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Sat Mar 28

  • 08:00am

    08:00am - 08:00pm  /  Sat Mar 28

    2020 Hackathon | Powered by Wyncode Academy

    Sponsored by Ford Motor Company, Ultimate Software, & GE

    Ocean Drive Ballroom

    The theme of the 2020 Hackathon is “Mobilizing Miami.”  Over 100 elite developers will be tasked to use mobility to create innovative solutions for social impact.  Teams will have 12 hours to build their project and present their demos to a panel of judges to compete for thousands in prizes. This Hackathon is supported by Ford Motor Company, Ultimate Software, and GE.

  • No sessions found.

Sun Mar 29

  • 09:00am

    09:00am - 05:00pm  /  Sun Mar 29

    Startup Bootcamp

    Presented by Google Cloud

    Ocean Drive Ballroom

    Over 100 innovative startups selected to participate in the eMerge Americas 2020 Startup Showcase Program will be hosted for a full day onsite bootcamp with corporate enterprises to take their business to the next level.  Startups will enjoy a curated agenda with special guest speakers, leading venture capitalists, and one-on-one breakout sessions with mentors.

    Presenting Sponsor: Google Cloud

    Sponsored by:  Microsoft, Babson College, EY, Kauffman Rossin, and Flitepath

  • 06:30pm

    06:30pm - 08:30pm  /  Sun Mar 29

    VIP Welcome Reception

    Exclusive for VIP Pass holders

    Nautilus Hotel

    VIP Pass holders will kick off their eMerge Americas experience with the ultimate networking event in Miami Beach, FL. Live music, food, cocktails, and more.

    VIP Pass required for entry.

  • No sessions found.

Mon Mar 30

  • 09:30am

    09:30am - 09:45am  /  Mon Mar 30

    Welcome Remarks

    Main Stage

    Welcome Remarks by Manny Medina, Founder & Chairman of eMerge Americas.

  • 09:45am

    09:45am - 10:15am  /  Mon Mar 30

    The Future of Wellness in a Connected World

    Main Stage

    We’ll uncover the biggest health issues affecting people around the world today while exploring the innovative solutions that lie within. Learn how our habits truly affect the future of our health, genes, happiness and even longevity.

  • 10:15am

    10:15am - 10:45am  /  Mon Mar 30

    Miami's Newest Unicorn: The Story of Kaseya

    Main Stage

    In 2019 Kaseya received a $500 million investment valuing the company at $1.75B, making it Miami’s newest tech unicorn. In this fireside chat Fred Voccola, the CEO of Kaseya, shares the company’s progression, his view on the future of technology and his plans to expand the company in Miami.

  • 10:30am

    10:30am - 11:00am  /  Mon Mar 30

    AI and the Policy Landscape in the Americas

    LaunchPad Stage

    Artificial Intelligence (AI) is quickly moving into the Latin American and the Caribbean region. For the most part, however, policies that facilitate the safe and socially just integration of AI into various applications are lagging behind. This session will explore the cleavages created by the lack of AI-focused policies and identify possible policies that could usher in the safe application of AI innovations.

  • 10:45am

    10:45am - 11:15am  /  Mon Mar 30

    Cyxtera Technologies Cybersecurity Session

    Sponsored by Cyxtera Technologies

    Main Stage

  • 11:30am

    11:30am - 12:00pm  /  Mon Mar 30

    AI in the Enterprise: Think Big, Start Small, Scale Up, Skill Out

    Main Stage

    Many large firms are aggressively pursuing AI projects today, but the ones that succeed tend to be less ambitious “low hanging fruit.” How can firms maintain a focus on large-scale objectives while doing small-scale projects? How can they get beyond the multitude of pilots and proof-of-concepts to production deployments? Finally, what are the implications of enterprise AI approaches for startups and vendors? Tom Davenport will describe this balancing act, drawing from his MIT Press book, The AI Advantage.

  • 11:40am

    11:40am - 12:10pm  /  Mon Mar 30

    ASELA Bridges Venture Capital Opportunities Between Latam and US

    LaunchPad Stage

    ASELA opens doors for cross-border entrepreneurship and removes barriers to facilitate startup scaling and funding across the Americas. This panel of VCs will share their insights on the latest investments trends in Latin America and the U.S.

  • 12:00pm

    12:00pm - 12:30pm  /  Mon Mar 30

    The 5G Revolution

    Main Stage

    One of the largest shifts in technology is due to come with the adoption and proliferation of 5G mobile connectivity. The 5G standard promises more bandwidth, lower latency, and faster speeds, impacting both consumers and businesses alike. This panel of experts will share some of the biggest takeaways of what the coming changes to connectivity will mean for society.

  • 12:35pm

    12:35pm - 01:05pm  /  Mon Mar 30

    The Role of Analytics & Technology in Business

    Texpert

    Analytics & Technology is quickly becoming a source of competitive advantage in Business. The volume, velocity, variety and veracity of data, coupled with the power of computing and the development of technologies such as 5G, machine learning. Blockchain and quantum computing is promising to disrupt the business world. Changes are happening as we speak and new business models are being created and developed every day. Today’s panel will discuss how Analytics & Technology is impacting industries such as HealthCare, Marketing & Advertising, Financial Services, Logistics and Hospitality.

  • 12:50pm

    12:50pm - 01:20pm  /  Mon Mar 30

    Unleashing Entrepreneurial Opportunities for Students and Communities

    LaunchPad Stage

    At Miami Dade College, The Idea Center’s vision is to be a talent factory for cultivating entrepreneurial and innovation skills in students from diverse backgrounds to meet America’s most pressing economic and social challenges. Through the use of design thinking, business model canvas and lean startup methodologies, students and community members develop creative and problem-solving skills imperative to excel in the digital economy. This 30-minute session will feature Lightning Talks from three iC entrepreneurs, innovators and changemakers making a positive impact in their communities in South Florida.

  • 01:40pm

    01:40pm - 02:00pm  /  Mon Mar 30

    João Doria: Brazil on the Rise

    Main Stage

  • 02:00pm

    02:00pm - 03:00pm  /  Mon Mar 30

    Cyber Resiliency: On The Front Lines of City Infrastructure

    eGOV 2020 Mayoral Roundtable

    Main Stage

    Cyber criminals are attacking and disrupting systems that governments all over the world rely on to operate the infrastructure of cities. It’s common to find that protecting digital infrastructure with modern solutions is deprioritized until there is an issue. Ransomware attacks are an imminent threat. We live in a world where anyone can grab a cyberweapon’s code and reuse it. So what’s the solution? During this roundtable discussion, mayors and business leaders come together to shine a light on what it takes to protect critical systems, how to improve cyber resiliency and how to proactively protect digital infrastructures.

  • 03:00pm

    03:00pm - 04:00pm  /  Mon Mar 30

    The Role of Universities in Developing Innovators and Entrepreneurs

    Main Stage

    This eGOV roundtable will discuss universities as a central component of the entrepreneurship ecosystem in the Americas, their roles in generating entrepreneurs and creating the environment where innovation can be fostered. The panel will discuss best practices, challenges and the components needed to support the next generation of entrepreneurs in the Americas.

  • 04:15pm

    04:15pm - 04:45pm  /  Mon Mar 30

    Ford: Paving the Way for Mobility & Social Impact

    Main Stage

  • 04:45pm

    04:45pm - 05:15pm  /  Mon Mar 30

    Winning Strategies from SoftBank's Top Portfolio Companies

    Main Stage

  • 06:30pm

    06:30pm - 09:00pm  /  Mon Mar 30

    eMerge Beach Bash

    We're taking over the beach for the ultimate Miami experience!

    Nautilus Hotel

    eMerge Americas doesn’t end with the last talk of the day!  Join us at the Nautilus Hotel as we take over the beach for the ultimate Miami experience with internationally-acclaimed DJ Irie.  Just show your eMerge Americas 2020 registration badge at the door.

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Tue Mar 31

  • 09:30am

    09:30am - 09:45am  /  Tue Mar 31

    Welcome Remarks

    Main Stage

    Welcome Remarks by Felice Gorordo, CEO of eMerge Americas, and Melissa Medina, President of eMerge Americas.

  • 09:45am

    09:45am - 10:15am  /  Tue Mar 31

    Alexis Ohanian: Up Close & Personal

    Main Stage

    From co-founding Reddit to co-founding the early-stage venture capital firm Initialized Capital and becoming a partner at Y Combinator, Alexis Ohanian has a lot to share about entrepreneurship and the tech industry. In this fireside chat alongside Andrew Parker, CEO of Papa, not only will you learn more about Alexis Ohanian’s career but also where he thinks investment opportunities lie and why he believes Florida Tech companies need to be software-first companies.

  • 10:15am

    10:15am - 10:45am  /  Tue Mar 31

    Crazy is a Compliment: Be Bold, Take Risks

    Main Stage

    As the CEO of Endeavor Linda Rottenberg has spent the better part of two decades advising more than 1,000 entrepreneurs from around the world. In this fireside chat, Linda will share her vision, mission and the lessons she has learned along the way.

  • 10:35am

    10:35am - 10:45am  /  Tue Mar 31

    Startup Showcase Top 25 Finalist Selection

    Sponsored by Babson College

    LaunchPad Stage

    Over 100 innovative startups from across the globe are selected to participate in the eMerge Americas Startup Showcase. The top 25 startups will be selected for the chance to pitch in the Grand Finale.  10 companies will be selected from the Late Stage track, 10 will be selected from the Early Stage track, and 5 will be selected from the University Stage track.

  • 10:45am

    10:45am - 11:15am  /  Tue Mar 31

    The Cybersecurity Talent Crisis

    Sponsored by Cyxtera Technologies

    Main Stage

    A war is raging for cybersecurity talent. Both the government and the private sector are scrambling for talent. Thousands of information-security jobs are going unfilled as the industry in the U.S. struggles with a shortage of properly trained professionals. By one estimate, there will be 3.5 million unfilled cybersecurity jobs by 2021. So what is the industry doing to close the gap? This panel of cyber security experts will discuss the challenges, opportunities and possible solutions for this crisis.

  • 10:45am

    10:45am - 12:10pm  /  Tue Mar 31

    Startup Showcase Late Stage Pitches

    Sponsored by Babson College

    LaunchPad Stage

    10 Late Stage startup finalists pitch to a panel of judges for the chance to move on to the Startup Showcase Grand Finale.

  • 11:30am

    11:30am - 12:00pm  /  Tue Mar 31

    Health Tech Panel Discussion

    Main Stage

  • 12:00pm

    12:00pm - 12:30pm  /  Tue Mar 31

    What It Takes to Become a Unicorn

    Main Stage

    There’s a lot of hype around being a unicorn startup these days. A golden ticket of sorts, yet we know very little about the actual impact it has on the founders, the team and the business itself. eMerge Americas brings together three Latin American founders to share their experience and the lessons they’ve learned as they lean into becoming a Unicorn. A session you definitely don’t want to miss.

  • 12:20pm

    12:20pm - 01:50pm  /  Tue Mar 31

    Startup Showcase Early Stage Pitches

    Sponsored by Babson College

    LaunchPad Stage

    10 Early Stage startup finalists pitch to a panel of judges for the chance to move on to the Startup Showcase Grand Finale.

  • 01:40pm

    01:40pm - 02:00pm  /  Tue Mar 31

    Start with Who: How Great Builders Include Everyone in Design

    Main Stage

    Whether your primary goal is profit or impact, products are more likely to succeed when they include input from the end user. While this sounds easy, when the end user is low income, less educated, or from a different background, product inclusion is often ignored. Whether you’re developing software, government policy, or 3D printers – including your end user helps you avoid mistakes, identify opportunity, and increase your chances of reaching your goal. Learn from the co-founder of a nonprofit who created the world’s first 3D printed community and has built more than 3000 homes in Latin America and the Caribbean for families previous living without. Alexandria Lafci will break down how New Story has utilized inclusive design processes to develop hardware, software, and housing – and how it is simpler than you might think.

  • 02:00pm
  • 02:00pm

    02:00pm - 02:40pm  /  Tue Mar 31

    Startup Showcase University Stage Pitches

    Sponsored by Babson College

    LaunchPad Stage

    10 University Stage startup finalists pitch to a panel of judges for the chance to move on to the Startup Showcase Grand Finale.

  • 03:00pm
  • 04:15pm

    04:15pm - 04:45pm  /  Tue Mar 31

    Shark Tips with Mr. Wonderful

    Main Stage

  • 04:45pm

    04:45pm - 05:30pm  /  Tue Mar 31

    Startup Showcase Grand Finale

    Main Stage

    The Startup Showcase Grand Finale closes out eMerge Americas 2020 as the top 5 startups present to a panel of celebrity judges in a “shark tank” style format.  One startup will walk away with the grand prize.

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2020 Content Tracks

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Fintech
  • Cybersecurity
  • Health Tech
  • eGOV
  • WIT

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