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

Francisco Javier MENDIETA JIMENEZ

General Director, Agencia Espacial Mexicana (AEM)

Mexico

Panelists

Gerardo RUIZ ESPARZA

Minister of Communications and Transports of Mexico

Mexico

Greg WYLER

CEO, Associazione Italiana di Aeronautica e Astronautica (AIDAA), OneWeb

United States of America

Richard F. AMBROSE

Executive Vice President, Space, Lockheed Martin Corporation

United States of America

Ruy PINTO

Chief Digital Transformation Officer, INMARSAT

Brazil

Steve COLLAR

CEO, SES

United Kingdom

Carlos SLIM HELÚ

Chairman, CARSO Group

Mexico

Matthew DESCH

CEO, Iridium Satellite LLC

United States of America

Mauricio BOURONCLE

Chief Commercial Officer, Americas for Iridium

Peru

Anchor Sponsor

Sponsors

Media Partners