Disruption in Finance
Software and mobile technology is increasingly being used by small companies to challenge the business models of traditional financial institutions. So-called "fintech" is one of the most interesting trends impacting finance and the broader economy today. Experts will discuss what the digital revolution means for the many players in banking and finance and what to expect from fintech startups in the coming years, with a special focus on Latin America.
Assistant Professor of Finance, NYU Stern
A Conversation with Linda Rottenberg
The Founder and CEO of the cutting-edge non-profit supporting high-impact entrepreneurs worldwide will talk about getting started and entrepreneurship today both globally and in Latin America.
Entrepreneurship in Latin America
Historically, Latin American startups have struggled with funding, but that has been changing. Rising entrepreneurs from the region will explore the challenges and opportunities for starting, growing and managing a venture in Latin America.
CMO, McKinsey Growth Tech
In most of Latin America, weak economic conditions and political instability were part of the past years’ landscape. Governments in the continent are now moving forward with policy reforms, which are focused on macroeconomic adjustment and improvements to the business environment. Leading practitioners and scholars will discuss what to expect in the years to come.
A Conversation with Jose Fernandez
Uncertainty will remain high for some time at both global and national levels, and organizations must be able to cope with the potential for unforeseen events that can have drastic impacts. Gibson Dunn Partner and former Assistant Secretary under President Obama will talk about overcoming unexpected challenges the public and private sectors.
Partner, Gibson Dunn; Former Assistant Secretary of State for Economic, Energy and Business Affairs under President Obama