Social Entrepreneur and Information and Communication Technologies for Human Development professional with over 15 years of field experience on Information Society, Human Development, Innovation, Education, Government, Open Knowledge, Social Networks, Entrepreneurship, Ecology and Disaster Relief and Recovery in Latin America, the Caribbean and Asia.
- Acknowledged as one of "20 Latin Americans Leader of the Internet" (CNN, 2000).
- Awarded the Google Developing World Scholarship (2004).
- Digital Vision Fellow, Stanford University (2004-05).
- Public ICT Researcher, United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and Caribbean (2006).
- Social Entrepreneur in Residence, National University of Singapore (2010-11).
- Guest on-board Educator, Peace Boat (2011).
- Acknowledged as One of Six Emerging Leaders by New Media Consortium at MIT (2012).
Founder of Multiple Social Start-Ups:
- CIVILA.com, Virtual Latin Cities, early social network with over 3 million active people. (1996)
- Educar.org, educational portal and community of 2 million teachers and students. (1998)
- BibliotecasVirtuales.com, e-library and community of 1 million literature fans. (1998)
- Relief 2.0, disaster response and recovery initiative with inclusion, dignity and generation of wealth and opportunities in Haiti and Japan. (2010)
- Markets of Hope (in development), a global marketplace of local products from areas affected by disaster or economically challenged. (2012)
TEDx Global Community:
Carlos has been an active member of the TEDx community since 2009 helping organize the TEDxEarthquake9.0 (Japan), TEDxKRP (Singapore), TEDxPortauPrince (Haití) and TEDxSantoDomingo (Dominican Republic) conferences and as a guest speaker at TEDxTokyo (Japan), TEDxSilkRoad (Turkey) and TEDxUChicago (USA). He also attended TEDxSummit 2012 in Qatar and will attend TEDGlobal 2012 in Scotland.