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Latin America Network Readiness and Digital Transformation Spotlight
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.

Oct 27, 2020 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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