VP of Advertising & Partner, Mercado Libre & KaszeK
Partner at KaszeK Ventures, Nicolas "Nico" Berman is a legend in Latin America’s tech world. Before joining KaszeK Ventures, the largest fund in Latin America, as a partner in 2012, he spent 13 years at MercadoLibre as VP of Advertising and VP of Marketing. MercadoLibre went public in 2007, the first tech company in LATAM to IPO. Today it's worth over $12 billion, worth over 10x what it was the day of its IPO. He sits on the board of several technology companies such as Pitzi, DogHero, Konfio, Dress & Go, Contabilizei and Xerpa.
Nicolas Brusson is a force to be reckoned with. As the CEO of France’s star unicorn (the country only has one other), Nicolas and his co-founders have led the company to 45 million members across 22 countries in Europe. The carpooling app has made headway with local innovation creating a people powered transport infrastructure through tech. Nicolas is a strong advocate of agile structures that allow quick iterations in fast-growing environments. BlaBlaCar is the world's leading long distance carpooling service, connecting drivers with empty seats to people traveling the same way.
Editor-in-chief, WIRED UK
Futurist and journalist, David Rowan has taken 120 flights in the past year to investigate the companies and entrepreneurs changing our world, recently spending time with the founders of WhatsApp, LinkedIn, Google, Spotify, Xiaomi, Nest, Twitter and countless other disruptive startups from Silicon Valley to Shenzhen, and MENA. David Rowan, is Editor-at-large and founding Editor-in-chief of WIRED magazine (UK edition).
Ronaldo has accumulative 15 years of experience in technology, and business management. He served as a technical and systems consultant with EDS in the US. In 2000, he spearheaded a consulting company that managed numerous web and e-commerce projects in the Arab world. In 2005, he launched souq.com the first auction site for the Arab world. Today Ronaldo is the co-founder and CEO of souq.com (www.souq.com); an online marketplace which has grown exponentially and was recently acquired by Amazon. Ronaldo holds a Master's degree in Digital Communications and a Bachelor degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Northeastern University in Boston, MA.
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