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Speaker Biographies

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Speakers

Mario Maniewicz

Mario Maniewicz

Director, Radiocommunication Bureau, ITU

 

Mr. Mario Maniewicz was elected Director of the ITU Radiocommunication Bureau at the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference 2018 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. He took office on 1 January 2019.

Mario Maniewicz is an electronic engineer specialized in telecommunications. He has been with the ITU for over 30 years, where he has held various positions of responsibility in the Radiocommunication and Development Bureaux as well as in ITU Regional Offices.

As Director, Mr. Maniewicz is responsible for the management of the Radiocommunication Bureau, which organizes and co-ordinates the work of the Radiocommunication Sector whose aim is to ensure the rational, equitable, efficient and economical use of the radio-frequency spectrum and satellite orbits.

Virginia Nakagawa Morales

Virginia Nakagawa Morales

Vice Minister of Communications, Ministry of Transport and Communications, Peru

 

Virginia Nakagawa Morales was appointed as MTC Vice Minister of Communications in January of this year. She is a lawyer from the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP) and graduated from the master's degree in International Economic Law from the same house of studies.
Prior to her appointment as vice minister, she served as General Director of Concessions in Transportation of the MTC. She has extensive experience in the regulation of strategic sectors and public services, under concessions and private investment, also in access to essential infrastructure and facilities, and conflict resolution. She has also been an advisor on issues of free and fair competition, with successful processes, both in Peru and abroad, before the competition agencies.

Hector Huici

Hector Huici

Secretary of Information Technology and Communications, Ministry of Modernization of the Argentine Republic

 

Hector Huici born in Buenos Aires, married with three children. Lawyer (UBA, 1989) with a Magister Degree in Administrative Law (Universidad Austral, 1992).

From 10 December 2013 to 18 January 2016, he was a legislator in the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires for the PRO party. Before that, he devoted himself to the private practice of law with particular focus on regulated industries, mainly in the energy and telecommunication sector. He was a partner at the M&M Bomchil law firm between 2005 and 2013.

As regards the public sector, he worked at the former National Telecommunication Commission and the Energy Secretariat.

He teaches in public and private universities, both at graduate and postgraduate level. Additionally, he is the author of numerous articles on his specialty for local and foreign media.

Jose  Aguilar

Jose Aguilar

General Director of Policy and Regulation on Communications, Ministry of Transport and Communications, Peru

 

Economist graduated from The Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, he holds a MBA from ESAN University and specialization studies in regulation, finance, telecommunications, project development, among others.
Likewise, he has worked in different management and advisory positions in recognized regulatory and administrative bodies, including as Head of Regulation and Economics of the Supervisory Board for Investment in Public Transport Infrastructure - OSITRAN and General Director of General Directorate of Politics and Regulation on Communications, Ministry of Transport and Communications – MTC, a position he currently holds.

Arturo  Robles

Arturo Robles

Commissioner, IFT Mexico

 

Arturo Robles Rovalo is a Commissioner at the Federal Telecommunications Institute since April 2017. He is a Telecommunications Engineer from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). He studied the Joint Doctorate in Telecommunications at the Polytechnic University of Madrid and has a research proficiency in Signal Theory and Communications by the same university. He has completed a diploma in Telecommunications Management in Spain and in Digital Market Regulation in Belgium.

He has worked for European operators in the areas of strategic development and technological evolution, as well as for global consultancies specialized in the technological, economic and political-regulatory analysis of multinational telecommunications and information technology projects. Additionally, he has served as the Strategic Director at Détente Group for the deployment, evaluation, policy design and international coordination of satellite systems for national security. In 2015, he joined the Federal Institute of Telecommunications, where he held the position of Deputy General Director of Research in Prospective.

Hector Bude

Hector Bude

Head of Spectrum Management Department, URSEC; , Representative, WG for WRC19 preparation, CITEL

 

Hector Bude De Leon studied Electronics at Domingo Savio, a Salesian Institute in Montevideo and Engineering in the University of the Republic (UDELAR).

He has developed his work in the field of administration and management of the radio spectrum since 1991 when he joined the National Communications Authority (DNC), which in 2001 became the actual Communications Regulatory Agency (URSEC) of Uruguay.

For nearly two decades he was the Head of Radio Frequencies and today he is the Head of the Frequency Management Department and also is one the members of the Management Committee of URSEC.

Within the PCC.II of CITEL (Inter American Telecommunication Commission) he has been in several positions, including Vice-Chairman for the period 2010-2013 and Vice-Chairman of the Working Group for the Preparation for the Regional and World Radiocommunication Conference for the period 2008-2011.
He was also the Vice-Chairman of PCC.II for the period 2014-2018 and the Chairman of the Working Group for the 2015 World Radiocommunication Conference.

Allan Ruiz

Allan Ruiz

Executive Secretary, COMTELCA

 

Allan Ruiz, born in San Jose, Costa Rica. He received his degree as Electrical Engineer from the University of Costa Rica in 1988 and his Master Degree in Telecommunication form the Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros en Telcomnicaciones (Universad Politécnica de Madrid) in 1993 he also got a Diploma as Network Architecture from the École nationale supérieure des télécommunications, Télécom Paris in 1991.

He is a self-motivated, success-driven, detail oriented professional with more than 20 years of experience in information and communications technologies in the private and public sectors focusing on ICT networks, spectrum management, wireless, fixed and mobile, broadcasting, digital television, satellite, and broadband. He has been responsible for the planning and implementation of many diverse projects in the areas of: network operations, network planning, sales, pre-sales, post-sales, product manager, project manager, marketing and policy maker.

He represented Costa Rica in different international telecommunication organizations such, CITEL (COM/CITEL as the Chairman), ITU (ITU council member), World Radio Communications Conferences and at the OECD infrastructure Chapter. OECD Ministerial Meeting 2016. He worked with several large global corporations, including Lucent Technologies, Alcatel-Lucent, Intel, General Electric and ICE (Costa Rican telecom operator). As well as international organizational organizations as World Bank and currently with the Interamerican Development Bank as a broadband consultant, the International Telecommunication Union as a Consultant for the Central American region on spectrum management on wireless broadband, broadcasting, satellite, aeronautical and maritime issues and public policy development. He was the Spectrum Director and Deputy Minister of Telecommunications at Ministry of Science, Technology and Telecommunications in Costa Rica and he is the current Executive Secretary of COMTELCA (Comisión Técnica Regional de Telecomunicaciones) that covers Central America and the Dominican Republic.

Osamu Kamimura

Osamu Kamimura

Vice President and Head of Spectrum Policy Office, Softbank

 

Mr. Osamu Kamimura is Vice President and Head of Spectrum Policy Office at SoftBank Corp. and is responsible for international standardization and domestic regulatory activities relating to SoftBank's mobile telecommunications business. He has more than 20 years of experience in the mobile telecommunications industry. Based on his knowledge obtained through his experience in several mobile operation companies, he has played a key role in various activities such as the development of ITU-R Recommendations and domestic regulations for "AXGP", which is a mobile telecommunications system based on next generation PHS, enhanced to incorporate LTE technology.
He currently leads SoftBank's international standardization and domestic regulatory activities for 5th Generation Mobile Communications System (5G) as well as activities towards future WRC meetings for SoftBank's HAPS project.

Gabriela Lago

Gabriela Lago

Director, Regulatory Affairs, OneWeb

 

Gabriela Lago is Director, Regulatory Affairs for OneWeb, a pioneering startup that is launching the first truly global, high-speed connectivity global communications in space, with the mission of bringing seamless connectivity to everyone, everywhere, through a next-generation satellite constellation. Gabriela is responsible for managing regulatory, public policy and licensing matters in Latin America. With more than 20 years in the ICT industry, Gabriela’s extensive experience also includes technical project management and implementations, sales and business development activities as well as global marketing and communications. Gabriela started her career in the satellite industry with COMSAT Corporation, and continued to work with companies such as Telcordia (former Bell Labs) and Neustar in the sale and implementation of national number portability solutions. Before joining OneWeb, Gabriela advised companies as an independent consultant on their go-to-market strategies and sales in Latin America. She also collaborated with the InterAmerican Telecommunications Commission (CITEL) and the Central American Technical Commission (COMTELCA). Gabriela holds a BA from Universidad de Buenos Aires and an MBA from George Mason University.

Jose Ayala

Jose Ayala

Head of Government and Industry Relations for Latin America, Ericsson

 

Jose Luis Ayala, Head of Government and Industry Relations for Latin America at Ericsson, is responsible for leading Ericsson’s strategy regarding telecom policies, which favour the massive adoption of broadband services in the region. He joined Ericsson in the USA in 2000, and moved to Latin America operations in 2002. In his position, Mr Ayala has supported several governments, developing successful strategies in areas of spectrum management, national ICT plans and, mobile broadband strategies. Prior to joining Ericsson, Mr Ayala worked with leading telecom operators based in Central America, United States, and Spain.

A telecommunications engineer with over twenty years of experience in the industry, Mr Ayala holds a Master Degree in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology University under a Fullbright Scholarship. In addition, he received a fellowship from AHCIET.

Hector Marin

Hector Marin

Senior Director, Government Affairs, Qualcomm

 

Hector Marin is Senior Director, Government Affairs for Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean and the Andean region. In this position, his main goal is to manage the regulatory policy and strategic initiatives for the deployment and advancement of Qualcomm’s technologies and services. He participates in the activities of the Inter-American Telecommunication Commission (CITEL), the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and other international forums.

He joined Qualcomm in August 2001 as Director of Business Development for Mexico and Central America. He has almost 30 years of experience in wireless systems, and has written several articles for specialized telecom magazines.

He began his professional career in October 1989 as a Cell Planning Engineer at Ericsson. In January 1992 he started working for Lucent Technologies as a Wireless Systems Sales Subdirector and in September 1997 he was transferred to the Bell Labs in New Jersey. Two years later he rejoined Lucent Technologies in Mexico City as the Sales Technical Support Director. Hector is Communications and Electronics Engineer graduated from the National Polytechnic Institute (IPN).

Agostinho Linhares

Agostinho Linhares

Manager of Spectrum, Orbit and Broadcasting Division, ANATEL

 

Agostinho Linhares received his PhD degree in Telecommunications from University of Brasilia in 2015. He joined Anatel in 2005 and has already worked in the Enforcement Division, Spectrum Engineering Division, Board of Directors Advisory and, currently, is Manager of Spectrum, Orbit and Broadcasting. Before Anatel, he has worked at Petrobras as a Telecommunications Engineer developing projects related to optical communications systems, RF links and IP Networks. He is the Coordinator of the Brazilian Communication Commission - Radiocommunication Sector (CBC-2) and is responsible for the Brazillian preparation for WRC-19. Additionally, he participates in ITU-R and ITU-T Study Groups, and is the vice-chairman of PCC.II/Citel for the period 2014-2018. He was Head of the Brazillian Delegation for WRC-15.

Teresa Gomes de Almeida

Teresa Gomes de Almeida

Chief Executive Officer, Internet para Todos Peru

 

Electronic engineer from the Simón Bolívar University (Venezuela) 1996, with a career of more than 23 years in Telefónica Venezolana, a recognized telecommunications company in Venezuela, where she held different positions and responsibilities in the area of ​​Technology until assuming the position of CTO. Recently she assumes the responsibility of CEO of a new company, Internet for All in Peru, leading the company's positioning as the solution to bridge the digital divide in rural areas of the country, allowing access to the internet through a model, sustainable based on disruptive technologies, in favor of development, equal opportunities and improvement of people's quality of life.

In the face of the economic and services crisis in Venezuela, it managed to successfully manage the continuity and quality of the telecommunications service provided by Telefónica Venezolana, overcoming the complications of a reduced investment scenario and limited resources through optimization and continuous search for different ways of doing things.

Nadia Villegas

Nadia Villegas

General Director of Programs and Projects on Communications, Ministry of Transport and Communications, Peru

 

Lawyer from the National University of San Marcos (UNMSM) with postgraduate studies in Public Services Regulation at the University of the Pacific and Procedural Law by the UNMSM. Also with a Specialization of Public Services by the ESAN University. They have more than 10 years of work experience, mostly in public sector entities linked to the telecommunications sector. She has been a lawyer for the Regulatory Policy Management and the Legal Advice Management of Osiptel between 2012 and 2015. Coordinator of Normative Projects of the General Directorate of Regulation and International Affairs in Communications between 2016 and 2018. Since May 2018 serves as General Director of the General Directorate of Communications Programs and Projects (formerly General Directorate of Communications Concessions).

Stefan Zehle

Stefan Zehle

CEO, Coleago

 

Stefan Zehle is the co-founder and CEO of Coleago. He has 29 years’ experience in telecoms consulting and as Director of a mobile operating company. He specialises in strategy and business planning, spectrum related issues such as spectrum policy, valuation and auctions, and telecoms regulatory topics. He gained his experience working in developed markets in Europe, Canada and the US and also in emerging markets in the Middle East, Africa, and the Far East.

As Director of Strategy, Marketing and Regulatory Affairs, Stefan launched the third mobile operator in Algeria. He developed the strategy, designed the organisation chart, recruited other Directors and 200 staff, built the Sales and Marketing department, oversaw the development of distribution and the offer, and managed the brand creation. He also successfully challenged the regulatory status quo, transforming the interconnect landscape in Algeria by introducing best practice interconnect agreements for the first time. He filed regulatory complaints, winning million dollar cost savings.

Stefan is also the co-author of “Guide to Business Planning”, published by “The Economist”, now in its second edition (“Outstanding Academic Title, 2009” awarded by Choice, the US academic reviewers) and is an experienced conference speaker, chairing the Ministerial Programme session at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Stefan holds an MBA (with distinction) awarded by the University of Westminster in 1991 and speaks French, English, and German.

Daniel Castro

Daniel Castro

Coordinator, Spectrum Department, Representing the Director General of Quality, SUTEL, Costa Rica

 

Daniel Castro is an electronic engineering, with a telematic master degree and one project management master degree. He works for the Telecom Regulator in Costa Rica (SUTEL) as a coordinator in the spectrum assignment department, and is part of the investigation group looking at spectrum to IMT in the country. He has 11 years experience in the telecommunication area, of which 7 have been in the regulatory sector.

Ana Quintanilla

Ana Quintanilla

Head of Regulatory Strategy, Telefonica Peru

 

Fernando Carrillo

Fernando Carrillo

Senior Principal Engineer - Regulatory Affairs, EchoStar/Hughes

 

Fernando Carrillo has an extensive experience in technical/regulatory aspects in spectrum planning and management, as well as satellite communications planning and coordination; experience acquired during more than 20 years of a successful career as a former official of the telecommunications regulatory bodies of Mexico and more recently as a regulatory engineer at Hughes Network Systems.

Mr. Carrillo joined Hughes in September 2015 as Senior Principal Engineer in Regulatory Affairs. His duties involve performing the satellite coordination tasks for the Hughes Network Systems fleet, the development of strategies and policies to guarantee the company’s access to spectrum and orbital resources, as well as to provide support in all regulatory activities aimed to obtain the required authorizations in all countries where the company provides its services.

Last charge of Mr. Carrillo as a Mexican Government official was as Director General for Spectrum Planning at the Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT), the telecommunications and broadcasting regulator body in Mexico. Prior to such appointment he has occupied several senior positions at the IFT and at the former regulator, the Federal Telecommunications Commission (COFETEL). His main duties in his last charge involved the design of the spectrum policy in Mexico, as well as to conduct the preparatory works towards the ITU World Radio Conferences.

In the international arena Mr. Carrillo has been part of the Mexican negotiation teams of multiple bilateral agreements and protocols with the U.S. for the shared use of frequency bands on the common border. He has also participated as national representative at the ITU World Radio Conferences of 1997, 2000, 2003, 2007 and 2012, the last two occasions as Head of Delegation. He also served as Chair of CITEL’s former Permanent Consultative Committee III- Radiocommunications, during the period 2001-2002. He is currently involved in the ITU-R preparation process towards the World Radio Conference of 2019.

Mr. Carrillo has a degree in Electrical-Mechanical Engineering at the National an Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), and a degree of Master of Science in Electrical Engineering at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA).

Heli Frosterus

Heli Frosterus

Principal Spectrum Policy Advisor, Ofcom, UK

 

Heli Frosterus is a Spectrum Policy Principal at Ofcom, working mainly on 5G and supporting wireless innovation in industry. She has 10 years of experience from different roles in the public sector both in Finland and in the UK.
In Ofcom, Heli has worked with both fixed networks, managing the Wholesale local access market review, and with spectrum issues. Heli has been a member in many EU and OECD working groups. Heli has master’s degrees on economics (University of Helsinki) and EU Competition Law (King's College, London).

Paola Marquez Mantilla

Paola Marquez Mantilla

Regulation Manager, Entel

 

Paola Marquez, Regulatory Manager at Entel Perú, is currently responsable to manage the regulatory affairs of Entel Group in Perú. She joined Entel Group in 2008, first as Regulatory Affairs Manager and later as Legal and Regulatory Affairs Manager at Americatel Perú.
Miss Marquez has extensive experience in telecommunications, both in private and public entities. Her last charge in Public Administration was as Director of Communications Projects Office of the Ministry of Transports and Communications. Previously, she was principal advisor of the Viceminister of Communications, legal advisor at the General Legal Office and advisor of the General Secretary of the Ministry of Transports and Communications.

Prior on her career, she worked as part of relevant work teams at high level in the Ministry of Economic and Finance and in the Prime Minister Office.

She is a lawyer graduated from Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, and has master’s degrees in Economics and Public Services Regulation (Universitat de Barcelona) and in Finance and Corporate Law (Universidad ESAN). Currently, she is also a university professor of telecommunications law and arbitrator.

Veena Rawat

Veena Rawat

Senior Spectrum Advisor, GSMA

 

Dr. Rawat is President and CEO of Expert Strategies International, LLC, a consulting firm, advising GSMA as Senior Spectrum Advisor. In 2014 she became an Officer of the Order of Canada for her “contributions to telecommunications engineering and for leadership in establishing the global regulatory framework for radio spectrum management”

Between 2011-14, Dr. Rawat worked as Vice President and Ambassador to ITU for BlackBerry. During 2004-11, Dr. Rawat was President of Communications Research Centre, the only Canadian federal government research lab conducting R&D in all communications technologies. Before heading CRC, Dr. Rawat spent 28 years within the Canadian Government where she held executive positions in managing radio frequency spectrum.

Dr. Rawat ‘s many "firsts" in her career and her long list of national and international awards include being the first female (and first Canadian as well) ever to chair ITU's WRC (World Radio Conference) in 2003 for which she was awarded ITU’s gold medal by the Secretary Genera; IEEE award for Public Service in Communications – 2012; from the Govt of Canada the highest Public Service Award of Excellence – 2011; and from Canadian Women in Communications’ Canadian Woman of the Year – 2004.

Hazem Moakkit

Hazem Moakkit

Vice President, Spectrum Strategy, Intelsat

 

Hazem Moakkit is responsible for shaping Intelsat’s strategic long-term positioning in the marketplace. In his role, he works closely with the company’s product management and innovation service teams to analyze and identify emerging growth opportunities for Intelsat. In addition, he is responsible for managing efforts that protect, optimize and leverage the company’s spectrum assets in support of Intelsat’s broader long-term growth strategy.

Mr Moakkit is a veteran of the satellite industry. Prior to rejoining Intelsat in 2015, Mr Moakkit served as Vice President, Spectrum Development, at O3b Satellite Networks where he was responsible for managing and acquiring spectrum assets for the non-geostationary satellite operator, in addition to overseeing all of their regulatory activities at the ITU, CEPT and other regulatory bodies. Before that, he was the Director of Regulatory & Spectrum Affairs where he created and managed the spectrum strategy at Yahsat (UAE), and was a key member of the corporate strategy team where he was instrumental in formulating the expansion strategy for Yahsat in Africa and South America.

Prior to Yahsat, Mr Moakkit was a member of the spectrum & regulatory group at Intelsat (previously PanAmSat) in Washington D.C. During his tenure at PanAmSat, he also worked in various system and sales engineering capacities.

Early on in his career, Mr. Moakkit served as a systems engineer at ATCI, a nascent satellite systems integrator based in Tempe, Arizona. While at ATCI he designed and built RF systems for several Fortune 500 clients.

Mr Moakkit earned a Master of Business Administration Degree from Georgetown University and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering at Arizona State University.

Ana Eliza Faria e Silva

Ana Eliza Faria e Silva

Head of Technical Regulatory Affairs, Tecnologia Globo

 

An electrical engineer from UNICAMP, she holds a Master’s in subjective evaluation of video from UNICAMP, an MBA in Management from the Dom Cabral Foundation and an MBA in Telecommunications from IBMEC. During her period as manager of the transmission technology department of TV Globo has been involved in several ground-breaking projects of digital video distribution and chaired the Technical Module of the Brazilian Digital Television Forum, responsible for the DTV specifications for Brazil. She is currently head of Technical Regulatory Affairs in the Technology division of TV Globo. Ana is an active contributor to the ITU where she is deputy coordinator of the Broadcasting Study Group.

Richard Womersley

Richard Womersley

Director, Spectrum Consulting, LS telcom

 

Richard is Director of Spectrum Services 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; 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 15 years.

In addition to providing consultancy advice and training, Richard’s career has embraced roles in a military communications company, as a transmission manager for BBC World Service and business manager for the UK’s largest broadcast infrastructure provider ntl: (now Arqiva) giving him a broad perspective on telecommunications and broadcast technologies and industries, their commercialisation and their regulation.

Cesar  Funes Garay

Cesar Funes Garay

Latam Carrier Business Department VP, Advisor, Huawei

 

Cesar Funes has recently been appointed as LA Regional head of mobile monetization strategic project, serving as Mexico Carrier Networks BU Vice president until December 2018.

Joined Huawei Mexico in May 2010 as Account Director for the challenging operators group, where he lead the team to win the first large Managed Services contract, while managing other existing and new customers for 2 years.
He was asked to join the Iusacell Account team in 2011, supporting this key customer as the fastest growing mobile operator in the local market, ultimately acquired by AT&T; building the top performance account team in the region, leading also Total Play breakthrough, as one of the largest FTTH deployments globally.

Previously worked in Nortel Network for almost 14 years starting in 1996, initially responsible for large corporations and government sales with strong focus on the finance sector and the utilities market; 3 years later he joined the Carrier Sales team as leader of the Emerging Service Providers, supporting the introduction of several foreign new carriers to the Mexican market, mainly focused on fixed/optical network solutions.

Prior to the technology vendor industry, he started working on the financial market, becoming IT/Telecoms director for Casa de Bolsa Inverlat and The Mexican Stock Exchange in 1994.

Graduated from Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey in Electronics and Communications Engineering, also has a master degree in Administration from the same institution.

Fernando Villanueva

Fernando Villanueva

Director of Business Development, LatAm, Ubiquitilink

 

Bio to appear here shortly.

Suzanne Malloy

Suzanne Malloy

VP Regulatory Affairs, SES (Speaking on behalf of the Global Satellite Coalition)

 

Hector Lopez

Hector Lopez

Senior Consultant, NERA Economic Consulting

 

Dr. Hector Lopez is a Senior Consultant in NERA’s Communications, Media, and Internet Practice. He uses game theory, optimization, simulations, econometrics, and experiments to design and/or provide strategic advice on tailor-made mechanisms such as auctions and complex private transactions. Dr. Lopez has provided on-site support, software tools, and expert reports for his clients.

Dr. Lopez has experience with the most common auction formats, including combinatorial clock auctions (CCAs), simultaneous multiple round auctions (SMRAs), clock auctions, and sealed-bid auctions. He also has experience with non-standard market mechanisms like auctions for dynamically trading wireless bandwidth and road capacity, and mechanisms to set subsidies on telecommunication services.

Dr. Lopez provided auction advice for a participant in the incentive auction. His client realized the highest return of all private equity participants. Dr. Lopez designed and implemented algorithms and techniques to simulate the auction and evaluate strategies. He also prepared comments submitted to the FCC.

Dr. Lopez has authored numerous comments and white papers on market design, telecommunication policy, open access, network sharing, and spectrum policy. He has presented his research at academic and industry conferences. Dr. Lopez has taught undergraduate and Ph.D. courses in microeconomic theory.

Oscar Leon

Oscar Leon

Executive Secretary, CITEL

 

Oscar has over 18 years experience in the ICT sector, has extensive experience in project management and implementation of new business and appropriation of new technologies. He is an Electronic Engineer Graduate Telecommunications Project Management and Master in Business Administration.

He was Director of Projects Solutions Providers of MICROSOFT, he worked in the Colombian telecoms regulator, was Manager Regulatory Claro (America Movil COLOMBIA) has advised three Ministers of Communications. He was Director General of the National Spectrum Agency of Colombia for nearly five years and was elected Executive Secretary of the Inter-American Telecommunications Commission since September 2015.

The engineer Oscar Leon has been an international speaker in the development of wireless broadband services. The areas covered include both electromagnetic fields and their relationship to human health, spectrum auctions, and strategy for developing countries

He has been awarded:
1. Medal of Merit First Class Communications gold for his contribution to the development of ICT in Colombia.
2. The Medal of Merit Communications - third class in bronze by the excellent results in the spectrum auction for the fourth mobile generation.
3. San Gabriel Military Medal for supporting the military communications service.
4. Appointed by the International Telecommunication Union for the Americas as Vice President of Group
5 - Environment and Climate Change, which studies the relationship between radio and health fields.

German Otalora

German Otalora

Microsoft

 

Bio to appear here shortly.

Javier Zarate

Javier Zarate

Director of Wireless Marketing Latin America, Huawei

 

Naylamp Lopez  Guerrero

Naylamp Lopez Guerrero

Director of Contract Management, Ministry of Transport and Communications, Peru

 

Electronic engineer graduated from The Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, he holds a Master degree from UNICAMP University (Sao Paulo, Brazil) and specialization studies in regulation, telecommunications, project management, among others.
He has worked in different management positions in telecommunications companies, including Field Services Manager for Ericsson Perú. He has been telecom specialist for the General Directorate of Regulation and International Affairs in Communications between 2017 and 2018. Since Feb 2019 serves as Director of the Directorate of License Management, under the General Directorate of Communications Programs and Projects (formerly General Directorate of Communications Concessions).

Moderators

Raul Garcia

Raul Garcia

Executive Director, National Telecommunications Program (Pronatel)

 

Electronic engineer with a Master's Degree in Telecommunications, with extensive experience in the planning, implementation and execution of telecommunications projects. He has been a consultant for the Agency for Supervision of Investment in Transportation Infrastructure for Public Use -OSITRAN and for Provías Nacional. He has also served as General Coordinator of Contractual Monitoring of the Directorate of Concessions in Communications of the Ministry of Transportation and Communications, and has been a technical advisor for the Agency for Supervision of Private Investment in Telecommunications, Banco Continental among others.

Marc Eschenburg

Marc Eschenburg

Partner, Aetha Consulting

 

Marc Eschenburg has worked in the telecoms industry since 2008 advising fixed and mobile operators as well as regulators and other government bodies on a wide range of commercial, technical and regulatory issues. He has been very active in the area of radio spectrum policy, advising more than 30 operators worldwide on their spectrum strategy and assisting them to value spectrum ahead of spectrum auctions. In addition, he has worked with regulators and industry bodies on key spectrum management issues, including work on incentive pricing, forecasting future spectrum demand and identifying measures of efficient spectrum use. Further to his work on spectrum, Marc advises clients ahead of major market transactions and has carried out various projects on next-generation broadband as well as in the TV and media space. Marc holds a Masters in Infonomics from Maastricht University in the Netherlands.

Juan Ignacio  Crosta

Juan Ignacio Crosta

Director, BlueNote Management Consulting

 

Juan Ignacio Crosta is the Director of BlueNote Management Consulting, a firm focused on public policy and regulation. Throughout 20 years of professional life, he has developed a wide experience providing consulting services for the media and the telecommunication sectors, working in most Latin America countries, assisting governments, regional entities and national regulation agencies as well as the private sector.

He has been working in both the traditional telecommunication sector and the new digital economy, in areas of spectrum management, regulation of competitive environments, digital adoption programs, fiber and infrastructure, pricing and valuation.

Juan Crosta holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Universidad Católica Argentina, Argentina, and a Master in International Economics from the Kiel Institute of World Economics, Germany.

Carolina Limbatto

Carolina Limbatto

Principal Analyst, Americas, Cullen International

 

Carolina Limbatto is an economist, specialized in regulation and competition. She works at Cullen International and follows telecoms, media and digital economy regulation in the Americas. Before joining Cullen, Carolina worked at the Argentinian telecoms regulator, SeCom, for five years, advising on regulatory and economic issues.

Logistics

When

Wed 18 September, 2019 08.30 to
Thu 19 September, 2019 17.00

GMT-5

 

Where

Hotel José Antonio Deluxe

Calle Bellavista 133,
Miraflores 15074,
Lima

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Downloads

The Global Spectrum Series Sponsorship brochure

6.° Conferencia Anual sobre la Gestión del Espectro en América Latina -_1.pdf

 

 

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