PLENARY 2

Satellite Communications Making Connectivity Accessible and Affordable to Latin-American Countries to Reduce the Digital Divide – Host Plenary

Monday 26 September 2016, 18:15 – 19:30
Location: Guadalajara Hall 4,5,6,9&10

Connectivity and Internet access has been always a limitation to allow the inclusion and access to the information society for several millions of inhabitants in this world. This has produced the so-called digital divide that not only produces an impact in the access to basic services but also is an important limitation to their economic growth.

In Latin America, this factor is particularly bigger due the added challenge of geographical disperser communities that also are normally with a very difficult access and with many disadvantages. Just as a reference, in Mexico we have more than 100,000 small communities under this description, they account for around less than 10% of the total population adding restrictions to make feasible to find a suitable business model to provided services.

Moderator:

Dr. Francisco Javier Mendieta JiménezDr. Francisco Javier Mendieta Jimenez

General Director

Mexican Space Agency

 

 

 

 

Panelists:

esparzaMtro. Gerardo Ruiz Esparza

Minister of Communications and Transports of Mexico

 

 

 

 

wylerGreg Wyler

CEO, OneWeb

 

 

 

 

ambroseRick Ambrose

Executive Vice President

Lockheed Martin’s Space Systems business area

Officer of Lockheed Martin Corporation

 

 

pintoRuy Pinto

Chief Digital Transformation Officer

INMARSAT

 

 

 

collarSteve Collar (invited)

CEO

O3B

 

 

 

slimCarlos Slim Helú (invited)

Chairman

CARSO Group

 

 

 

desch

Matthew J. Desch

CEO

Iridium Satellite LLC

 

 

 

 

mauricioMauricio Bouroncle

Chief Commercial Officer

Americas for Iridium