Dr. Marco Antonio Raupp

General Director

Technology Park, São José dos Campos

Former Minister of Science and Technology of Brazil. Marco António Raupp holds a PhD in Mathematics from the University of Chicago and is a lecturer at the University of São Paulo, where he had previously been an associate professor in the university’s Institute of Mathematics and Statistics. He completed his undergraduate degree in Physics at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul. He has been a researcher and director of Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research (INPE) and the National Laboratory for Scientific Computation (LNCC). As head of the INPE’s board of directors, he was involved in the negotiations that resulted in the CBERS satellite program in cooperation with China. While at the INPE, he was also responsible for setting up the Integration and Tests Laboratory (LIT), and at the LNCC he created the Bioinformatics Laboratory. He was one of the driving forces behind the creation of the São José dos Campos Technology Park, an organization that he headed from 2008 to 2011, where he spearheaded a number of innovative projects. He served as president and advisor for the Brazilian Society for Scientific Progress (SBPC) and as a member of the supervisory board of the Fundação Carlos Chagas Filho de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (FAPERJ). He is a member of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA). From March 2011 to January 2012, he chaired the Brazilian Space Agency (AEB), an institution where his broad experience in space policy and technology was put to good use. He also served on the board of directors of a bi-national company, Alcântara Cyclone Space (ACS). He has been a member of Brazil’s National Science and Technology Council (CCT), chair of the board of directors of the Center for Strategic Management and Studies (CGEE), and a member of the board of directors of the Brazilian Association for Synchrotron Light Technology (ABTLuS), all of which are institutions in the National System of Science, Technology, and Innovation. He has received the Grand Cross of the Order of Rio Branco from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Grand Cross of the National Order of Scientific Merit from the Ministry of Science and Technology. He has been awarded the honorific titles of Commander of the Order of Naval Merit, Brazilian Navy, and Commander of the Order of Aeronautical Merit, Brazilian Air Force. He has also been awarded a Medal of Honor from the State of Minas Gerais and the honorific title of Commander of the National Order of Merit of France.



Mayor of São José dos Campos

Mayor of São José dos Campos, Felicio Ramuth, 50 years old, married and father of a daughter. Entrepreneur, with an MBA in Public Management from Fundação Getúlio Vargas and a degree in Business Administration. Currently, he is vice president of Urban Mobility of the National Front of Mayors. Entrepreneur and dynamic, Felicio fought for the first time an elective position in 2016 and was elected mayor in the first round. In public administration, he gained experience as Secretary of Transportation, president of Urbam (Urbanizadora Municipal - mixed economy company) and Secretary of Communication. In front of the City Hall, Felicio defined the following axes of government: innovate, simplify, share resources and open and transparent management.

Andre Stein

Head of Strategy


Andre Stein is the Head of Strategy for EMBRAERX, an organization dedicated to develop disruptive new businesses, leveraging on EMBRAER know-how and focusing on a human centric approach, with an inherent startup mentality. He is also EMBRAER's Urban Mobility challenge owner, integrating all EMBRAER's efforts related to this new frontier for the aerospace business. With more than 20 year of experience in the aviation industry, he had leading roles in strategic areas such as Product Development, New Business Development, Project Management, Market Intelligence and Sales and accumulated great multicultural experience, been based out of Australia, Singapore, Silicon Valley and Brazil. He is a firm believer and a key spokesperson for the concept of the Internet of Mobility, and wants to bring to the physical world what the internet brought to content and data, promoting integrated solutions for people and goods to move from A to B in a seamless, simple and affordable way."

Zeina Latif

Chief Economist

XP Investimentos

Zeina Latif is a PhD Economist by the University of São Paulo – USP – and chief-economist at XP Investimentos. Before that, has worked with several financial institutions, such as the Royal Bank of Scotland, ING, ABN-Amro Real and HSBC. Today also acts as columnist for the newspaper Estadão.

Fabrício Ziviani

PhD Expert in Innovation and Digital Transformation Researcher and teacher


PhD in Information Science from UFMG (2012). He holds a Master's degree in Public Administration - Information Management from the Government School - João Pinheiro Foundation (2005), Specialization in Technology Management from Estácio de Sá University (2001) and a Bachelor of Business Administration with Systems Analysis from the Espírito Santo University Center ( 1999). He is currently Associate Professor I of the Graduate Program in Information Systems and Knowledge Management at FUMEC University. Adjunct Professor VI of the Minas Gerais State University (UEMG) working at the Faculty of Public Policy. Visiting Professor at Dom Cabral FDC Foundation. He has fifteen years of experience in training professionals and executives in different business areas. Individual associate of SBGC, ANPAD and ANCIB. Coordinator of WG4- ANCIB's Information and Knowledge Management. More than 50 articles published in national and international journals. It operates mainly in the areas of Knowledge and Information Management; Innovation; Information Science; Collaboration and Learning Networks; Leadership and People Management and Technology and Knowledge Transfer.

César Silva



Founder of Akaer Group and currently Chairman and CEO of the Group. Graduated in Naval Engineering from USP in 1977, worked for 12 years at Embraer as Director of Structural Engineering until 1991, when left to found Akaer Engenharia. Akaer Group has more than 350 employees and is specialized in providing technological solutions in different areas such as aerospace, defense, space, naval, energy, mining and automotive. The Group participated in the major aeronautical programs in Brazil and abroad and has more than 7 million man-hours of project development for major aeronautics OEMs such as Embraer, Boeing, Airbus, Saab, Helibras and other markets.

Marcelo Vaz


Collins Aerospace

Marcelo Vaz is the CEO of Collins Aerospace in Brazil, responsible for leading the subsidiary of Collins in Brazil and the strategy in Latin America. He was assigned to this position in 2015 and currently reports the Collins Avionics Division. Marcelo has been at Collins since 2012. Prior to his current position, he was Director of Development for Business, responsible for Business Development and Sales for Government Systems. Throughout his 20-plus years of experience, he has worked as a Business Manager at Rolls-Royce, in the areas of Defense and Regional Airlines, Turbomeca (Safran Engines), as Manager of Sales for the Defense and Offshore markets. Before that, he worked in the Oil and Gas market, working at Halliburton Energy Services as a Logging Engineer. Marcelo is director of the Departments of Defense and Security (DESEG) and Infrastructure (DEINFRA) of Fiesp. He also represents Collins at ABIMDE - Brazilian Association of Defense Materials Industries and Safety and AIAB - Association of Aerospace Industries of Brazil. Native of Santos, São Paulo, Marcelo is married, has two children and has a degree in electrical engineering by the Federal University of Engineering of Itajubá, specializing in Oil and Gas at the Halliburton Training in Fort Worth, Texas and an MBA in Business Management from Fundação Getúlio Vargas.

Daniel Malufi

CEO, South America

TE Connectivity

Brazilian, Married, 46 years old, 3 children Managing Director for TE Connectivity in South America, a company with more than 1,100 Employees, and units in Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Paraguay and Columbia. Globally, TE Connectivity has revenues of USD 14 Billion, having 80,000 Employees and presence in more than 100 Countries. TE South America produces electrical and electronic components, serving markets such as Automotive, Aerospace, Home Appliances, Energy, Industrial, Oil & Gas, and others. Before taking this position, Daniel worked as Sales & Marketing Director, Operations Director for South America, Global Director for Continuous Improvement, among other positions, during his 21 years of tenure with TE. Daniel lived for periods of 2 to 6 months in Switzerland, US and England, and had business trips to more than 15 other countries. He holds a graduation in Mechanical Engineering from Unesp / Bauru, a M.B.A. in Marketing & Business from ESPM and a Master in Finance & Economics from FGV SP. Daniel is also Master Black Belt certified by SBTI, in US.

Dr.-Ing. Markus Will M.A.

Head of Departament IPK Project Office Brazil


Markus Will, born in 1975, is head of the Fraunhofer IPK Project Office Brazil and senior researcher in the area of strategic management at the Division Corporate Management of Fraunhofer IPK, Berlin. He completed an apprenticeship in business administration and holds a Master in communication sciences. In 2011, Markus Will successfully completed his doctoral thesis on “Strategic Business Development Based on Intangibles in Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises” at the Technical University Berlin. After working as a Junior Consultant at Siemens Business Services he changed to Fraunhofer IPK where he was developing and leading various customer projects on change and knowledge management, process optimisation and internal communication. Based on his experiences as project manager of the German federal initiative “Wissensbilanz – Made in Germany” and the European Union’s pilot-project “InCaS. Intellectual Capital Statement – Made in Europe”, Markus Will was elected member of the board of the German association for “Intellectual Capital Management” in 2012. Since 2007, he is a lead trainer of Fraunhofer Academy and has acted as a management consultant for several large corporations. Today he is responsible for Fraunhofer IPK’s management consulting activities in Brazil with a focus on Business Planning and Strategic Management of Innovation Ecosystems, as well as for the coordination of the European Commission’s initiative ENRICH in Brazil.

Marcio Alfonso


CAOA Cherry

Marcio Alfonso holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Fundação Educacional Inaciana (FEI), and a postgraduate degree in Business Management from UNIFACS. He worked for 37 years in the Product Design and Development department at FORD Motor Company in Brazil and abroad. As an Engineering Director, he was responsible for the company’s engineering of passenger and commercial vehicles in South America. He was also responsible for the design and development of the Ford EcoSport (1st and 2nd generation models) and the Ford KA for global markets, such as China, India and Thailand. Marcio gave a significant contribution to the development and consolidation of the Ford Engineering department in Brazil. In 2015 he took over the position as CAOA's Chief Technical Officer, responsible for Product Planning, Competitive Analysis, Pricing, Product Implementation, Component Localization, Approval, After Sales Technical Support, Manufacturing Operations and the Energy Efficiency Laboratory at the plant located in Anápolis-GO, Brazil. In January 2018 he took office as CEO at CAOA CHERY, being thus responsible for the company's operations in Brazil.

Abdo Kassisse

CEO América do Sul

Faurecia Automotive do Brasil

Born on 30 March 1959, Abdo Kassisse graduated from School of Electrical Engineering of the Federal University of Minas Gerais and has a postgraduate degree in Business Administration and Marketing from Pontifical Catholic University of Campinas (PUCCAMP). Abdo started his career as a process engineer in the electronics industry (manufacturing of integrated circuits) at Ford Electronics before working as a Sales Manager for the fiber optic and electronic telecommunications market at Algar Group. Then he worked as Program Manager (Magnetti Marelli, FIAT Group), developing the first fuel injection systems for the Brazilian market. In 1998, he joined Valeo as Program Manager in Lyon France, working on the development of Valeo's Brazilian factory for Electrical Systems, where he was plant director. After a period at Denso Eletrical Machines Division as Plant Manager (Toyota Group), Abdo Kassisse joined Faurecia Automotive do Brasil as Director of Operations for Mercosur and was appointed as Mercosur General Director on January 1st of 2012, where he currently remains. Since 2004, Abdo has been present at seminars, courses and conferences at institutions such as FGV, INSEAD, Dom Cabral Foundation and London Business School.

Thiago Zambotti

COO Chief Operations Officer e Diretor Geral

Honeywell do Brasil

Mr Thiago Zambotti is the COO Chief Operations Officer and General Manager, heading the operations of Honeywell do Brasil. In this role, he is responsible to drive growth and performance improvement across the company’s four strategic lines of business: Aerospace, Performance Material and Technologies, Safety and Productivity Solutions and Buildings Technology Solutions, managing more than 800 employees on the 3 manufacturing sites, Aero service center and 3 commercial and administrative offices distributed all over the country. Mr Thiago has more than 18 years of experience on the corporate finance, audit, controlling, FP&A, business consulting, supply chain and operations management areas, recognized for the ability to streamline business operations to drive growth and increase efficiency to maximize profit and leading cross-functional teams. He came from Schneider Electric, a French multinational, where he had been working since 2004 and made a career, acting in finance and auditing in Brazil, Colombia / Zona Andina and France, and since 2016 he was the CFO & VP for Finance in America Latina. Mr Thiago holds an AMP Advanced Management Program from IESE Business School, a Post-graduation in Planning and Controlling Enterprise from FAAP Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado and a Bachelor´s degree in Business Administration from FASP Faculdades Associadas de São Paulo. Speaks Portuguese and is also fluent in English, French and Spanish.

Bill Moraes

Executive Vice President

FranklinCovey Brazil

Bill Moraes is the Executive Vice President of FranklinCovey Brazil. Bill is co-author of the book The 4 Disciplines of Execution (4DX) published by the publisher Campus Elsevier in 2013 in Brazil. Bill conducts executive events in Brazil, having led the implementation of 4DX in Marriott Hotels Brazil, Faber-Castell, Sicoob System, Renault Nissan and in companies of information technology, e-commerce and retail. He is a full professor of the MBA in Leadership and Organizational Management at FranklinCovey Business School, teaching about people and team leadership, strategic business management, and strategy execution intelligence. Bill holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the Universidade Metodista of São Paulo, where he was a fellow student in initiation to scientific research in the area of "Multimedia in Corporate Training", and an MBA in Leadership and Organizational Management from FranklinCovey Business School. Bill's career covers more than two decades of experience operating and leading public and private organizations working in key industries such as Information Technology, Consulting Services, Supply Chain Management, and Complex Sales such as Key Account Manager, Regional Manager and General Director. He is very proud of his wonderful marriage of 24 years with his dear wife, Mirela, being the father of a fantastic boy, Richard. Bill is an avid reader and practices racing weekly. He is a regular speaker at public events about Customer Relationship Management and Leadership. For additional informations about Bill, see www.linkedin.com/in/billmoraes.

Eduardo Ricotta

Presidente - Cone Sul América Latina


Eduardo Ricotta is the CU Head for LATAM South. His goal is to maintain the high performance level in Brazil, where Ericsson is the undisputed leader in digital platforms and mobile networks, and further improve the good results of Ericsson's customers in Argentina, Chile, Peru and Uruguay. He has held many senior leadership roles within Ericsson prior to this role, i.e. as Head of CU Brazil (Jun2017-Dec2018) and Head of Latin America and Caribbean (2012-2017). As such, he has an in-depth knowledge of the sector, the local challenges and regulatory requirements, as well as a good understanding of customer requirements. Eduardo started his career at Ericsson in 1993 as a trainee. He graduated from Inatel as a Telecommunications Engineer, and holds a post graduate degree in Marketing from ESPM and in Business Management from FGV, with an MBA degree by Insper, with several specializations completed in business at Columbia University and the London Business School. He is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

João Paulo Rodrigues Campos



João Paulo Campos is the President & CEO of Visiona Space Technology, an Embraer and Telebras joint-venture. Over his career, he has held various leadership positions at Embraer and TV Cabo Portugal, and also worked as a strategy consultant at McKinsey & Co. He holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from Unicamp, a Master`s degree from Ecole Centrale de Lyon/Paris and a MBA from Insead

Messias Borges Silva

Faculty member at USP and UNESP, Visiting Scientist, HARVARD

Harvard University

Dr. Messias’ is faculty member at USP-Lorena, UNESP-Guaratinguetá and visiting Scientist at Harvard University. His research concerns Innovation in Engineering Education, Learning, Brain and Skin Biometrics, Quality Engineering focused on Design of Experiments, Environmental Engineering focused on Wastewater Treatment using Advanced Oxidation Process, Bioenergy and Industrial Engineering focused on Lean Six Sigma. He is a CNPq leader of a research group: “Quality, Productivity, Environmental Engineering and Optimization” and supervisor of several Master dissertation, PhD thesis and post-docs research. He is member of Brazilian Academy of Quality since 2017 and has created a Specialization course on Quality Engineering at University of São Paulo-School of Engineering of Lorena-EEL-USP in 1989 and is the course coordinator. He was a General Director at School of Engineering of Lorena-FAENQUIL (1999-2003). Professor Messias was member of the committee (Ministry of Education, National Council of Education and Brazilian Association of Engineering Education) that redesigned the new Guide for Engineering Education in Brazil (approved on April 23, 2019). He holds a Habilitation in Quality Engineering from the São Paulo State University (UNESP), a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Campinas State University (UNICAMP), a MS in Mechanical Engineering from the São Paulo State University (UNESP), BS in Chemical Engineering from School of Engineering of Lorena-USP , Certified Quality Engineer by American Society for Quality (ASQ) and courses: Design of Experiments, Lean Enterprise, Lean Product Development, Innovation&Design Thinking, Innovation Beyond the Buzzwords, from Massachusetts Institute of Technology-MIT.

Oliver Grill



Oliver Grill is Managing Director South America at Huber + Suhner, a global company with headquarters in Switzerland that develops and manufactures components and system solutions for electrical and optical connectivity. With cables, connectors and systems – developed from the three core technologies of radio frequency, fiber optics and low frequency – HUBER+SUHNER serves customers in the communication, transportation and industrial sectors. Oliver Grill has almost twenty years of work experience in different fields such as ICT, connectivity and production industries. He has always been working in international environment, first with Siemens in Austria Germany and Brazil, followed by Atos Brazil / Germany, and today with HUBER+SUHNER. He is an experienced manager having held different positions in sales and operations and leading international teams spread all over from India to Europe and Latin America. Oliver Grill gained in-depth experience in simultaneously managing both restructuring and business growth. This included successful change management, implementation of lean management and permanent adaptation of processes according to business needs. Oliver Grill has been living and working for nine years in Brazil. He holds a degree in mechanical engineering and an MBA from University of Vienna (Austria). Furthermore, he studied international financial management, advanced corporate finance, and investments at University Nova de Lisboa (Portugal) and international macroeconomics, and microeconomics at University of California, Los Angeles (USA). Oliver Grill is an Austrian citizen, married and father of two children.

Fernando Ranieri

Engineering Director


- 1978 – Graduated in Mechanical Engineering by UNESP Guaratinguetá. - 1979/80 – Undergone Master Science course in “Fluid Dynamics and Thermodynamics” at COPPE/UFRJ within the Nuclear Engineering Specialization Program at NUCLEN – Nuclebras Engenharia - 1981 to 2017 – Worked at EMBRAER - Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica S/A Started as a Systems Engineer; developped himself in both Technical and Management careers, participating and leading teams in all aircraft projetcs (Regional, Executive and Defense) of the company Specialized in People Management and Project Management of high performance teams in high technology density environments. During the last 15 years worked as Engineering VP Serving the company, Ranieri resided in Italy and in the USA Responsible for the creation and implementation of 4 Engineering Centers: Palm Beach/Florida, Belo Horizonte/MG, Melbourne/Florida e Evora/Portugal Concluded his contributions for Embraer as a Pre-Competitive Technology Development VP, letting a legacy of several innovations that contributted to project the company brand as a benchmark in the development of new leading edge technology products - Served as Member of the Board of Directors of the EAMS - Embraer Aircraft Maintenance Services of Nashville/USA; the CECOMPI (Center for Competitiveness and Innovation of the São Paulo East Region); and the Technology Park of São José dos Campos 2017 – Initiated at AVIBRAS - Indústria Aeroespacial S.A. as Engineering Director Responsible for innovating the Engineering Management Model and the Product Development Process of the company, in alignement with the corporate excellence program: AVPES – AVIBRAS for Excellence. Presently Ranieri is responsible for the simultaneous development of 7 technology innovative products

Leidivino Natal


Stefanini Rafael

Leidivino Natal da Silva has been CEO of Stefanini Rafael since September 2018 and director of the Brazilian Association of Explosive and Aggregate Materials Industries (Abimex). He has extensive experience in sales for the Brazilian market and Latam, having worked in multinational companies such as Ericsson, Siemens and Vision-Box, helping to leverage business, acquire new customers, win market and mindshare through marketing activities. The executive has great knowledge in the corporate market, working in the definition of strategy, market positioning, demand generation, sales campaigns, marketing actions, product management, brand equity and cross-functional teams, prioritizing goal achievement and Return of Investment (ROI). He graduated in Electrical Engineering from FEI (Faculty of Engineering of São Paulo) in 2002.

Elena Novas

Vice President, Regional General Manager, Fragrances - Latin America


Elena Novas was born in Argentina and holds a Bachelor in Organic Chemistry from Universidad de Buenos Aires. She joined IFF in 1993, moving to Brazil in 2004 as Creative & Application Fragrances Director for IFF Latin America. During this tenure, she managed all the areas of developing fragrances to enchant consumers. She became Regional General Manager for Consumer Fragrances Latin America in 2016 and was named VP Fragrances Latin America in March 2018. During all these years, IFF fragrances has sustained a leadership position in Latin America. Elena also got a MBA from USP - Universidade de São Paulo in 2007, and Master Business Agility Program from INSEAD.

Alexandre Pinheiro

Founder & Senior Vice-President

Energy Telecom

Professional with more than 20 years of IT experience. He is a Specialist in Computer Forensics and Digital Skills by IPOG, Accountant and Bachelor in Information Systems. Post-graduate MBA in Cyber ​​Security by UNIFOR. He is a member of the IAPP-International Association of Privacy Professionals, APECOF-Association of Forensic Computing Professionals and ADESG-Association of Graduates of the Superior School of War-CIAI. He is currently Director of CyberSecurity, Innovation and Education of the Energy Telecom Group. Visiting Professor of the Cyber ​​Defense discipline of the Post-Graduation of Geopolitics and International Relations of IBEE (Brazilian Institute of Strategic Studies), in the CE and MT. He has a number of certifications in the area of ​​ICT and Cyber ​​Security such as CompTIA CASP +, CompTIA CySA +, CompTIA Security +, CompTIA Cloud +, Google Professional Cloud Architect, ITIL v3, EXIN ISO / IEC 27.001 (ISFS) and EXIN Privacy & Data Protection Foundation / Essentials (GDPR / LGPD). He is also an authorized EXIN instructor for DPO career training (Data Privacy / GDPR / LGPD).

João Lins

Executive Director


João Lins is an People & Organization Professor at FGV/EAESP and Executive Director at FGV In Company, the FGV unity responsible for executive education customized programs . He has more than 25 years of experience in teaching, research and consultancy in people & organization field. With na extensive executive experience, as a former partner of PwC Brasil. He has led several transformational projects in the private and government sectors. João has a bachelor degree in business administration from University of São Paulo, a master degree at FGV-EAESP and periods of study and research at York University (Toronto), Harvard Kennedy School of Government and INSEAD. He has several publications in the field. João is also member of the Brazilian Association of Human Resources’ Board (ABRH), where works in benefit of people management practices improvement and innovation.

Charles Lukower

Supply Chain Director in Latin America


Charles Lukower has been with Johnson & Johnson since July 2016 as a regional Human Resources leader for Supply Chain. He is responsible for an area of ​​over 15,000 employees in key Latin American countries such as Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Venezuela, Mexico and the Dominican Republic. Since October 2018, he has also accumulated HR management in the Consumer division. Graduated in Business Administration, with MBA focused on HR from FEA-USP, specialization in HR from FGV, and several other area-specific training. Charles has over 20 years of HR experience working as a specialist in various roles before becoming a generalist. Prior to J&J, he worked at pharmaceutical companies (MSD, Schering, Sanofi, Glenmark), a mobile operator called Tess, and a French chemical company called Rhodia. In the latter, he spent three years working and living in Paris, playing a global Human Resources role.

Adriana Muniz

Senior Human Resources Manager


Adriana Muniz has been responsible for BASF's Human Resources and Labor Relations area for South America since December 2015, after nearly five years leading the Human Resources Management of BASF's Chemical Division at its Administrative Headquarters in Sao Paulo. Responsible today for managing Business Partnering to business and functions acting strongly in the development of employees, leaders and the organization as well as ensuring the excellence of all talent management processes. It acts directly in the management of labor and union relations regionally, coordinating activities for Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Peru. Adriana joined BASF in 1992 and has since held positions in HR working in various projects and locations in Brazil. Her main role was as HR Business Partner, working directly with business and functions, as well as factory sites at BASF. Led teams of HR generalists and virtual teams. She has coordinated the development and implementation of HR projects, especially on topics such as: company acquisitions, divestments, talent management, leadership development, succession planning, training, labor relations, organizational development and in recent times prepares the Workforce for Digitalization and Industry 4.0. Adriana Muniz has a graduate and postgraduate degree in Psychology and a Master's degree with emphasis in Career Management from the University of Taubaté (UNITAU).

Leyla Nascimento

President, World Federation of People Management (WFPMA)

Grupo Capacitare

Mrs. Nascimento is CEO of the Capacitare Institute, it is a Brazilian company focused on internship and trainee programs in the development of young talent. She has been working for more than 30 years in projects and programs focused on HR development. Specialist in HR, graduated in Pedagogy from State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), postgraduate in Education and Development of HR from Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) and Master in Business Management from Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV). She was President of the Human Resources Association in Rio de Janeiro, period 2004-2009 and President of the Brazilian Association of Human Resources, period 2010-2015. This National Association has coverage in 21 states in Brazil. As President of ABRH Brasil Mr. Nascimento created the GSC 20 - Global Studies Committee, a project adopted by the WFPMA, which brings together members of the National Associations of the world for development studies of Human Resources professionals. She is the Past President of the Interamerican Federation of Human Resources Management (FIDAGH), period 2015-2017. This federation has 15 National Associations of affiliated countries from Latin America and the Caribbean Area. Mrs. Nascimento is General Secretary and Treasurer of World Federation of People Management Associations (WFPMA). The World Federation is an organization representing more than 600,000 people management professionals in over 90 national personnel associations around the world. Mrs. Nascimento is Chairman of the Council of the Brazilian Association of Human Resources (ABRH Brazil), period 2016-2018. She was Vice-President of the Confederation of Associations of Portuguese-speaking Countries (CRHLP), period 2011-2017. The CRHLP has the mission to promote cooperation between the national human resources associations of Portuguese-speaking countries. Mrs. Nascimento is an Academic at the Brazilian Academy of Management. She is the author of numerous articles published on topics related to Human Resources in national and international scope. Has been invited to make presentations at national and international conferences. Participates in the world congresses organized by WFPMA since 2000 (France). Mrs. Nascimento is the author of the book - MANAGING PEOPLE, edited by Qualitymark in 2006 and co-author of the book - Dialogues, provocations for human management.

Luciana Armond Guimarães

Head of Learning and Development area


Head of Learning and Development area, working at Embraer since 2014. Professional with over 10 years of experience in Human Resources, and has worked in companies such as Vale Soluções em Energia, Chery, among others. Graduated in Psychology, Specialist in Organizational Psychology with an Human Resources MBA. Also interested in Neuroscience, focused on learning. Leading Human Resources projects that promote Innovation based on the best employee experience.

Alexandre Barros

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Manager Head of the Nexus Innovation of the São José dos Campos Technology Park

Nexus Innovation Hub

Alexandre Barros is a Technologist in Production Management by FATEC and currently studying for a master's degree in Technological Innovation from UNIFESP. He has more than 10 years of experience in the commercial and retail area. Since 2011 he is Innovation and Entrepreneurship Manager and Head of the Nexus Innovation Hub of the São José dos Campos Technology Park, member of “Anjos do Brasil” - Brazilian Angel’s Investors Network and Mentor in the Innovative Program. Lecturer in educational institutions, universities and companies always with themes related to the creation and strengthening of innovation ecosystems, business modeling, access to investment, strategic marketing, entrepreneurship, innovation and new business opportunity.

Itzhak Reich

Consul | Ministry of Economy and Industry


Itzhak “Tsahi” Reich is the current Consul for Economic Affairs at the Israel Trade & Investment office in Sao Paulo. Previously, he served as director of the Ministry of Economy and Industry, where he was responsible for the offices in the United States and Canada. Before becoming a public official, Tsahi led the Business Development department at the water treatment company GES and established a Business Intelligence and Competitive Intelligence unit at IDE, the world's leading desalination company. He has worked as an associate consultant at TASC, Israel's leading strategic consulting firm and, along with Rewards Network, provided capital and marketing services to the restaurant industry. Tsahi holds a degree in Law and Business Administration from the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya. He is married to Avital and father of Danielle and Yoav.

Dirceu Barbano



DIRCEU BARBANO Bachelor’s degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the Pontifical Catholic University of Campinas - PUC-Campinas and post graduated degree from University of São Paulo - USP-SP. He had served as Director of Hospitals and was Municipal Health Secretary from different cities in the São Paulo State. He worked in the Ministry of Health as Director of the Department of Pharmaceutical Assistance (2004 – 2008). He was director and Chairman of the National Sanitary Surveillance Agency – Anvisa (2008 – 2014). He is member of Boards of Directors from pharmaceutical and medical devices Brazilian companies. He is associated with the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society – RAPS and partner of B2CD Consultoria Empresarial, a business-consulting firm. He is member of Brazilian Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Vice President of Latin American Association of Regulatory Affairs Professionals. Nowadays he is taking a Master in Power Systems at the School of Electrical Engineering of the Polytechnic School - USP-SP.

Cesar Alexandre de Souza

Professor at the Economy, Business and Accounting

University of São Paulo (FEA/USP)

Cesar Alexandre de Souza is a Professor at the Economy, Business and Accounting School of the University of São Paulo (FEA/USP). He has a PhD degree in Business Administration (2004) , a MsC degree in Business Administration (2000) and a Bachelor degree in Industrial Engineering at the Polytechnical School or the University of Sao Paulo (1990). He is the vice-coordinator of the PhD program at FEA/USP and has authored and co-authored several papers and book chapters, mainly in the topics of Information Systems Management and Impacts of Emerging Information Technologies in Business and in Government. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on the topics of New Digital Business Models, Digital Innovation, Digital Commerce and Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence applied to Businesses. He has conducted several consultancy projects as a project coordinator at FIA and has previous professional experience as CIO in Brazilian Companies.

Jonas Cardoso de Mattos Junior

Business Development Manager – South America

DNVGL Maritime

Graduated in Naval Architecture at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (1981), System Analyst at Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (1984) and Master of Business Administration at COPPEAD (2000). More than 10 years of experience in shipyard industry with engineering and design automation related activities. Working with Marketing and Sales for more than 25 years with Computer Aided Design solutions, Engineering Consulting Services, Electronics/Digital products, Chemical products and Maritime services. Currently, as Business Development Manager and Deputy Area Manager at DNV GL, is responsible for the Shipping Segment’s Marketing and Commercial related activities, for South America.

Hugo Albuquerque


Canadian Solar

General Manager Central and South America 38 years, fluent in English and Spanish and intermediate French, with an MBA in Business Management and Supply Chain, by FGV / Siemens - In Company, and Extension in International Executive, UCI - California / FGV and graduated Electrical Engineering, University of Pernambuco - Escola Politécnica. He has international experience in the USA, Europe and above all Latin America. He has a strong knowledge of sectors of the Brazilian economy accumulated in 1.5 years of integral studies for Instituto Rio Branco. Career developed in the areas of Consulting, Strategic Business Planning, Operations and Sales, in companies such as Philips do Brasil, Claro, Siemens, Bacelar Albuquerque Auditors and Consultants, SS Solar (Solar World), Kyocera Solar and Canadian Solar. Experience in the elaboration of the Strategic Planning of the Commercial / New Business area, in activities related to product, market, price, communication, management, negotiation, sale of products, to special clients in the prospection of new markets and maintenance of loyalty. Participation in the elaboration of strategic planning of 2, 5 and 10 years of Siemens and implementation of the Balanced Score Card, with establishment of performance indicators for the management of 195 engineers spread throughout the MERCOSUR.

Mirian Martin


Corteva Agriscience

Miriam Martin is Director of Information Technology - LATAM, Corteva Agriscience ™, DowDuPont ™ Agricultural Division. Responsible for executing IT strategy and operation in the areas of applications, infrastructure and data for the entire region. Miriam joined DuPont in 1995 and has held a number of IT positions in Brazil and the United States as a specialist in outsourcing global contract negotiation, global offshore / outsourcing leader, CIO / Senior IT advisor, Vice President, CIO for Marketing & Sales, and IT leader for joining, acquiring and separating business units for Brazil and Latin America. Prior to joining DuPont, Miriam worked for Transdados, an IT company for Transbrasil, and served as a consultant for several companies in the field of applications projects. Miriam Martin holds a Master of Science degree from the Faculty of Economics and Administration of the University of São Paulo, specializing in entrepreneurship, innovation and new business. She holds a degree in Data Processing Technology from Mackenzie University in Management from Goldey-Beacom College and an MBA from Drexel University.

Carolina Sevciuc

Director of Digital Transformation


Graduated in engineering, with MBAs in Business Administration from FGV, Unicamp and Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management. He has extensive experience in marketing and sales, strategic marketing and a focus on consumer insight and for 11 years he has been with Nestlé, focusing on Marketing and Business in different areas. He has lived and worked in France, London and Switzerland. He is currently working with international company teams in Europe and Latam. Nestlé was responsible for the creation of Nestlé's Innovation and New Business area in 2014, which sowed the consumer-driven innovation mentality at different levels of the company. He is currently responsible for the innovation hub and also for leading the company's digital sales and data lab teams. With these teams, it is promoting a great cultural transformation in Nestlé towards a digital journey whose main focus is to identify and meet the demands of the consumer.

Newton C. Frateschi

Executive Director

INOVA Unicamp

Prof. Newton was the director of the "Gleb Wataghin" Physics Institute (IFGW), University of Campinas – UNICAMP – Brazil from 2014 to 2017; the deputy director of this institute from 2010 to 2014. He was the director of the Center for Semiconductor Components and Nanotechnologies – UNICAMP from 2005 to 2010. From 2001 to 2003, he worked as a senior optoelectronic designer at T- Networks Inc., Pennsylvania, USA, in the advanced photonic device technology group. He obtained his Master's and PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California and his bachelor's and Master's degree in Physics from the IFGW – UNICAMP. He is a Brazilian National Research and Development Council (CNPq – Brasil) research fellow leading the device Research Laboratory (LPD – IFGW – UNICAMP) and the author and coauthor of over 100 scientific papers and several international patents primarily in the areas of optoelectronics and photonics.

Orlando Ribeiro

Executive Manager


Orlando Ribeiro has been with Petrobras for 36 years. He started his career in Campos Basin as an Offshore Completion Engineer and held several Technical and Management positions in various areas, including Completion Operations, Subsea Engineering, R&D, New Ventures and Gas and Power. He was Project Manager for the Cascade and Chinook Development, in the Gulf of Mexico. After this, he was Program Manager for the PROCAP Future Vision Program. In July 2012 he was the Production Engineering R&D General Manager of Petrobras R&D Center and in 2014 he was Subsea, Wells and Facilities General Manager for the Libra development. Since April 2018 he is the Petrobras R&D Center Executive Manager. Mr Ribeiro has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the Military Institute of Engineering and the Petrobras Petroleum Engineering course. He also concluded Graduate Studies on Science and Technology management in the University of São Paulo and INSEAD. In addition, Mr. Ribeiro has two patents, is author or co-author of several papers and takes part in the organizer committee for some events in the subsea and offshore areas, such as: OTC, SPE Forum Series Brazil, Rio Oil & Gas, Subsea Forum Rio.

Wagner Jesus

Head Brazil and Argentina from non Finanncial Business

Wipro Brasil

Wagner Jesus is a business leader heading Wipro's Non-Financial Group of Industries for Brazil and Argentina. He looks after customer success and business growth , leveraging Wipro's global strengths. He brings with him over 20 years of experience in IT sector associated with companies such as EDS/HP, Infosys, gA and most recently TCS in various senior leadership positions in Latin America helping customers under Consumer, Retail, Manufacturing, Life Sciences, Public Sector, Communication, Energy Resources, Media among others. Wagner is a graduate in Computer Science from the University Vale do Paraíba, Master in Administration through FIAP and executive programs by Singularity University and Indian Institute of Management.

Carlos Alberto de Paiva Carvalho

Competitiveness and Innovation Director


ACADEMIC COURSE: Electronic Engineer – 1985 ITA – Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica Master Degree – Electronic Engineer – 1989 ITA – Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica AWARD TITLES: Aeronautic Merit – Knight Degree Military Judicial Merit – Distiction Degree PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND SIATT – Engenharia, Indústria e Comércio Ltda. Competitiveness and Innovation Director, in the Projets: • MSS 1.2 – Modeling and Simulation • MANSUP – Inertial Navigation • Certification ISO 9001:2015 • Certification CMMI Level 3 (in progress) MECTRON – Engenharia, Indústria e Comércio S.A. Project Engineering Director, in the Projects: • Missile Anti Radiantion • Missile MAA-1 – Simulation Coordination, Control and Guidance • Missile MSS 1.2 – Simulation Coordination, Control and Guidance • Radar SCP 01 – Antenna Servo Positioner Design Project • Missile MAR-1 – Engineering Coordination ORBITA Sistemas Aeroespaciais / ENGEXCO • System Engineer

Aage Thoen

Chair of the Board


Aage Thoen has been with the Brazilian Norwegian chamber of commerce since 2005 and was elected chairman in 2019. Thoen has a 30 years career within banking, shipping and offshore. He holds BSBA and MBA degrees and is trained as a banker. Thoen held leading positions in DNC and Aker AS, and executive positions as President of the Lorentzen Skips Group and Star Reefers Inc, London. ​Moreover, he also has elective board positions such as Chairman of Bank2 and NYK-STAR Pool Inc and member of the Boards of Privatbanken ASA, Ivaran Lines AS, DSND ASA and lastly past board member of the Norwegian Shipowners Association and currently Chair of Oslo Shipowners association.

Fernando Saba Arbache

Mestre em Engenharia Industrial

Arbache Innovations

Education: Master in Industrial Engineering PUC/Rio. Independent Education Consultant working with MIT Professional Education. Graduated in Civil Engineering, UFJF. Data and Models in Engineering, Science, and Business / MIT, Cambridge, MA (USA). Challenges of Leadership in Teams / MIT, Cambridge, MA (USA). Data Science: Data to Insights / MIT, Cambridge, MA (USA). AnyLogic Advanced Program of Simulation Modeling / Hampton, NJ (USA). Academic Experience: Educational Consultant working with MIT. Coordinator of the FGV in Management courses (MBA in Management of Casas Bahia). Professor FGV, in the chairs and Logistics, Statistics, Risk Management and Information Systems. Professor of HSM Education in the chairs and Logistics and Statistics. Professor IBMEC, in the chairs of Logistics and Project Management. Professor at FATEC / São José dos Campos - Applied Statistics and Business Games. Written Books: ARBACHE, F. Management of Logistics, Distribution and Trade Marketing. São Paulo: Ed. FGV, 2004. ARBACHE, F. Business Logistics. Rio de Janeiro: Ed. Petrobras, 2005. ARBACHE, A. P. and ARBACHE, F. Business Sustainability in Brazil: Scenarios and Projects. São José do Rio Preto - SP: Graphic Roots and Publisher, 2012. Research: Development of mapping models of Behavioral and Technical Competencies, through gamification using Artificial Intelligence, using Deep Learning and Machine Learning (http:// www.arbache.com/mobi). Development of research on models for generating learning indicators for innovation, as well as essential competences for innovation (learning curve and skills gaps) and obtaining ROI (Return Over Investment). The researches that are under development, have as hypothesis that there are innovative models, for mapping adaptive learning, using artificial intelligence, for care in company and people. These indicators are in use in one of the largest innovation programs for cooperativism in Latin America, which is the result of research carried out, developed and designed by my researches (http://www.arbache.com/inovaccop). Currently, there are 75 cooperatives in several areas and approximately 500 participants. Studies above impact on the development of the HR 4.0 or HR Precision concept, as well as on understanding the impact of Management by competencies in an innovative environment. With the study of Management by competences in an innovative environment, it is possible to evaluate the maturity of people, teams or companies for innovation. Development of intelligence in data and metrics - Big data and precision in making decision in people management. With the previous elements, we study the business strategy and stock of talent - what the numbers reveal for success in organizations. Statistic and strategic intelligence for business in innovative environments. Professional Experience: CIO (Chief Innovations Officer) of the company Arbache Innovations specialized in simulation, innovation with forum in HRTech and EduTech - company awarded in the Conecta program (http://conecta.cnt.org.br) as one of 5 out of 500 startups most innovative in Latin America. Accelerated Plug & Play Company (https://www.plugandplaytechcenter.com) in Sunnyvale, CA - Silicon Valley between November and December 2018. Developed partnership with MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology for face-to-face and digital courses - http: / /www.arbache.com/mitpe, https://professional.mit.edu/programs/digital-plus-programs/who-we-work & https://professional.mit.edu/programs/international-programs/who we work

Argus Ranieri


Argus Ranieri Business Consulting and Innovation

Mechanical engineer by UNESP and MBA specialist in marketing by ESPM, with professional career in commercial areas: strategic marketing, communication management and public relations. Argus Ranieri, at Embraer, was Strategic Marketing Manager for Latin America, Marketing and Communications Manager, Public Relations, Government Relations Advisor and Supply Chain Team Leader. At Alstom, he was a Project Engineer. Argus has intercultural experience in conferences, workshops, fairs, events, ceremonies, seminars, technical visits to suppliers and customers. Participation in more than 40 international missions. Fluent in English, French and Spanish.