Miguel Brechner – Plan Ceibal Miguel Brechner Frey was born in 1953 and took a degree in Electronic Engineering at Kings College London and a Master’s degree in Telecommunications Engineering at Imperial College London. For over 25 years he was devoted to the search for, and application of, new technologies. He was responsible for the introduction of Digital Equipment Corp. (DEC), and later Compaq, Acer and Newbridge Networks, into Uruguay as well as other platforms for systems integration. Between 2005 and 2010 he was President of LATU (Laboratorio Tecnologico del Uruguay), a government institution devoted to the development of the country through innovation and technology transfer. At his proposal, Plan Ceibal was implemented in Uruguay under the leadership of President Tabare Vazquez. This program was inspired by OLPC (One Laptop per Child) from Nicholas Negroponte and MIT. Plan Ceibal is based on a profound equal opportunities vision that emphasizes social inclusion as a means of changing learning, education and the technology infrastructure of the country. Today more than 570,000 students and teachers have their own laptops, 99 percent of them have connectivity in their education facility and 50 percent of them do not have to walk more than 300 meters from their home to get Internet connection from Ceibal. Today he is President of Centro Ceibal, an institution specially created by parliament in 2010 for the implementation of programs to support children in public education. He is also a Board Member of the Agency of Innovation and of LATU.