Otavio Viegas Caixeta

Director for Digital Ecosystems
Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communication for Brazil
Otavio Viegas Caixeta

Mr. Otavio Caixeta is a Director at the Secretariat for IT Policy at the Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communication. He is responsible for Software R&D and IT business environment. He is also in charge of Startups, and oversees a Program called Start-Up Brasil, which accelerates 50 startups/semester. Mr. Caixeta is a board member of several Brazilian institutions focusing on innovation.

Otavio joined the Ministry in 2009, and he’s held several positions dealing with Telecommunications policy before his current position. Mr Caixeta holds a degree in electrical engineering and has a background experience developing telecom equipment prior to joining the government.

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