Juan Carlos Solines Moreno

Juan Carlos Solines Moreno
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Professor of Law & Technology and Telecommunications Law, San Francisco de Quito University (USFQ)

A Partner at Solines & Asociados Abogados, a full service law firm based in Ecuador, where his professional practice focuses on technology and telecommunications law, patents & intellectual property, e-commerce and entertainment law, he also advises clients in general corporate matters and foreign direct investment. Currently, Mr. Solines Moreno is a Professor of Law & Technology and Telecommunications Law at San Francisco de Quito University (USFQ).  He also teaches Law & Internet at Universidad de las Americas (UDLA).  Previously, Mr. Solines Moreno served as President of the National Telecommunication Commission (CONATEL), agency that is also in charge of ICT policy in Ecuador, at this post, he was appointed by the Latin America and Caribbean countries as Coordinator for the Regional Plan for Information Society (eLAC 2007) at the WSIS Summit in Tunis (2005).

In 2002 he was appointed as the first Director of the National Digital Agenda and prior to that he worked for the Presidency of Ecuador as Undersecretary General for Public Administration (Deputy Chief of Staff), where he supervised operations of the executive branch and worked with the Cabinet. He also served as Personal Assistant to the President of Ecuador and represented the country in several international forums, including all phases of WSIS and ITU conferences. Mr. Solines Moreno was appointed by UN General Secretary Kofi Annan as a member of the Working Group on Internet Governance (WGIG) and he actively participates in regional and global forums on ICT, including Internet Governance Forum (IGF) where he was a speaker and panelist at most of the annual meetings. He was also recently appointed to serve as a member of the IGF Advisory Group.

Mr. Solines Moreno is founder and partner of Gobierno Digital, a consulting firm that provides advice to public and private sector clients on ICT applications, impact and opportunities in government. In 2009 he became a member of the Grand Jury for the World Summit Awards (WSA).

Juan Carlos Solines Moreno holds a Law degree from Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador(J.D.), aMaster’s degree in law (LL.M.) joint program on Intellectual Property & New Technologies andInternational Comparative Law from the George Washington University.  Mr. Solines Moreno also holds aMaster’s degree in Public Administration (MPA) from Harvard University, with concentration on Strategic Management of Public Sector and Technology Regulation.