Solines Moreno, Juan Carlos

Quito, Executive Director, Gobierno Digital


Juan Carlos Solines Moreno, the Executive Director of the research and consulting firm Gobierno Digital, is a lawyer, holder of a Masters in Public Administration program from the Kennedy School at Harvard University. He served for three years as the Personal Assistant to the Ecuadorian President Sixto Duran-Ballen and later as Undersecretary General for Public Administration (Deputy Chief of Staff). He works as a Partner for the Law Firm Asociados Solines (JASOL) in Quito and he currently teaches Law and New Technologies, Intellectual Property and e-Commerce Seminar at Universidad San Francisco de Quito.  Solines Moreno's academic credentials also include both "licenciado" in law and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Ecuador, and a joint master's degree in law (LL.M.) in Intellectual Property and International Law from George Washington University where he focused his studies in computer and telecommunication law, as well as in international commerce and intellectual property protection. He is also the founder and President of the NGO's "Tecnologia Estado y Sociedad" and "Red Tecnologica Latinoamericana", two non-governmental organizations created to analyze legal and policy issues relating to computer based information exchange, and the impact and influence of ICT in government, private sector and society at-large, respectively. He was appointed as the first Director of the National Connectivity Agenda created by Ecuadorian government in 2001 as the main task force to coordinate different ICT initiatives and projects in Ecuador. He represented his country at the e-Commerce Experts Committee of the Free Trade Agreement of the Americas (FTAA), and at the World Summit of Information Society (WSIS) and Preparatory Process.