eGOV brings together government officials, urban planners, and others from North America, Latin America and Europe. They come with a shared goal—to transform their urban communities into smart cities through the power of innovative technology. The Government Innovation Summit provides an ideal platform for public-private partnerships. The possibilities for innovation and collaboration in this field are immeasurable.

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eGov Stage

On Monday, the eGov Stage is where you can find riveting sessions featuring leaders from the public and private sector.

Monday, June 12 2017

9:00 am - 9:05 am ( eMerge Stage )
Welcome from Manuel D. Medina, Founder of eMerge Americas + Mayor of Miami Beach Philip Levine
9:15 am - 10:00 am ( eMerge Stage )
Steve Wozniak, Chief Scientist, Primary Data & Co-founder, Apple
Moderated by: Melissa Lee, CNBC
10:00 am - 10:30 am ( eMerge Stage )
Marcelo Claure, CEO, Sprint
Moderated by: Melissa Lee, CNBC
10:30 am - 10:40 am ( eMerge Stage )
Networking Break
10:40 am - 11:00 am
Innovate or Die,
Andres Oppenheimer, Columnist, The Miami Herald

What should we do, as individuals and countries, to be more creative and thrive in the innovation economy? What should countries do to produce world-class innovators like Steve Jobs? To explore these questions, award-winning journalist Andres Oppenheimer went to Silicon Valley and other top innovation centers and interviewed one of the world’s most successful innovators.

Among others, Oppenheimer tells the story of Pep Guardiola, the coach who led Barcelona’s soccer team to its most glorious seasons; chef Gaston Acurio, who transformed Peruvian food into an engine of economic growth in his country; Bre Pettis, the American entrepreneur who revolutionized the 3D printing industry; Salman Khan, the teacher who created the ground-breaking Khan Academy free online education website, and Sir Richard Branson, the British music and airline tycoon whose Virgin Galactic company is venturing into the space tourism industry.

From these personal stories, with his usual clarity and insightful style, Oppenheimer arrives at a series of specific suggestions n how you can succeed in the knowledge economy, no matter where you live.

11:00 am - 11:40 am
Innovation in the Americas
11:40 am - 11:50 am ( eMerge Stage )
Networking Break
11:50 am - 12:20 pm
Accelerating Exponential Technologies into Societies. The case of Fastrack Institute in Medellin, Colombia

Medellin, has been recognized as one of the most innovative cities in Latin America. Join our panel of experts as they discuss how Medellin has embraced technological changes as part of their innovation policies and how the Fastrack Institute has contributed.

Rodrigo Arboleda Co-founder & CEO, FastTrack Institute
12:20 pm - 12:50 pm
SAP + Eduardo Macchiavelli, Ministro de Mantenimiento del Espacio Público
12:50 pm - 2:00 pm ( eMerge Stage )
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm ( eMerge Stage )
Mauricio Ramos, CEO of Millicom
Moderated by: Jackie Nespral, NBC
2:30 pm - 3:10 pm ( eMerge Stage )
Entrepreneurship, Vision, Strategy and Growth in Latin America.
Gustavo Cisneros, Chairman of Cisneros
Adriana Cisneros, CEO of Cisneros
Moderator: Aryeh Bourkoff, Founding Partner, LionTree

Adriana & Gustavo Cisneros discuss with Aryeh Bourkoff, founder of LionTree, their remarkable track record launching and growing businesses in the region.

With over 90 years of history, Cisneros is one of the strongest and longest standing conglomerates in the region. Characterized by making early and meaningful bets, launching Pepsi-Cola, DirectTV, and AOL in Latin America, to name a few, and pioneering in the TV broadcast business throughout the region. Cisneros continues to evolve, making big inroads in Media, the Internet, and Real Estate.

Gustavo and Adriana Cisneros, the Group's Chairman and CEO, respectively will discuss new trends, lessons learned and share key insights into running family businesses, moderated by Aryeh Bourkoff, founder and CEO of LionTree, a leading independent merchant bank with a focus on Telecoms-Media-Technology. Mr. Bourkoff's LionTree is widely known for being trusted M&A advisors to Liberty Global, Charter Communications and Verizon Communications, among many others.

3:10 pm - 3:15 pm ( eMerge Stage )
Networking Break
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
Connected Cities
3:45 pm - 4:15 pm
Smarter Cities Panel
4:15 pm - 4:45 pm
How do governments, non-for-profits and innovation combine to combat Human Rights issues in LATAM?
Jorge Castañeda Gutman Former Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Mexico
4:45 pm - 4:55 pm ( eMerge Stage )
Networking Break
4:55 pm - 5:15 pm
In eGov we Trust?
Pains and Gains when our Public Lives Move Online

E-government’ can be broadly understood as the strategic adoption of Information and Communication Technologies by federal, national and local governments & agencies to make their public mission to serve citizens more efficient and effective. But e-government solutions can also introduce significant risks by opening up citizens' data to new threats. How can we hit the sweet spot between rapid adoption of ICTs by the public sector, ensuring the appropriate levels of security, privacy and safety for e-government services, and making sure our citizens' trust in their governments does not (completely) evaporate?

5:15 pm - 5:50 pm
The Ripple Effects of Coastal Cities

From floods to droughts, climate change is wreaking havoc on cities around the globe. Coastal areas, home to 1 billion of the planets population, are particularly vulnerable as we wade into the new normal of rising sea levels and shrinking coastlines. Join our experts for a deep dive into this reality and discover how cities are girding their infrastructure and marshalling their human capital at an international, national and local level to prepare for the known, unknowns that await them.

5:50 pm - 6:30 pm ( eMerge Stage )
Pitbull & Suze Orman
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm ( eMerge Stage )
Networking Event/Happy Hour on Expo Floor


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