Dra. Claudia Bauzer Medeiros

Claudia Bauzer Medeiros is full professor of databases at the Institute of Computing, University of Campinas (Unicamp), Brazil and a member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences. She has received Brazilian and international awards for research, teaching, and also for her work in fostering the participation of women in IT-related activities.

Her research is centered on the design and development of scientific databases. Her main interests lie in facing the challenges posed by large, real world applications, which require handling distributed and very heterogeneous data sources.

She is a Commander of the Brazilian Order of Scientific Merit, Dr. Honoris Causa from the University Antenor Orrego, Peru, and from the University Paris-Dauphine, France. She is a Member at Large of the Council of the ACM, member of the Council of the Research Data Alliance (RDA), and of the World Data System (WDS).

Dr. Francisco Tirado

Francisco Tirado is Professor of Computer Architecture and Technology at Universidad Complutense de Madrid. He has worked on different fields within Computer Architecture, Parallel Processing and Design Automation. His current research areas are parallel algorithms and architectures, processor design. Professor Tirado has coauthored over 300 publications.
He has served in the organization of more than 100 International Conferences as General Chair, Steering Committee member, Program Chair, Program Committee member, Invited Speaker, and Session Chair. He has been the director of the CSC (Center for SuperComputation) and Madrid Science Park. Prof. Tirado is Chair of Informatics Scientific Spanish Society ( SCIE), Doctor “honoris causa” by the National University of Asunción, National University of San Agustin, National University of La Plata and University of Almeria. Prof. Tirado is a senior member of IEEE, Member of the European Academy Computer Section, and he has received 2013 Spanish Nacional Award of Computer Science.

Dr. Raimundo Macêdo

Raimundo Macêdo is a full professor in the Computer Science Department and head of the Distributed Systems Laboratory (LaSiD) at Federal University of Bahia (UFBA) in Brazil. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne (England).

He is the current President of Brazilian Computer Society (SBC) and an IFIP Councillor. He was a member of the Directive Committee of CLEI from 2011 to 2016.

Prof. Macêdo has participated and coordinated several research projects with different Brazilian and international research institutions, covering the many aspects of dependable distributed systems (algorithms, architectures, and implementations), and served on the program committee of numerous conferences on the area of dependable systems, including IEEE/IFIP DSN, IEEE SRDS, LADC (Latin-American Symposium on Dependable Computing), EDCC (European Dependable Computing Conference), among others. He is currently a member of the steering committee of SRDS (International Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems). His research interests include dependable and self-manageable distributed systems and cyber-physical systems.

Xavier Burgos

Xavier Burgos is an IoT Architect at IBM, with extensive experience in developing cognitive solutions, for Internet of Things based on open technologies oriented to industry and intelligent cities.
Inventor of the framework “Internet of things as a Cognitive Service”.
Impeller of the democratization of knowledge and technology. Untiring agitator of technology development in Chile, supporting innovation and entrepreneurship. Active advocate for inclusion of women in technological issues.
Diffuser of new emerging technologies imparting new knowledge and skills in academies and schools, aimed at empowering teacher and students with a focus on future future excellence.
25 years of experience in the IT industry and control of industrial processes and 5 years of developing cognitive solutions for the internet of things..
Topic: Internet of Things “Digital Reinvention”

Nelson Wilson

Professional with 30 years of experience in the Information Technology area, in his career he has gone through all areas of an IT unit, support, Telecommunications, IT infrastructure and application development, at strategic, tactical and operational levels. He has held positions at the local and international level allowing him to participate in IT and transformation projects of great impact in the business of leading companies in Chile and Latin America.

In recent years he has been accompanying and advising various leading companies in the region in their Digital Transformation, especially from an IT perspective. Twenty-one years at Everis where he is Partner Responsible for the IT Services and Solutions unit.

Topic: The new IT: Digital IT

Roberth MingaVallejo

Roberth Minga Vallejo is Cloud Marketing Lead in Microsoft Latam Region South. In charge of the marketing strategy for solutions in the cloud in organizations in Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay and Uruguay. With more than 20 years of experience in technology organizations and commercialization of software solutions. He has participated in banking development projects, as well as in the definition of marketing strategies and the commercialization of solutions such as Microsoft Azure and he has set up companies using the platform model. His training is in Systems Engineering, with a Master in Business Administration and Certification in Digital Transformation of MIT.

Topic: “Platform Revolution”. How platforms are transforming economies.