Senior Analyst, NSR Argentina
Mr. Placido has over twelve years of progressive experience in the areas of consulting, program management, research and engineering in telecommunications and entertainment. Mr. Placido has carried out independent business development, technology assessment and management activities, including market research studies for NSR, assessment of regional business potential for vendors and project management at Telefonica. Until 2004, he led a development team at Intelsat in Washington, D.C. where he was responsible for identifying and validating emerging video and data technologies for their potential applicability to new and existing services. Mr. Placido’s development efforts at Intelsat included advanced video networks, IP television, satellite multicasting and broadband, having made significant contributions including spearheading satellite IPTV, improving Internet throughput enhancement and pioneering high-speed satellite LAN-to-LAN. Prior to joining Intelsat in 1999, Carlos was a specialist engineer with Telintar, the international carrier of Argentina, where he engineered and managed the implementation of a number of infrastructure projects including satellite earth stations, transmission systems, digital voice compression and mobile occasional-use international services. Prior to joining Telintar, he spent two years as a post-sales network support engineer at Impsat Fiber Networks, a company acquired by Global Crossing in 2007. Mr. Placido is currently based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He holds an engineering degree from the University of Buenos Aires and an MBA from the University of Maryland, Smith School of Business. He is fluent in Spanish and English.