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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.
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.
Senior Industry Analyst Industrial Group, Frost & Sullivan
Mariano leads Frost & Sullivan’s Program initiative Services 2.0 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.
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 DigitalTransformation 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.
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.
LAST YEAR’S SPEAKERS
Alberto Lira Núñez
Chief Human Resources Officer, Marinsa Oil & Gas
Bio is forthcoming.
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.
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.
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.
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%.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Human Resources Director Mexico LAD, Sherwin-Williams Mexico
Bio is forthcoming.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.