Speakers
José Ramón Valente Vias
Minister of Economy, Development and Tourism
Chile Government

José Ramón Valente Vías (Santiago, September 15, 1962) is an economist from the University of Chile (1985) and MBA from the University of Chicago (1988). He has been an advisor and director of Chilean and foreign companies, as well as a columnist in various media. He was an academic of Economics and International Finance, at the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Chile and professor of the Gabriela Mistral University. In the last two decades he has actively participated in public policy discussions regarding the economy and especially the capital market. Advised the governments of presidents Eduardo Frei and Ricardo Lagos on reforms to the capital market. He was a consultant for the Inter-American Investment Corporation of the IDB and director of the SEP, Public Companies System of the holding company of the State, between 2012 and 2014. José Ramón Valente has expressed his economic and social vision in some publications as author and co- author of the books: "The 4 long years of the New Majority" (2017) "The Rebellion of the Common Sense" (2015) and "The Story of a Dream" (2011).

Fernando Barraza
Director of the Internal Tax Services
Chile

Industrial Civil Engineer and Computer Engineering from the University of Santiago de Chile, Master in International Tax Administration from the Institute of Fiscal Studies of Spain and Diploma in Executive Development ESE Business School.
Consultant of international organizations and academic. Has advised governments and tax administrations on strategies and innovation processes. He has been professor of the Magister in Technologies and Management of the Faculty of Engineering of the Universidad Catolica of Chile and of Management of e-Business of the Faculty of Economic and Administrative Sciences of the Universidad de Chile. He has developed professional functions in public and private companies.
He has been recognized as one of the 50 most innovative characters, highlighted in the Book Innovación Made in Chile 2006; CIO in 2007 in the category “Impact of IT in Business” by CETI-UC and one of the “25 IT Managers of Latin America 2001”. Co-author of the book “Chile 2.0” edited by Fundación Chile in 2008 and author of the study “The Electronic Invoice as an Instrument for Controlling Taxpayers Obligations in Latin America”, published by IEF España 2009.

Osvaldo Manríquez
Senior Solution Consultant
Genesys

Osvaldo is a Computer Engineer from the Universidad Tecnológica Metropolitana and a Diploma in Information Technology Project Management from the Federico Santa María Technical University.

He currently serves as Senior Solution Consultant - MCLA Region in Genesys. Previously, he worked as Assistant Manager, Engineering and Presales in e-Business Distribution (eBD Chile), was Manager of Engineering and Development in NESS, Project Manager in Principal Financial Group, and Project Engineer in Datasoft Software Solutions.

Florencia Scandale
HR Director
Microsoft Argentina

Florencia is a Senior HR Director with more than twenty years of diverse professional experience in sales, human resources, and as a corporate executive in Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Venezuela, and México. She also worked as Latin America regional lead in many projects and mergers. This background gives her great insight into opportunities and challenges of business leaders of large and small companies across industries.
As Human Resources Lead for Microsoft, Johnson & Johnson, Merck Sharp & Dohme and Lacoste she was responsible for human resources strategy. During her time there, she led digital transformation (modern work place, build capabilities, data & analytics, new collaboration systems), talent programs, cultural changes, new organization design, benefits and compensation, labor relations, and conflict resolution.
She holds a bachelor of arts degree in human resources from the University of Buenos Aires, completed a program on negotiation at Harvard University and holds a external coaching program certification from Columbia University. She is fluent in Spanish and English and resides in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Sebastian Foldvary
HR Country Manager
IBM Chile

He has more than 12 years of experience in the Human Resources area. Postgraduate in Strategic Management of Human Resources and Master Business Administration with orientation in Human Resources, University of San Andrés. Argentina. He has held leadership positions in HR both local and regional within IBM. Since 2015 he is a lecturer in Chambers of Industry and Universities in Chile and Argentina. Currently teaches classes in the postgraduate course in Executive Education at Torcuato Di Tella University in Argentina in the HR Business Partner Executive. He is also a member of the AMCHAM Talent Committee.

Diego Martin Crespo
Director Regional de Recursos Humanos
Red Hat

Diego is the Regional Director of Human Resources at Red Hat since 2017, and has more than 20 years of experience in HR in different global organizations in Latin America. Before Red Hat he was at Zurich Insurance Company Ltd. as Regional Director of Talent & Development for Latin America.
He has a degree in business administration from the University of Buenos Aires (UBA), a master's degree in Human Resources from the University of San Andrés (UDESA) and several international studies and certifications.
He has received several awards during his career, amongst others the Learning in Practice Award given by Human Capital Media in the United States and the Award for Innovative Human Resources Management given by Meta4 Argentina.

Abraham Lepe Sacaan
Digital Marketing Director
Idealatam

Abraham Lepe Sacaan, he has a long time experience for more than eight years, teaching in the digital field in-company, exponent companies such as Chile Digital, CCS and He is Manager of Marketing Digital Agency “IDEALATAM”.

He has helped companies such as Benexia, RE/MAX,Universidad Santo Tomas, Valenzuela & Delarze, Contaline, among others. He provides advice and training about the digital ecosystem in which they are immersed, helping them understand their users/customers, meet their Smart behaviors, interests and applications that users give to new technologies, for which reason the companies must adapt to be able to reach them, developing altogether highly segmented strategies focused on getting new customers able to compete and achieve lead in aglobalized market.

Understanding the global panorama of companies today seeking innovation and adaptation to new technologies, will provide advice and tips that businesses can apply today in your business, this way started a progressive digital transformation, focused on sales, that is measurable,scalable and with immediate results to long term.

Alexis Arancibia
Strategic Engagement Director
GSMA Latin America

Alexis joined the GSMA in July 2005 and is responsible for conducting GSMA LA technology and business-related initiatives. He coordinates operator expert working groups and task forces and helps operators develop industry positions. Alexis also represents the GSMA in international forums such as CITEL and Regulatel and is a key regional spokesperson on roaming issues. Before joining the GSMA, Alexis built a broad experience in business/projects management and productsdevelopment in multinational companies such as Ericsson, Agfa, and BellSouth, with over 15 years’ experience in the telecoms industry. Alexis has a degree in Electronic Engineering and an MBA from the Universidad de Chile. Besides his native Spanish, he speaks fluent English, and effective Portuguese and Italian.

José Ignacio Escobar
General Manager
ACCIONA Energía South America
Chairman of ACERA

José Ignacio Escobar is the General Manager of ACCIONA Energía for South America since 2014. Based in Santiago, he leads business development for Chile, Argentina, Colombia and Peru. ACCIONA Energía is the biggest global energy company operating exclusively in the renewable energy sector, present in over 20 countries on five continents​

Mr. Escobar is Civil Engineer of Industries with Diploma in Electrical Engineering of Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and holds a Master's Degree in Economic Regulation from Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez.

José Ignacio is also the President of the Chilean Association of Renewable Energy (Acera) where he has been collaborating actively since 2008. ACERA´s work is focused on supporting initiatives for the promotion of Non-Conventional Renewable Energies in Chile. He has also been Board Member of the Chilean Association of the Electrical and Electronics Industry (AIE). 

Mr Escobar has been co-founder of several companies related to non-conventional renewable energies, power electronics, energy services and consultancy: Dreamline S.A, Andes Energy S.A, Geotek S.A. and Spin Consulting group. In 2009, Andes Energy incorporated a joint venture company with Irish company Mainstream Renewable Power to develop, build and operate wind and solar power projects in Chile, where he was partner and CEO until 2014.

Pedro Vidal
Manager of the Santiago Intelligent City Plan
CORFO

Computer Engineer of the Technical University Federico Santa Maria, and Magister in Information Technology of the same house of studies.

Their areas of expertise are Smart Cities Projects, social innovation and intelligent transport systems.

Currently, he is the Manager of the Santiago Intelligent Program, a program promoted by CORFO, sponsored by the Intendency of the Metropolitan Region of Santiago and co-sponsored by the Digital Country Foundation.

Previously he also served as coordinator of the Smart Cities Unit of the Ministry of Transport.

Omar Trejo
Director I+D+I
Latinoamérica y el Caribe
ORCASE
Costa Rica

Omar has a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science Management, graduated from Simón Rodríguez National Experimental University from Venezuela, his beginnings in the Telecom area when he worked as a systems development analyst at the Telefonica branch, Atento. Omar get fast specialization in development of IVR applications with Avaya, implementing advanced solutions and integrations for Atento's customers in Venezuela, over the years he has held important positions, managed projects in Europe and Latin America, he have extensive knowledge of cutting-edge technologies , such as Oracle, Java, Avaya, Asterisk, VoIP, Cloud, Mobile, Chatbots and Machine Learning.  With more than +17 years of experience Omar is leading in ORCASE as Director of R & D & I in Latin America and Caribbean, important projects, being the most important related to IoT and its usability in the following verticals: Retail, Agribusiness, Fast Food, Beverages, Public Services, Asset Control and Tracking, among others.

Marco Antonio Muñoz Haag
Partner Founder of Aktion Advisors
Member of the Board of Colgram S.A.

Managing Partner of Aktion Advisors and member of the board of Colgram S.A, who has over 20 years of international experience in talent management and search for senior executives with vast experience in business management. He has collaborated in the transformation and growth of multinational companies, local, private, professional services and start ups. In addition to conducting numerous searches for directors and senior executives, he has led organizational transformation projects in the United States and Latin America. Its focus is to advise boards and top executives in aligning their business strategies with talent and corporate culture, with the goal of building high-performance sustainable teams. Prior to Aktion Advisors, Marco worked in the executive search consulting and talent management as Managing Partner in DHR International for Latin America; as a Senior Client Partner at Korn Ferry International and as a Managing Partner at Heidrick & Struggles in Miami, Mexico and Chile.

Before working in the area of ​​executive search and talent management, Marco was CEO of a wireless operator service provider of mobile telephony in Chile. Previously, he worked at Xerox Chile, where he held various management positions such as Marketing and Sales Director, where he was responsible for the overall development of the business and its commercial management. Marco is an Electronic Engineer from the Federico Santa María Technical University of Chile.

Pamela Gidi
Telecommunications Undersecretary of Chile
SUBTEL

Commercial Engineer from the Catholic University of Chile, MBA from the University of California Los Angeles UCLA and at the London Business School. Since 2016 he worked as Manager of Social Development and New Platforms in National Television of Chile, being in charge of the tvn.cl portals. Previously, for more than three years, he worked as Vice President of Digital Marketing at DirecTV Latin America in New York, being in charge of the digital and commercial strategy for nine Latin American countries. She was also Director of Digital Marketing at DirecTV Chile for more than four years. He has solid experience in executive positions such as HASBRO, FORUM Financial Services, Ford Motor Company, The Walt Disney Company, J.C Penny Company and Unilever, among others. Her career led her to be chosen among the 100 women leaders of Chile, in the years 2014 and 2015, by the newspaper El Mercurio and Mujeres Empresarias.

Luis Felipe Clavel
EV Business Development Manager
NISSAN Latinoamérica

Automotive Engineer from DUOC UC. Experience and knowledge in homologation of light and medium vehicles, national and foreign regulations plus emission certification processes. Product Development and introduction of Electric Vehicles in Chile and Latin America.

He joined Nissan Marubeni in 2012 as Homologation Engineer, holding this position until 2014. In the same year, he started working as Homologation and Government Affairs Supervisor at Nissan Chile, a direct subsidiary of Nissan Motor Corporation.

His functions during this period included: Homologation of vehicles, implementation of Electric Mobility Project (Nissan Leaf, E-NV200), modification and development of new products.

In November 2016, he became Homologation and Business Development Manager, and in November 2017, he was promoted to EV Business Development Manager at Nissan LATAM, being in charge of the implementation of electric vehicles for Latin America and the creation of Alliances.

Aníbal Carmona
Chairman
Argentina´s Software Industry Chambers (CESSI)

Entrepreneur and executive with more than 25 years of experience in the IT market.
Systems Engineer graduated from UNICEN, Tandil, Province of Buenos Aires.
Founder and Partner of Unitech, a technological company with 25 years in the Market.
As CEO of Unitech, Hannibal's focus is on creating, communicating and putting into practice the vision of the organization, mission, and general direction.
Responsible for the knowledge and development of the market in which it operates, works the opportunities for expansion, helps with potential clients, directs the corporate culture, analyzes the new developments of the industry and its standards, establishes alliances with universities and research centers, responsible for the search of new sources of income, the fulfillment of the objectives and the profitability of the company. President of the Argentine Chamber of Software and Computer Services (CESSI). Vice President of the Dr. Manuel Sadosky Foundation. Member of Vistage Argentina, Largest global organization of the CEO. Member of the Information Technology Center of Buenos Aires, Tandil Argentina's Entrepreneurial Computer Chamber, and Founding Member of La Punta - San Luis Computer Park.

Ricardo Ribeiro
Digital Transformation Leader and Cloud Ambassador Latin America & Caribbean
FICO

Digital Strategist. Ricardo Ribeiro joined FICO in 2013 and since then he holds responsibility for sales support of FICO’s decisioning and optimization solutions. For the first 4 years, Ricardo was supporting FICO clients in Europe, Middle East and Africa, contributing to greatly in digital banking initiatives in the region; and currently he is supporting FICO clients in Latin America and the Caribbean region leveraging the gathered knowledge from other regions mostly focused on banking and telco companies.​

Ricardo holds a bachelor degree in Computer Science from the New University of Lisbon in Portugal. Prior to joining FICO, Ricardo worked in a FICO partner in Portugal as a Delivery Manager of decisioning solutions in the banking and insurance industry.

Luis Urzúa

Corporate Business Development Manager

Telefónica - Movistar

Computer Engineer from the University of Chile with 18 years of experience working for Telefonica. His training and career have allowed him to combine the traditional assets of the brand with digital assets, to bring the best of technology to people.

In this same line, an important asset in his career is the vast knowledge he developed regarding systems engineering, information technology, technological design of specific solutions tailored to the client and management of implementation processes, among others.

This has allowed him to lead successfully today, the management of new business opportunities for Telefonica's Business Management. Being responsible for the creation of Security Solutions, Cloud, Data Center, Internet of Things, Communications, Big Data and Mobile Services of the company.

Ezequiel Labari

Head for South Latin America

Digital Supply Chain Center of Excellence

SAP

Head for Latin America South, of the SAP Digital Supply Chain Center of Excellence.
More than 15 years of experience advising companies throughout the Americas, in the improvement of processes, through innovation and incorporation of new technology, on the cycles of Commercial, Industrial and Logistic Planning, Optimization of Advanced Warehouses and Digital Transportation, Incident Management and Industrial Safety, for the Mining, Oil and Gas, Manufacturing, Construction, Mass Consumption and Retail sectors.

Trinidad Inostroza

Director
Public Procurement and Contracting Department ChileCompra

Attorney and Master in Public Law Mention Constitutional Law of the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. Appointed Director of the Purchasing and Public Contracts Department (ChileCompra) by President Michelle Bachelet for her second term, which began on March 11, 2014. Also President of the Inter-American Government Procurement Network (RICG).

Bruno Laurenti

Public Sector Solutions Architect

Amazon Web Services

Bruno works helping clients to define cloud adoption strategies, makes architectures designs that allow solving business problems with innovative technologies seeking to maximize the agility, elasticity, costs and availability of services.

It is focused on the territory of Chile and Argentina in the verticals of education, government and non-profit institutions and provides advice to business partners in the region.

Graduated from Universidad UNLaM Argentina as Computer Engineer with specialization in infrastructure and virtualization, storage and networking technologies.

Paul Pacheco Quintanilla

Energy Efficiency Division
Ministry of Energy

Chile

Paul is a Civil Engineer from the Universidad de Chile, with international certifications in M ​​& V and Energy Management. He is a lover of technology and the applicability of this in engineering solutions, this has driven him to be the founder of various companies in areas of technological innovation, energy and transport.

He currently works as SmartCity Manager, SmartGrid and is one of the executors of the public lighting replacement program of the Ministry of Energy.
Within his professional career, he has experience as a professor and researcher in applied Robotics at the University of Chile, and has participated in various energy management projects for said university and other higher education organizations, as well as in companies in the industry. real estate, Energy, Timber, transport and the public sector.

He was also a mentor of innovation and entrepreneurship, where he has also taught classes and talks on Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Energy Management for both Pre-graduate, Diploma and seminars at the University of Chile.

Marcelo Felman

Senior Technical Evangelist

Microsoft

Marcelo holds a Computer Information Engineering degree from Universidad Argentina de la Empresa (UADE) and is an MBA candidate at Universidad de Chile. His principal discipline is software development based on Artificial Intelligence, Smart Agents and High Scale Data.

He currently works as a Sr. Technical Evangelist for Microsoft Corp and has advised government entities, corporations and hundreds of developers in Spanish speaking Latin America on early adoption of artificial intelligence and new technologies.

Mauricio Cáceres

Sales Solution Architects Manager Chile-Peru

Red Hat

Mauricio Cáceres works as Solution Architect Manager for Chile and Peru, where he leads strategic management for the development of new accounts and strengthens the relationship between Red Hat and its strategic clients.
He has 14 years of experience in software architecture, and in his last 9 years, part of the Red Hat team. He has dedicated several years developing commercial and technical skills for the development of solutions that allow incorporating technology, professional services and training.  All this based on an integral and coherent vision to the needs of each client.
Mauricio has a degree in Applied Engineering from the University of Santiago de Chile, and a degree in Strategy and Business from the University Adolfo Ibáñez . He is constantly keeping up to date. Currently he's taking the Diploma in Directive Skills Management in the same university.

Nancy Ibaceta

Lawyer

Nancy Andrea Ibaceta Muñoz, is a lawyer from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. She has 20 years of experience in labor law, labor litigation and collective bargaining, both for national and multinational companies, especially in the field of mining, energy, industry, logistics, health, and other productive sectors of the country.
Nancy, is ranked among the best lawyers in the country in the labor area, by different international magazines such as; Chambers and Partners, Legal 500-Latin America, Latin Laywer, Best Lawyer and Who is Who.
She has been a panelist in numerous seminars and talks, as well as constantly publishing in various written media. Since 2016 she was a member of EY Law, where she lead the labor area.

Claudio Vargas

Sectorial ICT´s & e-Commerce Director

ProChile

Professional Graduate in December 1999, Commercial Engineer, with academic degree
of Bachelor of Administration and Finance, Santo Tomás University, Post Degree
in International Commerce of the University of Chile, and in eCommerce Applications in
International Cooperation and Development Fund Taiwan, Chilean, Married, 34 years old, two
children.
He currently works in the General Directorate of International Economic Relations as Head of the Department of Electronic Commerce at ProChile.

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