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2011 PROGRAM

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2010 PROGRAM

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Opening Ceremony (Ronaldo Sardenberg) - Keynote Speaker (Mario Ripper) - Session 1 (Auditorium) - Session 1 (Room 1) - Session 1 (Room 2) - Coffee-break 1 - Session 2 (Auditorium) - Session 2 (Room 1) - Session 2 (Room 2) - Lunch - Session 3 (Auditorium) - Session 3 (Room 1) - Session 3 (Room 2) - Coffee-break 2 - Session 4 (Auditorium) - Session 4 (Room 1) - Session 4 (Room 2) - Keynote Speaker (Eli Noam) - Session 5 (Auditorium) - Session 5 (Room 1) - Session 5 (Room 2) - Coffee-break 3 - Session 6 (Auditorium) - Session 6 (Room 1) - Session 6 (Room 2)

2010 Keynote speakers

Ronaldo Mota Sardenberg
President of the National Telecommunications Agency of Brazil

Ronaldo Sardenberg is the President of the National Telecommunications Agency of Brazil since 2007. He was the Chargé d'Affaires of Brazil to the Soviet Union in 1982 and Ambassador in Moscow from 1985 to 1989. He served as the Brazilian Ambassador to Spain from 1989 to 1990 and was the Permanent Representative of Brazil to the United Nations from 1990 to 1994 and from 2003 to 2007. He was also the Representative of Brazil at the United Nations Security Council from 1993 to 1994 and President of the UNSC on October 1993. He was the Minister of Science and Technology of Brazil from 1999 to 2002, Minister for Special Projects in 1999 in charge of nuclear and space-related policies. He also served as Secretary for Strategic Affairs of the Presidency of the Republic, from 1995 to 1998.

Mario Ripper
Consultant of the Executive Office of the President of Brazil

Mario Ripper is a senior partner of F&R Consultants, a company focused on ICT strategic planning, technology and regulatory issues. Mr. Ripper has a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley and a Ms.C. in Operations Research from the École Nationale Superieure de L'Aeronautique, Paris, France. He held a number of senior positions at the telecommunication industry and public companies in Brazil and currently is a consultant of the Executive Office of the President of the Republic in Brazil for Digital Inclusion and the National Broadband Plan. He also worked as a consultant of OAS, BID and World Bank in missions in China, Korea and India and has published widely in the areas of telecommunications, industry and regulation policy.

Eli Noam
Professor, Columbia University

Eli Noam has been Professor of Economics and Finance at the Columbia Business School since 1976. In 1990, after having served for three years as Commissioner with the New York State Public Service Commission, he returned to Columbia. He is the Director of the Columbia Institute for Tele-Information. CITI is a university-based research center focusing on strategy, management, and policy issues in telecommunications, computing, and electronic mass media. In addition to leading CITI's research activities, Noam initiated the MBA concentration in the Management of Media, Communications, and Information at the Business School and the Virtual Institute of Information, an independent, web-based research facility. Besides the over 400 articles in economics, legal, communications, and other journals that Professor Noam has written on subjects such as communications, information, public choice, public finance, and general regulation, he has also authored, edited, and co-edited 27 books.



2009 PROGRAM

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2009 Keynote speakers

Juan Francisco Molinar Horcasitas
Secretario de Comunicaciones y Transportes

Es Candidato al doctorado en Ciencia Política por la Universidad de California, San Diego. Maestro en Ciencias Políticas por El Colegio de México. Ha sido Investigador Nacional y profesor de ciencia política en El Colegio de México, el Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, la Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana y la Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales. Es autor de El tiempo de la legitimidad: Elecciones, autoritarismo y democracia en México, y coautor de The Politics of Economic Restructuring. Ha publicado treinta estudios especializados en ciencia política, partidos y sistemas electorales, en revistas académicas de prestigio y en libros editados en México, Estados Unidos y el Reino Unido. Fue articulista del diario El Universal de la ciudad de México, y de varios periódicos diarios del interior de la República. Anteriormente fue colaborador semanal en el noticiero de radio y televisión Para Empezar de Multivisión, y de los diarios Reforma de la Ciudad de México y otros del interior del país. Ha sido ponente o conferencista en más de cincuenta congresos, seminarios y coloquios en México y el extranjero.Fue Director Ejecutivo de Prerrogativas y Partidos Políticos durante el proceso electoral en 1994 y Consejero Electoral de Noviembre de 1996 a Noviembre de 2000 en el Instituto Federal Electoral. Entre el 1° de Diciembre de 2000 y Mayo de 2002 fue Subsecretario de Desarrollo Político de la Secretaría de Gobernación. De enero a Julio de 2003 fue vocero del Partido Acción Nacional. Fue Diputado Federal del Partido Acción Nacional, coordinando los asuntos económicos de su grupo parlamentario en la LIX Legislatura y a su vez, coordinó el área de Investigación y Análisis Político en la campaña presidencial del Lic. Felipe Calderón Hinojosa por el Partido Acción Nacional y se integró al equipo de transición del mismo, y de Diciembre de 2006 a Febrero de 2009 se desempeñó como Director General del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social.

 

Eli Noam
Professor, Columbia University

Eli Noam has been Professor of Economics and Finance at the Columbia Business School since 1976. In 1990, after having served for three years as Commissioner with the New York State Public Service Commission, he returned to Columbia. He is the Director of the Columbia Institute for Tele-Information. CITI is a university-based research center focusing on strategy, management, and policy issues in telecommunications, computing, and electronic mass media. In addition to leading CITI's research activities, Noam initiated the MBA concentration in the Management of Media, Communications, and Information at the Business School and the Virtual Institute of Information , an independent, web-based research facility. Besides the over 400 articles in economics, legal, communications, and other journals that Professor Noam has written on subjects such as communications, information, public choice, public finance, and general regulation, he has also authored, edited, and co-edited 27 books.