Cid Torquato

President, ICOM Libras

Cid Torquato is President of ICOM Libras, a video-relay service platform in Brazilian sign language. Previously, he served as the Municipal Secretary for Persons with Disabilities for the city of São Paulo, Brazil. A lawyer, graduated from the Faculty of Law of the University of São Paulo, Cid has been an executive at Lowe & Partners Latin America and StarMedia Networks, an advisor in Electronic Government for the Ministry of Planning, Budget and Management, during the Government of President Fernando Henrique Cardoso, founder of the Brazilian Chamber of Electronic Commerce, Deputy Secretary of the São Paulo State Secretariat for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and advisor to CONADE – the National Council for the Promotion of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Cid authored the book “Entrepreneurship without Borders - An Excellent Path for People with Disabilities,” after becoming quadriplegic in 2007.