Our Insightful & Visionary Speakers

For information on becoming and/or nominating a speaker,
please contact
Rosemary Winters, Business Development – LATAM
Rosemary.winters@frost.com
+1 786 422 5079

Speakers

Alberto Lira Núñez

Alberto Lira Núñez

Chief Human Resources Officer, Marinsa Oil & Gas

Bio is forthcoming.

Alejandro Gutiérrez Olvera Cabrales

Alejandro Gutiérrez Olvera Cabrales

Subdirector Business Intelligence & Customer Experience, Telcel

Alejandro has developed a successful career in different management and executive positions throughout Latin America and the Anglophone Caribbean, with extensive experience and proven results in marketing, sales, operations and new business development.

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He is currently responsible for the digital transformation of Telcel. His knowledge in consumer products and technologyprovides him deep understanding on how to commercialize and integrate a holistic approach to customers. Also, he is founding partner and member of the board of Prestigos, a recognized company on business intelligence.

He graduated as Mechanical and Electrical Engineer and has a Major on Industrial Engineering from Universidad Panamericana and has pursued two Master Degrees on Business Administration with Major on Finance and International Negotiations, from Universidad Anahuac and Thunderbird.

Ana Lorena Maqueo Gomez

Ana Lorena Maqueo Gomez

Human Resources Director México LAD, Sherwin-Williams

Passionate HR professional with more than 20 years’ experience/background in different HR roles and responsibilities plus 7 years in marketing, sales and customer service practices.Business acumen, hands-on and strategic management experience in HR operations in transnational companies’ environments, international and multi-country involvement/responsibility, among others.

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Highly committed with diversity and Inclusion topics. Define myself as an Energetic, driven-results oriented personality with a demonstrated ability to take initiative, successfully handle and prioritize multiple competing assignments that clearly understand the impact on HR topics on Company’s strategic goals and milestones.
Ariana Gomez Flores

Ariana Gomez Flores

Senior Director, Innovation & Strategic Partnerships, Visa

Ariana Gómez has the position of Senior Director of Innovation and Strategic Alliances in Mexico. She is responsible for the development of Visa’s innovation strategy in Mexico. Working closely with Visa partners, Ariana identifies opportunities to create new payment solutions using the Human Centered Design method to alter conventional results and provide solutions to complex challenges in the payment industry ecosystem.

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Ariana’s career covers more than 20 years of efforts to promote sustainable socio-economic development in Latin America and the rest of the world. Before joining Visa, she served as Director of Urban Development at BOSCH and as Chief Innovation Officer at Gentera, among other positions. She has also been a board member of several organizations, as well as investment accelerators and innovation centers such as MassChallenge and Village Capital.

Ariana holds a degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from the University of York in the United Kingdom, a Master of Science in the specialty of Development Studies from the London School of Economics, a Masters in Business Administration from IPADE Business School in Mexico, as well as several diplomas in the specialties of executive innovation, design thinking and technology from Singularity University, Harvard and MIT. 

Brian Fitzpatrick

Brian Fitzpatrick

Partner, Frost & Sullivan

Brian is a Partner in Frost & Sullivan and office manager of the Rockville Centre, NY office. and is the Senior Vice President & General Manager, Events, Frost & Sullivan with day to day responsible for the Best Practice creation and execution of Frost & Sullivan Events Globally. Under his leadership the Frost & Sullivan Events Business has experienced a growth of over 300%.

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Prior to joining Frost & Sullivan in 2002, Brian has over 25 years of management and leadership position experience and strategic, tactical and business planning and financial management. Prior to joining Frost & Sullivan, Brian had already managed over 300 global events, in North America, Europe and South America. He has turned business units around from a loss to profit and successfully launched new business units, product lines, and new offices. He has deployed best practices standardization, and provided budgeting and financial management expertise. Brian holds an MBA in International Finance. 
Cesar Carrasco

Cesar Carrasco

Country Manager, Philips

Cesar Carrasco has contributed to the growth and strengthening of Philips business in Mexico and Latin America since joining the company more than 16 years ago. Occupying positions of increasing responsibility, he most recently served as General Director of Finance for Mexico and the Spanish speaking region of Latin America, where he led the Philips finance department, being a strategic ally with managers and clients, boosting the financial performance of the company.

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He has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from EGADE of Tecnologico de Monterrey and is a graduate of the Public Accounting Department of the Universidad Iberoamericana. His professional career has been complemented with certifications in Strategic Development by The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. His main areas of expertise are focused on the financial areas and general administration, strategic planning and business development related to health care.
Claude Gobenceaux

Claude Gobenceaux

Managing Director, Safran Landing Systems

With a French Master degree in 1976 and starting his professional life in 1977, Claude first spent a main part of it in various positions in the automotive industry mainly for the PSA Peugeot Citroën Group (Auditing, Controlling, Plant Director, Organization, After Sales and Services, Managing Director, Division Director).

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Claude entered the Landing Systems division of SAFRAN Group on February 2007 when he was appointed as the Managing Director of the Landing Gear MRO activity for Americas. Since 2014, he is the Managing Director of the 2 Querétaro Landing Gear plants, Manufacturing and MRO.

Claude was the first President of the Aero Cluster of Querétaro and a founding member and Vice President of the Mexican Aerospace Industry Federation (FEMIA) where he is chairing the Competitiveness Committee. He is also a Board of Directors Member of two Mexican Research and Development Centres of the CONACYT network (CIDETEQ and CIDESI), a Consultative Council Member of the UNAQ, Conalep Aero, ITESM, Anahuac, TNM, Arkansas State University campus Qro., a Consultative Council Member of the Mexican Space Agency (AEM) and a Business Advisory Council member of the Scotiabank.

Named Ejecutivo del Año 2018 by the State of Queretaro.

Every year, Claude is speaker in many conferences related to his activities.

Diego Ramirez Vincent

Diego Ramirez Vincent

External & Government Affairs Director, Nissan

Diego is the Foreign Affairs and Government Affairs Director for Nissan Mexicana. Previously he was part of the Legal Direction at Nissan Mexicana. He has more than 15 years of experience in the international field. Mainly on Public Affairs topics, Trade Agreements, Administration, corporate Government, Legal and International Negotiations.

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He also serves as an Executive Advisor for AMIA, he is part of the Business Section for North America Region of the Mexican Business Council for Foreign Trade, Investment and Technology COMCE. Bachelor of Laws from (Autonomous University of Baja California), Master of Law in International Business (LLM, Montreal University) and MBA from the Law and Administration School of Panthéon-Assas and Sorbonne Universities of Paris. He has provide legal support in government affairs for Mexico and Latin America, in some of the most prestigious transnational companies; De Hoyos and Aviles, Nissan, DuPont and Phillips. Ha has participated in the negotiating rooms of the NAFTA 2.0, as well as TLCUEM, TPP and ACE 55.

Enrico Robles Del Rio

Enrico Robles Del Rio

CFO & Intelligence Director, Endeavor Mexico

With 10 years of experience in the ecosystem of high impact entrepreneurship in Mexico, Enrico has contributed to the development of various public and private programs in favor of entrepreneurs.

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CFO & Intelligence Director for Endeavor México, Enrico is at the head of the organization’s operations at a national level and since 2017 leads the creation of a new area within Endeavor called Intelligence, which objective is to develop data science that is focused on improving and making more efficient the growth of the organization, as well as generating value to the ecosystem through studies and content.

Enrico is the author and source of several articles related to the entrepreneurship ecosystem and entrepreneur capital in various publications such as: El Financiero, El Reforma, El Universal, CNN Expansión, Medium, among others. Likewise, in 2013, he co-founded Founders into Funders, one of the first Entrepreneur Capital Funds, having as an investor the National Entrepreneur Institute.

He has a degree in Corporate Finance and Banking from the School of Actuaries of the Anahuac University and a Master in Business Administration with a specialty in General Management from the Autonomous Technological Institute of Mexico (ITAM) and has further studies in Senior Management in Private Capital in the Pan American Institute of Senior Business Management (IPADE).

Francisco María Cabeza Santillana

Francisco María Cabeza Santillana

Electric Mobility General Manager, ENGIE

Francisco Maria Cabeza Santillana, Electric Mobility General Manager at ENGIE, prior to this position he was Head of the Electro-mobility unit at the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE). He has also participated as speaker in national and International conferences, he has created national and international alliances allowing the development of charging infrastructure for electric vehicles Mexico wide.

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Francisco was in charge of the first investing ever made in Mexico to build a network of Charging Stations in which corporate bodies such as: SENER and CFE along with the automotive industry and the private initiative were involved.
Francisco has two Master Degrees : the first in Luxury Brand Marketing by the L’Institut des hautes etudes economiques et commerciales (INSEEC) in Paris; His second Master Degree is in Business Administration awarded by Universidad de las Americas Puebla (UDLAP). He also holds a degree in Political Phycology at Stanford University and holds a diploma in Public Administration with a focus on energy from Tecnológico de Monterrey.

Francisco Tossi

Francisco Tossi

Vice President, Latin America, Frost & Sullivan

For more than 12 years, Francisco has helped companies achieve their growth objectives by providing critical market intelligence, business consulting, go-to market strategies, competitive intelligence, and content & campaign marketing strategies. Francisco’s areas of expertise include cybersecurity, telecommunications, customer experience, IoT, digital transformation, connected work and new disruptive business models. He has helped organizations in both the private and public sectors across multiple industries throughout Latin America, North America, and Europe. He now leads Frost & Sullivan’s team across the Latin American region, helping them provide winning strategies to all clients in the region.

Gabriella Gómez-Mont

Gabriella Gómez-Mont

Founder of Laboratorio para la Ciudad, Mexico City government

Gabriella Gómez-Mont is the founder of Laboratorio para la Ciudad, the experimental arm / creative think tank of the Mexico City government, reporting to the Mayor. The Lab is a place to reflect about all things city and to explore other social scripts and urban futures for the largest megalopolis in the western hemisphere, working across diverse areas, such as urban creativity, mobility, governance, civic tech, public space, etc. 

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In addition, the Lab searches to create links between civil society and government, constantly shifting shape to accommodate multidisciplinary collaborations, insisting on the importance of political and public imagination in the execution of its experiments. Besides her fascination with all things city, Gabriella is also a journalist, visual artist, a director of documentary films, as well as a creative advisor to several cities, universities and companies. She has been awarded several international recognitions for her work in different fields, such as the first prize in both the Audi Urban Future Award and the Best Art Practice Award given by the Italian government, as well as the TED City 2.0 Prize, among others.  In addition to being a Yale World Fellow, she is also a TED speaker, TED Senior Fellow, an MIT Director´s Fellow, an Institute for the Future Fellow, a World Cities Summit Young Leader and part of the international advisory committee for the Mayor of Seoul on Social Innovation. She was recently named one of the 100 most creative people by Fast Company magazine.
Gilberto Vicente

Gilberto Vicente

Regional Sales Manager - CyberSecurity, Cisco

Gilberto Vicente is a Dynamic and Entrepreneurial ICT professional with 18+ year record of achievement and demonstrated success as technology evangelist, promoter and business developer in the Mexican and Latin America Markets.

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His passion is Technology and SPECIALLY the CyberSecurity Industry, he loves the direct interaction with the Digital Society as a whole (Academy, Authorities, Enterprises, Government agencies, NGOs, Specialized Vendors/Integrators, Media, etc.) to understand their needs and provide guidance on how Technology and CyberSecurity can be leveraged, from an optimistic point of view, as the enabler of greater innovation, making the digital world safer and more secure for everyone. He had focused his professional career working for leading Vendors in the IT Industry where he developed Engineering, Consulting, Sales, Channels, Business Development and Strategic Marketing functions.

Greg Caressi

Greg Caressi

Senior Vice President, Transformational Health, Frost & Sullivan

Greg Caressi is the global business unit leader for the Transformational Health practice at Frost & Sullivan, leading research, consulting and sales teams across the Digital Health, Pharma 2.0, Next Generation Diagnostics, Medical Devices and Medical Imaging & Informatics programs.

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In addition to his leadership responsibilities, Greg spends much of his time working on strategic consulting projects on next-generation healthcare solutions, drawing insights from interactions with healthcare providers, payors, medtech vendors and other healthcare stakeholders.
Greg served for two years as the Chair of the HIMSS Life Sciences Information Technology Committee, where he led the creation of industry guidance for Good Informatics Practices used by life science companies, from startups to major pharmaceutical companies.
Greg regularly serves as chair, speaker and leader of interactive workshops at major industry events in the U.S., Asia, and Latin America. Recent workshops have focused on digital transformation of medtech companies, developing a next-generation patient engagement platform and competitive intelligence strategy planning for a new product launch.

Héctor Sobrino

Héctor Sobrino

Director of Health Services and Transformation, AXA Insurance Mexico

Héctor is currently Health Services Director for AXA Insurance in Mexico. He is responsible for the operation of the Major Medical Expense Insurance Products, as well as Managing Director of AXA Salud. Previous to AXA he was Managing Director of Advance Medical, a startup distributor of Medical Innovations in Latin America. 

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He has over 20 years of business management experience at all levels of an organization within large healthcare related corporations.  Within the Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices Industries, he has worked with Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer and Sanofi in very diverse roles ranging from Marketing & Sales, Business Development, Strategic Planning, Mergers & Acquisitions and Deputy General Manager, among several other.
Humberto Javier Potes González

Humberto Javier Potes González

General Manager, Consorcio Mexicano de Hospitales (CMH)

Bachelor and specialty in Business Administration, with experience in administration of health sector organizations since 1985. Founder and Director of the Mexican Hospital Consortium, the largest private hospital group in the country with 40 hospitals in 37 cities, and SumarSalud, the first private health system in Mexico. Founding Partner of the Iberian-Latinamerican Health League (LILAS in Spanish), formed by the representatives of the main hospital associations of Argentina, Brazil and Colombia, having as objective the beneficial cooperation between the different institutions. Currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Mexican Foundation for Health – FUNSALUD. Technical Coordinator of the Health Commission of the Coordinating Council Business (CCE). Speaker at national and international conferences on issues related to business, operation, quality and efficiency of companies in the health sector.

Ignacio Perrone

Ignacio Perrone

Research Manager, Information & Communication Technologies Latin America, Frost & Sullivan

Industry expert with more than 15 years of experience in the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) sector. Perrone currently serves as Digital Transformation Industry Manager at Frost & Sullivan in Latin America, with an expertise that encompasses Telecom and IT services, IoT vertical markets, enterprise mobility, M2M and VAS. In addition to its client-facing role, Perrone also participates in the most important events in the region as speaker, moderator and panelist, and contributes to Latin American and international media vehicles with articles and industry-related statements. Prior to this role, Perrone worked for Logicalis (Argentina), AIM (Argentina), the Yankee Group (USA) and Pyramid Research (USA). Perrone holds a BA in Sociology from the University of Buenos Aires, a Master’s Degree in Economic Sociology from UNSAM (Buenos Aires), and an MBA from the Di Tella University (Buenos Aires).

Isabel Romo

Isabel Romo

Diversity Engagement Partner – Mexico, IBM

Isabel Romo is currently responsible for talent attraction, retention and development strategies for diverse groups in IBM Mexico; ensuring equal opportunities and growth through skills, potential and competencies of the participants, always in an inclusive work space.

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Isabel joined to IBM in 2010 and has held different roles within the Human Resources area. She began her career in Learning, and later joined the Recruitment and Selection team; being in charge in the last year of the executive search for Latin America. Her experience in these diverse roles allowed her to become a Human Resources professional, always ensuring that the recruitment processes was giving equal opportunities to women, people with disabilities, members of the LGBT community and the talent from different generations.

With a trajectory of 9 years dedicated to equity and human rights – started during her university studies -, Isabel has a history of collaboration with the Telethon Foundation, Mentor Place, SoñarDespierto, as well as in her alma Mater Anahuac University, in projects such as ASUA Construye, and Mano Amiga.

Isabel has a degree in Organizational Psychology and has a Diploma in Social Responsibility, both from the Universidad Anáhuac,

Isabel Suárez Lozano

Isabel Suárez Lozano

Principal, Heidrick & Struggles (Mexico)

Isabel Suarez is a principal in Heidrick& Struggles’ Mexico City office and a member of the global Technology Practice. She has more than 25 years of experience with global technology companies, providing thought leadership and contributing to the enhancement of talent management and leadership capabilities.

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Prior to joining Heidrick& Struggles, Isabel was CHRO for SAP Mexico, where she was responsible for developing and executing high-quality projects integrating client needs, strategic business goals, and financial objectives while building and maintaining partnerships with key decision makers. She provided strategic leadership for the company’s HR digital-transformation strategy.

Before joining SAP, Isabel had a long career with IBM, where she held multiple positions as a strategy manager, enterprise marketing manager for Latin America, talent—learning and diversity—manager, HR business partner, and retail store solutions brand manager, among others.

Isabel has been an active member of and mentor for diversity activities and led the Women Diversity Network for IBM Mexico.

Isabel has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Anahuac University and a diploma degree in strategic marketing management from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM); she also completed the top management program at the IPADE Business School. Isabel is fluent in both English and Spanish.

Jose Alfredo Garcia de La Torre

Jose Alfredo Garcia de La Torre

Leader Watson IoT, Mexico, IBM de Mexico

With more than 15 years of experience in sales, operations and technologies contributing to the achievements of the organizational goals ENM, through the implementation of profitable projects that generate measurable benefits focused on the operational improvement of different Industries and productive sectors, using industry models based on best practices that support the processes, that apply to the organizations as well as the implementation of strategies focused to the continuous improvement. Consultant in process improvement for the implementation of business assets management systems in different industries and implementing industry models such as Industry 4.0. and internet strategies of things.

Juana Ramirez

Juana Ramirez

Chief Executive Officer, Soluciones Hospitalarias Integrales (SOHIN)

Founder and director of “Soluciones Hospitalarias Integrales (Sohin)”. Recently, she was included in the list of the 30 Business Promises of Forbes 2016, and has also been selected by the global accelerator Endeavor as a high-impact entrepreneur and winner of the annual Ernest and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2015, in the category of a developing company.

Juan Antonio Cepeda

Juan Antonio Cepeda

Strategy and Planning Director, Cisco Mexico

Juan Cepeda has more than 20 years of experience in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), focused on the Mexican and Latin American markets. He has worked as Director of Technological Transformation in the government and as Senior Consultant in the ICT industry. He is an engineer in electronics and communications, graduated from the Tec de Monterrey and has completed a Master’s degree with the Dual Degree in Technology Management by Carnegie Mellon and the Tec de Monterrey.

Karla Arnaiz

Karla Arnaiz

Executive Director, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Karla has joined the company in May 2015 as HR country head for Mexico and regional head of Diversity and Inclusion. Recently her role was extended to cover the Talent management in LATAM and Canada. She’s part of the JPMorgan Mexico Management Committee and will be giving support to all LOB’s. She has over 20 years of experience in HR financial industry. She is Chairman of the HR Council for Foreign Banks in Mexico City and represents them into Mexican Banks Association HR Council.
Industrial and Systems Engineer, specialist in International Business from the Instituto Tecnologico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (TEC) State of Mexico Campus, 1994 Class. She has a Postgraduate Degree in Executive MBA, from the University of Texas in Austin and the Instituto Tecnologico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (TEC) Mexico City Campus, Class 2000. Married with two kids.

Lorena Isla

Lorena Isla

Managing Director, Mexico, Frost & Sullivan

Lorena serves as Frost & Sullivan’s Managing Director in Mexico and Head of the Latin American Mobility practice. Her expertise covers the regional Automotive & Transportation markets, New Mobility Strategies and Mega Trends. Isla’s know-how lies in conducting thorough market analysis and development of forecasts within the Latin American automotive landscape, as well as managing and executing strategic growth consulting projects.

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She is actively interacting with companies across Latin America focusing on the Aftermarket, Urban Mobility, Industry Convergence and Mega Trends. Lorena also contributes to media and international publications like Forbes, Ward’s Auto etc. with articles and expert views. Lorena graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM).   
Lorena Maqueo

Lorena Maqueo

Human Resources Director Mexico LAD, Sherwin-Williams Mexico

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Luis Antonio Márquez

Luis Antonio Márquez

Director Center for Innovation and Corporate Entrepreneurship campus Santa Fe, EGADE Business School

Dr. Márquez received the Fulbright scholarship for best government practices of the United States Department of State. Currently, Luis Antonio hosts a weekly radio program to promote entrepreneurship in Mexico called Escala 91.7 FM.

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On the corporate front, Luis Antonio Márquez Heine has served as Managing Director in Mexico de Bricapital, private equity firm specialized in sectors such as real estate and hospitality. He has also been the General Director of the Mexican Association of Private Capital, promoting the development of private capital industry in Mexico. He has also worked in the public sector as National Coordinator of Planning and Foresight, the Presidency of the National Council for Culture and Arts (2002-2003). Luis Antonio Márquez Heine is and has been a member of the Board of Directors of several companies including HotelesMision, Serfimex, ExitusNomina, Big Bang, GC Capital, among others. It also participates on the boards of investment for venture capital projects for Conacyt as a member of the Evaluation Committee of the Fund for Technological Innovation (FIT). He has also been involved in five philanthropic projects that include the way Camino a Casa Foundation and the Heritage Office of the Public Charity. In addition to his academic and managerial roles at the EGADE Business School, Luis Antonio Márquez Heine has been Professor of Law and Economics at Universidad Iberoamericana.
Mariano Kimbara

Mariano Kimbara

Senior Industry Analyst Industrial Group, Frost & Sullivan

Mariano leads Frost & Sullivan’s Services 2.0 Program initiative under the North American Industrial Business Unit. He tracks trends and markets around IIoT connected services value-proposition across various operational technology asset classes. In the future context of Industry 4.0, he helps organizations analyze the concept of migration from selling products to product-as-a-service and performance.  He focuses on next generation services, new business models, monitoring and analyzing emerging trends, innovation and market behavior, while simultaneously fulfilling customized consulting engagements and leading global research studies.

Mario Augusto Correa Martínez

Mario Augusto Correa Martínez

Chief Economist, Scotiabank Mexico

29 years of experience as an Economist. Vast experience as a speaker of economic issues and commentator on the media.

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  • External Sector Analyst, at the General Direction of Economic and Social Policy, Ministry of Budget (Now disappeared) 1987
  • Chief of the Forecasting and Estimation Department at the General Direction of Hacienda Planning, Ministry of Finance 1989
  • Deputy Director of Macroeconomic Analysis, General Direction of Hacienda Planning, Ministry of Finance 1990
  • Macroeconomic Professor, ITAM. 1991
  • Research Associate, Analysis and Economic Research Center (CAIE-ITAM). 1992
  • Economic Research Manager and Deputy Director of the Economic Research Department of Scotiabank Mexico. 1994
  • Deputy Director of Economic Research and Money Market Analysis, Inverlat Casa de Bolsa. 1996
  • Invited Columnist of the newspaper “El Financiero” 2010-2011
  • On 2016 Mario starts its Youtube channel: “Economía en Breve” where he post a weekly comment on the most relevant issues for the Mexican economy.
Amb. Mario Chacón Carrillo

Amb. Mario Chacón Carrillo

Head of Global Business Promotion Unit, ProMéxico

He leads ProMéxico efforts regarding the attraction of foreign direct investment and coordinates the activities of the national and overseas offices from this institution. He has a professional career spanning more than 35 years in the public and private sector, always committed to Mexico´s growth.

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Within the public sector, he participated in the process of design, lobbying, and negotiation of the Economic Partnership, Political Coordination and Cooperation Agreement between Mexico and the European Union, as well as Mexico’s entry as Permanent Observer to the European Council. He also participated in the incorporation of Mexico to the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation mechanism (APEC). Amb. Chacon has extensive experience in the promotion of Mexico abroad. He served as Ambassador to the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and to the Republic of Colombia. He was Chief of Mission in Washington and Brussels, as well as in the representation to the European Union, Kingdom of Belgium, and Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. He was Consul General in Toronto, Director General of Economic Relations with Europe and Multilateral Economic Organizations, and Economic Counsellor in Germany and Japan. 
Marisol Menendez

Marisol Menendez

Americas Senior Field Marketing Engineer, National Instruments

Marisol Menendez has a BSc degree in Mechatronics Engineering from Universidad Anahuac and University of Queensland. She is currently leading the field marketing team In Latin America. With over 8 years of experience in different areas of the company, she is responsible of serving the LATAM region as a business partner to the sales team. Her main objective is to aid the region to become the fastest growing in the Americas.

She started her professional carrier as the youngest female engineer in the Application Engineering Department in National Instruments. During that time, she specialized in data acquisition technologies and automated test, obtained LabVIEW certifications and delivered multiple training sessions with focus on test, instrumentation, radiofrequency and communication Systems.

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Later, she took over a regional field sales position in Central and Southern Mexico where she had direct contact with technology users in industry and academia, allowing her to learn about the challenges Mexican engineers face in the development of systems.

After her years in sales, she took on a new challenge by positioning as a Sr.Technical Marketing Engineer for RF and Test in Americas, being accountable for guiding the strategy to achieve adoption of its technologies in the automotiveand consumer electronics industries. Recently, in 2018, she took over a management role as the LATAM Field Marketing Manager. Based in Mexico City she continues seeking excellence and customer success by supporting them to accelerate innovation, productivity and development.

Oliver Rosenthal

Oliver Rosenthal

Head of BMWi Mexico & Latin America, BMW

Oliver is leading the „BMWi / e-Mobility“ team at BMW Group Latin America. This includes responsibility for the Subbrands BMWi, iPerformance, ChargeNow and covering a 360° approach to drive Brand Awareness and Market Penetration of E-Mobility.

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With his team, Oliver is running charging-infrastructure development projects, new market entries and enablement for e-mobility. Since 2016, the rollout of 5 countries & > 25 dealerships in Mexico has been completed. His team´s responsibility include new business models, sales & marketing BMWi / iPerformance, among others, sales force support & guidance as well as Formula E race activations in the region.

Previously, Oliver held a leadership role in Global Sales Development & Steering at BMW Group´s HQ in Munich where he was the responsible manager for Top Management decision circles as well as revision of the Group´s Hybrid Sales Strategy.
Before that, Oliver held different functions in the Group´s Finance Division since 2008 being part of Group Controlling and Corporate Finance where he represented BMW and German industry as advisor to the German and UK Finance Ministry, EU Commission & Parliament.
Oliver joined BMW Group as part of a global corporate trainee program in 2003 where he gained experience in in Corporate Controlling, Corporate Communications, Marketing, Sales Steering, Corporate Strategy & Network Development Latin America.

He completed his dual degree within top 5% of his class graduating from ESB Business School (GER) and Lancaster University Management School (UK) with exchange to Universidad de Barcelona (ES) as Diplom Betriebswirt focusing on Finance, Accounting, Management Consulting & Strategy.
Currently, Oliver is living in Mexico City. He was born in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Omar Zanela

Omar Zanela

Access Committee Coordinator, AMID, Health Economics & Market Access - Senior Manager, Johnson & Johnson

Medical devices industry expert with 12 years of experience in the healthcare sector. Omar is currently the coordinator of the Access Committee at the Asociación Mexicana de Industrias Innovadoras de Dispositivos Médicos (AMID), while also serving as the Health Economics & Market Access lead at Johnson & Johnson Medical México (J&J).

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His expertise areas are market access, health economics & reimbursement, value-based healthcare and innovation. He is currently participating in the Social Intrapreneurship Program (J&J), an international & multidisciplinary effort to address tuberculosis challenges at India, while also being a TEDxJNJ speaker. Founder member of ISPOR’s Mexican Chapter and previously a collaborator at AstraZeneca pharmaceuticals as Pharmacoeconomics Coordinator, Omar is an Economist from Tec de Monterrey (Mexico), holds a Master’s Degree in Economics from Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas CIDE (Mexico), a Master’s Degree in Finance from Tec de Monterrey (Mexico), and is a PhD candidate in Innovation & Social Responsibility at Universidad Anáhuac (Mexico).

Patricia Pellicer

Patricia Pellicer

Former Latin America Human, Resources Director, McGraw-Hill Education

Patricia Pellicer is an HR professional who has partnered, for more than 25 years, working for American and European companies, empowering people to help companies succeed their financial goals. Basically, she has worked for pharmaceutical, financial and publishing industries. Patricia has obtained a good knowledge of Latin America countries, being responsible for more than 15 countries all over the continent.

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In her last position she led global HR projects in countries such as India, Australia, AsiaPac, Canada and the US. Patricia has invested part of her professional career focusing in diversity and inclusion programs,such as “Wins”, Women International Networking Services, Development of  Global Coaching Programs and Transgender Programs, this last one implemented in Mexico City. She has a certification issued by The Coaching Institute based in Santa Barbara California and has spent many hours coaching executives within the organization. She has dedicated much of her time to empower and develop sales teams,contributing to the growth of the organizations and navigated through difficult times where EBITDA numbers had to be met with priority.

Patricia is a strong believer that good leaders who attract diverse talents and develop their people can take the organizations to the next level in their history.

Raúl Alarcón

Raúl Alarcón

LATAM Strategy Leader, Honeywell Technology Solutions

Raul leads the strategy for Honeywell Technology Solutions in Latin America,turning new ideas into value added solutions, recognizing innovation capability as a critical enabler for success, building innovation capability, developing new skills & challenging the original thinking.

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Leading the implementation of the Innovation process with the interaction of marketing, sales and engineering. Identifying LATAM customer needs and designing local connected solutions that will add value to regional customers.

While identifying the LATAM business opportunities prepare the HTS engineering team to have the right technical capabilities through training, project assignments and mentoring. To be ready to address the local technology requirements.

Ensuring collaboration with local Universities, Technology partners and startups: for talent attraction, joint research and shared infrastructure.

His professional experience before Honeywell includes diverse leading positions in marketing, product management and automation engineering in companies like Emerson, ABB and Mafrinsa. With LATAM scope on Automations solutions that increased energy efficiency and customer’s productivity.

Raul holds an Electronics degree by Puebla’s Autonomous University, a Master Degree in Innovation for Business Development by Tecnologico de Monterrey University, a postgraduate in commercial strategy by ITAM and a postgraduate in accelerating growth by IPADE.

Renato Pasquini

Renato Pasquini

Information & Communication Technologies Research & Consulting Director, Latin America Managing Director, Brazil, Frost & Sullivan

Industry expert with +15 years of experience at large, multi-national companies in the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) sector. Pasquini currently serves as ICT Research and Consulting Director in Latin America, as well as Managing Director in Brazil at Frost & Sullivan.

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In his current role, Pasquini engages with industry stakeholders on strategic projects spanning competitive benchmarking, scenario planning and growth strategies, with a focus on IT, Telecommunications, Digital Transformation within different verticals and Mega Trends (including new business models). He is also a regular speaker and moderator in leading regional and international events, and a contributor to media.
Prior to this role, Pasquini worked for Telefónica and América Móvil subsidiaries in Brazil, with strategic planning and regulation, and for Accenture, with management consulting for ICT companies. Mr. Renato Pasquini holds a BA and Master’s Degree in Business Administration from EAESP-FGV, a Post-Graduation in Economic Law by GVLaw and in Telecommunications Business. 
Rita Ragazzi

Rita Ragazzi

Research and Consulting Leader – Transformational Health Latin America, Frost & Sullivan

Rita leads Frost & Sullivan’s Healthcare practice in Latin America, and is responsible for engaging clients in consulting projects and setting the research agenda for the sector. Rita manages research teams covering the following technology areas: Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology, Clinical Diagnostics, Medical Devices, Connected Health Technologies and Healthcare IT.

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She brings 14 years of expertise in the healthcare segment, having worked in most of the healthcare value chain, including clinical practice, operations management, strategic planning and marketing consultancy. Rita’s diverse professional experience in the
healthcare space provides her with a holistic understanding of the Latin American healthcare market and future trends. With a particular focus in Connected Health
and Healthcare-IT convergence, she participates in the most important events in the region as speaker, moderator and panelist, and contributes to media vehicles
with articles and quotes. Rita holds a degree in Odontology from the University of São Paulo (USP) and an MBA in Health Management from Insper University in Brazil. 
Silvia Patricia Mora Castro

Silvia Patricia Mora Castro

National Director of Technology Transfer Offices Network, Tecnológico de Monterrey

Silvia Patricia has 19 years of professional and academic experience at Tecnológico de Monterrey and currently leads the Network of Technology Transfer Offices conformed by 5 Regional TTOs in different campuses and 1 National TTO. Has been founder of the National Association of Technology Transfer Offices in Mexico, where participates as President and also is an active member of International Associations as AUTM (Association of University Technology Managers) and LES (Licensing Executives Society).

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Silvia Patricia is also a founder member of the Intellectual Property Committee at Tecnológico de Monterrey.
Silvia Patricia, has the degrees of Master of Science with Specialization Electronic Engineering (Electronic Systems) by Tecnológico de Monterrey (1998), and the Master of Science in Commercialization of Science and Technology by IC2 at the University of Texas at Austin and CIMAV (2012), is an Engineer of Digital Electronic Systems and has obtained many diplomas of specialization in the field of Industrial Property, Negotiation, Commercialization, and Technology Transfer by the WIPO, AUTM, ADIAT and many other organizations.

Tina Moen

Tina Moen

Deputy Chief Health Officer, IBM Watson Health

Dr. Tina Moen has spent the last 16 years in the healthcare information technology industry providing clinical leadership to colleagues and clients in the US and abroad.   Dr. Moen serves as a Deputy Chief Health Officer with a key focus and leadership role in value-based care, evidence-based medicine and life sciences within IBM Watson Health.   

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Prior to IBM, she was VP of Client Strategy for Health Language, part of Wolters Kluwer Health.  In this role, she collaborated with clients to identify their terminology needs and worked to deliver a solution to “unlock” data and drive semantic interoperability across the enterprise.  Previously, Tina worked at Truven Health Analytics in a variety of roles.  She served as the VP of Provider Analytics, leading a team of data scientists and researchers responsible for creating/maintaining data and methodologies.  As Chief Clinical Officer for the Truven Provider business, Tina was responsible for clinical leadership for the clinical evidence and intelligent evidence product lines.  Tina led and contributed to a team of clinicians responsible for communicating the value proposition of Micromedex Solutions in domestic and international markets.  In addition, she led the Truven editorial staff, who are responsible for creating/maintaining content for evidence-based medicine solutions, including drug, disease, toxicology, patient education and surveillance solutions.

Dr. Moen received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Creighton University.  Prior to moving into the healthcare information technology industry, she worked as a clinical pharmacist in the specialty areas of pediatrics, home healthcare, HIV, and organ transplantation.

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