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Puerto Rico Tech Summit 2016

June 7, 2016

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This Summit is known for bringing together high-ranking world government officials, engaged in disruptive technological strategies, and technology industry leaders who continually push the boundaries of disruption to build companies that disrupt traditional habits to develop innovative solutions to transform and improve delivery of services.

Be a part of the 4th edition of the Puerto Rico Tech Summit!

Eventbrite - Tech Summit 2016: The Strategy is Delivery.

8:30 AM Welcome Reception
9:00 Opening Remarks
Delivering Content & User Interface   Building natural intuitive user engagement
9:10 Speaker: Jay Fonseca Social media and content distribution strategies
9:25 Speaker: Chente Ydrach Strategies in building an audience – examples and lessons learned
9:40 Speaker: Brian Holt – Netflix Keeping users on the couch watching additional episodes of “House of Cards”
Delivering Funding   Fostering investment partnerships in Puerto Rico and the region
10:00 Introduction: Alberto Bacó Bagué
10:15 Keynote Paul Ahlstrom – Alta Ventures Roadmap to creating an investment fund in Puerto Rico – the internal market research that led Alta Ventures to create two investment funds in Mexico.
10:40  Presentation  Lic. Iván Ríos  Puerto Rico Science and Technology Trust
10:50  Parallel18 Showcase  Sebastián Vidal
11:00  Pair – Israel Medina
11:05  Inbify – Manuel Ramirez
11:10  Panel Discussion Moderator : Dave Watkins  Advancing community-wide technology infrastructure & services to promote economic development.
Panelist:  Eduardo Inclán  – Bluehaus Capital
Panelist:  Lic. Juan Carlos Stolberg  – Stolberg Law
Panelist:  Marvin Díaz  – Managing Director at Popular Securities
Delivering Faster Internet
11:50 Introduction  Antonio Llona  VP Liberty Business
 11:55  Speaker  Greg Luhman  Business Dev. Director – ADTRAN
12:15 LUNCH
 12:55 Presentation Sr. Juan Carlos Suarez Act 20 & Law 73 – Using PR Tax Incentives to Go Global
 1:00 Case Study Dawn Crew   – CMO, BOLD
 1:10 Case Study Ivy Barnés   – CEO, NeoDeck
Delivering Payments  The Puerto Rico PayWall – opening up payment processing possibilities
1:20 Speaker:  Enrique Ortiz  President – Claro
 1:25 Presentation  Jorge Lopez Mobile Product Manager at Samsung Electronics
 1:45 Closing Remarks  Rachid Molinary Banco Popular
 1:50 Speaker Brad Hipps – Appcelerator Delivering native apps and retaining user engagement
Delivering Health  Roadmap to better services and use of data
2:10 Speaker: Rohan Bhobe Fixing HealthCare.gov and re-imagining how governments service people
 2:30 Panel Moderator: Juan Pablo Semidey Turning data into action – roadmap to predictive analytics.
Panelist: Jose Vargas – CEO at VarMed
Panelist: Julio Torres – CEO at RELISC
Panelist: Janet Rios – CIO at UtiCorp
Delivering Better Government Lessons from the US Digital Service 
3:00 Keynote Erie Mayer The US Digital Service – if you can’t deliver simplicity in software, complexity will win and it will fail.
 3:20  Speaker:  Traci Walker  Leading the transformation for effective agile contracting in Government
3:50 Panel: Giancarlo Gonzalez Building institutions for a natively digital nation –
USDS experiences and lessons learned
Panelist: Greg Gershman – Working for USDS – agile contracting process experience
Panelist: Andres Colon – Working for USDS – building development culture inside government
  Delivering Education  Computer Science for all High Schools
4:20 Speaker: Darrell Silver How to build a community of programmers learning through mentorship.
4:40 Panel:  Giancarlo Gonzalez Delivering on teaching Computer Science in ever school in Puerto Rico
Panelist: Denisse Rodriguez Chief Operating Officer at CodeTrotters Academy
Panelist: Tasha Endara Executive Director C3tec
Panelist: Humberto Mercader HackPR, Mayaguez
Panelist: Jeanette Delgado Profesora Escuela Especializada en Tecnología, Gerardo Sellés Solá, fundadora Red Educapr
 5:10 Closing Statements: Tim Falls The collective vision through the lens of the community and roadmap to the goals to which they aspire.
  Delivering Transportation  The “Uberization” of Services
5:20 Speaker: Francisco Sordo Uber in Latin America, the “Sharing Economy” and the economic impact of the sharing platform.
5:45 Closing Remarks  Puerto Rico “Sign off” on DELIVERY
6:00 Cocktails with Rums of Puerto Rico



June 7, 2016
Event Category:


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Puerto Rico Convention Center
Distrito de Convenciones
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00901 Puerto Rico
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