Latin America and Caribbean
Nelson Simon, CEO of Networking Systems Solutions and Vice President of the Antigua and Barbuda International Institute of Technology holds a Master Degree in computer science from the Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne. He has a wide range of experience in software engineering in various fields, amongst others at Accent Graphics Melbourne, the Free Trade and Processing Zone Antigua West Indie and the Antigua and Barbuda International Institute of Technology. He describes his objectives: "To be a part of the development of technologies that affect lives. To be the driving force, when I can, in introducing technologies that enable the “networking” of people. To be a part of making the world a true global village."
Olga Cavalli is an ICT and Internet specialist with large experience in project management, market research, competitive analysis, public policy and regulations.
Ms. Cavalli is a member of the United Nations Secretary General´s Advisory group for the Internet Governance Forum and the Argentina Representative in the GAC (Governmental Adivisor Committee) of ICANN. 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 the argentine focal point for the eLAC 2015 Latinamerican Regional Information Society Plan of Action, and coordinator of the Internet Governance Group in eLAC 2010 and was former coordinator of the Financing eLAC.
Ms. Cavalli was a member of the Special Commission appointed by the Government of Argentina to develop the basis for the Cybercrime Law in Argentina and she was also a leading member of the commission that developed the National Digital Agenda of Argentina.
she is the 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.
Ms. Cavalli is the President of the Commission "Women Engineeers for Development" in the Argentine Center of Engineers. She is the secretary of the ISOC Argentina Chapter.
Ms Cavalli is a Teacher at Universidad de Buenos Aires and at the Diplomacy career in the Ministry of Foreing Affairs.
Ms. Cavalli is a PHD in Business Direction, MBA, Master in Telecommunication Regulation and Electronic and Electric Engineer.
Mr. Carballo is a professional with vast experience in organizations related with Internet, Information and Communications Technologies. Today he is the founder and Institutional Relations Director of the South School on Internet Governance and the founder and Marketing and Commercial Strategy Director in Dominios Latinoamérica. He is also involved in several regional Internet projects with focus in commercial, marketing, capacity building and communications aspects. His experience in ICT includes advising UNESCO, the MERCOSUR Technology Committee for Productive Integration at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Argentina and the Financing Commission of the Regional Plan of Action for the Information Society eLAC. Previously to these positions, he has worked for Telefonica as Marketing Director and participated in the UNCTAD training program for Legal Aspects of eCommerce, organized with the Government of Spain. Mr. Carballo is a Board Member of the ISOC Argentina Chapter, Board Member of the CCAT-LAT an active participant in ICANN, LACNIC, IGF and LacIGF meetings. In ICANN his participation is focused in the ALAC through the representation of the ALS “Fundación Incluirme”.
Troy Weekes is the CEO of EZLearner Inc, a provider of educational technology solutions for students across the Caribbean. He is a distinguished scholar and futurist on the topics of aviation, e-learning and human centered design. Prior to becoming a board-certified Associate Human Factors Professional, Troy was instrumental in upgrading and managing the lab facilities at the Center for Aviation Human Factors where he developed simulation models to analyze human behavior. Troy has been involved in several business process interventions on local and international projects and has accumulated over ten years’ experience in web consulting. Troy is a former teacher, tutor and teaching assistant. He received his M.S. in Aviation Human Factors from Florida Institute of Technology and a B.S. in Aeronautical Science from the same university. At EZLearner, Troy furthers research and development into the effects of social networks and gamification on student achievement and organizational effectiveness.
Wilson Cuellar Chavez has a Master Degree in e-Business & e-commerce from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, and Post Degree courses in Electronic Government from OEA and Specialist in Management of Companies in the New Economy. Has a specialization in the areas of Improvement of processes, e-content, Telecommunications, e-Sales, Strategic Planning, ICT and Knowledge Management. He has developed his professional career working in national and multinational companies in the area of planning, Software product and services development, outsourcing, and ICTD. His responsibilities included; the implementation of different projects of ICTD (Software, Internet content, e-learning and E-business platforms); the development of business plans, marketing strategies and product development. Has dictated more than 50 Seminaries, Workshops and Courses of electronic commerce, marketing, and new technologies in Bolivia, Peru, Uruguay and Argentina. Also he is teacher of ICTD from Universidad Mayor de San Andres in Bolivia. Has developed activities of consultancy in the areas of; telecommunications, e-marketing, e-content, Business Process Management, ICT Manager of Projects. At the moment is Country Gateway Bolivia Coordinator supported by the World Bank and Development Gateway Foundation.
Cid Torquato holds a degree in Law from the University of Sao Paulo, with specialization in International Affairs. He acted as Executive Director of the Brazilian Chamber of e-Commerce, which he co-founded. Prior to that, he worked for the Federal e-Government Committee of Brazil, at the Ministry of Planning, where managed the main public Internet portals. Previously, he held positions as Regional New Business Executive for Lowe & Partners, Latin America, and as Corporate Communications and Marketing Director for StarMedia Network. As a consultant, specialized in digital economy, worked with national and international institutions, such as SEBRAE, APEX, Softex, BIRD, IADB, Unctad, MERCOSUL and others, besides editing three books of articles, collaborating as source and columnist for various publications, presenting radio programs at Eldorado and CBN, as well as participating as speaker in events in Brazil and abroad. Currently, Torquato works as Institutional Relations Coordinator at the Sao Paulo State Secretariat for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and blogs.
Tore Haugland is the founder and CEO of Ouvi, a pioneering company within the market for mobile value added services in Brazil. Haugland accumulates 10 years of experience from the VAS and mobile marketing industry in Brazil and Norway,he has broad knowledge in emerging market start-ups, capital raising, and consulting on special telecom projects for clients like Telenor. He holds a degree in Electronics Engineering from The Royal Norwegian Naval Academy, Norway, an MBA and a Masters in Finance from Bond University, Australia.
Co-founder of AMMB (current MMA Brazil) and having delivered mobile marketing campaigns for big advertisers like Petrobras, Nestle, Renault, C&A, etc., Haugland has received awards and nominations from Mobile Premier Awards (3GSM Mobile World Congress) and Innovation Space (CIAB Febraban), the latter for innovating within the area for mobile couponing.
Tore writes articles about mobile retailing/marketing for the recognized retail consulting company Gouvea de Souza, and also gives speeches within the field at educational institutions like ESPM and Anhembi Morumbi. He lives and works in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Luis Stein has more than 20 years of experience in the ICT sector. He has an extensive network of international contacts in the industry, represented a number of technology products from USA and other countries and developed Business in Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Uruguay and Chile.
He participated in a number of Government Hi-tech missions to develop relationships for the industry to Europe and the US. In his function as President of GECHS he is working internationalization of the industry. He is CEO of Virtual 21, a technology Rep firm for Latin America, Focused on closing the wide gap between Technology developers and consumers.
Sergio Llano Aristizabal holds a degree in social communication and journalism from La Sabana University (Colombia). He has a master degree in information technologies management from Open University of Catalonia (Spain) and a master degree in communication in organizations from Complutense University of Madrid (Spain). At the same university is about to defend his doctoral thesis in political communication and culture under the research line of social impacts of information technology. Right now he is a full time professor and researcher at la Sabana Unviersity in Bogotá, Colombia.
Their academic training include an extensive international experience in Argentina, Mexico, Israel, Spain, United States and Germany. He received a scolarship of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the government of Israel and participated at the International Academic Program for scholars and Latin American researchers at Harvard University. He recently conducted a three-month internship at the University of Hohenheim in Stuttgart, Germany, with a grant offered by the German Academic Exchange Service (Deutsher Akademisher Austausch Dienst - DAAD).
He has been a pioneer in Colombia in the application and academic reflection about the use of information and communication technologies and new media in organizations. He has a experience of more that 20 years as corporate trainer, digital projects leader, speaker and consultant.
Among other interests, he is also a professional musician focused on the revival of early music, specially in the perfomance of baroque music on period instruments. He also dedicates time to several hobbies and sports such as the puzzles, mountain biking and hiking.
Mr. Watson is the Founder and President of ISOC Costa Rica Chapter International Foundation for Internet development and universal access.
He is a contributor of BSD Certification, which uses systems based on BSD Unix and also a contributor at Internet Observatory which is an international portal for information on national approaches to public policy issues concerning the Internet. He works with the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and working with some protocols such as MPLS, BGP, DNS, DNSSEC, IPv6, and other.
Mr. Watson works with the International Collaboration at CPSR - Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility and the International Collaboration at Internet Governance IG4D - Internet Governance For Development, Youth Coalition on IG.
He is a member of WSIS which accesses is a new global movement for digital freedom. He is also a NOMCON member at Civil Society Internet Governance Caucus Collaboration with some ISP for deploy IPv6 in Costa Rica and a member of ICANN at-Large, including the ICANN Academy working group.