2018 Forum programme

Mr. Jose Maria Diaz Batanero
Mr. Jose Maria Diaz Batanero

Strategy and Policy Coordinator
International Telecommunication Union
United Nations


Jose Maria Diaz Batanero is Strategy and Policy Coordinator at the International Telecommunication Union, the UN specialized agency for telecommunications and information and communication technologies (ICTs). Since 2010 Mr Diaz Batanero has been ITU’s focal point in the areas of sustainable development, digital inclusion and digital entrepreneurship. Mr Diaz Batanero is also the Coordinator of the Forum programme of ITU Telecom World, ITU’s flagship annual event with the ICT industry.

Prior to joining ITU Mr Diaz Batanero worked as ICT specialist in the Inter-American Development Bank (2004-2009), the United Nations Development Programme (2002-2004), as well as in the private sector at Vodafone Spain (2002). He is Electronic Engineer and has a Master Degree in Strategic Planning and ICTs applied to business.