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SIME MIA is a joint venture between SIME, Europe's first and funkiest digital business event, and MIA Collective, which organizes events in Miami focused on Media, Internet and Art.

2014 Tickets

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2013 Speakers

New speakers added regularly and subject to change.

SIME MIA speakers represent some of the world's most innovative and knowledgeable subject matter experts on today's most relevant topics, such as big data, venture capital, artificial iIntelligence, context aware services, cross platform advertising, the maker economy, and the digital transformation of our cities, among other things. They will share with the audience their experiences, ideas and vision for the future, so attendees can leave SIME MIA full of inspiration and challenged to think bigger than ever before.

Ola Ahlvarsson
SIME

Ola, SIME MIA's host, is a Swedish entrepreneur based out of Stockholm and now partly Miami, and founder of Result.

Martin Varsavsky
FON

Martin is an Argentine entrepreneur who lives between Madrid, NYC and Miami, and founder of seven companies in the past 20 years.

Pablos Holman
Intellectual Ventures

Pablos is a hacker, futurist and inventor at Intellectual Ventures Laboratory, who created 3-D printers at Makerbot and spaceships with Jeff Bezos among other things.

Ulf Ekberg
Ace of Base

Ulf is an entrepreneur, music producer and founding member of the Swedish pop group Ace of Base.

Pär-Jörgen Pärson
Northzone

PJ is a Venture Capitalist with one of Europe’s leading firms, Northzone, sits on board of Spotify and author of the book "Heavy Metal Mangement."

Demian Bellumio
Senzari

Demian is the COO of Senzari, which builds graph based recommenders for music and movies, and is also the founder of HackDay Foundation.

Jack Leeney
Telefonica Ventures

Jack is the Portfolio Manager for Telefonica Ventures, based in Silicon Valley. Jack is responsible for the VC Investment activity of Telefonica Digital, investing internationally.

Tim Kring
TKE Imperative

Richard Timothy "Tim" Kring, is an American screenwriter and television producer, best known for his creation of the TV series Crossing Jordan, Heroes, and Touch.

Shel Israel
The Age of Context

Shel Israel is a writer and speaker on social media issues. He co-authored several books with Robert Scoble, including the soon to be released "The Age of Context."

Neil Jacobstein
Singularity University

Neil Jacobstein Co-chairs the Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Track at Singularity University on the NASA Research Park campus in Mountain View California.

Juan Calle
.CO

Juan Diego Calle is the CEO of the .CO domain and has over 10 years of experience managing successful Internet companies.

Dave McClure
500 Startups

Dave is the Founding Partner & Sith Lord of 500 Startups, which provides capital to early-stage companies, runs a startup accelerator, and organizes tech events.

Jessica Melcher-Claesson
Healthy Business

Jessica is a co founder of Healthy Business, a leadership think thank exploring health initiatives as a management tool to create better performing organisations.

Chris Boos
Arago

Hans-Christian “Chris” Boos, CEO of Arago, is a technology geek with foundations in the fields of graph theory and algorithm design.

Caterina Fake
Findery

Caterina is the CEO of Findery! She was also the co-founder of Flickr and Hunch, and is a founding partner of Founders Collective.

Are Traasdahl
TapAd

Are is the founder and CEO of TapAd, a world leader in cross-platform marketing technology, and has more than 15 years’ experience in mobile and digital content.

Matt Haggman
Knight Foundation

Matt Haggman is an award-winning journalist and the Miami Program Director at the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

Silvina Moschini
Intuic

Silvina is the founder and CEO of Intuic, a social media agency, and a regular contributor to CNN, where she co-hosts the weekly segment "Directo a la Tecnología".

Christian Hernandez
White Star Capital

Christian is a managing partner at White Star Capital. Previously led Facebook's Business Development, Platform and Gaming Partnerships groups in Europe.

Zaryn Dentzel
Tuenti

Zaryn founder and CEO of Tuenti, Spain's largest social network and most trafficked website. In 2010 Telefónica became Tuenti’s principal shareholder.

Andres Moreno
Open English

Andres is the founder and CEO of Open English, an English language onine school, which has received $120 million in investment over the past three years.

Andrew McLaughlin
Betaworks

Andrew is a SVP of betaworks, and CEO of Digg and Instapaper. Previously, Andrew serverd as Deputy Chief Technology Officer of the US under President Obama.

Frida Ahlvarsson
Ahlvar

Frida is the founder of fashion brand Ahlvar, which she crated after ten years as a designer working for other brands, to fill a gap that exists in women's wardrobes.

Peter Kellner
Richmond Global

Peter is the Co-Founder of Endeavor Global, the largest global network of high-impact entrepreneurs, and Richmond Global, a venture firm specializing in technology.

Salim Ismael
Singularity University

Salim is Singularity University's Global Ambassador and a sought after speaker, strategist and entrepreneur – his last company, Angstro, was acquired by Google in August 2010.

Cate Ambrose
LAVCA

Cate is President and Executive Director of the Latin American Venture Capital Association (LAVCA), a non-profit membership organization dedicated to promoting the growth of the private equity and venture capital industry in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Susan Amat
Venture Hive

Susan is the founder of Venture Hive, a technology accelerator based on economic development principals, and vertically focused on the industry strengths of Miami.

Paul Walborsky
Gigaom

Paul is the CEO of Gigaom, the leading independent voice on emerging technologies and the disruption of media with of 5.5 million monthly unique readers.

Mariano Amartino
Wayra

Mariano heads Latin America for Wayra, Telefónica's global start-up accelerator, managing a portfolio of more than 150 companies across 7 countries. Before joining Wayra, Mariano was the CEO of the blog Network Hipertextual.

Juan Pablo Cappello
Greenberg Traurig

Juan Pablo is a Principal Shareholder in the Latin American Group of Greenberg Traurig and is also a well known entrepreneur and deeply involved in supporting venture capital in Latin America.

Navin Thukkaram
Qwiki

Navin was COO of Qwiki, a mobile technology company pioneering auto-generated video content, which was acquired by Yahoo! in July 2013.

Andy Kleinman
Scopely

Andy is the Chief Business Officer at Scopely, leading business and corporate development and is focused on growing the company through partnerships with developer studios and brands.

Francisco Alvarez-Demalde
Riverwood Capital

Francisco is a Founder and Partner of Riverwood Capital Partners, which manages approximately $1 billion in assets, and heads Riverwood’s efforts in Latin America and its New York office.

Adriana Cisneros
Cisneros

Adriana is the CEO and Vice Chairman of Cisneros, one of the largest privately held media, entertainment, digital media, real estate, tourism resorts and consumer products organizations in the world

Denise Jacobs
Author

Denise, Writer + Creativity Evangelist, teaches techniques to make the creative process more fluid, methods for making work environments more conducive to creative productivity, and practices for sparking innovation.

Seth Schachner
Strat Americas

Seth is the Managing Director of Strat Americas, a Miami-based business development enterprise which provides strategic guidance and helps global clients connect with partnership and deal opportunities.

Aigerim Shorma
Triptrotting

Aigerim Shorman is CEO of Triptrotting Inc; prior analyst at UBS Investment Bank; B.S. in Business, University of Southern California.

Nicolette Moreno
Next University

Nicolette is a co-founder Open English, the leader in internet-based English instruction, and the founder of two startups; Next University, an online school in higher ed, as well as Flaca, an online holistic weight-loss coaching program for women.

Bill Hajjar
Senzari

Bill is the CEO of Senzari, a technology company focused on music services, and CEO of Wahwah Networs, Senzari's subsidiary developing the music solution for web publishers.

Jo Maitland
Gigaom

Jo is the Research Director for the Infrastructure/Cloud channel at Gigaom Research. Jo has been a technology journalist and analyst for 15+ years specializing in enterprise IT trends, specifically infrastructure virtualization, storage and cloud computing.

Alfonso Perez-Soto
Warner Music

Alfonso is the Senior Vice President, Business Development, Latin America, Spain and Emerging Markets. Based in Miami, Perez-Soto’s role is to identify and develop innovative growth opportunities and oversee ground-breaking digital expansion deals.

Jim Rondinelli
MusicQubed

Jim Rondinelli is a seasoned veteran of the digital entertainment industry. Jim started his career as a producer/mixer, achieving gold and platinum records for his work with artists like The Tragically Hip, Matthew Sweet, Wilco, The Odds, Everclear, and the Jayhawks.

Karri Cole and Pablo Lucero
The Prana Exchange

Pablo Lucero and Dj Karri On, founders of Prana Exchange, materialize the mysterious journey of the self into a constant evolving energy exchange, with an experience that fuses connection, balance & harmony through yoga and music.

The 2013 SIME MIA Experience

Unlike your typical tech conference, SIME MIA take you through a unique journey from beginning to end. From the moment you walk in, you’ll know that the time has come to disconnect from the outside world and embrace each moment in order to gain knowledge, get inspired and connect to hundreds of other amazing entrepreneurs such as yourself.

Day One - December 3rd @ New World Center




Day Two - December 4th @ The LAB Miami + Lightbox




Exclusive Premier:
Viewpoint of Billions by David Datuna

Glass, Google's much talked about device, is about to emerge worldwide and American artist David Datuna's latest series ‘Viewpoint of Billions’ begins one of the first journeys into this new realm.




Presented by KIWI Arts Group in association with Gallery Shchukin, the exhibition will feature a hands-on Google Glass experience, inviting each viewer to wear Glass for the first time and participate in an interactive experience with David Datuna’s monumental multi-media American flag. Glassware will unlock the narrative beneath a cascading wall of optical lenses, initiating a dialogue with the viewer while it archives each experience to share with the world. The project premieres December 3 at the New World SIME MIA and then travels to the Miami Design District December 4-8 for its public debut.

2013 Event Program

Day 1 - New World Symphony

9:30 AM

SIME MIA Welcome

Ola Ahlvarsson

10:00 AM

Inside the Mind of Super Entrepreneurs

Martin Varsavsky
Caterina Fake
Navin Thukkaram

10:40 AM

Startup Scene Dissected

Juan Calle
Paul Walborsky

11:00 AM

Break

11:30 AM

Cities Disrupting the Future

Salim Ismael

12:00 PM

We are all Heroes

Tim Kring

12:30 PM

Lunch Break

1:45 PM

Campfires

2:30 PM

Transformation of a Giant

Zaryn Dentzel
Mariano Amartino
Jack Leeney M

2:50 PM

Industry transformers - Spotlight on Mobility

Are Traasdahl
Andy Kleinman
Andrew McLaughlin

3:10 PM

Management by Rock n' Roll

Ulf Ekberg
Pär-Jörgen Pärson

3:30 PM

Break

4:00 PM

The Prana Exchange Experience

Karri Cole and Pablo Lucero

4:15 PM

Industry transformers - Spotlight on Venture Capital

Cate Ambrose
Christian Hernandez
Francisco Alvarez-Demalde

4:40 PM

The Contextual Self

Shel Israel

5:10 PM

Hacking The Future

Pablos Holman

5:40 PM

Closing Performance

6:00 PM

Cocktail @ New World Center

Day 2 - Lightbox / LAB Miami

9:30 AM

Intro

Ola Ahlvarsson

10:30 AM

Dominating from Outside the Valley

Andres Moreno

11:15 AM

Break

11:45 AM

Industry transformers - Spotlight on Media

Adriana Cisneros
Rikard Steiber

12:15 PM

The Exponential Implications of Artificial Intelligence

Neil Jacobstein

12:45 PM

Lunch Break

2:00 PM

Industry transformers - Spotlight on Digital Music

Bill Hajjar
Alfonso Perez-Soto
Jim Rondinelli

2:30 PM

Industry transformers - Spotlight on Big Data

Chris Boos
Demian Bellumio
Jo Maitland

3:00 PM

Break

3:30 PM

Campfires

4:30 PM

Miami Tech Mayor Race

5:30 PM

Miami Tech Mayor Election

6:00 PM

SIME MIA Closing Street Party

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