Cid Torquato holds a degree in Law from the University of Sao Paulo, with specialization in International Affairs. He acted as Executive Director of the Brazilian Chamber of e-Commerce, which he co-founded in 2001. Prior to that, he worked for the Federal e-Government Committee of Brazil, at the Ministry of Planning, where managed the main public Internet portals. Previously, he held positions as Regional New Business Executive for Lowe & Partners, Latin America, and as Corporate Communications and Marketing Director for StarMedia Network. As a consultant, specialized in digital economy, worked with national and international institutions, such as SEBRAE, APEX, Softex, BIRD, IADB, Unctad, MERCOSUL and others, besides editing three books of articles, collaborating as source and columnist for various publications, presenting radio programs at Eldorado and CBN, as well as participating as speaker in events in Brazil and abroad. Currently, Torquato works as Institutional Relations Coordinator at the Sao Paulo State Secretariat for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and blogs at