Meet The Speakers

Laura Chinchilla Miranda

Former President of Costa Rica
Former President Laura Chinchilla Miranda is a political scientist, graduated from college at the Universidad de Costa Rica. She also...
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Mike Heuer

Former Senior Director, IT Applications, Blue Shield California
Mike brings a history of global technology delivery and change leadership. Most recently Mike oversaw the operational management of Blue...
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Robert Dechant

As CEO, Bob is spearheading IBEX’s recent nearshore expansion, opening sites in both Nicaragua and Jamaica. Prior to his role...
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Sean Goforth

Director of Research, NEARSHORE AMERICAS Sean Goforth is Director of Research at Nearshore Americas. He is responsible for providing intellectual leadership...
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Chris Snyder

Director of Software Engineering, Scantron Chris Snyder is the Director of Software Engineering, in charge of software development across Scantron’s...
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Carlos Baradello

Advisor and Investor, Sausalito Ventures Dr. Carlos Baradello is an investor, advisor and founder of Sausalito Ventures, an angel investment...
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Guillermo González King

CEO, MEXICOIT As of February 2014, Guillermo González King was appointed CEO for MexicoIT, an Industry program operated by Mexico´s...
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Constanza Nieto

Co-founder and CEO, Global Techbridge
Constanza Nieto has over 25 years of experience as entrepreneur, founder, CEO, investor, business executive, and consultant in innovation and...
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Robert Chojnacki

Sr Manager, Supplier Performance in Supply Chain Management at Southwest Airlines.
Robert has over 26 years of experience in aerospace, including supplier like Honeywell & UTC – Hamilton Sundstrand. Robert acquired...
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Prem Shanker

Sr Buyer, Technology in Supply Chain Management at Southwest Airlines
Prem has 15 years of experience in technology global sourcing, both as supplier and customer. Prem acquired Masters in Business,...
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Carlos Pallotti

Undersecretary of Technology, Argentina
Carlos Pallotti is the Undersecretary of Technology Services and Products for Argentina’s Ministry of Production in Buenos Aires. Pallotti is...
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Steven Kirz

Pace Harmon Managing Director
Steven Kirz is a Pace Harmon managing director and leads the firm’s San Francisco office. A recognized ITO thought leader...
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Ian Jacobs

Senior Analyst, Forrester Research
As a senior analyst at Forrester Research, Ian Jacobs specializes in customer care technologies for those who plan, build, and...
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Toby Redshaw

From FedEx to Motorola and from American Express to Aviva, Toby Redshaw has a long history as a globally influential...
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Charles Green

Dir. of Thought Leadership, Belatrix
Charles Green is the Director of Thought Leadership at Belatrix Software, a leading provider of software and mobile development services....
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Gabriel Apodaca

Chief Executive Officer of NearShore Technology Company
Mr. Apodaca is President and Chief Executive Officer of NearShore Technology Company. Mr. Apodaca was previously the Executive Vice President...
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Ilya Vinogradsky

CTO, EVP of Commerce Delivery at Astound Commerce
Ilya Vinogradsky has over 20 years of industry technology and leadership experience in Silicon Valley and world wide. In 2000...
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Luis Derechin

Nearshore Delivery Solutions
Luis Derechin is a partner with the Mexico City-based Nearshore Delivery Solutions. A prominent entrepreneur in IT and finance, Luis...
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John Della Penna

Early Stage Investor, Sand Hill Angels
John Della Penna knew he wanted to be involved in motor sports at age six when he saw fellow Argentine...
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Gustavo Parés

Partner, Nearshore Delivery Solutions
Gustavo Parés was born in Mexico City, and gained a bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems and a master’s degree...
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Ash Dhar

Chairman and CEO, Kosha Group
For over four decades, Ash Dhar has been a longtime entrepreneur, senior executive at multinational companies and startups, and an...
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Darryl Kuhn

CTO, AristaMD
Darryl Kuhn is a serial entrepreneur and 20 year veteran of the software industry. Mr. Kuhn holds numerous software awards,...
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Daniel Chávez

CEO, Dextra Technologies
Daniel is the head of global operations at Dextra Technologies. He has led the management team since February 1999 and...
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Sanjay Dayal

CTO/Co-Founder Agralogics Inc.
Sanjay has spent over 25 years building software and the high performance teams needed to build it. Sanjay got his...
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Kirk Laughlin

Managing Director, NEARSHORE AMERICAS MEDIA, MARKETING AND CONSULTING Kirk Laughlin is managing director and founder of the Nearshore Americas –...
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Cindie Smith

With over 25 years of industry expertise, Cynthia D. Smith blends a deep knowledge of strategic operational excellence, technical expertise...
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Javier Delgado

CEO, Quadion Technologies
Javier Delgado is the co-founder and CEO of Quadion Technologies. He is a systems analyst and MBA by trade, entrepreneur...
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Luis Ojeda

Latin America Shared Services Leader, Deloitte
Luis Ojeda is one of the region’s most knowledgeable captive/ shared services experts, having engaged in significant work in Panama,...
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Jorge Villalobos

Jorge Villalobos is the Chief Executive Officer of 3DMX, Inc. (, an innovative technology company headquartered in Silicon Valley that...
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