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Horacio Rivera-Piza

Dr. Rivera-Piza has over 25 years of experience in Information and Communications Technology sector, both in technical operations, consulting and management, and later in his career, in technology venture capital investments.

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Currently he is a Sr. Investment Officer in the Telecom, Media and Technology Department of the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group. Since 2001, Dr. Rivera-Piza has participated in over a dozen IFC technology investments. Prior to IFC, he was involved in several entrepreneurial ventures in Smart Television and the Digital Economy. In his career, he has advised government and private sector clients on management and technical subjects. Dr. Rivera-Piza started his career as a real-time software engineer for Singer Link Simulation Systems in Silver Spring Maryland, manufacturer of legendary flight and other process control simulators (today L3 Link Simulation & Training). He holds a BSc in Computer Science from Tec de Monterrey (Mexico), a Masters in Engineering Administration and a DSc; both degrees from The George Washington University, and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania.