Manuel D. Medina , CEO, Cyxtera Technologies & Founder, eMerge Americas
Carlos Gimenez, Mayor of Miami-Dade County
Juan Pablo Swett, President of ASELA
Jose Ramon Valente , Minister of Economy, Chile
Darren Soto, U.S. Congressman (FL-09) +
Dr. Thomas J. LeBlanc, President, George Washington University
Scott Kelly, COO & CTO, Hitachi Vantara +
Ray O'Farrell, EVP & CTO, VMware +
Jeffrey L. Duerk, Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs & Provost, University of Miami, moderator
Mike Zeto, VP, IoT Solutions & General Manager Smart Cities, AT&T (moderator)
Andres Freire, Serial Entrepreneur & Former Minister of Innovation, Buenos Aires, Argentina +
Mike Sarasti, Director of Innovation & Technology, City of Miami
Alex Nascimento, Co-Founder, UCLA Blockchain Lab +
Ana Arisawa, Business Development, TradeLens +
Dr. Karlene Cousins, Chair, Department of Information Systems & Business Analytics, FIU Business +
Antonio Manueco, Managing Partner, blubeta Group & CTO of BetaBlocks, (moderator)
Peter Rahbæk Juel, Mayor of Odense, Denmark
Niki Bayat, Co-Founder & Chief Science Officer AesculaTech +
Jonas Cleveland, Co-Founder & CEO, COSY +
Mimi Yen, Co-Founder & CEO, PhagePro +
Will Mclean, Co-Founder & VP of Biology and Regenerative Medicine, Frequency Therapeutics +
James Dahlman, Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering Department Georgia Institute of Technology, The Dahlman Lab
Mercedes Balcells-Camps, Principal Research Scientist, MIT (moderator)
Julio Frenk, President, University of Miami +
Lucia Acurio, CEO Grupo Edutec +
Miguel Brechner, President Ceibal Center +
Rhonda Lenton, President, York University, Canada +
Omar Arias, Manager of Global Engagement & Knowledge in the Education Global Practice, World Bank +
Ariel Fisfbein, Director of the Education Program, Inter-American Dialogue +
Luciano Braverman, Senior Director for Education, Microsoft
Sebastian Ruales, Corporate Revenue & Commercial Director, Rappi +
Elias Torres, Founder of Drift +
Arnoldo Reyes, VP, Digital Partnerships, Finech & Ventures, VISA Inc. Latin America & the Caribbean Region +
Joe Avila, Manager, Community Development, U.S. & Latin America, Ford Motor Company Fund +
Susan Amat, Founder, Venture Hive (moderator)
Anthony DeLima, CTO & Head of Digital Transformation, NEORIS
Carlos Gimenez, Mayor, Miami-Dade County +
Peter Rahbæk Juel, Mayor, Odense, Denmark +
Francis Suarez, Mayor, City of Miami +
Alice Bravo, Director of Transportation & Public Works, Miami-Dade County +
Juan Carlos Bermudez, Mayor, City of Doral +
Susan Reinhold, Senior Director of Sales Engineering, Hotwire Communications
Jay Schneider, SVP of Digital, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd
A roundtable discussion about innovation and technology in government and how this is driving real estate and infrastructure development, including transit-oriented development, sustainability, blockchain security, smart and geo technology, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and green infrastructure and building.
Corey Clive, Founder & CEO Venergy Group +
Francisco Garcia, Director, Planning & Zoning, City of Miami +
David Martin, President Terra +
Andrej Micovic, Associate, Public-Private Partnerships, Bilzin Sumberg +
Dr. Avinash S. Patwardhan, Managing Director, Smart Cities, Jacobs +
Philip Stoddard, Mayor, South Miami +
Javier Avino, Partner, Land Development & Government Relations Practice Group Leader, Bilzin Sumberg (moderator)
Irene Arias, CEO, IDB Labs
Elaine Lammert, Homeland Security, Cybersecurity Strategy & Information Management Program Director, George Washington University +
Kate Black, Former Global Privacy Officer, 23andMe & Shareholder Greenberg Traurig +
Jaret Davis, Co-Managing Miami Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig (moderator)
Join our healthcare experts as they discuss examples from around the world, including both developed and emerging markets, of how AI, IoT and other technologies are helping to transform healthcare today.
Jennifer Esposito, Vice President, Health, Magic Leap +
Xavier Urtubey, Co-Founder & CEO of Accuhealth +
Mauricio Ferrazza, Chairperson, Miami Animation & Gaming International Complex, Miami Dade College (moderator)
Sculpting Music with Technology
Imogen Heap, Acclaimed Singer-Songwriter & Audio Engineer
Join a lively discussion with a panel of legal leaders from Greenspoon Marder LLP. Here, we’ll discuss the latest cannabis trends and what’s around the corner for marijuana and hemp based businesses in Florida. With an investment overview, regulatory landscape highlights, and intellectual property innovations, you’ll get a feel for the opportunities and challenges for Florida to become a leading cannabis hub.
Rebecca Bratter, Deputy Managing Partner, Greenspoon Marder +
Sander Zagzebski, Corporate & Business Partner, Greenspoon Marder +
Anton Handal, Intellectual Property & Litigation Practice Groups Partner, Greenspoon Marder +
Matthew Ginder, Senior Council, Cannabis Law Practice Group, Greenspoon Marder
Break free from the cycle of storage purchase, upgrade, and management. Come learn how you can implement simple, secure, scalable enterprise storage services.
Howard Young, Senior Solutions Architect, Zadara Storage
A conversation with Endeavor Entrepreneurs from LATAM, US and Europe on how they’re disrupting their industries and growing their businesses.
Noemi Valencia , Chief Learning & Inspiration Officer Knotion
Veronica Pascual , CEO ASTI
Matteo Cera , CEO Hogaru
Laura Maydon , Director, Endeavor Miami (moderator)
In this talk, Pablo Turletti posits that technological innovation, as we know it, no longer exists. Or, at a minimum, it no longer requires micro-managing, since technology innovation widely became standard evolution and continuous disruption. Of course, companies can and must continue to make new products, services, distribution and communication channels to stay ahead in the market. According to Pablo, however, here’s what they’re missing: a coherent purpose for innovation and efficient tools for managing it.
Pablo Turtelli , Founder & CEO, ROI Marketing Institute
Jim Chung, Associate Vice President for Research, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, George Washington University
Robert Sackstein, M.D., Ph.D., Dean of the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Florida International University
Join this fantastic panel of Venture Capitalists as they share insights about funding, pitching, scaling and more.
Vanessa Larco, Partner, NEA +
Katherine Boyle, Principal, General Catalyst +
Tom Wallace, Managing Partner, Florida Funders
Daniel Herrera, Director of Investments, Miami Angels (moderator)
Changing technology and changing behavior mean businesses need to rethink how they go to market.
Mark Cofton, Global VP, SAP SE
Jon Vilma, ESPN Analyst, Former NFL player, Entrepreneur, & Angel Investor
Norma Kenyon, Vice Provost for Innovation, University of Miami
Brian Breslin, Director, The Launch Pad, University of Miami
As cyber threats continue to evolve and increase in complexity, cybersecurity personnel must have the critical hands-on skills needed to detect, neutralize, and remediate security incidents in record time. Once an organization is under attack, any time lost can severely increase the scale of the damage. Join the Cybersecurity Center of the Americas to learn how hyper-realistic training via the state-of-the-art Cyber Range is changing the way cybersecurity experts prepare for today's threat landscape.
Jorge Ortega, Director, Cybersecurity Center of the Americas, Miami Dade College +
Antonio Delgado, Dean of Engineering, Technology & Design, Miami Dade College
Launching & Scaling Premier Innovative Ventures: crossing the $100MM sales barrier with Wanderu
Polina Raygorodskaya ’08, Co-Founder and CEO of Wanderu, a popular travel platform that helps consumers find and book the best deals on inter-city bus and train travel. Founded in 2012, Wanderu has raised $8.5 million in venture funding and has crossed the $100 million revenue barrier. In recent years, Polina has been honored by Entrepreneur.com as one of the “25 Inspiring Entrepreneurs Under 40 Who Are Creating the Next Big Thing,” by Forbes in the annual “30 Under 30” list, and by TechCrunch as one of the “30 Women Who Have Revolutionized a Male Dominated Industry.
Phillip H. Kim, Professor of Entrepreneurship & Faculty Director of BL MBA Program, Babson College
Gustavo Trindade, Director, Babson College
Polina Raygorodskaya, Co-founder & CEO, Wanderu
Curated by the Miami Dade Beacon Council, join us for a deeper dive into inclusion in South Florida’s technology and innovation landscape.
Monica Simo Black, Partner, TheVentureCity
Carlos Vazquez, CEO , MiamiEdTech
Nancy Dahlberg, Business & Entrepreneurship Writer, (moderator)
At Miami Dade College, The Idea Center’s vision is to cultivate entrepreneurial and innovation skills in students from diverse backgrounds to meet America’s most pressing economic and social challenges. Through the use of design thinking approach, students and community members alike develop creative and problem-solving skills imperative to excel in the digital economy.
This 30-minute session will feature Lightning Talks from iC entrepreneurs, innovators and changemakers making a positive impact in their communities in South Florida. This Changemaker Ignite Showcase will demonstrate that talent is indeed universal and that innovation flourishes with equity and diversity, with the Idea Center committed to leveling the playing field.
Romi Bhatia, Executive Director, The Idea Center, Miami Dade College +
Pamela Santos, Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Programs, Miami Dade College +
Gustavo Grande, Entrepreneurship Program Manager, Miami Dade College
GE Digital’s team will discuss how they are able to deliver scalable and high-quality products in today’s Digital Workplace.
Alejandro Roman, Software Engineer Specialist, GE
Jose Mugaburu , Senior Software Engineer, GE
Martin Di Diego, Senior Software Engineer, GE
The rapid evolution of artificial intelligence, internet of things, augmented reality, blockchain, quantum computing, and other emerging technologies is shifting domestic and international policy landscapes in profound ways and is outpacing governments capacity to enact policies and regulations. Public and private sectors need to find effective ways to work together and build policies that more quickly embraces technologies into the fabric societies around the globe. Policies and regulations must capitalize on the benefits of these technologies while reducing uncertainty and mitigating the wide-ranging impacts emerging technologies will have on populations—from evolving labor markets and alleviating political and socioeconomic pressures to protecting citizens’ privacies and ensuring ethical development.
Brian Fonseca, Director of the Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy & Executive Director of Cybersecurity
Olivia Ramos, Founder & CEO Deepblocks
Yenvy Truong , Co-founder & CEO, HealthSnap
The last decade has seen an unprecedented wave of global startup activity emerge in cities big and small. It’s what AOL Founder Steve Case calls the “Rise of the Rest” and what is transforming communities across the world. How these startup communities take root and find success varies, there are many paths. There is however one common thread to which startup ecosystems are the most productive. It’s not how much VC funding there is, though that’s important. It’s not how many accelerators there are in town, though that too helps. What really seems to drive success? Community. Specifically, how founders connect, support and inspire one another. To build strong startup ecosystems, we should focus on growing tight knit communities.
Raul Moas, Miami Program Director, The Knight Foundation
A focus on the advantages and disadvantages of digital technologies and networks.
Steve Livingston, Media, Public & International Affairs Professor, George Washington University +
Elvira-Maria Restrepo, Associate Professor of International Studies, George Washington University +
David Broniatowski, Engineering Management and Systems Engineering, Assisant Professor, George Washington University +
Frank Sesno, Director, Media, Public & International Affairs Professor, George Washington University
Rick Beasley, Executive Director, CareerSource South Florida +
Andra Cornelius, Senior VP Business & Workforce Development, CareerSource Florida
Courtney Adante, COO and Jonathan Wackrow, Managing Director of Teneo Risk Advisory discuss key imperatives to managing the security and cyber risk landscape in 2019
Courtney Adante, COO Risk Advisory
Jonathan Wackrow, Managing Director, Risk Advisory
Navigating the pitfalls of growing a business can be a challenge particularly when it comes to the technology you use and the team you need to build. Learn from industry experts on where they succeeded and where they failed but learned. Some of the questions this panel will address are: How to build a technical team? How to build trust and cohesion between non technical and technical teams? How to handle growing pains? What challenges did you face? What advice would you give a company that is scaling? Scaling through the cloud versus in-house?
Kip True, VP, Wyntalent
Kathryn Finney, Founder & Managing Director, digitalundivided
Mariano Amartino, Managing Director, Microsoft for Startups +
Elias Torres, Founder of Drift +
Alessandro Annoscia, Chief Disruption Officer, Parabolt +
Greg Larkin, Best-selling Author,This Might Get Me Fired & Founder, Bowery315 (moderator)
Cyd Crouse, Chief Marketing Officer at Muse® & Co-Founder of Meditation Studio +
Nichol Bradford, CEO & Founder of the Willow Group and the Executive Director and Co-Founder of the Transformative Technology Lab and Conference in California +
Paul Silitsky, Chief Chill Officer, Innergy Meditation (moderator)
Justin Acquaro, SVP, Cybersecurity &Threat Management, General Electric
Kiki Del Valle, SVP, Digital Partnerships, Latin America & the Caribbean, Mastercard
Maria Pinelli, Partner, Consumer Products & Retail Specialist, EY (moderator)
Ann Rosenberg, SVP & Global Head, SAP Next-Gen +
Arlene, DeMita, Advisory Partner, PwC +
Jess Keeney, VP of Engineering, Ultimate Software
Elena C. Romero, CFO, Visa, Inc. Latin America & the Caribbean Region +
Dr. Lenore P. Rodicio, Executive Vice President & Provost, Miami Dade College (moderator)
Wilmer Caripe, Head of Search, Assistant, and Web Product Partnerships, LATAM, Google
With 25 years of digital marketing under our belts, brands and professionals have built perceptions of what works best for what. The truth is, digital keeps evolving and we have to constantly rethink what is possible and what might even be overlooked. Backed by his latest research and great examples, long-time creative executive and digital strategist Mat Zucker will share how evolved enterprises can use various marketing strategies and touchpoints (web, social, search, PR, thought leadership, chat) in new ways for uncommon growth.
Mat Zucker, Digital Partner Prophet
Jean Case, Chairman of the National Geographic Society, CEO of the Case Foundation & author of Be Fearless +
Maria Elena Lagomasimo, CEO & Managing Partner of WE Family Offices
When Bryce Olson was battling advanced cancer and relying only on the ‘one size fits all’ standard of care treatments everyone received, he felt powerless, unengaged and began to lose hope. Then his life changed. He used DNA sequencing data to break into a perfect-fit drug trial, and together with researchers engineered an ‘exceptional response’ and shut down his cancer for over 2 years. As a patient pioneer in an era of ‘Personalized Medicine 2.0’ who continues to fight late stage cancer differently with tremendous success, Bryce will explain how cancer patients become highly engaged and empowered like never before once they tap into the power of ‘omics data to find new life-saving insights. Bryce will also share what the healthcare industry must do to achieve better outcomes and maximize patient engagement for their organizations, or risk being disrupted by innovators who are not afraid to use advances in science and technology to step over those who are stuck in the status quo.
Bryce Olsen, Global Marketing Director, Intel
Women receive less than 3% of venture capital and the time has come to build a new paradigm. Hear from leading researchers, investors, and entrepreneurs on how what it takes to get women funded. See the practical advice executed in two live pitch sessions from successful women founders in the session that follows. You will leave this session with new skills on how to master the pitch and a fresh perspective on accessing growth capital.
Susan Duffy, Executive Director, Babson's Center for Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership
Kathy Korman Frey, Founder, CEO, The Hot Mommas Project, Instructor of Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership, GWU, School of Business
Hear how Cisco’s Networking Academy is a bridge to opportunity for students, job-seekers, and entrepreneurs around the Americas, including an on-stage interview of someone making a difference at all levels
Lucia Acurio, CEO Grupo Edutec +
Rebeca De La Vega, Corporate Social Responsibility Director, Latin America Corporate Affairs, CISCO Systems +
Darren Ware, Senior Manager, Public Sector Latin America, Cisco Systems (moderator)
See the insights and tactics mentioned in the Disrupting Venture Capital panel put to the test! See live pitches from two female entrepreneurs seeking growth capital.
Innovations, Delivering for Our Customers
Alex Ceballos, VP, Worldwide Corporate Development, Amazon
Hear front-line conversations from successful women entrepreneurs that have scaled their companies without venture capital.
30 Minute Session
Join two renowned and successful businessmen, as they share their expert advice and tips on how to become a successful entrepreneur.
Jeff Hoffman, Global Entrepreneur & Co-Founder, Priceline.com, uBid.com
Armando "Pitbull" Christian Perez, Grammy Award-winning Artist & Entrepreneur
Jack Selby, Managing Director at Clarium Capital Management LLC +
Alex Estevez, Venture Partner, Accel +
Armando "Pitbull" Christian Perez, Grammy Award-winning Artist & Entrepreneur
Howard Young, Senior Solutions Architect, Zadara Storage
Kevin Levy, Shareholder Chair, Technology Transactions, Gray Robinson
Myrel Iturrey, Investor, Insight Partners
Sam Sayegh, CEO, Spark Neuro
Daniel Herrera, Director of Investments, Miami Angels
Andra Cornelius, Senior VP Business & Workforce Development at CareerSource Florida
Katherine Boyle, Principal, General Catalyst
Will Koffel, Head of Startup Ecosystem, Americas, Google Cloud
Tyler Quinn, CPA, CISA, Principal, Kauffman Rossin
Arnoldo Reyes, VP, Digital Partnerships, Fintech & Ventures, VISA
When multi-billion dollar industries such as entertainment and the US Military are investing in virtual and augmented reality, we start to wonder what all the buzz is about. In this session, Tyler Gates of the VR/AR Association and Managing Principal of immersive technology company, Brightline Interactive, will take a deep dive into why this emerging technology is quickly becoming one of the most meaningful technological breakthroughs of our lifetime. Join Gates as he explores why VR/AR should be considered a new medium for communication, the current state and future possibilities with the technology, and how to get involved in this exponentially growing industry.
Tyler Gates, Brightline President of the VR/AR Association, DC Chapter and Managing Principal at Brightline Interactive
Christopher DiSchino, Founder, DiSchino & Schamy, PLLC
Omar Arab, Head, Parabolt US
Chris Nieto, Partner, Cherry Cherry Bekaert
Leah Zions, Senior Manager, SendGrid
If the lifeblood of the digital economy is data, its heart is digital trust—the level of confidence in people, processes, and technology to build a secure digital world. Companies, regulators, and consumers need fresh mechanisms to build confidence as they address emerging challenges in business, risk management, and compliance. Don Freese, a senior executive with more than 25 years’ leadership experience (most recently with the FBI), will discuss insights on improvements around people, processes and technology to advance your organization's digital trust agenda. He'll also explore how you can help each part of your organization better understand their role in achieving and maintaining overall cyber readiness and digital resilience.
Don Freese, Advisory Cybersecurity & Privacy Principal
A discussion on how data that informs power consumption, efficiency, demand, and production at the facility-level will ensure none of us get left in the dark. Informed by current and future developments in technology, the IoT and smart grids will better enable energy companies to meet rising demand, increase the reliability and quality of power supplies, improve energy efficiency, and integrate low-carbon energy sources into power networks – ultimately it will change the way they service their customers’ needs.
Fazil Shaikh, Director NRG Advisory Services
When network professions think of a network, the first thing that comes to mind is seldom the network cable. The exception is the professional that manages the cables. Other than this group of people, most people think of routers, switches, load balancers, software defined networks. Etc. Like the physical road in a transit system, physical cables in a network is not sexy. Even though nothing in a network will work without it, the physical cable has received the least amount of technology upgrade in the last 40+ years. In this session we’re going to change that. We’re going to look at how the physical layer get its ‘sexy’ back with automation.
Asang Cooc, Fiber Mountain, Sr. Member Technical Staff"
Alex Estevez, Venture Partner, Accel Partners
Jack Selby, Managing Director, Thiel Capital