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.Pictures from the 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.
Andres Wolberg-Stok leverages his experience on the front lines of digital innovation to interface with regulators and policymakers around the world as Head of Digital Policy for Citi’s Global Consumer Banking division. He was a founder of Citi FinTech, a unit created to spearhead Citi's transformation into a mobile-centric "Bank of Tomorrow". Andres joined Citi from an international Fintech startup and has served in a variety of digital product and digital strategy roles in Citi Latin America, Citi's U.S. consumer businesses, and now globally.
He created Citi’s first Open Banking team in 2015, when he was Global Head of Emerging Platforms and Services for Citi's consumer businesses. Earlier, as Citi's first global head of mobile banking, he invented Citi Mobile Snapshot, a breakout no-password access feature described as “one giant leap for online banking” and now patented in the US, Mexico, Australia, China, Hong Kong and Singapore. In close partnership with Apple, he turned Citi into the world's first bank with an Apple Watch app when the device was first launched.
Pablo Coirolo is an entrepreneur with more than 20 years of experience in digital platforms; he has led successful projects worldwide and is board member of Æternity and Æternity Americas CEO.
He is an experienced executive director, with a proven history of working in the management consulting industry, business planning and marketing strategy. He served as Country Manager in Telefónica Data in Uruguay and was founding partner of Debifone – the first mobile payment platform in Latin America.
Pablo is founding partner of the international consulting firm DebiCoin Technologies – specializing in bitcoin and blockchain technologies. He leads Crypto Bay Montevideo development - a community of service providers and businesses to help Uruguay join the club of Crypto-friendly jurisdictions.
Darpan has been related to the Payment & Banking industry for over 17 years of experience in companies like JPMorgan Chase (NY, USA), TimesofMoney Ltd, Yes Bank Ltd & IndusInd Bank Ltd. His last Stint was with IndusInd Bank Ltd from 2009 to 2016 as SVP & Head – Global Remittances & Ecommerce Business. He has also been regularly speaking about cross border payments in international forums for the last 7+ years.
Roberto Bo is a business leader with an engineering background; a 20-year veteran with extensive international experience in business development, strategy, and operations.
Roberto joined Uber in 2017 to lead Strategic Business Development teams in the 14 LATAM countries where Uber operates. The team Roberto leads has been successfully signing and launching loyalty, payments, marketing, and vehicle solutions partnerships throughout the LATAM region, enabling a better user experience for riders and drivers, with a focus on helping drivers to more easily manage their activities using the Uber platform. Some recent wins have been launching key partnerships for the Uber Pro driver loyalty platform, Vehicle OEM and Financing deals and bank-enabled benefits in several markets.
Prior to Uber, Roberto has worked in a variety of industries and functions ranging from transportation to geospatial systems. At TomTom, he was responsible for building one of the first digital maps for geospatial systems in Latin America and later worked on licensing live traffic and location information for tech companies and governments in the LATAM region.
Andrés serves as Cyber Risk Leader for Spanish Latin America Region. In his role, he coordinates cyber risk practice efforts and go to market activities from Mexico down to Argentina, collaborating with Cyber Countries’ Leader to present and offer our services to key clients and targets.
Andrés has over 30 years of experience and expertise in information systems integration and 25 years in Cyber, Information Security & IT Risk Management. Andrés has substantial experience implementing CYBER Transformation Programs, helping clients to address complex business issues like cyber resilience, compliance, implementing security technologies, information security breaches and crisis management. Has participated in several projects supporting clients to respond and recover from different security events including data breaches, ransomware attacks, fraud among others.
Claudia has been working in the Fintech ecosystem for over 20 years with a strong focus on business development and operational efficiency. She was a founding partner and the CEO of the Uruguayan fintech Manentia Software for 13 years, leading the company’s vision and development of digital banking solutions until its acquisition by the industry leading Technisys.
At Technisys she took the role of services management director and business development, leading strategic projects all over the Americas.
She is an active member of a start-up project evaluation committee at ANII, the government-appointed innovation and research agency, an activity that allows her to continuously be involved in the start-up ecosystem and contribute and learn from it.
Mother of Matias and amateur photographer, she likes to keep an open mind, see the big picture and mix and match knowledge and experiences from disparate areas into her work.
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.