Wilson Peres

Economic Commission for Latin American and the Caribbean (ECLAC)

ECLAC supports the development of public policies in Latin America and the Caribbean and can provide a regional, multi-sectorial overview of different issues. In this case we will present a diagnosis and recommendations regarding the development of cloud computing in our region.

Wilson Peres is a Senior Economic Officer at the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC).

He has been a consultant to the OECD, the OAS and the Mexican Government, as well as a visiting research fellow and lecturer at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), and professor at the CIDE in Mexico City. He published widely on industrial policy, firm strategy and ICT in Latin America.

His current research interests are oriented towards industrial policy and big data. His most recent publications include Broadband in Latin America: Beyond Connectivity (ECLAC-DIRSI, 2013) and “Big data and open data as sustainability tools” (ECLAC, 2014).