US Azure Channel Sales Director
Cognitive Solutions Executive
Risk Advisory Services (RAS) Manager
VP Enterprise Data Services
Alex’s expertise is broad: financial services models, governance structures, consumer platforms, business models, leveraging strategic technologies and analytics. He developed governance schemes to enable global business transformations, led key initiatives around mobile wallets and virtual currency and drove numerous productivity improvements.
He has directed initiatives in financial, technology and telecom sectors, becoming a sought out expert by both clients and industry associations. Alex started his career with IBM, supporting key large accounts and holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from USB (Universidad Simon Bolivar) and a M.B.A. from IESA (Institut d’Etudes Supérieures des Arts) and Cornell University.
Prior to co-founding Bitstop, Andrew has co-founded several successful start-ups in the insurance industry which all have grown to produce several million in revenues annually. He also attended law school at Nova Shepard Broad Law School.
CTO - New Digital Business
Independent Commentator on the Financial Markets and Fintech
The Finanser LTD
Chris Skinner, author and commentator
Chris Skinner is known as an independent commentator on the financial markets and fintech through his blog, the Finanser.com, as author of the bestselling book Digital Bank and its new sequel ValueWeb. In his day job, he is Chair of the European networking forum The Financial Services Club and Nordic Finance Innovation, as well as being a Non-Executive Director of the Fintech consultancy firm 11:FS. He is on the Advisory Boards of many companies including Innovate Finance, Moven and Meniga, and has been voted one of the most influential people in banking by The Financial Brand (as well as one of the best blogs), a FinTech Titan (Next Bank), one of the Fintech Leaders you need to follow (City AM, Deluxe and Jax Finance), one of the Top 5 most influential people on BankInfoSecurity’s list of information security leaders, as well as one of the Top 40 most influential people in financial technology by the Wall Street Journal’s Financial News.
Described by Seth Wheeler, Brookings Guest Scholar and Former Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy at the White House, as “one of the most authoritative voices on Fintech anywhere”, Chris has previously written many books covering everything from European regulations in banking through the credit crisis to the future of banking. His new book is a sister to his last book, Digital Bank. ValueWeb describes the impact of Fintech and how mobile and blockchain technologies are changing the face of finance in building an internet of value. As a result of the emerging internet of value, banks have to become digitalised, and Digital Bank provides a comprehensive review and analysis of the battle for digital banking and strategies for companies to compete.
The Financial Services Club is a network for financial professionals, and focuses on the future of financial services through the delivery of research, analysis, commentary and debate. Founded in 2004, the Financial Services Club meets regularly in Austria, England, Ireland, Norway, Poland, Scotland, Slovakia and Sweden.
Mr. Skinner is a regular commentator on BBC News, Sky News, CNBC and Bloomberg about banking issues, and is a Judge on many awards programs including the Asian Banker’s Retail Excellence Awards, as well as having worked closely with leading banks such as HSBC, the Royal Bank of Scotland, Citibank and Société Générale, as well as the World Economic Forum.
Camara de Compensacion Electronica - CEE de Peru
Socio / Consultoria / FSI Leader
Deloitte & Co, S.A.
Socio de Consultoría de Deloitte con más de 25 años de experiencia en el área de Servicios Profesionales, se desempeña actualmente como Líder de la Industria de Servicios Financieros para Argentina y la Región, así como también como CSO (Chieff Strategy Officer) de Deloitte Latco Region.
Dentro de su ámbito de trabajo se destacan Proyectos de:
- Diseño y Ejecución de Procesos de Planificación Estratégica.
- Evaluación y rediseño de procesos de Risk Management en entidades financieras.
- Desarrollo e implementación de Programas de Compliance y de Gobierno Corporativo
- Diseño de Programas de Prevención de lavado de dinero.
- Digital Banking
- Diseño de Estrategia de Canales y CRM.
- Diseño y puesta en marcha de Oficinas de Proyectos (PMO Services).
- Post Merger Integration (M&A)
- Evaluación de Estructuras Organizacionales y Programas de Gestión del Cambio.
- Diagnóstico y evaluación de Procesos.
Ha liderado diversos proyectos de consultoría en Bancos Locales y Regionales realizados en distintos países de Latinoamérica (Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, México, Panamá, Perú, Puerto Rico, República Dominicana y Venezuela entre otros).
Adicionalmente, en la búsqueda constante del próximo nivel, se dedica a la formación e investigación permanente de los temas más importantes de su incumbencia profesional. Como resultado de esta búsqueda ha contribuido como expositor en diferentes congresos y eventos así como también autor de papers relacionados con los temas investigados. Actualmente, además de continuar ejecutando estas tareas colaboro en diversos programas de Mentoring para empresas start Up´s dentro del rubro Fintech entre otros.
Contador Público Nacional y Licenciado en Administración de Empresas
Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
(1991 y 1993 respectivamente)
MBA en Dirección de Empresas
EDDE (Escuela de Dirección de Empresas de la Universidad Argentina de la Empresa)
PMD (Program for Management Development)
ESADE Business School (Campus Buenos Aires)
Chief Technology Officer
United Data Technologies
As CTO, he is responsible for UDT’s technology solution strategy and strategic account technology strategy. Daniel is dedicated to helping clients avoid risks and reduce the costs associated with implementing next-generation solutions.
Daniel holds degrees in computer science and management information systems from Miami Dade College and Florida International University.
FAVORITE QUOTE: “Learning and innovation go hand in hand. The arrogance of success is to think that what you did yesterday will be sufficient for tomorrow.”
Shutts & Bowen LLP
Founder & CEO
Head of XOOM for Latin America & Africa
Global Business Development and New Digital Business, BBVA
Head of Product Partnership
VP of Financial Services
United Data Technologies
MBA, Business Management & Finance
BA, Criminal Justice
Florida International Bankers Association (FIBA)
South Florida Banking Institute (SFBI)
The Beacon Council
Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce (GMCC)
United Data Technologies
8825 NW 21st Terrace
Doral, FL 33172
O: +1 (786) 364-6066
Guillermo A. Benites is Vice President of Financial Services for United Data Technologies, Inc. (UDT), a leading technology enabler that helps clients in major industries evaluate, architect, secure, and manage technology on the go, in the rack and in the cloud. Guillermo is responsible for the creation and innovation of business solutions for the financial services sector as well as for leading business development for this important vertical. He leverages more than 25 years of experience in several areas, including banking, regulatory compliance, computer forensic services, IT security and risk management.
Prior to joining UDT, Guillermo enjoyed a distinguished career that included posts such as CEO of Axxis Solutions and COO of Enterprise Risk Management in addition to having served in various executive leadership positions at Caja Mediterráneo, Banco de Crédito del Perú, and Atlantic Security Bank of Miami.
Guillermo obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Florida International University and holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and Finance from Nova Southeastern University. He is also a board member of the Florida International Bankers Association (FIBA) and the South Florida Banking Institute (SFBI), and is active in The Beacon Council and the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce.
Director of IT
Banco do Brasil
Presidente, CLAB/ACH Colombia
The three years prior to the establishment of Internet República, Ismael was Head of SEO and Social Media, in the digital department at Havas. As a Technical Engineer in Management Computing, his career has always been linked to the Internet. Previously, he was in charge of Bing in Spain, Microsoft’s search engine, and project manager of many TPI websites, including the Spanish search engine Noxtrum.
Ismael teaches at the Master Internet Business (MIB) program, ESIC and Instituto de Empresa. He also teaches online marketing on the Latin American platform ‘Mejorando la Web’ and has been invited as a visiting professor to the University of Santo Domingo. Always looking to improve his skills and knowledge, he was also a student at the International Digital Business Seminar (ISDI) at Harvard University.
Ismael speaks regularly at events related to online marketing and search engines, such as Search Congress, OME, EventoBlog España (EBE) and Dominicana (EBE Dominicana), SMX, etc. He is also a founding partner of Asociación de Inversores y Emprendedores de Internet (AIEI) and organizes one of Spain’s most important events within the business: Internet Es Tuyo.
Considered a leader in all things online marketing, SEO and social media related, Ismael is a regular contributor to some of Spain’s most important publications including, El Pais, Cinco Días and Expansión.com. He has also been a contributor on several television and radio programs.
He was recently recognized as one of the top 50 Spanish online marketing and entrepreneurial influencers on Twitter. Follow him at @elqudsi.
On his personal blog (www.elqudsi.com) he writes about technology, social media, marketing and the Internet.
Subdirector de Negocio
Director de Estrategia de Pagos
Thales e- Security
Founder / CEO-UWINCorp - The Mobile Commodity Exchange Entrepreneur-In-Residence, MIT
Shutts & Bowen LLP
Previously, Kevin served as Senior Regional Counsel and Cybersecurity Regulatory Specialist in the Department of Enforcement at the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the private sector regulator of the U.S. securities industry.
In addition to his private practice, Kevin is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Nova Southeastern University and teaches Cyber and Information Crimes.
Kevin also holds appointments and committee memberships on cybersecurity and technology, including the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Southeast Regional Domestic Security Task Force, the American Bar Association’s Cyberspace Law Committee, and the Florida Bar’s Committee on Technology.
Kevin has frequently spoken on cybercrime, including before the United States Secret Service Electronic Crimes Task Force, the American Bar Association Cyberspace Law Institute, and the Georgetown Law Cybersecurity Law Institute.
In addition to earning a finance degree from the University of Florida and a law degree from Nova Southeastern University, Kevin is admitted to the Florida Bar, a Certified Information Privacy Professional, and a Certified Regulatory Compliance Professional.
Head of Open Innovation and Strategy for Global FinTech Acceleration
Recent examples of Citi's Open Innovation initiatives includes: Citi Mobile Challenge, Data Scientists Challenge and Smarter Worklife Challenge.
Before joining Citi, I was a founding partner and CEO of Broker Dealer and Fund Manager – Vision de Valores; the founder and Executive Director of the Colombian Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Managing Director and Board Member of Bolsa y Banca – Colombian broker dealer amongst other roles. I have also served as a board member for non-profit and profit institutions in institutions such as One Laptop Per Child, Young Presidents’ Organization – YPO and Asobolsa – the Asociation of broker dealers in Colombia. During her career she has worked in the US, Latin America, Europe and China.
MBA from MIT in Innovation and Digital Transformation (as a Sloan Fellow): Legatum Fellowship from MIT and Bachelor’s in Applied Mathematics from American University in Washington D.C.
Program Manager and a Digital Financial Services (DFS) Specialist
VP of Business Development - Investigations
Digital Transformation Strategy Expert, Technology Author and the CIO
Title Digital Transformation Strategy Expert, Technology Author and the CIO & Technology Executives Network Founder and Chief Editor
“Marco Antonio Cavallo is a technologydigital transformation evangelist and expert when it comes to the Strategic Role of CIOs, Technology Strategy and Trends, FinTech, Digital Transformation Strategy and Technology Applied to Business in many Countries. Given his corporate experience of almost 20 years, he brings, in a very dynamic and creative way, ideas, trends, market perceptions about different technologies and their uses, strategic orientation and market projections promoting a great interaction with his audiences and making them reflect about how to apply the concepts about the great changes brought by the Digital Universe, as well as how they can prepare for the fast an imminent changes of the Technology Global Scenario.
Marco Antonio Cavallo is graduated in Business Administration by ESPM-SP University, MBA in Corporate Finance and Economics by FGV-SP University and has been through different specializations in many international renowned institutions such as Northwestern University/Kellog School of Management (USA), McGill University (Canada), Florida International University (USA) and Erasmus University (the Netherlands). Marco has a successful professional history in many well-known international companies, such as Gartner, SAP Ariba, Comarch, Volkwagen Financial (LeasePlan) and Lexmark, and he also is the Founder and Chief Editor of the CIO & Technology Executives Network Group that gathers 6.300+ CIOs and other IT Senior Executives around the world and author of many articles about Digital Transformation, Technology Trends and The Role of the Strategic CIO amongst other IT-related topics.”
Founder & CEO
Global Head of Digital Financial Services
Matthew has had a longstanding focus on financial services and financial technology, including:
- Automated valuation and portfolio optimization systems at Morgan Stanley
- FIG strategy consulting, including technology strategy and payments infrastructure for global banks; and
- Strategy and business development for a fintech startup co-inventor of the patented business processes for invoice financing
- Venture development at LabMorgan, JPMorgan’s e-financial services venture arm
- Private equity fund focused on emerging markets banks, looking to drive product innovation to deliver financial access
- Mentor at Startup Bootcamp and Barclays Techstars Fintech accelerators in London
Matthew has written on banking, macroeconomic policy, financial systems structure, trade, and monetary policy instruments. He holds an A.B. in Chemistry from Princeton and an M.Phil. in Economics from Oxford, where he studied as a Marshall Scholar.
Areas of Expertise
- SME Finance
- Local Currency
- Supply Chain Finance
- Business Development
- Capital Markets
- Retail Banking
- Private Equity
- Venture Capital
- Financial Inclusion
- Digital Finance & Fintech
Head of Business Development for Latin America
Digital Currency Initiative, MIT
Socio a cargo de Consultoría Tecnológica para el Sector Financiero en el Norte de Latinoamérica, Ernst & Young
Business Development Director
Director de Consultoría Tecnológica para el Sector Financiero en el Norte de Latinoamérica, Ernst & Young
Researcher, Digital Currency Initiative
MIT Media Lab
Senior VP, Director of Security
Managing Director & Financial Services Practice Group Leader / LLC &Chairman
Berkeley Research Group / IBAC