Innovation in Latin America

Wednesday, October 16 8:30am – 3:00pm EST

Council of the Americas
680 Park Avenue, New York, NY,
United States


A conference to explore new solutions and developments in the Latin American economy. Panel Sessions to include Innovation in the Information Technology Sector, Innovation in Financial Services and Innovation in Commodities.


Agenda

8:30 Registration and Coffee
9:00 Welcome, Richard Coyle MBA ‘86, Executive Director, Emerging Markets Institute, Johnson @ Cornell
9:10 Welcome, Christopher Sabatini Editor-in-Chief, Americas Quarterly and

Senior Director of Policy, Americas Society/Council of the Americas

9:20 Innovation in Latin America (“InnovaLatino”) – Lourdes Casanova, Sr. Lecturer, Emerging Markets Institute, Johnson @ Cornell
9:45 Opening Address: Ambasador Sandra Fuentes-Berain, Mexican Consul General to New York
10:15 Economic Overview of Latin America – Alberto Ramos, Head of Latin American Research, Goldman Sachs

Moderator: Tim DeVoogd, Ph.D., Director, Latin American Studies Program, Cornell University
10:45 Innovation in the Financial Services Sector –Devon Bodoh, Principal and Principal in Charge Latin America Markets, KPMG and Daniel Levites, Partner, EY Terco, Brazil
Moderator: Nell Cady-Kruse, BS '84, MBA '85, Global Strategy Chair, Johnson Alumni Advisory Committee and Executive, Global Risk Management, Standard Chartered Bank
11:30 Innovation in the IT Sector (2 speakers) - Francisco Manrique, President of the Executive Council (Connect, Bogota) and Richard Piña, Technical Advisor, Citigroup Integrated Account Team, IBM Corporation

Moderator: Lourdes Casanova, Sr. Lecturer, Johnson @ Cornell
12:15 Lunch with Keynote Speaker – Virun Rampersad, Managing Director and Head of Global Innovation, BNY Mellon, "Getting The Elephant to Dance – Creating an Innovative Culture In An Established Organization"
1:30 IDB Report Announcement – Mauricio Mesquita Moreira, Sector Economic Advisor and Research Coordinator, Integration and Trade Sector, Inter-American Development Bank
2:00 Innovation in Manufacturing Processes – Roberto Canizares BS ’71, MBA ’74, former President and CEO, MSA International and Mike Todaro, Executive Director, Americas Apparel Producers Network

Moderator: Richard Coyle MBA ’86, Executive Director, Emerging Markets Institute, Johnson @ Cornell
2:50 Closing Remarks – Richard Coyle MBA ‘86, Executive Director, Emerging Markets Institute, Johnson @ Cornell
3:00 Adjourn

Sponsors


Better Brazil
Forum das Americas

IDB
Cemex
Financial Times