New Technologies: Moving Towards a Data and Innovation Economy in Latin America

New Technologies: Moving Towards a Data and Innovation Economy in Latin America

Access Partnership’s senior advisor for Central America, Allan Ruiz, moderated an event around emerging technology in Latin America last week!

The session took place on 3 December, and discussions were led on how to strategically, responsibly, and ethically drive AI focused on the development of infrastructure and the necessary digital capabilities. The event saw Allan chair a panel of four speakers: Verena Weber, Head of the Communication Infrastructures and Services Policy Unit at OECD; Christian Reimsbach Kountze, Information Economist and Policy Analyst at OECD; Stefano Quintarelli, Member of the leadership council of UNSDSN Sustainable Development Solutions; and Felipe Rincon, Vice President of Public Policy at LAC Mastercard.

The panellists discussed how to use data as an enabler of development and apply best practices, how to achieve the best balance between data protection and reaping the benefits of activities that monetize that data, how to ensure privacy laws and regulations do not become a barrier for businesses focused on the intensive use of citizens’ data, and how to transition connectivity agendas to strategies that promote a data-centric economy.

Other notable attendees included Florence Attedano-Hirt, General Manager Southern Cone and IDB Representative in Chile, and keynote speaker Vint Cerf, Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist at Google.

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