Beatriz Alonso

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Country: Cuba
Email: mary.cuba [at]

Beatriz Elvira Alonso Becerra is the CEO at Cuban Information Technologies and Advanced Telematic Services (CITMATEL).[1]

Becerra is a graduate of Industrial Engineering (1980). She also attended graduate courses, on Specialization in Automated Systems of Management and in Information Technologies, in Cuba and abroad. She has held a Master of Management Science since 1997.[2] She is also a member of the Council of Management of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment of Cuba.

Beatriz has been working in the ICT industry since 1980.

Ms.Becerra has been an active member of organizing committees for national and international events regarding Information Technologies. She is a member of national commissions in ICT related topics, such as the National Editorial Council. Ms. Alonso represents Cuba at LACTLD. She participated as a member of the Cuban delegation in the 1st and 2nd phases of the WSIS in Geneva, in 2003, and in Tunisia, in 2005.

She has written and published more than 25 articles and manuals on topics related to ICT. She leads the program “Developing the Cuban Science Network”, a digital network of contents, products and services resulting from scientific and technological innovation.

Career History

Beatriz Alonso was the Head of the Department of Systems Design at the Center of Automated Systems Design, CEDISAC, from 1984 to 1988. [3]; she then served as its Director General from 1988 to 1999.

She has been as a member of President Ramiro Valdes' Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) since 1996.

Since 1999, she has been acting as Director General of CITMATEL.