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Bayron Prieto is an Associate Director in the Global Investigations + Strategic Intelligence practice in BRG’s Bogotá, Colombia, office. He is a systems engineer from the Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas, specialist in digital risk management from the Universidad Externado de Colombia, and has an MBA and master’s degree in international business from the EUDE Business School. He is a certified forensic examiner (ACE) and member of the board of experts and Technical Advisory Committee for Access Data. He is regarded as a computer expert for the Arbitration and Conciliation Center of the Bogotá Chamber of Commerce.

Mr. Prieto has advised numerous public and private companies, mainly in the legal sector, in the acquisition and implementation of software and hardware. He has been a speaker in different academic events about digital evidence, e-Discovery, and digital crime. He has been professor in the subjects of digital crimes in the Universidad del Rosario; and forensic computing, digital evidence, and personal data protection in the Universidad Javeriana.

Mr. Prieto has participated in relevant investigations for intellectual property cases, unfair competition, and criminal nature crimes, acquiring and processing digital evidences to be presented before judges and other authorities in countries including Colombia, Panama, Mexico, and the United States. He has also directed complex institutional operations for digital evidences acquisitions, some of which have focused on establishing whether prices between competitors were being fixed in different industries.

Previously, Mr. Prieto worked as an information technology analyst at a prestigious law firm, was a consultant in the National Direction of Copyrights, was a technology consultant, and most recently was director of the Forensic Laboratory of the Superintendence of Industry and Commerce of Colombia, where he participated in important investigations regarding free competition and other monitored behaviors by this significant regulatory authority.

Education

EUDE Business School
MBA, 2015

Universidad Externado de Colombia
M.A., Digital Risk Management, 2012

Universidad Distrital Francisco Jose de Caldas
B.S., Systems Engineering, 2010

Employment History

Industry and Commerce Superintendence
Head of Digital Forensic lab
2013 - 2015

Anti-Piracy Agreement of Colombia
Consultant
2013

USAID
Consultant
2013

National Directorate of Copyright
Technology consultant
2012 - 2013

Prieto & Carrizosa, S.A.
IT analyst
2008 - 2012

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Selected Publications

News & Commentary

Affiliations

Professional Affiliations

Access Data International Advisory Board
Member