About The Speaker
Diego Molano Vega
Diego Molano Vega, Advisor on Digital Transformation of Governments and Corporations, startup mentor, technology policy expert, talent creator. Diego Molano Vega is the former Minister of Information Technologies and Communications of Colombia (2010-2015). Molano created the "Plan Vive Digital", a national technology plan that transformed the Country and led Colombia to obtain in 2012 the GSMA Government Leadership Award. He has been a Senior Advisor to McKinsey and Company, the Inter-American Development Bank, and the Wilson Center in Washington DC. He is the Chair and Ambassador for its Business Action to Support the Information Society (BASIS) initiative at the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in Paris. Molano is also Board Member of Multinational Companies and is the President of Area Andina, a 60 thousand student university for low-income segments in Colombia, Panama, and Costa Rica, focusing in creating the talent for the digital economy. He also advices startups in Latina America and Europe. Mr. Molano worked in international technology companies such as Telefonica in Spain, Ascom in Switzerland, and Bellsouth (now AT&T) in the US. He is electronics engineer and an economist from the Javeriana University in Colombia and has an MBA from IMD in Switzerland. Mr. Molano is included in the list of world’s 100 most influential people in digital government in by Apolitical, and the 20 most influential people in fintech in Ibero America by TyN Magazine.