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TEDxPLAZACIBELES Miguel Brechner Technology for everyone Ceibal Plan

Miguel is a Telecommunications Engineer, graduated from the Imperial College in London. For over 25 years he was involved in the search and application of new technologies. He was responsible for the introduction of Digital Equipment Corp. -- then known as Compaq -- and Acer in Uruguay, as well as technologies of Sensor and Newbridge in the areas of systems and telecommunications. In 2005 he was appointed chairman of LATU (Technological Laboratory of Uruguay), the government agency that promotes the country's sustainable development through innovation and transfer of solutions. He was a sponsor of the Ceibal Plan in Uruguay, a programme based on the OLPC (One Laptop per Child) and implemented by LATU. The programme emphasized in social inclusion, technology and education, all children and teachers from public school's received a computer with an Internet connection between November 2007 and October 2009. Currently he serves as the President of the Ceibal Center institution created by the Uruguayan parliament in 2010 for the implementation of programs to support children and teenagers attending public education. Miguel is also a founding partner of the Center for Strategic Studies 1815 led by Gen. Liber Seregni. He's been involved in community work in parallel with his professional activities. His main hobby is running marathons in different parts of the world. About TEDx In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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