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
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
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.
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
Tata Consultancy Services Deputy Country Head & Head of Sales for Uruguay Delivery Center. She is a Computer Engineer with more than 17 years of experience as IT consultant. As part of her role she is responsible for driving growth and transformation through new clients in the country, driving strategy for creating new digital offerings and investment planning. She has been with TCS for the past 15 years, working with customer-oriented solutions with special focus in client and company business goals.
CTO and Co-founder at Rootstrap, one of the fastest-growing US Companies (included in 2019 Inc5000 list). I have worked with literally hundreds of companies, that go from early-stage startups to Fortune100, like Google or Salesforce, using a wide range of technologies. Lately, I have been focusing a lot of my energy on research, AI and Data Sciences. My passion is to push digital innovation through technology, working with exceptional multidisciplinary teams and promoting state-of-the-art engineering.
CTO and Co-founder at Rootstrap
More than 20 years of experience in the sector, currently working as Director and CEO of Onetree, a company dedicated to providing technology services for customers in the United States and Uruguay, focusing on the design and development of projects Ecommerce, Mobile and Web. He is also Director of Portlike, Digital Marketing Agency, Certified Partner of Google Analytics, whose focus is to work on Analytics projects, EMM and Campaigns for clients in Latin America and the United States.
CEO at Onetree
Computer Engineer graduated from the Udelar. He is a founding member of IDATHA. Director of Engineering. He has a vast experience in Natural Language Processing solutions with a focus on Spanish dialects. Solid background in multiple automatic learning technologies. Today he leads and works with teams developing Computer Vision solutions for several companies mainly in Uruguay and the United States.
Co-Founder at IDATHA
More than 10 years of professional experience (6 of them in the U.S.) in which he was trained as a developer first, and as a commercial executive later. In the U.S. he obtained his master’s degree in Technology and Business, thanks to which he understands the needs of companies, as well as the technologies necessary to carry out solutions. Felipe’s commercial career includes contracts with small companies to billion-dollars turnover corporations such as Roche and Rentokil.
With over 6 years of experience as a Project Manager, Agustín has a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry as well as being skilled as a full stack Developer using multiple technologies. At LoopStudio he is in charge of putting together teams with people whose skill sets complement each other. He is the lead decision-maker on key aspects of the engineering strategies used in the company.
Software Engineer and Engineering Lead at LoopStudio Software Factory. Leticia leads the development process and architecture design of different kinds of Software Projects, specializing in Ruby on Rails and back end development with a focus on Performance and Scalability. She is in charge of ensuring that the processes and methodologies used inside the company are aligned to its vision and values.
Software Engineer and Engineering Lead at LoopStudio Software Factory. Highly effective leader and full-stack developer, Mauricio has over 6 years of experience in helping entrepreneurs build their dream products and is skilled in several programming languages and platforms. He is in charge of ensuring that the company is up to date with the technologies and tools that are used and to develop the necessary skill sets in the development team.
Anna lived and worked across the world. Her life experience spans from the USA to Canada, Russia, Latin America as well as Eastern Europe. Over the past 15 years she has worked with United Nations agencies, International Organizations such as IATA, large-scale technology companies such as SAP, governments and non-profits. Different industries, cultures taught her how to navigate complex environments and build teams that last. She how to acquire and retain customers, open doors and close deals.
He currently supports the commercial team in pre-sales with a focus on LATAM and USA, contributing his more than 20 years linked to software development and more than 8 years of architect in ecommerce solutions. He also leads the development and architecture teams of the financial vertical. He participated from the beginning in the process of shaping the value proposition for the USA, and led the formation of the teams that initially worked for that market.
Software director at Pyxis
Chemical Engineer with more than 25 years of experience in various industrial sectors, leading highly complex projects through multidisciplinary teams at local, regional and global levels. This professional experience allowed him to acquire a representative sample of the cultural gaps between Latin and Anglo-Saxon cultures. He currently supports the Pyxis US team from Uruguay, acting as a link between the NY team and the Uruguay operation.
Has over 10 years of experience in the information and communications industry. He holds a bachelor´s degree in telecommunication engineering and a Master of Science in electrical engineering at the Universidad Católicadel Uruguay. Piñeyro is the Innovation and Development manager of Invenzis, where the team he leads develops innovative solutions using SAP Leonardo Intelligent Technologies.
Ignacio Chartier is a Software Engineer graduated from the Universidad Católica del Uruguay, specialist in Data & Analytics and teacher at his alma mater. He works as Consultant and Technical Sales Specialist at Quanam, uruguayan company that provides services in Analytics for LATAM, USA and The Caribbean.
Ricardo has been passionate about technology for more than 20 years. For him, technology is more than a support tool and he believes that it is currently the essence of business. “Helping companies create or expand their business has been my passion. Technology is constantly advancing and companies can get ahead of the wave or be swept away.
CEO at Perceptiva
Matthew is a Technologist and Founding Partner at Clockwork, a Private Investment Intelligence company. He moved to Uruguay in January of 2018 to work with LoopStudio to develop Clockwork Universe, a private market investment information management tool. Clockwork is now partnered with LoopStudio to help them expand their software development operations in North America. Matthew is a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology where he received his BS and MBA.
Founding Partner at Clockwork