Our Insightful & Visionary Speakers
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.
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
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.
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.
Innovation, Diversity and Inclusion, Ministry of Economy
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Product Senior Manager, Qualcomm
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.
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.