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Tuesday, April 1 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Building an Internet without Internet

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As our world becomes evermore hyper-connected, it is hard to conceive that there are countries where the worldwide web is nothing but a dream. Welcome to Cuba, home of the five decade old Castro dictatorship and one of the world’s few remaining reminders of the Cold War. 

Despite Cuba’s best efforts to keep its people disconnected, a growing number of industrious and resourceful Cuban entrepreneurs are teaming up with partners outside the island, and together finding ways to create an Internet without the Internet. Cuban journalist and thought leader Yoani Sanchez will participate in this unique session that explores how Latino entrepreneurs and Cubans are making modern connectivity possible. 




Moderators
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Myriam Marquez

Executive Director, El Nuevo Herald
Myriam Márquez, a career journalist, is executive editor of el Nuevo Herald, the largest Spanish-language daily in the nation. Prior to being named executive editor last October, she served as the first woman and Hispanic to lead the Miami Herald’s opinion pages. Márquez, who began her career as a local news reporter, quickly excelled as a writer and found her niche in sharing views as a columnist and editorial writer... Read More →

Speakers
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Raul Moas

Executive Director, Roots of Hope
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Salvi Pascual

Founder, Apretaste
Salvi Pascual has been working for more than ten years programming, designing and leading multidisciplinary teams. He archived his master degree in Computer Science from Florida International University, incorporated his business, pulled off a small team and launched Apretaste. In his start-up, Salvi is responsible for mapping the marketing strategy and finding growth opportunities. He also creates the graphic interface and does copywriting... Read More →
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Yoani Sanchez

Blogger, Journalist, Generation Y
Yoani Sanchez, a University of Havana graduate in philology, emigrated to Switzerland in 2002, to build a new life for herself and her family. Two years later, she decided to return Cuba, promising herself to live there as a free person. Her blog Generation Y is an expression of this promise. Yoani calls her blog ‘an exercise in cowardice’ that allows her to say what is forbidden in the public square. It reaches readers around the world in... Read More →


Tuesday April 1, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
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