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Monday, April 23 2018

9:00 am - 9:10 am
Welcome Remarks by Manuel D. Medina, CEO, Cyxtera Technologies & Founder, eMerge Americas
9:50 am - 10:00 am
Break
9:10 am - 9:50 am
KEYNOTE:
Let’s Move On: Beyond Fear & False Prophets
Vicente Fox, Former President of Mexico

The future of governments in the world are at risk. There is an urgent call for unity, collaboration and innovation in order to take a stand for freedom and human rights. Join former President of Mexico, Vicente Fox as he shares his experience and thoughts about the future of politics.

10:00 am - 10:30 am
KEYNOTE:
The Future Is LATAM: Insights to Spark the Next Wave of Innovation
Diego Dzodan, VP LatAm, Facebook & Instagram

Latin America is home to brilliant thinkers and life-changing inventions – the artificial heart, color TV and the ballpoint pen to name but three. Diego Dzodan is convinced that this legacy will continue, and that the next great global innovation will come from Latin America. In this keynote, Dzodan will ignite imaginations by sharing Facebook’s unique insights into the future through the lenses of culture, commerce, and communication — essential sparks for the next innovator who want to shape the future.

10:30 am - 10:35 am
Break
10:35 am - 10:55 am
Profit & Purpose: Private Investments & Public Needs

In the last decade, under the term “impact investing”, the notion that capital can be deployed to simultaneously generate financial return and address societal issues has gained such acceptance that it is now the focus of new investment pools raised by global leaders of private equity. Less known is that the roots of this concept are deeply imbedded in Latin America. Michael Chu, both an actor and an analyst of this emerging field, looks at its origins, the key factors behind it, and examines the hype and the potential surrounding its future.

11:25 am - 11:35 am
Break
11:35 am - 12:05 pm
KEYNOTE:
Artificial Intelligence: Unleashing new Opportunities Across Latin America
Cesar Cernuda, President LATAM, Microsoft + Emiliano Kargieman, CEO, Satellogic + Moderaotr, Jose Diaz-Balart, Telemundo anchorman

Artificial intelligence is helping companies innovate and leverage technology to create new ways of interacting with their customers, while creating new business models. In this fireside chat Q&A with Cesar Cernuda, President of Microsoft Latin America and Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Corporation, and Emiliano Kargieman, CEO of Satellogic, you will hear how AI and the cloud are completely disrupting business models and ways of work in the region. Satellogic’s CEO will share how the Argentine startup is using the cloud and AI to change how they capture information and data from space to make intelligent decisions back on earth in record time.

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César Cernuda President, LatAm
Microsoft
Emiliano Kargieman CEO
Satellogic
12:05 pm - 12:25 pm
Humanizing the Way We Work

Join the CEO for WeWork LATAM, as he shares how we can reimagine and humanize the future of work and cities through technology and experiences.

12:25 pm - 12:45 pm
A New Wave of Digital Media: World Cup in the Digital Social Age

2018 will be the most digital and social World Cup ever. This presentation will look at Telemundo, FIFA, Digital Partners that are collaborating to take the world cup to a whole new level for its fans.

12:45 pm - 1:45 pm
Lunch
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
KEYNOTE: Ecommerce in Latin America: Insights & Trends

Join CEO and Co-Founder of Mercado Libre, Marcos Galperin as he shares his expertise regarding the e-commerce Industry in Latin America.

3:00 pm - 3:10 pm
Break
3:10 pm - 3:40 pm
Reassessing Data Protection for the Cloud Era

With massive fines and an impending deadline, GDPR looms large for enterprises around the world. But we shouldn't treat GDPR as not just another regultation. Rather, we should consider it symptomatic of a broader need to reassess our approach to data privacy and protection. Enterprises around the world spend more than $100Bn every year to protect their most sensitive information. And yet, data breaches, leaks, and regulatory fines continue to make daily headlines. Why? Because we're doing it wrong. In this talk, we'll put a spotlight on data privacy and protection in the new, borderless enterprise. We'll go beyond the regulatory requirements to discuss critical data protection imperatives for the modern enterprise.

3:40 pm - 4:10 pm
Leadership in a Digital Era

In this fast-paced and ever-changing world only leaders who can navigate this new era will succeed. Industry icon who has mastered the art of leadership will share his leadership styles, secrets, trials and triumphs.

4:10 pm - 4:40 pm
The Impact of AI and Big Data on the Marketing Mix

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are transforming the expectations of digital media - revealing audience insights and consumer connections not yet possible or even apparent to ‘the human eye.’ Through AI, programmatic can become even smarter and more efficient. But will too much automation disengage the marketing professional? What is fueling the embrace of AI and will it actually deliver on its promises? This panel discussion will cover the current state of machine learning-driven advertising and its future.

4:40 pm - 4:50 pm
Break
4:50 pm - 5:30 pm
KEYNOTE:
Cybercrime, Cyberwarfare, and Increased Security Threats: Protecting Our Nation and the Globe From Emerging Risks

Security and risk mitigation are increasingly important in a world where long-term alliances are shifting, cyber threats are rising, trade agreements are being revamped, and uncertainty is approaching an all-time high. Few factors affect this more than our ever-deepening reliance on interconnected system and devices, and the efficiencies and vulnerabilities they create. When a cybercriminal in Minsk steals data from a corporation in Miami, Buenos Aires, or Bogota, how can victims seek redress? When nation-states attack critical assets and infrastructure, how should organizations respond and proactively protect themselves? Do nation-state sponsored cyberattacks constitute an act of war?

6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
eMerge Americas Happy Hour at the Loews Miami Beach

Tuesday, April 24 2018

9:00 am - 9:10 am
Welcome Remarks Xavier Gonzalez, CEO of eMerge Americas
9:10 am - 9:50 am
KEYNOTE:
Do Robots Need to Look Like Humans?

Dr. Hong, an internationally renowned roboticist who leads the Robotics and Mechanisms Laboratory, known as RoMeLa, and professor at UCLA, will be joined on the eMerge Main stage by several of his robots.

9:50 am - 10:00 am
Break
10:00 am - 10:30 am
KEYNOTE:
Innovating Your Way to the Top

Join VP of Intel Sports Group Sandra Lopez and Co-Founder of Zumba Alberto Perlman as they share their unique leadership styles, how technology and innovation have influenced the path of their companies and what it takes to build a global brand.

10:30 am - 10:50 am
Technology Enlightens Our World: Boost Your Business and Career with This Advice

In this session, Enrique Ortegón shares how business have become technology-driven and provides advice for professionals and companies to overcome challenges in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

11:25 am - 11:35 am
Break
11:35 am - 12:05 pm
IoT: The New Industrial Revolution

Many in the industry agree that we are in the midst of a new industrial revolution, but to reach a time when automation, augmented reality and analytics driven by artificial intelligence becomes mainstream, a convergence of technologies is required. Luckily this convergence is already happening, cloud services are not constrained to cloud data centers and have the freedom to run nearly anywhere. So what does this mean to businesses? Networks? Join our renowned panel of experts as they share key insights about the future of IoT.

12:05 pm - 12:25 pm
Delivering Ultrafast with a Local Twist

Prime Now is Amazon’s fastest delivery service yet! Felipe Millon, Prime Now Regional Leader for the Southeast US, will discuss how Prime Now delivers tens of thousands of items in two-hours for free, and under 1-hour for a small fee, to Amazon Prime Members and will share how Amazon partnered with a local brand in Miami, El Latino, to bring some Latin flavor to the service!

12:25 pm - 12:45 pm
Unlocking Blockchain for the Underbanked

Today, over 2 billion people do not have access to traditional financial services. In recent years, digital tools and mobile banking have been sweeping emerging markets, targeting the world's underserved and ignored. Blockchain, as popularized through Bitcoin, has become one of the most inspiring digital forces in its ability to decentralize, disrupt, and redesign a financial world that is inclusive to all.

12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Lunch
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
KEYNOTE:
A Ride On The Block(chain): Investing in a Crypto World

It’s the latest investment craze, but should you go all-in on Crypto? Two leading investors, Jason Calacanis (Inside.com) and Gil Beyda (Comcast Ventures), share their thoughts on how Bitcoin’s tumultuous rise and unknown future has shaped their investment strategies. Moderated by CNBC’s Seema Mody.

2:45 pm - 3:15 pm
KEYNOTE:
Cryptocurrency and Income Inequality

Ronnie Moas, Founder and Director of Research at Standpoint Research will speak about Cryptocurrency with a focus on Bitcoin. He will also speak about Income Inequality and Worldwide poverty. Ronnie touches on many subjects during his presentation.

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3:15 pm - 3:30 pm
Break
3:40 pm - 4:00 pm
The Future of Money: Does It Have Anything to Do with Money?

Processing over $10 billion a quarter and growing 97% year-over-year, Venmo has changed the way people in the United States pay each other back, and they are just getting started. Join Michael Vaughan, an early Venmo employee and now the company’s COO, to learn how Venmo became a verb, connected a generation (and why you'll never hear the term 'millennial' at the Venmo office), what’s next for the PayPal-owned company in the world of commerce, and why he believes the future of money has nothing to do with money.

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
CNBC Disruptor’s: Identity Protection in a Fintech World
4:30 pm - 4:40 pm
Break
5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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