in Brazil and internationally as part of the Brazilian delegation, shaping the future of mobile services at international forums. From 2009 to May 2012, based in London, she worked at consulting firm Access Partnership, in charge of negotiating efficient use of spectrum, as well as the entrance of new services in the market, at international meetings at the ITU, CITEL, CEPT and other regional groups.

Stefan Zehle

Stefan Zehle

CEO, Coleago Consulting

 

Stefan Zehle, MBA, (CEO) Stefan is a co-founder of Coleago, was a Director Strategy, Marketing and Regulatory Affairs of a mobile operator. With 28 years telecoms experience, he is an expert in telecoms marketing strategy, spectrum valuation, and business planning.  Stefan was responsible for many successful mobile licence bids and spectrum auctions and worked in 40 countries in developed and emerging markets.  Stefan holds an MBA with distinction.  Co-author of the Economist’s Guide to Business Planning.

Graham Johnson

Graham Johnson

Partner, Aetha Consulting

 

Graham Johnson is a Partner at Aetha Consulting, which he helped found in 2011. At Aetha he has led projects for fixed and mobile telecommunications clients on the subjects of network costs, regulation and wholesale pricing. He has carried out case studies on how various countries have approached awarding the 700MHz/800MHz spectrum band for mobile broadband, and presentations on the use of LTE for fixed broadband communications. Before joining Aetha Graham worked at Analysys Mason (a specialist telecoms strategy consultancy), where he worked on licence bids, next generation networks, market reviews, fair market valuations and regulatory audits. In 1998 he opened the company’s office in Madrid which he led for 12 years.

Amit Nagpal

Amit Nagpal

Partner, Aetha Consulting

 

Amit Nagpal is a Partner at, and one of the co-founders of, Aetha Consulting. Amit has over 20 years of experience on spectrum management issues having started his career with the Radiocommunications Agency (now part of Ofcom) in the UK. Amit advises regulators/government bodies, fixed and mobile operators, broadcasters, financial institutions and industry associations on a wide range of issues including spectrum policy development and spectrum valuation and auction support. Amit’s experience includes leading studies for the European Commission on the introduction of spectrum trading and a harmonised approach to the digital dividend. Amit has undertaken projects for clients in Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia and North America and is therefore able to bring a global perspective to his work. He recently supported a mobile operator in Colombia with its preparations for the AWS
spectrum auction.

Elena Scaramuzzi

Elena Scaramuzzi

Principal Analyst, Cullen International

 

Elena Scaramuzzi joined Cullen International in 2009. At Cullen Elena’s activities are focused on telecommunications and media regulatory research in Latin America and Europe. Before joining Cullen International Elena worked at the international regulatory dept. of Telecom Italia, and prior to that at the World Bank in Washington DC. Elena has a degree in Political Science from LUISS University, Rome.

Cullen International provides a unique range of regulatory services on telecommunications, media, electronic commerce and postal services.

Richard  Womersley

Richard Womersley

Director, Spectrum Consulting, LStelcom

 

Richard is director of spectrum consulting for LS telcom. He has 20 over years consulting and business experience working in the radio spectrum management, public telecommunications, digital broadcasting and satellite industries. He has worked for regulators, network operators, financiers, governments and end-users on issues covering national and international policy; regulation and its impact; pricing, auctions and licensing; cost modelling and tariff setting; planning and consultation; network specification and procurement; monitoring and enforcement; interference and technical investigations and digital switch-over. His work has been international in nature having taken him to every continent except Antarctica. Richard is also an experienced trainer having been running courses on spectrum management and policy for over 10 years.

LS telcom is the World’s leading supplier of spectrum management solutions and services, counting over 90 regulators world-wide amongst our customers. We supply the most advanced spectrum management tools (both software and hardware) as well as having teams of consultants who deliver projects and training on all aspects of spectrum management, policy and strategy.

Eduardo Lima

Eduardo Lima

Head of Governmental Relationships Latin America, Nokia

 

Head of Government Relations at Nokia for Latin America, Bachelour of Science in Electrical Engineering, with emphasis in Electronic Systems, at University of Rio de Janeiro State (UERJ) in 1989; Specialization in Business Administration, with Marketing extension at Fundação Getúlio Vargas in 2003. Currently responsible by regulatory, policy, and spectrum issues, represents the Company at several institutions on subjects related to terrestrial mobile communications and has acted before in different areas as technology, strategic planning, marketing and sales in companies of telecom industry.

He has been engaged in processes for harmonization of 2600MHz, for using the 700 MHz band for mobile services aligned to APT channelization in Latin America and other initiatives, targeting the harmonic development of Telecom Industry in the region.

Jose Edio Gomes

Jose Edio Gomes

Technical Director, Hispamar

 

With degrees in Telecommunications, Information Systems and Business Administration, José Edio Gomes has more than 35 years of experience in satellite communications. Currently, Mr. Gomes is the Technical Director at Hispamar Satélites S.A. and is responsible for the Operations, Infrastructure, Ground Segment, IT and Broadband via satellite departments. Mr. Gomes also supports regulatory issues and represents Hispamar at CITEL.

Before Hispamar, Mr. Gomes has worked at various capacities in Globalstar do Brasil, Intelsat (Washington, DC) and Embratel. Mr. Gomes also holds an MBA degree from COPPEAD Institute in Rio de Janeiro

Christian Koboldt

Christian Koboldt

Co-Founder, DotEcon

 

Christian Koboldt is a co-founder and partner of DotEcon Ltd. A former academic economist, Christian advises companies and public sector bodies worldwide in competition and litigation cases and regulatory proceedings, on public policy issues (such as spectrum licensing) and on market design and business strategy.
Christian has supported regulators and bidders in spectrum auctions in Europe, Africa, Asia-Pacific and the Americas, covering a wide range of auction formats. Christian’s specific expertise is in network industries, and he has worked for fixed and mobile telecoms operators, broadcasters and regulatory bodies on issues ranging from interconnection disputes to the design of regulatory policies that promote investment and innovation.

Diana Tomimura

Diana Tomimura

Project Manager, Ministry of Communications, Brazil

 

M.Sc. Degree in Computer Science from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro,
Bachelor in Telecomunications Engineering from the Fluminense Federal University.
Has previously worked for Intelig, Nokia Networks.
Worked for Anatel on Spectrum Planning from 2007 to 2011.
Since then, she works for the Ministry of Communications.
Participates actively in international meetings of CITEL and the ITU-R.

Alexander Riobo

Alexander Riobo

Latin America Regulatory Director, Telefonica; & Board Member, 4G Americas

 

Alexander Riobó is an Electronic Engineer from the University of Javeriana in Colombia. He has a Masters in Technology and Innovation Management from the University of Sussex, UK and Senior Management studies from the INALDE Business School in Colombia. He has worked in the telecommunications industry since 1993.
In 2004 he joined the Telefónica Group and is currently the Latin America Regulatory Director, based in Sao Paulo.

He is a member of the Board of 4G Americas and the Governing Board of the American Association of Research Centers and Telecommunication Companies-(AHCIET).

Nathalia Foditsch

Nathalia Foditsch

Policy and Regulatory Consultant, Broadband Special Programme, Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)

 

Nathalia Foditsch strongly believes technology is driving us towards a more inclusive society. She is a licensed Brazilian attorney specialized in public policy and regulatory practice and currently works as a consultant for the IDB’s Broadband Special Programme. Before joining the IDB she has worked at the Brookings Institution, the World Bank, CADE (the Brazilian antitrust authority) and law firms. Foditsch holds a Masters in Law and a Masters in Public Policy, and is currently co-presenter for the course “Comparative U.S. Brazil Legal and Judicial Systems” at the Washington College of Law (WCL), American University.

Francisco Giacomini Soares

Francisco Giacomini Soares

Senior Director of Government Affairs, Qualcomm

 

Francisco Giacomini Soares is Senior Director of Government Affairs at Qualcomm Incorporated. He joined the company in 2007. Francisco is responsible for government related activities in Brazil and Southern Cone countries. Amongst his main activities are spectrum, regulatory and policy issues, participation in the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and CITEL, and social responsibility initiatives such as Wireless Reach.

Previously, Francisco worked at ANATEL, the Brazilian Telecommunications Agency since its inception in 1997, and held various roles, including General Manager for Certification, Spectrum Planning and Engineering, and Advisor of the President. During his tenure he led and was part of the Brazilian Administration in different fora, including ITU and CITEL, where he chaired the working group related to IMT spectrum in ITU (WP-8F), and terrestrial fixed and mobile radio communications services at CITEL (PCCII). At the Ministry of Communications, he was the General Coordinator for Spectrum Planning and Engineering. Francisco serves as Member of the Fiscal and Administrative Board in Telebrasil. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Brasilia (UnB).

Luiz Alencar Reis da Silva Mello

Luiz Alencar Reis da Silva Mello

Professor, Telecommunications Studies Centre (CETUC), PUC-Rio

 

Biography to appear here shortly...

Charles M. Firestone

Charles M. Firestone

Executive Director, Communications and Society Program, Aspen Institute

 

Charlie Firestone joined the Aspen Institute Communications and Society Program as executive director in 1989. Since then, the program has focused on the implications of communications and information technologies for leadership; the impact of new technologies on democratic, economic and social institutions; and the development of new communications policy models and options for the public interest. Charlie also served as the Aspen Institute's Executive Vice President for policy programs and international activities for three years and is currently Vice President of the Institute. Previously, he was director of the Communications Law Program at UCLA, President of the Los Angeles Board of Telecommunications Commissioners and a communications attorney. Charlie has argued two Supreme Court cases, and has written numerous articles on communications law and policy. In the fall of 2003 he was a visiting professor of public policy at Duke University. He is a graduate of Amherst College and Duke University Law School.

Geraldo Neto

Geraldo Neto

Manager of Government Affairs, Qualcomm Inc.

 

Geraldo Neto is Manager of Government Affairs at Qualcomm Incorporated. Geraldo is responsible for government related activities in Brazil and Southern Cone countries. Amongst his main activities are spectrum, regulatory and policy issues, participation in the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and CITEL, and social responsibility initiatives such as Wireless Reach.

Geraldo has a background in the Broadcast industry having worked at RBS TV (Globo TV affiliate), and an extensive regulatory experience acquired during his time in Anatel (Brazilian Regulatory Agency). In Anatel, he headed the Study Group in charge of the digital television channel planning, made contributions to MERCOSUR, CITEL and ITU, and worked in the new regulation for digital broadcast systems. He has a clear understanding on service regulation and frequency allocation in Brazil.

He holds a Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), and is currently finishing his Masters in Embedded Electrical and Computer Systems at San Francisco State University (SFSU).

Jose Ayala

Jose Ayala

Head of Industry and Goverment Relations for Latin America , Ericsson

 

Jose Ayala joined Ericsson in the USA in the year 2000, and was transferred to Latin America operations in 2002, where, he developed his career in Sales, Engineering and Business Development areas.

Currently, Mr. Ayala is Head of Government and Industry Relations for Latin America at Ericsson, in which role is responsible for leading Ericsson strategy regarding Telecom policies which favor the massive adoption of broadband services in the region. Over the past years, Mr. Ayala has supported several Governments across the region in areas of spectrum management, national ICT plans and mobile broadband strategies.

Prior to joining Ericsson, Mr. Ayala built a solid career in leading Telecom Operators based in Central America, United States, and Spain.

A national of El Salvador, Mr. Ayala is a Telecommunications engineer with over twenty years of experience in the industry, and has strong background in areas of Mobile and Fixed Broadband, IMS Softswitch, IP, and Transport systems.

Mr. Ayala holds a Master Degree in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology University, and received a Fullbright Scholarship. In addition, he received a fellowship from AHCIET.

Eloi Stivaletti

Eloi Stivaletti

Director, Eutelsat Americas

 

Eloi Stivalletti is a Telecommunications Engineer by the National Institute of Telecommunications – INATEL and postgraduate in Executive Marketing by ESPM and Economics Engineering by UERJ – Rio de Janeiro State University.

He has been working in the satellite sector in the last 17 years, ranging from satellite service providers and equipment supplier to satellite operator. He joined Eutelsat do Brasil in 2001. Before it he worked at Gilat, Telespazio and Impsat.

At Eutelsat do Brasil he´s in charge of commercial and marking activities as well as interface with ANATEL for which concerns to frequency licensing, landing rights to foreign and Brazilian satellites.

He´s the representative of Eutelsat do Brasil at CITEL.

Renell Alamilla

Renell Alamilla

Spectrum Management Officer, Public Utilities Commission – Belize

 

Joined the PUC in March 2007 as a Sector Specialist in the Telecommunication Sector. This was later changed to Spectrum Management Officer.
Holds an HND from Business & Technical Education Council of London, England in Electronic Engineering.
Worked for Cable & Wireless PLC from June 1972 to December 1987 in various sections starting in HF Radio Station and moved to the International Earth Station.
At the expiration of their license I joined the staff of Belize Telecommunication Ltd (BTL) in January 1988 and rose through the ranks holding several positions. In 2003, while Head of Mobile Services Department, he took up an offer to be a consultant to the company. I retired from BTL in 2006.
I have attended seminars and conferences and hold diplomas and certificates in many topics related to telecommunication and management.

Luis Lara

Luis Lara

Director, Spectrum and Regulatory Affairs , Motorola Solutions Inc.

 

Mr. Luis Lara is a graduated from the National Polytechnic Institute of Mexico (IPN) with bachelors in Communications and Electronics Engineering, and holds Diploma in Telecommunications from the Mexico Autonomous Institute of Technology (ITAM).

He has worked in both private sector and the public sector, particularly in the Secretariat of Communications and Transportation (SCT) and the Federal Communications Commission of Mexico (COFETEL).

In 2009, Mr. Lara was appointed Director of Government Affairs at Motorola Solutions, with responsibility for regulation and spectrum policy for Latin America.

He has collaborated and led efforts in designing and implementing strategies on government and industry relations, in regards to standardization, regulation and spectrum policy. He has been speaker at various national and international forums, and has lectured on planning and spectrum regulation.

With an experience of over 14 years in Motorola and over 19 years in the radio industry, he has participated in the last five International Telecommunications Union (ITU)’s World Radio Conferences (WRC) and is active contributor of activities and initiatives of the Inter-American Telecommunication Commission (CITEL). Currently he is member of the board of CANIETI, Mexico’s Chamber of Telecommunications and Information Industry, on behalf of the manufacturers of telecommunications equipment.

Ana Eliza Faria e Silva

Ana Eliza Faria e Silva

Technology Director, Brazilian Society of Television Engineering - SET

 

Electrical engineer graduated by Brazilian state university UNICAMP, Ana is a specialist on digital terrestrial television. She holds a master degree on Subjective Evaluation of Compressed Video Quality, MBA on Telecommunications by IBMEC and MBA on Management by Fundação Dom Cabral.

She manages of the Transmission Technology Department at TV Globo and is currently the technology director of the Brazilian Society of Television Engineering. She is also the coordinator of the Technical Module of the Brazilian Digital Television Forum and the president of the Special Committee for Digital Television of the Brazilian Association for Standardization which is responsible for the DTV standardization process in Brazil.

Ana is an active contributor to ITU-R since 2001. She has chaired a Rapporteur group on techniques for the evaluation of digital terrestrial television broadcasting systems and is currently co-chairing ITU-R Integrated Broadcast Broadband Rapporteur Group.

Andre Felipe

Andre Felipe

Consultant, Regulatory Affairs, ABRATEL

 

Bachelor in Communication Systems Engineering from the University of Brasília and specialist in Public Management.

André is the regulatory and government affairs consultant from Abratel - Associação Brasileira de Rádio e Televisão - representing radio and TV broadcasters from Brazil with participation in the Inter-American Telecommunication Comission (CITEL) as part of the Brazilian delegation in subjects related policy, planning and use of the spectrum, the future of television broadcasting and new technologies.

He worked for Claro (planning and network quality - GSM and 3G networks) and started to work in broadcasting area inicially for Record TV Netwotk (Rede Record).

Celedonio von Wuthenau

Celedonio von Wuthenau

CALA Public Affairs Director, Alcatel Lucent

 

Biography to appear here shortly.

Fernando Borjón

Fernando Borjón

Commissioner, IFT Mexico

 

El ingeniero Borjón cuenta con experiencia en los temas de radio y televisión, espectro radioeléctrico y asuntos bilaterales e internacionales. Se ha desempeñado por más de 15 años en la administración pública y fue propuesto por el Presidente de la República para ocupar el cargo de comisionado en el IFT, habiendo sido ratificado por el Congreso el 10 de septiembre de 2013. Se ha destacado por su trabajo en el desarrollo de políticas públicas orientadas al desarrollo de la radiodifusión, destacando su trabajo en el desarrollo de la Politica de Transición a la Televisión Digital Terrestre en nuestro país. Asimismo, presidió la Conferencia de Plenipotenciarios de la Unión Internacional de Telecomunicaciones (UIT) en el 2010 y fue presidente del Consejo de la UIT de 2010 a 2012. Cuenta con el grado de Maestro en Ciencias en Sistemas Industriales por la Universidad de Brunel, Reino Unido y el de Licenciado en Ingeniería Biomédica por la Universidad Iberoamericana, México

Matias Cattaneo

Matias Cattaneo

Head of Strategic Planning Area, National Communications Commission (CNC) Argentina

 

Biography to appear shortly.

Liliana Nakonechnyj

Liliana Nakonechnyj

President, Brazilian Society of Television Engineering-SET & Director of Transmission Technology, TV Globo Brazil

 

Liliana Nakonechnyj works for Globo Television Network as Engineering Director for Transmission Technology. Liliana graduated as a telecommunications engineer in the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, and holds two MBAs degrees in business and strategic management. Her career has been mostly dedicated to launching innovative transmission systems, taking advantage of satellite, terrestrial or fiber optics technologies. From 1994, she lead studies for the introduction of terrestrial digital television in Brazil and is currently works on launching it throughout the country both within Globo and the Brazilian Forum of Digital Television. She is also International Director of SET- the Brazilian Society of Television Engineering and is a member of the National Council of Social Communication, a consultive body to the Brazilian Senate.

Logistics

When

Wed 14 May, 2014 08.30 to
Thu 15 May, 2014 17.30

BRT

 

Where

Centro de Convenções SulAmérica

Paulo de Frontin , 1
Cidade Nova - Centro
Rio de Janeiro - RJ
Brazil

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Downloads

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Conferencia 2014 sobre Gestion del Espectro en America Latina

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