CIEL 2023 opens the door to a digital future

The OMG Institute held the fourth edition of its International Congress on Legal Strategy (CIEL), where around 30 national and international legal, technological and business experts gathered for two days to discuss the impact and opportunities that Industry 4.0 presents from the perspective of legal strategy.

The congress highlighted the importance and necessity of a good legal strategy for companies to capture greater value from technologies in the development of new businesses. It also highlighted the role of strategist that the State must assume in the design and implementation of standards and policies that serve as a stimulus to Industry 4.0.

Belkis Guerrero Villalona, rector of the OMG Institute valued these dialogues in different sectors to make the best use of the tools that are available to boost new businesses.

“It has been two exciting days where we discussed and shared experiences and knowledge about the Legal Strategy for Industry 4.0. We dealt in detail with current and interesting aspects such as: Digital Identity, E-Government, Digital Financial System, Personal Data Protection, Metaverse and Legal Structure, Reliability and Ethics” assured Guerrero Villalona.

The panels and keynotes focused on the main axes of CIEL, which were: Digital Identity and E-Government, where the importance of protecting digital identity and the implementation of digital technologies in the governmental sphere were discussed; digital financial system, protection of personal data, the metaverse and the legal structure, reliability and ethics, all with the objective of examining the legal and ethical challenges that arise in Industry 4.0, as well as establishing a solid and responsible legal basis.

CIEL 2023 had the special participation of the Minister of Industry, Commerce and Mipymes, Víctor -Ito- Bisonó, who addressed the topic of “Digital transformation of manufacturing industries in the Dominican Republic, within the initiative “Macro Program of Digital Industries”.

Participants acquired new knowledge that they will be able to use in their companies and professional projects. In addition, keynote speeches and panels were given by: Jon M. Garon, director of the Intellectual Property, Cybersecurity and Technology Law program at Nova Southeastern University’s Shepard Broad School of Law; Alejandro Padín, Partner at Garrigues and head of the Data Economy, Privacy and Cybersecurity area; Francisco Méndez, permanent consultant for ECLAC and OAS in its digital government and open government training programs, Master in Information and Knowledge Society.

As well as: Julián Plaza, director of the firm Plaza Iuris Abogados in Madrid, Spain and Data Protection Delegate; Ligia Catherine Arias-Barrera, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at the firm Financial Services Consulting (UK); and Drew Simshaw, assistant professor and Clute-Holleran Fellow in Law at Clute-Holleran Law School in Madrid, Spain.

Clute-Holleran Fellow in Corporate Law at Gonzaga University School of Law in Spokane, Washington.

The IV International Congress on Legal Strategy was held at the InterContinental Hotel in Santo Domingo. It was supported by: INICIA, OMG, Primma Valores, EGE Haina, Estrella & Tupete, Casas del XVI, AFP Popular, Remax, Rizek Abogados, Grupo Sención, United Capital Puesto de Bolsa, Logística Legal, Consorcio Energético Punta Cana-Macao (CEPM), Arium Salud Digital, among others.



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