Punta Tech Meetup (PTM) is one of the most important tech gatherings in the region, where technology leaders from Latin America and the world come together every year. Punta del Este provides the ideal natural setting for entrepreneurs, investors and business executives to meet and share their ideas and projects, and do business together. The spirit of the event is to foster the meeting of key stakeholders in the world of technology and business so that they can exchange ideas and strengthen their connections in one of the main seaside resorts in the region. Connecting people and promoting good business opportunities are the essential factors that guide the spirit of this event.
Stephen Attenborough leads all commercial activities for Virgin Galactic, part of Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Group, which is on track to become the world's first passenger carrying commercial spaceline.
Attenborough joined Virgin Galactic as the company's first full time employee in 2004 to put in place the commercial foundations of the business and to create a new market for private space travel. He now leads all activities, covering brand management, sales, marketing, customer care, communications, education and outreach, as well as partnerships for the human spaceflight business. This work has now attracted around 700 future astronauts from more than 50 countries along with US$80m in deposits.
By 2008 Rudasevski and his business partner Rafael Museri founded Dekel Group at the Azuero Península in Panama and developed three projects: Andromeda, Blue Venao and Azuero Hills. A few years later, they launched Selina in 2015 in Venao.
After 10 years of experience developing Real Estate and being the driving force behind Selina’s Real Estate strategy, Daniel’s invaluable knowledge and expertise have secured and consolidated the Selina portfolio and help in the global expansion of the company.
Dan Ariely was born in New York in 1968. When he lived in Israel, he was a soldier but had to quit after an accident that caused him severe burns. He studied physics and mathematics at Tel Aviv University, and later philosophy. He traveled to the United States and earned an MA in cogni-tive psychology at the University of North Carolina, and went on to earn a PhD in business from Duke University, where he has subsequently been Professor of Behavioral Economics. Dan is the head of the eRationa-lity research group at the MIT Media Lab. He publishes in several academic journals and newspapers such as The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker and Scientific American, and participates in radio and television programs on National Public Radio, CNN and CNBC.
Dating back to 2008, Punta Tech Meetup is the realization of a common vision brought together by two leading uruguayan entrepreneurs: Pablo Brenner and Sergio Fogel. Since 2010, the event has been organized by LUCERO Productions, led by Carolina Kind and Bruno Gadea. What started as a casual gathering of industry leaders vacationing in Punta del Este became a privileged space for relaxation and business opportunities. This was possible by the ever-growing number of participants.