Join Founder of 500StartUps Dave McClure Dave as he walks us through his personal and business experience in Latin America.
How is Visa developing an open collaboration ecosystem? How can banks, merchants, fintechs and other tech startups participate in the co-creation process? Visa´s Head of Global Product shares his insights on the evolution of the payments industry.
Soledad O'Brien moderates a discussion with a panel of key players in the U.S.-Cuba opening and in the development of the island's small business sector.
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.
Blanca will describe the firm’s growth and emergence as a key global player in the IT services market, and share her experiences as a Latina executive. She will also examine the attributes of Miami as a hub of innovation and technology, and discuss the city’s critical role in Softtek’s operations.
The Internet of Things (IoT), and its impact on the world, is the latest revolution driving new outcomes for organizations across industries . IoT can transform businesses, but it is important to know how to maximize the opportunities presented by an IoT-enabled world. This panel of expert Tech Leaders will discuss the hype, the opportunities and the challenges of what IOT means for them and their industries.
Facebook's Head of Platform Partnerships for LATAM will share Facebook's 10 year vision, its latest advancements and how the company approaches innovation. Francesca de Quesada Covey will illustrate the key role Miami and Latin American startups play in building a more connected world and how they continue to inform the products Facebook builds.
This panel looks at one of the most exciting developments in digital media and technology: the growth of a new medium on virtual reality platforms. The panel includes a mix of leading virtual reality content networks as well as content producers for the newest generation of VR / AR programming, all of whom are trying to get arms around a new “immersive" medium.
As new digital transformation winds sweep across the business landscape in Latin America, enterprises and organizations have more opportunities to innovate further. Claudio Muruzabal, President of SAP Latin America and Caribbean, will share his insights on how new technologies such as machine learning and artificial intelligence are more than just buzz words. With the ability to intelligently connect people, things, and businesses, these technologies not only provide productivity and efficiency gains, but also transform how the business world runs.
The pace of change in global markets is accelerating, fueled by rapid advances in technology, communications, and interconnectivity. The same forces that are driving progress, however, are also ushering in a new era of volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity (VUCA). This future necessitates a dynamic approach to learning and decision-making, one that is analytical, precise, nimble and responsive. The intelligence discipline applied to business decisions in this increasingly VUCA world offers distinct advantages, especially for leaders to mitigate risks and maximize opportunities.
Scientific researchers all around the globe are working tirelessly to develop the next treatments for cancer, cardiac disease and countless other health conditions. For these discoveries to benefit patients, it is essential that they make it to the marketplace, which can be an arduous and confusing process for even the brightest minds. The process of taking a discovery from the bench to the bedside is called translational research and it requires a well-funded infrastructure that supports clinical trials, marketing, legal protections and other integral steps. A physician, inventor and executive, H. Thomas Temple, M.D., will address the elements required to make a discovery profitable and beneficial to humanity.
We know the general trends fueling media disruption in the U.S., but how is this affecting Latin America and what are the differences? How are consumers reacting? How are Print, Broadcast TV, and Pay TV players reacting and what are the opportunities for “traditional” and “new” Media players? These are a few of the questions our expert panelists will be answering as they walk us through the latest Latin American trends.
We are listening a lot of talk about AI and how Big Data is impacting our businesses in many different ways. But can a machine really understand consumers, real human-beings, better than ourselves? Let’s see in this session how different approaches, provided by cutting edge algorithms, are changing the way advertisers and marketers observe and understand people, in order to perform innovative audience targeting strategies.
This talk will take a look at how new platforms, screens and media environments present unique opportunities and challenges for media companies. Using data, video and case examples, Peter Blacker, EVP of Digital Media and Emerging Business at Telemundo Enterprises, will discuss how Telemundo has evolved its approach to Storytelling with a specific focus on Generation M: Millennial, Multicultural & Mobile.
Thousands will embark on the eMerge journey in 2017. For some, the path leads directly to WIT (Women, Innovation & Technology). For others, it’s the eGOV Summit that brings them to Miami. But it’s the unexpected moments that make the journey worthwhile. The chance conversation with a key investor. The panel discussion that sparks an idea. At eMerge, there’s always something more to explore.
Women, Innovation & Technology Summit aims to motivate, inspire and empower its attendees by showcasing women who are transforming the business landscape and thought leaders who are bridging the gap between the creative and tech industries.
Government Innovation Summit brings together top government officials and business leaders from around the world to explore how public-private partnerships leverage disruptive technologies and are transforming our communities.
The eMerge Americas Startup Showcase provides a unique platform for over 100 innovative startups from around the world to connect with hundreds of strategic investors and potential partners vying for up to $175,000 in prizes.