Grace is a leading researcher specializing in telecommunications and ICT policy, with a particular focus on technology’s impact on development and society in the Philippines. She has over fifteen years of experience in the field, with focus on universal ICT access and broadband connectivity. She is lead convener of the Better Broadband Alliance, a research fellow of LIRNEasia, a regional ICT policy think tank, and is currently vice president for policy of the Internet Society Philippines Chapter. Grace regularly blogs about telecommunications and ICT at https://www.telecomasia.net/blog/list/Grace%20Mirandilla-Santos.
Jaime is a development manager at The Asia Foundation in the Philippines. Jaime worked with leaders and donors to introduce reforms in telecommunications, civil aviation, property rights, and tax reform. Based on those experiences, he fostered the use of entrepreneurial principles and practices in the development field.
The Asia Foundation is a nonprofit international development organization committed to improving lives across a dynamic and developing Asia. Informed by six decades of experience and deep local expertise, our work across the region addresses five overarching goals—strengthen governance, empower women, expand economic opportunity, increase environmental resilience, and promote regional cooperation.
Better Broadband Alliance is a coalition of citizens and stakeholders committed to supporting initiatives that bring better broadband services to the Philippines. They envision a Philippines where anyone has access to reliable and affordable broadband services anytime, anywhere, and using any technology. The BBA partners are the Internet Society – Philippines Chapter, Democracy.net.ph, Foundation for Media Alternatives, Beyond Access, Molave Foundation Inc, National Library of the Philippines, ICT Davao Inc, WiFi Interactive Network, The American Chamber of Commerce, The European Chamber of Commerce, The Philippine Association of Multinational Companies, The Australian-NewZealand Chamber of Commerce, Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Korean Chamber of Commerce Inc, Japanese Chamber of Commerce Inc, Game Developers Association of the Philippines, Philippine Cable TV Association, Philippine Network Operators’ Group.
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