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Adriana Suarez

Managing Director, Endeavor Colombia

Administradora de Empresas del CESA, con Especialización en Políticas Públicas y Asuntos Internacionales del Externado. Cuenta también con una Maestría en Relaciones Internacionales de la Universidad de Columbia. Inició su carrera profesional en el Ministerio de Comercio, Industria y Turismo. Dentro de su trayectoria laboral, trabajó durante tres años como Gerente de Promoción de Inversión en Procolombia, cargo desde el cual gerenció el Foro Económico Mundial para América Latina en 2010. Posterior a ello, asumió la posición de Directora Ejecutiva en Invest, agencia de promoción de inversión en Bogotá. Adriana se vinculó como Directora Ejecutiva de Endeavor Colombia en Enero de 2013, donde ha liderado la expansión regional de la organización en Colombia, alianzas de alto nivel, entre otros proyectos que fomentan la cultura emprendedora en Colombia.

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Alfredo Osorio

Founder & CEO, Bombacamp Group

Alfredo es un emprendedor, angel investor y mentor de startups con más de 24 años de experiencia en la industria financiera. Es uno de los 5 co-fundadores de Patagon.com, una de las primeras startups Fintech en Latinoamérica, que fue adquirida por el Banco Santander por 800 millones de dólares. Alfredo es Director General y Fundador de Bombacamp, una MVP Factory que ayuda a instituciones financieras a desarrollar nuevos productos digitales y servicios utilizando principios de Lean Startup, ayudándoles en su crecimiento digital y la conexión con otras startups financieras para realizar trabajos conjuntos. Alfredo nunca ha dejado de estudiar y de aplicar nuevas tendencias y tecnologías para el desarrollo de servicios financieros a través de la utilización de diseños de comportamiento, economía de comportamiento y diseños de servicio, entre otros.

US & RoW
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Arie Levy Cohen

Managing Director , Tocqueville Bullion Reserve | W3C i-Expert | Blockchain & FinTech Advisor

Arie is a thought leader in the field of wealth preservation and tail risk positioning of investment portfolios and more recently in the Bitcoin / blockchain space where he has been most interested in identity management and security as it applies to Wealth Management. He has been instrumental in the shaping of several digital currency enterprises based in New York, including a non-profit leading capital markets team of professional peers. He started his career as an entrepreneur based and later participated in the emergence of the Internet as a Venture Capitalist in New York. Subsequently he worked at Morgan Stanley as a Financial Advisor, International Client Advisor and Private Banker to a number of think tanks, incubator groups, VC & PE funds, business development companies and single family offices.

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Christof Reinert

Senior Innovation Manager, Munich Re

Within Munich Re, Christof is responsible for the further development of Innovation in Latin America, Spain & the Caribbean. Coming from the construction industry, he has 20 years’ experience in the (Re)Insurance Industry, developing together with clients traditional and non-traditional business solutions . Prior to his current function as Senior Innovation Manager, he served as Head of Property Treaty Underwriting for LATAM and the Caribbean. He holds an Degree in Civil Engineering from the FH Saarbrucken and the University of Nancy and currently resides in Munich.

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Daniel Vogel

Co-Founder & President, Bitso SAPI de CV

Daniel es Presidente y Co-fundador de Bitso, líder en Mexico para operaciones de Bitcoin y Ripple. Daniel es un egresado de la Universidad de Stanford en California donde estudió Ingeniería en Sistemas Computacionales y Economía. También cuenta con una Maestría en Administración de Empresas (MBA) de Harvard Business School. Fue uno de los primeros empleados en Quantcast, una empresa de tecnología en Silicon Valley que hoy en día cuenta con cerca de mil empleados. Su sueño es crecer el ecosistema de Bitcoin en México y Latinoamérica.

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Diego Castañeda

Regional Manager Latin America, Milvik (Bima)

Diego has responsibility for driving performance and maintaining partnerships within our Latin American markets. Diego has previous experience working as a project manager and consultant in Latin America and the U.S. Prior to joining BIMA, Diego worked for Xerox Business Services as a project manager for Global Service Operations and Engineering managing projects and engagements throughout the U.S. He also previously worked as a project consultant for Pantaleon Sugar Holdings supporting the company’s international expansion throughout Central America. Diego holds an MBA from IE Business School and a Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems Management from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio Texas.

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Felipe Hillard

Country Director, Brazil at Fjord

For the past 10-years, Felipe continues to work across sectors and industries advising, delivering and measuring the value of design-thinking & customer focused methods to achieve broader business goals & experience objectives. His professional exposure extends to clients in over 18 countries on 4 continents. At Fjord, as the Studio Director for Sao Paulo & broader LATAM, he partners with clients to construct projects to leverage digital services & design-thinking to define & extend competitive advantage. Prior to Fjord, Felipe was a Fjord client at Barclays where he served as Europe & Middle East Head of Digital Technology Strategy. He began his career at Amdocs as a product catalog business analyst and eventually as Amdocs Consulting Global Lead of the Business Case & Benefits Management Service Offering. He holds a degree in Accountancy and a degree in Finance from the University of Illinois and currently resides in Sao Paulo.

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Fernando Sucre

CEO and Founder, ComparaMejor.com

Fundador de ComparaMejor.com, una de las principales startups colombianas que está revolucionanado el sector de los seguros en el país. ComparaMejor.com, que incrementó sus ventas un 397% en los últimos 12 meses, ofrece a sus usuarios la posibilidad de decidir, de forma autónoma y responsable, sobre la adquisición de productos ofrecidos en el mercado financiero con información comparativa y emisión en línea de pólizas para seguros de vehículos (todo riesgo y SOAT). Además, permite comparar CDTs, tarjetas de créditos y las diferentes cuentas de ahorro que ofrecen los bancos ubicados en Colombia. Antes de emprender, Fernando trabajó durante 8 años en el sector financiero – tecnológico, en las áreas de estrategia, riesgo crediticio, ecommerce y mercadeo en diferentes bancos en UK como el Lloyds Banking Group y la página de comparación de servicios financieros Totallymoney.com.

US & RoW
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Jalak Jobanputra

Founder/Managing Partner, FuturePerfect Ventures

Jalak is Founding Partner of FuturePerfect Ventures, an early-stage venture capital fund based in NYC, with an emphasis on emerging technologies including blockchain and machine learning. Portfolio companies include Abra, Fuse Machines, Bitpesa, Case Wallet and Blockstream. She has invested in over 80 early stage companies over the past 15 years, resulting in several multibillion dollar acquisitions and IPOs. She has over 20 years’ experience in digital media, enterprise software, broadband infrastructure, healthcare IT, edtech, fintech, and mobile, and has invested throughout the world. Previously, Jalak was a director at Omidyar Network managing mobile investments in emerging markets, and Senior Vice President at the New York City Investment Fund where she launched a seed tech fund and the Fintech Innovation Lab. She was also at Intel Capital in Silicon Valley from 1999-2003, on the founding team of a web startup in 1997, and a tech/media/telecom investment banker at Lehman Brothers in NYC and London. Jalak has served on multiple advisory boards for the White House, NYC Mayor's Office, and the US State Department, and serves on the BOD for the Center for an Urban Future. She is a frequent contributor for CNBC, Bloomberg TV, Business Insider, Quartz Media, and Fox Business News.

US & RoW
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Juan Mazzini

Senior Analyst, Celent

Juan Mazzini is a senior analyst responsible for expanding Celent’s coverage of business strategy in IT for Latin America. He’s based in Miami and has 18 years’ experience in the banking and insurance technology industry. He has a deep knowledge of both central and client-facing systems as well as operational business models. His consultancy concerns technology strategy, insurance matters, central banking systems, business strategy and system choices. Before joining Celent, Juan was Corporate VP of Sistran where he contributed directly to its expansion in 14 countries including principle Latin American markets. Juan has a business administration degree from the Universidad Católica Argentina.

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Lilian Simbaqueba

CEO and Founder, LiSim

Lilian es ingeniera de Sistemas especializada en Gerencia de la Universidad de Konstanz Alemania (1990). MBA de la Universidad de los Andes en Bogotá (1996). Realizó una Especialización en Marketing en la Universidad de Berkeley (1997). Participo en el programa ECLA: Entrepreneurship and Competitiveness in Latin America en el Columbia Business School de New York. Actualmente es Presidente del Grupo LiSim, empresa creada por ella en 1996. LiSim trabaja de la mano con aliados como Microsoft con soluciones en la nube y en cabeza de Lilian ha liderado más de 300 proyectos en 30 países; desarrollados para diversas Entidades Financieras, Microfinancieras, Telecomunicaciones y Sector Real, tales como EPM, Bancolombia, VISA, Refinancia, Banco Caja Social, entre otros. Lilian ha sido conferencista invitada en congresos internacionales en diferentes países. Fue elegida entre los 100 Gerentes más exitosos del país, es invitada de la junta COLCOB, desde el 2008 hace parte de la Red de Emprendedores Endeavor.

EU
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Nektarios Liolios

MD, Startupbootcamp FinTech

Nektarios es griego y reside en Lóndres donde trabaja para Startupbootcamp FinTech. Ha trabajado en la industria financiera desde 1997 en diversas formas. Desde 2010 hasta 2013 trabajó con Innotribe "permitiendo la innovación colaborativa en la industria financiera". Lo que le llevó a conectar a banqueros, inversores, startups y otros agentes a través del Innotribe Startup Challenge, la Innotribe Incubator, las Innotribe Conferences y muchas otras cosas de Innotribe. A pesar de más de 15 años en la industria él nunca se ha sentido más apasionado y entusiasmado por su trabajo como ahora. Estuvo involucrado en la formación de SWIFT en 2004 y antes de eso trabajó para Clearstream Banking y Octopussy.

US & RoW
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Richard Eldridge

Co-founder and CEO, Lenddo

Richard is the co-founder and CEO of Lenddo, world leader in social authentication and scoring technology using non-traditional data. In January 2015, after 4 years of lending, Lenddo opened, its technologies for third parties, such as banks, lending institutions, utilities companies and credit card companies worldwide to reduce risk, increase portfolio size, improve customer service and verify applicants. Before Lenddo, Richard has more than 6 years management consultancy experience with Renoir Consulting, operating across various industries and business functions in more than 8 countries. Since its inception in 2001, Richard has been known as one of the pioneers in the outsourcing industry in the Philippines, having successfully ran two outsourcing companies in the form of Summersault and Infinit-O. In addition, he is a director at the British Chamber and the European Chamber of Commerce Philippines. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Management Sciences from Warwick University in the United Kingdom.

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Yves Moury

Founder, President and CEO at Fundación Capital and KGroup

Yves Moury is the winner of the 2014 Skoll Foundation Global Award for Social Entrepreneurship and a member of the Leadership Council of the Microcredit Summit Campaign. He is founder, president and CEO of Fundación Capital, a global organization aimed at asset-building for vulnerable populations, and a pioneer in inclusive finance, economic citizenship, and scalable, cost-effective solutions for the bottom of the pyramid that is poised to reach 25 million poor families across three continents by 2020. Yves Moury is trained as an Economist and Management Engineer from the Louvain School of Management in Belgium, is the CEO of KGroup, a holding company taking shares in disruptive social enterprises, and has long also been director of a regulated rural bank in Peru that serves low-income clients