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2019 Global Economic Forum of the Americas

Friday, April 5th, 2019
Miami Business School, University of Miami
Storer Auditorium
5250 University Drive,Coral Gables, FL 33146, USA

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The 2019 Global Economic Forum of the Americas will take place at the Miami Business School (MBS), Storer Auditorium on April 5, 2019. This is an extraordinary opportunity to learn about the state of the Economy and other Global Trends. With a panel including prominent UM alumni in business and sports, certainly, these presentations and surrounding dialogs should enhance your own business projects and your career, and would be a great opportunity to get in touch with the Miami Business Community.


Forum Schedule
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon Networking Session 
12:15 p.m. Dean John Quelch and Professor Joseph Ganitsky, University of Miami: Opening Remarks, and Latin American Initiatives
12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Carl Tannenbaum, Chief Economist, Northern Trust: Global Economic Perspectives for the Americas
1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Carlos Ocaña, Real Madrid Director of Corporate Projects and Regulation: Real Madrid in the Digital Age, Major Challenges Ahead 
2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Preston McAfee, Former Chief Economist and Corporate VP, Microsoft: Big Data Analytics and AI Disrupting the Industry Landscape, New Waves of Market Power, Mergers and  Acquisitions
2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Coffee Break
3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Marco Celentani, Professor, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, and Juan Rubio-Ramirez, Professor, Emory University: Successful Betting Strategies for Soccer Games, Lessons for Building Robust Algorithms, Machine Learning, and AI
4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Mounir Zok, Managing Director, N3XT Sports and Jonathan Stern, Executive Vice President & Market Leader, Burson Cohn & Wolfe (BCW): Big Data, AI, and Digital Transformation in the Sports Industry
4:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Coffee Break
5:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Sherry Forbes, CEO, Sixteen-Ten, and Principal Scientist at Draper Labs, Cambridge, USA: Recent Developments in Machine Learning and AI, and the Challenges Ahead
6:00p.m. - 6:45 p.m. Milos Duncko, CEO, Steel Capital Corp.: Graphene, An Investment Opportunity Towards Building Infrastructure and Materials for the Next Computer Revolutions
6:45 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Ignacio Peña, Singularity University and Wharton School: Startups for the Future, Technologies Transforming Latin America
Closing Remarks Dr. Manuel Santos, Professor and James L. Knight Chair, Miami Business School, Department of Economics
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