Brazil in the 21st Century is a one-day conference to talk about science, technology, entrepreneurship & Brazil’s role in the global economy. It’s also a fantastic place for networking.
On Sep 7th, 2018, we will bring together entrepreneurs, investors, and private-sector leaders to take a deep dive in the latest tech trends and discuss the increased business opportunities between Silicon Valley & Brazil.
Meet the people who are shaping the tech industry in America & Brazil.
Alex is leading deals in LatAm and Digital Enterprise, Networking, Datacenter related deals in the U.S. Before that, he worked for Intel Capital and led several equity investments in Latin America, in a variety of sectors (Cloud Services, Healthcare IT, Big Data Analytics, FinTech)
Samsung NEXT Ventures
Amit focuses on software especially Internet/consumer technologies, investing $250K to $3M in seed, series A or B, and helping them partner with Samsung to grow and make a meaningful difference in people’s lives. Amit’s primary focus is Digital Health, secondary is Emerging Markets.
Managing Director & Co-founder
Anderson Thees is Managing Director and co-founder of Redpoint e.ventures, an early stage venture capital firm focused on the Internet.Its partners include funds from Silicon Valley, as well as a global network of sister funds in China, Russia, Germany and Japan.
Silicon Valley Bank
Andy is Managing Director of Silicon Valley Bank’s Global Gateway, which assists innovation companies in the emerging markets with their US and intl. market expansion. Andy also leads SVB Global PE Services.
Professor, UC Berkeley
Fellow at New America
Ann M. Ravel was nominated to the Federal Election Commission by President Barack Obama in 2013. After her appointment received the unanimous consent of the United States Senate, Ms. Ravel joined the Commission on October 25, 2013. Currently, she is a Professor at UC Berkeley Law School and is also a Fellow at New America.
Valor Capital Group
Prior to joining Valor, Antoine was at Google for 9 years serving in a wide range of capacities. He was most recently COO of Global Partnerships, supporting all of Google’s partnerships. Previously, he established Google’s India presence and was the COO for APAC and LATAM regions.
Albright Stonebridge Group
Alana provides clients with in-depth political analysis and supports in developing and implementing stakeholder engagement strategies in Brazil and across Latin America. Before joining ASG, Alana spent over a decade as an investigative journalist at several of Brazil’s leading media outlets.
Director, AI ISV Partnerships
Arnaldo is developing Intel’s Artificial Intelligence software ecosystem. Prior to it, he was developing and implementing strategy for Machine Learning to key Enterprise verticals at NVIDIA for over 7 years.
An industry expert on blockchain and cryptocurrency, Asheesh first joined Ripple in 2013 to lead the development of their product suite. He started his career as an entrepreneur 15 years ago in Silicon Valley, founded a content management company that he later sold to Thomson-Reuters.
Research Scientist in Machine Learning
Toyota Research Institute
At Toyota, Eder is working on Deep Learning for driving autonomous vehicles. His previous work includes contributions to the popular Deep Learning library Keras and to the FaceID group at Apple. He is originally from São Luís, Maranhão.
Co-Founder, Head of Business Dev.
Eduardo is responsible for leading Movile’s global expansion and also communications including PR, relations with strategic partners like Apple, Google, Facebook. He was also one of the creators of PlayKids, the world’s top grossing educational entertainment platform for kids
Salesforce Latin America
In his role, Enrique is responsible for all of Salesforce’s commercial activities in the Latin American market. He directly oversees sales, business development, solution engineering, enablement and go-to market strategy for the region.
Nominated as one of the “Most Creative People in Business 2012” by FastCompany, Flavio is leading CUBO, a transformational project to foster entrepreneurship in Brazil, sponsored by Itau Bank and RedPoint eVentures.
Founder & CEO
Fred is an accomplished health care industry expert leading the largest Brazilian medical equipment/diagnostics company. He is also Board Member at BayBrazil & VP at Venrock, the VC arm of Rockefeller family.
Co-Founder & Managing Partner
Before Kaszek Ventures, he cofounded MercadoLibre (Nasdaq: MELI), Latin American largest commerce and payments online platform, where he worked for 12 years, as COO and later as CFO. He sits on the board of Kekanto, GetNinja among others.
LUCAS MENDES TEIXEIRA
Head of Brazil
In just over a year in the WeWork’s leadership, Lucas launched three spaces in Sao Paulo and one in Rio de Janeiro. By the end of the year, WeWork may have 15 locations in the country. Prior to WeWork, Lucas was at Banco Itau, where he co-founded Cubo.
Manager Sales Dev North America
Marcello manages a team of Sales “High Potential” Executives, covering all USA and Canada for SMB and Enterprise accounts. He was awarded Best Sales Manager in LinkedIn Americas (2018) – Demand Excellence.
Founder & CEO
Margarise founded BayBrazil in 2010 to build the Brazilian-American tech hub in Silicon Valley and nurture entrepreneurial ecosystems. Before that she worked 7 years as TV broadcast journalist in Brazil.
MAURO GONCALVES FILHO
Director, Product Mgt & Strategy
Loon is a network of balloons traveling on the edge of space, designed to connect people in rural and remote areas, help fill coverage gaps, and bring people back online after disasters. Mauro shapes business models to enable the mission to connect people everywhere by inventing and integrating audacious technologies.
Nandu focuses on Safety, Insurance, Risk, Identity, Knowledge & Decision platform. He is also building Uber’s knowledge graph. Prior to Uber, he was Engineering Director at Google and has led teams in the US, India and Europe.
RAPHAEL DE CUNTO
Pinheiro Neto Advogados
Raphael is partner in the Palo Alto and São Paulo offices of Pinheiro Neto Advogados, Brazil’s leading law firm. He has more than 20 years of experience counseling clients in the tech industry negotiating M&A and financing transactions.
Founder & CEO
Ron serves as the visionary behind Playphone (acquired by GungHo, Softbank Group). He was the co-founder of the Brazilian Video Game Association and Chairman of Mobile Entertainment Forum (MEF). He’s also a BayBrazil Board Member.
Shawn focuses on IT investments in the consumer sector—with particular interest in major technological shifts that improve daily lives. Examples include current investments in Roku and Uber, as well as Siri, which sold to Apple in 2013.
Chairman of the Board
Vicente is a data, AI, engineering expert and BayBrazil teammate from our early days. He’s held leadership positions at Uber, as Head of Fraud Data Science; LinkedIn, as Director of Engineering; and VeriSign (now Symantec), as Director of Product Mgt.
Breakfast & Registration
Welcome & Introductions
Margarise Correa, Founder & CEO of BayBrazil
Marcello Torres, Manager North America at LinkedIn
The State of Entrepreneurship in Brazil
Analysis of hottest sectors, growth startups & update ecosystem’s development.
Anderson Thees, Managing Director at Redpoint eventures
Flavio Pripas, Managing Director at Cubo.
Eduardo Henrique, Co-Founder, Head of Business Development, Movile
Destination Latin America
Panel with leaders of Silicon Valley companies operating in LatAm and influencing the region’s digital transformation
Alexandre Villela, Managing Director, Qualcomm Ventures
Enrique Ortegón, General Manager, Salesforce Latin America
Lucas Mendes Teixeira, Head of Brazil, WeWork
Mauro Gonçalves Filho, Director, Product Mgt & Strategy at Loon, Alphabet
Nandu Ramani, Engineering Director, Uber
Raphael de Cunto, Partner, Pinheiro Neto Advogados
Digital health – scaling medical technologies in emerging markets
Amit Garg, Principal at Samsung NEXT Ventures
Fred Aslan, Founder & CEO at Adavium Medical
The Transportation Revolution
Fireside chat with Shawn Carolan, Partner at Menlo Ventures & Ron Czerny, Founder & CEO at Playphone, BayBrazil Board Member. They will discuss flying, self-driving cars, electric scooters, smart traffic lights and other disruptive technologies. And, what is next for Apple for $1 trillion market cap.
Fake news & how tech companies are fighting it
The concerns about misinformation in upcoming elections in Brazil and the U.S.
Ann Ravel, former FEC, Professor at UC Berkeley
Alana Rizzo, Albright Stonebridge, former Veja Magazine investigative reporter
Cryptocurrency and its traction in Brazil and LatAm
Fireside chat with Asheesh Birla, SVP Product at Ripple, on blockchain technology, moderated by Antoine Colaço, Valor Capital Group
AI & its impact on careers
Arnaldo Tavares, Director, AI ISV Partnerships at Intel
Eder Santana, Scientist in M Learning at Toyota Research Institute
Vicente Silveira, Chairman at BayBrazil
The Innovation economy across Latin America
Fireside chat with the founders of Kaszek Ventures, LatAm’s largest VC firm with US$ 182 million investment in 52 companies, most of them in Brazil.
Speakers: Nicolas Szekasy and Hernan Kazah, Co-Founders & Managing Partners at Kaszek Ventures
Moderator: Andy Tsao, Managing Director at Silicon Valley Bank
Complimentary Cocktail Reception
Big thanks to our attendees who traveled from Brazil and various U.S. regions to spend the day with us.
Special thanks to our speakers, moderators, and LinkedIn for hosting the event.
Photos by Caroline Romancini & Igor Capibaribe
Special thanks to our partners for their support throughout the year and at our conference!
We look forward to continuing to work with them to strengthen our tech hub.