MIAMI, Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- eMerge Americas is building tremendous momentum for the technology ecosystem in Miami and the Americas. One of the hottest tech events, eMerge Americas - May 2-6 in Miami Beach - is bringing together civic leaders, industry titans, entrepreneurs, and global thought leaders with the purpose of establishing a technology corridor for Latin America. Miami, long known as the gateway to Latin America, is fast becoming the technology hub of the region. eMerge Americas will be the catalyst in a movement to connect the Americas through innovation and technology.
eMerge Americas Global Partners include top global corporations like IBM, JP Morgan, Univision, and Cisco who are market leaders in their respective industries across the Americas and will be highlighting the latest innovations in technology. These partners join Founding Partners Greenberg Traurig, P.A., the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Medina Capital and Miami-Dade County in support of the movement.
"Our vision to create a one-of-a-kind experience is becoming a reality," said Manuel D. Medina, the visionary behind eMerge Americas. "The traction we have generated in the market and across the region is significant, and serves as strong validation that eMerge Americas will be the seminal moment in a movement that is establishing a technology corridor of the Americas with Miami at its epicenter."
With more than 100 speakers and industry luminaries, including Lemon's Wences Casares, the University of Miami's Donna Shalala, Datadyne's Dr. Joel Selanikio, Pivotal's Paul Maritz, and Summit's Jeff Rosenthal, eMerge Americas promises to bring the brightest minds together to share in a common vision of transforming a region through innovation. Discussions will involve topics that are impacting the Americas such as Creating a Culture of Tech, Sustainable Cities The Smart Way, The Explosion of Gaming in Latin America, The Transformation of Healthcare, and Virtual Currency – the Future of Money.
"The eMerge movement is rapidly gathering momentum with strategic partners across all industries who are coming together to build this technology ecosystem. Global thought leaders are enthusiastically partnering with us in this movement – and that's just the beginning," said Diane Sanchez, CEO of eMerge Americas. "Everything from the burgeoning gaming industry in Latin America, a STEM TECH Olympiad, social entrepreneurship, global urbanization, robotics, genomics and healthcare breakthroughs will be topics of conversation at eMerge."
eMerge Americas will consist of dozens of events over a five-day period including the first eMerge Americas Challenge, Latin America's regional early startup and emerging-growth company competition bringing together more than 10 of the region's incubators and accelerators. In addition a Mayoral Innovation Summit featuring mayors from the leading cities in Latin America, the United States and Europe will be convened in conjunction with Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez. It is expected that eMerge Innovate, Miami's largest tech showcase for startups and emerging growth companies, will attract more than 1,000 entrepreneurs, developers, designers, and venture capitalists to Miami in May.
"eMerge Americas represents the culmination of Miami's steady, decade-long growth within the technology sphere to become a major player and aggregator of talent and innovation from across the Americas," said Jaret L. Davis, Co-Managing Shareholder of Greenberg Traurig, P.A. "Greenberg Traurig's emerging technologies practice group is thrilled to have the opportunity to join countless partners from throughout the Hemisphere and beyond who are gathering to explore how innovation is transforming the way we live and work."
About eMerge Americas
eMerge Americas aims to serve as the preeminent innovative thought exchange and transform 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 innovative entrepreneurs, new partnerships will be forged that will spur visionary innovation and technological advancements in the Americas for the betterment of business and society. Summits focused on healthcare, entertainment and media, finance, cities, and education will address the most pressing issues of today and provide solutions and resources to continue the rapid advances of the 21st century. For more information about eMerge Americas, please visit: www.emergeamericas.org.
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