Judges and Mentors

EU

Adrian Garcia-Aranyos

MD, Endeavor Spain

Adrian Garcia-Aranyos is the Managing Director of Endeavor Spain, a non-for-profit focused on high-impact entrepreneurship. He is also an investor in several start-ups, such as: BankFacil, and The Digital Marvels, in addition he is the co-founder of intoSpain and founding partner of InTrustGlobal. Prior to that he held various leading positions at JP Morgan Chase & Co, The Economist Group, The Spain-US Chamber of Commerce and CM Capital Markets. In 2013 Poder magazine named him one of the "40 under 40 influential Latinos in the US"; in 2010 the Inter American Development Bank awarded his INDI Fund (by InTrustGlobal) the BeyondBanking Award for most socially responsible investment. Since 2003, Mr. Garcia-Aranyos has served as board member at Tune Eureka, an industrial engineering firm specializing in capital goods and focused on deep-sea oil drilling components, paper industry parts and defense mechanisms. He obtained his BA in Political Science from Universidad Complutense (2000); Banking and Finance Certificate from IEB (2001); Marketing Certificate from Kellogg (2010), and an SEP from IESE (2014).

EU

Agustín Cuenca

Founder and General Director, ASPgems​

Agustín es fundador de diferentes empresas en Internet: Trabajó como CEO y fundador en Qarana​, empresa de servicios de IT especializada en soluciones de banca por internet, hasta alcanzar los 400 empleados y estar valorada en 150 millones de USD. Fundó Play Wireless​hoy integrada en el grupo Zed, también ha sido fundador de proyectos en la red como BeRuby​. Y como inversor, en diferentes proyectos del mundo de la educación como Niuco.es y Wimba.co Actualmente es fundador y Director General​de ASPgems​, una empresa especializada en el desarrollo de soluciones ágiles y fabricante de productos SaaS como NeuroK​, plataforma de formación online, centrada en los principios de la neuroeducación. Colabora como profesor en varios cursos como de emprendimiento en internet Option Entrepreneuriat de la ESCP, Startup Academy, IMBS y el Startup Weekend. Agustín es también presidente de Fundación Iniciador​una organización no lucrativa dedicada a promover el espíritu empresarial.

LATAM

Alan Colmenares

Partner technology Strategy Manager - Latam, Microsoft

Después de más de cinco años trabajando dentro de startups en Silicon Valley, Alan emigro a America Latina hace 20 años. Su enfoque siempre ha sido crear nuevos negocios y explorar nuevos modelos de negocios como inversionista (Intel Capital), Advisor (Tappsi, 1Doc3, Kiwi Campus, Vendty, etc.) y recientemente como parte de la unidad de New Digital Business de BBVA donde se unió con un colega para liderar, como equipo, la adquisición de la startup Mexicana OpenPay como eje central de la estrategia de pagos digitales para el banco. Su experiencia incluye ser mentor para Endeavor y la dirección, en Colombia, de una aceleradora de startups de Silicon Valley llamada Founder Institute. Ha comunicado su punto de vista sobre la Transformación Digital en publicaciones como el New York Times, Venturebeat y, en televisión, para Wobi TV y CNN en Español así como en su blog, Tropicalgringo.com. Hoy en día, como ejecutivo de Microsoft, lidera un equipo de 29 profesionales enfocados en desarrollar, a través de partners, nuevos negocios por todo America Latina.

LATAM

Alejandro Cosentino

Founder & CEO, Afluenta

Alejandro lidera Afluenta combinando una amplia experiencia en servicios financieros y negocios de Internet y tecnología. Fue responsable de marketing en American Express para Latinoamérica y participó en la transformación del Banco Río. Tiene una destacada capacidad emprendedora, lo que lo llevó a crear Gratis1 de Starmedia, VOY Music y ahora Afluenta donde busca innovar con productos y servicios disruptivos. Fue Director Delegado de compañías de Internet del The Exxel Group también se desempeño como consultor especializado en marketing. Es Licenciado en Administración de Empresas y Contador Público de la Universidad Católica Argentina donde también ejerció la docencia.

EU

Alex Barrera

CEO and founder Press42.com

Alex Barrera is currently CEO and Founder of Press42.com, focused on building stories for tech companies, co-founder & associated editor at Tech.eu, co-founder of Tetuan Valley, an international startup incubator based in Madrid, startup mentor at several startup accelerators, Sandbox network Madrid Ambassador, Startup Digest Madrid curator and Global Shaper (World Economic Forum) in Madrid.

US & RoW

Alexandre Lazarow

Principal Investments, Omidyar Network

Alexandre invests across the Entrepreneurship and Financial Inclusion initiatives with a focus on Africa, Latin America, and Southeast Asia. He sources, executes, and manages for-profit investments and non-profit grants. Prior to joining Omidyar Network, Alexandre was a management consultant with McKinsey & Co.’s Brussels and Washington D.C. offices, focusing on the intersection of finance, economic development, and strategy. He served clients across Africa, the Middle East, Europe, and North America, in the private, public, and social sectors. Previously, Alexandre briefly worked as an analyst with the Bank of Canada’s Financial Stability Department, focusing on financial regulation. Alexandre was also a summer associate with Bridges Ventures where he worked on various impact investing efforts. He began his career as an investment banker in the M&A department of the Royal Bank of Canada. Alexandre is a Kauffman Fellow, earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder. He has a bachelor of commerce in international business and finance from the University of Manitoba.

LATAM

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.

EU

Álvaro Martín

Partner & Director, Afi

Alvaro Martín is Partner and Director of Afi’s International Department. His background as a telecommunications engineer has clearly influenced his professional focus on the analysis of ICT and innovation, particularly in the financial sector. His areas of expertise include electronic payments and financial inclusion in Spain and Latin America. Throughout his career, he has engaged in a variety of consultancy projects for banks, non-financial firms, private foundations, public administrations and multilateral organizations (such as the IDB, the World Bank and the European Commission). Alvaro also devotes some of his time to non-profit Fundación Afi, both as a member of its board and directly participating in some of its projects on financial inclusion.

LATAM

Amanda Jacobson

Manager of Latin America, Village Capital

Amanda es la Gerente de Latinoamérica de Village Capital, encargada de alianzas y operaciones en Latinoamérica. Con Village Capital, Amanda gestionó una aceleradora de empresas de salud en Boston, lanzó los primeros programas de Village Capital en México para empresas de inclusión financiera y salud, y gestionó la medición de impacto a nivel global. Antes de Village Capital, Amanda participó en el IDEX Fellowship in Social Enterprise con el Sankalp Forum en Mumbai, donde buscó empresas sociales y gestionó talleres para empresas de alto impacto. Para el Fellowship, también desarrolló un proceso de medición de impacto para UTMT y recibió certificación de Monterey Institute. Se tituló en Ingeniería Comercial y Psicología en la escuela de negocios Goizueta de Emory University. Además, es apasionada de la escalada en roca y el baile; fue integral en el desarrollo de la comunidad de bailar salsa en Emory.

LATAM

Amparo Nalvarte

CEO & Co-founder, CULQI

Amparo Nalvarte, CEO & Co-founder de CULQI – Pagos Simples – StartUp peruana que permite aceptar pagos con tarjetas por internet. Culqi nace como un proyecto de tesis junto a su socio Nicolás Di Pace, quienes al querer aceptar pagos con tarjeta, se encontraron con el verdadero dolor del comercio electrónico. Amparo ha sido reconocida por el MIT entre los 5 Jóvenes Innovadores Menores de 35 años en Perú 2015; Culqi ha recibido financiamiento de Wayra, Startup Perú, Alta Ventures, inversionistas ángeles y ha sido finalista del BBVA Open Talent.

LATAM

Andres Barreto

Seed Investor & Entrepreneur, Social Atom Ventures

Andres Barreto is a Colombian entrepreneur and the founder of Socialatom Group, Grooveshark, PulsoSocial and Onswipe. He is a founding fellow of the non-profit Coderise. He was named Business Week’s top 25 under 25, MIT Tech Review Top 10 Innovators under 35 and Inc Magazine top 30 under 30. Since his early college days Andres has been focused on economic development in Latin America through technology and entrepreneurship. While at college in 2006 he founded Grooveshark, a music streaming service with over 35 million listeners a month. Encountering a lack of information on Latin American technology and entrepreneurship, Andres launched PulsoSocial, the leading media outlet for technology and entrepreneurship in the region, and later on, Socialatom PR. Socialatom works with technology brands in the US looking to enter Latin America such as Netflix, Evernote, Rackspace, HotelTonight and Google, as well as tech startups that want to enter the US market or operate at a regional level. Andres then went on to co-found Coderise which is a non-profit that teaches kids in emerging countries aged 14-18 how to code. Since 2013 Andres has been investing in Latin American technology companies with a global focus, with the support of Socialatom Group. At the same time Socialatom Ventures was formed as a service agency of investment portfolios for entrepreneurs as well as advising governments on public policy related to tech entrepreneurship and helping run government or institution backed programs that support entrepreneurship all over Latin America. Based in New York, he constantly travels between the US and Latin America. Andres also loves travel, adventure sports, dancing salsa and ethnomusicology.

LATAM

Andrés Bello

Director de Emprendimiento, Fundación Bolívar Davivienda

Andrés Bello es colombiano, de familia de emprendedores, actualmente es el Director de Emprendimiento en la Fundación Bolívar Davivienda, el área de filantropía del Grupo Bolívar Davivienda. Administrador de Empresas de profesión y candidato a magister en Derecho Económico, con Enfasis en Financiero, Bancario y Bursátil. Además de dirigir los programas de emprendimiento en la Fundación, ha acompañado diferentes programas de emprendimiento en la región, es mentor de Emprende País y también ha sido emprendedor.

LATAM

Andres Ramirez Sierra

CEO, Banlinea LATAM

Andrés, Socio-Fundador y presidente de Banlinea, es economista de la Universidad Javeriana con Maestría de negocios en finanzas de University of Technology Sydney. Fue director de estrategia y desarrollo de negocio en G.A.E ltd, donde implementó una plataforma tecnológica virtual para optimizar los procesos internos y la relación con los clientes y prospectos. Tiene experiencia en consultoría externa en Sydney, Australia, donde desarrolló trabajos para empresas como SAFCOL pty ltd y Magesti services Pty. Así mismo, se desempeñó como bussiness specialist en Vodafone (Australia), posición en la cual logró la implementación de un nuevo modelo para el proceso de reparaciones, que dado su éxito, fue implementado a través de las tiendas en la región de New South Wales. Así mismo, cuenta con más de once años de experiencia en consultoría, banca retail, productos financieros, finanzas corporativas, finanzas personales, estrategia y desarrollo de negocios y plataformas virtuales.

EU

Angel Garcia

Founding Partner, Lanta Digital Ventures

Angel is currently Founding Partner at Lanta Digital Ventures, an early stage venture capital fund that invests in innovative start-ups. Angel is an experienced executive, investor and entrepreneur. He has broad experience building startup projects over more than 15 years in international environments both in Asia and the US. Angel is a shareholder in Fractus, a European Telecoms start-up implementing a patent licensing program. Previously he worked as a CFO and Management Consultant involved in M&A and Corporate Finance activities. Angel has attracted more than €40 million from top venture capital firms in different companies. He founded Elevation Ventures some years ago, a capital company to manage investments in small companies. He acts as board member in some companies and keeps his entrepreneurship spirit alive by investing in start-up projects. In addition, he’s a member of Barcelona Global a private, independent and not-for-profit civil society platform made up of business leaders, professionals and entrepreneurs committed to Barcelona and its future. He’s a member of the Barcelona Mentoring Program lead by the city hall with the aim of supporting SMEs from Barcelona. He also mentors in several startups initiatives such Wayra, SeedCamp or Startbootcamp. Angel holds an Economics and Business Administration Degree together with and Executive Program at Stanford University, US.

EU

Ángela Montánchez

Business Innovation Manager, Fujitsu

Ángela Montánchez, una avistadora de tendencias en innovación disruptiva, es la responsable de Open Innovation Ecosystem en Fujitsu. Con más de 10 años de experiencia en el sector IT, está especializada en la co-creación digital, entendiendo los desafíos del futuro y definiendo las soluciones tecnológicas que se ajusten a las necesidades de los consumidores. Como mentora certificada, su trabajo siempre ha estado involucrado con el ecosistema startup, ayudando a diferentes compañías a desarrollar sus negocios. Es profesora asociada de Innovación y Design Thinking en diferentes universidades de España.

EU

Antonio Giménez de Córdoba

Associate, Seaya Ventures

Antonio joined Seaya Ventures on March 2013. Previously he worked at Oliver Wyman as a consultant, working for clients in Europe, Middle East, Africa and South America. More than three years in the consulting industry gave him exposure to different industries such as Corporate Finance, Telecommunications, IT and retail. He holds a double degree in Law (2008) and Business Administration (2009) from Universidad Pontificia Comillas (ICADE) in Madrid.

EU

Antonio Herráiz Molina

Director - Executive Program of Innovation and Financial Technology, IEB

Antonio is making things happen in the Digital and Fintech Ecosystem. He has experience in innovation, entrepreneurship, IT strategy, digital transformation and new technologies within the financial sector and consulting firms in Spain, USA and LATAM. He is Director of the first Master Program in Europe that explains how innovation and technology are transforming banking and the financial sector at IEB (Instituto de Estudios Bursátiles) where he is also professor of the innovation, digital businesses and startups contents. He has been in the board of several start-ups, and was the winner in Madrid region of the V edition of "Entrepreneur Award" by Escuela de Negocios EOI. Regular speaker in conferences and publisher of articles on press. Antonio holds a degree in computer engineering by the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, and also has an MBA with honors from IE Business School and Kellogg School of Management specialized in strategic management, entrepreneurship and finance.

EU

Antonio Martínez Moreno

Managing Partner, Adding Value

Entrepreneur, Senior Manager and Experienced Consultant with over 15 years of experience in the Technology, Media, Telecommunications, Internet and Fintech industries where he has been responsible for the launch of new business lines and products, leading the definition and execution from the scratch of: ✔ Business Strategy plans ✔ Offers definitions / Products developments ✔ Partnerships and Alliances ✔ Projects and Programmes managements Antonio is a Telecommunication Engineer at Universidad Politecnica de Madrid and Executive MBA at Instituto de Empresa Business School

US & RoW

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.

US & RoW

Arjuna Costa

Investment Partner, Omidyar Network

Arjuna Costa is an investment partner at Omidyar Network where he focuses on the firm’s investments in emerging markets financial services. He leads Omidyar Network’s investments, and has a board role in a number of innovative financial services companies, including Cignifi, Juntos Finanzas, Lenddo, MicroEnsure, Pagatech, RUMA, and Zoona. He also leads the engagement with several policy and research initiatives, such as GSMA’s Mobile Money for the Unbanked program and the Better Than Cash Alliance. Before joining Omidyar Network, Arjuna consulted with Bankable Frontier Associates to the Gates Foundation analyzing the economics of delivering savings products. Prior to that role, he was a member of the special situations investment practice at The Rohatyn Group, a multi-billion dollar emerging markets investment firm. In 2003, Arjuna co-founded Africa International Financial Holdings LLC, a $115-million private equity fund focused on the turnaround of distressed commercial banks. The fund grew out of advising African governments on the restructuring and privatization of its banking sector. Arjuna began his career at Lehman Brothers, where he spent five years in the power and transportation groups. Arjuna earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in computer science from Columbia University.

LATAM

Arthur Farache

Founder and CEO, Intoo

Entrepreneur. Former BBS owner and IRC addicted. Law and economics student. Arthur has been working for banks, law firms and startup for 10 years.

LATAM

Begoña Ortiz

Relationship Manager, VARIV Capital

Begoña Ortiz Ariza es Relationship Manager de VARIV Capital, donde objetivo crear el mayo valor agregado posible para las empresas del portafolio, los inversionistas y los aliados estratégicos. VARIV Capital es un fondo de venture capital que invierte en empresas latinoamericanas de tecnología, en etapas tempranas. Begoña fue Directora General de Las Páginas Verdes, organización social dedicada a la vinculación de proveedores verdes con el consumidor final, a fin de difundir el consumo sustentable como una alternativa al cuidado del Medio Ambiente. Asimismo, dirigió el Foro Latinoamericano de Inversión de Impacto, evento que reúne a los actores más importantes de ese ecosistema en la región. Trabajó en Unilever como coordinadora en el área de mercadotecnia en la división de alimentos; y colaboró en la organización Techo como coordinadora de comunicación y relaciones públicas, difundiendo las acciones que dicha organización realiza en favor de la erradicación de la pobreza extrema en México. Es Licenciada en Comunicación por la Universidad Iberoamericana de la Ciudad de México, con especialidad en comunicación organizacional y tiene un Master in Business and Technology siendo parte de la generación fundadora de Collective Academy.

US & RoW

Ben Katz

Co-founder & CEO, CARD.com

Ben Katz es co-fundador y CEO de CARD.com, una startup fintech con sede en Santa Monica, California. Tiene una amplia y diversa experiencia en emprendimiento, tecnología, licencias de software y e-commerce. Recientemente fue Senior Director de Green Dot, un emisor de tarjetas prepago de Visa y Mastercard. Antes de sumarse a Green Dot, creó el area de ventas de PayNearMe.com, una red de pagos en efectivo. Katz también es fundador de Coveroo.com, un servicio pioneros de customización de para iPods y teléfonos celulares. Katz obtuvo su B.S. y M.B.A. de University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School.

EU

Borja Foncillas

Partner, Analistas Financieros Internacionales (Afi)

Borja Foncillas is Board Member Partner at Analistas Financieros Internacionales (Afi) and CEO of Afi STA. He coordinates and runs the business strategy linked to technology for both companies. He has lead more than 20 implementation projects in Management and Risk Information Systems for Banking and Insurance. In the banking innovation arena he is an active participant in Afi benchmarking services for online banking and the Afi Innovation Center. He’s an expert in innovation consultancy and the creation of new commercial channels for the main entities in the Spanish financial system.

US & RoW

Bradley C. Harrison

VC & Seed Investor, Scout Ventures

Bradley C. Harrison is an entrepreneur and seasoned business development executive with a passion for technology, media, entertainment and lifestyle. Brad has a great deal of experience launching new ventures. While attending MIT, he worked as a Partner in a seed stage venture fund, ITU Ventures, and helped launch a joint MIT-Harvard incubator. During this experience, Brad worked at the earliest stages with many dynamic companies including Endeca Technologies. While serving as Director of Media Strategy and Development at AOL, Brad co-authored 3 patents in search, geo-tagging, and personalization, with Edmund Fish, Senior Vice President and General Manager at AOL. Following AOL, Brad helped raise $40M in venture funding for a contextual online advertising network. Prior to launching his business career, Brad served in the United States Army for five years, earning both Airborne and Ranger qualifications and retired as Captain.

US & RoW

Brian Schlessinger

Senior Executive & Business Development Growth Leader, Fortune 500 Co's & Start-Ups

Brian is a seasoned Sales, Business Development and Growth Executive. He has driven significant topline growth via Sales, Marketing and New Products for Fortune 1000 co's to smaller Start-Ups. Some of his work experience includes the Nielsen Company (market research, digital media), Time Warner (new venture creation), and Playtex (marketing, new products), as well as smaller companies (Social Media, Digital Media, Data Mining). Brian is currently an Adviser to a number of early stage co's. He is a graduate of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and live outside New York City.

LATAM

Camila Lecaros

Managing Director, MassChallenge

Camila is the Managing Director for MassChallenge's program in Mexico City. MassChallenge is the most startup-friendly accelerator on the planet. No equity and not-for-profit, we are obsessed with helping entrepreneurs across any industry. We also reward the highest-impact startups through a competition to win a portion of several million dollars in equity-free cash awards. Through our global network of accelerators in Boston, London, Mexico City, Geneva and Jerusalem and unrivaled access to our corporate partners, we can have a massive impact -- driving growth and creating value the world over.

US & RoW

Camilo Velasquez

Innovation Ecosystems Manager, ‎Bancolombia

“Gerente de Ecosistemas de Innovación para el Grupo Bancolombia. Responsable de identificar oportunidades de alianza, inversión y co-inversión en el espectro Fintech. Apasionado por el emprendimiento de Alto Impacto y Clase 2014 del MBA de Babson College, Boston

US & RoW

Carlos Aguado

Vice President, Digital Payments Global Leader at MasterCard

Motivated senior management professional and thought leader with more than 12+ years of experience leveraging digital transformation to add value and impact corporate performances. Innovation strategist, developing and deploying cutting-edge solutions to transform organizations and create sustainable competitive advantage. Dynamic leader, building and motivating cross-cultural teams to deliver top performances. Proven track record transforming traditional market approaches into ground-breaking concepts through digital and a flair for banking innovation. Extensive banking industry experience within international contexts, with broad understanding of current trends and their impact on business environments.

LATAM

Carlos Castañeda

Director, Wayra Colombia

Administrador de Empresas con Maestría en Gerencia de Marketing y estudios adicionales en desarrollo de proyectos, negocios electrónicos y administración de riesgo empresarial. Desde su creación en 2011 ha estado vinculado a Wayra Colombia, donde actualmente es su Director. Su trayectoria suma más de catorce años de experiencia en multinacionales de tecnología y telecomunicaciones como Telefónica Colombia, donde trabajó en áreas marketing de producto y finanzas. Es además emprendedor en IT y consultor estratégico en negocios digitales.

LATAM

Catalina Giacomucci

Co-funder, Vixeran

Catalina es diseñadora industrial por la Universidad de Buenos Aires. Posee importantes reconocimientos en diversos concursos, entre ellos: Ingeniolab (Ausa y GCBA) 2013, Google DeveloperBus (Google) 2013, Futuro de la Movilidad (Ford) 2014, Ogilvy Finishers (Ogilvy) 2014. Asimismo integra la organización para eventos como: Startup Weekend, Lean Startup Machine y Global Entrepreneur Week, entre otros. Involucrada en el mundo emprendedor desde los 14 años, con especial interés en la fusión del diseño en el mundo de los negocios. A los 16 años, abrió su propio negocio, actualmente es co-founder de la consultora y capacitadora Vixerant, empresa desarrolladora del taller Lean Startup Motion.

LATAM

César Salazar

Partner, 23 Design

César is a Partner at 23 Design. Since 2011, he has lead investments in over 80 early-stage companies in Latin America, Europe and the United States. In 2014, Revista Expansión –the most prominent business outlet in the country– recognised his contributions and potential, featuring him on the cover of its “30 Promesas en los 30” issue. As a speaker, he has been invited to present in forums such as EmTech by MIT Technology Review, Google, Stanford, Kellogg, Wharton, Harvard, and Spain Startup and Investor Summit. César is a founding partner of Mexican.VC, the first Silicon Valley seed fund dedicated to Mexican startups. 500 Startups acquired Mexican.VC in 2012 and brought César in as the 6th member of its investment team. Additionally, César is an Endeavor Mentor and a Regional Advisor to UP Global, the largest entrepreneurship education initiative in the world.

US & RoW

Chris Craver

Fintech Product Leader and Recovering Banker, VP Bank Products

Chris is a visionary Marketing, Product and Strategy leader with 20+ years of cross-functional experience, specializing in defining and executing go-to-market and product strategies. His recent work focus has been on disruptive and innovative consumer mobility products in fintech to financial institutions in mobile banking, payments, offers, loyalty and commerce as well as a vertical agnostic MBaaS software platform to enterprise customers for B2C and B2B mobile app development. This includes experience in Product Management & Product Marketing, Evangelism, Strategy, Sales, Consulting, Technical Architecture Design and Implementation.

EU

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.

EU

Cian Kennedy

Independent consultant

Cian actualmente es consultor independiente. Es miembro del comité asesor de Finn Ventures y asimismo aconseja varias startups fintech internacionales con su estrategia, model de negocio y captación de financiación. Anteriormente ha organizado eventos fintech tanto en España como en el extranjero, incluyendo MoneyConf, el evento Fintech más grande e internacional de España.

EU

Claudia Chiaraluce

Innovation Manager, UniCredit

Claudia is Innovation Manager in UniCredit with more then 14 years of banking and management consulting experience. She is passionately working in different projects to enable internal collaborative innovation as well as to boost interactions with fintech startup ecosystem. She has co-founded and managed UniCredit Fintech Accelerator program, the initiative aimed at creating industrial collaboration with selected fintech startups. She is active in the FinTech Community having organized local networking events in Milan and having promoted the hosting in the UniCredit Towers of the first FinTechStage conference.

LATAM

Claudio Barahona

Head of Acceleration, Wayra Chile

Fundó su primera empresa con 18 años, una reconocida agencia de eventos tecnología en Chile. Después de terminar Ingeniería Civil Industrial en la Universidad de Chile, decidió que en lo que destacaba era en apoyar y animar a otros a ser empresarios. Primero como ejecutivo en proyectos de tecnología en la incubadora Octantis de la Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, y luego con un exitoso paso por la División de Innovación del Ministerio de Economía de Chile, como coordinador de la iniciativa empresarial y de capital humano. Su próxima aventura era ser parte del departamento de innovación y emprendimiento de Telefónica Chile, fundando el centro de coworking Movistar Innova. En 2012 asumió la dirección de Wayra Chile, la aceleradora de startups de Grupo Telefónica dirigiendo las funciones de aceleración de startups.

LATAM

Claudio Fiorillo

Partner, Deloitte

Claudio has more than 20 years of experience. Specialized in the Financial Industry, he was Manager of the Management Consulting Division of the Department of Financial and Capital Market Andersen in Argentina and currently serves as Member of the Consulting at Deloitte taking charge of the " Strategy & Operation " line and "Human Capital " as well as the Financial Services Industry and LATCO Region of Argentina . That is why in this sector has focused its work on the following areas of work: Design and Implementation Process of Strategic Planning, Design Channel Strategy and CRM, Design and commissioning of Shared Service Centers, Design and commissioning of Project Offices (PMO Services), Post Merger Integration (M & A), Assessment of Organizational Structures and Change Management Programs, Diagnosis and Evaluation Process, Evaluation and redesign of processes Risk Management in financial institutions, Development and implementation of Compliance Programs and Corporate Governance and Preparation of manuals Prevention of money laundering. He has also led several consulting projects in local and regional banks from several countries in Latin America (Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, México, Panamá, Perú, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and Venezuela among others). Similarly, he has led projects Finance Shared Services and Transformation in major multinational, regional and local clients.

LATAM

Coni Riveros

CEO, NUMA México

Coni Riveros es uno de los principales promotores de la innovación de negocios en México. Desde el 2016 lidera NUMA aceleradora francesa de innovación que guarda como misión apoyar a la transformación cultura de las organizaciones y startups para que la innovación tecnológica colabore con los objetivos de la Agenda Mundial 2030 de Desarrollo Sostenible. NUMA ha lanzado a mercado mexicano más de 200 empresas, habilitado el primer co-working gratuito de CDMX y el primer centro gratuito de entrenamiento técnico de Facebook en el mundo con más de 3000 personas impactadas en menos de un año de inicio de operaciones. Propició y coordina la Comunidad de Directores de Innovación Corporativa de México, con el firme objetivo de lograr sinergias entre grandes compañías y así lograr acercamientos con el mundo del emprendimiento tecnológico. Cuenta con más de 20 años en posiciones de liderazgo en Recursos Humanos, Compliance y Calidad en compañías internacionales de la industria de la Salud, Auditoria y Telecomunicaciones. En su último empleo en Stryker , Orthopedics & Medical Devices corporation, lidero la comunidad de mujeres para Latinoamérica y posiciono a la filial Mexicana en el número 1 del ranking de Great Place to Work y en el número 10 en Equidad de Género. Profesora invitada en temas de Desarrollo de Talento en programas de Maestria en la Universidad de Buenos Aires, Universidad Católica Argentina y en Emprendimiento para el postgrado de Diplomado de Creación y Desarrollo de Empresas de Alto Impacto del ITAM en México. Coach certificada en temas de Talento por Gallup University, Licenciada en Relaciones del Trabajo por la Universidad de Buenos Aires y Periodista de la Universidad Catolica Argentina, graduada con honores. Nacida en Argentina, radica en México desde el 2013.

US & RoW

Constancio Larguia

Entrepreneur & Venture Investor

Constancio is a recognized entrepreneur and venture investor for the Internet sector in both Latin America and the US markets. He started his career while still in college as co-founder of Patagon, the first on-line stock broker of Latin America. Head Quartered in Miami, FL and with operations in Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Venezuela and Chile, the company was acquired by Spanish bank, Santander in a cash deal that valued Patagon at $705 million. Patagon was subsequently merged with Santander-owned Open Bank in Spain. Concurrently with that transaction Constancio became venture investor and Chairman of Bumeran.com, the first job listings platform of the region co-founded by his brother Pablo and with operations in Brazil, Mexico and Argentina. After a bidding war between Starmedia Capital, Monster.com and Terra Networks, the company was acquired by Terra and subsequently sold years later to Tiger Global Fund of NY. Constancio then became President of Vistelmar, a diversified company in the agriculture and real estate industries operating in Argentina. Weemba was the third venture where Constancio got involved, in this case as President. The company provides a social-oriented lead generation platform for the lending industry. Constancio gets involved as well with startup mentoring and angel investing, most notably with Futbol Sites, the largest soccer oriented digital advertising network of Latin America.

EU

Cristina Magdalena

Director of Business Innovation Group, Fujitsu

Cristina Magdalena es economista por la Universidad de Zaragoza y por la KU Leuven (Bélgica) y realizó un MBA en ESADE Business School. Tras desarrollar una carrera internacional, principalmente en EMEAI, USA y LATAM, en 2009 se unió a Fujitsu. Actualmente lidera el Área de Innovación, departamento centrado en conectar las capacidades globales de innovación que Fujitsu con las necesidades y requerimientos de negocio de los distintos clientes y mercados. Cristina posee una amplia experiencia en el campo de la innovación y estrategia de negocio. Ha desarrollado su carrera profesional principalmente en Nestlé Suiza, como responsable del área de Trade Marketing, y en Accenture Strategy como Senior Manager responsable del grandes clientes globales. Cristina ha liderado importantes proyectos innovadores y estratégicos para organizaciones multinacionales líderes en sectores tan diversos como Consumer Goods, Retail, Entidades Financieras, Utilities o Sanidad.

LATAM

Dan Gertsacov

Chief Digital Officer, McDonald's Latin America

Dan has spent the last 20 years of his career with one foot in the United States and one foot in Latin America, his primary skill-set is to help companies in Latin America, large and small, take advantage of the opportunity and challenge of digital transformation. A few of the specific challenges that he has direct experience solving are leading the transformational process to incorporate digital into the key functions of an existing operation and launching new operations in markets in Latin America (Specifically Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Peru, Central America and the Caribbean).

US & RoW

Dan Latimore

Senior VP, Celent

Daniel W. Latimore, CFA, is the Senior Vice President of Celent’s Banking group and is based in the firm’s Boston office. Mr. Latimore’s areas of focus include the banking ecosystem, digital and omnichannel banking, and core systems. Underlying each area is a keen interest in consumer behavior, innovation, and technology-enabled strategy. Mr. Latimore has been widely quoted in the press, including the Wall Street Journal, American Banker, Boston Globe, CNBC, and CNBC Europe. He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and client gatherings, having addressed audiences ranging from intimate meetings of CEOs and central banks to conference keynotes in more than a dozen countries. He led research groups at Deloitte and IBM, worked in industry Liberty Mutual and Merrill Lynch (where he lived in New York, Tokyo and London), and was a consultant at McKinsey & Co. He received a Masters in Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, and an undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation from the CFA institute.

US & RoW

Daniel Kahn

Digital Strategic Initiatives, Capital One

Daniel Kahn is currently the Senior Manager for Digital Strategic Initiatives at Capital One. He previously worked at P2P lenders CommonBond and Kiva.org and was a management consultant at Boston Consulting Group.

LATAM

Daniel Martin

Fund manager, Axon Partners Group

Daniel is the head of Axon´s Colombia office, and is responsible for the screening of target companies, portfolio management, and exit strategies for the Latin American funds. Daniel is a trilingual industrial engineering graduated from the Universidad de Los Andes in Bogotá before studying a Master’s in Advanced Finance at IE Business School in 2012 specializing in Private Equity, Venture Capital and Entrepreneurship. Daniel has been with Axon for more than one year, having previously worked at CitiGroup for over 6 years managing and selling financing, supply chain and liquidity products.

LATAM

Dario Okrent

Head of eCommerce, El Palacio de Hierro

Dario is a seasoned Internet and e-Commerce top executive with international experience opening and operating different companies in Mexico. At present, he is the head of the eCommerce Division at El Palacio de Hierro, the biggest aspirational and luxury department store in Latin America. His role is to lead and develop the eCommerce strategy of the company. Also, he is the only Latin American member of the eBay Enterprise Client Advisory Board. Before El Palacio, he created skinizate.com, a joint-venture developed with 3M focused in personalization, decompras.com that was the biggest B2C online store in Mexico, outletcorporativo.com with American Express focused on selling office products to SMBs and cosmetix.com.mx the first cosmetics and fragrances online store in Mexico. Previously, he was working on Business Intelligence Consulting, developing projects in Latin America, Asia and Europe. Dario is a mentor at Endeavor, a non-profit that supports high-impact entrepreneurs around the world and a Fellow at Victoria 147, a non-profit that supports women entrepreneurs in Mexico. Native from Argentina, Dario is married, love dogs, running, travel and wine.

 

David Gómez García

Director de Desarrollo Corporativo, Caser

David Gómez García es Director de Desarrollo Corporativo en Caser desde 2013, compañía en la que previamente ocupó el puesto de Director Territorial de Seguros de Vida y Pensiones. Antes de incorporarse a su actual puesto, David fue Director General en Banco Gallego Vida y Pensiones, además de contar con experiencias previas en Iberdrola y Barclays. Experto en solvencia IT y gestión de riesgos, así como en estrategia y planificación empresarial, David es miembro de Eurapco así como del Comité Financiero y de Riesgos. David es Licenciado en Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales por la Universidad de Valladolid, y cuenta con una especialización en Administración y Dirección de Empresas, así como con un MBA por ICADE.

EU

Diego Azorín

Head of Branch/Country Manager Spain, Bigbank

Directivo con más de 17 años de trayectoria profesional en banca y servicios financieros, posee amplia experiencia en liderazgo, desarrollo y gestión estratégica de proyectos relacionados con el sector del crédito al consumo, banca digital, medios de pago, y productos bancarios. Experto en dirección de proyectos de innovación, reingeniería de procesos y herramientas 2.0. Su trayectoria internacional, le confirió una visión global y multicultural. Desde Julio de 2016, se desempeña como Director General de Bigbank en España, banco digital de origen estonio especializado en préstamos personales, anteriormente ocupó cargos de diversa responsabilidad en empresas como Vivus, Evo Finance, Cetelem o Bankinter. Es Licenciado en Administración y Dirección de Empresas por la Universidad de la Republica (Uruguay).

LATAM

Diego Da Col

CEO & Founder, Vixerant

Diego has 16 years of experience in software implementation, planning, coordinating and leading systems projects. He is a specialist in the analysis and design of electronic payment solutions (contactless, EMV, Mifare and chip) and transactional processes. He has worked on various IT projects analyzing business cases, project feasibility, building teams and managing suppliers with frequent regional travel. Diego complements his expertise with the application of the Lean Startup methodology for the construction and validation of projects. He is a coach and a content advisor on Lean Startup methodology in entrepreneurial training programs for the government of Buenos Aires City.

LATAM

Diego Serebrisky

MD, Alta Ventures Mexico

Diego Serebrisky joined Alta Ventures Mexico, a leading Latin American venture capital fund, in 2013 as Managing Director. Since then has led three investments in the technology space. Prior to joining Alta Ventures, Diego collaborated with Advent International, a global private equity fund. He spent 12 years in their Mexico City office, and then relocated to Bogota, Colombia, where he launched the office in 2011. Before Advent International, he worked as a consultant with McKinsey & Co. in Caracas, Venezuela, Johannesburg, South Africa and New York City providing strategy advice to large clients. He served as a member of the Board of AMEXCAP, the Mexican Private Equity Association, where he was president during 2008 and 2009. He also collaborates as an Endeavor mentor and participates in the development of the entrepreneurial ecosystems in Colombia and Mexico. Diego graduated with a degree in Computer Engineering, summa cum laude from Universidad Simon Bolivar at Caracas, Venezuela; he also holds an MBA from Sloan School of Management, MIT.

LATAM

Diego Tovar

COO, Banco Caja Social

Diego aporta mas de 25 años de experiencia en Banca y en las industrias de ITO/BPO a su rol como responsable de las operaciones y la administración en Banco Caja Social. En el campo del emprendimiento, Diego desde hace varios años ha sido Managing Director y Fundador de una compañía regional de Gestión de Cambio y banca de inversión de base tecnológica, llamada Enki Consulting Services. Como Director Global de Mega Deals y Director Global de la Vertical de Industria de Servicios Financieros en Carvajal Tecnología y Servicios, Diego contribuyó a la consolidación de un Ecosistema de Inclusión Financiera en Colombia, que bancarizó a cerca de 4 millones de Colombianos, y desarrolló un Joint Venture en la Republica Dominicana, para replicar un ecosistema similar. Diego es Colombiano y es Especialista en Marketing Estratégico del CESA, donde se graduó con honores, además de haber adelantado estudios de Maestría en Relaciones Internacionales, Gestión Estratégica de Ventas en Northwestern University e Ingeniería de Sistemas

EU

Dieter Staib

Partner, Oliver Wyman

Dieter Staib is Partner at Oliver Wyman, in the Madrid office. Before joining Oliver Wyman in 2006, Dieter developed his professional career as a consultant for twelve years, within different leading international consulting firms. He led the launch of a retail network and a children computer education franchise for three years. He participates in the Board or as advisor to several start ups in the games, business intelligence, e-publishing and e-training sectors. Dieter has lead different assignments in the sales and distribution areas of FIs and co-written industry reports on banking, clients and customer experience. His main areas of expertise are sales network transformation, sales force performance, distribution & new channels, new ventures, operations and customer experience. He has led different assignments on these topics across Southern Europe, Latin America and Africa, being able to work in Spanish, English, German or Italian.

US & RoW

Dominic Pym

Co-founder, Ferocia

Dominic Pym is an Australian businessman and technologist. He's been involved in software, web and mobile development for over 15 years from start-ups to global enterprises in Australia, the UK, the USA and throughout Asia. Dom has a passion for financial services, and has co-founded and invested in several FinTech start-ups over the past decade, most recently Ferocia where an extraordinary technology team has been assembled and they've partnered with a major Australian bank to re-imagine Internet Banking. Prior to his start-up experience Dom worked with SAP and SAP Markets, consulting in more than a dozen countries with over 40 multi-national enterprises (including several Fortune 500’s).

LATAM

Eduardo Amadeo

Managing Partner, Mountain Nazca

Eduardo Amadeo es un consultor de negocios con más de 10 años de experiencia especializado en empresas de alto potencial. Antes de co-fundar Nazca Ventures, fue Director de Asuntos Públicos e Internacionales de FUNDES y dirigió la creación de "Buenos Aires Emprende", el primer programa de emprendimiento de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires. Tiene una Licenciatura en Estudios Internacionales de la Universidad Torcuato Di Tella y una Maestría en Administración de Empresas y Competitividad de la Universidad de San Andrés.

EU

Emilio García de la Sierra

Partner & COO, Santander InnoVentures

Emilio serves as Santander InnoVentures’ COO, responsible for ensuring operational excellence and successful liaison with other business units across the Group. Emilio is also part of the team in charge of identifying and partnerring with creators of new business ideas within the broader Santander Innovation team, and help them partner with entrepreneurs and take their ideas to market. Emilio joined Santander Group in 2004, serving for seven years as a member of the Group Corporate Development team, outlining the strategy of the Group and contributing to its expansion through various acquisitions. Emilio was a bank equity research analyst before joining the Santander UK strategy team in 2013. He then became part of the team responsible for developing and launching Santander InnoVentures in 2014, contributing his deep knowledge of Santander Group, expert understanding of the banking industry and the wider fintech ecosystem. Emilio holds a BA in Economics and a Masters in Portfolio Management from the Instituto de Empresa (IE).

EU

Emilio Martínez

Startups Acceleration Manager, Alcobendas Startup

Emilio is the Managing Director of Vallecas Business Incubator, part of the Madrid Emprende Business Incubator Network, the largest public network of business incubators for entrepreneurs in Europe, managed by ASECOM. An intrapreneur and blogger (www.innover.es), @aemiliusmg is a “usual suspect” in the fast-growing Madrid startup and entrepreneurial ecosystem. Previously at Madrid Emprende, he launched countless initiatives for international entrepreneurs and global startups, like “Madrid Soft-Landing” or the “Madrid International Lab”. He acts as a mentor or judge for several programs for entrepreneurs and startups and as such he analyzes over 100 hundred projects every year. After having lived in countries like the UK and Cuba, and getting to know the most flourishing startup ecosystems, he really believes that Spain offers outstanding conditions for becoming a global hub for fin-tech startups. Emilio graduated in Business Administration from the Autonoma University of Madrid (UAM), has a Master in International Business from CECO and a qualification in Startup Internationalization from IESE Business School.

LATAM

Esteban D. Mancuso

Co-founder Velum Ventures SAS

Esteban has an MBA from the Instituto de Empresa, he became a Babson SEE Program Fellow in 2009 and he has a law degree from UBA. He’s the co-founder of Velum Ventures SAS and is a management partner of Velum Early Stage Fund I. He created the #LeanStrategy methodology. He was CEO of the Atacama advertising group and of Infotowers SRL, co-founder of NautorPharma SA and an investor in taringa.net. He is a regular speaker at conferences and advises MinComercio, Innpulsa, Wayra, EAFIT, CESA and ConfeCámaras among other institutions in the ecosystem.

LATAM

Esteban Velasco

Founder & Managing Partner, Velum Ventures

Esteban is the founder and Managing Partner of Velum Ventures, an early stage venture capital firm. He has extensive experience in managing venture capital investment focused on Colombian technological enterprises. He has worked as an advisor for the Latin American division of the Spanish fund Tagua Capital, served as Investment Director for Promotora Venture Capital arm, investing in IT, Clean-Tech and Biotechnology. He also worked as the Director of Investments at Conconcreto and as the Financial Structuring Manager for Promotora Investment Bank. He founded and financed his own tech firm, focused on analytics in 2000. Studied Business Administration at EAFIT (Colombia), completed an MBA at ISM (France) and participated in the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program at MIT (USA).

LATAM

Felipe Chediak

Director & Co Founder, Insignium Wealth Management AG

Felipe es director y cofundador de Insignium Wealth Management AG. Ejerce también como presidente ejecutivo de Ecuacopia, distribuidora autorizada de la marca Ricoh para Ecuador. Luego de vivir durante 11 años entre España y Ecuador regresa a instalarse en su país por motivos personales. Junto con seis socios promueve su proyecto personal -Buen Trip Hub- co working space enfocado a emprendimiento tecnológico en Ecuador. Felipe estudió en Virginia Tech, luego obtuvo un MBA Internacional en el Instituto de Empresa de Madrid IMBA en el año 2002. Adicionalmente tiene un post grado en Gestión de Patrimonio en el Institut de Estudies Financiers de Barcelona.

EU

Félix López Capel

Partner & Investors Relations, Finanziapyme

Félix López Capel is the institutional relations director at AJE Madrid (Entrepreneurs Association) and is responsible for investor relations at Finanziapyme. He is also a Foundum.com ambassador and an advisor for different startups. He’s a speaker and professor in sales and marketing. Previously he worked in sales and marketing at global companies like Xerox Spain, Regus Business Centers and xing.com. He was the general manager at Affirma Business Centers and AJE Madrid. He’s a member of the board at the Spanish Marketing Association. His blog is http://felixlopezcapel.wordpress.com/

US & RoW

Fermín Ezquer Matallana

Managing Partner, Think Creative

Fermin Ezquer-Matallana es Managing Partner en Think Creative, una aceleradora de negocios multidisciplinar que desarrolla productos, servicios y extensiones de marca de manera innovadora para lograr un crecimiento sólido y sostenible. Además, Fermín es Chief Strategist en Imagemme, una agencia de branding y de diseño de embalaje y compañía hermana de Think Creative. Especializado en la innovación de los modelos de negocio Fermín ha dirigido la relación con clientes en diferentes industrias en EE.UU, América Latina, Europa y Asia. Estos proyectos han incluido desde la creación de modelos de negocio para millennials en BBVA, trabajar con Robin Hood Foundation para ayudar las ONGs en Nueva York a desarrollar modelos de negocios sostenibles, facilitar el modelo de transformación de la idea al negocio en Petronas Malasia, entre muchos otros proyectos. Actualmente Fermín también es mentor en Startupbootcamp FinTech New York City, miembro del Consejo Asesor del Observatorio Nacional del Emprendedor del Gobierno de México; y miembro del Consejo de Administración de dos startups (ThinkWoW y CrowdBureau). Fermín también es asesor del Chief Innovation Officer del Grupo Gentera, el líder en servicios financieros para la base de la pirámide en Latinoamérica con la misión de erradicar la exclusión financiera. Antes de incorporarse a Think Creative, Fermín trabajó con varias instituciones, siendo Head of the Strategy Practice en CMP Telecom, Senior Analyst en Flores de Lemus Institute for Advanced Economic Studies y Consultor Senior en GESEM Consultants and Auditors. Fermín también cuenta con una amplia experiencia académica. Fue Decano Asociado en la Universidad Francisco de Vitoria; profesor invitado en Lehigh University, New York University, Syracuse University, the Iacocca Institute, Instituto Internacional Bravo Murillo, y en la Universidad Carlos III; y también es autor de dos libros de negocio: B2S (Big 2 Small) (2009), and The Creative Firm (2007). Fermin completó su postgrado en IESE Business School y en Stanford University School of Business.

EU

Fernando Cabello-Astolfi

CEO, Aplazame

Emprendedor con foco en interacción, usabilidad y data science centrado en el espacio fintech. Fernando lidera Aplazame en las áreas de producto, riesgos, compliance y finanzas. Previamente co-fundó y lideró Ibercheck.com, la empresa líder en España en emisión de informes de crédito para personas físicas. Con anterioridad, fue consultor senior en Monitor Group, dando servicio a clientes financieros, industriales y energéticos en tres continentes durante 4 años. Master en Global Market Economics por la London School of Economics con especialidad en Economía cuantitativa.

EU

Fernando Egido

Deputy CEO, Self Bank

Fernando is Deputy CEO at Self Bank, the digital bank of Boursorama Group in Spain (Boursorama Group is the digital banking subsidiary of Société Générale). He joined Self Bank in September 2012 after having been in charge of Bank 2.0 at Banca Civica (which is now part of CaixaBank) from 2010 to 2012, where he managed the online services and digital business of the savings bank group. Prior to that he was the director of digital business for Caja Navarra, which he joined in 2007 in charge of innovation technology and where he led the initiatives which converted CAN into an online model in the use of social networks in the finance sector. During this time he was involved in the investment board of Eurecan, the support unit for entrepreneurs at Caja Navarra which invested in projects like Abiquo, Spamina, Just in Mind, Rockola, Bubok and DaD.

US & RoW

Fernando Herrera

LATAM Region - Sales Director, Telefonica

Fernando es un reconocido líder en ventas, con una extensa y enriquecedora experiencia en innovación corporativa y de startups. Después de graduarse con honores en estudios empresariales del programa conjunto de la Loyola Business School en España y la Universidad de Bedfordshire en Inglaterra, Fernando impulsó su carrera en ventas en la reconocida empresa de almacenamiento tecnológico EMC2 en su sede en Londres. Posteriormente, consiguió un MBA en ISIDA Business School en Italia, para luego unirse a una posición en ventas con los líderes en softwares de seguridad Symantec, y luego con BMC Software en Madrid. Durante la última década, Fernando ha liderado varias startups hasta terminar siendo contratado por Telefónica Global Services, donde actualmente lidera el equipo de ventas regionales en LATAM y además, es mentor certificado para el programa de aceleración de Endeavor Global en Columbia Business School.

LATAM

Fernando Rivera

Co-founder, Buen Trip

Fernando Rivera is CTO at ETF.com and co-founder of Buen Trip, a startup accelerator in Ecuador. Fernando has over 15 years of experience developing web-based tools for the financial industry in the US. He is an active mentor and angel investor

LATAM

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

Francesco Cardi

VP of Operations at Onfido Background Checks

Francesco studied Nuclear Engineering in Turin and worked as a management consultant for more than 10 years. Since 2008 he has been having fun in the startup world, and has helped 3 founders grow their Internet ventures, respectively in Madrid (Weblogs SL), London (Nestoria) and São Paulo (Chaordic). He has been based in São Paulo since Jan 2012 and is a Business Director in Chaordic, a Brazilian startup that provides e-commerce personalization solutions. He began by leading the business team, then one of the product teams and is currently leading the internationalisation efforts of Chaordic. He is passionate about inventing and implementing new business models and working with small organisations creating new products. He speaks 5 languages and loves putting them to work in internationalisation projects.

LATAM

Francisco Junco

Innovation Leader, Fiinlab powered by Gentera

Francisco es Líder de innovación en Fiinlab, el laboratorio de innovación de Gentera cuya tarea es apoyar la transformación de la compañía a través del desarrollo de nuevos modelos de negocio y tecnologías. Con un perfil financiero, Francisco ha trabajado en la implementación de estrategias de Innovación y nuevos negocios para varias compañías. Actualmente en Fiinlab es responsable del vínculo del grupo financiero con el ecosistema emprendedor, llevando a cabo tareas como scouting y análisis de inversiones, administración de las alianzas, y seguimiento a pruebas piloto con startups

EU

François Derbaix

Fintech entrepreneur and investor

François es Ingeniero de Gestión (UCL, Bélgica, 1997). Fue consultor en BCG de 1997 a 1999. Luego se mudó a Madrid y fundó Toprural (2000), del que fue CEO hasta su venta a HomeAway en 2012. También ha sido co-fundador de Rentalia (2003), vendido a idealista.com en 2012. En la actualidad es co-fundador de Indexa Capital, Aplazame y Soysuper. También es inversor y asesor en unos 25 negocios Internet, entre los cuales Kantox, Tiendeo y Percentil. Más información en su blog y en twitter @fderbaix.

LATAM

Gabriel Charles

Managing Director at Wayra

Ingeniero-ingenioso con más de 19 años de experiencia en la industria de telecomunicaciones. Actualmente se desempeña como CHO (Chief Humor Officer) y Director de Wayra México, fondo de inversión y aceleradora de startups digitales del Grupo Telefónica, con presencia en 12 países de Europa y Latinoamérica y un portafolio de más de 500 empresas.

EU

Gabrielle Thomas

VC investment manager, BlackFin Capital Partners

Gabrielle Thomas es gerente de inversiones en BlackFin desde principios de 2018. Comenzó su carrera como consultora de estrategia en Suez (Lyonnaise des Eaux), donde tuvo la oportunidad de trabajar directamente con el CEO en varios proyectos tecnológicos, convirtiéndolos en un valor agregado estratégico. En 2013, su carrera tomó entonces un giro internacional al ser co-administradora de un programa de competencia / aceleración de inicio con sede en Francia y California (UC Berkeley). De vuelta en Francia, se unió a Alter Equity como analista de capital de riesgo, y contribuyó de primera mano a los primeros pasos de este fondo (primer acuerdo, etc.). En 2014, Gabrielle se unió a XAnge (grupo Siparex) como asociada de VC, y apoyó a 20 nuevas empresas, incluidas MicroDon, Docéa Power (vendida a Intel), La Ruche Qui Dit Oui !, Digiteka (vendida a Ouest France - Rossel), Roctool, Quadrille, Arcure, Scentys y Elum, entre otros. De nacionalidad francesa, Gabrielle es graduada de ESSEC Business School y La Sorbonne Paris IV.

EU

Garrett Cassidy

Founder and MD, Abarta

Garrett has over twenty years of experience in technology and financial services and is also an Advisor with Anthemis Edge at Anthemis Group. He is active in the FinTech community having led European Operations at Circle Internet Financial and the NDRC FinTech programme in Dublin. He previously held a range of senior positions at Bank of Ireland, Marrakech, Ulster Bank, and Goldman Sachs.

EU

Germán Martínez Arranz

Investment director, Grupo Multitel

Germán is Investment director at Grupo Multitel. Prior to that, he was Vice president at Nmas1 within the alternative asset management department and worked as a Strategy consultant at A.T. Kearney. He also founded and managed a company in the young accommodation market focused on student halls and youth hostels. Germán has an MSc in Telecommunications Engineering and is a CFA charterholder.

LATAM

Gilberto A. Pérez H

Director of Regulatory Development, Comisión Nacional Bancaria y de Valores

Gilberto Pérez participó activamente en el desarrollo de la Ley para Regular las Instituciones de Tecnología Financiera de México (Ley FinTech) desde su posición como regulador financiero en la Comisión Nacional Bancaria y de Valores (CNBV). Entre otros proyectos dentro de la CNBV, coadyuvó en la elaboración de la regulación secundaria aplicable a las redes de pagos con tarjetas, así como en las disposiciones para mitigar el robo de identidad en el sector bancario. Previamente, en la iniciativa privada, fue pieza clave en el lanzamiento de nuevos productos de crédito tanto en Banco Azteca como en Banco Santander. Gilberto es licenciado en Economía por el ITAM y cuenta con estudios de posgrado en Estadística en la misma institución y en la Universidad de Warwick, Reino Unido.

US & RoW

Gonzalo Eguiagaray

Investment Officer, Arcano

Gonzalo is Investment Officer at Arcano Asset Management heading the North America private equity investment team out of its New York office. Since joining Arcano in 2008 he has primarily been responsible for evaluating and monitoring investments in venture capital, growth equity and buyout funds and co-investments, primarily in North America, Europe, Latin America and Africa. Gonzalo was also involved in evaluating investments in debt of European corporates. Prior to Arcano, Gonzalo worked at the mergers and acquisitions department at Grant Thornton in Dominican Republic. He holds a double degree in Law (2007) and Business Administration (2008) from Universidad Pontificia Comillas (ICADE) in Madrid.

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Gonzalo Illesca

Cofunder and Director, HumanUp

Gonzalo is currently managing director and founder of HumanUp, business accelerator focused in innovative business models and developing strategies for startups. Working with IT, advertising, energy and fintech companies, through the years we had raise +M$1.2 for our projects. Gonzalo collaborate with organizations such Spain Startup, Lanzadera, Las Vegas Downtown, BuenTripHup, DaVinci Labs, among others. He also loves football, mediterranean food and wine....

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Gonzalo Martín-Villa

CEO Wayra

With a particular passion for technology and innovation, Gonzalo serves as CEO of Wayra, Telefónica’s start-up accelerator, from its birth in 2011. In less than three years, he helped Wayra become one of the largest technology accelerators, opening operations in 12 countries across Latin America and Europe (Colombia, México, Spain, Venezuela, Perú, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, UK, Germany, Ireland and the Czech Republic). Today, Wayra has a portfolio of more than 300 innovative companies in 20 different digital industries. Prior to join Wayra, Gonzalo spent five years as Director of the Secretaría General Técnica (Head of the Chairman’s Office) of Telefónica Latinoamérica, leading projects and initiatives at a regional level. He joined Telefónica in 1997, when he started working in the legal department of Telefónica Internacional, the entity that managed Telefónica´s international operations. In 1999 he was appointed as Legal Manager of Telefónica Móviles, the holding company that managed all the mobile operations worldwide, and in 2002 became Legal Director of Telefónica Móviles México, where he worked for almost three years before returning to Spain. Gonzalo has a degree in Law by the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, an LLM by Georgetown University and also holds an MBA from IESE Business School – University of Navarra. He currently divides his time between Madrid, Latin America and the rest of Europe. Gonzalo is also a passionate marathon runner.

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Gonzalo Núñez

Financial Services Advisory Partner, EY Mexico

Gonzalo es Socio de la práctica de Consultoría para Servicios Financieros de América Latina en EY México. Gonzalo cuenta con más de 33 años de experiencia internacional en diversos sectores industriales (Banca, Seguros, Petróleo / Gas y Retail), se ha especializado en Proyectos de Transformación de Empresas, orientados a lograr crecimiento, eficiencia, innovación y la gestión de riesgo / regulación. Ha llevado a cabo la planificación y gestión de programas y proyectos para crear valor a través de la optimización de modelos operativos (proceso, tecnología, organización y riesgos), cambios en la arquitectura empresarial, los modelos de gobierno, la gestión de liderazgo y la cultura. En la actualidad coordina los esfuerzos del Equipo EY Fintech México.

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Gonzalo Tradacete

CEO, Faraday Venture Partners

Gonzalo co-fundó y dirige Faraday Venture Partners, club de inversores privados en iniciativas empresariales. Faraday presenta lo que considera las mejores oportunidades de inversión en startups a sus Socios, se encarga de la formalización de la inversión y defiende los intereses de sus Socios en las participadas. Faraday representa a día de hoy 132 Socios que han invertido más de 3 millones de euros en 13 empresas. Anteriormente, Gonzalo trabajó en el departamento de fusiones y adquisiciones de KPMG, en un Hedge Fund / Private Equity londinense, como consultor en tecnología para fondos alternativos de inversión y como auditor de fondos alternativos de inversión para PricewaterhouseCoopers Ltd. Gonzalo es Chartered Financial Analyst por el CFA Institute, Master in Business Entrepreneurship por la Politécnica de Madrid, MSc International Finance por Westminster University y Licenciado en Ciencias Económicas por la Universidad Libre de Bruselas.

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Greg Neufeld

Founding Partner, ValueStream Labs

Greg Neufeld is the Founding Partner of ValueStream Labs, a venture investment and development company focused on Financial Services startups. An entrepreneur and investor with a deep finance and technology background, Greg's career across asset management, enterprise sales and consumer web industries has given him a unique view of the technology gaps and vast opportunities for startups in Finance. A native New Yorker, Greg grew up with a deep network in finance and was also an early adopter and beta tester of web products. He spent the first half of his career in hedge funds as a technical analyst trading futures, ETFs and options. Greg left the hedge fund industry after the global financial crisis and joined a successful FinTech startup that was recently acquired by Bloomberg, then led enterprise sales for a large technology research firm. Greg was also the co-founder of Freespeech, a Top 25 mobile messaging app in 2011 and early competitor to WhatsApp. He has a B.S. from Babson College with a concentration in Entrepreneurship.

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Guilherme Horn

Managing Director - Head of Innovation LATAM, Accenture Brasil

Guilherme Horn is one the pioneers in Fintech in Brazil. He founded 6 companies, among them AGORA, a leading digital broker dealer, sold to BRADESCO for $500 million in 2008, and ORAMA, recognized by AMAZON (AWS) as one of the most innovative fintechs in the world in 2012. Horn in an investor in more than 30 startups in Brazil, and a board member at ABF (Brazilian Fintech Association), Anjos do Brasil (Angel Investors Association) and Wayra (Telefonica). He is the Editor of Finnovation, the #1 blog in Fintech in Brazil and writes a weekly column at Estadao, the main Brazilian newspaper. Horn is PhD in Business and Managing Director at Accenture Latin America.

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Gustavo Vinacua

Director, Centro de Innovación BBVA

Gustavo is currently the Director of the Centro de Innovación BBVA, where BBVA has the objective of making a tangible commitment to innovation through a collaborative and open focus which converts this working space into an innovation factory. It’s a space for the generation and development of ideas and a meeting point for all interested in and committed to innovation. Gustavo has more than 15 years of experience in key leadership positions in the Telecommunications, Technology, Food and Drink sectors. During his career he has developed projects in various areas of business: CRM, pricing strategy, UX and business and innovation development. His professional experience includes roles at Ericsson, Amena and France Telecom, where he played an active role in the development of the Telecommunications sector in Spain. At the same time, he was involved in entrepreneurial activity and is an active mentor to other entrepreneurs.

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Hector Cardenas

CEO & Co-founder, Conekta

CEO and cofounder of Conekta (conekta.io), a payment gateway for Mexico that enables companies to store cards and process online recurrent payments while providing all security and anti-fraud infrastructure to scale from thousands to millions of transactions. Hector earned an Honours BASc in Mechatronics Engineering from the University of Waterloo in Canada. Hector cofounded Conekta to create a better way for companies to collect money in Mexico. Conekta is a licensed aggregator by the Banco de México.

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Hector Moyeton

nternational Market Development Consultant, Mind the Bridge Foundation

Hector es actualmente International Market Development Consultant en Mind the Bridge Foundation donde es responsable de conectar los programas, recursos e innovación de Silicon Valley con el ecosistema emprendedor Mexicano. En Rocket Potential está a cargo de alianzas y la dirección comercial para impulsar el desarrollo de los emprendedores sociales en México. Como voluntario ha participado con MakeSense, AIESEC, TEDxMileHigh y TEDxMexicoCity realizando gestión de eventos así como desarrollo de liderazgo, siempre enfocándose en ofrecer valor agregado e impacto social para la comunidad.

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Hernán Garza

Financial Inclusion Lead, Mexico and Central America, MasterCard

Hernán actualmente se desempeña en MasterCard como Líder de Inclusión Financiera para México y Centroamérica. Cuenta con más de 30 años de experiencia en el despliegue de tecnologías emergentes para resolver problemas de negocio, mejorar la productividad, extender el alcance y mejorar la experiencia del servicio en industrias de cómputo, telecomunicaciones y servicios financieros. Se ha desempeñado en puestos directivos en el sector público y privado, de 2010 a 2104 fue Director Comercial de Telecomunicaciones de México, Telecomm, el operador y transmisor de dinero del Estado Mexicano en donde desarrolló estrategias para mejorar el alcance, la adopción y el uso de servicios financieros en comunidades marginadas y rurales. Es Ingeniero Industrial y de Sistemas por el Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, cuenta con una Maestría en Administración por la misma institución.

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Humberto Villarreal-Salas

Innovation Manager for Personal Digital Banking, BanRegio

Humberto actualmente colabora en BanRegio como Gerente de Innovación de la banca digital para personas, implementando diferentes soluciones de FinTech en el mercado mexicano. Emprendedor serial y mentor de startups en diferentes organizaciones. Ingeniero en Sistemas Computacionales por el Tecnológico de Monterrey y Master en Administración por la misma institución.

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Ian Noel

Co-founder y General Partner, K Fund

Ian Noel tiene 13 años de experiencia en la industria de capital riesgo española. Ha sido gestor de carteras en fondos de capital riesgo como Bonsai Venture Capital (y ha participado en estrategias de salida de empresas como Softonic, Wuaki o Toprural) o Simbiosis Venture Capital. Ahora ha lanzado un fondo de Venture Capital de 50 MM€ llamado K Fund junto a Iñaki Arrola y Carina Szpilka. K Fund es un fondo de capital riesgo con sede en Madrid que tiene como objetivo cambiar el modo en que funciona el capital riesgo en España. Pretenden dirigirse a emprendedores con historial demostrado, una ambición global y que aborden modelos de negocios como Mercados, SaaS y el sector móvil en estado semilla y Series A.

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Iker de los Ríos

Head of Business Management, Fintonic

Iker de los Ríos es Director de Negocio en Fintonic liderando las áreas de Financiación, Seguros y Data&Analytics. Cuenta con más de 10 años de experiencia en banca y consultoría (BBVA e IDEON Financial Solutions), así como una amplia experiencia en emprendimiento en startups del sector fintech (Fintonic, LICUOS y CHOICE Financial Solutions). Se licenció en Administración y Dirección de Empresas en la Universidad de Deusto (La Comercial - Deusto Business School) y cuenta con dos masters por esa misma escuela de negocios: Desarrollo Directivo y Business Innovation, en 2006 y 2015, respectivamente.

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Iker Marcaide

Founder, PeerTransfer

Iker Marcaide is the founder of peerTransfer, the leading company in international payments in the education sector. peerTransfer helps hundreds of universities and thousands of international students to save money and time at the point of sending and receiving international transfers. The company has received more than $15M of funding from international VCs and has offices in Boston, London and Valencia. Iker has an MBA from MIT Sloan, a masters from the MIT School of Engineering and a degree in Industrial Engineering from the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia.

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Iñaki Amate

Group Director, Fjord Nordics and Fjord Turkey

Iñaki started his career developing digital products and services in Finland. He worked for one of the largest Internet consulting groups in Europe, Satama Interactive managing Nokia.com. In 2004 he joined Fjord and opened the Helsinki office as Managing Director. In 2009 he opened the Madrid office, followed by Stockholm, Paris and Istanbul. He is currently leading at Fjord operations in Nordics, Russia and Turkey. He helps clients to transform their businesses through Design. At Fjord he has been advising, innovating and designing for clients such as Ericsson, BBVA, Garanti, Finnair, Etisalat, VTB24, Nordea, to name a few. He has been speaking at conferences and events like MWC, FICOD, NOW or The Russian Banking Forum. He has a BA in business, a MSc in economics and an MBA from the Helsinki School of Economics. Iñaki has also been lecturing for the last 15 years at the Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, IE (Instituto de Empresa) and at the University of Helsinki on International Management and Service Design.

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Ismail Chaib

COO, Open Bank Project

Ismail is the COO of the Open Bank Project, a Berlin-based fintech startup building the leading open API for banks. As such, he has been promoting the use of APIs in the financial service industry for more than four years. He previously co-founded the award-winning startup SMSBridge. Ismail graduated from the National School of Computer Science (ESI) in Algiers, Algeria.

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Jaime Berrocal

IBM Blockchain / IBM Cloud&Cognitive Banca, IBM

Jaime actualmente es es responsable del negocio IBM Blockchain y de soluciones IBM Watson&Cloud para Banca, también es socio fundador de la Startup Equimercio. Anteriormente ha desempañado diversas funciones en la organización europea de IBM como responsable de Soluciones Industriales para FSS, transformación en la unidad de soluciones de Middleware o más recientemente como responsable de soluciones Cloud para Banca. Adicionalmente ha desarrollado gran parte de su experiencia profesional en el área de consultoría de IBM para el Sector Financiero, tanto en proyectos con los principales Bancos de España y Portugal, como en el desarrollo de negocio de soluciones para Banca. También ha trabajado en empresas de Ingeniería Industrial antes de su incorporación a IBM.

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Jaime Bolivar

MD, TechRules

Jaime is currently Managing Director at TechRules where he’s responsible for the development of financial solutions for professionals (B2P), banks (B2B) and final investors (B2C). Prior to that he was the Head of Product Development at Expert Timing Systems where he was responsible for developing quantitative asset allocation methodologies to manage stocks, bonds, futures and forex portfolios. Jaime has previously taught a master program on portfolio management as well as other financial training courses and participates in conferences organised by Expert Timing Systems and TechRules. He has qualified in the General Management Program (PDG) at IESE and has a degree in Agronomic Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Madrid.

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Jaime Martín

CEO founding partner, Lantern

Jaime is CEO founding partner of Lantern, an strategic innovation consultancy. He is a recognized expert in product and service innovation, future trends and new business models. Before founding Lantern, Jaime held different executive-level positions at Millward Brown (WPP Group) and Interbrand in Madrid. Prior to that, he was part of Bank of America Private Equity in Chicago, where he led investment projects in Argentina, Brazil and Mexico. He started his career as an investment banking analyst at A.G. Edwards. Jaime holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Finance from Saint Louis University and an MBA from UCLA – Anderson School of Management.

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Jason Jones

Co-Founder and Partner, Lend Academy

Jason Jones is a Co-Founder and Partner at Lend Academy, a media and investment services firm in the online lending sector. Prior to Lend Academy, Jason founded HighStep Capital, a venture capital firm focused on early-stage Internet and financial services companies. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of iFunding, an online real estate investment platform; and on the Board of Advisors of iMENA, a Middle Eastern Internet holding company. Previously, Jason worked at J. Goldman & Co. where he was a Sr. Analyst for an Internet focused long/short equity portfolio. In addition, he worked as an internet equity research analyst at Goldman Sachs, a venture capital research analyst at Cambridge Associates, and as a trade settlements associate at Fidelity Investments. Jason holds an MBA from the Johnson School at Cornell University where he was a Park Leadership Fellow and a BS from Babson College. He is originally from the Boston area and he currently resides in the NYC area.

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Javier Fernández Cueto

Executive Director of Innovation and New Business, Gentera

Javier es Director Ejecutivo de Innovación y Nuevos Negocios de Gentera, empresa pública enfocada a erradicar la exclusión financiera. Es responsable de la implementación de ideas y emprendimientos que apoyen a la creación de una empresa más disruptiva y transformadora. Desde su ingreso a la institución en 1998, participó activamente en la transformación de la ONG a institución financiera, en el proceso de conversión a Banco y en la oferta pública inicial de Compartamos. Actualmente es responsable de los procesos de Fusiones y Adquisiciones dentro de Gentera, habiendo liderado la adquisición de Compartamos Financiera en Perú (antes Financiera CREAR) y de Pagos Intermex para la incursión en el negocio de Remesas.

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Javier Garay

Venture Capitalist, Axon Partners Group

Javier is an associate in the Investment division of Axon Partners where he is focused on the Spanish funds of the company. He is in charge of the generation of deal-flow, the analysis of the opportunities and the management of the companies that form Axon’s portfolio. Javier has a lot of experience in the startup sector having funded a startup at the age of 21. He has also been ambassador for other successful startups, and has been involved in some entrepreneurial associations. Before joining Axon he worked for FCC as an industrial engineer and for a startup accelerator. He holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from Universidad Pontificia Comillas (ICAI) and a master in Management from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid where he had the opportunity to also study in the École des Ponts Paristech.

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Javier Goikoetxea

Founder and CEO, GRUPO NEXT

Javier is the Founder and CEO of GRUPO NEXT (including NEXT SEGUROS and NEXT AUTO), based in Madrid. GRUPO NEXT is the only tech company who offers mobility solutions to the B2C and B2C channels. The group has created the unique insurance product that the client pays only when the car is used. Javier is one the world's pioneers of the telematics business. He brings more than 15 years of experience in M2M, telematics and smart mobility. He notably created the first turnkey PAYD (Pay As You Drive) insurance solution in Spain and Portugal. Before NEXT SEGUROS, he founded Detector and made it the leading Telematic Service Provider (TSP) in Spain and Portugal. As in the case of NEXT SEGUROS, he started the company from a blank sheet of paper. Javier led the company's business model transformation from a telematics distribution model to an international firm specialised in M2M business solutions and smart mobility. Before Detector, Javier also gained experience with Carrefour as internal auditor and consultancy. Mr. Goikoetxea frequently speaks at mobility, M2M and telematics conferences and he is a Visiting Lecturer for Companies Valuation at several universities. Mr. Goikoetxea received a BBA from the Wales University an MBA graduate from the Instituto de Empresa Business School, Madrid.

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Jeffrey Char

Founder & CEO, J-Seed Ventures

Jeffrey is the founder and CEO of J-Seed Ventures, Inc. and Chief Mentor of Venture Generation, a Tokyo-based venture community. He is a serial entrepreneur, venture capitalist and angel investor. He serves on the boards of several technology and social ventures, and also advises numerous multinational corporations on global innovation. His past successes include Sozon, an online marketing company sold to ValueCommerce, Solis, a domain registrar sold to GMO Internet, SSK Technology, an electronics company sold to Suzuki Manufacturing, and Pario Software, a network security company sold to Lucent Technologies. He also has experience as a corporate attorney and investment banker, and currently teaches entrepreneurship at Waseda University in Japan and IE Business School in Spain. Mr. Char studied economics at Sophia University in Tokyo and law at the University of California, Berkeley and Harvard Law School.

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Joe Cunningham

Head of Risk Services, Asia Pacific, Visa

Joe Cunningham leads the Risk Services team for Visa across Asia Pacific, a function focused on Visa’s in-market engagement of clients, merchants, regulators and other stakeholders on risk-related issues. Joe is currently based in Singapore, and oversees staff placed in Visa’s Asia Pacific hub and local offices in markets across the region. Joe also represents Visa on the Executive Committee of EMVCo, the global payments industry organization responsible for ensuring interoperability and security of chip-based products; including contact, contactless and mobile-NFC payments. Joe joined Visa in 2008 with responsibility for all future-focused aspects of Visa’s technology agenda. His accountabilities included defining Visa’s long term technology strategy and the company’s technology innovation agenda. In that capacity, Joe founded VisaLabs, the company’s disruptive technology innovation group, responsible for scanning the external landscape for new technology trends and opportunities, and evaluating emerging technology for applicability to Visa’s business. Prior to joining Visa, Joe spent eight years with ANZ Banking Group in Australia as a senior technology executive. His most recent position was CIO (Head of Technology) ANZ Mortgages, responsible for all aspects of technology deployed across ANZ’s mortgages business. Prior to Mortgages, Joe was CIO of ANZ’s Asia/Pacific division. Joe holds an MBA from Melbourne Business School, and is an honors graduate in Applied Mathematics & Computing. In his spare time, Joe is engaged in the technology start-up community, acting as an advisor & investor.

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Joel Cano

Director de Operaciones meXBT

Joel está actualmente dirigiendo las operaciones globales de meXBT, la plataforma de intercambios de Bitcoin más importante en México con presencia en Singapur, y alianzas en Brasil y China. Es uno de los primeros mentores en Blockchain.Space una aceleradora global con base en Hong Kong enfocada en proyectos disruptivos usando la tecnología BlockChain. En México ha participado activamente como mentor en Wayra y StartupMexico y es ademas un inversionista de capital emprendedor desde hace mas de 15 años. Fue uno de los primeros empleados para Microsoft en Latinoamerica de donde proviene principalmente su experiencia en Mercadotecnia y Alta Tecnología.

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Jon Axelrod

Managing Director, Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator

Jon, as a Managing Director, leverages his own background as a technology and media entrepreneur for those startups in his field. He answers day to day tactical problems as well as longer term strategy. Mr. Axelrod was Co-Founder and Co-CEO of MusicGremlin, a venture-backed startup that was sold in 2008 to SanDisk Corporation. MusicGremlin was a pioneer in the delivery of digital media content direct to wireless devices. Its WiFi MP3 player was named one of Time Magazine’s “All Time Top 100 Gadgets.” The company filed numerous patents and was recognized with several innovation awards. Prior to launching MusicGremlin, Mr. Axelrod was Co-Founder and President of Music123, a first-mover musical instrument e-commerce company that became one of the largest musical instrument retailers in the United States. Founded in 1999, Music123 grew from startup to profitable market leader in less than four years. It is now a brand of Guitar Center. Mr. Axelrod started his career as a McKinsey & Company consultant. He currently serves on the Board of Overseers of Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City. He holds an A.B. in Social Studies magna cum laude from Harvard University.

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Jon Zanoff

Founder Empire Startups and the FinTech Startups Meetup

Jon Zanoff is a FinTech product management expert with extensive experience developing global multi-asset class electronic trading systems and analytics. Jon previously led product management efforts at E*trade, Instinet, and REDI Technologies. He is a judge for the Innotribe Startup Challenge and Startupbootcamp FinTech. When he's not discovering the next FinTech trend he'll likely be working on his Ducati.

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Jonathan Hayes

Creator & co-founder, Dinube

Jonathan is the creator and co-founder of Dinube - a realtime payment network in the cloud that started up in the MIT Media Lab. Dinube was the winner of several awards at MIT and later set up operations in Europe. Prior to that, Jonathan led the innovation strategy at TechIDEAS, an award -winning software innovation firm based in Barcelona, Spain. Jonathan was one of the founding members of the team that launched Sironta, the first fully inter-operable collaboration software suite available for Mac OS, Linux and PC. Innovation is a way of life for Jonathan. He was one of the first to fly a hot-air balloon over volcanoes in Guatemala. He envisioned and led the development of a high-performance motor sports cluster in Barcelona and was first to launch a bid for an all-Spanish Formula One™ team, also developing the first proposal for Banco Santander's entry to Formula One™. After working in senior management roles across EMEA regions and Central, South and North America, Jonathan returned to Spain to launch “Nuevos Valores”, the premier publication on Corporate Social Responsibility in Spain, of which he was founding editor. Jonathan has led programs on innovation, negotiation skills and entrepreneurship as a senior lecturer at several business schools. Jonathan was born in Zimbabwe and grew up in Africa and Europe. He holds joint (Hons) degrees in Law from the Universities of Sheffield (UK) Salamanca (Spain) and earned an MBA in Innovation and Global Leadership from MIT Sloan School of Management (USA).

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Jonathan Lehr

Venture Director at Work-Bench

Jonathan Lehr is Venture Director of Work-Bench, where he focuses on early stage enterprise technology investment. He manages the Work-Bench Ventures $10M fund which co-invests with top-tier investors in extraordinary founders tackling enormous market opportunities in enterprise technology. Jon founded the NY Enterprise Technology Meetup in January 2012 as a way to generate momentum for the enterprise tech ecosystem in New York, with a focus on connecting entrepreneurs, Fortune 500 technologists, investors, and students to network and learn from one another. Prior to Work-Bench, Jon worked at Morgan Stanley on their Technology Business Development team in IT. In that capacity, he partnered with internal technology clients to facilitate the selection and on-boarding of emerging technology vendors. He has written about enterprise technology trends for the WSJ’s CIO Journal, The Next Web andPandoDaily. Jon is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania where he received a BSE in Bioengineering, with minors in Mathematics and Economics.

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Jordi Safont

General Partner, Lánzame Capital

Jordi Safont es actualmente General Partner en Lánzame Capital, el primer Pledge Fund en España que, a través de la co-inversión, ayuda a invertir en Startups con gran potencial de crecimiento. Jordi ha sido seed investor en empresas Fintech que han logrado levantar más de 50 millones de euros, como Kantox, Novicap, Verse, Credit Dreams y Consentio. Además, también cuenta con experiencia como inversor en criptomoedas. Cuenta con una trayectoria profesional vinculada a los mercados financieros y al asesoramiento de patrimonios. Su experiencia en criterios y políticas de inversión en startups fue adquirida en el NYU Innovation Fund. Jordi es economista y exempresario y tiene un MBA por ESADE y New York University Stern School of Business.

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Jorge Camus

Co-Founder, DESTACAME.CL

Jorge es co-fundador de DESTACAME, una herramienta que permite a las personas tomar control de su información financiera y mejorar su acceso a productos financieros. Jorge ha sido un emprendedor toda su vida: a los 23 años, luego de graduarse de Business&Economics, empezó dos empresas vinculadas al negocio de los viajes: NanduAir, una línea aérea en la Patagonia y Zerohotel, un hotel boutique en Valparaíso. Luego de cuatro años liderando esos proyectos, decidió seguir su pasión por la tecnología y durante dos años fue gerente general de Red Fácil, una empresa de tecnología, enfocada en darle servicios a las compañías de telecomunicaciones. Realizó un MBA en MIT y le encanta viajar, los deportes al aire libre, la historia y la tecnología.

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Jorge García-Bustamante

Head of Business Development, Diners Club

Jorge es el Director de Desarrollo de Negocios de Diners Club del Ecuador y Responsable del recientemente establecido Centro de Innovación de esta compañía. Bajo su responsabilidad están las Gerencias de Marketing, Desarrollo de Productos y Desarrollo de Líneas de Negocio del más importante emisor de tarjetas de crédito del país. Es parte del Global Marketing Advisory Board de Diners Club International y de Discover Card, conjuntamente con sus pares de Estados Unidos, Japón, Suiza, Sudáfrica y Grecia. Tiene una certificación del MIT en desarrollo de Fintechs, una certificación del IAE de Argentina en Marketing Internacional, un MBA del IDE de Ecuador, y es Economista especializado en Finanzas Corporativas de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador. Ha colaborado para varias compañías regionales y multinacionales en roles de Marketing, CRM, Desarrollo de Negocios y Planificación Financiera. Fundador de dos agencias de Marketing Relacional y Digital, y ha obtenido un premio Effie de Oro en la categoría Internet con una de las iniciativas que llevó a cabo para Coca Cola. Actualmente está profundamente involucrado en el proceso de transformación digital de la compañía para la cual presta servicios y es mentor de algunos emprendimientos digitales a través de la red Buentrip y de HAPN30.

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Jorge Gutiérrez

CEO, Fiinlab

Jorge Gutiérrez es Ingeniero Industrial del ITESM. Becario Fulbright con un MBA en Emprendimiento e Innovación por Babson College. Jorge ha descubierto y aplicado su pasión por el emprendimiento en grandes corporativos, en la educación, en proyectos personales y en los individuos y organizaciones involucrados en el ecosistema. Empresas como American Express, PepsiCo, Cinepolis y actualmente Fiinlab piwered by Gentera, le han permitido acelerar y aplicar el conocimiento para innovar usando fortalezas internas e inteligencia colectiva. Apasionado por adquirir y compartir el conocimiento, es profesor y coach de innovación y emprendimiento. Ha trabajado con instituciones educativas como la UDEM, Universidad Vasco de Quiroga y con Babson College en el Babson Entrepreneurial Leading Academy. En los últimos años, Jorge se ha dedicado a vivir y explorar la innovación y el emprendimiento desde diferentes perspectivas. Entre inmersiones académicas y prácticas, ha fortalecido su pasión por el emprendimiento como herramienta de cambio y superación social y personal. Participa en el programa BELA en Tanzania, usando el emprendimiento como herramienta para generar confianza en niños y jóvenes en pobreza extrema. Fue parte de la 1er Generación de MBAs Across America, programa piloto impulsado por Harvard para revitalizar América, un emprendedor a la vez. Participó en el Entrepreneurship Development Program del MIT, entre otros.

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Jorge Ortiz

Founding President & CEO, Fintech México

Jorge has 18 years of experience in the financial sector, specializing in Private Banking, Asset management and Private equity. Prior to his current responsibilities as Founding President & CEO Fintech Mexico and as Managing Partner in Carpo Capital LLC, he served as a Senior Private Banker at Citi Private Bank New York and as Director of the Private Bank at UBS in New York. Since 2009 he is the Head of Private Banking and Asset Management in Carpo Capital LLC where he oversees the operations and relationships with clients and asset managers in Mexico, US and Europe. He is also the head of the Carpo Capital Global Fund in Luxembourg. He is a member of the board at E Capital, a venture capital Fund in Mexico. He serves as a Mentor in several incubators such as Wayra, StartUp Mexico, Reto Zapopan and Endeavor. He earned a B.S. in accounting and Finance from UDLA-P, an MBA from IPADE, a Master in Politics and public Administration from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Master in Philosophy from Universidad Iberoamericana and a Master in Innovation and New Business Development from Tec de Monterrey. He si currently a Ph.D. candidate in Philosophy at Universidad Iberoamericana.

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Jorge Ruiz M

MD, Citibank Digital Acceleration Global Head

He currently heads Business Development and Digital Banking for Latin America as well as Citi’s Digital Acceleration Program globally. This strategic function is responsible for transforming Citi to become The Premier Digital Bank in Latin America, generating significant new game-changing business opportunities for the firm and accelerating Citi’s Digital transformation globally Throughout his tenure at Citi, Mr. Ruiz has had local and regional responsibilities in various businesses: Corporate Finance, Financial Institutions, Risk Management and Corporate Bank. Before joining Citi, Mr. Ruiz held functions as Founding Partner and CEO in firms related to Insurance, Capital Markets and Fund Management. He also served as a board member in profit and non-profit institutions. During his professional career he has conducted business in in the Americas, Europe, and Asia Mr. Ruiz is a co-founder of www.ChallengeMeNow.com, a social network dedicated to help charity organizations raise funds through personal achievements. Besides his role in Digital Banking, he servers as member of Citi’s Global Innovation Council, Global Digital Executive Committee and Latin American Operating Committee Mr. Ruiz holds a degree in Finance from The University of Texas.

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Jorge Zenteno

Deputy Director General in Payments, Insurance and Spotlight, Santander México

Jorge Zenteno, es Ingeniero Industrial por la Universidad Panamericana y cuenta con una maestría en finanzas por el ITAM. Jorge tiene 25 años de experiencia en el sector financiero, 23 de ellos dentro de Grupo Santander, en donde ha desempeñado diversas funciones tanto en Santander México como en Santander US. Actualmente, Jorge tiene a su cargo la dirección general adjunta del negocio de tarjetas de crédito, seguros y es responsable de la factoría digital de Santander: Spotlight. La fábrica digital tiene como principal objetivo la digitalización de productos y procesos comerciales de los diferentes segmentos del Banco, todo ello bajo metodologías "agiles" y la colaboración de universitarios, clientes, aliados estratégicos y empresas fintechs.

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Josep Celaya

Deputy Director, Global Direct Insurance, MAPFRE

Josep Celaya is Deputy Director for Global Direct Insurance at MAPFRE, responsible for defining the digital strategy of the direct business operations of the group and monitoring its implementation. He is also looks after the marketing and the sales of the operations, covering customer experience, customer acquisition, retention and value proposition. Prior to this he was the Director of Strategy, Development and Innovation and founding member of Verti Seguros (recent Spanish startup). He has a long, international career spanning insurance, internet and telecoms in strategic and managerial roles over seven years. He has also sat on the advisory board and been a board member for several startups. Josep has an MBA from ESADE and is a graduate from IMD (Lausanne).

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Juan Carlos Arroyo

Innovation Director, BBVA

Director at BBVA, the global financial services group with solid leadership in Spain, the principle financial institution in Mexico and with leading franchises in South America and the sunbelt region of the US. Juan Carlos Arroyo started his career in Grupo Financiero Probursa, the company dealing in an operational capacity in leasing products, factoring and payment systems. He was responsible for ATMs and Debit Cards operations for BBVA Probursa. After the BBVA - Bancomer merger he was part of the team responsible for the design of bancomer.com, one of the first mini-sites for clients by segment and with new online services. Over the last decade, Arroyo has had various roles as a director in the areas of commercial development, commercial partnerships, innovation and development, strategy and planning and the transformation of retail banking. He led the design of the web transformation project for the offices of BBVA Bancomer and was the project management officer for the pilot. He managed the multiannual expansion strategy for the project, valued at USD1,200m. He’s an expert in the management and coordination of multidisciplinary teams and is currently the Innovation Director for Mexico. Arroyo is responsible for coordinating the design and implementation of innovation initiatives, new business and open innovation and managing the integration of BBVA in the local entrepreneurial ecosystem. He is the representative of the BBVA Innovation Centre for Mexico. He graduated in Business Administration and has a Master in Finance from EGADE Business School of ITESM. He’s married and is a full time dad to 3 beautiful girls.

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Juan Carlos Espinosa Ortega

Head of Digital Strategy & Innovation, HSBC Mexico, Banca de Consumo y Patrimonial

Juan Carlos se unió a HSBC México el pasado diciembre 2016 con la responsabilidad de dirigir la transformación digital e innovación en la banca de consumo y patrimonial de HSBC México. A su cargo se encuentran el desarrollo y evolución de los assets digitales del banco, para una mejor vinculación con sus clientes y con responsabilidades directas de adquisición de clientes y ventas por canales digitales. Adicionalmente tiene como responsabilidad desarrollar el modelo de relacionamiento con el Ecosistema Fintech y la evolución hacia Open Banking. Juan Carlos cuenta con más de 25 años de experiencia en sectores de tecnología, telecomunicaciones y servicios financieros, liderando áreas de Estrategia, Innovación, Fintech engagament, Marketing Digital y Desarrollo de Negocio. Ha participado en el desarrollo de modelos de negocio/tecnológicos disruptivos en el sistema financiero por más de 10 años, desde la perspectiva Bancaria, Telecom y Fintech. A cargo de desarrollar, lanzar y operar el primer modelo de banco “branch free” y 100% digital en México. Previamente ocupó diversas posiciones directivas en empresas como Bankaool, Telefónica Movistar México, Neoris y Softtek. Juan Carlos es graduado en Ingeniería en Sistemas Electrónicos por el Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey.

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Juan López

Investment Manager, Kibo Ventures

Juan has more than 8 years of experience in the world of technology, as a Project manager and Business developer at Indra Systems in the defense and security division, and at Kibo Ventures as a venture capital investment manager. During his time at Indra, Juan led various projects to equip naval platforms with state-of-the-art defense systems. He also engaged in multiple international initiatives working in business development efforts in Australia and Europe as well as actively participating in joined collaborations with US technology companies to develop and design systems and full solutions to increase Indra’s global offer. Currently, he is a board member in various technology driven startups and as part of Kibo Ventures’ team he is involved in dealflow generation, portfolio management, and execution of investment and exit operations. Juan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Science as a Telecommunication Engineer at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst where he graduated Magna Cum laude and a Master’s degree in Corporate Finance at CUNEF, Madrid.

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Juan Lopez Salaberry

Venture Partner, 500 Startups

Juan is a Venture Partner in 500 Startups and runs the Spanish speaking accelerator of 500 Startups in Mexico City. Having lived in 9 countries he has worked in hardware companies, evaluated luxury hotels, produced communication campaigns for various countries and has also worked in TV and radio. After pursuing entrepreneurship in Argentina and Uruguay he now finds himself in Mexico where he supports the growth of more than 70 companies in Latin America.

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Juan Revuelta

Investment Director, Swanlaab Venture Factory

Juan is Investment Director at Swanlaab Venture Factory, a technology oriented Venture Capital fund in Spain. He has been working in the VC sector since 2008 always with a strong focus on technology and innovation. Prior to this, Juan worked in the semiconductor industry as an Engineer for LSI Logic and Texas Instruments in Munich (Germany) and Nice (France), respectively. He holds a Masters Degree in Industrial and Electronic Engineering from University of Navarra and a MBA from IESE Business School.

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Julián Abril

Director of Innovation, Grupo Aval

Julián es administrador de empresas y especialista en Gerencia de Mercadeo Estratégico. Cuenta con una importante experiencia con más de diez años en el descubrimiento, estructuración, lanzamiento de productos y generación de valores agregados a partir de oportunidades en la industria financiera. Luego de haber finalizado sus estudios profesionales, inició su aventura como emprendedor. Periodo que le permitió la aproximación de primera mano al ecosistema digital y sus desafíos, despertando al mismo tiempo su pasión actual por la Innovación y “Creatividad Estratégica”. Desde de su ultimo rol como Director de Innovación en una importante institución financiera, lideró la creación de una plataforma de innovación abierta para descubrimiento de Startups Fintech. Actualmente se desempeña como Director de Innovación en un reconocido Grupo Financiero, con el desafío de generar estrategias utilizando la Co-creación e innovación, para mejorar la experiencia con los clientes y la construcción gradual de los servicios financieros de la nueva Banca.

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Julián Scopinaro

Head of Mobile Payments, Mercado Pago Mexico

Julián es Director de Mobile Paymets en Mercado Pago México y lidera el crecimiento de los tres productos de pagos móviles de la compañía: Point (lector de tarjetas), Wallet (billetera electrónica) y SDKs para procesar pagos in-app. Antes de sumarse a Mercado Pago, fue co-fundador y CEO de Vinti, una de las 3 principales billeteras electrónicas de Argentina. Julián obtuvo un Master en Economía de University of Edimburgh (Reino Unido), donde estuvo becado por el Gobierno Británico, y es licenciado en Ciencia Política de la Universidad de San Andrés (Argentina). También completó el programa Go-To-Market del Graduate School of Business de Stanford University.

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Julián Vinué

Director, Wayra Barcelona

Julián was leading the Entrepreneurship Area at La Salle Technova Barcelona until 2012, where he managed a community of 100+ startups looking for investment and gave them support in their business development. He then went on to direct the Wayra Academy in Barcelona, the startup accelerator powered by Telefónica to support technology entrepreneurs with projects in Europe and Latin America. The first edition of Barcelona has been a success, raising private investment rounds for 7 of the 8 startups for a total of more than €3.5M in less than a year. Currently, Wayra Barcelona is in its second edition with 10 new innovative companies, and before its big investor event, the Wayra Spain demoDay, it has already raised €1.2M for this second batch. Julián is also a speaker at entrepreneurship conferences and universities, trying to communicate his experience with startups to new entrepreneurs and degree students. Apart from being passionate about entrepreneurship, he love to sail every weekend and do anything related to the sea: SUP, kayak, surf, kitesurf, regattas... You can find him at Club Nàutic Sitges, where he’s also a member of the board.

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Karen Mirkin

Business Manager, Wayra Argentina

Karen es licenciada en Administración de Empresas por la Universidad de San Andrés y realizó Posgrados en Comercio Exterior en la UB junto y en Evaluación de Proyectos en el ITBA-CEMA. Tras haber trabajado durante 4 años en ExxonMobil, se incorporó al Grupo Telefónica en 2011 como Jefe de Producto y para desempeñar después la posición de Business Manager en Wayra Argentina.

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Karin Garcia Schendera

‎Manager of Business Development at Caser's Partnership Business, Caser

Karin tiene más de 12 años de experiencia trabajando en el negocio de seguros y los servicios de outsourcing como Gerente de ventas senior B2B. Actualmente es Directora de Prospección del Negocio Grandes Cuentas de Caser Seguros desde donde coordina el establecimiento de alianzas y acuerdos estratégicos con startups del sector Fintech e Insurtech. Altamente experimentada en la identificación de atraer alianzas B2B, su papel principal se centra en generar nuevas oportunidades de negocios, con un enfoque especial en las compañías financieras. De su labor han nacido los acuerdos con: Indexa Capital, Finizens, Coinscrap y Muno. El acercamiento al sector Fintech tiene como objetivo desarrollar soluciones y productos innovadores bajo modelos de comercialización conjunta. Caser se presenta como posible socio industrial con todas sus capacidades de seguros, servicios (Atendae, Acierta Asistencia, Casavi) y pensiones, y con un alto grado de flexibilidad tecnológica a la hora de abordar los proyectos. Es licenciada en Historia por la UCM y cuenta con un Master's degree, Sales & Marketing por el ESIC: Business & Marketing School.

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Kathryn Wellemeyer

Manager, Axon Partners Group

Kathryn has more than eight years of experience in corporate development, project design and management, and entrepreneurship in the United States, Europe, and Latin America. She currently works as a Manager at Axon Partners Group in its Corporate division, responsible for managing M&A advisory and fundraising efforts for clients across Europe, Latin America, and South Asia. Before joining Axon, Kathryn spent over five years in Latin America as a consultant in the oil & gas sector, as well as co-founding a fashion retail start-up in Panama. She is very interested in the role that entrepreneurship plays in creating opportunities in emerging markets through the ingenuity of human capital.

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Laura Gisbert

COO, Afluenta

Laura Gisbert is one of the most experienced professionals in operations and customer care across traditional and new customer services channels of Latin America. Laura is actually the COO of Afluenta the most active Peer-to-Peer Lending company in Latin America. in Afluenta she manages operation, customer service, acquisition and collection. She also played a key rol in growing Movistar Argentina (Telefónica) where she handled a customer base of 18+ million users. Laura also worked at different director position in blue chip financial services companies such as American Express, Santander Rio and Banco Privado. Laura has studies in psychology at Buenos Aires University and a degree of Marketing from Universidad de Palermo.

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Laura Suárez

Editorial Director, Revista Entrepreneur

Laura es periodista y emprendedora. Es licenciada en Periodismo y Ciencias de la Comunicación por la Universidad del Salvador en Buenos Aires, Argentina. Cursó estudios de posgrado en Mercadotecnia, Contabilidad y Finanzas en el TEC de Monterrey y en el Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), en la Ciudad de México. Laura ha trabajado durante más de 15 años como reportera y editora especializada en economía y negocios en algunos de los medios de comunicación más importantes de América Latina. Inició su carrera en los diarios The Buenos Aires Herald y La Nación, en Buenos Aires. Fue corresponsal en México de la revista América Economía. Fue subdirectora de Comunicación de American Chamber of Commerce of Mexico. Es una de las socias fundadoras de Con Acento Latino, una escuela de idiomas enfocada en el mercado corporativo y diplomático. Y desde hace cinco años es la directora editorial de la revista Entrepreneur en México.

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Lázaro Campos

Management advisor & board member in digital payment ventures

Mr. Lázaro Campos is a management advisor and board member in digital payment ventures. He is a Non-Exec Director of miiCard Ltd (a start-up offering digital trust and online identity verification based on bank-account data), and a member of the Advisory Board of Payoneer Inc. (an industry-leading global business payment platform). Mr Campos served as the Chief Executive Officer of SWIFT, the global banking network, from April 2007 until July 2012 where he defined and led an ambitious strategy to re-position company as a commercially driven, customer centric, efficient and innovative cooperative . Launched innovation drive that positioned company as catalyst for innovation in industry (Innotribe.com). Performed turnaround during financial crisis, decreasing costs by 30%, improving operational performance, while launching innovative new products. Doing all this in a highly complex governance environment: cooperative with 25 member board and strict G-10 Central Bank oversight. Prior to that he held numerous executive and senior management positions. Before joining SWIFT, he served in the international division of Banc Agricol. Mr. Campos has over 25 years of international financial services and telecommunications experience. Most recently, Mr Campos has been appointed member of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Digital Financial Services (DFS) Platform Enablers group in support of financial inclusion for the poor.

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Lisa Besserman

Founder, Startup Buenos Aires

When Lisa arrived in Buenos Aires she did not speak Spanish, and had no business or community connections in the city. Despite these obstacles, she managed to build a strong startup community in Buenos Aires. Startup Buenos Aires now helps the community overcome the challenges of startups by providing the resources necessary for growth, development and innovation.Lisa was named by the Council of the Americas as the 2014 “Business Innovator in Latin America” and Business Insiders “Top 100 Most Influential Women in Tech”

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Lorena Andrea Suarez

Country Manager, Wayra Argentina

Lorena es actualmente la Country Manager en Wayra habiéndose desempeñado previamente como Business Development Manager. Cuenta con amplia experiencia en comunicación, marketing y estrategia de posicionamiento en el mercado de internet. Lorena tiene un MBA de la Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, un Master en gestión de empresas de la UCA y es economista egresada de la Universidad de Buenos Aires.

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Luciano Monti

Senior Manager, Western Union Argentina

Luciano es el Gerente Comercial de Western Unión Argentina desde el 2012, conduciendo la red de agentes y entidades para el negocio de remesas nacionales e Internacionales y los servicios de pago de facturas a través de Pago Fácil. Formado en la Universidad Católica Argentina, realizo estudios en el IAE y complemento su conocimiento en negocios en la Universita degli Studi de Milano y la Universita del Sannio durante los 4 años que vivio en Italia. En Western Unión durante sus 9 años en la compañía ha ocupado cargos en Operaciones Regionales relacionados a procesos, calidad y entrenamiento, productos e innovación, abarcando toda la región de América Latina. Tiene 40 años, dos hijos y es ex jugador y actual entrenador de Rugby en SIC, su hobby y pasión.

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Luis Pérez Ureña

CEO & Founder, FINN VENTURES

Luis es el CEO y fundador de Finn Ventures, el primer Venture Builder español especializado en Fintechs. Durante los últimos 18 años ha ocupado distintos puestos directivos en entidades financieras de primer nivel. Inicio su carrera en el sector financiero como trader de renta variable internacional en Banco Urquijo donde llegó a ser miembro del Comité de Internet con 23 años. Con 24 años decide dejar la entidad para emprender, siendo el CEO y co-fundador de Internet Equity Partners, compañía desde la que ya desarrollo la capacidad para la creación proyectos a modo de incubadora, con un equipo de 50 empleados, crearon los 5 principales portales verticales de deportes y aficiones al aire libre, una compañía de desarrollos digitales y una agencia de viajes virtual. Posteriormente regresa de nuevo a Banco Urquijo como director del Área de eBusiness & Canales para llevar a cabo toda la transformación digital y desarrollo de los canales remotos del Banco líder en Banca Privada. A finales de 2006 se incorpora en el Grupo Santander donde ha ocupado diversos cargos directivos como Director de Activación y Retención de Clientes, Director de Colectivos, Relaciones Institucionales y Captación de Clientes y finalmente como Director Global de Gestión Comercial donde lidero el proyecto para transformar la gestión comercial de una visión producto a una visión cliente en los distintos bancos filiales del grupo. Es licenciado en Administración y Dirección de Empresas por la Complutense, Master en Finanzas por CUNEF y Executive LEAD Programme por el IE Business School. Ha impartido clases en distintos Master en materia de emprendimiento, participa en diversos programas de mentorship a startups y participa de forma regular en diversos medios de comunicación como el programa Digital Business de Intereconomía.

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Luis Villa del Campo

World Economic Forum - Fjord - Accenture

Tras más de quince años trabajando en estrategia, tecnología y diseño para grandes empresas, Luis ha desarrollado un superpoder: el de dotar de sentido a esa mezcla de orden y caos se produce en la frontera entre lo físico y lo digital. Transformar esa visión en experiencias de clientes de todos los sectores y desde todo tipo de empresas: Netjuice, Capgemini y The Cocktail, y actualmente en Fjord. Como Business Design Director de Fjord Madrid, Luis ayuda a clientes a reimaginar sus servicios digitales a través del diseño, convirtiendo la complejidad en "simplicidad elegante”.

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Lupina Iturriaga

Founder & Executive Director, Fintonic

Lupina es licenciada en Administración y Dirección de empresas por CUNEF. Cuenta con una amplia experiencia en el sector empresarial y financiero, concretamente en el mundo de la banca así como en el sector de la tesorería y banca comercial, lo que le llevó a incorporarse finalmente como socia a la empresa IDEON, como líder del área de consultoría financiera. Su experiencia en planificación financiera y su perfil de emprendedora la llevan a fundar Fintonic en España a finales de 2012. A día de hoy, ya son más de 400.000 usuarios los que se aprovechan de esta aplicación que les permite tomar las mejores decisiones con respecto a su dinero y contratar productos directamente desde el móvil. El éxito de Fintonic le hicieron merecedora del primer Premio Innovación Móvil del sector Finance de Google. Lupina también ha sido reconocida recientemente por el Instituto Choiseul, al incluirla en el ranking "100 Economic Leaders for Tomorrow". Además, el selecto programa de Blackbox By Google Entrepeneurs la seleccionó para participar en San Francisco, y en las pasadas semanas ha sido nombrada entre las 500 mujeres más influyentes publicado por la lista Yo Dona (2016). Lupina ha sido distinguida con la Estrella de la Comunidad de Madrid por el valor empresarial 2017, el mayor Galardón entregado por la Comunidad, (Marzo 2017). Por otro lado, es ponente habitual en ponentes y eventos como el South Summit Madrid.

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Maite Agujetas Serrano

IT&Ops Innovation Director, Grupo Santander

M. Teresa Agujetas Serrano estudió Económicas en la Universidad Complutense de Madrid, desarrollando su actividad profesional en el sector financiero y en el área de IT. Trabajó en NatWest España, Banesto y Banco Santander, pasando por distintas áreas del IT, desarrollo de aplicaciones de negocio, de middleware, producción siendo responsable de la administración de las bases de datos, control de calidad del software. Posteriormente tomó la responsabilidad de arquitectura de Software técnica y funcional, función que ha conservado desde entonces y que se ha convertido en su pasión. Desde hace 7 años es Chief Technology Officer del Grupo Santander que incluye la responsabilidad sobre la arquitectura, estrategia de sistemas informáticos y la definición de los procesos IT. En los últimos años ha colaborado y en algunos casos liderado los proyectos de integración de los bancos que el Grupo ha ido adquiriendo. Durante los últimos 5 años fue CTO del Grupo como paso previo a su puesto actual como Director de Operaciones de IT e Innovación.

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Manuel Rivero

CEO, BanRegio

Manuel Rivero Zambrano es Director Ejecutivo del Banco Regional de Monterrey, la principal subsidiaria de Banregio Grupo Financiero, S.A.B. de C.V. Ha sido Director del Consejo de la compañía desde junio de 2011 y ha prestado servicios como Director de Operaciones y como Director Financiero en Banregio. Él desempeñó un papel clave en la definición y ejecución del plan estratégico del Grupo Financiero, incluidos el desarrollo y la adquisición de nuevas líneas de negocios. Manuel Rivero Zambrano tiene más de 14 años de experiencia en el sector financiero y ha servido en varios puestos gerenciales dentro de Banregio. Él tiene una Licenciatura en Administración Financiera del Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM).

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Manuel Romero

Director de Innovación, Barclays España y Portugal

Manuel tiene mas 15 años de experiencia en el sector financiero, la mayor parte ellos dedicado a actividades relacionadas con banca digital. Formó parte del equipo que lanzó el primer banco por internet en España, unoe bank, en el año 2000. En 2006 se incorporó al área digital de Barclays en España, y desde 2012 lidera la función de Innovación Multicanal de Barclays para España y Portugal, teniendo un papel muy relevante en la transformación digital del Banco

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Manuel Silva

Partner at Santander InnoVentures

Manuel fue miembro fundador de BBVA Ventures desde sus inicios a finales de 2010. En la actualidad, entre otras cosas, es responsable de las inversiones del equipo en Finanzas Alternativas así como en soluciones adaptadas a ciertos segmentos de negocio (Inclusión Financiera, segmento affluent, etc.) También se encarga de las oportunidades originadas en América Latina y México. Antes de formar parte de BBVA Ventures, Manuel se encargaba de apoyar al grupo de Innovación de BBVA en sus esfuerzos por expandir el alcance del banco más allá de actividades bancarias tradicionales. Previamente, Manuel fue Analista Senior en el equipo para Asia del área de Estrategia y Desarrollo Corporativo de BBVA, apoyando la estrategia de expansión del banco en China, Hong Kong y otros mercados emergentes. Manuel es Licenciado en Administración de Empresas por Colegio Universitario de Estudios Financieros (CUNEF, Madrid). Cursó estudios de Postgrado en Filosofía y Política así como un Master en Economía del Desarrollo en el Institut d’Études Politiques de París (Sciences Po, Paris), y fue investigador de Doctorado en economía china en Hong Kong y Beijing. También cursó el Master in Internet Business del ISDI (Madrid).

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Mariela Atanassova

Innovation Facilitator, Group Flow

Mariela Atanassova (Mela) is a technologist and innovator with more than 17 years experience in the financial industry. She is a co-founder of Innotribe - SWIFT’s collaborative Innovation initiative where she gained hands-on experience with innovation management and processes, particularly open and collaborative innovation, product innovation and culture change. Currently Mela runs a practice as an innovation facilitator and collaboration designer, helping groups work better, learn and innovate. She uses a diverse palette of tools such as creativity techniques, graphic facilitation, design thinking and complex systems. She applies these in a variety of environments (workshops, software development projects, conferences), and in different industries (FinTech, Insurance, Biotech & Pharma, Education, Standardisation). She is an advisor to Startupbootcamp FinTech.

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Marina Zaliznyak

Head of Strategy, Packlink

Marina is an active online industry player, a passionate networker, with an entrepreneurial spirit and an international streak. Marina was born in the Ukraine, nurtured in the U.S. and is currently residing in Spain. She's held numerous positions in the online marketing and digital business, including Domestika where she was the Director of eMarketing Operations, the Sales Director for Traffic4u, Business Development Director for Fiabee and Marketing Director for ADTZ. Marina has also started several companies, among them wiseri a recruitment platform based on crowdsourcing and gamification. To give further meaning to her enthusiasm for the start-up scene, Marina was a regular contributor in Techcrunch Europe, reporting out of Spain on up and coming European startups. She's also a been a mentor for Startupbootcamp, The Founder Institute and Tetuan Valley, as well as regular advisor for several startups out of Spain. Currently, as the Strategy and HR Director, Marina forms part of the executive team at PackLink, a disruptive online comparison, booking and management service for all shipping needs.

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Markus Gnirk

Managing Director, Startupbootcamp Fintech Singapore

Markus is the COO of Startupbootcamp FinTech, one of the largest innovation programs in the FinTech industry, based in London. Besides running the 3 months accelerator he is also in charge of organising hackathons, innovation workshops and pitch days - everything that is required to boost innovation in the financial industry. He is a German engineer by heart that quickly realised that corporates are not his cup of tea. After founding a Fashion and scaling up a CleanWeb startup, he is involved as an angel investor and advisor in the European tech community.

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Martí Escursell

Partner, Cube Investments

Martí is a professional with 15 years experience equally split between management and strategy consultancy to top firms and serving as a high level executive and CFO. As a consultant he has been involved in international, long-term, hands-on projects, working with top management to define, plan and implement distribution and commercial turnaround strategies and launch new business lines and products into new markets. He also consulted on complex organisation matter. As a top level executive and CFO he was responsible for developing and consolidating 2 startups at an international level focusing on strategy, business plans, finance, fundraising, operations and company structuring. Martí has a degree in business administration, an MBA from ESADE and a CEMS Master from HEC Paris.

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Martin Naor

Partner & CEO, Infocorp

Martin has been partner and CEO of Infocorp since 2009 with the mission of positioning Infocorp as the leading business in making electronic relationships between clients and financial institutions possible, simple and profitable. With this objective, Martin is leading Infocorp in its search for innovative solutions through internal R&D, associations with other businesses and investment in startups and promising entrepreneurs. Before Infocorp, Martin had a long career at Microsoft which began in Uruguay and culminated in the US where Martin was Director of OEM for Latin America, leading Microsoft’s most profitable Sales & Marketing efforts in the region. Martin has a degree in Business Administration from the Universidad Católica del Uruguay and an MBA from the Universidad de Montevideo.

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Martin Schrimpff

Co-founder, Zinobe

Martin Schrimpff Ingeniero mecánico de la Universidad de Edimburgo, con más de 16 años de experiencia en temas de Fintech. Ha sido socio fundador de 6 empresas de tecnología, de las cuales se destacan Acsendo, Zinobe (Lineru.com) y PayU (antes Pagosonline). PayU hoy en día tiene más de 2000 empleados y su valorización es cercana a los $ 800 Millones de dólares. Fue seleccionado emprendedor Endeavor en el 2010 y siendo un Inversionista ángel activo, pertenece a la junta directiva de varias empresas tech. Martin salió de PayU en el 2017, para enfocarse a Lineru, la empresa líder en Colombia en otorgar préstamos personales 100% online.

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Matt Menietti

Venture Partner, SixThirty

Matt currently serves as the Venture Partner at SixThirty, a St. Louis-based fintech accelerator program and has spent the last 4 years running similar programs. Before SixThirty, Matt was the Director of Operations for a St. Louis-accelerator called Capital Innovators, which was recently named as the 6th best accelerator in the United States according to an independant 2014 study. Prior to Capital Innovators, he was one of 16 Fellows enrolled in the Coro Fellowship Program for Public Affairs, an intense, 9 month, cross-sector fellowship program. Matt is also a co-founder and COO of an online collaboration tool called GoodMap, which won $30,000 in seed funding through the YouthBridge Social Enterprise Competition in April 2013. In June of 2012, he was named to the St. Louis Business Journal’s prestigious 30 Under 30 list of up-and-coming young professionals. Matt has joint degrees in Electrical Engineering and Entrepreneurship from the University of Iowa. He is originally from Iowa City, Iowa.

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Matteo Rizzi

General Partner, SBT Venture Capital

Matteo Rizzi is a General Partner in SBT Venture Capital, a 100 M USD Fin-Tech fund launched in 2013 by Sberbank, one of the largest financial institutions in the world. Previously, Matteo worked at SWIFT for 12 years. At SWIFT, he co-founded Innotribe and created the Innotribe Startup Challenge, positioning SWIFT as the facilitator of collaborative innovation in the financial industry. In 2007 he created www.swiftcommunity.net, the collaborative space for SWIFT’s financial eco-system. In 2003, he founded one of the first social networks, www.italiansonline.net, which today is the world’s largest Italian expatriate portal. Prior to joining SWIFT, Matteo spent 10 years in the IT-networking sales industry, leading the international expansion of a large IBM networking products wholesaler. Matteo holds a master’s degree in computer science and a post-graduate degree in financial transactions. A truly multi-cultural European, he conducts business in French, Italian, Spanish and English.

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Matthieu Albrieux

Investment Officer, Accion Venture Lab

Matthieu es un Oficial de Inversiones de Accion Venture Lab, liderando la actividad de negociación del equipo y el compromiso de la cartera en América Latina. Antes de unirse a Accion Venture Lab, Matthieu era un asociado a cargo de las inversiones fintech y de energía en Antoni & Lelo de Larrea Venture Partners (ALLVP), un importante fondo mexicano de capital riesgo en etapa inicial. Antes de AllVP, Matthieu trabajó en Société Générale CIB en México en la estructuración de productos de deuda corporativa para los sectores de telecomunicaciones, medios y tecnología, recursos naturales e infraestructura, así como en transacciones de fusiones y adquisiciones transfronterizas. Anteriormente, Matthieu tenía responsabilidades en el equipo de compras de energía de ArcelorMittal, donde adquirió una gran experiencia en gestión de operaciones y logística de la cadena de valor. Matthieu también se desempeñó como gerente de proyectos de Air Liquide, trabajando en planificación estratégica y marketing. Matthieu tiene una B.A. en administración y economía con una especialización en marketing y estrategia de la Universidad Paris-Dauphine, y tiene una maestría en economía y negocios internacionales de la Universidad Paris-Dauphine y la Universidad La Sorbonne.

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Maxi Coll

Marketing Manager, Banco Ciudad

Comenzó su carrera en el Banco Ciudad en el año 1998 como joven profesional. Es Licenciado en Economía de UBA y posee un Master en Finanzas de Di Tella. Se desempeñó en distintos puestos: Planeamiento Comercial, Estudios Económicos y Financieros, Coordinación de Productos, Coordinación de Canales Electrónicos y Gerencia de Marketing. Los diferentes puestos que ocupó le dan una visión integral del negocio, unificando los aspectos comerciales y financieros. Actualmente, es gerente de Marketing de Banco Ciudad supervisando las áreas de productos, publicidad y canales electrónicos.

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Maximiliano Babino

General Manager and President, Western Unión Argentina

Maximiliano Babino es el Gerente General & Presidente de Western Unión Argentina desde el 2012, conduciendo no solo el negocio de remesas nacionales e Internacionales, sino también los servicios de pago de facturas a través de Pago Fácil. Abogado, formado en la Universidad del Museo Social Argentino, realizo un MBA en el IAE y completo sus estudios de post grado en Osaka, Japón. En Western Unión ha ocupado cargos ejecutivos relacionados a nuevos canales, productos e innovación, durante los últimos 13 años abarcando toda la región de América Latina. Posee vasta experiencia en el área de ventas y ha trabajado en otras industrias como por ejemplo el sector automotriz en General Motors. Tiene 46 años, tres hijos y su hobby es el Running cosa que siempre le gusta hacer escuchando radio. Si no estuviera en esta industria le hubiera gustado ser emprendedor. afontao [10:11 PM]

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Michelle Faerman

Marketing & Content Strategist, Increase

Michelle es Licenciada en Economía Empresarial de la Universidad Torcuato Di Tella. Actualmente es responsable de Marketing y de la generación de contenido en Increase, una empresa dedicada al control de las ventas con tarjeta. También es organizadora de Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) Argentina, la competencia para estudiantes emprendedores más reconocida del mundo. La misma se realiza en más de 60 países, donde el ganador de cada país viaja para competir en la Final Global.

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Miguel Ángel Fañanas Martínez

Director Corporate Segment and Multinational Customers, Telefónica México

Currently Director of Corporate Customers and Multinationals in Telefonica Mexico. Proactive and results oriented professional with broad experience in all aspects of business development and change processes. Demonstrated hands-on management style in the development and implementation of strategic plans to ensure company’s targets achievement. Solid planning and organizational skills in coordinating all aspects of action plans, from inception to completion. Sees the big picture and plans appropriate strategies to achieve results. Strong team builder and facilitator, fosters an atmosphere that encourages highly talented team members to leverage on high level skills to meet demanding goals. Understands and overcomes organizational hindrances to deliver results. Effectively communicates direction and commits people to action. At EOI Business School (Madrid), he mentors MBA students to build compelling business plans for startups. As a Wayra collaborator, he helps the organization to select the best projects among thousands of participants in Wayra contests all around the world. Specialties: Passionate abot working in multinational multicultural environments. Proven experience to quickly learn the intricacies of clients’ business and identify opportunities for collaboration. Ability to develop relationships with customers and internal stakeholders at executive level. Ability to combine the strong functional expertise with excellent business & entrepreneurial acumen.

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Miguel Lasso

Director, H.I.G. WhiteHorse

Miguel Lasso is a Director of H.I.G. WhiteHorse in the Madrid office and focuses on the Spanish and Portuguese direct lending activities of the firm. Miguel joined H.I.G. from PriceWaterhouseCoopers, where he spent four years in the Debt & Capital Advisory department of the Madrid office advising companies and private equities on raising new debt and capital from credit funds, refinancing, and restructuring their existing debt. Miguel holds a Law degree, a Diploma in Business Administration at ICADE (Madrid) and an International MBA from IE Business School.

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Miguel López

Senior Analyst, ALLVP

Miguel se unió a ALLVP como Analista Senior en Fintech y Smart Cities Vertical para monitorear y mejorar las operaciones de las compañías del portafolio, así como para evaluar nuevas oportunidades de inversión. Antes de ALLVP, Miguel trabajó en UBS, en Nueva York y en la Ciudad de México, en el departamento de investigación de capital, con foco en los mercados bursátiles de América Latina. Antes de eso, trabajó en Financiera Bepensa, en los préstamos para el segmento de base de la pirámide y en RSM, haciendo la contabilidad y los impuestos para las empresas. Miguel tiene una Maestría en Finanzas del Tecnológico de Monterrey y un BS en Contabilidad de la Universidad Marista de Mérida.

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Nektarios Liolios

Co-founder, Rainmaking Colab and Startupbootcamp FinTech

Nektarios es cofundador y CEO de Rainmaking Colab, parte de Rainmaking, la cooperativa global de emprendedores, líderes en programas de innovación en todo el sector de servicios financieros. También es cofundador y CEO de Startupbootcamp FinTech. Trabajando para concretar la relación entre empresas y startups, Nektarios mantiene una estrecha colaboración con socios e inversionistas de la industria para los programas Rainmaking Colab y Startupbootcamp FinTech en Londres, Nueva York, Singapur, Mumbai y Ciudad de México. Antes de su puesto actual, dirigió el Innotribe Startup Challenge de SWIFT, facilitando la interacción entre las startups y las instituciones financieras. Impulsado por el espíritu empresarial, la colaboración y el deseo de cambiar la industria, Nektarios es un nómada mundial, un experto en viajes y un fanático de las zapatillas deportivas.

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Nicolás Berman

Partner, KaszeK Ventures

Nicolás Berman is one of the three Partners at Kaszek Ventures, the Latin American Venture Capital firm focused on the technology industry in the region. Before joining Kaszek Ventures, Nicolás was an active Angel Investor in several Internet related companies and VicePresident at MercadoLibre (Nasdaq: MELI), Latin America’s largest online commerce and payments platform, where he led the Marketing efforts across the company and the Advertising BU. He joined MercadoLibre in 1999 and, under his sight, MercadoLibre was selected as one of the “30 Hottest Brands in the World” by Ad-Age, while also recognized as one of the “Worlds 27 Brands of the Future” by the Credit Suisse Research Institute, among many other recognitions. Nicolás currently sits on the board of several internet companies, including PedidosYa, Pitzi, Zupcat, Restorando, Educatina and others. He also acts as Mentor for Endeavor Argentina and Uruguay, actively helping entrepreneurs. Nicolas also served as President of the "Direct and Interactive Marketing Asociation" in Argentina, is a professor at the Universidad de San Andres, and holds a degree in Business Administration from the Universidad de Buenos Aires.

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Nicolas Debock

Senior investment manager, XAnge Private Equity

Nicolas Debock, 36, spearheads the Paris-based private equity and venture capital firm’s investments in fintech venture and growth firms across Europe. XAnge, which has a total of €375 million of assets under management, has backed several fintech firms, including payments start-up The Currency Cloud, German online bank Fidor Bank and French crowdfunding platform KissKissBankBank. Before joining XAnge in 2011, Debock worked in the innovation and strategy department of French postal service Groupe La Poste, engaging with start-ups, venture capitalists and investors to gain insight into new trends that could affect the firm’s businesses. Debock was one of the founders of BarCampBank, a community that organises events on the future of banking and disruptions related to finance, and, in 2013, he organised Hack The Bank Paris, the first French fintech hackathon. Debock collects jazz vinyl records, enjoys cycling and playing rugby.

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Nicolás Moya

Innovation Director, Bankinter

Nicolás holds a PHD in Physics from University Complutense (Madrid), a MBA from Universidad Europea de Madrid (Laureate International Universities) and a PDD from IESE Business School. He started his career as a Technology consultant with different Consulting Firms. He has also been Head of m-Banking and m-payments for Telefonica Movistar. He currently works for Bankinter, where he has held different positions including Head of Mobility prior to his appointment as Director of Innovation. As a director of Innovation Nicolas has developed projects like www.coinc.es, a social savings web site; www.comparador.com, a financial comparison web site or Bankinter's mobile payments program.

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Nicolas Piacentino

Angel investor & Startup advisor

Nicolas has over 20 years of extensive experience in commodity markets from Grains to Oil, Gas and Metals. He started his multinational career at Andre et Cie. S.A. in Lausanne, Switzerland, at Glencore Ltd. And he worked as a head the American and Latin markets after the company IPO. From 2012 he is Partner - Board representation Hi-End Consultancy. He has participated in various start-ups as well as developing different personal businesses including active participation in different philanthropic organizations. Nicolas still maintains avid interests in various personal projects and is consulted by governmental Energy agencies, hedge funds as well as private or public commodity trading companies all around the world.

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Octavio Soler Bach

Partner, Trustly España & LoanBook Capital

Octavio joined the team at Trustly in 2012 to lead its development in the Spanish market and the Southern Europe expansion. Trustly is a fast growing European provider of online payments services. Trustly recently won the CIT Golden Card prize in Spain for the most innovative in the field of payments. At the same time, Octavio is partner and adviser to LoanBook Capital, marketplace leader in Spain in crowdlending for SMEs. Octavio has more than 15 years of experience as an entrepreneur, founder and director general for numerous technology companies, leading diverse development and acceleration projects in the fintech, internet and technology sectors. Prior to joining Trustly, he worked as director general for technology companies including Integra Interactive and ProXchange. Octavio has solid experience in business expansion, consulting and finance gained in North American multinational Enron Corp and Coopers & Lybrand (currently PricewaterhouseCoopers) in the UK and in Spain. He has a Business and Economic Sciences degree from the University of Barcelona and an MBA in Hautes Études Commerciales (HEC) from Paris. In his free time, Octavio enjoys the company of his friends and family, travel and reading.

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Oriol Pons

Director Business and Product Development at WESTERN UNION INTERNATIONAL BANK GMBH

Oriol Pons is Director Business and Product Development at WESTERN UNION INTERNATIONAL BANK GMBH. Oriol is constantly travelling to look for startups that will help him reach his objectives. To that end, if you have a great idea and you run into him in the hotel lobby or at the boarding gate, don’t hesitate to present it to him! Oriol has an Economics degree and a Masters in Banking and Finance from the University Pompeu Fabra. He has previously worked for Capgemini Consulting and la Caixa. His passion is his work, for him innovation is a big dose of professionalism and rigor combined with a lot of fun and a little bit of madness.

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Pablo Brenner

CEO & Founder at Collokia

Pablo es graduado en Computer Engineering en el Technion (Haifa, Israel), y trabajó en diseño de de los primeros Ruteadores de IP ya en 1987. En 1993 co-funda Alvarion, una de las primeras empresas de WiFi y Wimax del mundo, que en su momento de auge llegó a facturar 200 millones de dólares y 1300 empleados, pasando por un exitoso en NASDAQ en Marzo del 2000. En Alvarion Pablo se desempeñó como VicePresidente de Investigación y Desarrollo en los headquarters de Tel Aviv y luego como VP Latin America. Desde 2005 Pablo es Socio en Prosperitas Capital Partners, el primer fondo de Capital de Riesgo en Uruguay, con un portafolio de más de 20 empresas. En 2010 Pablo se suma a Globant, como VicePresidente de Innovación y Country Manager for Globant Uruguay. Globant es la compañía de software de mayor crecimiento en Latino America desarrollando software para líderes mundiales como Google, Linkedin, y Electronic Arts, entre otras. Pablo fue uno de los autores del standard de WiFi (IEEE P802.11), y tiene a su nombre una patente en USA (“Algoritmo para romaning rápido en redes de Salto de Frecuencia) Pablo es graduado del executive program de Singularity University, y fue miembro activo del directorio de Endeavor Uruguay, y su presidente entre 2003 to 2006.

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Pablo Prieto

Director Of Operations, Catapulta

Aspiring business leader driven by creativity and an entrepreneurial mindset. In my short life I have had the fortune of working in creative industries managing photographic production for top travel magazines, forcing me to embrace visual story telling as well as meeting operational goals. Most recently I co-founded and Digital Pixel Studio, a creative studio building engaging products for social events in Mexico. Picbox our first product is a market leading innovative social photo-booth company that has made more 1 million dollars in revenue and +1,500 executed events with brands such as Sony, L’oreal, Absolut Vodka, VOGUE and MTv. Today, I just graduated from a Design Strategy Masters in Business Administration Program. DMBA is a ground breaking program that fuses business, innovation, design thinking and sustainability practices empowering forward thinkers to design disruptive solutions that challenge the status-quo.

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Pablo Rivera

Managing Director, Spain Financial Centre

Pablo, graduated in Law and Economics, has been a Director at Madrid Centro Financiero since June 2009. He has also been the Secretary General of the Roundtable of European Financial Centres since that time, an initiative that brings together the financial centres of the UK, France, Luxembourg, Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands and Spain After some years at Ernst & Young dealing with international fiscal matters, he joined the Spanish Securities Commission (CNMV) between 1988 and 2001 as Head of International Relations. At that time, he was the Managing Director of Technology at Grupo Prisa (the largest listed media group in Spanish Language) from 2001 to 2009. He is professor for the masters course Financial Economy at ICADE and the IEB masters course on Financial Technology, as well as a panelist for various national and international forums.

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Pablo Ruiz

Head of Digital Innovation, Liberbank

Pablo cuenta con más de 20 años de experiencia internacional en innovación y transformación digital para organizaciones de servicios financieros como Liberbank, Banco Santander y JPMorganChase. Como director de innovación digital en Liberbank, es responsable del desarrollo de nuevas iniciativas de innovación dentro de los planes de transformación digital de la entidad. Esto incluye la implementación de Agile a nivel de organización digital, el desarrollo de la estrategia de OpenBanking, y el desarrollo de alianzas con Fintechs. Como director del Banco Santander, fue responsable de Open Innovation y la gestión de los programas globales de aceleración de start-ups FinTech. Contribuyó activamente a la transformación tecnológica del Grupo Santander en Reino Unido y en Banca Mayorista. Desarrolló sus primeros nueve años de carrera profesional trabajando en JPMorganChase en Londres en dónde terminó ocupando puestos de dirección y gestión de Tecnología en banca de inversión. En cuanto a su perfil, es ingeniero técnico en informática y gestión de empresas por la Universidad Pontificia de Comillas con un PDD en el Instituto de Empresa y mentor activo de startups en las fases tempranas del ecosistema Fintech

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Pablo Soler

Finance Professor, IE

Entrepreneur, investor in start-up companies and advisor to start-ups and companies, funds and private investors on strategy, alliances, business development, fund raising and blockchain applied to business. As an Associate Professor at IE, he lectures in the MBA, MIF and Executive Programmes on Venture Capital, Private Equity and Fintech, and he is also engaged with Area31, IE's entrepreneurial hub, as coach, mentor and lecturer to alumni and startups. Pablo is a GEC and The Boston Consulting Group alumni, an Insead MBA, and a CEMS MIM (Master in International Management) from HEC-Paris and ESADE.

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Pablo Ventura

Managing Director, Fundación José Manuel Entrecanales

Pablo ha trabajado la mayor parte de su carrera en el mundo del Capital Riesgo en la Fundación José Manuel Entrecanales. Durante los últimos años ha trabajado directamente con más de 200 startups. Pablo ha llevado a cabo más de 25 operaciones en 16 start-ups con 2 exits, alguna de ellas de las más relevantes del VC en España en los últimos años. Actualmente también es miembro del consejo de administración de Peertransfer, Job & Talent y World Sensing. También ha realizado alguna inversión personal como business angel en etapas semilla.

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Pascal Bouvier

Venture Partner, Santander InnoVentures

Life and work experiences have given Pascal an unmatched vantage point, seeing things as both venture capitalist and aspiring entrepreneur. At Route 66, he puts this experience to work managing early and late stage equity investments (VC/PE). This perspective and his knowledge of banking and software services have made Pascal a true innovator in the VC arena. His current focus at R66 is on emerging and high-growth FinServ and FinTech companies in alternative payments platforms, digital banking, and insurance in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Pascal launched his career as a commercial banker for Europe’s Banque Paribas, in Paris. During the late 1980s, he moved to managing investments at Dai Ichi Kangyo Bank, the world’s largest commercial bank based in Tokyo. Here, he built a diverse, $500+ million portfolio in senior, subordinated loans, and equity investments. Pascal moved to the U.S. in 1990, where he cemented his passion for operating early stage ventures and investing – typically in high-growth, post-revenue technology firms. He joined R66 as General Partner in 2012.

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Paul Breloff

Founder and Managing Director, Accion Venture Lab

Paul is the founder and Managing Director of the Accion Venture Lab, a seed investment initiative housed at Accion which invests in innovative financial inclusion startups globally. Since late 2012, Venture Lab has looked at over 1,000 companies and invested in 21 enterprises across East Africa, India, Mexico and the U.S., including investments in mobile banking, social media and internet-based financial service models, marketplace lending, small enterprise finance, and alternative and “Big Data” credit analysis. Before Accion, Paul advised CGAP, Root Capital, Shell Foundation, BRAC, and others on access-to-finance issues globally. Previously, Paul worked with SKS Microfinance, India’s largest microfinance institution, leading business development and strategic initiatives and assisting on fundraising. Paul has also practiced corporate law with Mayer Brown and worked as an advertising account executive for Leo Burnett, and is an adjunct professor/instructor at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, Monterey Institute of International Studies, and Impact Business Leaders. Paul graduated from Amherst College and the Yale Law School.

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Paula Auerbach

Senior Specialist, Multilateral Investment Fund (FOMIN)

Paula trabaja como Especialista Senior del Fondo Multilateral de Inversiones (FOMIN) del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID) con el propósito de mejorar vidas. Se ha dedicado al diseño y supervisión de proyectos FOMIN en Ecuador desde el 2008, incluyendo inversiones de capital, préstamos y cooperaciones técnicas en temas tan variados como inclusión financiera, emprendimiento e innovación, encadenamientos productivos y reciclaje inclusivo. Antes de ingresar al FOMIN Paula trabajó el Departamento de Investigación del BID y en el Instituto de Investigaciones Económicas de la Bolsa de Comercio de Córdoba. Paula fue becaria Fulbright y obtuvo un Master en Políticas Públicas y un Master en Economía ambos en la Universidad de Georgetown (Washington DC, USA); además posee una Licenciatura en Economía de la Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina. Adicionalmente, ha sido profesora en las Universidades San Francisco de Quito, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador (PUCE) y en Argentina en la Universidad Blas Pascal.

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Pavel Ezekiev

Co-founder NEVEQ

Before co-founding NEVEQ, Pavel worked at Microsoft in Redmond, Deutsche Bank in London and Sofia and managed a government agency helping multinationals establish operations in Bulgaria. As an investment banker, he focused on industrial technology clients of the bank's corporate finance group, reporting to the global group head. Pavel was later appointed to launch the Deutsche Bank's operation in Bulgaria, where he served as a chief country officer until 2007. At NEVEQ, Pavel is focused on business intelligence technologies and invests in sectors from travel to financial services. He is currently a Trustee at the American University in Bulgaria and also helped Intel launch its Global Challenge competitions across Eastern Europe, Israel and Turkey. Pavel received a Summa Cum Laude finance degree from Northeastern University in Boston. He speaks five languages.

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Peter Vander Auwera

Independent Creator – Student Painting Academy of Arts Ghent

Peter es estudiante de la Academia de Artes de Gante. Construye de situaciones, percepciones, intervenciones y actuaciones que conducen a estados más elevados de alerta. Desde 2007 hasta 2017, fue cofundador de Innotribe, la iniciativa de innovación de SWIFT. Principal Arquitecto y creador de contenido de los ocho eventos de Innotribe Sibos entre 2009 y 2016. Proyecto líder de Digital Asset Grid, proyecto principal sobre el intercambio de datos entre iguales. Antes de SWIFT, Peter estaba en Microsoft como EAI Solution Sales y Business Development Manager para Electronic de Microsoft Planes de Tarjeta de Identidad en Bélgica, por los cuales recibió en 2005 el Premio del Presidente de Microsoft. Peter es asesor e inversor en Volta Ventures, y es miembro del Consejo Asesor de varias organizaciones y nuevas empresas. Peter es miembro del grupo de expertos del WEF en Datos personales, y la REXpedition, un tanque para la economía de las relaciones. Peter es fundador de Corporate Rebels United, un movimiento para unir a los rebeldes corporativos de todo el mundo para garantizar que el verdadero cambio se produzca de forma viral, y los Miembros de la Carta de agentes de cambio en todo el mundo. Peter es un orador frecuente, incluyendo TEDxNewWallStreet y TEDxChange. A lo largo de su carrera, ganó varios premios de innovación por ir más allá. Peter es belga, de ascendencia flamenca, casado con Mieke y orgulloso padre de una hija de 12 años.

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Philippe Gelis

CEO & Co-founder, Kantox

Philippe has more than 6 years of experience in consulting at companies like Deloitte. He specialises in the banking industry with clients like Santader Group and in projects for investment funds like PAI Partners or Palamon Capital Partners. Philippe is French and has an MBA in Corporate Finance from the Toulouse Business School. His speaks Spanish, English and French.

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Rafael Olvera Treviño

Senior Program Manager, Microsoft

Actualmente es Director de Programas Tecnológicos en Microsoft México, es Ingeniero en Electrónica, egresado de la Facultad de Ingeniería de la UNAM y cuenta con una Mestría en Negocios por el Insituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México. Tiene casi 20 años de experiencia en diferentes campos de la industria de alta tecnología y ha laborado en empresas como Microsoft, Nokia, Huawei Technologies, Unefon y Ericsson Telecomm. Ha sido speaker y jurado en diferentes eventos internacionales de tecnología en México, Estados Unidos y Latinoamérica.

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Ramón Blanco

Co-Founder, Indexa Capital and CEO, Indexa Lending

Ramón es co-fundador, Consejero de Indexa Capital, y responsable del Comité de Auditoría y Cuentas. Además es co-fundador de Indexa Lending y de Bewa7er. Es graduado en CCEE y Derecho por ICADE (E3). Tiene un MBA por Harvard Business School y una beca Fulbright. Comenzó su carrera trabajando en marketing en Unilever, continuó en Banca de Inversión en Banco de Santander y en 1999 fundó Selftrade.es, un broker online cuya matriz salió a bolsa en Francia. En el año 2002 Selftrade fue vendido a Boursorama Banque (perteneciente al grupo SG con una capitalización bursátil de 1.000 mill. €). En Boursorama Banque Ramón fue Deputy CEO (Francia), Presidente de Onvista Bank (Alemania), Vice Presidente de Selftrade Bank UK.

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Raquel Jiménez Jiménez

DG of Trade & Economic Development, Madrid Emprende

Raquel has a broad background in the economic development area and a proven track record as a consultant for entrepreneurship boost, economic development and internationalization in a multinational business environment. Her knowledge and experience have been acquired in both the private and public sector, in Spain and abroad. For the last 9 years, Raquel has been working at Madrid Emprende, one of the main players of the national entrepreneurial ecosystem, promoting and participating in innovative initiatives launch such as Madrid Emprende Business Incubator Network, Madrid International Lab, Madrid Soft-Landing and several acceleration and mentoring programmes for entrepreneurs. Raquel has a Degree in Economics from Salamanca University with postgraduate specialization in Finance (ICADE), International Trade and Multilateral Institutions (CECO) and Business Development Management, as well as a qualification in Startup Internationalization from IESE Business School.

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Rebeca Azaola

Country Manager Mexico, Afluenta

Rebeca es Country Manager de Afluenta en México. Entro a Afluenta en 2015 cuando se estaba lanzando Perú y empezó a formar la operación en México. Tiene experiencia tanto en el sector público como en el privado. Trabajo en la CNBV y Banco de México en la parte de riesgos y análisis financiero. Posteriormente estuvo en entidades financieras “startups” prácticamente desde el inicio de sus operaciones como United Guaranty de AIG y Vehículos Líquidos Financieros que es una Institución Financiera de Segundo Piso que otorga crédito enfocado a Pymes. Rebeca es Lic. Economía por el ITAM con Master en Economía por De Paul en Chicago USA.

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Ricardo Elizondo

Managing Partner, Ideas & Capital

Ricardo ha sido un ángel inversionista desde 2007, brindando capital y asesoría a startups en etapa inicial. En julio de 2013, Ricardo cofundó Ideas y Capital Uno y ha sido el socio gerente desde entonces. Actualmente, participa en el Consejo de 11 compañías. Ricardo trabajó desde agosto de 1997 hasta diciembre de 2012 en Grupo Reforma, donde terminó su carrera como Subdirector en Jefe.  También es accionista de Impulsora Elizondo, un importante minorista enfocado en artículos para el hogar, electrónica y muebles. La compañía es un líder regional en el norte de México. En 1987 Ricardo fundó la empresa Apolo Constructora y Servicios, enfocada en la construcción de infraestructura vial y vivienda. Tiene una Maestría en Administración de Empresas (MBA) de Harvard Business School y una Maestría en Administración Pública (MPA2) de la Escuela de Gobierno John F. Kennedy de la Universidad de Harvard. Es Licenciado en Administración de Sistemas Informáticos en el ITESM Campus Monterrey, donde se graduó con honores (Summa Cum Laude).

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Ricardo Fernández

Head of Business Development, Prodigy Finance

Ricardo es Head of Business Development en Prodigy Finance, donde trabaja a caballo entre Madrid, Londres y Nueva York. Aunque nació en Madrid, Ricardo ha vivido la mayor parte de su vida en el extranjero. Tras cursar un MBA en INSEAD trabajó en consultoría de gestión durante años con Accenture, BCG y KPMG. Después cambió de ámbito hacia la consultoría para compañías startup en el sector Fintech para acabar uniéndose en 2014 al equipo de Prodigy Finance. Más allá del ámbito laboral, a Ricardo le gusta pasar tiempo son su familia y disfruta viajando, así como con los deportes y las aventuras. Es graduado en Ingeniería Mecánica y de Materiales (Cum Laude) y tiene un MBA por INSEAD.

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Ricardo Morikio

General Partner, e.Bricks Ventures

Ricardo has 10+ years of experience helping clients with strategy and implementation in global consulting houses, such as L.E.K. and Monitor Group. He was also a co-founder of different ventures with Rocket Internet and a consultant to early stage startups. Ricardo graduated with honors in Mechanical Engineering from ITA and holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management.

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Roberta Profeta

Innovation Manager London Hub

Roberta is Senior Innovation Manager for the European Region - Innovation Department at Intesa Sanpaolo, within the Corporate & Investment Banking Division. She engages with the ‘innovation ecosystem’ and is passionate about new trends pertaining to the financial industry. Her focus is on hi-tech start-ups and innovation-driven changes within corporate banking. She has previously worked on several projects such as the Intesa Sanpaolo Start-Up Initiative in Italy and the Italian Innovation Days in the US. Roberta formerly held a position as Policy Officer at the European Commission - DG Research and, prior to that, at Banca Intesa as a Relationship Manager for US Corporates. Roberta works and lives in London. She grew up in Singapore, lived and worked in Milan and Brussels and is fluent in English, French and Italian.

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Rocio Fonseca

Executive Director, Start-Up Chile

Engineer in Biotechnology, Master in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Sloan Fellow & Master in Management from MIT. During the last 10 years my career focus has been turning opportunities and ideas into new technological businesses. I have been an entrepreneur, designed and managed innovation portfolios, coordinated go-to-market initiatives, raised funds and managed national and international teams and stakeholders from the private and public sector. Since 2015, she is the Executive Director from Start-Up Chile, the biggest & most diverse startup community in the world.

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Rodrigo Álvarez

Head of Accenture Digital SPAI for Financial Services (Partner)

Leading Accenture Digital in SPAI for Financial Services Industries covering: - Banking - Insurance - Capital Markets Integrating several areas of expertise: - Digital Agency: Service design, design thinking, creative, digital marketing and digital transformation - Analytics - Mobility - Digital Technologies

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Rodrigo García de la Cruz

Industrial Engineer, Economist & IEB Professor

Industrial Engineer, Economist and Executive Master in Management of Financial Institutions by the IEB, Rodrigo García de la Cruz has over 15 years experience in financial, industrial and consulting sector. He has developed various positions in International Banking at Citibank and Barclays. He is Director of the first Master in Financial Innovation and Technology in the World and member of the Research Department in the finance area of IEB (Instituto de Estudios Bursátiles). Regular speaker and contributor in radio and tv. He is specialized in the transformation of the financial sector and its future challenges and he also has managed different researches of the competitors in the financial sector, Social Nets and Banks, and the future of the banking branches.

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Rodrigo Kuri

Heading the Bank of the Future, Santander Group

Rodrigo is Mexican, with nearly 15 years in the Retail & Commercial banking industry within Santander Group. Currently Head of the Bank of the Future reporting into the Chief Innovation Officer for Santander Group based in Madrid. Responsible for developing new lines of business in digital banking as well as for delivering the foundations for the Group´s digital strategy. Prior to that, he was heading the Multichannel Unit for Santander Spain where he was leading the transformation of the distribution model from a branch centric to a multichannel business model. Rodrigo has also chaired the Commercial Banking Corporate School, a unit focused on sharing best practices in retail banking among the geographies that compose Santander Group, thus being able to better understand the different business models, cultures and professionals in each unit. Experience in other geographies include Mexico for nearly 10 years, where he was General Manager for products, channels, crm and marketing , and prior to that working on the front line as Retail and Commercial Banking Regional Manager for Mexico City.

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Rodrigo Martinez

Investment Associate, Point Nine Capital

Rodrigo joined Point Nine Capital as an Associate after finishing his MBA at London Business School. Previously, he was a Summer Associate at Index Ventures in London. During his time at Index, he focused on fin-tech and enterprise software investments. He also supported operationally its porfolio companies on product management and marketing projects. Prior to that, he was technical founder on a startup (raising 500k) and worked as a Senior Strategy Consultant. With a degree in Telecommunications engineering, he is spends his spare time between hardware and software hobby projects.

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Rodrigo Ocejo

CEO and Founder, Kuspit

Rodrigo es el fundador y director general de Kuspit, la primera casa de bolsa 100% en línea de México. También se desempeña como Socio Administrador de Zagax Capital, una firma de soluciones de inversión que trabaja muy de cerca con empresas de reciente creación altamente innovadoras. En el pasado, fue Managing Director de Bear Stearns, en el Grupo Internacional de Mercados de Capital. Antes de Bear Stearns, Rodrigo Ocejo estuvo a cargo del Grupo de Sector Público e Instituciones Financieras en ABN AMRO en México, posición que ocupó después de ser Director de Administración y Finanzas de Cintra, la compañía tenedora de Aeroméxico y Mexicana, las dos aerolíneas mexicanas más grandes en ese momento. De 1994 a 1999, ocupó cargos en Pemex como Subgerente de Ingeniería Financiera y en la Secretaría de Hacienda y Crédito Público, donde fue responsable de la emisión de deuda y administración de riesgos de México en los mercados internacionales. Rodrigo Ocejo es Ingeniero Industrial de la Universidad de las Américas Puebla y Maestro en Ciencias en Investigación de Operaciones de Stanford University.

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Rubén Galindo

Director Country Head Mexico, SWIFT

Rubén es responsable del lanzamiento de la presencia física de SWIFT en México y su principal objetivos es incrementar la base de clientes que SWIFT ha forjado en el país durante 10 años. Antes de unirse a SWIFT, ocupó el cargo de Vicepresidente Senior y Jefe Regional de Producto de Pagos y Gestión de Efectivo en HSBC América Latina. Rubén cuenta con más de 15 años de experiencia en el mercado mexicano, que incluye 10 años en la industria de consultoría local. Es ingeniero en Telecomunicaciones y MBA Internacional, que se consiguió durante sus estudios en Madrid, Shanghai y Santiago de Chile.

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Ruben Marcos

Entrepreneur in Residence, BanRegio

Ruben is a geek and techie by heart. Before finishing his masters at Northwestern University, he worked at companies like Activision and TED, both pioneers in their own fields. Since graduating, he's founded a mobile payments company, is a mentor for various entrepreneurs, works in the innovation arm of a bank and is an active angel investor. He can hold a conversation about technology and mobile trends for hours, and is very passionate about fintech and technology's ability to empower people financially.

EU

Samantha Ghiotti

Co-founder, Anthemis Edge

Samantha brings an unusual mix of corporate, start up and academic experience. Co-founder of Anthemis Edge, the group’s strategic advisory, expert network, design firm and talent collective, Samantha drives the growth of the business, sits on the board of AgileCI, mentors startups, and collaborates with several universities. With over 15 years of international experience in financial services, at RBS, First Data and American Express, Samantha focuses on the emergent in finance: business models, customer needs, assets, technologies and organisational design. Originally from Turin, Italy, Samantha graduated from the London School of Economics and lives in Barcelona with her young family. She has travelled over 40 countries and her first published book ‘20,000 miles with my rucksack‘ is a good read for adventure travellers.

EU

Samarth Shekhar

Co-founder, FinTech Forum DACH

Samarth is the co-founder of FinTech Forum DACH, the first hub for fintech startups, investors and banks focused on the German-speaking / CEE region. He is the founder & MD of TechFluence, a Frankfurt-based boutique advisory firm and "do tank", and author of the 1st Study of FinTech Startups in DACH. Before founding TechFluence in 2012, Samarth worked at Capgemini Deutschland, HCL Tech / DSL (a Deutsche Bank JV), OrbiTech (Citigroup software spin-off), and PricewaterhouseCoopers. His experience includes over 14 years in sales, business development, and consulting in the financial services and IT sector, of which the last 9 years focused on Germany / Continental Europe- and on getting fluent in German! In the last six years he generated qualified opportunities worth ~€7 Billion TCV across more than 30 different tech offerings ranging from startups to the largest financial technology and IT services firms, and grew revenues from €12mn to €22mn within three years as HCL's Account Manager for Deutsche Bank. Samarth has degrees in engineering (Computer Science, BIT Mesra) and an MBA (Strategy & Marketing, IIM Calcutta).

EU

Samuel Gil Pérez

VC, Fundación José Manuel Entrecanales

Samuel is a Venture Capital investor at the José Manuel Entrecanales Foundation (FJME). He has 10+ years of international experience in the areas of investment management and technology. Since he joined the FJME in September of 2014, he has been actively involved in all stages of the investment cycle: sourcing deals, conducting due diligence, and managing and harvesting investments. He currently serves in the board of directors of several startups and has done several angel investments on his own account. Prior to joining the VC business, Samuel worked as energy trader at Iberdrola and as management consultant (team leader) at Accenture, having exposure to several industries (high-tech, telecommunications, financial services) and countries (Germany, UK, India, Spain). Samuel holds an MSc is Electrical and Computer Engineering from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), a MSc in Information Technology from University of Stuttgart, an Executive MBA from IESE and he is a 2015 CFA Level II Candidate.

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Santiago Fossatti

Associate, Kaszek Ventures

Santiago Fossatti is an Associate at Kaszek Ventures, the leading Venture Capital firm in Latin America founded by Hernan Kazah and Nicolas Szekasy from MercadoLibre. Santiago is Kaszek’s first employee, and has participated in over 40 equity rounds for a total of $600M in tech companies in Latin America including NetShoes, OpenEnglish, VivaReal, and Restorando. He helps portfolio companies’ management teams in strategy, finance, recruitment, fundraising, M&A and product. Before working at Kaszek, Santiago was an Associate at ValuePartners, a McKinsey spinoff, where he work onsite in strategic projects for 4 of Latam’s leading Telco operators in Brazil, Chile, Peru, Mexico, Colombia and Argentina. Prior to this he worked at Bango Galicia (Argentina’s largest private bank) as Investor Relations Officer and Equity Analyst. Santiago received an Industrial Engineering (Ms. Science) degree from Instituto Tecnologico de Buenos Aires.

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Santiago Ribadeneira

Executive Director, Endeavor Ecuador

Santiago es el Director Ejecutivo de Endeavor Ecuador, una organización sin fines de lucro enfocada en apoyar al emprendimiento de alto impacto en Ecuador. Anteriormente Santiago dirigió KrugerLabs, la primera aceleradora de Startups tecnológicas del Ecuador. También cuenta con experiencia en Venture Capital en Europa y Medio Oriente. Santiago cuenta con un Master de ESADE Business School en Finanzas y un bachelors of science in Business Administration de Boston University. A demás, Santiago es miembro de Global Shapers Quito (World Economic Forum).

US & RoW

Scarlett Sieber

SVP, Open Innovation & Ecosystem Builder at BBVA

Scarlett is a driven professional who is taking the NY startup scene by storm. She is SVP Open Innovation & Ecosystem Builder at BBVA and manages operations at Infomous, where she is helping to change the way people surf the Internet. Outside of work, she is an avid consumer of information about the NY Tech and Venture Capital scenes. She is also a big fan of philanthropic activities, especially those that support the development of young women. She, along with 500 other youth around the globe, in collaboration with the Office of the UN Special Envoy for Global Education, is trying to get every child into school by the end of 2015.

US & RoW

Scott Bales

Innovation and Digital Executive

A technology guru, Scott Bales is a global leader in the cutting edge arena known as “The Digital Shift & Mobility”, which encompasses innovation, culture, design, technology and mobility in a world gone digital. A thought leader through and through, Scott thrives on the intersection between cultural and behavioural changes in the face of technology innovations. Scott is a founding member of Moven, the mobile payment company which helps clients spend, save and live more intelligently. He is also a founder of Next Bank and mentors entrepreneurs around the world via Lean Startup Machine. He’s an advisor to Fastacash, Our Better World, HUB Singapore and CDI Apps 4 Good as well as part of the advisory council for Care Pakistan.

EU

Sebastian Dehling

Business Developer, VentureScout

Sebastian is a business designer focusing on accelerating teams in the area of Data, Internet of Things and FinTech. He facilitates Hackathons and Innovation Labs introducing a people-centred approach to develop innovative experiences that enable teams to create disruptive startups. Sebastian combines various backgrounds from engineering and business innovation to entrepreneurship and is a startup mentor at various programs.

EU

Sergio Chalbaud

Founder, Fintonic

Sergio Chalbaud is a co-founder of Fintonic.com. He has 9 years of banking experience, first in Chase Mahattan Bank and then in Banesto where he was responsible for Development and Distribution of Market Products. En 2004 he founded the fintech company Ideon Financial Solutions. As well as lending services to third parties, Ideon also operated as an incubator for innovative projects in the fintech field, including Fintonic.com, Summa Servicios Financieros (Fondo Apoyo a Empresas), Tradeslide.com, Licuos.com and the deposits platform Choice. Sergio studied CCEE at Deusto University and has an MBA from the University of Chicago. He also has the CFA and FRM qualifications.

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Stefan Mathesius

Head of Financial Instruments, Agency of Innovation and Development of Andalusia (IDEA)

Stefan is head of Financial Instruments at the Andalusian Innovation and Development Agency which forms part of the Ministry of Economy, Innovation, Science and Employment. He is managing about 1000 Millions of Euros in different funds. In the last 5 years his funds invested about 400 Millions of Euros in about 500 companies, most of them innovative start-up or early stage companies based in Andalusia. Before to that position he was economic advisor at the Ministry of Innovation, Science and Enterprise. Prior to joining the Andalusian Government he was working for six years in Management Consultancy and Private Equity at Goetzpartners, Valoris and Investment Banking/Distressed Debts at Cerberus Capital Management. Stefan studied Industrial Engineering and Economics in Karsruhe (Germany) and Seville and holds an executive MBA from IIST. Over the last ten years Stefan has actively invested in several seed and start-up companies, some of them have successfully launched an IPO.

EU

Stephen Greer

Analyst, Celent

Stephen Greer is an analyst in Celent’s Banking group and is based in Madrid, Spain. His research focuses on retail banking trends, with an emphasis on digital channel technology. He joined Celent from Springboard Research, where he wrote and consulted on Internet and Communication Technology (ICT) market dynamics in the Middle East and Africa. In Stephen's time at Springboard, he wrote key reports and led projects for major global corporations, influencing strategy across the MEA region. Prior to that, he worked at a small investment firm supporting client relations and data analysis. Mr. Greer got his degree from the University of California Los Angeles. He is fluent in English and Spanish.

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Tatiana León

Project Director Entrepreneurship, Connect Bogotá

Directora de Emprendimiento en CONNECT Bogotá Región. Administradora de Empresas de la Pontifica Universidad Javeriana y International MBA del IE Business School con experiencia en dirección, planeación y ejecución de proyectos de emprendimiento en organizaciones sociales reconocidas en el Ecosistema de Emprendimiento nacional y regional. Cerca de 10 años apoyando emprendedores innovadores como emprendedora, intraemprendedora, docente e inversionista. Ha liderado programas de emprendimiento de alto impacto regional como la fase de Ideación, Prototipado y Validación de Apps.co, Springboard, Bogotá Piensa TIC y el Concurso Ventures. Así como programas de innovación abierta con emprendedores como Fintech Challenge, Reto Bavaria y MasTICmenoresNOdrink. Mentora y jurado de reconocidas iniciativas de emprendimiento como Apps.co, Ventures, Destapa Futuro, BiD Challenge, Ministerio de Comercio, Industria y Turismo, Intel, entre otros.

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Vicente Fenoll

CEO, kubo.financiero

Vicente es contador público por el ITAM, MBA por el IPADE y cuenta con una Master de Coaching Directivo por el IESE. En el 2012 comenzó un nuevo emprendimiento y fundó kubo.financiero una plataforma digital con impacto social que busca crear una comunidad financiera a través del modelo de préstamos entre personas (p2p.lending). Anteriormente fundó FinComún en 1994 siendo Director General hasta abril 2010. A la par es co- fundador de ProDesarrollo (1999) y AMSOFIPO (2009). Vicente ha sido consejero de diversas organizaciones como: Buro de Crédito, Banco del Ahorro Nacional y Servicios Financieros (Bansefi), Fundación Juan Diego, ProDesarrollo Finanzas y Microempresa, Centro Mexicano para la Filantropía (Cemefi). También es miembro de varias redes de emprendimiento: fue seleccionado Emprendedor Endeavor (2004) y participa activamente como mentor, fue seleccionado en la 2a generación de Emprendedores Wayra (2012), y emprendedor de Alto Impacto Social por Ashoka (2014). Participa en otras redes de emprendedores como Posible.mx, Unresonabe México y recientemente fue seleccionado como emprendedor de alto impacto social formando parte de la red de Fellows Ashoka.

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Vincent Speranza

Managing Director, Endeavor Mexico

Vincent es graduado en Administración de Empresas Internacionales del doble programa entre Reims Management School (Francia) y la Universidad de las Américas Puebla (UDLAP) en México. También tiene un Máster en Administración de Empresas con especialización en inversión de proyectos por la UDLAP y un certificado en Liderazgo Ejecutivo por la Universidad de Stanford. Vincent es Director General de Endeavor Mexico desde Abril de 2016. En 2006 lanzó la primera oficina regional de Endeavor México y después supervisó el lanzamiento de 10 de las 13 oficinas que todavía siguen activas en la región. Durante los dos años que ocupó el puesto de COO de Endeavor, lanzó el programa Tech Track, que identifica, selecciona y apoya a los mejores emprendedores en el sector tecnológico cuyas empresas estén en las primeras etapas de desarrollo. También ha desarrollado portafolios de negocio específicos para apoyar necesidades concretas, crear una comunidad entre emprendedores, desarrollar colaboradores estratégicos y reclutar a mentores clave para cada sector de negocio. Entre 2011 y 2013, Vincent trabajó en Endeavor Global para lanzarse a Oriente Medio y mejorar las prácticas operacionales en las oficinas afiliadas de Jordania, Turquía, Egipto y Sudáfrica. Vincent da conferencias sobre emprendimiento y es co-autor de dos libros sobre el tema, así como co-fundador de la iniciativa Startup Drinks en México. Es consejero y miembro del comité inversionista de un company builder, centrado en la creación de empresas con impacto social. También es un angel investor en una compañía recientemente creada de bots tecnológicos.

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Yolanda Pérez

Director, BStartup

Yolanda Pérez is a Director at BStartup, the recently created Director of Entrepreneurship of Banco Sabadell. She has more than 15 years’ experience in public and private initiatives in support of the creation of businesses. Much of this was in diverse roles at Barcelona Activa, the local development agency of the Barcelona City Council, where she ran programs for innovative businesses, incubators, the Parque Tecnológico Barcelona Nord, finance, internationalization and growth programs. She has a law degree, a Master in Public Policy from the Universidad Pompeu Fabra and John Hopkins University and has taken various courses on business creation and growth at ESADE and IESE. She speaks English, Spanish and French.

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