MIAMI, March 21, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- eMerge Americas, a B2B technology conference connecting companies with business and government leaders from North America, Latin America and Europe, today announced Ray Kurzweil, one of the world's leading inventors, futurist and author of five national best-selling books, as a keynote speaker for the highly anticipated third installation of eMerge Americas, held at the Miami Beach Convention Center April 18 and 19. Technology professionals and enthusiasts can register at www.emergeamericas.org to hear Mr. Kurzweil speak on Tuesday, April 19th.
Along with Kurzweil, eMerge Americas 2016 also confirms the following world-class speakers that have been added to the event's agenda:
- Claudio Muruzábal, President of SAP Latin American and the Caribbean, SAP
- Jeremy Kroll, Co-Founder & CEO, K2Intelligence
- John Paul Dejoria, Co-Founder & Chairman of the Board, John Paul Mitchell Systems
- Dr. Julio Frenk, President, University of Miami
- Leo Taddeo, Chief Security Officer, Cryptzone
For the full list of speakers please visit http://emergeamericas.org/speakers/
Currently a Director of Engineering at Google, Kurzweil has had an illustrious career as a technologist, entrepreneur and inventor. Kurzweil was selected as one of the top entrepreneurs by Inc. magazine which appropriately described him as the "rightful heir to Thomas Edison."
"We are honored to welcome Mr. Kurzweil to eMerge Americas for the first time," said Xavier Gonzalez, CEO of eMerge Americas. "Kurzweil is a true visionary and pioneer whose remarkable experience is sure to inspire and enlighten our attendees, giving them a glimpse into the future."
Kurzweil was the principal inventor of the first CCD flat-bed scanner, the first omni-font optical character recognition, the first print-to-speech reading machine for the blind, the first text-to-speech synthesizer, the first music synthesizer capable of recreating the grand piano and other orchestral instruments, and the first commercially marketed large-vocabulary speech recognition. He is Co-Founder and Chancellor of Singularity University.
About eMerge Americas
eMerge Americas serves as the preeminent innovative thought exchange transforming Miami into the technological hub of the Americas. By connecting global industry leaders and investors with the America's top business executives, IT decision-makers, and entrepreneurs, partnerships are forged that spur visionary innovation and technological advancements for the betterment of business and society. eMerge's founding partners include: Knight Foundation, Miami-Dade County, Medina Capital, Greenberg Traurig and Miami Herald. For more information, please visit: www.emergeamericas.org.
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