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Agatha Ruiz de la Prada

Agatha Ruiz de la Prada

Founder
Agatha Ruiz de la Prada

Agatha Ruiz de la Prada

Agatha Ruiz de la Prada

Founder

Agatha Ruiz de la Prada

Agatha Ruiz de la Prada (Madrid 1960) studied in the School of Arts and Fashion Techniques in Barcelona. When she was 20 years old, she began to work as a helper in the dressmaker Pepe Rubio’s studio located in Madrid. A year after she presented her first collection in the center of design LOCAL of Madrid y since then she has shown her work parading it in international capitals of fashion including Paris, Milan, New York, Berlin, Florence, Madrid and Barcelona. She has been an honored guest and representative of the Spanish fashion in the main catwalk of Albania, Germany, Argentina, Austria, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Slovakia, United States, France, Gambia, Georgia, Greece, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Morocco, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama... The creations of the designer have become a true mean of artistic expression and since the first years began to exhibit some of the masters’ pieces in galleries and museums of different European cities, also American and Asia.

Federico Flórez

Federico Flórez

Chief Information & Innovation Officer
Ferrovial

Federico Flórez

Federico Flórez

Chief Information & Innovation Officer

Ferrovial

Chief Information and Innovation Officer, CIIO, and Global Purchasing chairman. Member of the Executive Committee of Ferrovial. Member of the Board Inversis Bank. Former Chairman Advisory Board Ametic, member of the advisory board in CIO Executive and President of Cionet. Naval Engineer, MBA and IT Management, PAD IESE, INSEAD Advanced Management Program, executive education from Harvard, MIT and Cranfield. He has worked at such companies as IBM, CIO in Alcatel, CIO Telefónica Data, and CIO of Banco de España, Member of the ITC European Central Bank, General Secretary of XBRL Spain. Author of several articles, and whitepapers, Interviews in TV, magazines and daily newspapers and Conferences in Europe, America and Asia in several Business Schools (MIT, IE, IESE, INSEAD...)

Jaime Espinosa

Jaime Espinosa

Open Innovation Director
BBVA

Jaime Espinosa

Jaime Espinosa

Open Innovation Director

BBVA

Fast-paced, over-achiever, self-driven executive passionate about enterprise Digital Transformation (DX) with experience in Digital Marketing, Digital Sales, Digital Product and Digital Engagement Management. Next generation marketer applying entrepreneurial thought and action to minimize risk and maximize chances of success about exploring opportunities in the digital era with strong knowledge across Innovation and Customer experience, as well as disruptive technologies like AI, IoT, Big Data, Blockchain, VR and Cloud. Digital strategist acting as an agent of change across diverse functional areas within the organization with experience at pure digital players as well as traditional companies, driving growth with demonstrated ROMI by blending "analog" businesses with digital ones. Entre/Intrapreneurial spirit and hands-on attitude, highly flexible, analytical and creative with a true team spirit. Customer-oriented with solid communication skills as well as a strong sense of motivation and commitment.

Shradha Agarwal

Shradha Agarwal

Founder and Managing Partner
JumpStart Ventures

Shradha Agarwal

Founder and Managing Partner

JumpStart Ventures

Shradha Agarwal is an entrepreneur and investor, with a passion for aligning profit and purpose, people and information and technology with humanity. In 2006, Shradha co-founded ContextMedia, now known as Outcome Health, which serves relevant health education to patients at 40,000+ physician practices around the country to help improve health outcomes. The company has won several accolades for culture, product innovation and growth. Shradha also co-founded Jumpstart Ventures in 2011 to fund other passionate entrepreneurs executing ambitious solutions in healthcare and education. She is a startup mentor and frequent speaker. She also serves on several non-profit boards in the education space, including OneGoal and The Chicago Public Education Fund. Shradha has been recognized by the White House as a Champion of Change and in Chicago for her deep commitment to civic engagement.

Mauricio Hoyos Holguin

Mauricio Hoyos Holguin

CEO & Shark
TVALLEY / Shark Tank Colombia

Mauricio Hoyos Holguin

Mauricio Hoyos Holguin

CEO & Shark

TVALLEY / Shark Tank Colombia

Coming from a family of entrepreneurs, Hoyos Holguín, his father, from a very young age, taught him the importance of business. His first venture was the sale of gelatin and pens at school; and today, several years later, has undertaken a number of businesses, including Puntored, company, co-founded with his brother, in which he started working when he was 22 years old, and which became his first great success in the world of entrepreneurship. Identified by the magazine Forbes Mexico [2] -in 2015- as one of the 30 business promises of the region. Hoyos Holguín considers himself a serial entrepreneur. While, together with his brother Andrés Albán Holguín, they have founded eleven companies, of which seven are leaders in their categories. These are companies related to technology, transactional issues and electronic commerce that together cover, from the sale of credit for national and international calls, to the commercialization of solar panels.

Felipe Buitrago Restrepo

Felipe Buitrago Restrepo

Counsellor for Economic & Strategic Affairs
República de Colombia

Felipe Buitrago Restrepo

Felipe Buitrago Restrepo

Counsellor for Economic & Strategic Affairs

República de Colombia

Author and experienced speaker on creative economy and new technologies, with a demonstrated history of working in public policy research and advocacy. Skilled in Intercultural Communication, Analytical Skills, Government, and Strategy. Strong professional with a MIPP focused in Conflict Management & Strategic Studies from Johns Hopkins SAIS.

Javier Villamizar

Javier Villamizar

Partner
Softbank

Javier Villamizar

Javier Villamizar

Partner

Softbank

Enthusiastic, driven, bilingual/bicultural seasoned professional with a global perspective, entrepreneurial background and extensive C-Level professional network in Telecom and Technology. Team player, customer oriented, proven leader and problem solver, high-energy, dedicated thinker with diversified international work experience covering telecom, technology, software and hardware, supply chain, finance and venture capital with clear focus on creating sustainable value and bottom line growth. 20+ years of experience in Telecom & Technology, products and solutions sales, business and market development and venture capital and consultancy practice. International experience managing multi-billion 20+ regional operations. Key member of the management team of a corporation that grew from $1B to $15B over 10 years and was acquired by Softbank in 2015. Proven track record of sales and business development efforts in Telecom and Technology. Excellent "deal closing" abilities with high success ratio.

Ignacio Tovar del Marmol

Ignacio Tovar del Marmol

Head of Innovation and Digital Transformation
Iberia

Ignacio Tovar del Marmol

Ignacio Tovar del Marmol

Head of Innovation and Digital Transformation

Iberia

Ignacio Tovar started his career in the aviation industry, a part of the logistic department at Airbus. For nine years he worked in the consulting firm Accenture, at the Strategic Consulting and Processes department, mainly in the Travel&Transportation Industry and focused in digital businesses. In 2015 he joined the Venture Capital Fund Samaipata Venture as a Principal, investing in e-commerce’s start-ups across Spain, Portugal, Italy, France and the UK. In 2017 he became part of Iberia’s team, looking after Digital Transformation. He holds a Bachelor in Industrial Engineering from University Carlos III of Madrid.

Jennifer Hopp

Jennifer Hopp

Managing Partner
ATO Ventures

Jennifer Hopp

Jennifer Hopp

Managing Partner

ATO Ventures

Jennifer is the Managing Partner of ATO Ventures, an early stage venture capital firm based in Puerto Rico that funds technology startups globally. She has been building companies and investing in startups as a Limited Partner (LP), Venture Partner, Angel and Venture Capitalist (VC) for over 20 years. Jennifer began investing in the capital markets at age 19, while an undergrad at UC Berkeley and Oxford University. She became an LP in an early stage Venture Capital fund at age 23. Several years later, Jennifer become a Venture Partner with Outsell, and then an active startup Advisor and Angel Investor. She founded ATO Ventures in 2018. As an entrepreneur, Jennifer started her first company at age 8, but she officially became a tax-paying citizen at age 10. (You can read more about that at https://Hopp.vc). After college, she was a testifying & consulting Commercial Damages Expert before returning to her passion - entrepreneurship!

José Manuel Restrepo

José Manuel Restrepo

Minister of Commerce, Industry and Tourism
Government of Colombia

José Manuel Restrepo

José Manuel Restrepo

Minister of Commerce, Industry and Tourism

Government of Colombia

José Manuel Restrepo Abondano is an Economist and Specialist in Finance from the Universidad del Rosario, with a Master's Degree in Economics from the London School of Economics, a Specialist in Top Management from the Inalde and a PhD in Management of Higher Education Institutions from the University of Bath. He was rector of the Colegio de Estudios Superiores de Administración (CESA), before that he had been vice-rector of the Universidad del Rosario and served as rector of the Fundación Empresarial de la Cámara de Comercio de Bogotá. He was Manager of Financial Planning and Budget of Fonade. He belonged to the Institutional Room of the National Council for Quality Assurance in Higher Education of the Ministry of National Education. He has also worked as a business consultant, as well as an advisor on quality issues and accreditation of higher education institutions.

Scarlett Sieber

Scarlett Sieber

Managing Director, Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer
CCG Catalyst

Scarlett Sieber

Scarlett Sieber

Managing Director, Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer

CCG Catalyst

Respected leader, driving organizational change at startups and global enterprises alike. Adept at leading newly created business development and ecosystem initiatives, digital strategy and transformations for small and large financial service companies. Co-founder of data visualization tech startup, Infomous; clients include The London Olympics, Super Bowl XLVII, NFL Films, The Economist, Entertainment Weekly, The Guardian and USA TODAY. Contributor to the Huffington Post, Forbes, and WeWork. NYC Fellow of Startup Leadership Program.

Fabio Tentori

Fabio Tentori

CEO
Enel Innovation Hubs

Fabio Tentori

Fabio Tentori

CEO

Enel Innovation Hubs

Since 2017 Fabio is the CEO of Enel Innovation Hubs, the innovation arm of Enel Group. He manages all collaborations with startups within Enel Group and the presence in innovation ecosystems worldwide: Silicon Valley, Israel, Italy, Spain, Russia, Chile and Brazil. Since joining Enel in 2013, he has gained relevant experience in the energy innovation domain, covering several roles in the development of the residential energy services business in Italy. Prior to Enel, Fabio worked for 6 years with McKinsey & Company, based in Milan and in London. Fabio holds a MBA degree with honors achieved in 2010 at INSEAD.

Jose Luis Silva

Jose Luis Silva

Founder & Managing Partner
DuxCapital

Jose Luis Silva

Jose Luis Silva

Founder & Managing Partner

DuxCapital

Before the foundation of Duxa Capital, José Luis was a corporate and investment banker at HSBC’s Global Banking team in Mexico. For nearly 8 years he emerged from being one of the first interns in the team to being responsible of the Pharmaceutical & Chemical sector, crafting and raising more than 43 top-tier multinational clients. José Luis was part of landmark transactions within Mergers and Acquisitions, Debt & Equity Capital Markets, Structured Finance and Treasury for AAA names such as Grupo Bimbo, Sherwin Williams, Coca-Cola Femsa, ICA, Grupo Televisa, El Puerto de Liverpool, El Palacio de Hierro, Siemens, Bayer, BASF, Lafarge, Novartis, among others. José Luis holds an MBA from IE Business School in Madrid where he specialized in Private Equity/Venture Capital and performed a dual diploma in the Singapore Management University. Additionally, he holds a BA in Finance from Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey in Mexico City.

Natalia Bayona

Natalia Bayona

Head of Innovation
UNTWO

Natalia Bayona

Natalia Bayona

Head of Innovation

UNTWO

Natalia Bayona is the leader of the Innovation and Digital Transformation Strategy of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). Natalia Bayona holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Government and International Relations from the Universidad Externado de Colombia and an Executive MBA from IE Business School. She is part of the World Economic Forum network as a European Digital Leader for IE Business School. In 2017, she served as the Vice President of International Development for the Spain Startup - South Summit. Natalia organized the first South Summit Pacific Alliance, connecting the main stakeholders of the entrepreneurship ecosystem of Colombia, Chile, Mexico and Peru. In 2016, she began her ten year tenure in ProColombia, during which she has lived in six countries where she has developed strategies that boost export, foreign investment and tourism for Colombia.

José Mínguez Matorras

José Mínguez Matorras

Head of Innovation Market Iberia
Endesa

José Mínguez Matorras

Head of Innovation Market Iberia

Endesa

EMBA from IE, he is an electronic industrial engineer trained at ICAI School of Engineering. He has also studied at Stanford, Bocconi-Milán, IESE and ESADE. His main objective is the application of new technologies and market trends to the business. He is member of the ‘Blockchain Community and P2P Transaction Platforms’ of Enel and the ‘Blockchain Platform’ of Eurelectric (organization representing the electricity industry in 32 European countries). Previously, he was been the Head of Technology Projects at Endesa focused on B2B & B2C Innovation projects. He has led various consortia for the European Commission’s Horizon 2020, and has been responsible for various projects aimed at developing the integration of efficient distributed solar energy into the grid, smart-home, smart-buildings, storage systems and the commercial application of heat pumps for industrial installations.

Freddie Seba

Freddie Seba

Director Market Development & Digital Partnerships
BBVA

Freddie Seba

Freddie Seba

Director Market Development & Digital Partnerships

BBVA

Experienced serial entrepreneur, executive, innovator, strategist and mentor with the highest ethical and professional standards. Mr. Seba is at the intersection of FinTech, BigTech and HealthTech. His expertise includes alliances, global business development, strategy, product development, legal and compliance in highly regulated industries. Mr. Seba is also an adjunct professor at the University of San Francisco Master of Science in Health Informatics program. He also advises and mentors digital entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley and beyond.

Manuel Jimenez

Manuel Jimenez

Aflore
Co-Founder and COO

Manuel Jimenez

Manuel Jimenez

Aflore

Co-Founder and COO

Co-founder and COO of Aflore, a community of advisors who, supported by a technological platform, distribute financial services to underbanked people in Latin America. Before becoming an entrepreneur, Manuel had a 15-year career in the corporate world, in several large banks with different responsibilities: product design, analysis and finance. His last position was as Channel Manager at Banco Falabella Colombia, where he led the commercial force and remote channels. Manuel has a Diploma in Computer Management, a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and an Excutive MBA from IE".

Luis Maldonado

Luis Maldonado

IE Business School

Luis Maldonado

Luis Maldonado

IE Business School

He has developed his entire career in the fields of economics and finance, where he has held senior positions both in the public sector, he was advisor to the Minister of Finance in Spain, and in the private sector. He has an extensive experience in consulting, he was Director of Strategic Consulting for the Financial Sector at PwC in Spain, as well as in the financial industry. He has also a long international experience. He worked for five years at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), in Washington DC, where he held different positions, as advisor to the Managing Director and in the Monetary and Financial Markets Department. More recently, he has been Managing Director of the PwC-IE Business School Financial Sector Center, where he did an extensive work of publishing and business development in Spain and Latin America in key strategic areas for the financial sector, with a special focus on FinTech. He was also founding partner of an IT firm specialized in Big Data & Analytics.

Juliane Butty

Juliane Butty

Regional Manager Latam & Caribbean
Seedstars

Juliane Butty

Juliane Butty

Regional Manager Latam & Caribbean

Seedstars

Digital Nomad with Hustler Attitude - Tech & Startups Community Builder in Latin America - + 5 years Experience in Sales & Business Development // Event Organisation // Press & Media.

Juan Felipe Campos

Juan Felipe Campos

Partner & VP of technology at Manos Accelerator
Manos Accelerator via Google Launchpad

Juan Felipe Campos

Juan Felipe Campos

Partner & VP of technology at Manos Accelerator

Manos Accelerator via Google Launchpad

Juan Felipe Campos serves as Partner and VP of Technology at Manos Accelerator in partnership with Google Launchpad. He has graduated his company NomadApp from the largest accelerator in the world, Plug and Play Tech Center, and the Go Silicon Valley program. Juan helps run the digital marketing community in Silicon Valley with over 20,000 members. He teaches Growth Hacking at UC Berkeley Extension and serves on Argentina’s Examining Board of Tech Accelerators (+$34MM USD fund). His companies have been featured in major publications including Entrepreneur, Huffington Post, Inc. Magazine, and Forbes.

Sebastián Ruales

Sebastián Ruales

Corporate Revenue & Commercial Director
Rappi

Sebastián Ruales

Sebastián Ruales

Corporate Revenue & Commercial Director

Rappi

TED Speaker, MBA from the A.B Freeman School of Business, Tulane University, USA. Currently Chief Commercial & Revenue Officer at Rappi, former Directive Comitee Member DPGP división at L´Oréal, former National sales manager for Casino Groupé at L´Oréal, and former Category Management Director at Quala. 8+ years experience in multinational companies: Rappi, L'Oreal, Quala S.A and Johnson & Johnson. Strong skills in Sales, Marketing, Category Management, Shopper Marketing, Trade Marketing and Brand Management, developing but also executing strategic business models that enable profitable growth and shopper-led oriented strategies, broad experience in joint business plans and business development strategies. In charge of developing and enhancing strong, competitive and highly effective human talent across LatAm.

Pedro Buitrago

Pedro Buitrago

Business Development VP
BBVA Colombia

Pedro Buitrago

Pedro Buitrago

Business Development VP

BBVA Colombia

Executive Business Development Vice President of BBVA Colombia, leader of digital transformation, specialized in banking since 1988. He has been Executive Vice President of Branches, Executive Vice President of banking and institutional companies, Director of Admission of Risks and Director of credit risks at BBVA. He feels passion about change and transformation becoming into a leader for his team and activities. Besides his passion permits to reach and fulfill the objectives through a rigorous, dedicated and thorough work which support and motivate the whole team. He is convinced that 'fintech' venture is a great opportunity to include the technology into the world of banking.

Juan José Güemes

Juan José Güemes

President of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
IE University

Juan José Güemes

President of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

IE University

Juan Jose Güemes joined IE Business School in March 2010, as President of the Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation. He had previously served in a broad range of government departments, including tourism, finance and employment, gender policies, and health care. Güemes began his career as an analyst at the Bank of Spain in 1991, before serving as Economic Policy Adviser to Spain’s Popular Party in the Spanish Parliament from 1993 to 1996. He later served as advisor to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, who appointed him Deputy Director of his Cabinet in 1998. In the year 2000 Juan Jose Guemes was appointed General Secretary of Tourism, being responsible for the international promotion of Spain as a tourist destination. In 2003, he was appointed as Minister for Employment and Diversity. He developed the LiderA program, designed to help women gain access to senior management positions in companies. In January 2012 he was appointed VP of Economic Affairs at IE.

Lo Toney

Lo Toney

Founding Managing Partner
Plexo Capital

Lo Toney

Lo Toney

Founding Managing Partner

Plexo Capital

Lo is the Founding Managing Partner of Plexo Capital, which he incubated and spun out from GV, based on a strategy to increase access to early stage deal flow. Plexo Capital invests as an LP into emerging seed stage VCs and also invests directly into select companies sourced from the Plexo Capital VC Network. Investors in Plexo Capital include the venture capital units of top corporate VCs, prominent family offices and technology executives. Prior to founding Plexo Capital, Lo was a Partner on the investing team at GV where he focused on marketplaces, mobile and consumer products. Before GV, Lo was a Partner with Comcast Ventures where he led the Catalyst Fund and worked with the main fund where he focused on mobile messaging and marketplaces.

Alejandra Paredones

Alejandra Paredones

CEO & Founder
BSI Capital Group

Alejandra Paredones

Alejandra Paredones

CEO & Founder

BSI Capital Group

Ms. Paredones is a visionary entrepreneur with extensive Investment & leadership experience. Currently serves as the CEO & Founder of BSI Capital and CEO and Co-Founder of Equitech, a Fintech firm providing financial education. Alejandra is considered by CNN , Forbes, Women Institute of Europe - to be the first women in Mexico under the age of 30 to have successfully developed a boutique investment bank, servicing clients in Mexico and globally in multiple sectors. Additionally, Forbes considered her as part of the "30 Promising Businesses" of Mexico. In 2018, she made the Forbes list of “100 most powerful women in Mexico”. Currently serves as a Committee member and Board Member of the GCL Program from the Georgetown Latin American Board

Pablo Gomez de Olea Bustinza

Pablo Gomez de Olea Bustinza

Embajador de España para Colombia

Pablo Gomez de Olea Bustinza

Pablo Gomez de Olea Bustinza

Embajador de España para Colombia

Born on 21 March 1965 in Madrid, he holds a degree in Law and entered the Diplomatic Career in 1992. He has served as the Second Chief of the Spanish Embassy in Mozambique and has been head of the Atlantic Affairs service in the Directorate General for International Security Affairs and Deputy Deputy Director General for International Affairs. He was second chief at the Spanish Embassy in Paraguay and deputy director general of Mexico, Central America and Caribbean countries, and second chief at the Spanish Embassy in Colombia. In 2008, he was appointed advisor to the Permanent Representation of Spain to the UN in Geneva, and since January 2012 he has been Director General for Ibero-America.

Katia Calderón Brown

Katia Calderón Brown

Chief Executive Officer
PREMIER CREDIT – GRUPO SANTANDER

Katia Calderón Brown

Katia Calderón Brown

Chief Executive Officer

PREMIER CREDIT – GRUPO SANTANDER

MBA, Economist and Business Administrator with more than 25 years of experience in managerial positions in the Financial Sector. Extensive knowledge of the different banking segments, initially in corporate banking and later in mortgage and consumer banking, as well as in the financial leasing segment and during the last 15 years in niche banking in automotive financing.

Vincenzo Villamena

Vincenzo Villamena

Founder & CEO
Global Expat Advisors

Vincenzo Villamena

Vincenzo Villamena

Founder & CEO

Global Expat Advisors

I am the founder of Online Taxman, specializing in International Accounting & Tax Services for Expats who want straightforward and transparent solutions. Online Taxman professional CPAs help you navigate the confusing world of Expat Taxes, ensuring you IRS compliance and maximized returns. If you're a Corporate Expat, International Startup Founder, Military Contractor, or just a US Expat living abroad, please go to OnlineTaxman.com to get a Free Consultation. Private Equity | CPA: I have served various roles in Financial Services and Private Equity. Starting out at PwC, I advised the firm's premier private equity and corporate clients on their complex accounting issues, where I was able to gain first hand experience in dealing with tax implications in M&A's and IPO's. My experiences at PwC prepped me for the playing an integral role in at Pegasus Blue Star Fund, where I helped close $300MM in funds for healthcare technology investments. Additionally, my focuses included investment due diligence

Alexander de Carvalho

Alexander de Carvalho

Co-Founder & Chief Innovation Officer
PUBLIC

Alexander de Carvalho

Alexander de Carvalho

Co-Founder & Chief Innovation Officer

PUBLIC

Alexander Alfred Charles (Alexander) de Carvalho ( London , December 9, 1984 ) is the eldest son of Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken and since 2013 non-executive member of the Heineken beer group holding company. De Carvalho has been associated with Lion Capital , a private equity firm, since 17 January 2011. His mother, Freddy Heineken 's only daughter and heiress, is already a member of the board of directors as a major shareholder. According to the company, the nomination to appoint Alexander de Carvalho for four years from 25 April 2013 was in line with the "tradition of personal involvement of successive generations of the Heineken family with the Heineken group". The Carvalho attended boarding school in Eton and graduated from Harvard University in America , where he also became a member of the very exclusive Porcellian Club. He then gained experience in the financial sector. He worked at Austrian Bank Gutmann , among others, in the Alternative Investments department.

Aura Cifuentes

Aura Cifuentes

Team Lead - Public Innovation
DNP (National Planning Department)

Aura Cifuentes

Aura Cifuentes

Team Lead - Public Innovation

DNP (National Planning Department)

Four years of experience improving Digital strategy in the Public & Private Sector, and optimizing projects throughout all management segments (planning, execution, monitoring and, evaluation). Passions: Innovation, Change Management, Technology Lead Change, Smart Cities, Open Data, Open Government, Data Science, Big Data, Open Innovation, Start-ups, Collective Intelligence, Internet of Things, Social Media, Citizen Empowerment. Skills: Project Management, Consulting, Decision Support Analysis, Business Development, Conception of Data-driven Policies, International Benchmark Analysis, Performance Indicators, Digital Strategies, Community Management.

Luciano Guido

Luciano Guido

CEO & Founder
Solar Outdoor Media

Luciano Guido

Luciano Guido

CEO & Founder

Solar Outdoor Media

Focus on Smart City solutions, promotes self-sustainable, nature compatible, healthy community connection, Zero Waste Management, IoT, e-mobility integrations, energy-independent housing, Renewable Energie, Solar, Wind, & Rainwater,Energy Storage, IoT, Blockchain & Cryptocurrency. Experience in Solar Energy, with a total Pipeline develop of +600 MW. Private Investment Banking, strong leadership background in building advisory business, substantial experience in advising clients on mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring and other strategic business initiatives. Highly accomplished, driven, marketing, financial and sales professional with a 17-year track record. Renewable Energy companies, internationally proven ability to develop and implement • business plans,l • Strategic sales marketing and financial planning • collaborative and solves problems • E & P Financing •Project Financing • Start-up founder • Global Business integrator, Capital Markets, Productivity and Performance Gains, and more

Hernan Acuña Gamboa

Hernan Acuña Gamboa

Innovation Hub Manager
Enel Chile

Hernan Acuña Gamboa

Hernan Acuña Gamboa

Innovation Hub Manager

Enel Chile

Hernán is a Business Engineer from the Universidad Del Desarrollo, Chile. During the last 5 years, he has worked in various matters related to innovation and entrepreneurship, supporting various social organizations and specializing in topics such as Design Thinking, Innovation Culture, and Open Innovation. Their goal was always the same: connect the needs of the business with new opportunities and trends offered by the ecosystem. He worked for two years at Brinca, a company dedicated to Innovation management consultancy. In 2016, he joined to Enel Chile and from 2018; he is the Hub Manager of Enel Innovation Hub Chile, where he is in charge of connecting the best startups of the ecosystem with Enel’s business lines. From 2018, Hernán is also an Innovation Tutor of dLab program at Universidad del Desarrollo, Chile.

Sujay Tyle

Sujay Tyle

Co-Founder & CEO
Frontier Car Group

Sujay Tyle

Sujay Tyle

Co-Founder & CEO

Frontier Car Group

Sujay is the Co-founder and CEO of Frontier Car Group (FCG) - a used cars automotive marketplace operating in a select few emerging markets. Prior, he was on the founding team of Hired.com as the COO. Sujay was one of the first Thiel 20 under 20 fellows and was named to the Forbes 30 under 30 list.

Lizbeth Flores

Lizbeth Flores

Partner
Private Advising Group, P.A. - EEUU

Lizbeth Flores

Lizbeth Flores

Partner

Private Advising Group, P.A. - EEUU

Lizbeth Flores is a leading corporate attorney with 13 years of experience advising clients in complex cross-border transactions. Her roster of past and present clients includes many of Latin America’s most well-known industrial and financial companies. Liz’s practice focuses on international corporate advising, corporate finance (capital markets and banking), mergers and acquisitions, private equity, venture capital and immigration through investment (EB-5).

Julia Sánchez

Julia Sánchez

Head of Global Alumni Relations
IE University

Julia Sánchez

Head of Global Alumni Relations

IE University

Julia Sánchez is the Head of Global Alumni Relations at IE since 2014 overseeing loyalty programs, communication, innovation and community management for a network of 55,000 alumni in over 165 countries. Julia ́s previous appointments include various roles at Univision & ABC News and Lazard Asset Management in the USA. Julia joined IE in 2009 as Associate Director of the International MBA Program (IMBA) and was appointed to Executive Director in 2010. Julia has a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Tulane University, USA and an International MBA (IMBA-ENG NOV-2007) from IE Business School. She ́s located in Spain.

Pablo Pedrejón García

Pablo Pedrejón García

Founder
Seaya Ventures

Pablo Pedrejón García

Pablo Pedrejón García

Founder

Seaya Ventures

Pablo is Principal at Seaya Ventures, Spanish VC fund that invests in Spain & Latam and is an investor in global tech companies such as Cabify, Glovo and Spotahome. Pablo covers investments across Latam, and is working closely with the portfolio teams of Spotahome, Coru and BEWE. Prior to Seaya, Pablo founded and sold Petsy.mx, Mexico’s largest pet care ecommerce retailer, and worked at Oliver Wyman as strategic consultant. Pablo graduated from the Universidad Pontificia de Comillas (ICAI) in Madrid and holds an MBA from The Wharton School. He also holds a Law Degree by the UNED in Madrid.

Carlos Santiso

Carlos Santiso

Director
CAF

Carlos Santiso

Carlos Santiso

Director

CAF

Carlos Santiso currently heads the Digital Innovation in Government practice of the Development Bank of Latin America, based in Bogota, Colombia, since September 2018. He is enthusiastic about the potential of the data and digital revolutions to transform government, encourage innovation, cut red-tape and tackle corruption. A French and Spanish national, he has devoted his career to improving lives in emerging economies and fragile states in the Americas and Africa, promoting democracy, strengthening governance, and curbing corruption. He has worked in over two dozen countries in various capacities in multilateral development banks, government aid agencies, and policy think tanks. He has pioneered novel initiatives to advance good governance and curb corruption in developing countries, currently developing a suite of services to promote govtech ecosystems.

Susana Espinosa de los Reyes

Susana Espinosa de los Reyes

Analyst
Angel Ventures

Susana Espinosa de los Reyes

Susana Espinosa de los Reyes

Analyst

Angel Ventures

Susana is currently part of the senior investment team in Angel Ventures. She is part of both funds actively working from the Due Diligence process to the Post Investment Portfolio Management. Susana oversees the relationship with entrepreneurs for the portfolio management of + 20 investments in México, USA, Canada and the Pacific Alliance Countries (MX, Chile, Colombia, Peru). Regarding the regional Fund, Susana oversees several Due Diligence processes for presenting investments proposals to their investment committee. This is a job Susana has expertise due to her studies on Business and International Development. Susana is currently part of the small group of Women in Private Equity/Venture Capital in Mexico and has a Masters in International Development from theInstituto Technológico Autonomo de México (ITAM) where she previously studied her undergraduate degree on Business.

Sergio Muñoz

Sergio Muñoz

CEO
Banco Falabella

Sergio Muñoz

Sergio Muñoz

CEO

Banco Falabella

Jose Bolaños

Jose Bolaños

Cometa (formerly VARIV Capital)
Variv Capital

Jose Bolaños

Jose Bolaños

Cometa (formerly VARIV Capital)

Variv Capital

José is Managing Partner at Cometa (formerly VARIV Capital), a venture capital firm that invests in early-stage technology companies doing business in Latin America.Before VARIV, José was the Managing Director of the Mexican Chapter of Cognodata, a Spanish consultancy focused on developing mathematical and analytic models directed to improving the customer strategy of key clients. Previously, José worked as Case Team Leader in Bain & Company, a strategy consultancy, leading financial services, retail, consumer goods and oil & gas projects. José also has six years of experience in CEMEX, the world leader in construction materials, where he acted as Commercial Project Leader for the Europe-Asia division, followed by a position as Commercial Planning Regional Manager for the Mexico division, and finally as Financial Planning Manager of its+US$2Billion Mexican operation. José holds an MBA with a specialization in Finance from INSEAD in France, as well as executive education in PE/VC from Harvard Business School.

Jordi Albareda Ureta

Jordi Albareda Ureta

Founder & CEO
Fair Saturday

Jordi Albareda Ureta

Jordi Albareda Ureta

Founder & CEO

Fair Saturday

Jordi Albareda is one of the prominent social entrepreneurs in Spain, founder and president of the Fair Saturday foundation. Fair Saturday is a global cultural movement with a social impact taking place every year the day after Black Friday. In only 4 years this project born in Bilbao-Bay of Biscay has been adopted by many cities worldwide, becoming a global movement. MSc in Business Administration by University of Deusto. Former consultant at McKinsey&Co. and member of the board of directors at Leroy Merlin Spain. Jordi advises several multinational companies at strategic level, helping them to adapt their business models and spark innovation processes. He is currently involved in projects related to new technologies and social innovation. In 2016 Albareda was awarded by the King Felipe VI with the Novia Salcedo Prize. The Bay of Biscay Government gave him the On+ Innovation Award in 2017. In USA was appointed as a German Marshall fund fellow in 2018.Member of the St. Andrews day National Day Commissio

Yaniv Levi

Yaniv Levi

Founder & CEO
Change Labz

Yaniv Levi

Yaniv Levi

Founder & CEO

Change Labz

I invest my experience, intellect, precious time and money on tech projects that can impact people's lives around the world. After founding three successful tech companies, my mission with Change Labs is very much related to my personal history. At the end of the day, I'm a business person motivated to generate extraordinary returns on investment.

Paco Méndez Sánchez

Paco Méndez Sánchez

Co-Founder
Novomedia

Paco Méndez Sánchez

Paco Méndez Sánchez

Co-Founder

Novomedia

Patricia Saenz

Patricia Saenz

Managing Partner
Mountain Nazca Colombia

Patricia Saenz

Patricia Saenz

Managing Partner

Mountain Nazca Colombia

Managing partner of Mountain Nazca Colombia, a local Multi-Stage venture capital fund investing in early stage tech companies with high impact potential, backed by experienced entrepreneurs; part of a regional group with operations in Mexico, Chile, Argentina and Colombia and member of Mountain Partners network (+90 portfolio companies with 9 international hubs). Patricia studied at London City University with an IXMBA at Instituto Empresa Madrid, Patricia is an entrepreneur with more than 10 years of experience in creating and developing new businesses. She has staged more than USD 60M of foreign investments in Colombia and consolidated both goods and services companies in different industries.

Alejandro Franco Restrepo

Alejandro Franco Restrepo

Executive Director
Ruta N

Alejandro Franco Restrepo

Alejandro Franco Restrepo

Executive Director

Ruta N

Alejandro is the current Executive Director of Ruta N, Medellin’s business and innovation center. He is an administrative engineer from the University EIA (Medellin, Colombia) and holds a Master’s degree in Innovation and Entrepreneurship from Manchester University (Manchester, UK). With more than 15 years of experience being an entrepreneur and then working in the private and public sector, he has dedicated himself to promote innovation as the key engine of economic development. He has broad experience in innovation and technology strategy development and management and in technology transfer processes.

Alexander Theis

Alexander Theis

Founder & CEO
Tink Referral as a Service

Alexander Theis

Alexander Theis

Founder & CEO

Tink Referral as a Service

Alexander is German-Spanish entrepreneur who has launched several companies in 4 different countries. He currently lives in Chile and spends most of his time travelling in Latin America making sure that TINK continues on the path of growth. Next destination to set up TINK : His home country Spain.

Andrew Hallman

Andrew Hallman

Director Investment
Polymath Ventures

Andrew Hallman

Andrew Hallman

Director Investment

Polymath Ventures

Investment professional with 10 years experience across early stage investing, banking and consulting. Passionate about early stage investing, innovation and social impact.

Ana Mercedes Llano Robayo

Ana Mercedes Llano Robayo

IT Sales & Consulting Manager
Amadeus

Ana Mercedes Llano Robayo

Ana Mercedes Llano Robayo

IT Sales & Consulting Manager

Amadeus

Esteban Velasco

Esteban Velasco

CEO & Co-Founder
Sempli

Esteban Velasco

Esteban Velasco

CEO & Co-Founder

Sempli

Fintech, Online Lending, Venture Capital, Investment Banking, Technology, Strategy and Finance.

Pancho Campo

Pancho Campo

President
Chrand Marketing & Events

Pancho Campo

Pancho Campo

President

Chrand Marketing & Events

Pancho is a former tennis professional and Olympian who retired from tennis and founded Chrand Events, an agency specializing in the organization of major sporting, cultural, environmental and wine events, as well as summits, congresses and concerts with names such as President Barack Obama, Vice President Al Gore, Kofi Annan, Sting, Pink Floyd, Enrique Iglesias, Francis Ford Coppola, Andre Agassi, Eric Cantona and many other celebrities.

Natalia Triana

Natalia Triana

Digital Factory Manager
Scotiabank Colpatria

Natalia Triana

Natalia Triana

Digital Factory Manager

Scotiabank Colpatria

I was a leader in innovation and digital culture at BBVA, responsible for generating a culture of innovation within the organization, applying Design Thinking methodologies, and creating a challenge generation tool promoting creativity in all employees. Thanks to my work I have generated tax benefits thanks to the presentation of innovation projects to Colciencias, which have represented savings for the company of more than $600M. In my 15 years of professional experience I have been the leader of different projects focused on customer service that have managed to implement differential implementations in the organizations where I have worked, which have yielded high indices of consumer satisfaction. I want to focus on Service Design, to integrate the customer experience and innovation ,and in the future the structuring of projects that generate a differential value through the service provided.

Tarek El Sherif

Tarek El Sherif

CEO & Founder
Zinobe

Tarek El Sherif

Tarek El Sherif

CEO & Founder

Zinobe

Cristian Olea

Cristian Olea

Managing Partner
Manutara Ventures

Cristian Olea

Cristian Olea

Managing Partner

Manutara Ventures

With more than 15 years of experience in the creation of technology companies, Cristián is co-founder of Manutara Ventures from where he intends to capitalize on the great opportunity present in the startups of Latin America. Manutara Ventures with its Early Stage Technology fund of 18 million USD is actively investing average amounts of 500 thousand USD and up to 1 million USD in pre-series rounds A (Seed and Late Seed). We focus on companies that can lead in Latin America or can be global players, also are aligned with the latest techno-logical trends such as AI, IoT, Blockchain, VR among others. Prior to Manutara Ventures, Cristián Olea co-founded Ionix Mobile Payments, Chile's pioneer and leader in mobile payments and bank security (Fintech). His entrepreneurial career began with the creation of Multiecast Mobile Messaging, the first company to provide value-added services and SMS platforms in Chile, sold to an Australian group in 2007.

Sergio Vela Ortiz

Sergio Vela Ortiz

Director of Finance and Investor Relations
ICEX-Invest in Spain

Sergio Vela Ortiz

Sergio Vela Ortiz

Director of Finance and Investor Relations

ICEX-Invest in Spain

Sergio Vela is Director of Financing and Investor Relations at ICEX-Invest in Spain, where he had also served as Secretary of the Executive Board. Previously he served as Trade Commissioner of Spain in Muscat for five years and as Deputy Director for Research and Action Plans at the Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Commerce. During his extensive professional career, he has also held senior positions at the Ministry of Economy where he was Senior Advisor to the Director for International Economy, and at the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism where he was Senior Advisor to the Secretary of State for Commerce, Assistant Deputy Director of Studies and Evaluation Department, and Technical Advisor to the Deputy Director of Research and Strategy.

Miguel Vallone

Miguel Vallone

Principal
Axon Partners Group

Miguel Vallone

Miguel Vallone

Principal

Axon Partners Group

Financial Investment Manager with financial and banking experience in Private Financial Institutions and Multilateral Development Banks.

Lilianne Brunstein

Lilianne Brunstein

Strategy and Innovation Manager
Sodimac Colombia Homecenter

Lilianne Brunstein

Lilianne Brunstein

Strategy and Innovation Manager

Sodimac Colombia Homecenter

I lead the process of Strategic Planning and Innovation. Responsible for the Accelerator of Startups. In charge of structuring growth platforms. Development of the Digital Transformation. Leader of Strategic Planning process and Innovation. Responsible for the Startup Accelerator. In charge of the structuring of growth platforms. Development of Digital Transformation.

Oscar Cabrera

Oscar Cabrera

Chief executive
BBVA Colombia

Oscar Cabrera

Oscar Cabrera

Chief executive

BBVA Colombia

Oscar Cabrera is the CEO of BBVA Colombia, an Economist graduated from Universidad Complutense in Madrid with a long career and experience in the financial sector. His career started as an Auditor for the financial sector in Spain at Arthur Andersen and after working for the Caja Postal and Argentaria, he joined BBVA in 1998 as Corporate Director for Strategic Planning. In 2008 he became the CEO of BBVA in Colombia, after working as CFO of BBVA Bancomer since 2003. In 2015, he was awarded the Medal to Merit by the Colombian Congress, thanks to his contribution to the Colombian financial system.

Mauricio Carreno Cardona

Mauricio Carreno Cardona

Manager/Entrepreneur & Partner
Cognit by Bismark

Mauricio Carreno Cardona

Mauricio Carreno Cardona

Manager/Entrepreneur & Partner

Cognit by Bismark

Sales and business development with extensive experience in accelerating market penetration and growth in Latin America, through a clear understanding of how disruptive technologies can help companies in multiple industries achieve business outcomes and support business transformations. Ability to lead virtual teams to plan and execute go-to-market strategies aimed at building sustainable relationships with customers. Strategic knowledge of how technologies such as IoT, machine learning, digital twins, data analysis can convert data into insights, actions and quantifiable business outcomes. Education summary: Bachelor´s Degree in Finance and International Relations and Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA) and Information Technology Management, Strategic Leadership and Micro Masters in Digital Leadership.

Manuel Ramírez Rangel

Manuel Ramírez Rangel

Director Bimbo Ventures
Grupo Bimbo

Manuel Ramírez Rangel

Manuel Ramírez Rangel

Director Bimbo Ventures

Grupo Bimbo

Mauricio Tovar Gutierrez

Mauricio Tovar Gutierrez

Co-Director
InITColombia Research Group

Mauricio Tovar Gutierrez

Mauricio Tovar Gutierrez

Co-Director

InITColombia Research Group

Convinced that Education, Science, Technology and Innovation are the way for the development of Colombia and Latin America. Researcher of technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, I specially lead research of the use of Blockchain in the public sector.

Felipe García Rojas

Felipe García Rojas

CEO ACG Colombia
Americas Car Group

Felipe García Rojas

Felipe García Rojas

CEO ACG Colombia

Americas Car Group

Founded and managed multiple innovative businesses based on digital and mobile services, showing in each case a track record of delivering consistent profit and positive impact on the market.

Miguel McAllister

Miguel McAllister

Co-founder & CEO
Merqueo

Miguel McAllister

Miguel McAllister

Co-founder & CEO

Merqueo

Miguel Mc Allister holds a Computer Science degree from Universidad de los Andes (Colombia) and is an Endeavor Entrepreneur since 2018. He started coding when he was 12 years old and since 18 he has founded internet companies in different industries such as tech insurance, VoIP, FoodTech and e-commerce, taking them from idea to high growth mixing technology and marketing.

Alex Barrera

Alex Barrera

Founder & CEO
The Aleph Report

Alex Barrera

Alex Barrera

Founder & CEO

The Aleph Report

CEO at The Aleph Report (thealeph.com) were I write about the strategic implications of cutting-edge technology and help companies understand how to survive the future. Through our consultancy side, I help translate the innovation vision of the CEO into reality within the organization through innovation culture training, hands-on workshops, storytelling and Agile approaches. Prior to this I cofounded two major startup accelerators, worked with business models, startup valuations, communication and message crafting, startup PR, lean startups methodologies, customer development and product design. I'm a regular mentor at several accelerators worldwide, I closely work with a couple of international conferences helping run their startup competitions and pitching training. I'm also an international speaker in multiple conferences, including keynote speaker at several TEDx Events, The Economist Summits or Global Shaper by WEF.

Ana Marcela Parrado Morales

Ana Marcela Parrado Morales

Head of Open Innovation and idea factory Colombia
Enel

Ana Marcela Parrado Morales

Ana Marcela Parrado Morales

Head of Open Innovation and idea factory Colombia

Enel

IT administrator, specialist in project management with more than 20 years of work experience, of which 8 have focused on the implementation of innovation, based on Open Innovation models and intra-entrepreneurial culture management with the application of methodologies of CPS (Creative problem solving), Design thinking, canvas and LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® among others. Head of the Idea Hub Colombia Unit for ENEL group companies in Colombia (CODENSA and EMGESA).

Juan Manuel Hayek

Juan Manuel Hayek

CTO
DataGran

Juan Manuel Hayek

Juan Manuel Hayek

CTO

DataGran

Big Data Engineer, Fullstack Developer. Data Scientist Python, Tensorflow, Tableau. Senior GCP infrastructure engineer. Digital Marketing Expert (Google Ads, Facebook Ads, CDP) Senior Developer Python, React, React Native.

Paulina Ortega

Paulina Ortega

Syndicate Leader
ArkAngeles.co

Paulina Ortega

Paulina Ortega

Syndicate Leader

ArkAngeles.co

Paulina has 10 years of experience in the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem, she has worked in Governmental Institutions such as the Secretary of Economy of Mexico, Investment Funds, High Impact Incubators and Business Accelerators. She is currently an Investment Opportunities Specialist at Arkangeles.Co.

Ivan Rendon

Ivan Rendon

Social inclusion leader in Medellin's innovation district
Ruta N

Ivan Rendon

Ivan Rendon

Social inclusion leader in Medellin's innovation district

Ruta N

Currently in Ruta N, I lead the strategy of participation and economic inclusion of the Innovation District of Medellín, generating processes of appropriation of science, technology and innovation, as well as establishing citizen meeting routes for urban renewal. Master in Development, Sociologist, with experience in the coordination and implementation of management and participation instruments for the social and urban transformation of the territory.

Saul Pineda Hoyos

Saul Pineda Hoyos

Vice-Minister of Corporate Development
Ministry of Commerce of Colombia

Saul Pineda Hoyos

Saul Pineda Hoyos

Vice-Minister of Corporate Development

Ministry of Commerce of Colombia

Economista de la Universidad de Medellín, con especialización en Política Económica de la Universidad de Antioquia. Visiting Scholar en la Universidad de California, Berkeley, en el Instituto de Desarrollo Urbano y Regional. Candidato a la Maestría en Estudios Políticos e Internacionales de la Universidad del Rosario. Se desempeñó como Director Económico de la Cámara de Comercio de Medellín y Vicepresidente de Gestión Cívica y Social de la Cámara de Comercio de Bogotá. Estuvo vinculado a la Secretaría General de la Comunidad Andina como Asesor del Secretario General de ese organismo. Ha sido consultor del Programa de Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo (PNUD), en calidad de Consejero de Competitividad para Medellín y Secretario Ejecutivo del Plan Estratégico de Medellín y el Área Metropolitana. Acompañó como asesor al Centro de Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo Regional (UNCRD) y fue miembro fundador del Consejo Colombiano de Relaciones Internacionales (CORI).

Diego Tovar

Diego Tovar

CEO Colombia
Everis

Diego Tovar

Diego Tovar

CEO Colombia

Everis

Senior Executive and Leader, with experience at the C-Level working for Colombian and global companies in the ITO, BPO and Banking industries in Latin America. 30 years experience in General Management, Business Development, Operations Management and Business Transformation. Experience in Project Management, Digital transformation and financial inclusion. Results driven and customer oriented. Large Executive Business Network in Latin America. International consulting experience in IT and marketing strategies. Key Note speaker. MBA marketing teacher. BS Systems engineer, with a master degree in strategic marketing and fully bilingual English/Spanish and with Portuguese business proficency.

Alejandro Benvenuto

Alejandro Benvenuto

Director of Business Development, Marketing & Alliances
Clarke Modet & C° Colombia

Alejandro Benvenuto

Alejandro Benvenuto

Director of Business Development, Marketing & Alliances

Clarke Modet & C° Colombia

Extensive experience providing corporate clients with advice on service solutions in the areas of telecommunications, food and intellectual property. I stand out in the elaboration of integral proposals that cover all the punctual or strategic requirements of its clients. Materials Engineer, Honors in Metalmechanics, Simón Bolívar University, Caracas. Master in Business Engineering at Universidad Simón Bolívar, Caracas. Master in International Management at the American Graduate School of International Management in Phoenix, Arizona.

Juan David Castaño

Juan David Castaño

Vice President of Business Strengthening
Bogotá Chamber of Commerce

Juan David Castaño

Juan David Castaño

Vice President of Business Strengthening

Bogotá Chamber of Commerce

Miguel F Olarte

Miguel F Olarte

Vice President of Innovation
iNNpulsa Colombia

Miguel F Olarte

Miguel F Olarte

Vice President of Innovation

iNNpulsa Colombia

Seeking to transfer positive practices and experiences, find business opportunities and improve the development of start-ups, innovation and sustainable businesses. Passionate about continuing to generate a positive social impact by creating user experiences which improve the well-being of the people and the environment.

Daniel Mitchell

Daniel Mitchell

Advisor Director
Colombian National Planning Department

Daniel Mitchell

Daniel Mitchell

Advisor Director

Colombian National Planning Department

Adrián Ager Salcedo

Adrián Ager Salcedo

Service design & Digital transformation
Iberia

Adrián Ager Salcedo

Adrián Ager Salcedo

Service design & Digital transformation

Iberia

Manuel De la Cruz

Manuel De la Cruz

Chief Executive Officer
Santander

Manuel De la Cruz

Manuel De la Cruz

Chief Executive Officer

Santander

All my professional life has been developed in the financial sector, starting my career in BBV and continuing in Banesto and Banco Santander. I have been able to develop myself in practically all the business areas of a bank, from Office Director to area, regional and national manager. Today I am lucky enough to lead Grupo Santander in its operation in Colombia. I have communication skills, leadership, teamwork, finance, risks, financial models and banking has allowed me to know many business sectors at a high level of depth. I love sports and after several years of marathons and triathlons I now continue swimming and playing golf when time and family allow for it. My family, my team at the bank and our clients are my priorities in life.

Diana Gaviria

Diana Gaviria

CEO
Connect Bogotá

Diana Gaviria

Diana Gaviria

CEO

Connect Bogotá

Leadership and management of innovation and entrepreneurship programas and organizations. Experience in environmental management and social responsibility. Capacity to effectively lead interdisciplinary teams with a clear orientation towards results. Strengths in creating and developing networks and fundraising. Recent experience in open innovation, corporate entrepreneurship and tech transfer.

Caterine Rojas

Caterine Rojas

Innovation, entrepreneurship and creation of new digital solutions
BBVA

Caterine Rojas

Caterine Rojas

Innovation, entrepreneurship and creation of new digital solutions

BBVA

Master in Business Innovation Management, Specialist in Business Administration, with 8 years of experience in the financial sector in different areas of business, innovation and strategy. Extensive knowledge in innovation management, creativity management and Culture; management and design of tools and methodologies for insights detection, Ideation, information mapping, and analysis; management of multidisciplinary groups and skills for relationship and management of customers and the ecosystem of entrepreneurship and innovation.

Ana Mora-Bowen

Ana Mora-Bowen

Angel Ventures
Country manager

Ana Mora-Bowen

Ana Mora-Bowen

Angel Ventures

Country manager

A results-oriented professional with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Strong communication and analytical skills. Excellent team player, with effective oral and written skills. Highly organized and resourceful. Adaptable to changing environments and motivated to exceed and meet goals. Creative thinker and strategic problem solver with a clear understanding of multicultural environments. Solid financial background.

Jorge Andres Corchuelo

Jorge Andres Corchuelo

Commercial Manager
Grupo MV

Jorge Andres Corchuelo

Jorge Andres Corchuelo

Commercial Manager

Grupo MV

Sebastián Uribe Sanabria

Sebastián Uribe Sanabria

CEO & Founder
Xenital

Sebastián Uribe Sanabria

Sebastián Uribe Sanabria

CEO & Founder

Xenital

CEO and Founder of XENITAL recognized startup recognized for being one of the most innovative content in the country. Civil Engineer and Mechanical Engineer from the Universidad de los Andes with training and experience in Project Management (PMI), entrepreneurship mentor of the Entrepreneurship Program - PEMP-DESCUBRE- Faculty of Business Administration of the Universidad de los Andes.

Santiago 	Suarez

Santiago Suarez

Co-Founder and CEO
Addi

Santiago 	Suarez

Santiago Suarez

Co-Founder and CEO

Addi

Alan Colmenares

Alan Colmenares

Cofounder and CEO
Zwapp

Alan Colmenares

Alan Colmenares

Cofounder and CEO

Zwapp

Proven track record for creating successful new digital businesses. After working as a Corporate Venture Capitalist (CVC), Corporate M&A, Startup Adviser, New Business Developer, Startup Adviser and Angel Investor, I've formulated my own unique perspective on digital innovation within vertical markets such as Financial Services. I have achieved exponential revenue results at startups (e.g., corporate offering for successful transportation startup) and companies. Today, I am leading a new Fintech startup offering an new transaction platform that integrates disparate players. Our initial focus is on the employee rewards market.

Antonio Arancibia

Antonio Arancibia

CEO & Co-Founder
Movizzon

Antonio Arancibia

Antonio Arancibia

CEO & Co-Founder

Movizzon

Entrepreneur and innovator passionate about the digital ecosystem. More than 10 years of experience undertaking, leading projects and businesses on the Internet. Extensive experience in international business, opening markets globally.

Juan David Martínez

Juan David Martínez

Investment Climate Officer
Invest in Bogota

Juan David Martínez

Juan David Martínez

Investment Climate Officer

Invest in Bogota