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Our newest and most revolutionary stage yet, the Texpert Stage allows you to engage with industry experts on best practices and acquire practical data on the latest technologies. These highly interactive presentations are the perfect opportunity to expand your knowledge and network with the right people.

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Texpert Stage

At any given moment during the conference, you can find interactive presentations by industry experts.

Monday, April 23 2018

9:00 am - 9:10 am ( eMerge Stage )
Welcome Remarks by Manuel D. Medina, CEO, Cyxtera Technologies & Founder, eMerge Americas
9:50 am - 10:00 am ( eMerge Stage )
Break
9:10 am - 9:50 am ( eMerge Stage )
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
The Nextgen Cyber Threats – Innovative Monitoring and Response

The cybersecurity threat landscape continuous to evolve. Cybercriminals are finding new threat vectors to commit crime, exposing personal, financial, and health information, or to facilitate cyberattacks. The development of the Internet of Things (IoT) has paved the way for the next generation of cyber threats and has created new challenges. This presentation will provide an overview of the next generation of cyber threats, and the need to build innovative ways for securing, monitoring and responding to cyberattacks.

10:30 am - 10:35 am
Break
10:35 am - 11:05 am
Transitioning into the Miami-Tech Scene

In this session, Mr. Rick Beasley, Executive Director of CareerSource South Florida, will be sharing how: Top tech academies are using CSSF resources to train, develop and build talent in our local Miami-Dade Tech space and how CareerSource can help employers expand talent in their organization.

11:05 am - 11:10 am
Break
11:10 am - 11:40 am
The Internet of Things (IoT): An Evolution of the Internet Architecture

Billion-plus devices connected worldwide will profoundly transform the world in which we live. The Internet of Things (IoT) will change the way businesses, academic institutions, and governments alike operate – making data actionable for increased productivity and for improving our quality of life. Students from Miami Dade College’s technology programs will demonstrate how they are harnessing the power of technology to program, design and prototype connected devices.

11:40 am - 11:45 am
Break
11:45 am - 12:15 pm
Hyperconvergence and Nutanix Enterprise Cloud

Join Nutanix technical expert Brandon Williams as he covers the evolution of datacenter infrastructure from traditional siloed compute and storage to hyperconvergence, web-scale architecture, and Enterprise Cloud. The session will also cover the range of workloads being run on Nutanix and the benefits experienced by IT.

12:15 pm - 12:20 pm
Break
12:20 pm - 12:50 pm
A Trusted Digital Ecosystem & Improved ROI

The exponential growth of digital and programmatic media has created powerful opportunities for marketers to connect brands with consumers; however, this has caused other issues to emerge, with the potential to threaten marketers’ productivity and ROI, while destabilizing digital as the preferred channel for long-term investment. “Transparency” and “data quality” have become the primary concerns of every digital marketer today. Learn how the industry is addressing these issues, and what you can do to ensure you are getting the most from your programmatic investment.

12:50 pm - 2:00 pm
Lunch
2:30 pm - 2:35 pm
Break
2:35 pm - 3:05 pm
Crisis Prevention & Emergency Management

The global threat landscape is increasingly complex, and increasingly dangerous. Mobile technology and social media have exacerbated it, by facilitating terrorist recruitment and giving common criminals nation-state communications and cyber tools. These same technologies may also help mitigate threats, however, by enabling crisis planning, threat identification, communications, and response. A pioneer in deploying technology to strengthen law-enforcement and counter-terrorism efforts, former NYPD Commissioner and current Executive Chairman of Teneo Risk Bill Bratton discusses crisis prevention and emergency management, large-scale mobilization and communications interoperability, and situational awareness for the digital age.

3:05 pm - 3:10 pm
Break
3:10 pm - 3:40 pm
Innovation & Health

A discussion on the latest developments on the cross-section of innovation & health.

3:45 pm - 4:15 pm
How to Find & Hire Tech Talent

Every Industry is a tech Industry but how do we find the talent needed to grow? No matter the size of the company or the viability of a product we all need quality technology talent. In a market where tech talent demand is high and supply low find out how these leaders are rethinking the hiring process to build their teams.

4:15 pm - 4:20 pm
Break
4:50 pm - 5:30 pm ( eMerge Stage )
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 Stage )
eMerge Americas Happy Hour at the Loews Miami Beach

Tuesday, April 24 2018

9:00 am - 9:10 am ( eMerge Stage )
Welcome Remarks Xavier Gonzalez, CEO of eMerge Americas
9:10 am - 9:50 am ( eMerge Stage )
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
Health Tech Innovation & Our Ecosystem

This panel will provide a platform for health tech innovation and hospital administration to: 1) discuss innovation 2) discuss assets for the health tech industry in this region 3) discuss any gaps, if any, between innovation/industry need/talent (and receiving key government/federal perspective from Frances).

10:30 am - 10:35 am
Break
10:35 am - 11:05 am
Robotic Process Automation in Reality

Robotic process automation (RPA) is now an established part of the digital transformation agenda. Many organizations have implemented pilots using live robots. But what are the learnings from the early years of RPA? What should organizations expect and plan for? Drawing on recent RPA implementation experiences, Dan Martz will provide an overview of the main lessons learned about how to successfully scope, design and deliver RPA, and the scale and benefits that organizations are really achieving. He will also address the impact on business process outsourcing as well as other insights on what is expected to change in the coming years and the contribution to the wider agenda of digital transformation.

11:05 am - 11:10 am
Break
11:10 am - 11:40 am
Hacked: Evaluating the Risk of Cybersecurity Incidents

Join us as we discuss cybersecurity, the risks you’re taking and what you can do about it.

11:40 am - 11:45 am
Break
11:45 am - 12:15 pm
The Future is Female, and the Next Unicorn is Too

With the rise of conversations and awareness of gender dynamics in business, Babson will present an engaging conversation on how to increase the number of women-led unicorn successes (startups valued at over $1 billion).

12:15 pm - 12:20 pm
Break
12:20 pm - 12:50 pm
Emerging Technologies and Their Impact on Commercial Construction

How does the construction industry adapt to the 21st century? Join HITT Director of Virtual Construction David Stone as he discusses different technologies such as virtual reality, reality capture, and prefabrication that are being used to advance commercial construction by improving quality, workflow, productivity, and efficiency.

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
No Electricity? No IoT. Why Big Tech Needs Reliable and Resilient Power

We live in an age of rapid technological and digital advancement—so why does the energy market seem like a relic from the Y2K era? Hear from Steve Moffitt, NRG’s President of Distributed Resources, on how power is shifting to meet modern consumer needs and why the IoT will shape our future electric consumption.

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Lunch
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm ( eMerge Stage )
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.

2:30 pm - 2:35 pm
Break
2:35 pm - 3:05 pm
See The Invisible

Sensors in fiber connections provide real-time knowledge of and visibility into the data center fiber connectivity infrastructure. Fiber Mountain’s Glass Core solution, featuring Sensus, combines these sensors with centralized orchestration software to let you “see the invisible” within data center infrastructure with 100% real-time accuracy. Attend this session to learn how this solution optimizes data center operations, automates documentation, enhances security and increases uptime.

3:05 pm - 3:10 pm
Break
3:10 pm - 3:40 pm
Artificial Intelligence and the New IoT Requirements for Digital Strategies
3:40 pm - 3:45 pm
Break
3:45 pm - 4:15 pm
Miami: Epicenter for Healthcare Innovation in Underserved Communities

Miami is the city of 2050 representing the future demographics of the US. Come learn how Miami is leading the charge in healthcare innovation for underserved communities.

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4:15 pm - 4:20 pm
Break
4:20 pm - 4:50 pm
Multi-Cloud Management: The Future is Here

CenturyLink empowers the next generation of technology deployments. Learn how to move your digital enterprise forward. Understand key multi-cloud management challenges and Get tips for how to evaluate multi-cloud management options

4:40 pm - 5:30 pm ( eMerge Stage )
KEYNOTE : Startup Showcase Grand Finale
5:30 pm - 6:00 pm ( eMerge Stage )
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