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Speaker Biographies

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Oscar Leon

Oscar Leon

Executive Secretary, CITEL


Oscar has over 18 years experience in the ICT sector, has extensive experience in project management and implementation of new business and appropriation of new technologies. He is an Electronic Engineer Graduate Telecommunications Project Management and Master in Business Administration.

He was Director of Projects Solutions Providers of MICROSOFT, he worked in the Colombian telecoms regulator, was Manager Regulatory Claro (America Movil COLOMBIA) has advised three Ministers of Communications. He was Director General of the National Spectrum Agency of Colombia for nearly five years and was elected Executive Secretary of the Inter-American Telecommunications Commission since September 2015.

The engineer Oscar Leon has been an international speaker in the development of wireless broadband services. The areas covered include both electromagnetic fields and their relationship to human health, spectrum auctions, and strategy for developing countries

He has been awarded:
1. Medal of Merit First Class Communications gold for his contribution to the development of ICT in Colombia.
2. The Medal of Merit Communications - third class in bronze by the excellent results in the spectrum auction for the fourth mobile generation.
3. San Gabriel Military Medal for supporting the military communications service.
4. Appointed by the International Telecommunication Union for the Americas as Vice President of Group
5 - Environment and Climate Change, which studies the relationship between radio and health fields.

Glenn Fallas

Glenn Fallas

Director, Directorate General of Quality and Spectrum, SUTEL


Electronic Engineer, with a degree on Telematics and Telecommunications Project Management.

Mr. Fallas has more than 12 years of experience in regulation of the telecommunications sector, including the areas of quality of service, operators-users relations and spectrum management.

In the spectrum area, has extensive experience in spectrum auctions, spectrum planning, administration and the design and implementation of Spectrum Monitoring Systems and its administrative database. Frequently supports the country representation in terms of spectrum management at CITEL and ITU.

Responsible for telecommunications user rights protection, in terms of quality of service testing, attention of complaints, type approval process and number portability among other tasks.

Mario  Maniewicz

Mario Maniewicz

Deputy Director, Radiocommunications Bureau, ITU


Mr. Mario Maniewicz is the Deputy-Director of the International Telecommunication Union’s Radiocommunication Bureau, which plays a vital role in the global management of the radio-frequency spectrum and satellite orbits. Among his various duties related to that position, he was responsible for the overall organization and running of the recently held World Radiocommunication Conference 2015 (WRC-15).

Mr. Maniewicz has been with the ITU for 30 years, where he has held various positions of responsibility at ITU headquarters as well as in the Regional Offices in Peru, Chile and Brazil, leading activities towards fostering global telecommunications development.

During his tenure at ITU’s Telecommunication Development Bureau, as Chief of the Infrastructure, Enabling Environment and E-Applications Department, Mr. Maniewicz directed ITU’s efforts to assist developing countries in bridging the digital divide by promoting the use of ICT-based networks, services and applications, while ensuring the use of appropriate technologies to build or extend their information and communication infrastructure and adapt to the rapidly changing telecommunication/ICT environment.

Previously, Mr. Maniewicz was Chief of Policies and Strategies at ITU’s Development Bureau, where he was responsible for the Union’s activities in the policy and regulatory domain, human capacity building, ICT statistical data collection and analysis, and other development domains, including Internet and IP networks development.

Originally from Uruguay, Mr. Maniewicz is an Electronic Engineer specialized in Telecommunications. Before joining the ITU he held both technical and managerial positions in the main telecommunication operator in his home country. He also worked as assistant professor at the Faculty of Engineering of Uruguay’s main University.

Hector Bude

Hector Bude

Chairman, WG for WRC-15 CITEL, Head of Spectrum Management Department, URSEC


Hector Bude De Leon studied Electronics at Domingo Savio, a Salesian Institute in Montevideo and Engineering in the University of the Republic (UDELAR).

He has developed his work in the field of administration and management of the radio spectrum since 1991 when he joined the National Communications Authority (DNC), which in 2001 became the actual Communications Regulatory Agency (URSEC) of Uruguay.

For nearly two decades he was the Head of Radio Frequencies and today he is the Head of the Frequency Management Department and also is one the members of the Management Committee of URSEC.

Within the PCC.II of CITEL (Inter American Telecommunication Commission) he has been y several positions, including Vice-Chairman for the period 2010-2013 and Vice-Chairman of the Working Group for the Preparation for the Regional and World Radiocommunication Conference for the period 2008-2011.

Today he is the Vice-Chairman of PCC.II for the period 2014-2018 and the Chairman of the Working Group for the 2015 World Radiocommunication Conference.

Fernando Borjón

Fernando Borjón

Director, Promtel, SCT Mexico


Fernando Borjón is Director General of Promtel, a new government organization to promote investments for telecommunications infrastructure in Mexico as well as to guarantee the deployment of the Red Compartida project, a wholesale mobile network using the 700 MHz band focused on increasing competition and coverage in the telecommunications Mexican market. Mr. Borjón is a former commissioner of the Mexican Regulator for Telecommunications the IFT and has an 18-year experience at the government in the telecommunications sector. He was chairman of the 2010 Plenipotentiary Conference of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), chairman and vice-chairman of the ITU Council and was recently appointed chairman of the ITU Expert Group on the International Telecommunication Regulations (EG‑ITR). Mr. Borjón holds a Masters Degree on Industrial Measurement Systems from Brunel University at London and a Bachelors Degree on Biomedical Engineering from Universidad Iberoamericana at Mexico City.

Jose Ayala

Jose Ayala

Head of Government and Industry Relations for Latin America, Ericsson


Jose Luis Ayala, Head of Government and Industry Relations for Latin America at Ericsson, is responsible for leading Ericsson’s strategy regarding telecom policies, which favour the massive adoption of broadband services in the region. He joined Ericsson in the USA in 2000, and moved to Latin America operations in 2002. In his position, Mr Ayala has supported several governments, developing successful strategies in areas of spectrum management, national ICT plans and, mobile broadband strategies. Prior to joining Ericsson, Mr Ayala worked with leading telecom operators based in Central America, United States, and Spain.

A telecommunications engineer with over twenty years of experience in the industry, Mr Ayala holds a Master Degree in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology University under a Fullbright Scholarship. In addition, he received a fellowship from AHCIET.

Luciana  Camargos

Luciana Camargos

Future Spectrum Director , GSMA


Luciana Camargos is a specialist with over a decade of experience in mobile telecommunications and spectrum policy. In 2012, Luciana joined GSMA Brazil, after having worked in the UK for consulting firm Access Partnership from 2009. There, Luciana was in charge of negotiating efficient use of spectrum, as well as the entrance of new services in the market, at international meetings at the ITU, CITEL, CEPT and other multilateral organisations.

Earlier, for six years, Luciana worked at the Anatel Technical Advisory Unit on strategic spectrum planning. Luciana previously worked in Brazil as a government affairs consultant, representing the telecoms industry in Brazil and internationally as part of the Brazilian delegation, shaping the future of mobile services at international fora.

Luciana earned an MBA in telecommunications from the University of Strathclyde, Scotland, and a degree in electrical engineering from the University of Brasilia.

Lucas Gallitto

Lucas Gallitto

Public Policy Director, GSMA


Bio to appear here shortly.

Agostinho  Linhares

Agostinho Linhares

Manager of Spectrum, Orbit and Broadcasting Division, ANATEL


Agostinho Linhares received his PhD degree in Telecommunications from University of Brasilia in 2015. He joined Anatel in 2005 and has already worked in the Enforcement Division, Spectrum Engineering Division, Board of Directors Advisory and, currently, is Manager of Spectrum, Orbit and Broadcasting. Before Anatel, he has worked at Petrobras as a Telecommunications Engineer developing projects related to optical communications systems, RF links and IP Networks. He is the Coordinator of the Brazilian Communication Commission - Radiocommunication Sector (CBC-2) and participates in ITU-R and ITU-T Study Groups, being the vice-chairman of the ITU-T Study Group 5 Regional Group for the Americas (SG5 RG-AMR).

Vitor Menezes

Vitor Menezes

Superintendent of Grants and Resources for Provision of Telecommunication Services, ANATEL


Lawyer, specialist in Administrative Law, Public Administration and Regulation of Public Telecommunications Services, specialist in regulation since 2007 in Anatel. He has already worked in the Superintendence of Private Services, Legal Advisory of the Presidency of Anatel and currently holds the position of Superintendent of Grants and Resources for the Provision of Telecommunications Services.

Richard  Womersley

Richard Womersley

Director of Spectrum Consulting, LS telcom


Richard is Director of Spectrum Services for LS telcom. He has 20 over years consulting and business experience working in the radio spectrum management, public telecommunications, digital broadcasting and satellite industries. He has worked for regulators, network operators, financiers, governments and end-users on issues covering national and international policy; regulation and its impact; pricing, auctions and licensing; cost modelling and tariff setting; planning and consultation; network specification and procurement; and digital switch-over. His work has been international in nature having taken him to every continent except Antarctica. Richard is also an experienced trainer having been running courses on spectrum management and policy for over 15 years.

In addition to providing consultancy advice and training, Richard’s career has embraced roles in a military communications company, as a transmission manager for BBC World Service and business manager for the UK’s largest broadcast infrastructure provider ntl: (now Arqiva) giving him a broad perspective on telecommunications and broadcast technologies and industries, their commercialisation and their regulation.

Hector Huici

Hector Huici

Secretary of Information Technology and Communications, Ministry of Communications, Argentina


Héctor Huici is Secretary of Communications and Information Technologies, Argentina He held positions in the public sector, working for both the National Telecommunications Commission, as well as the Energy Secretariat during the 90´s. In the private sector he specialised in the Telecommunications and Energy Sectors, as well as government regulated industries and has been partner of M&M Bomchil from 2005 till 2013. He holds teaching positions at both undergraduate and postgraduate level at various education providers and Universities. His research has led him to be published in prestigious local and international peer reviewed journals. Prior to becoming Secretary of Communications and Information Technologies, he held a chair in the City of Buenos Aires Legislature for three years. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Bachelor of Laws from University of Buenos Aires 1989. Mr. Huici also has a Master`s degree in Administrative Law, from Austral University 1992.


Carolina Limbatto

Carolina Limbatto

Principal Analyst, Americas, Cullen International


Carolina Limbatto is an economist, specialized in regulation and competition. She works at Cullen International and follows telecoms, media and digital economy regulation in the Americas. Before joining Cullen, Carolina worked at the Argentinian telecoms regulator, SeCom, for five years, advising on regulatory and economic issues.



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