Nicolas "Nico" G. Caballero is a Data Analyst and ERP Software and Domain Name System (DNS) expert, serving as an ICT Adviser at Paraguay's Ministry of Information and Communication Technologies (MITIC). He is also currently serving as President of Centro de Emprendimiento e Internet de América Latina y el Caribe (CEILAC) DNS Center in Asuncion. Nico was a direct ICT Advisor for the office of the President of Paraguay, and as such he coordinated: the demonopolization of Internet service in Paraguay; the establishment of the Digital TV Standard (ISDB-Tb); the creation of the ICT Ministry, SENATICS; and the team that drafted the first Paraguayan civil satellite program, which in turn, led to the establishment of the Paraguayan space agency.
Nico was the founder of the Internet Society (ISOC) Paraguay Chapter and served as its first President. He was also the first Paraguayan GAC Representative. In parallel, he served as the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) Regional Initiative Representative in the country, where he organized the first IGF meeting in 2014. Nico was further responsible for the extensive capacity- building work carried out by the ICT Ministry, in particular the Memorandum of Understanding with ICANN in 2016–2017. He coordinated the establishment of the CEILAC DNS Center, as a cooperation agreement between SENATICS, the Latin American and Caribbean Country Code Top-Level Domain Association, and ICANN, which remained operative within the structure of MITIC.
Nico was also responsible for organizing key IT events in Paraguay: the ICANN DNS Roadshow,
ISOC Chapter events, and Chapter projects aimed at developing connectivity in rural areas, providing digital training and IT infrastructure to high schools, and providing Internet connection, e-commerce tools and digital training for Native Indigenous people in remote areas. In 2017, he moved to the private sector, and in 2022 resumed his role as the Paraguay GAC Representative at ICANN74 in The Hague, Netherlands. At ICANN76 in Kuala Lumpur, Nico was elected GAC Chair, marking the first time a Latin American representative has held the position.
Nico studied English at Pittsburgh State University in Kansas, USA; Computer Science at Universidad Autonoma de Asuncion in Paraguay; and E-Government at Konkuk University in Seoul, Republic of Korea. He also holds an Electric Car Technologies Diploma from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands.
He is fluent in Spanish, English and Portuguese, and also speaks French and Italian. Nico loves rugby, plays classical guitar, and is also a 4th Degree Black Belt in Taekwon-Do.