Biography: Carlos Vera an experienced electrical engineer who also has formal studies in international relations, technology and intellectual property law, and telecommunications and Internet regulatory policy. He is the founder and International Director of the Ecuadorian Chapter of ISOC, responsible for the Ecuadorian Internet Governance Forum. His history within the telecommunications and Internet sector spans more than 20 years and includes work as a former advisor to the President of the Council of Telecommunications in Ecuador. He was Director of the National Agenda of Connectivity in charge of Public Policies on Internet, ICTs, Connectivity, Universal Services and Internet Governance; President of the Electrical and Electronic Engineers Association of Pichincha Ecuador; and Vice President of the World Committee of IT in the World Federation of Engineers. Mr Vera has also published more than 200 specialised articles on engineering, business, ICTs, public policy, and Internet governance.