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BIOGRAPHY

Roberto Zambrana — ISOC Bolivia

Roberto Zambrana, is from La Paz, Bolivia. He is an engineer, with a Master´s degree in telecommunications and currently a PhD candidate.

He has been working in telecommunications, information systems and Internet fields for more than twenty years. From 2002 to 2006 he led ICT Program for the largest university in Bolivia, Universidad Mayor de San Andrés, teaming with the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) and with the Swedish Program for ICT in Developing Regions (SPIDER). In 2007 he was appointed as ICT Senior Advisor for the Global e- Schools and Communities Initiative (GeSCI), working with the Bolivian Education Ministry in their ICT Program. He also worked for the Telecommunications Vice Ministry, supervising several telecommunications programs related to community networks, Internet regulation and mobile telephony systems. After that, working in Science and Technology Vice ministry he was in charge of the design of the National Scientific and Academic Network.

During the past 10 years he has been in charge of the ICT Sector in the local Government of La Paz city, part of his responsibilities are related to policy formulation and legislative drafts elaboration, regarding telecommunications infrastructure and Internet Service.

He is a teacher in several universities for undergraduate and post-graduate programs related to telecommunications, computer and wireless networks, and network security and management. He is also a moderator for ISOC training courses, “Building Wireless Community Networks”, and “Shaping the Internet – History & Future”.

Since January of 2017, he is the Chair of the Board of the ISOC Bolivian Chapter. He is also coordinator of Bolivian National Regional Initiative (NRI).

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