ALUMNI WEEKEND MEDELLÍN 2019

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Alumni Weekend Medellín 2019

Social innovation for a greater tomorrow

Are you inspired to make a change? The United Nations advocates with its Agenda 2030 to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. These propel economic growth, industry innovation, infrastructure development, responsible production, consumption, among others. Today’s global challenges require complex and systemic responses to get there, and they also require the private sector to be more involved. Social innovation has never been more important, which is why we dedicated our next Alumni Weekend to it. When we talk about innovation we do not only talk about technology but about focusing on the actual social issues and on how to make things better for everyone. Come to learn, think, and act from the best industry leaders, which are part of the most innovative & sustainable companies in the world, and come do it in one of the most innovative cities of Latin America, Medellín. We chose this Colombian city because they have learned to excel at using new technologies as a vehicle to improve the quality of their people, and this is admirable. Come be enamored by their colors, empowered by their people and inspired by their change. A greater future starts today!

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Agenda & Speakers

Please note that this draft agenda is a work in progress. Dates and general timings of the event are set and will NOT change, but activities, panels and masterclasses are still being determined. Information will be available and periodically updated on this website.

There will be simultaneous translation at the event.

  • Friday,
    October 18th

    Welcome cocktail for all attendees at the Museo de Arte Moderno Medellín (MAMM, Cra. 44 ##19a-100, Medellín). Let’s get ready for the weekend!

  • Saturday,
    October 19th

    Come early to enjoy breakfast and start to network. Note that the full conference will be held at the Orquideorama, Jardín Botánico (Cl. 41 ##40A-26, Medellín).

    Hosted by Juan José Güemes, VP Economic Affairs & Chairman – IE Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center; and Federico Gutiérrez, Mayor of Medellín (TBC).

    Hosted by Julia Sánchez, Head of Global Alumni Relations at IE University.

    By Concepción Galdón, Director/Academic Lead of Social Innovation and Sustainability at IE University.

    Andy Stalman, Co-founder & CEO at Totem Branding.

    Moderated by Andy Stalman, Co-founder & CEO at Totem Branding.

    Panelists: Gabriel Gomez, Senior Director of Merchandising at Adidas Group; Orlando Joven, Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Natura; Manuel Giraldi, CEO at Gyro México (member of DAN); and Camilo Reina, VP of Marketing & Innovation at Grupo Éxito (TBC).

    Ignacio Villoch, Open Innovation Senior Ecosystem Builder at BBVA, will speak about Innovation, Digital Transformation & Sustainability.

    Moderated by Ignacio Villoch.

    Panelists: Jorge Andrés Hurtado, Vice President at Enka; Cipriano Lopez, VP of Innovation at Bancolombia; Juan Ignacio Correa, Lead Business Designer at Polymath Ventures; and Karina Kure, Chief Talent Officer at Grupo Puerto de Cartagena & Head of Innovation at DeltaX Ventures.

    Lunch will be held at the at the Orquideorama, Jardín Botánico (Cl. 41 ##40A-26, Medellín).

    Liderated by Concepción Galdón, Director/Academic Lead of Social Innovation and Sustainability at IE University.

    Fabiana Feld, Chief Investment Officer IFC at Banco Mundial.

    Moderated by Fabiana Feld, Chief Investment Officer IFC at Banco Mundial.

    Panelists: Santiago Escobar, Corporate Finance Director at Nutresa; Camille Jones, Director of Strategy and Product Management at Mark Labs; and Juliana Uribe, CEO & Founder at Movilizatorio.

    Hosted by Julia Sánchez, Head of Global Alumni Relations at IE University.

    Time to relax and enjoy!

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