Zaira Y. Pérez Salinas

General Director, Center for Connectivity and Telecommunications Infrastructure, Mexico City

Zaira serves as General Director of the Center for Connectivity and Telecommunications Infrastructure of Mexico City. In this role, she leads the development of the connectivity model for Mexico City that aims to reduce the digital gap between the government and citizens by extending coverage, improving the quality and reducing the costs of telecom services. She is also working on a new legal framework to regulate and leverage the government’s telecom infrastructure to better align services with needs, optimize resources and commercialize surplus.

Before joining the government of Mexico City, Zaira worked almost 7 years as Senior Associate at ASD, a specialized law firm in telecommunications and broadcasting based in Mexico City, where she provided expert guidance in wholesale shared networks and mobile and fixed networks in Mexico and abroad. In this role, she was part of the executive team of the Red Compartida Project, the recipient of the 2017 ICT Excellence Award granted by the World Information Technology & Services Alliance (WITSA). She earned her JD at UNAM (National Autonomous University of Mexico).

Tuesday, April 16
11:00 am - 12:15 pm • Digital Equity: Ensuring Smart City Benefits for Allboardroom
The promise of a smart city means improved quality of life for all citizens. For too long, public investments in technology solutions have benefited those who are able to afford the price of entry, be it, hardware, internet, cable, etc. The new paradigm requires that the well-being of all residents be addressed. Bring your ideas and questions to this interactive discussion with practitioners who have successfully engaged traditionally disadvantaged populations in technology initiatives.
Wednesday, April 17
9:00 am - 10:30 am • Plenary Session
Keynote Address: Circular Data - Improving Economic Growth, Resilience and Mobility through City Data Sharing                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Plenary Session:  The 5G City- Facilitating Work, Life, Equity and Sustainability -

In this fireside chat, listen in as corporate leaders debate the impacts of city-wide 5G networks on quality of life, the environment, and economic growth. Speakers will differentiate between the hype and the reality, and will identify the challenges and risks today and those anticipated in the future.