Latin America RIDD 2016

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Day 1: 8 November 2016

1:00 PM

Registration

2:00 PM

Inaugural Session

2:30 PM

Plenary 1: Setting the scene - Connecting the Next Billion

Part 1: Connecting the unconnected

Focused on the access challenges for Infrastructure and affordability in bringing the next billion users online in the LAC region, governments are making efforts to facilitate, industry is trying to remain competitive while the future users from rural and underserved locations are eager to become part of the digital society.

This session will feature discussions on issues, challenges and future outlook of Internet access and affordability in the LAC region.

Keynote speech: Greg Wyler, OneWeb
Moderator: Sebastian Bellagamba, Internet Society
Rappourteur: Romina Florencia Cabrera, ISOC Argentina
Clarisa Estol, Ministry of Communications, Argentina, Ariel Graizer, LACIX/CABASE, Antonio Garcia Zaballos, Inter-American Development Bank, Alex Wong, WEF, Manu Bhadwaj, US State Department, Celedonio von Wuthenau, Nokia
4:00 PM

Break [Videos from projects/initiatives in the region play in background]

4:30 PM

Plenary 1: Setting the scene - Connecting the Next Billion

Part 2: Issues beyond access: What we need once we are connected?

This session will provide an insight on best practices, experiences and knowledge related to overcome the access’ challenges beyond connectivity, such as local content, multilingualism, digital literacy, capacity building.

Keynote Speech: Joyce Dogniez, Internet Society
Moderator: Juan Antonio Ketterer, Inter-American Development Bank
Rappourteur: Romina Florencia Cabrera, ISOC Argentina
David Harmon, Huawei, Maria Ines Baque, Ministry of Modernization, Argentina, Oscar Robles, LACNIC, Carla Valverde, MICIT/Costa Rica, COMTELCA

Day 2: 9 November 2016

9:00 AM

Plenary 2: Setting the Scene – Internet and Sustainable Development Goals

Part 1: The Internet and SDGs, LAC and beyond.

This session will provide an action-driven overview of public policy steps required to put the region on track to accomplish the Sustainable Development Goals and its linkages within the Internet development in the region.

Keynote speech: Alejandro Patiño CEPAL
Moderator: Carolina Aguerre, Universidad San Andres
Rappourteur: Daro Rosa, ISOC Argentina
Dafne Sabanes Plou, APC, Sebastian Cabello, GSMA, Gonzalo Navarro, ALAI
10:30 AM

Break [Videos from projects/initiatives in the region play in background]

11:00 AM

Plenary 2: Setting the Scene – Internet and Sustainable Development Goals

Part 2: Quality Education and Internet for the Development in LAC

This panel focus on providing meaningful Internet access and equipping people with the tools and knowledge to turn that access into an opportunity for economic growth and social inclusion. Lessons learned from key examples in LAC region allow us to discuss a forward thinking future to accomplish SDG 4 and beyond.

Keynote speech: Mercedes Miguel, Minister of Education, Argentina
Moderator: Enrique Iglesias, IDB
Rappourteur: Daro Rosa, ISOC Argentina
Carl Gahnberg, Internet Society, Fernando Brun, Plan Ceibal, Uruguay, Pablo Lecuona, Tiflolibros, Fabio Senne, NIC.br
12:30 PM

Lunch

2:00 PM

Plenary 3: Digital Economy in LAC region

This session will look at the benefits and challenges as we move towards a digital economy that cuts across all sectors, especially at the interplay of security and trust, and the policy choices. It also aims to tackle the impact of the digital economic revolution, with its associated costs and externalities.

Keynote Speech: Carolina Limbatto, Cullen International
Moderator: Agustin Garzon, Enacom
Rappourteur: Johanna Caterina Faliero, ISOC Argentina
Raul Lazcano, Subsecretaria de Telecomunicaciones de Chile, Pelayo Covarrubias, Fundacion Pais Digital Chile, Paula Arregui, MercadoLibre, Pablo Bello, Asiet Paula Cordoba, Intel, Ivo Correa, Uber
4:00 PM

Break

4:30 PM

Closing Remarks

Miguel de Godoy President of Enacom, Inter-American Development Bank, and Internet Society
5:30 PM

LAUNCH: IDB-OECD Toolkit

Moderator: Antonio Garcia Zaballos, IDB
Minister Oscar Aguad, Ministry of Communications of Argentina, Juan Antonio Ketterer, IDB, Marcos Bonturi, OECD, Sebastian Bellagamba, Internet Society, Manu Bahdwaj, US State Department - TBD, Alex Wong, WEF, Enrique Medina, Telefonica
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Date and Time

Tuesday 08 November 2016 –

Wednesday 09 November 2016

Location

Palacio San Martín, Salón Libertador

Buenos Aires, Argentina

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