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Americas Society / Council of the Americas

January 21, 2016
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INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY AS ENGINES OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Despite Peru’s impressive economic growth in the last decade, the country lags behind in innovation and technology in the region. The administration of President Ollanta Humala has made it a priority to strengthen science and technology fields through newly enacted laws targeting initiatives with the private sector. Addressing the digital divide and promoting access where services were not previously accessible will position the country to better encourage economic growth, competitiveness and innovation, and social inclusion.

INNOVACIÓN Y TECNOLOGÍA COMO MOTORES DE DESARROLLO ECONÓMICO

A pesar del impresionante crecimiento económico del Perú en la última década, el país está retrasado con respecto a la innovación y la tecnología en la región. Una prioridad del gobierno del Presidente Ollanta Humala ha sido fortalecer las áreas de ciencia y tecnología a través de leyes recién promulgadas que buscan fomentar iniciativas con el sector privado. Reducir la brecha digital y promover el acceso en donde los servicios no estaban previamente disponibles posicionará al país para fomentar aún más el crecimiento económico, la competitividad y la innovación, y la inclusión social.

Oradores:

  • Javier Coronado Saleh, Viceministro de Comunicaciones, Ministerio de Transportes y Comunicaciones del Perú (@MTC_GobPeru)
  • Alejandro Bernaola, Director General de Innovación, Transferencia Tecnológica y Servicios Empresariales, Ministerio de la Producción (@MINPRODUCCION)
  • Dennis Fernandez, Director de Estrategia y Regulación,Telefónica Perú
  • Guillermo Guzmán-Barrón (@gguzmanbarron), Gerente General, Microsoft Peru (@msperu)
  • Ragnhild Melzi, Vicepresidenta, Americas Society/Council of the Americas
  • José Antonio Ríos, Presidente y CEO, CELISTICS (@CELISTICS)
  • Javier Tovar, Socio, Estudio Echecopar, Asociado a Baker & McKenzie International

 

Note: This event is free of charge. Prior registration is required.
The conference is in Spanish.

Follow the event live on Twitter via #peruASCOA and @ASCOA.

Event Information: Guillermo Zubillaga | gzubillaga@as-coa.org | 1-212-277-8362
Sponsorship Opportunities: Ana Gilligan | agilligan@as-coa.org | 1-212-277-8364
COA Corporate Membership Information: Monica Vieira | mvieira@as-coa.org | 1-212-277-8344
AS Individual Membership Information: Felipe Marin | fmarin@as-coa.org | 1-212-277-8342
Press Inquiries: Adriana La Rotta | alarotta@as-coa.org | 1-212-277-8384

Dennis Fernández Armas

Director of Strategy and Regulations, Telefónica del Perú

Dennis Fernández Armas is the director of strategy, regulation, wholesale, and quality for Telefónica del Perú since February, 2014. He was the director of network operations and wholesale business from July, 2011 to February, 2014, and previously worked as the director of customer service and head of human relations at Telefónica del Perú. Before joining Telefónica, Fernández was the assistant manager of human resources at Banco de Crédito del Perú and head of Human Resources at AFP Unión, both part of Grupo Credicorp.

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Guillermo Guzmán-Barrón

General Manager, Microsoft Peru

Guillermo Guzmán-Barrón is the general manager of Microsoft Perú. He has had several roles within Microsoft including commercial director of Microsoft México and group marketing manager for the small, medium, and large markets for Microsoft Latin America, where under his leadership the group brought new technologies to SMEs across the region. Previously, Guzmán-Barrón was the group products manager for Microsoft in the Andean region and director of corporate sales in Colombia.

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Ragnhild Melzi

Vice President, Americas Society/Council of the Americas

Ragnhild Melzi is Americas Society/Council of the Americas' vice president. She provides leadership for the organizations' international programming, which attracts top government officials, global business leaders, and prominent policy analysts to confront matters of critical hemispheric importance at discussions that take place across the Americas. Melzi has extensive experience in Latin American corporate finance and wealth management.

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José Antonio Ríos

Chairman and CEO, CELISTICS

José Antonio Ríos has guided CELISTICS as chairman and CEO since November 2012. Ríos leads CELISTICS' operations in 16 countries across Latin America, with more than 2,600 employees and more than 400 million units shipped. Previously, he was international president at Global Crossing (later acquired by Level 3), where he led operations in more than 20 countries throughout Europe, Latin America, and Asia. Ríos also served as president and CEO of Telefónica Media, where he played a major role in its key Latin American acquisitions.

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Javier Tovar

Partner at Estudio Echecopar

Javier Tovar is a partner at Estudio Echecopar, member firm of Baker & McKenzie International, and he is an expert in private investment and international private relationships. He has developed his practice to primarily focus on private investment in infrastructure, concessions, telecommunication, and the stock exchange market. Tovar has participated in many concession processes and in transactions for capital markets, with emphasis on the legal strategy to solve regulatory and financial problems.

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Video: Lima - Innovación y tecnología como motores de desarrollo económico

January 21, 2016

Líderes de los sectores público y privado hablaron sobre cómo cerrar la brecha digital....

Agenda

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A pesar del impresionante crecimiento económico del Perú en la última década, el país está retrasado con respeto a la innovación y la tecnología en la región. Existe una amplia brecha en la infraestructura de telecomunicaciones en las zonas rurales en comparación con las principales ciudades. Una prioridad del gobierno del Presidente Ollanta Humala ha sido fortalecer las áreas de ciencia y tecnología a través de leyes recién promulgadas que buscan fomentar iniciativas con el sector privado. Inversiones en proyectos de infraestructura de telecomunicaciones ya han creado mayor acceso a internet, a teléfonos y a servicios digitales en todo el país. Reducir la brecha digital y promover el acceso en donde los servicios no estaban previamente disponibles posicionará al país para fomentar aún más el crecimiento económico, la competitividad y la innovación, y la inclusión social.

8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Registro y café

9:00 – 9:15 a.m. Palabras de Bienvenida

  • Ragnhild Melzi, Vicepresidenta, Americas Society/Council of the Americas

9:15 – 9:35 a.m. Orador especial

  • Dr. Javier Coronado Saleh, Viceministro de Comunicaciones, Ministerio de Transportes y Comunicaciones del Perú

9:35 – 11:05 a.m. Panel: Conectividad Digital como Promovedor de la Inclusión

  • José Antonio Ríos, CEO, CELISTICS
  • Guillermo Guzmán-Barrón, Gerente General, Microsoft Perú
  • Dennis Fernández, Director de Estrategia y Regulación, Telefónica Perú
  • Alejandro Bernaola, Director General de Innovación, Transferencia Tecnológica y Servicios Empresariales, Ministerio de la Producción
  • Javier Tovar, Socio, Estudio Echecopar, Asociado a Baker & McKenzie International (moderador)