In recent years, Latin America has recorded much progress in network readiness and digital transformation. However, the Covid-19 crisis has undeniably impacted the region’s economic development and competitiveness. Which economies are best positioned to maintain and improve their competitiveness and digital readiness in a post-Covid world?
Portulans Institute, in cooperation with UNESCO, the Brazilian Internet Steering Committee (CGI.Br), and The Brazilian Network Information Center (NIC.Br), is proud to host a panel with regional experts highlighting the progress Latin America has achieved in terms of network readiness and digital transformation. In this panel, Portulans co-founder Prof. Soumitra Dutta will present the 2020 Network Readiness Index results and implications for the region.
Program and Speakers:
2pm EST: Welcome Remarks by Carolina Rossini, CEO, Portulans Institute.
2:15 to 3:30pm EST: Panel Discussion with
• Dr. Alexandre Barbosa, Head of the Regional Center for Studies on the Development of the Information Society (Cetic.Br)
• Ms. Lidia Brito, Director of the UNESCO Regional Office for Science in Latin America and the Caribbean, and UNESCO Representative in Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay
• Dr. Lourdes Casanova, Gail and Roberto Cañizares Director EMI Johnson School, Cornell University
• Prof. Soumitra Dutta, Professor of Management - SC Johnson College of Business, Cornell University and President, Portulans Institute
• Mr. Diego Molano, Former Minister of Information Technologies and Communications of Colombia
• Dr. Sebastian Rovira, Economic Affairs Officer & Officer in Charge of the Innovation and New Technologies Unit, UN-ECLAC
3:30 pm EST: Q&A
Panel Moderator: Carolina Rossini, CEO & Co-Founder, Portulans Institute
In advance of this event, hear from global thought leaders about digital transformation and Covid-19 in Portulans’ Dialogue on Digital Transformation series.