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H3 Tech Conference, Latin America’s premier innovation conference where tech-hackers, the startup scene and the creative economy meet.

November 20 & 21, 2015
San Juan, Puerto Rico

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Friday, November 20
 

1:32pm AST

H3 Tech Conference: Opening Remarks
Speakers
avatar for Carlos R. Cobián

Carlos R. Cobián

Founder & CEO, Cobian Media, LLC
Carlos R. Cobián is an accomplished entrepreneur recognized for developing successful businesses in Latin America and for his forward-thinking, innovative and collaborative approach to business. In 2014 Carlos founded Cobian Media to provide cutting-edge digital marketing services... Read More →


Friday November 20, 2015 1:32pm - 1:47pm AST
San Gerónimo Caribe Hilton Hotel. San Juan, Puerto Rico.

1:49pm AST

Welcome Goverment Officials
Speakers
avatar for Alberto Bacó Bague

Alberto Bacó Bague

Director of the Puerto Rico Economic Development Bank
Alberto Bacó Bagué is an attorney, CPA and entrepreneur with more than 40 years of experience. He began his professional career in 1979, holding several positions with law firms, international accounting firms and government agencies. In 1989, he was appointed executive vice president... Read More →


Friday November 20, 2015 1:49pm - 1:59pm AST
San Gerónimo Caribe Hilton Hotel. San Juan, Puerto Rico.

2:01pm AST

Building a Social Entrepreneurship Ecosystem
What do social entrepreneurs need to be successful? How can investors, agencies and advocates best support them? In this session we'll discuss the social entrepreneurship landscape and key support mechanisms needed specifically for social entrepreneurs.

Speakers
avatar for Melinda Briana Epler

Melinda Briana Epler

Founder & CEO of Change Catalyst
As founder & CEO of Change Catalyst, Melinda Briana Epler empowers female changemakers through an online accelerator and impact investing program. Melinda also co-founded Tech Inclusion to explore innovative solutions to teach diversity and inclusion. She has more than 20 years experience... Read More →


Friday November 20, 2015 2:01pm - 2:15pm AST
San Gerónimo Caribe Hilton Hotel. San Juan, Puerto Rico.

2:16pm AST

"Burn the Bra" and the Other 4 Most Important Lessons for Building Brands of Great Value Right Now
Getting your brand right is as important as getting you product right. It will propel your start up in the right direction.   As I turn my attention to entrepreneurial ecosystems around the world on behalf of some of world largest brands, I have borrowed 5 bold and unabashed learnings to  drive value-creating behaviour from the get go. Give me 15 mins. Ill give you 5 proven rules to keep you on track and win.

Speakers
avatar for Gary Bonilla Latoni

Gary Bonilla Latoni

Global Strategies Leader
Gary Bonilla Latoni is a London-based a strategy leader sitting, by design, at the intersection of creative, technology and media. Gary began his multi-platform storytelling journey two decades ago as an award-winning journalist for ABC News and later for Las Noticias. He then transitioned... Read More →


Friday November 20, 2015 2:16pm - 2:31pm AST
San Gerónimo Caribe Hilton Hotel. San Juan, Puerto Rico.

2:33pm AST

Thinking of Going Global? Some Tips From the Experts (Panel Discussion)
We are here to tell you that a global market is waiting for you. Have you ever thought about what it would be like to have clients from all over the world, to expand your business’ horizons and take it to new heights? If you fit this description, this presentation is for you. Learn from those who have successfully taken the leap and taken their businesses to a new dimension.

Moderators
avatar for Carlos R. Cobián

Carlos R. Cobián

Founder & CEO, Cobian Media, LLC
Carlos R. Cobián is an accomplished entrepreneur recognized for developing successful businesses in Latin America and for his forward-thinking, innovative and collaborative approach to business. In 2014 Carlos founded Cobian Media to provide cutting-edge digital marketing services... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Gabriel Hernández

Gabriel Hernández

Co-Founder of BDO
Gaby Hernandez co-founded BDO Puerto Rico, the largest CPA and business advisory firm in Puerto Rico. The firm actively promotes Puerto Rico as a place to do global business, get the most for your capital and tap into the world-class Puerto Rico talent pool.


Friday November 20, 2015 2:33pm - 3:08pm AST
San Gerónimo Caribe Hilton Hotel. San Juan, Puerto Rico.

4:36pm AST

Women Making Waves: How Women Are Transforming Enterprises, the Startup Scene and the World
Moderators
avatar for Lucienne Gigante

Lucienne Gigante

Social Innovator, Communications & Public Relations Leader, Founder of LuGi
Lucienne Gigante has vast experience in advertising, marketing, crisis management and brand transformation. She has developed numerous successful corporate social responsibility platforms, some in the banking sector such as “Women of Success,” which created more than 40 new women-owned... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Nerma Albertorio Barnés

Nerma Albertorio Barnés

Co-Founder & Executive Director of Centro Para Emprendedores
Nerma Albertorio Barnés is a business leader with more than 13 years of experience executing entrepreneurial programs for women, artists, techs and communities below poverty levels. Her experience includes identifying business opportunities, funding, and developing effective business... Read More →
avatar for Marie Custodio-Collazo

Marie Custodio-Collazo

Co-Founder of Puerto Rico Women in Startups
Marie Custodio-Collazo is a journalist turned startup champion. After 9 years at El Nuevo Día, she recently joined the new Startup Program of Puerto Rico, hosted by the PRST. Marie is also a Founders Institute Puerto Rico grad, which gave her an insider's perspective on the local... Read More →
avatar for Xiomara Figueroa

Xiomara Figueroa

Co-Founder of Inlcude Girls
Xiomara Figueroa is the co-founder of #include, a nonprofit organization led by students that aims to promote diversity and inspire women to pursue studies in STEM. As a student who transferred into computer science from a different major, she brought along a firm belief that the... Read More →
avatar for Sofia Stolberg

Sofia Stolberg

Co-Founder of Piloto 151
Sofía Stolberg is an entrepreneur, mentor and entrepreneurship ecosystem developer. She co-founded Piloto 151, Puerto Rico’s first co-working space and growth platform for entrepreneurs. Sofia leads the operations of Max Web Group, an IT consulting firm, and co-directs the Founder... Read More →


Friday November 20, 2015 4:36pm - 5:06pm AST
San Gerónimo Caribe Hilton Hotel. San Juan, Puerto Rico.

5:40pm AST

The New Economy of Prostitution: When Machines Have Sex (and Why You Should Care)
There’s a phenomenon emerging, and in about 10 years it will take over our lives. It can change cultures, destroy paradigms and transform the way we live forever. The Internet of Things, or IoT, is infiltrating our lives, and its power lies in being invisible but omnipresent. Some 2 billion machines were connected in 2013. By 2025, 18 billion machines will be having sex with each other by connecting in ways we can barely imagine but will be able to watch. Are you ready to dream big?

Speakers
avatar for Victor Lleras

Victor Lleras

Chief Strategic Innovator & Agent Provocateur in Perpetual Motion Strategies
Victor Lleras has a PhD in Provocation from UOF (University of Life). The author of “Bajo el Hechizo, How to Inject Your Words and Actions With Magic,” is a professional speaker, entrepreneur, co-active coach, classical and electric guitar player, advertising executive, radio... Read More →


Friday November 20, 2015 5:40pm - 6:15pm AST
San Cristobal BCD Caribe Hilton Hotel. San Juan, Puerto Rico.

6:15pm AST

Closing Remarks and Day 2 Agenda Overview
Speakers
avatar for Carlos R. Cobián

Carlos R. Cobián

Founder & CEO, Cobian Media, LLC
Carlos R. Cobián is an accomplished entrepreneur recognized for developing successful businesses in Latin America and for his forward-thinking, innovative and collaborative approach to business. In 2014 Carlos founded Cobian Media to provide cutting-edge digital marketing services... Read More →


Friday November 20, 2015 6:15pm - 6:20pm AST
San Gerónimo Caribe Hilton Hotel. San Juan, Puerto Rico.

6:20pm AST

H3 Meet Market: Collaboration Presentation
Speakers
avatar for Carlos R. Cobián

Carlos R. Cobián

Founder & CEO, Cobian Media, LLC
Carlos R. Cobián is an accomplished entrepreneur recognized for developing successful businesses in Latin America and for his forward-thinking, innovative and collaborative approach to business. In 2014 Carlos founded Cobian Media to provide cutting-edge digital marketing services... Read More →
avatar for Angiemille Latorre

Angiemille Latorre

Co-Founder of Seriously Creative
Angiemille Latorre is co-founder of SeriouslyCreative, which helps organizations solve complex issues through creative problem solving and design thinking—a methodology that balances analytical and creative thinking to produce transformative solutions. Angiemille worked in... Read More →


Friday November 20, 2015 6:20pm - 6:35pm AST
San Gerónimo Caribe Hilton Hotel. San Juan, Puerto Rico.
 
Saturday, November 21
 

9:00am AST

H3Tech Conference Day 2 Introduction
Speakers
avatar for Carlos R. Cobián

Carlos R. Cobián

Founder & CEO, Cobian Media, LLC
Carlos R. Cobián is an accomplished entrepreneur recognized for developing successful businesses in Latin America and for his forward-thinking, innovative and collaborative approach to business. In 2014 Carlos founded Cobian Media to provide cutting-edge digital marketing services... Read More →


Saturday November 21, 2015 9:00am - 9:10am AST
San Gerónimo Caribe Hilton Hotel. San Juan, Puerto Rico.

9:12am AST

Tales From an International Man of Startups Who Joined Puerto Rico's Startup Community
Some people say that the first three months give you an honest impression about what is happening in a new place. After that, you just get used to it. Standing out in the American ecosystem is not easy, but so far Sebastian believes Puerto Rico has what it takes.

Speakers
avatar for Sebastian Vidal

Sebastian Vidal

Executive Director of the New Startup Program of Puerto Rico
Sebastian Vidal is the executive director of the new Startup Program of Puerto Rico, hosted by the PRST. Previously, he was executive director of Start-Up Chile, a government funded program aiming to attract globally minded entrepreneurs to Chile to transform the country into a leading... Read More →


Saturday November 21, 2015 9:12am - 9:22am AST
San Gerónimo Caribe Hilton Hotel. San Juan, Puerto Rico.

10:18am AST

How to develop LOCALLY - while exporting GLOBALLY
The presentation challenges the traditional architect/designer business model while encouraging design professionals to get out of their comfort zones. Ricardo will present his own personal case study experience and show how professionals can help redevelop the local architect/design profession by refocusing on global exportation.

Speakers
avatar for Ricardo Álvarez‐Díaz

Ricardo Álvarez‐Díaz

Architect, President & Co-Founder of Alvarez-Diaz & Villalon
Ricardo Álvarez‐Díaz is president and co-founder of Álvarez‐Díaz & Villalon, a leading architectural and interior design firm with offices in San Juan and Miami. He is a prolific author who gives lectures on design entrepreneurship, productivity, branding and sustainability... Read More →


Saturday November 21, 2015 10:18am - 11:03am AST
San Gerónimo Caribe Hilton Hotel. San Juan, Puerto Rico.

11:05am AST

Launching Platform Intro
Launching Platform Intro: 11:05 am - 11:10 am
Presenter 1 - 11:10 am - 11:15 am
Presenter 2 - 11:15 am - 11:20 am
Presenter 3 - 11:20 am - 11:25 am

Saturday November 21, 2015 11:05am - 11:25am AST
San Gerónimo Caribe Hilton Hotel. San Juan, Puerto Rico.

2:51pm AST

How Innovation is Disrupting Today's Businesses: Corporate America Beware
Speakers
avatar for Carlos R. Cobián

Carlos R. Cobián

Founder & CEO, Cobian Media, LLC
Carlos R. Cobián is an accomplished entrepreneur recognized for developing successful businesses in Latin America and for his forward-thinking, innovative and collaborative approach to business. In 2014 Carlos founded Cobian Media to provide cutting-edge digital marketing services... Read More →


Saturday November 21, 2015 2:51pm - 3:11pm AST
San Gerónimo Caribe Hilton Hotel. San Juan, Puerto Rico.

4:37pm AST

Lessons from both sides: 20 years as an investor, operator, and entrepreneur
Speakers
avatar for Jeff Dyament

Jeff Dyament

Private Investor, Entreprenuer, Advisor of Institutional Consultants, LLC


Saturday November 21, 2015 4:37pm - 5:24pm AST
San Gerónimo Caribe Hilton Hotel. San Juan, Puerto Rico.

5:26pm AST

Startup Awards and Closing Remarks
Speakers
avatar for Carlos R. Cobián

Carlos R. Cobián

Founder & CEO, Cobian Media, LLC
Carlos R. Cobián is an accomplished entrepreneur recognized for developing successful businesses in Latin America and for his forward-thinking, innovative and collaborative approach to business. In 2014 Carlos founded Cobian Media to provide cutting-edge digital marketing services... Read More →


Saturday November 21, 2015 5:26pm - 5:46pm AST
San Gerónimo Caribe Hilton Hotel. San Juan, Puerto Rico.