1) Your Name:

Alberto Soto

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3) Constituency:

Not-for-Profit Operational Concerns (NPOC)

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Instituto Iberoamericano de Investigación para la Sociedad de la Información

6) Please identify your current position(s):

Systems Expert and Lawyer

7) Please identify the type(s) of work performed:

As a computer professional: independent consultant As a professional law: I specialize in computer law, participating in focus groups.

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Alberto Soto was elected in 2014 as LACRALO Chair and re-elected in 2015. Its main objectives are the representation of the interests of individual users Internet, integrate the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean that still have no representatives, and generate the necessary policies to defend those interests.

Alberto Soto has held management-level positions in national and multinational companies. It has more than forty years working experience in technology, communications and information security. After completing his education in law, he has been focused on Information Law.

In Modulo Security Systems of Brazil, he was manager for Argentina.

In the Bemberg Group, he was responsible for the IT department in Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Paraguay and Uruguay. The network company was featured in the top 25 best in the world.

He was the Chief Technology Officer in Technsys S.A., which focuses on banking systems and electronic commerce development. He has participated as speaker at numerous conferences of Computer Law and Internet Governance in Latin America and the Caribbean.

He has the title of Mathematics Professor, Physics Professor in "JUAN XXIII Superior Institute of Teacher", Systems Expert in "Center for Higher Studies Exact Sciences", and Lawyer in "National University of Lomas de Zamora".

In addition, he is the Director of American Institute of Research for the Information Society.


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