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Manny Medina

Founder + Chairman, eMerge Americas

|eMerge Americas

Manuel D. Medina is a highly successful entrepreneur and investor with more than 30 years of leadership experience in the IT infrastructure, cybersecurity, software and data analytics sectors.

Medina is the Founder and Managing Partner of Medina Capital, an investment firm investing in early-stage innovative companies in these sectors. Previously, Medina was the Founder, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Terremark, a publicly traded company on NASDAQ until April of 2011, when Terremark was acquired by Verizon for an enterprise value of $2 billion. Under his leadership, Terremark built and operated the Network Access Point of the Americas, one of the major interconnection hubs in the world. It also distinguished itself as a leading global provider of managed IT infrastructure services for Fortune 500 enterprises and federal government agencies.

Medina is the founder and chairman of the board of eMerge Americas, the premier B2B technology event connecting the U.S., Latin America and Europe. Through his leadership, eMerge Americas has helped establish Miami as the hub for the technology industry in the Americas and has had a multi-billion dollar economic impact on the State of Florida supporting thousands of jobs.

Medina is a frequent speaker on topics ranging from technology trends and global business to entrepreneurship and has served as either a keynote speaker or panelist at large investor conferences and tradeshows. His leadership in the IT and cybersecurity industry and insightful analysis of market trends, have resulted in appearances on NBC News, CNBC, Bloomberg TV and Fox Business, as well as interviews with global media outlets. He has been recognized with accolades from many business and community organizations for his leadership and community service, including the “ Sand in my Shoes Award”, the highest honor given annually to a single individual for their outstanding achievements and significant contributions to South Florida. Medina immigrated from Cuba at the age of 13 with his family. Medina received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Florida Atlantic University and began his career as a certified public accountant at Price Waterhouse.

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