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Each year we seek for the people who, because of their education, work or projects, can provide an interesting point of view to the discussion and the learning we want to allow through the conference.
We strive to contact the most relevant speakers in each of the topics for the edition and through them enrich the experience of each one of the participants. If you have any suggestion, don’t hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
The following are the speakers for the last edition:
Adrián is a public accountant and has been working for Unilever since 1991. He held positions as Finance Director and Supply Chain Director for Unilever River Plate. He was later appointed General Manager at Unilever Paraguay. After the experiences in Supply Chain and General Management for 8 years, he came back to the Finance function and he is currently the Vice-President Finance, Unilever Latin America, based in Buenos Aires.
Agustín is an Industrial Engineer and self-taught visual artist. He is one of the SABF founders. He is also a exhibited artist with focus on ecology who painted murals in Buenos Aires, Miami & California. Co-Founder at Nexton, a startup specialized in top remote tech talent.
Alejandro graduated from Universidad de Buenos Aires with a major in economics. Alejandro is an activist and cryptocurrency specialist. He is part of several programs promoting entrepreneurship like Argentina Emprende, led by the Argentinian government. Alejandro presented the topics mentioned in several international conferences.
Bill is an academic, pharmacist, investor and entrepreneur with more than 8 years of experience in international education and business. He has founded 3 companies including ODEM.IO and was a combat engineer in the United States Marine Corps for 6 years.
Cecilia is a physicist graduated from Instituto Balseiro in Argentina. She then studied Nuclear Engineering at the University of London and earn a doctorate in engineering from University of Karlsruhe. She is a researcher in several centers like the National Commission of Atomic Energy in Argentina and the Atomic Center Karlsruhe in Germany. She has 14 international publications, 3 patents and several works written in the industry. She was awarded the Konex Award 2013 in Science and Technology.
Christoff has worked at United Airlines since 1992. Throughout his life, he has lived in five different countries. He has an MBA from Kellogg School of Management from Northwestern Univerisity. He is a member of the board of directors of the Cámara de Compañías Aéreas de Argentina and a member of the board of AmCham.
He directs his own consulting firm specialized in strategy and M&A. He worked at Hermes Management Consulting, McKinsey & Company, Coca-Cola and Siemens. He is an electronic engineer from ITBA and has a Master in Management of Technology from the Sloan School of Management (MIT). Diego will participate as moderator in the debates during the first day, allowing to intertwine the different perspectives that will be developed during the plenaries.
He is a National Public Accountant from the UBA, with postgraduate studies in Virgina University, USA, and has solid knowledge and experience in strategic planning and team leadership. He has worked in Quilmes Industrial in Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay. In the present, he is the President of ABMauri Latin America and Chief Operating Officer of CALSA Argentina.
Felix is research scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development and the Harding Center for Risk Literacy. As a cognitive psychologist, he is interested in research on how people think, how to communicate probabilistic events and how to reduce uncertainty, through risk literacy, in order to improve decision-making.
Director of the Master in International Trade Relations at the National University of Tres de Febrero (UNTREF) and Professor at the Bicentennial Program EPOCA (Escuela de Posgrado Ciudad Argentina) - Salvador’s University (USAL); Member of the Executive Committee of the Argentine Council for International Relations (CARI). Member of the Evian Group Brains Trust.
Fernán is a general doctor and has a master’s degree on Government and Health Systems Direction. He is the Strategic Planning vicedirector at the Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires and is a member of the International Academy of Health Sciences Informatics. He works at Health Systems Management and Health Informatics and he was the one who led the digitalization of the hospital’s documents.
Ignacio is an International Law attorney (UBA). He is studying to get a master’s degree on International Relations. He has a diploma on Advanced Studies on Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law (Washington College of Law, American University). He currently works at the Comisión del Migrante de la Defensoría General de la Nación (Argentina), is a research member at the Red Sudamericana para las Migraciones Ambientales (Brasil) and is a member of the Grupo Joven del Consejo Argentino para las Relaciones Inernacionales.
Jaime has a degree in business administration from the Universidad Católica Argentina. He has several post-graduate degrees from IDEA, IAE and Oxford University. He is the co-founder of the Red Argentina de Banco de Alimentos (Argentinian food bank network).
Jen is founder and owner of Enabling The Future, a website dedicated to sharing the open-source designs and stories from a global community of volunteers who are creating free 3D printed hands and arms for those who were born disabled or who have lost a body part.
Joaquín is an attorney and was the cofounder of the Comisión de Recursos Humanos at the Asociación Dirigentes de Empresa. He is a member of the Comisión Directa and the Comité Ejecutivo at the Asociación de Recursos Humanos de la Argentina. In 2002 he started Joaquín Sorondo & Asociados, that gives counseling on human relations, leadership and strategy to different companies. He also founded INICIA, which aims to promote entrepreneurship in Argentina.
Jon is the Executive Director of Linux International, an association of computer users who wish to support and promote the Linux Operating System. Jon started his career in commercial computing in 1969, where he worked as a programmer, systems designer, systems administrator, product manager, technical marketing manager, educator and consultant. He is currently the CEO of OptDyn and he advocates open source software.
Juan worked for 12 years at the Argentinian Central Bank, 3 years in private banking and the last 18 years at PRISMA, a company dedicated to the development of platforms for processing payment methods. Juan has always worked in the field of cyber security.
Liqun has a Ph.D in economics from the University of Pekin and has been a full professor at the same university since 2009. Her research fields include: history of economic thought, history of western investment theory, among others. She has received numerous awards like the Citibank Prize for Excellent Teaching.
Manuel is a lawyer, professor at the Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad de Buenos Aires, president of Proyecto Educar 2050 and a member of the REDUCA Council (net of Latin American organizations to improve education in Latin America). He was vice president at Aerolíneas Argentinas. He has written three books and numerous articles in Argentina and around the world.
Marcela is a consultant in organizational dynamics and career development. Throughout her life, she has been an oil trader for a big oil company, historian, illustrator, professor and director of the MBA at Universidad de San Andrés and Systems manager at a multinational company. She is currently a counselor, postgraduate professor at ITBA and director at Lee Hecht Harrison Argentina, which focuses on talent development and change process in organizations.
Marcelo is a freelance data scientist, member of the Instituto Baikal and CTO of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies. He created and implemented models to predict and optimize the behaviour of individuals and organizations and writes about the economical and political implications of emerging technologies.
Marcos is an Engineer with over ten years of experience in the space industry. His background includes the development of both geostationary telecommunication satellites and earth observation spacecrafts. He helped to set up the Space Business Development Department and later among his entrepreneurial spirit he funded his very own company Skyloom, which he currently directs.
María studied civil engineering in the Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina. She worked as Project Manages in the Techint Group and as Corporate Real Estate Manager at the Sociedad Comercial del Plata. She founded and directs BA Planning, a design and architecture firm dedicated to the development of work spaces, focusing on enhancing productivity and efficiency through its thorough planning. María is also part of the Vital Voices mentorship programme, an organization dedicated to building female leadership.
Mateo has studied Industrial Engineering at the Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires and he has worked at Quasar Ventures as a Senior Analyst, collaborating in the process of funding multiples Start Ups. He has opened the operations in Trocafone Argentina and in 2017 co-funded Emi Labs, a platform that uses AI to democratize the possibilities when looking for a job.
Nicolás studied software engineering at Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires, is former co-director of the SABF and a Google Launchpad mentor, a worldwide start up incubator. Currently he is the CFO of Tienda Nube, a company that helps small and medium businesses in Latin America to have their one online store and supports the development of e-commerce in the region. He had a strong management profile, with several years of experience in different areas such as finances, human resources, marketing, business intelligence and technology.
Rick has held senior marketing and sales responsibilities across a wide range of business categories, both domestic and international. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of the American Marketing Association. Rick worked at Midas International and Northwest Airlines. He serves on the advisory boards of Bluewater Marketing and the Lipman Hearne Agency. He is active with arts and charitable organizations.
Rob has more than 30 years of professional experience near the complex and competitive US airline industry. He has been an annual guest lecturer on marketing, strategy, and leadership at dozens of schools worldwide. He is especially fluent in crisis management, having been part of the team that helped to rebuild the American Airlines brand after the September 11, 2001 attacks.
Román is a Venezuelan based in Argentina for 8 years now. He is a systems engineer who graduated at Universidad de los Andes (2002) and Román has a master in System’s Modeling and Simulation. He has worked at IBM for 12 years in IT Consultancy areas. Currently, he is a solution architect with a focus on the banking industry and he works constantly with innovative IBM solutions.
He has a B.A., MA and PhD in Government at Georgetown and a M.T.S. at Harvard. Named one of “America’s Best Professors” by the Princeton Review, a Future Leader of American Higher Education by the Association of Colleges and Universities, and winner of the OZY Educator Award as one of the six most outstanding American educators. Sam has delivered lectures in over 85 countries including at Oxford, Yale, Cambridge, LSE, and Brown. He also serves as the President of the Preparing Global Leaders Foundation. Senior adviser to high ranking officials around the globe and current Director and academic designer of the first english language program on Global Governance and Leadership in the Russian Federation.
Sari would rather take her students outdoors to learn than stay and teach in a traditional classroom environment. She believes that by incorporating physical activity and new forms of functionality and devices into teaching, we can tackle many of today’s challenges in the field of education. She currently works at the International School of Vantaa close to Helsinki, Finland.
Experienced lawyer, HR consultant, teacher and systemic psychologist with an holistic vision that integrates a profound knowledge of human nature, group dynamics and organizations. PhD Candidate in Systemic Innovation at ITBA. Susan thrives to offer her clients and students a stimulating, empathetic vision. Her main goal is to accompany them in discovering, creating and following their own vital pathways with sensitivity and consciousness.
Cultural change and professional development consultant with more than 15 years of experience in global and multicultural projects. Professor of transformational leadership, collaboration and innovation management at ITBA Graduate School. Interested in people, their mindset and practices to accomplish their goals. Leads educational projects in Salta, Port-au-Prince and Gonaïves.
Walter investigates, teaches, writes and gives talks about data divulgation and statistical methods applied to social issues. He has a PhD in Economics from the University of Illinois, he is a titular member of the Academia Nacional de Ciencias Económicas and principal researcher of the CONICET.