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.
Graduated from Technion as a computer engineer and electrical engineer, Aharon Aharon is currently the CEO of the IIA (the Israel Innovation Authority), a public entity that operates for the benefit of the Israeli innovation ecosystem. Previously, Aharon was the General Manager of Apple Israel. He also founded CAMERO in 2004, a startup developing micropower radars, which he sold to the SK Group in 2010. Before that he worked in other companies, including IBM, where he spent 14 years and served as Research Manager.
Diego is an entrepreneur and product developer with extensive background in all things data. Prior to founding Algorithmia he designed, managed and shipped some of Microsoft’s most used data analysis products including Excel, Power Pivot, SQL Server and Power BI. Diego holds a Bachelors degree in Information Systems and a Masters degree in Business Intelligence and Data Analytics from Carnegie Mellon University.
Zachary Aron has over 23 years of consulting experience, specializing in providing business strategy, operations and technology solutions in the financial services industry. His industry focus areas include banking, lending and payments with expertise in the development and rollout of new business lines, products, services and associated operating models and technologies both in the U.S. and Internationally. Mr. Aron has partnered with financial institutions to develop product and service strategies using emerging technologies or new acquisitions. Zachary also serves as one of Deloitte’s FInTech leaders including the lead liaison with Silicon Valley FinTech accelerators.
Dating back to 2008, #PTM is the realization of a common vision brought together by three leading Uruguayan entrepreneurs: Pablo Brenner, Sergio Fogel and Ariel Pfeffer. 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 made possible by the ever-growing number of participants. Since 2010, the event has been organized by LUCERO Productions, led by Carolina Kind and Bruno Gadea.
The 2017 edition was unprecedented in its record attendance: over 1,200 people. On 14 January, 2018, we will be celebrating a decade of countless achievements and shared moments.