What’s On The Agenda

2019 Agenda

eGov Stage
eMerge Main Stage
7:30am - 9:00am
Registration + Expo Floor Opens
9:00am - 9:15am
Welcome Remarks
9:15am - 10:00am
eMerge Opening Keynote
10:00am -10:15am
10:15am -10:45am
eGOV Session
The Future of IoT

From understanding how IoT will create more data driven digital experiences for companies to how companies can prepare for the changes IoT brings to their business. Our expert speakers come together to discuss how IoT technology will continue to shape the business landscape over the next 5 years.

Scott Kelly, CEO & CTO, Hitachi Vantara +

Ray O'Farrell, EVP & CTO, VMware +

Mike Zeto, VP, IoT Solutions & General Manager Smart Cities, AT&T +

Jeffrey L. Duerk, Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs & Provost, University of Miami, moderator

10:45am -11:15am
Aikido to Future

How to respond effectively to the exponential change in the world of technology and make the culture and mindset shifts that will be required to succeed in this new era

Andres Freire, Serial Entrepreneur & Former Minister of Innovation, Buenos Aires, Argentina +

Mike Sarasti, Director of Innovation & Technology, City of Miami

Blockchain in Latin America

Alex Nascimento, Co-Founder, UCLA Blockchain Lab +

Antonio Manueco, Managing Partner, blubeta Group & CTO of BetaBlocks, moderator

11:15am -11:30am
11:30am - 11:45pm
Ted-like Talk

Peter Rahbæk Juel,Mayor of Odense, Denmark

MIT Innovators 35 Under 35

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

11:45am - 12:45pm
A Comprehensive Approach: Building Education Systems for Innovation in the Americas

The panel discussion will bring together a distinguished set of speakers from academia, government, venture capital firms, philanthropists, private sector institutions, and international and non-governmental organizations to discuss the issues surrounding the building of education systems to promote and advance innovation and entrepreneurship in the region.

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

Across the Americas, Entrepreneurship has No Boundaries

Sebastian Ruales, Corporate Revenue & Commercial Director, Rappi +

Elias Torres, Founder of Drift +

Susan Amat, Founder, Venture Hive moderator

Artificial Intelligence: Rethinking Humanity’s Evolution

A futuristic view of how artificial intelligence (AI) will reshape businesses and communities — Anthony DeLima will take a provocative journey into the future showcasing how AI will reshape every aspect of our lives, the way we work, interact with one another but more importantly the trajectory of humanity’s evolution. He will provide a compelling case for how AI will become a high-dimensional platform for solving complex problems that today seem impossible. Tomorrow has arrived.

Anthony DeLima, CTO & Head of Digital Transformation, NEORIS

1:00pm -2:00pm
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Powering the City of the Future

Join our distinguished roundtable as they discuss how all Smart City applications are dependant on proper infrastructure.

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

Innovation for the Digital Age

Javier Polit, CIO, Procter & Gamble

Jorge Rodriguez, CEO Claro Enterprises

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Governing Innovation: Promoting Technology, Efficiency & Sustainability

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.

New Opportunities for Innovation & Growth in Latin America & the Caribbean

Claudio Murazabal, President, SAP LATAM +

Irene Arias, CEO, IDB Labs

Data Privacy & Cybersecurity

Elaine Lammert, Homeland Security, Cybersecurity Strategy & Information Management Program Director, George Washington University +

Jaret Davis, Co-Managing Miami Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig moderator

AI, IoT & other Technologies Transforming Healthcare Today

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

4:45pm -5:00pm
5:15pm - 5:45pm

Sculpting Music with Technology

Imogen Heap, Acclaimed Singer-Songwriter & Audio Engineer

WIT Stage
eMerge Main Stage
7:30am - 9:00am
Registration + Expo Floor Opens
9:00am - 9:15am
Welcome Remarks
9:15am - 10:00am
eMerge Opening Keynote
10:00am -10:15am
10:15am -10:45am

Digitally Undivided

Kathryn Finney, Founder & Managing Director, digitalundivided

How to Scale Your Start-Up to Deliver Enterprise Value

Mariano Amartino, Managing Director, Microsoft for Startups +

Alessandro Annoscia, Chief Disruption Officer, Parabolt +

Greg Larkin, Best-selling Author,This Might Get Me Fired & Founder, Bowery315, moderator

10:45am -11:15am
How Technology is Transforming the Practice of Mindfulness

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

Cybersecurity Solutions
11:15am -11:30am
11:30am - 11:45pm
WIT Signature Panel

Ann Rosenberg, SVP & Global Head, SAP Next-Gen +

Dr. Lenore P. Rodicio, Executive Vice President & Provost, Miami Dade College moderator

Google Has its Eye on LATAM

Wilmer Caripe, Head of Search, Assistant, and Web Product Partnerships, LATAM, Google

11:45am - 12:30pm
Reimagining Your Digital Marketing Channels

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

30 Minute Session
12:30pm - 1:00pm
Be Fearless

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

‘Sequence Me!’ How Genomics Changes Everything for Cancer Patients

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

1:00pm -2:00pm
2:15pm - 2:30pm
Disrupting Venture Capital: Funding Women Entrepreneurs

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.

30 Minute Session

Upstart 100

CNBC Session

3:00pm - 3:30pm
Women Founders In Action: Live Pitches

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

3:30pm - 4:00pm
The Real Deal: What it Takes to Scale Without Venture Capital

Hear front-line conversations from successful women entrepreneurs that have scaled their companies without venture capital.

30 Minute Session

4:00pm -4:15pm
4:15pm - 5:30pm

Jack Selby, Managing Director at Clarium Capital Management LLC +

Alex Estevez, Venture Partner, Accel

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