Our Insightful & Visionary Speakers

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please contact
Rosemary Winters, Business Development – LATAM
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SPEAKERS

Alejandro Gutiérrez Olvera Cabrales

Alejandro Gutiérrez Olvera Cabrales

Deputy Director Manager of 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.

Alejandro Encinas Nájera

Alejandro Encinas Nájera

Director of the Labor Policy and Institutional Affairs Unit, Secretariat of Labor and Social Welfare (STPS)

Alejandro Encinas Nájera is politologist graduated from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and the Barcelona Autonomous University with a PhD from the Metropolitan Autonomous University in Mexico. Currently, Alejandro Encinas is the director of the Labor Policy and Institutional Affairs Unit of the Secretariat of Labor and Social Welfare (STPS). Previous to his current role, he served as Advisor Coordinator, also in the STPS. Prior to these responsibilities, Alejandro Encinas served as the director general of the Strategic Research Department of the Belisario Domínguez Institute of Mexico’s Senate.

Arantxa Riveros del Castillo

Arantxa Riveros del Castillo

Director of Digital Inclusion Centers, Undersecretary of Communications & Technology Development, Secretariat of Communications and Transportation

Arantxa Riveros has over 8 years experience in the telecom sectors and has served as adviser to the office of Information and Knowledge Society (CSIC) and deputy general director both at the Undersecretary of Communications. Currently, Ms. Riveros serves as Director General of Digital Transformation and Inclusion of the Undersecretary of Communications with the goal of identifying and developing public policy that reduces digital divide in Mexico by promoting the use of information technologies to increase digital inclusion in the country. Arantxa Riveros holds an Economics Bachelor’s Degree from Iberoamericana University.

Carlos Romero

Carlos Romero

Business Development & Channels IBS LATAM, Thales

Carlos Romero has worked in the digital security industry for over 20 years, a career done thru different areas, from manufacturing to software, marketing, innovation and currently business development for digital identity and biometrics areas. He was responsible for the start-up and operation of the first personalization center in Latin America for smart bank and SIM cards. Currently in Thales Group, he works with Integrators, Banks, Airport Operators and Government Entities to create value solutions around new technologies such as Digital Identity, Automatic Document Validation and Facial Recognition. It provides an expert opinion on new technology trends and is a frequent presenter in forums and industry panels both in Latin America and the United States. Romero has a degree in computer systems and studies in mathematics and innovative marketing from ITESM Mexico.

Daniel Casados

Daniel Casados

Innovation, Diversity and Inclusion, Ministry of Economy

Fadlala Akabani Hneide

Fadlala Akabani Hneide

Secretary of Economic Development, Government of Mexico City

Fadlala Akabani Hneide holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology by the National Autonomous University of Mexico, UNAM. Additionally, he also holds postgraduate diplomas in Regional Development and Community Development also by UNAM, as well as Mexico and Global Economic History from Mexico’s Central Bank, Banco de México; Public Administration and Political Analysis from Claustro de Sor Juana and Lower House of Congress, respectively. Mr. Akabani periodically writes articles for the mainstream media, such as La Jornada, El Sol de México and Milenio Diario.

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Fadlala Akabani has ample experience in public and private organizations. Since 2003, he has served as Mayor of Benito Juarez Borough, Director of Development and Assistance of the Mexican Commission of Refugee Assistance, Deputy Director of National Media at the Ministry of the Interior, Director General of Agricultural Support Programs at the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. Previous to his current role, he served as Director General of the Social Development Fund of Mexico City.

Gilberto Vicente

Gilberto Vicente

Director of Cybersecurit, Cisco Mexico

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. Gilberto is passionate about the CyberSecurity Industry and loves the direct interaction with the Digital Society as a whole (Academy, Authorities, Enterprises, Government agencies, NGOs, Specialized 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.

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Gilberto has focused his professional career working for leading Vendors in the IT Industry where he has developed Engineering, Consulting, Sales, Channels, Business Development and Strategic Marketing functions. Gilberto is now CyberSecurity Director for Cisco Mexico and he’s founder of the CyberSecurity Innovation Councils for Latin America.
Ignacio Perrone

Ignacio Perrone

Digital Transformation Industry Manager, Frost & Sullivan

Ignacio Perrone is an 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.

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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).
Jaime Martínez Bowness

Jaime Martínez Bowness

Director, EGADE Business Schools

Born in Guadalajara (1978), Jaime completed his high school studies at the Bicultural Program in Tec de Monterrey Campus Guadalajara. After living for a year in Vancouver, he entered the Bachelor’s Program in Political Science at ITAM in Mexico City, where he received the Miguel Palacios Macedo Essay Prize and founded The Political Science Gazette. He worked at the Federal Electoral Institute (now INE) as an advisor to the General Council and later as an advisor in public-private partnerships at SEMARNAT. He was editor of the magazine of the Private Sector Commission for Studies on Sustainable Development and was also a journalist in the business magazine Expansion. After obtaining an MBA degre at Duke University, USA – where he received the 1990 Class Award for Entrepreneurship – he ventured as a full-time entrepreneur in the Mexican education sector.

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Among his achievements are the creation of a chain of preparatory schools for postgraduate admission exams – with three campuses in Mexico City; a successful admissions coaching agency for MBA programs; the Citibanamex Youth of Excellence program, which sends hundreds of students from Mexican public universities to study postgraduate studies abroad; and Fundación Pro Universitaria, A.C., which houses one of the largest university scholarship programs in the country, with 4,000 practitioners a year in 100+ companies and donations. In parallel, he was the leader of the research area on human capital at Mexico’s Center of Research for Development (CIDAC) and co-creator and leader of studies on professional competencies such as the National Survey of Competencies CIDAC 2014 and the National Survey of Graduates 2017 and 2018. He has been a columnist and commentator in media such as Forbes, Animal Político, Milenio, Expansion, Bloomberg-El Financiero and Canal 40, and member of various committees and councils. As of 2019 he enters Tecnológico de Monterrey as director of EGADE Business School in Mexico City.
Javier Cordero

Javier Cordero

CEO, Red Hat Mexico

Javier Cordero is one of the most recognized leaders in the IT sector in Mexico. With more than thirty years of experience, Javier joined Red Hat in September 2019 to lead the mexican subsidiary and to continue promoting the adoption of open source technology. Throughout his career, Javier has been passionate about technology and digital transformation. His collaboration in companies such as KPMG Peat Marwick for more than 10 years, Oracle for 21 years, and Digital Transformation Consulting of which he is a founding partner, have allowed him to know and understand the needs and expectations of Mexican companies towards innovation. Cordero has a solid training in strategic planning, corporate and global development.

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He has a degree in Computer Systems and IT from Iberoamericana University and has a diploma in business management from IPADE. He also served as president of the Mexican Association of the Information Technology Industry (AMITI) from 2012 to 2018. Javier enjoys time with his family, he loves reading, exponential thinking and sports – especially the marathon and triathlon.
José Marcel Tam Málaga

José Marcel Tam Málaga

Vice President of Digital Transformation, Softtek

Pepe is an executive with more than 30 years of experience working in consulting companies such as IBM Global Business Services, BearingPoint, KPMG Consulting and has had the opportunity to develop his international career living in 4 countries. Before joining Softtek, from 2012 to 2017 he held the position of CIO and Digital Transformation Director at Tecnológico de Monterrey University. He is a renowned speaker at various international events and is the author and trainer of several executive seminars on Competitive Strategy for Business, Strategy and Management of Customer Experience, Enterprise Architecture, Design Thinking, Digital Business Models and Digital Transformation Strategy and Architecture.

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His current objective is to propose, design and implement the Digital Transformation Agenda for Softtek Customers to improve the experience of its clients and allow them to enjoy the advantages of living in a Digital World. He also leads the Customer Experience Team that identifies people and their journeys through design thinking and also must design services to implement digital experiences through cloud platforms, data science, machine learning, artificial intelligence and algorithms integrating Internet of things, which allow people to enjoy a Connected World 4.0. Pepe holds a Certificate in Leading Digital Transformation & Innovation, from Hasso Plattner Institute & Stanford University, also a master’s degree in business administration from ESAN University and his baccalaureate was in Industrial Engineering from the National Engineering University in Lima, Peru.
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.

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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.
Juan Carlos Prieto Williams

Juan Carlos Prieto Williams

Master of Ceremonies

JC currently is the Founder and Director of Williams Advisers International, a binational strategy advisory firm with the mission to drive market entry and expansion in the U.S. and Mexico through business & investment diplomacy, executive PR and market strategies. He has a 15-year career as an international business strategy advisor to the technology, telecom and digital media sectors in both countries.

Juan Gonzalez

Juan Gonzalez

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

Juan serves as Research Director within Frost & Sullivan’s Digital Transformation business unit. González has over 12 years of experience in the industry, his know-how lies in managing strategic consulting projects and regional market intelligence studies in the Information & Communications Technology field, as well as monitoring emerging trends, technologies and market dynamics.

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He particularly focuses on the impact of Digital Transformation on different vertical markets such as Financial Services, Enterprise Communications and Telecommunications. González was recognized as Associate Fellow in 2015, as part of Frost & Sullivan’s Fellowship Program. Furthermore, he was ranked in the Top 50 official list of most influential Executives in Nearshoring Outsourcing in 2010 and 2011, according to Nearshore Americas. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science (Cum laude) and a Master’s Degree in International Economic Relations from the University of Buenos Aires (Argentina).
Karina Alarcón

Karina Alarcón

Partner Development Manager, Google Assistant Mexico

Karina Alarcón is part of the partnerships team for the Google Assistant for Mexico and Spanish-speaking LATAM. Karina joined Google end of 2012, and in her current role as a Partner Development Manager, she is in charge of alliances to make our Assistant product as relevant as possible for users in Latin America. She firmly believes in data-driven marketing strategies and in the power of stories to build brands.

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She also belongs to Women @Google, a Google group lead by women to inspire and educate women around the world; they currently give Google product trainings and basic marketing for women entrepreneurs. Karina Alarcón studied Marketing at the Universidad Cristobal Colon. The previous year before graduation, she got a scholarship to Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico DF. Since 2007, she has been working in Digital Advertising, first from the Media Agency point of view @ Universal McCann; and later on, as a digital producer and creative planner at BNN, a Social & Digital Agency.

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.

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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. 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).  
María Ramírez Cabrera

María Ramírez Cabrera

Director of Compliance, Telefónica Móviles México

María Ramírez is the Compliance Officer at Telefónica Movistar, responsible for ensuring compliance with current legislation, internal regulations and the observance of the best ethical and business practices at the National level; ensuring integrity and taking care of the company’s reputation. She holds a Law Degree from the Technological University of Mexico, has a Specialty in Civil Law from the Pan American University and has obtained in 2018 the Certificate as Compliance Officer in regards to the prevention of operations with resources of illicit origin and financing of terrorism, issued by the National Banking and Securities Commission. Within Telefónica, she served 7 years as Head of Labor Relations and has worked in companies such as Toyota, Manpower Group.

Raúl Alarcón

Raúl Alarcón

Sr. Engineering Manager, Honeywell Technology Solutions

Raul leads an international engineering team that enables the fast-growing trend of e-commerce in North-America by solving the toughest technology challenges in Automated Supply Chain. Leveraging on the latest technology, Agile principles and Top Talent; to drive the Innovation engine that will make the Future of connected distribution centers.

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Additional to his engineering responsibilities, Raul is the HTS LATAM Local Innovation Ecosystem Leader: Ensuring collaboration with local Universities, Technology partners and startups: for talent attraction, joint research and shared infrastructure, to enable Honeywell’s LATAM 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. His professional experience before Honeywell includes diverse leading positions in marketing, product management and engineering in companies like Emerson, ABB and Mafrinsa. Raul holds an Electronics degree by Puebla’s Autonomous University and a Master Degree in Innovation for Business Development by “Tecnologico de Monterrey” University.
Ricardo Anaya

Ricardo Anaya

Product Senior Manager, Qualcomm

Richard Sear

Richard Sear

Partner & SVP: Visionary Innovation, Frost & Sullivan

As a Partner & Senior Vice President for Innovation Leadership at Frost & Sullivan Richard Sear oversees multiple functions with a mission to drive growth for our clients. Richard’s primary function is leading our Visionary Innovative Group, a team of global consultants that are focused on understanding how future transformative developments will impact the various markets we work in, tomorrow’s consumers and clients we serve. His approach is grounded in research, taking key developing indicators to more credibly assess what the future will bring us.

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In his role Richard has worked with some of the world’s leading companies such as GE, Intel, Henkel, Agilent, Schneider, Dover, Verizon and many more. Before taking his current role in 2009, Richard served as Vice President of Corporate & Executive Development for Frost & Sullivan. His work covered all aspects of learning and development which focused on corporate education. In this role Richard drove the alignment of strategic initiatives within our clients’ workforce. This led to significant experience consulting with Fortune 500 companies on successful implementations in marketing, sales, product management and research development, to name a few.
Veronica Lumbreras

Veronica Lumbreras

Vice President, Genesys Mexico

Veroncia holds a degree in Business Administration and Management from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. She has more than 17 years of experience in the world of information technologies, helping companies in Europe and America in their journey to digital transformation. She’s an expert in digitalization, AI, cloud and digital marketing, and is passionate about innovation and the new ways in which the consumer and the brand interact.

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