Cuti Business Forum
Cuti Business Forum is where the Uruguayan IT ecosystem gathers to strengthen the connection with global markets.
A place to experience firsthand the most disruptive tech trends, enhance business strategies by learning from key market players, develop partnerships and make new connections.
A crossroad where business leaders and top entrepreneurs meet, alongside market analysts, tech enthusiasts, consulting firms, government agencies and the most promising Startups in the industry.
J. Ryan Williams is an executive coach trusted by everyone from CEOs to Navy SEALs. His work with high-potential leaders and teams has been instrumental for Airbnb, Asana, and InVision as well as startups backed by the world’s top investors. Previously, he built a $58M sales team at AdRoll and served as VP of Sales for a Y-Combinator-backed data startup.
Executive Coach and Facilitator
Responsible for the strategy and execution of the Enterprise Solutions go-to-market, including Enterprise Networks, Cybersecurity, Multicloud and Collaboration. Juan is an advocate for the digital transformation of organizations and countries. He has more than 15 years of experience developing initiatives and ICT projects across Latin-America, in different areas, such as public sector, financial services, energy, and Service Providers.
Juan Pablo Mongini
With more than 18 years of experience leading Big Data and Analytics teams. Helping companies adopt digital transformation based on technological innovations and the adoption of new information paradigms. Simultaneously dedicated to teaching, as founder of the Big Data and Analytics Program of the UP, and collaborating in several digital transformation programs in the university field (UCA, IAE, UTDT).
Investor and advisor in early stage technology companies in the US and Latin America. co-founder of PuenteLabs, a San Francisco based organization whose mission is to educate, connect, and launch the very best entrepreneurs from Latin American and help them grow their businesses internationally. Mike has invested in Venture Capital funds including DCM, Highland Capital Partners, 1011 Ventures, Wasabi Partners, and Unbounded Capital. .
Former US Ambassador to Argentina
Rafael Pinto es uno de los directores de la organización LatAm Startups, cuyo objetivo es fortalecer las oportunidades de negocios, el networking, y los vínculos entre los ecosistemas de innovación, el emprendimiento y los Startups en América Latina y Canadá.
Director at LatAm Startups
Co-founder and director at Tokai Consulting and Tokai Ventures, an important and active angel investment group and venture capital based in Uruguay, investing mainly in Latam. Additionally, he provides boutique consulting services as well to major clients in the region. He is serving as a board member in Zonamerica – Business and Technology Park in Uruguay/Colombia/China.
Investor and Consultant to Senior Management
Tony is a Director of xiBOSS Corporation and xiVentures Fund Inc. Tony has 30+ years experience focused on leadership roles in the telecommunications, software development and consulting industries. Tony’s current focus is on helping LATAM based tech companies establish a footprint in Canada, as well as growing the xiVentures Fund start-up ecosystem.
Director at xiBOSS
Martín Alcalá Rubí, es Ingeniero en Telecomunicaciones y Electrónica, emprendedor tecnológico serial en el área de Inteligencia Artificial, e inversor ángel. Martín es Director y Co-fundador de Tryolabs, empresa especializada en software de Inteligencia Artificial, con foco en el mercado de Silicon Valley. Tryolabs tiene 10 años operando en el mercado, contando con mas de 150 clientes servidos en EE.UU. y 50 colaboradores basados en Uruguay, EE.UU. y Francia.
Martín Alcalá Rubí
André Leal is the SelectUSA Investment Specialist, based at the U.S. Consulate General in São Paulo/Brazil, who serves as the principal point of contact for South American firms willing to invest in the U.S. As part of support provided to foreign firms, he advises entrepreneurs on how to prepare their U.S. market entry plan.
Mariana Falkenburger has been working since 2005 with international trade promotion of US and Europe manufactured goods and services as well as with foreign direct investment attraction (FDI) of Brazilian companies to the USA. She owns a bachelor degree in International Relations from the Catholic University of Sao Paulo, MBA from the Marketing and Advertisement College of Sao Paulo (ESPM), specialization degree on International Negotiations at FGV.
Matthew arrived in Montevideo in August 2019. He is the first Commercial Officer to serve in Uruguay in several years. Matthew previously served as the commercial section deputy at the U.S. Embassy in Lima, Peru. Before Peru, Matthew completed a two-year assignment at the U.S. Export Assistance Center in Chicago, Illinois. In addition to his client-facing work in Chicago, Matthew also served as the Global Finance Team’s subject matter expert for the accounting industry.
Senior Commercial Officer US Embassy
Founder & CEO of Green T Advisors, a strategic business advisory firm assisting clients with international market access and development, US Federal government procurement, and nonprofit fundraising. Was SVP, Government Relations & Communications at Alqimi Group, Inc. and Director of Governmental Affairs at Greenberg Traurig, LLP. He received an MA in International Relations and Economics from The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and a BA in History and English Literature from the University of Miami.
Pedro Pablo Permuy
Government & Public Policy Strategic Advisory
Systems Analyst and Bachelor of Business Administration, oriented to the generation of results by achieving objectives aligned with the business strategy. With wide experience in planning, management/negotiation, implementation and coordination of IT Projects and business at local and regional level as well as management and development of resources.
CIO at Zonamerica
Guillermo Prosper es economista y cuenta con formación en liderazgo y gestión de negocios enfocada en las áreas de tecnologías de la información e innovación. Guillermo es responsable de la operativa de Sabre Corporation en Uruguay. Lidera un equipo de 1.000 colaboradores, quienes desempeñan tareas en más de 200 roles de escala global de la empresa líder en tecnología para la industria de viajes.
Andrew Ellis is a consular coned Foreign Service Officer who has worked 8 years with the State Department. He began his current assignment as the Deputy Consular Chief in Montevideo in August, 2017. Prior to that, he served as a Country Officer in the Office of Children’s Issues where he worked with the Japanese Central Authority to return U.S. children who had been abducted to Japan.
Deputy Consular Chief US Embassy
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Located at the heart of the Uruguayan IT ecosystem (Latu Tech Park), Centro de Eventos, will be the home for the first edition of Cuti Business Forum.
With an area of 1800m2, this Centre purpose is to contribute to the development of the Uruguayan corporate and business culture. It also constitutes a major meeting point for investment and trade promotion.