Director of Research and Development and Founder, BIOPAC Systems
Alan Macy is currently the Research and Development Director, past President and a founder of BIOPAC Systems, Inc. He designs data collection and analysis systems, used by researchers in the life sciences, that help identify meaningful interpretations from signals produced by life processes. Trained in electrical engineering and physiology, with over 30 years of product development experience, he is currently focusing on psychophysiology, emotional and motivational state measurements, magnetic resonance imaging and augmented/virtual reality implementations. He presents in the areas of human-computer interfaces, electrophysiology, and telecommunications. His recent research and artistic efforts explore ideas of human nervous system extension and the associated impacts upon perception. As an applied science artist, he specializes in the creation of cybernated art, interactive sculpture and environments.
Annabel Jones is a long-term collaborator of Charlie Brooker?s. She is the co-creator and co-show runner of Black Mirror. The mind-bending anthology series originally launched on the UK?s Channel 4 in 2011 and over its previous four seasons has won numerous awards including seven Primetime Emmys®, Producers Guild of America, Rose D'or, BAFTA, International Emmy® and Peabody. Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, the ground-breaking interactive film, the first of its kind on a streaming platform, launched on Netflix at the end of 2018 to widespread critical acclaim and has recently picked up three BAFTA TV and BAFTA TV Craft nominations.
Previously Jones executive produced a number of shows presented by Charlie Brooker including three series of the BAFTA-nominated BBC Two satirical review Weekly Wipe; all seven editions of the annual shindig Charlie Brooker?s End of Year Wipe, which won a BAFTA for its 2016 edition; How Video Games Changed the World; Newswipe, which won the 2009 Royal Television Society Award for Best Entertainment Programme; Gameswipe; and the How TV Ruined Your Life series for BBC Two.
In 2016 Jones was executive producer of the BBC Two BAFTA-nominated Cunk on Shakespeare and festive special Cunk on Christmas and in 2018, the spin-off series Cunk on Britain with regular Weekly Wipe contributor Philomena Cunk. Between 2012?2014, Jones executive produced the acclaimed detective spoof trilogy A Touch of Cloth for Sky One, starring John Hannah and Suranne Jones, which won the Broadcast Award for Best Comedy and was nominated at the RTS Awards for Best Comedy. In 2008 Jones executive produced the five-part thriller Dead Set, which starred Jaime Winstone and Riz Ahmed and was nominated for a Best Drama Serial BAFTA.
Betsy West is a filmmaker, journalist and professor. She co-directed RBG (Magnolia, Participant, CNN Films 2018,) which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and has been nominated for the 2019 Oscars in the categories of Best Documentary and Best Original Song. West is a 21-time Emmy Award winner for her work as an ABC News producer and EP of the documentary series Turning Point. As Vice President at CBS News from 1998 to 2005, she oversaw 60 Minutes and 48 Hours. She was executive producer of the MAKERS (AOL & PBS) documentary and digital series, the documentary The Lavender Scare, and the short doc The 4%: Film"s Gender Problem (Epix). She is the Fred W. Friendly professor at Columbia Journalism School.
Electric and acoustic guitarist, composer and arranger
Heitor Pereira discovered composing film music in a unique way. He had been brought in as a songwriter for the film As Good As It Gets, but soon found that his melodies and arrangements were of perfect fit to film scores. He made such an impression on producer James L. Brooks that in Brooks' next film, 2001's Riding in Cars with Boys, Heitor was co-composer.
Heitor Pereira's original film scores include: The Smurfs, A Little Bit of Heaven, From Prada to Nada, Despicable Me, Nancy Meyers' It's Complicated, The Canyon, Curious George, Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey!, the Disney's hit Beverly Hills Chihuahua, the documentary Running the Sahara, the John Singleton produced Illegal Tender, Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights, and Robert Towne's Ask the Dust. He has been the recipient of seven ASCAP awards, for Beverly Hills Chihuahua, It's Complicated, and Despicable Me.
Heitor also has collaborated on a number of projects, and has composed music, written songs, or played various instruments on the scores of: I Am Sam, Madagascar, The Pledge, Shrek 2, Mission Impossible II, The Rundown, Black Hawk Down, Spy Kids, August Rush, Spanglish, Something's Gotta Give, Man on Fire, Domino, Unstoppable, The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3, and The Dark Knight.
Heitor's reputation for being able to bring his unique sensibility to film scores comes from his solid foundation of craftsmanship. Soon after completing his conservatory studies, Heitor began playing guitar with some of Brazil's leading artists, and then went on to entertaining millions as the guitarist for Simply Red. He has released three solo albums of his own music, and has either arranged music or played with such artists as: Sergio Mendes, Alejandro Sanz, Caetano Veloso, Ivan Lins, Jack Johnson, The Chieftains, Bryan Adams, Elton John, Willie Nelson, Shania Twain, Seal, Nelly Furtado and many others. It came as no surprise that in 2005, Heitor won a Grammy for "Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist" for his collaboration with Sting and Chris Botti.
Konrad Dantas - Kond, the name behind Kondzilla " came from a slum off the coast of São Paulo. He found his calling as an audiovisual producer and director. In the music industry, he is the executive producer of his own label, Kondzilla Records, and manages the careers of famous musicians such as Kevinho, Mc Kekel, Dani Russo and Mc Guimê. Kond is also the founder of the media holding company that comprises KondZilla Filmes and KondZilla Wear " a brand of urban clothing that expresses "hood culture". In 2017 he opened his own news portal to enhance communication and portray Favela (slum) culture. ("kondzilla.com).
Kond is known worldwide for creating KondZilla, the biggest Brazilian YouTube channel, with a total of over 22 billion views and 45 million subscribers " currently the third largest YouTube channel in the world.
Kond created SINTONIA, an original Netflix series. He acts as general manager of the first season and has directed three episodes. He also directs a few episodes which will tackle the subject of youth and social issues. Produced by Losbragas, the series is expected to premiere worldwide sometime in 2019.
SXSW co-founder and Director and The Austin Chronicle Co-founder
Louis Black is a co-founder of SXSW (1987), founding editor of The Austin Chronicle (1981-2017), founding co-director of the Austin Music Awards, and an independent film producer, director, restorer, archivist, author, political pundit, comic book and film flatstock collector and music impresario and promoter. He is both a creator and a creation of much of the legendary culture of creativity that defines Austin, Texas. With partners, he helped build several of Austin"s most culturally important institutions, including the Austin Music Awards, the Austin Film Society, and the Texas Film Hall of Fame. His influence originating and shaping the film festival component of SXSW resulted in an "The Louis Black Lone Star Award." In 2017 Black"s work at the Chronicle defending the values of American Democracy earned him the Texas Freedom Network"s highest recognition, the "Walking the Walk" award. He received a Peabody Award in 2008 as the Executive Producer of Margaret Brown"s "Order of Myths," an exploration of race relations through the lens of Mardi Gras in Mobile, Alabama. Other awards include an Emmy as Executive Producer for the independent documentary "Tower," the Texas Film Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement Award and the Lone Star Film Festival Maverick
Award. He recently completed a manuscript on friend and filmmaker Jonathon Demme for his Ph.D. at the Moody School of Communications at the University of Texas at Austin.
Oren Jacoby is a filmmaker, writer and founder of Storyville Films. He has produced and directed over 30 films that have been distributed in theatres, on major broadcast or cable TV networks and streaming platforms. His film, Shadowman (Amazon Prime) premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2017. Sister Rose"s Passion (HBO Films) won the Best Documentary Short Film Award at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2004 and was nominated for an Academy Award. His theatrical adaptation of Ralph Ellison"s Invisible Man won the Joseph Jefferson Award in 2013 for best new play adaptation. His new film Reinventing Broadway will be released in 2019.
PJ Pereira is an advertising and entertainment pioneer. He believes agencies have to provide return not only on the money brands are investing but also the time consumers are spending with the work. That balance is the ultimate challenge marketing faces today. In 2016, Pereira O"Dell was behind the rare participation of a brand in the prestigious "Official Selection" of the Sundance Film Festival with NetScout and Werner Herzog's "Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World." The film was named in Esquire Magazine"s "Top 10 Best Non-Fiction Films" in 2016.
His agency is credited with the creation of the first-ever social film ("The Inside Experience") for Intel and Toshiba in 2011, which combined Hollywood talent content and social media participation. The film surpassed the triple Cannes Grand Prix winner "The Beauty Inside," also for Intel and Toshiba, which is now being turned into a major feature film starring Emilia Clarke. "The Beauty Inside" was the first piece of advertising to win an Emmy against regular TV programming.
With strong roots in digital and content, his milestones in the field include a feature film for Red Bull titled "Unflinching Triumph," which in 2007 was named by Sports Illustrated as the "Most Amusing Sports Parody of the Year," and an alternate-reality game titled "The Lost Ring" for McDonald"s for the Summer Olympics in Beijing.
Beyond advertising, Brazilian-born PJ Pereira is also a best-selling novelist. In 2015, his book trilogy "Gods of Both Worlds" spent a month as the #1 novel by a Brazilian author in his native country and was published in five other countries. In April 2017, in Brazil, he launched his fourth novel, "The Mother, The Daughter and The Lady Spirit" ("A mãe, a filha e o espírito da santa"). He has two kung fu black belts and is working on a karate one too.
His credentials in content, digital, and advertising have made him one of the world's most influential and respected creatives. He was named the Top CCO in Adweek's Creative 100, recognized by "Creativity 50," and noted in 4A's 100 People Who Make Advertising Great. Most recently, PJ served as the President of the Cannes Lions Entertainment Jury.
Director of the Mind, Body, Cultural Evolution Lab at Victoria University.
Ronald Fischer is a Professor in Psychology at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, Co-Director of the Center for Applied Cross-Cultural Research, Wellington, New Zealand and Principal Investigator at Instituto D"Or Pesquisa e Ensino, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He completed his PhD in Social Psychology at Sussex University, UK. He is a cultural and social psychologist by training, but has wide interests linking psychology to applied problems involving culture and personality. His work broadly focuses cultural and evolutionary psychology, in particular on cultural differences in psychological functioning, especially in relation to values, personality and well-being; and the evolutionary dynamics in human societies. He recently published his latest book on Personality, values, culture: An evolutionary perspective with Cambridge University Press and he has published more than 100 scientific papers in leading international journals, including Science, Nature Scientific Reports, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, Psychological Science, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin and Journal of International Business Studies. He has been recognized as one of the top 10 most highly cited researchers on culture and psychology and he has received a number of Research Excellence Awards from international academic communities, including a Best Paper with International Application Award from the Academy of Management (USA) and he is a two-time recipient of the Otto Klineberg Intercultural and International Relations Award, awarded by Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues. He is Associate Editor of Applied Psychology (Wiley), Measurement Instruments for the Social Sciences (Springer) and PLoS One; and also serves on a number of other editorial boards in psychology and management research. In 2018, he was listed in the Top 1% of Reviewers in Psychology/Psychiatry world-wide.
Full Professor of Neuroscience and Deputy-Director of the Brain Institute at the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte. Bachelor's in Biology from the Universidade de Brasília (1993), Master's in Biophysics from the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (1994) and Ph.D. in Animal Behavior from the Rockefeller University (2000), with postdoctoral studies in Neurophysiology at Duke University (2005). Ribeiro is experienced in neuroethology, molecular neurobiology, and systems neurophysiology, focusing on the following subjects: memory, sleep, and dreams; neuronal plasticity; vocal communication; symbolic competence in non-human animals; computational psychiatry, and neuroeducation, psychedelics and drug policy. A permanent member of the Postgraduate Programs in Psychobiology at UFRN (Capes level 6), Bioinformatics (Capes level 5) and Neuroscience (Capes level 4), Sidarta Ribeiro worked as Secretary-General for the Brazilian Society of Neurosciences and Behavior from 2009 to 2011. From 2011 to 2015, he was the Chairman of the Brazilian Reginal Committee of the Pew Latin American Fellowship Program for Biomedical Sciences. He has been a member of the Committee for the Latin-American School of Education, Cognitive and Neural Sciences (LA School) since 2011. The LA School has received the very first Mind, Brain and Education Award.
A permanent member of UFRN Graduate Programs in Psychobiology (Capes level 6), Bioinformatics (Capes level 5) e Neuroscience (Capes level 4). From 2009-2011, Sidarta Ribeiro worked as Secretary of the Brazilian Society for Neuroscience and Behavior. From 2011-2015 he was the Chairman of the Brazilian Regional Committee of the Pew Latin American Fellows Program in the Biomedical Sciences. Since 2011 he is a member of the Steering Committee of the Latin American School for Education, Cognitive and Neural Sciences (LA School), which in 2014 received the inaugural award Exemplifying the Mission of the International Mind, Brain and Education Society. Senior research associate of the FAPESP Research Centre for Innovation and Diffusion in Neuromathematics (Neuromat). Ribeiro has been a member of the Advisory Board of the Brazilian Platform for Drug Policy since 2015, and its Scientific Coordinator since 2018. Associate Editor of journals Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience, Frontiers in Psychology (Language Sciences). Nominated member of the Latin America Academy of Sciences (ACAL) in 2016. Elected in 2017 as member of the Municipal Council on Drug Policy of Natal (COMUD) and the Board of the Brazilian Society for the Advancement of Science (SBPC).
Stas Gayshan is a Managing Director at the Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC) and the founder of CIC Boston. Stas is currently leading the development of CIC projects in Miami, Florida, Warsaw, Poland, and beyond, connecting innovators across boundaries and borders. Stas Gayshan joined CIC in early 2014. Previously, Stas was the Founder & CEO of Space with a Soul, a 20,000 square foot coworking space in Boston"s Innovation District. Stas is an entrepreneur and an attorney, and he worked in Democratic political campaigns at various levels prior to starting Space with a Soul. In his political work, Stas focused on the intersection of collaboration, technology and activism. Stas has been recognized by the Boston Globe as one of the Most Innovative People in Massachusetts Business and by CJP as one of Boston"s most influential young leaders. He holds leadership positions in several philanthropic and nonprofit organizations active in the Greater Boston area. Stas has a B.A. and J.D. from Boston College.
Susan Butler is a U.S.-based international business journalist and executive editor, entertainment and tech attorney and published author. Through Butler Business & Media LLC, she writes and publishes Music Confidential, a paid-subscription international news & business analysis report.
Many CEOs and government officials call Susan "the most influential commentator" and "the most knowledgeable expert on music matters in our industry," referring to Music Confidential as "the holy grail of music [business] resources" that has become "THE point of reference."
After practicing law for 21 years representing clients in the music, film, TV and tech fields, Susan began in 2004 reporting and writing full time for Billboard. In 2008, she formed a company and launched Music Confidential. Today the publication has thousands of paying subscribers in 49 countries, who are executive decision makers with record companies, publishers, collecting societies, digital services, law and investment firms, trade groups and governments.
Ted Sarandos is Chief Content Officer at Netflix. One of Time Magazine?s 100 Most Influential People of 2013, Ted has led content acquisition for Netflix since 2000. In 2013, he led the company's transition into original streaming content with the launch of House of Cards, Arrested Development and Orange is the New Black, among numerous other series. In his role, Sarandos oversees the teams responsible for the acquisition and creation of both original series and original films, globally.
With more than 20 years' experience in home entertainment, Ted is recognized in the industry as an innovator in film acquisition and distribution. Before Netflix, he was an executive at video distributor ETD and Video City / West Coast Video. Ted also has produced or executive produced several award-winning and critically acclaimed documentaries and independent films, including the Emmy-nominated Outrage and Tony Bennett: The Music Never Ends. He is a Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute and serves on the board of Exploring The Arts, a nonprofit focused on arts in schools. He also serves on the Film Advisory Board for the Tribeca and Los Angeles Film Festivals, is an American Cinematheque board member, an Executive Committee Member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and is a trustee of the American Film Institute. Ted is married to U.S. Ambassador Nicole Avant (ret.) and has two children, Sarah and Tony Sarandos.
Adam Jayme Muniz is a Brazilian diplomat, graduated in International Relations from the University of Brasília, with a master's degree in Diplomacy from the Rio Branco Institute. From 2010 to 2014, he served as head of the Cultural Sector at the Permanent Delegation of Brazil to UNESCO in Paris. During this period, he traveled to various countries as a Brazilian expert on the World Heritage Committee, the Intangible Cultural Heritage Committee and the Diversity of Cultural Expressions Committee. He returned to Brazil in 2016 to be assigned to the Ministry of Culture (MinC) as Director of the International Affairs Department, until January 2019. During this period, he served under three ministers and participated in several international events in the cultural sector, especially in the audiovisual segment. Adam Jayme took office as International Advisor to the Brazilian National Film Agency (ANCINE) on January 30, 2019.
Head of the Turner Kids Brazil hub, which includes Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Tooncast. At Scripps Networks, Alcântara was responsible for Programming, Production, Marketing and Digital area of the Food Network. Prior to that, she established iTunes in Apple Latina America; she was Head of Programming and Content at OiTV, International Procurement Manager at Globosat while also contributing to Nickelodeon, Disney and NBC in the USA. An advertising and marketing undergraduate from FAAP, she also holds an MBA and a Master?s degree in audiovisual content, both from NYU.
Cechetti is responsible for the production and development of local and original formats of factual and lifestyle channels for Discovery Inc. Brazil, such as: Discovery Channel, H&H, TLC, Animal Planet and Food Network. She holds a degree in Journalism and has worked on the main Broadcast Channels of Brazil " especially a 12-year career on SBT, where she directed and established several internationally known formats.
With a Master?s degree in business from HEC Paris, Adrien was an investment analyst at Investimage from 2004 to 2009, managing film funds. He was a Commercial Director at RioFilme from 2009 to 2014, and an Executive Director of Film at Conspiração Filmes from 2014 to 2015, serving as an EP for the feature films ?Vai Que Cola - O Filme? and ?Os Penetras 2?. Adrien was a CFO at Glaz Entretenimento S.A. from 2015 to 2017, when he joined the Content Acquisition team at Netflix.
Agatha earned her bachelor"s degree in Neuroscience (2017) and Science and Technology (2016), both from the Federal University of ABC - SP. Since 2016, she has been working as Client Consultant in Nielsen Consumer Neuroscience Brazil, analyzing outputs from neurophysiological data and applying neuroscience"s learnings to optimize marketing materials.
Director of animation with a degree from the National Film Board of Canada. She is a partner at Campo 4 production company, from Rio de Janeiro. Among her most recent productions, we find the special adverts and opening sequence of Rede Globo's telenovela "Cordel Encantado", animation direction of two seasons of mini-series "Today is Maria's Day" and "Afinal o que querem as mulheres", the opening of the mini-series "Divã" and animation director for the project "Mulheres Fantásticas", aired on Fantástico.
A graduate in Design from PUC-RIO and currently working toward his Masters at ECO-UFRJ, Alberto Moura is a specialist in Visual Effects, Virtual Environments and Cinematic VR, working directly with 360° VR content, and as a researcher and teacher in animation and computer graphics.
Boasting an unmistakable voice, an exuberant personality and unrivaled groove, Alcione is one of the most acclaimed Brazilian artists of all time, both in Brazil and abroad. Unique, iconic and exuding a special charisma which won her a legion of fans over the course of her career, spanning more than 45 years.
Born in São Luís do Maranhão, she is the fourth of her parents João Carlos and Felipa"s nine children. In her hometown, she got her elementary teaching certification, but moved to Rio de Janeiro in 1967. "A Marrom" (The Brown One), a nickname bestowed to her early in her artistic career, boasts a glorious résumé which covers the most distinguished stages in Brazil and around the world, having sung in over 30 countries. To paint a brief picture of the artist"s career path and elaborate on the important role she played in disseminating Brazilian music abroad, here are a few highlights: She sang in 13 theatres in Japan, including the Pit Inn and the Nakano Sunplaza Hotel; The Montreux Jazz Festival and Montreux Jam Session, in Switzerland; In Portugal, she performed at the Capitólio, Coliseu and Tivolli theatres in Lisbon and at the Coliseu and Sal da Beira in Porto, along with the Coimbra University and the Estoril Casino; The Domenica Romana Festival in Italy and the FEM 6 in Köln, Germany; the 7th Brazil Biennale in Lyon, France, at the Ballroom show venue, and the Town Hall Theatre in New York, where she performed at the 2009 Brazilian Day NY; The Dinamo gymnasium in Moscow and 12 other venues in the old Soviet Union, totaling 26 performances across four then-republics " and current countries: Russia, Estonia, Lithuania and Ukraine, all thanks to an invitation from the USSR Ministry of Culture; two performances in Tel Aviv; she represented Brazil in a televised special on Mexico"s Televisa; numerous performances in Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Angola, Cape Verde and Mozambique!
She recorded 3 singles: Figa de Guiné (Guinea Charm, 1972), Tem Dendê (Got Palm Oil, 1973) and Os Melhores Sambas Enredo de 75 (The Best Samba-Enredos of "75, 1975); 21 LPs: A Voz do Samba (The Voice of Samba, 1975), Morte De Um Poeta (Death of a Poet, 1976), Pra Que Chorar (Why Cry", 1977), Alerta Geral (Warning Call, 1978), Gostoso Veneno (Sweet Poison, 1979), E Vamos À Luta (Off to Fight We Go, 1980), Alcione (1981), Vamos Arrepiar (Let"s Go Wild, 1982), Dez Anos Depois (Ten Years Later, 1982), Almas e Corações (Souls and Hearts, 1983), Da Cor Do Brasil (The Color of Brazil, 1984), Fogo da Vida (Flame of Life, 1985), Fruto e Raiz (Fruit and Root, 1986), Nosso Nome: Resistência (Our Name: Resistance, 1987), Ouro e Cobre (Gold and Copper, 1988), Simplesmente Marrom (Simply Brown, 1989), Emoções Reais (True Feelings, 1990), Promessa (Promise, 1991), Pulsa Coração (Beating Heart, 1992), Brasil de Oliveira da Silva do Samba (Oliveira da Silva do Samba"s Brazil, 1994) and Profissão Cantora (Profession: Singer, 1995); 20 CDs: Tempo de Guarnicê (Guarnicê Time, 1996), Valeu (Cheers, 1997), Celebração (Celebration, 1998), Claridade (Clarity, 1999), Nos Bares da Vida (Through the Bars of Life, 2000), A Paixão Tem Memória (Passion has a Memory, 2001), Ao Vivo (Live, 2002), Ao Vivo 2 (Live 2, 2003), Faz Uma Loucura Por Mim (Do Something Crazy for Me, 2004), Faz Uma Loucura Por Mim Ao Vivo (Do Something Crazy for Me Live, 2004), Uma Nova Paixão (A New Passion, 2005), Uma Nova Paixão Ao Vivo (A New Passion Live, 2006), De Tudo Que Eu Gosto (Everything I Like, 2007), Acesa (On Fire, 2009), Acesa Ao Vivo (On Fire Live, 2009), Em São Luís do Maranhão (In São Luís do Maranhão, 2010), Duas Faces Jam Session (Two Sides Jam Session, 2011), Duas Faces Ao Vivo Na Mangueira (Two Sides Live at Mangueira, 2011), Eterna Alegria (Eternal Joy, 2013), Eterna Alegria Ao Vivo (Eternal Joy Live, 2014) and Alcione Boleros (2016); 9 DVDs: Ao Vivo 2 (Live 2, 2003), Faz Uma Loucura Por Mim Ao Vivo (Do Something Crazy for Me Live, 2004), Uma Nova Paixão Ao Vivo (A New Passion Live, 2006), De Tudo Que Eu Gosto (Everything I Like, 2007), Acesa Ao Vivo Em São Luís do Maranhão (On Fire Live at São Luís do Maranhão, 2010), Duas Faces Jam Session (Two Sides Jam Session, 2011), Duas Faces Ao Vivo Na Mangueira (Two Sides Live at Mangueira, 2011), Eterna Alegria Ao Vivo (Eternal Joy Live, 2014) and Alcione Boleros (2016).
With these albums, she amassed 26 gold records, 7 platinum records (including 2 double platinum records), 3 gold DVDs and 1 platinum DVD. Her trophy room " with over 350 awards in total " includes titles and accolades very few artists were ever awarded over the course of their careers, such as: the Order of Rio Branco (the highest distinction awarded by the Brazilian government), the Pedro Ernesto and Tiradentes Medals (awarded by the Rio de Janeiro Legislative Assembly), the Juscelino Kubitschek Medal for Rio de Janeiro Personality of the Year 2016 (awarded by the Chamber of the City of Rio de Janeiro), the Timbiras Medal of Honor (the highest distinction awarded by the state of Maranhão), the Daniel de la Touche Medal (awarded by the Chamber of the City of São Luís), the Luiz Gonzaga Medal (awarded by the Chamber of the City of São Paulo); she was chosen as the Godmother of the Rio de Janeiro State Firefighters and granted the title of Ambassador of Tourism for the states of Rio de Janeiro and Maranhão. Her collection also boasts important Brazilian Popular Music awards, such as the Brazilian Music Award, which she has won in 21 of the award"s 29 editions to date. In 2003, the Brown One won a Latin Grammy Award in the Best Samba Record category and received the Best Pop Singer Award from the Brazilian Academy of Letters - ABL.
Alcione has also won extremely prestigious international awards such as: the Ivory Thinker (bestowed by the government of Angola), the Medaille d"Or (awarded by the Societé Acadêmique des Arts-Sciences-Lettres in Paris), Extraordinary Contribuition to the Brazilian Culture and Positive Image Award (awarded at the 9th Annual Brazilian International Press Awards in Florida), Black Luminary in the Arts (bestowed by the International Council of Women) and the Voice of Latin America (awarded by the UN).
Alcione, an unquestionable pioneer, founded the Mangueira junior samba school (The Mangueira of Tomorrow Cultural and Recreational Association, of which she is the Honorary President), the Mangueirarte (Art Center) and Support Center. She also co-founded, along with João Nogueira, Clara Nunes, Martinho da Vila, Dona Ivone Lara and many other samba artists, the Clube do Samba (Samba Club) in the 1980s. Her monumental contributions to the samba universe have led to her being paid homage in the themes of samba schools in Rio de Janeiro, São Luís, Juiz de Fora and Niterói, such as "Marrom da Cor do Samba" (Brown, like the color of Samba), the theme for Unidos da Ponte"s performance in 1994, when the school was still part of the Rio de Janeiro Top Tier Group.
In her countless moments of glory, the artist has lived memorable, triumphant moments, such as being chosen to host, for two years, the Alerta Geral (Warning Call) primetime show on the Globo network, directed by the late, dearly-missed Augusto César Vanucci, where she sang with every major name in Brazilian music, such as: Cartola, Baden Powell, Tom Jobim, Vinícius de Moraes, Nelson Cavaquinho, Dorival Caymmi, Ângela Maria, Cauby Peixoto, Marlene, Emilinha Borba and many others. She also had the supreme thrill of performing for a crowd of over 500,000 people in Maranhão when she was invited by the Parish of São Luís to perform songs such as "João de Deus" on Pope John Paul II"s visit to Brazil in the early 1990s.
Cherished and admired for her unimpeachable résumé, the Brown One is the picture of credibility. Maybe that explains why the singer has caught the eye of companies and brands who dream of having her endorse their products, events and accomplishments. Highly sought-after for marketing campaigns, being chosen as one of the stars of the "Nivea " Long Live Samba" tour was simply further evidence of the prestige and public affinity sparked by her name.
With a rock-solid career boasting countless hits, such as Não Deixe O Samba Morrer (Don"t Let Samba Die), Sufoco (In a Tight Spot), Gostoso Veneno (Sweet Poison), Menino Sem Juízo (Senseless Boy), Nem Morta (Over My Dead Body), Garoto Maroto (Sly Boy), Estranha Loucura (Strange Madness), Meu Vício é Você (My Addiction is You), Ou Ela Ou Eu (It"s Me or Her), Além da Cama (Beyond the Bed), A Loba (The She-Wolf), Mulher Ideal (Ideal Woman), Você Me Vira a Cabeça (You Make My Head Spin) and Meu Ébano (My Ebony), the interpreter has never shied away from a challenge. She recently performed a highly-praised show for the "Inusitado" (Outside the Box) project at the Rio de Janeiro Cidade das Artes, in which she sang exclusively French songs. Also in 2015, she performed for the first time at Rock in Rio in a tribute to the Marvelous City. Though she was at the Temple of Rock, her performance won the hearts of an audience that was there to see the stars of the musical genre " and her performance was lauded by the music press, to boot. Innovation and breaking new ground, as we have outlined, are indelible trademarks in the career of this singer who"s always ready to soar even higher.
Another lovely landmark in late 2015 was her recording of "Juízo Final" (The Final Judgment), composed by Nelson Cavaquinho and Élcio Soares, being chosen for the opening credits of the "A Regra do Jogo" (Rules of the Game) telenovela. With her voice, Alcione has been featured on more than twenty telenovela soundtracks. Another great new achievement was the release of her signature line of nail polishes in partnership with Desiré Cosmetics, in a limited edition.
2017 was another glorious year for the Brown One, who performed once again in the United States (New York, Framingham, New Jersey, Fall River and Pompano Beach) and Europe (Portugal and Switzerland), sang at Rock In Rio Festival again, this time celebrating 100 years of samba, and was one of the guest artists chosen to perform at the 300-year anniversary of the manifestation of the statue of Nossa Senhora da Aparecida (Our Lady of Aparecida). In December, she kicked off her "Eu sou a Marrom (I am the Brown One) project with a concert including special guest performances by Maria Bethânia and the Mangueira Percussion Band. The project will include a CD/DVD documentary, a musical, a biography and her tour through major Brazilian capitals in 2018, the year in which the singer was the theme of Mocidade Alegre"s samba-enredo in the São Paulo Carnival: "A Voz Marrom Que Não Deixa O Samba Morrer" (The Brown Voice Which Will Not Let Samba Die), which won the samba school the second place in the competition!
Beloved by crowds in every quarter, age bracket or social and intellectual classes, Alcione has carved her name forever in countless pages of Brazilian popular music"s historic books. Her body of work, eclectic and free of any sort of musical prejudice, connects irresistibly with the people (she takes incredible pride in being a popular singer!).
Simultaneously, the public which has witnessed this sort of cult to the great Maranhão personality has also gotten to see another side of the artist: the charitable one. Her concern for social well-being have led her to get involved in charitable campaigns, events and actions. Drawing no attention to herself, with no ulterior goal of boosting her profile, her songs or her artistic career.
For all of the reasons outlined above and so many other qualities (both musical and personal), Alcione is an iconic figure who is on another level. A courageous artist, a warrior, known for her authenticity, competence and singular track record. And, to quote one of her most famous sayings (yes, she also boasts a vast repertoire in that regard): "Alcione isn"t " and never will be " just another face in the crowd."
Director of digital strategies, Editora Globo Condé Nast
Alessandra Blanco is a journalist, director of digital strategies for Editora Globo Condé Nast and curator of the Wired Festival Brasil. She worked at Folha de S.Paulo, where she was a reporter, editor of Revista da Folha and stringer for the newspaper in New York. She also worked for Editora Abril in Capricho magazine. And for almost 20 years she has been dedicated to digital content. She helped to launch iG website in 2000, where she was assistant director of content, director of partnerships and special projects. She was also content head of CUBOCC agency, leading teams in projects for Netflix, Spotify, Unilever, Coca-Cola, Converse, Fila, Samsung, among other brands. As a hobby, she writes about gastronomy for Vogue magazine, was in the TV program "Cozinha Caseira" from Fox, and launched the book "O Melhor do Comidinhas."
Curator, producer, press agent, Alessandra Debs has worked in music sinde she was just fifteen years old, producing shows for indie bands in Rio de Janeiro. She was a partner at Debs Communication for ten years, specializing in press agency for culture. Alessandra worked on the Sunset stage at Rock In Rio 2011, handling artist relations and taking part in curating new names in Brazilian music. She is currently the curator for Manouche, a concert venue, and has been a member of the specialists panel for Petrobras" music sponsorship selection process for the 2018/2019 period.
Alessandro Maluf Works on the Telecom, Video and Cable TV industry for over 20 years. He is in charge of the Video, Content and Entertainment products of Claro Brazil for the home market, working in tandem with brands NET, Claro and NOW
Creative Economy & IT Financial Support Team, BNDES
MA in Business Management by Ibmec Business School. With a decade of experience as a finance executive in multinational companies, He has been a member of team that provides financial support to the Creative Economy and IT within the Brazilian National Economic and Social Development Bank"BNDES, since 2015.
Brazilian Chinese. Responsible for the entire expansion of Allm healthcare IT solution to outside of Japan and the introduction of concept of Acute Care Network using mobile apps. Responsible for over 200 leads in Brazil, US and Asia. In recent milestone, Allm solution was well exposed to over 2600 physicians during World Stroke Congress in Montreal " Canada. Graduated from Sao Paulo University in 1989. Biochemist & Pharmacist. Managed Madhouse Studio USA Inc. as CEO for 5 years. Fluent in English, Portuguese and Japanese.
- Career concentrated in Marketing & Sales, mostly in B2B companies (Dupont, Kerry Group, Bristol-Myers, Danisco), operating in Latin America and the USA.
- History of outperforming sales results, both as individual contributor , also through effective management of sales teams.
- Extensive business , training & exposure abroad.
- Academic history : B.S. Engineering (EEMaua/SP), Especialization in Business (CEAG-FGV/SP), Full-time MBA (Michigan/USA).
- Native in Portuguese, fluent in English and Spanish.
- Brazilian & EU Citizenships.
Admin and curator for some of the main XR creator and enthusiast communities in Facebook, including the biggest, VIRTUAL REALITY, with nearly 50 thousand members. Internationally, he has taken part in the juror panel for experiences in the first edition of the World VR Forum, in 2016 in Crans-Montana, Switzerland, as well as being the Representative of Brazil for this event"s 3rd edition. In Brazil, he coordinated some of the main events to take place in the country about VR, like BIG Festival 2017, theVarilux French Cinema Festival 2017, and Anima Mundi 2018/2019. With a professional background in language education, Alexandre Silva develops, through his company, VRXP, bespoke projects aimed at the application of the Augmented and Virtual Reality potential to education, especially by developing immersive training and experiences.
SWAN France is a renowned production company based in both Annecy and Paris. In addition to the many foreign productions it has line produced in Europe, SWAN clearly demonstrated a strong interest and special link with Brasil and enjoys working or even developing with this country and more globally with Latin American countries. (TV Globo novelas such as Cordel Encantado, Babilonia, Imperio ; Independent productions such as Linha Do Desejo for ASAS, or De Pernas Pro Ar 3 for MORENA FILMS ). Also operating as Les Films du Cygne, which won the French CESAR for best short film in 2018, it was founded by CEO Alexandre Charlet with over 20 years experience, and is dedicated to delegate productions and co-productions for Cinema and TV, fiction, animation and documentary.
A commercial agent who works at the sales department of Steno Group since the year 2000, catering to the market of TV, production companies, advertising agencies and companies which offer accessibility for the audiovisual market.
Artistic Director, Rede Nova Brasil de Rádio and Alvorada FM BH
BEGAN WORKING IN RADIO IN 1985 AT 18 YEARS OF AGE AS A PROGRAMMER FOR RADIO BANDEIRANTES FM IN SÃO PAULO.
HIS FIRST ARTISTIC DIRECTION GIG WAS IN 1987 AT THE RADIO EDUCADORA FM IN CAMPINAS, WHERE HE SMASHED REGIONAL AUDIENCE RECORDS IN WHAT IS TODAY REFERRED TO AS "POPULAR YOUTH". FROM THEN ONWARDS, HE ACTED AS ARTISTIC DIRECTOR.
IN 1989, HE TRANSFERRED TO THE TRANSAMÉRICA RADIO NETWORK (CURITIBA AND RIO DE JANEIRO), AND IN 1991 TO THE JB RADIO SYSTEM (RADIO CIDADE).
IN 1993, ALEXANDRE WAS DIRECTLY REPONSIBLE FOR THE CREATION OF THE JOVEM PAN RADIO NETWORK, WHICH TOPPED AUDIENCE POPULARITY LISTS IN SÃO PAULO IN 1994. IT WAS SÃO PAULO"S LAST LEADING POP RADIO STATION FOR A SIGNIFICANT PERIOD (SIX MONTHS).
IN THE YEAR 2000, ALEXANDRE TRANSFERRED TO THE ROCK NETWORK (RADIO CIDADE/89) AND IN 2001, HE JOINED JB FM, CREATING ANOTHER CASE IN RADIO IN RIO DE JANEIRO, MAKING JB FM BRAZIL"S MOST POPULAR CONTEMPORARY RADIO STATION, A POSITION IT HELD FOR 15 YEARS.
AT THIS TIME, HE ALSO CONSULTED FOR ALVORADA FM IN BELO HORIZONTE (WHERE HE REMAINS TO THIS DAY), SAUDADE FM IN SANTOA, AND TARDE FM IN SALVADOR, WHERE GLOBO FM LOCAL HAD PREVIOUSLY LED THE CHARTS FOR 20 YEARS.
ALVORADA FM IS ANOTHER CASE FOR RADIO IN THE STATE OF MINAS GERAIS, WHICH IS IN FOURTH PLACE FOR GENERAL AUDIENE RATINGS AND CONTINUES TO BEAT SUCCESSIVE RECORDS IN THE CONTEMPORARY SEGMENT.
IN 2015, ALEXANDRE WORKING FOR THE NOVA BRASIL FM NETWORK. DESPITE BEING BASED IN SÃO PAULO, HE HAD NOT WORKED FOR RADIO STATIONS IN THE CITY SINCE 1989.
NOVA BRASIL BECAME ONE MORE SUCCESSFUL RADIO CASE STUDY " AS A NICHE MPB STATION (BRAZILIAN POPULAR MUSIC), IT CURRENTLY RANKS SEVENTH IN THE GENERAL RADIO AUDIENCE NUMBERS IN BRAZIL, WITH POPULARITY AHEAD OF STATIONS SUCH AS 89, JOVEN PAN, MIX, AMONG OTHERS.
I PARTICULARLY LIKE A PHRASE BY WALT DISNEY, "I LIKE THE IMPOSSIBLE, BECAUSE THERE"S LESS COMPETITION" " AS I"VE ALWAYS WORKED WITH NICHE RADIO STATIONS (MORE DIFFICULT TO ACHIEVE RESULTS) AND YET I"VE ALWAYS REACHED SET GOALS AND BEAT AUDIENCE RATINGS IN THESE SEGMENTS.
Alexandre started developing games in December of 2009 after switching over from information technology. He's worked on several titles for Steam and mobile stores in addition to hundreds of advergames and apps. Having co-founded two game companies, he always loves developing something new. He currently spends his time learning as much as he can about game development while helping fellow creators in Latin America make amazing games and animations with Unity.
An advertising professional by profession and a journalist by trade, I've been telling stories for 15 years and creating audio and video content. Producer and editor of Trip FM. Contributor of Trip TV. (Talkshow and Trip magazine's Youtube channel).
Alexandre Roldão is a journalist and a researcher. He is currently one of the hosts of the "Hub Globonews" TV show, with a focus on the links between innovation, trends and new technologies.
He is part of the International Globonews team, which discusses current global affairs. He is a teacher at the "Consumer"s Digital Behavior" course at the MBA program of the Getúlio Vargas Foundation in Rio de Janeiro " FGV-RJ. Roldão is also the coordinator of the Labmidia studies center where he researches the impact technology has on communication and society.
Alexandre Rossi has been one of the people in charge of stage programming for Circo Voador (www.circovoador.com.br) since 1989. In that position, he has staged more than seven hundred concerts, of local and international acts. He brought then rookie bands to Rio, such as Skank, Planet Hemp, Raimundos, Nação Zumbi, and O Rappa in the 1990s, and more recently, acts such as Céu, Liniker, Tulipa Ruiz, Emicida, and Criolo. In recent years, he has intensified the international offerings, bringing in names like Primal Scream, Franz Ferdinand, Belle and Sebastian, LCD Soundsystem, The National, Foster the People, Tame Impala, Tony Allen, De La Soul, NOFX, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Hot Chip, and Stone Temple Pilots, among others.
Director of Shows, Festivals and Brand Relations, Som Livre
Alexandre Wesley is the Director for Shows, Festivals and Brand Relations at Som Livre. He has also worked for other recording companies, like Universal and Warner Music and, for nearly two decades, has made his way around them, working in Marketing, A&R, New Businesses. For the last seven years, he has worked as director in shows at T4F.
Youssef holds a master"s degree in Politics Philosophy and is a lawyer. He hosted Globonews" channel shows Navegador and Mundo Criativo (Navigator and Creative World); he was a commentator at TV Globo"s Esquenta (Warm Up) and at CBN Radio. He founded and managed the Carnival Parade Group "Bloco Acadêmicos do Baixo Augusta", the social-cultural project "Casa do Baixo Augusta", the studios "Studio SP", "Studio RJ", the "Rivalzinho" bar and the multicultural website "Overmundo" " for which he was given the Golden Nica Digital Art International Award. Youssef was also Youth Coordinatior for São Paulo"s Prefecture between 2001 and 2004 and special advisor to the Minister of Justice between 1999 and 2000. He is currently the Culture Secretary for the City of São Paulo. He wrote the book Novo Poder - Democracia e Tecnologia (New Power " Democracy and Technology, published by Grupo Editorial Letramento, 2018).
Alexandre Zaghi Lemos is the editor-in-chief at the prestigious advertising market news digest Meio & Mensagem, having joined the editorial staff in 2007. He is also a radio columnist for the CBN network, where he hosts the Minuto Meio & Mensagem news bulletin. Prior to that, Alexandre had been a member of the news teams at About magazine and Jovem Pan and Ômega FM radio stations, as well as a columnist for BandNewsFM radio and CartaCapital magazine.
Executive Director for Creativity and Planning | In Press Porter Novelli
Alfredo Reikdal has more than twenty years" experience in the fields of Marketing, Advertising, Integrated Communication and Digital Communication.
With a bachelor"s degree in Marketing and Advertising and an MBA in Business Management, Reikdal was named the 2007 Digital Marketing Professional of the Year by Meio & Mensagem (Medium & Message). Holding management positions for over ten years, Reikdal was the multimedia director at Artplan, general director for Razorfish and Digitas in Brazil and head of planning at OgilvyOne. He was also an integrated communication supervisor at Coca-Cola and marketing supervisor at Globo.com, in charge of launching the Big Brother Tv show in Brazil. The executive came from Critical Mass, a digital experience agency which, along with In Press Porter Novelli, is a part of the In Press Group.
Reikdal currently oversees a team of over 50 professionals, including creative directors, art directors, illustrators, copywriters, media managers and planners, conducting work which is integrated with the agency"s customer service and business intelligence hubs.
He is an entrepreneur hustler and speaker with experience in entrepreneurship and sales for over 12 years, Soares has two large bootstraps cases in the Brazilian startups scenario. It is currently SMB Global Head at VTEX, the largest e-commerce platform in Latin America and is in front of the Loja Integrad, Brazil's most popular platform, with more than 600 thousand virtual stores created.
Gomes had her debut in 2018 as screenwriter and director of feature documentary
A última abolição (The Last Abolition). She wrote and directed the children"s short movie Lápis de cor (Colored Pencil) (2011), winner of over 25 Brazilian and international awards, selected for over 70 festivals in Brazil and worldwide. As a screenwriter, she was part of the team which wrote four youth series; two seasons for Valentins, by Cláudia Abreu and Flávia Lins for Gloob channel; the seventh, eight, ninth and twelfth seasons of kids series DPA " Detetives do Prédio Azul (The Blue Building Detectives), also by Flávia Lins for Gloob channel. Ernesto, o exterminador de seres monstruosos (e outras porcarias), (Ernest, terminator of monstrous being (and other stuff)), produced by 3 Tabela Filmes for TV Brasil channel; and Frequência Positiva, (Positive Frequency), another production by 3 Tabela Filmes, currently in post-production. Highlights include the Tiradentes Film Festival, the Guadalajara International Film Festival and the
Chicago Children Film Festival.
Alice Riff is a director, screenwriter and producer. Her films have themes connected to youth and human rights. She directed feature films "Eleições" (Elections " 2018), "Platamama" (2018), "Meu corpo é político" (My body is political, 2017). She is the executive producer and co-producer of the feature film "Histórias que nosso cinema não contava" (Stories our Cinema Did (Not) Tell, by Fernanda Pessoa, 2017).
PR specialist, advertising professional and producer. She has ample experience in the editorial market and in animated series for TV. Aline has worked as production designer in Carrapatos e Catapultas (TV Brasil/TVCultura/Zoom Elefante), Bubu e as Corujinhas (Up Licensing), as liaison in Fishtronaus (TV PinGuim), My Big, Big Friend (2DLab/Breakthrough) and Terra Prometida (Conspiração Filmes). She is the Executive Producer in the animated series Boris e Rufus (Belli Studio) playing on Disney XD LatinAmerica and TV Cultura, and Tuca, O Mestre Cuca (in production).
Aline Brufato has been an entrepreneur in the culture segment since 2003, when she started to work as theater and music producer. Holding a Masters Innovation Management at the Production Engineering Program from Coppe/UFRJ, she had worked as consultant to small businesses in the technology sector, business incubators, and investment funds. Aline fully moved on to the culture sector in 2004, when she reopened the concert venue Semente, and, in the fifteen years since then, she has been the curator for Semente, producing music shows full-time. A year and a half ago, she enlarged the space, helping to strengthen the brand Semente and bringing recognition to it as a reference in music, both in Brazil and abroad. In 2017, she completed the DVD Geração Semente for Canal Brazil. In 2018, she put on the finishing touches to complete Semente da Música Brasileira, a documentary for Canal Brazil, while closing down the activities at Semente Bar and transforming Semente into a music agency, closing a deal with Blue Note Rio for musical curation of the Semente brand. She is currently a startup consultant, and is working towards her doctorate at Coppe/UFRJ in entrepreneurship in the arts.
Lata holds a degree in photography from the National Service for Commercial Education (Senac ? São Paulo); she took specific courses for screenwriting and cinematography. She currently works as a director at the Landia production company and at Volt independent productions. Her films have been screened at independent film festivals such as the Oslo Trend Film Festival, where she won in the Best Beauty Film Category with her film ?Masqué?; her film ?Anthropocene? was part of the official selection at the Fashion Film Festival Milano and her short film "Obsession" was highlighted at the Du Film Sur Le Handicap International Film Festival at Cannes. In 2018 Lata won 9 Lions at Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. That same year, she ranked among the top-ten awarded directors at El Ojo de Iberoamerica Festival. Her first documentary feature film ?Rastro de Lama? (Mud Track) which she co-directed with Helena Wolfenson, is now in post-production.
Aline Midlej is the anchor at Edição das 10h, on Globo News. This newscast occupies a three-hour slice of the daily programming, announcing the top national and international news. In her 14 years in the profession, Aline has been through the main television newsrooms in the country, as reporter and anchor. Out of the studio, she has covered major events such as the earthquake in Haiti and the Congolese civil war, often in contexts where women journalists are"still"a minority. Among her most prestigious awards, she earned a Vladimir Herzog award for Human Rights and the coveted Prêmio Esso.
13 years of experience in Market Research, overseeing large clients in on-going Trackings, Branding and Communication studies, from planning to final deliverables, presentations, and client training.
Also worked with other methodologies as Customer Satisfaction, Product Evaluation, U&A, Social Media, Digital and other Ad-Hocs projects.
Covering a broad variety of segments as Beauty, Financial Services, Automotive, Telecom and FMCG.
Prior to working at Nielsen, Aline worked for Kantar Millward Brown, Ipsos and Kantar TNS.
Academic credentials: Bachelor degree in Publicity, from Fundação Cásper Líbero and MBA degree in Marketing from PUC-SP.
Content Producer, Libero Digital Marketing Course Coordinator at IED and owner of the blog, Starving
Graduated in Graphic and Product Design, worked in Graphic Studio Marcia Cabral, reference when the subject is visual identity for fashion brands. She studied Advertising, Promotion and Fashion Styling Event Planning and Social Media at the Fashion Institute of Technology in NY, where she also did a postgraduate degree in Fashion Marketing at the Parsons School of Design. There, he did internships at Diane Von Furstenberg and Gucci and taught Introduction to Fashion New Media at the Pratt Institute. She works with content production for fashion social media for brands like: Fashion Space, Checklist, Aquamar NY, H.Stern, The Private Apple NY and Dona Coisa. He also runs Starving blog, one of the most influential in Rio de Janeiro, which has worked with brands such as: Coca-Cola, NYX Cosmetics, L'Oréal, Maybelline, Free Market, Apothecary, Revlon, Dafiti, Amaro, Sephora, Walmart, among others.
Born in Recife, Amaro Freitas is 27 years old, has two albums released and was the winner of the MIMO Instrumental Award in 2016. A pianist, arranger and composer, he has performed at the Buenos Aires Jazz Festival and at the Connexions Festival (Barcelona) and at the following traditional clubs: Ronnie Scott's (London), Duc de Lombards (Paris), Unterfahrt (Munich). He has also played in major festivals, cultural centers and clubs in Brazil.
On set, she gives the highest importance to the actor"s emotion. Amora is a staunch defender of naturalistic acting, and prefers to shoo full sequences with no cuts. For her, the actor is the rightful owner of a scene.
Amora began working as a general-director in telenovelas in 2009, with Cama de Gato. After that, she helmed Cordel Encantado, in 2011, followed by Avenida Brasil, in 2012 and Joia Rara, in 2013/2014, the latter winning as Best Telenovela in the 42nd International Emmy, in 2014. In the meantime, she has also been in charge of two series, As Cariocas, in 2010, and Eu Que Amo Tanto, in 2014. Her work at Globo Television started in 1995, as director"s assistant in Malhação. Then came a series of similar jobs in: Salsa e Merengue, in 1996, Anjo Mau in 1997/1998, Dona Flor e Seus Dois Maridos, in 1998, Labirinto, in 1998, and Andando nas Nuvens, in 1999. From there, she rose to the position of director in O Cravo e a Rosa, in 2000, which she followed with Um Anjo Caiu do Céu, in 2001, Desejos de Mulher, in 2002, Agora É Que São Elas, in 2003, Celebridade, in 2003, Mad Maria, in 2005, JK, in 2006, Paraíso Tropical, in 2007, and Três Irmãs, in 2008. Currently, Amora Mautner is Artistic Director, in charge of the series Assédio, still without a definitive premiere date.
Sétima Cinema is a company specializing in cinema festivals, international projects and immersive experience that combine audiovisual, interactivity and other art forms. Ana Arruda had the idea to create Curta Brasília"Festival Internacional de Curta-metragem"a short films festival in its 8th edition in 2019", and InterAnima"Festival Internacional de Animação e Interatividade"an interaction and animation festival"and is now the director for both.
Founding partner in Hybrid Colab, a consultancy"specializing on innovation in behavior studies and strategy, focusing on business transformation"that develops projects in the communication, sustainability and people areas for Natura, Vivo, Fiat and Jeep. Currently earning her Masters in Creative Leadership at the Berlin School. A Singularity alum, she has been VP for Strategy at Leo Burnett, Isobar, Africa, and Pereira O"Dell in Brazil.
Among the many projects in which she worked, are particularly noteworthy: the establishment of the aesthetic principles behind Natura"s brand repositioning""What can a beauty brand do for the World"", the territorial expansion for the Jeep brand, the creation of a purpose narrative for the Vivo brand in Brazil, the bringing together of the brand promise and the institutional projects undertaken by Itaú through the case "#IssoMudaoMundo", and the strategy to bring teenagers in Latin America back towards Coca-Cola, with the case "A True Friend". In the public opinion realm, Ana worked in projects aiming at changing the social behavior and in three Brazilian presidential elections. An activist against moral and sexual harassment in the workplace, she was, in 2017, one of the co-leaders in a study titled Hostilidade, Silêncio e Omissão (Hostility, Silence and Omission) denouncing the dismal situation in advertising agencies and a scathing portrayal of harassment in ad agencies in São Paulo.
Ana Cortat"s professional career includes works recognized by the Effie Awards and Jay Chiat, and nominations for the Caboré and the Destaque Profissional ABP awards. In 2014, Woman to Watch paid her homage as a shining example of a woman in the field of innovation and a leader in Brazilian Marketing and Advertising.
Has worked for thirteen years at Crama Design Estratégico, where she was an associate and Creation and Strategy Director. There, she created work methodologies, ran multidisciplinary teams and developed various projects, from Branding to Retail design. In 2016, she joins Macaco Ciano Design. In 2018, she opens her own business, Transversa, a brand strategy, design and education studio. Ana holds a BA from Faculdade da Cidade, with an MBA from PUC-Rio"s Business School. Ana coordinates the Masters in Branding program at Instituto Europeo di Design"IED, as well as teaching regular classes at the IED and at Perestroika, She holds workshops through Rio Criativo, gives mentorship in Branding to startups and lectures and training activities for businesses.
Ana Hissa has 16 years of experience in covering national and international sporting events. Started in Lance's Diary! as a reporter for the newspaper and A + magazine, and the following year began the journey on TV Globo. She acted as producer, reporter, presenter, coordinator and editor in the Impact Zone program until 2008, when she created the program "Sensei SporTV", a pioneer in talking about MMA in Brazil. She created the first exclusive radio show about fights - the "Mundo da Luta," which aired on Radio Beat 98. In 2014, she was invited to be a correspondent for Globo Network in Las Vegas, where she lived for two years with the participation of major boxing and MMA events, and specializing even more in contact sports coverage, thanks to the prominence he obtained during this period, helped to further popularize MMA on Brazilian TV. take on the presentation of "Giro Combate", which is also the director of content.
A professional with a career spanning more than twenty years, she has ample multidisciplinary experience in the advertising market. In the last five years, she has directed her efforts towards digital experience, doing business in the sector. Since 2016, Ana Leão is the head of the Dentsu Aegis Network Hub for General Motors and, more recently, she took the command of the Isobar agency, in São Paulo. She has MBAs from Dom Cabral and University of British Columbia.
Journalist with a degree and specialization in Communication from PUC RJ, Ana Lucia has been working in Radio and TV for three decades. She has worked as reporter in Am and FM radio stations, in TV programming ads production, in the creation of movie trailers. She has also been part of implementing the international channels of the Globo Networks in Portugal and Africa, of Roberto Marinho Foundation?s Canal Futura, as well as of University Channels. Ana Lucia has taken part in the conceptualization and development of the programming grid of Globosat?s Canal Viva. She has been working for two decades as a programming executive, focusing in management and strategy for channel programming grids. In the last five years, she is in charge of the Regional Programming Department at Globo Networks, comprised of 118 affiliates and six international channels.
Ana Luiza Colagrossi holds a bachelor's degree in Education from PUC-RJ, a Master's Degree in Applied Psychology from New York University (NYU), a postgraduate degree in Neuropsychology and is persuing a PhD in D'OR Institute of research and teaching. Ana is a specialist in learning, social-emotional education and early childhood. She is the education specialist for the "SEL Kernels for Brazil ECE "(Harvard University and USP with funding from Lemann Brazil Research Fund). She is a member of the Brazilian Research Team of Ilab-NCPI. Ana is also a specialist of applied knowledge in education for the APPI (Advanced Program in Implementation of Public Policies) project in partnership with the Maria Cecilia Souto Vidigal Foundation, Lemann Foundation, Teachers College of Columbia Universtiy and FGV-CEIPE. She is a professor of Socioemotional Education and Pos Graduation in psychopedagogy at the Sedes Sapientiae Institute. Early in her professional career, Ana conducted content research for Sesame Workshop -NY.
Motta holds a bachelor"s degree in Business Administration from the Getúlio Vargas Foundation School of Management and an MBA in Business Management, Marketing and Competitive Strategy. She held the post of CEO of the Herbert Richers dubbing studio, and is a member of the program for acceleration and growth of women entrepreneurs from Itaú Bank and Winning Woman. Motta has over 20 years" experience in entertainment, focusing on dubbing and accessibility for both Brazilian and international clients.
Ana Paula Bialer is a lawyer known for her experience with the Technology, Internet, Telecommunications and Audiovisual sectors as a legal, regulation and public policy consultant for those sectors.
She holds a Law degree from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo and a master?s degree, also in Law, from the Queen Mary & Westfield College of the London University; Bialer wrote the book ?Regulation of Audiovisual Media in Convergent Environment: The Case of Audiovisual Content via the Internet?. She has published several articles on regulations for the audiovisual and telecommunication sectors.
Bialer is the former CEO and current Director of the Brazilian Association of Information Technology and Communications Rights ? ABDTIC; she is also a member of ABDTIC?s Advisory Board.
Ana Rieper is a documentary filmmaker and geographer and has dedicated herself to films about popular culture, music and the environment since 1998, when she released "Saara", her first short film. The film was followed by other short films, such as "Veluda" and "Mataram meu Gato ". She directed the feature films "Na Veia do Rio", "Vou Raifar meu Coração", "5x Chico - o Velho e sua Gente" and "Clementina", about the singer Clementina de Jesus. She currently works as director and screenwriter for the series "Naturaleza Feminina" and is preparing a feature film about Clube da Esquina and another, based on the book "Casa Grande e Senzala" (The Masters and the Slaves) .
Anderson Mahanski is one of the creators of Any Malu and of Youtube Channel "O Surreal Mundo de Any Malu" (Any Malu"s Surreal World), with over 2 million subscribers. He is a founding partner of Combo Estúdio. He took part in the following animated series: Super Drags, Turma da Mônica, Meu Amigãozão, Historietas Assombradas, Sítio do Pica Pau Amarelo, among others.
Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, André is one of the main partners at 2DLab - a full production 2D studio and of the Delta Group - A 77 year old book publishing company.
He is currently producing 2 series: Jobi"s Room" (52x1) and "My Big-Big Friend" (52x11), an animated series created by 2Dlabs that will be delivered in spring 2010 to Treehouse, Discovery Kids LA and TV Brasil. This series is a co-production with Breakthrough Entertainment as a Canadian co-producer.
As a publisher André published Brazil"s largest electronic Encyclopedia with over 80,000 entries and over a million units sold and was the creator of Mondo"s World an encyclopedia for modern children. This subscription based website with a child safe proprietary engine is seen in Brazil by over 600,000 children in schools and homes.
André brings a unique vision to the group - for over 10 years now he has been seeing movies, TV and any other intellectual content as media and has a strong belief that content becomes stronger when it is in multiple media and repositioning his company"s values according to this new vision.
With over 25 years" experience, Liess holds a bachelor"s degree in computer science from Rio Grande do Sul Pontifical Catholic University " PUC/RS, with a Master"s in Management from the Superior School of Advertising and Marketing " ESPM, MBA from the University of São Paulo " USP and graduate courses from the Getúlio Vargas Foundation " FGV and INSEAD. He has worked on the fields of Strategic and Market Planning as well as Business Development for companies such as Gerdau, IBM, VR, CIELO and Votorantim Bank. He is currently responsible for Planning at ROADCARD, a company focused on different payment methods for logistics.
Andre Martins the cofounder of Superjbos Ventures and has worked as a startup company investor since 2008. Martins holds a degree in Business Management from the Álvares Penteado Foundation " FAAP, with specialization courses at INSEAD, France, and Dom Cabral Foundation, Minas Gerais. He was the president of VB Services, a company from North-American group FleetCor, from April 2000 to May 2018, when he decided to dedicate himself fully to Superjobs.
Director and Researcher, Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro"UNIRIO
A researcher and Director focusing in interactive and immersive documentaries, André Paz is a professor of the Rio de Janeiro Federal State University"UNIRIO, and of the Professional Masters in Creation and Production of Digital Content, at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro"UFRJ. He also coordinates Bug404, curates the Bug404 Exhibition, and has organized the book Bug: narrativas interativas e imersivas (2019).
Partner of Canal Brasil Group. Marketing and Project Development Manager at Canal Brasil. Executive Producer of LOKI - Arnaldo Baptista; Commercial Supervisor of the features Bossa Nova, Uma Aventura de Zico, Bela Donna, O Que É Isso Companheiro". International Sales Manager of the feature O Quatrilho. Producer of the short 35mm Os Filhos de Nelson and A Incrível História da Mulher Que Mudou de Cor. Producer of the 35mm medium lenght film 45% - Urban Cinema (45% - Cinema Urbano).
André Vellozo is the driving force behind DrumWave"s mission to unleash the value of data for intelligence and monetization. Over the past five years as CEO of DrumWave, he has built high-performance teams focused on building the new data economy and was awarded several patents as a technology entrepreneur.
André earned his bachelor of arts degree in communications from Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado, SP, São Paulo.
André Vinicius is the Executive Director for Advertising at UOL AD_LAB, the media, content and technology digital marketing solutions unit of Brazilian Internet company UOL. He is widely recognized as one of the most experienced professionals in the Brazilian digital market, and has spent a decade working in Editora Abril?s many units before moving on to UOL, where he has spearheaded the creation of new business platforms for advertising and sales for major projects. André Vinícius has a degree in Advertising by FAAP and specialization in Business Management by Insper. He is also a member of the advertising industry?s self-regulating ethics committee?CONAR, of the board of directors at IAB Brazil, and of the digital technical committee at the Brazilian Executive Council for advertising Standards?CENP.
Andrea Barata Ribeiro, elected by Variety magazine as one of the 5 women with more impact in the entertainment industry of the world, she is a partner of O2 Filmes, besides Fernando Meirelles and Paulo Morelli.
Andrea produced the following feature films: the Oscar nominated "City of God", "Against Them All", "Not by Chance", "City of Men", "Blindness", "À Deriva" by Heitor Dhalia, "Xingu", "A Busca", "Zoom", "Trash", "Mulheres Alteradas", "Malasartes " E O Duelo com a Morte", and the documentaries "Exodus" and "Waste Land".
For TV she produced the series "City of Men" for four years, "Antônia" , "Sound and Fury", the adaptation of the Canadian´s series "Slings and Arrows" , "Felizes para Sempre"" and "Os Experientes" for Globo Tv. For HBO Latin America she produced "Sons of Carnival" (nominated to Emmy International), "Destino: São Paulo", "Destino: Rio de Janeiro" , "A Vaga" and "PSI". For GNT she produced "Beleza S.A." and "Lili A Ex" and for FOX she produced "Contos de Edgar".
Her most recent productions are the series "Rua Augusta", Assédio" and "Amigo de Aluguel", beyond that "Marighella", the feature film will premier in the Berlin International Film Festival.
Andrea has just concluded filming 'Pico da Neblina', a serie for HBO Latin America.
Post-graduate in Executive Production and Television Management, she joined the team of important producers as executive producer like Latina Studio, Moonshot and RT Features. Recently became head of entertainment at Spray Movies.
The resumé of actress Andréia Horta causes quite an impression for the quality of the work she has done. She has been in several hits, including telenovelas, series and films. Her most resent role on television was as Lucinda, in last year"s telenovela Tempo de Amar. In cinema, one of the highlights of her career is the title role in Elis: Viver é Melhor do que Sonhar, a film released in 2016, and for her starring role, Andréia earned the Best Actress award in four festivals in Brazil. The film was re-edited into a 4-episode miniseries, broadcast by Globo TV in January of 2019. In comedy, Andréia has played roles in the two outings of the Muita Calma Nessa Hora franchise, released in 2010 and 2014 respectively. In addition to that, she played the protagonist in Liberdade, Liberdade, a telenovela from 2016, and had a role in Império, as the daughter of the main character, played by Alexandre Nero. In 2018, she took a chance as a TV show host and presented País do Cinema, for Canal Brasil. Andréia rose to her current standing in the artistic sector by appearing in series such as JK, where she played the eponymous former president"s daughter Márcia, and Alice, an HBO series where she played the title character. She returned to Brazilian movie screens in March of 2019, playing a role in Albatroz, and will be back in Canal Brasil hosting the newest season of O País do Cinema.
Founding partner, graduated in Fine Arts, he has worked with animation for over 25 years in the production of advertising pieces, international series, feature films and short films. Creator and director of the series "Meu AmigãoZão" (My Big, Big Friend) (Discovery Kids, TV Brasil), "Quarto do Jobi" (TV Ratimbum) and "Corta!" (Studio Universal). He is also the creative director of the series "Conta Comigo" (in finalization) and directed the animations of the DVD "Toquinho no Mundo da Criança". His body of work has earned him national and international awards in events such as Anima Mundi, Chicago Festival, Divercine, and Preux Janeusse Iberoamericano. Between 2005 and 2006, he presided over the ABCA (Brazilian Association of Animation Cinema). Andrés heads the 2DLAB Creative Nucleus and is a consultant for animation projects. He was a reviewer for contests for development projects for CORFO (Chile) and PROIMAGENES (Colombia), where he also served as an advisor for selected projects. Also, in 2017, he worked as a script consultant for children's feature films for the Novas Histórias Laboratory, and the following year, directed the exhibition "Brasil Quadro a Quadro - 100 Years of Brazilian Animation", in Annecy, France.
Andrew currently serves as the Outreach Manager for Full Sail University, one of the top entertainment, media, arts, and technology schools in the United States. He specializes in creating memorable brand experiences for customers, employees, and students by drawing upon his 17 years of experience in both the hospitality and higher education fields.
These experiences include developing and facilitating curriculum for over 350+ corporate trainings ranging from technology adaptation to effective conversational techniques. In recent years, Andrew has been helping to inspire the next generation of content creators through a series of immersive iPad driven workshops and events centered around Esports, Filmmaking, 3-D Animation, Game Design, Music Production, and Entertainment Business.
Andrew Nissen serves as Director, Scripted Development for Entertainment One Television. In this role, Andrew contributes to all aspects of the company"s US and International scripted development and production efforts. He is responsible for discovering, reviewing, and acquiring all forms of IP with an eye towards TV adaptation, as well as working with writers and producers on projects intended for and set up at both US and international outlets. Prior to joining Entertainment One in 2016, he worked in the television department of Scott Rudin Productions. Andrew is a graduate of Northwestern University, where he earned a degree in Radio/Television/Film.
President, Dabet Music and Founder, Pearl Note Music Services LLC
Angela Rose White, an attorney from Los Angeles, California, was the C.O.O. of David Rose Publishing Co. (DRP), until its sale to Primary Wave Music in May 2018. DRP was a small, independent, music publishing company created by her late father, composer and conductor David Rose, with a catalog of over 800 titles including evergreens Holiday for Strings and The Stripper, and TV show themes and cues for shows such as Little House on the Prairie, Bonanza (not the main title written by Livingston and Evans), The Red Skelton Show, Highway to Heaven, and High Chaparral.
In 2009, White founded DaBet Music Services and the publishing companies, Taste This Music (ASCAP), Vintage Gold (BMI), and Mel"s Taste (SESAC). DaBet provides organization, research and consulting services to songwriters, artists and performers and their estates. Recently, DaBet"s services have extended into the area of chain of title research, catalog management and royalty collection, registration and payment directions for heirs and estate beneficiaries, and artists, songwriters and performers, as well.
White"s newest venture, Pearl Note Music Services L.L.C., created in February 2019, will focus on research and education in connection with the maintenance and monetization of income streams for legacy songwriters and their estates.
Born in Rio de Janeiro, Aniela Jordan is one of the most well-known producers of the current showbiz. She began her career in the Municipal Theater working with set lighting, then taking on the jobs of stage coordinator, tech and operational director, until she reached the position of production director. She"s currently a partner-director at Aventura Entretenimento (Adventure Entertainment) and has become one of the most respected executive producers in Brazilian theater. She specializes in musicals and has produced of 30 shows such as
A Ópera do Malandro (Malandro), A Noviça Rebelde (The Sound of Music), Um Violinista no Telhado (Fiddler on the Roof), Hair, Gipsy, O Despertar da Primavera (Spring Awakening), Elis a musical (Elis, the Musical Woman), Chacrinha o musical (Chacrinha, the Musical), Garota de Ipanema (Girl from Ipanema), Sambra, Bem Sertanejo, VAMP, Romeu & Julieta (Romeo and Juliet), Meu Destino é ser star (Destined to be a Star), among many others.
No stranger to challenges, in 2012 Jordan opened and became head of management of Imperator " a 4-story Cultural Center that belongs to the City Hall. In 2016 she opened the Riachuelo Theater (former Cine Palácio), an important 1000-seat venue in Rio de Janeiro.
Digital Managing Editor, Cinema, Series and Fiction, ARTE
I am working for ARTE a French-German TV channel. Since 2016 I am responsible for the web edition of all fictional content, including series. On our website we are building a universe for a user who wants to dive into a world full of fictional films and series, while being sure that the offer always contains a high quality and cultural diversity.
Anna Butler worked at MTV Brazil for 18 years, where she was in charge of negotiations for all of the "unplugged" and live concerts, as well as the VMBs. In 2008, she left MTV to start her own business, Conteúdo Musical, producing such shows as Minha Trilha Sonora, for BIS, Breakout Brasil and studio 360 for the Sony Channel. Conteúdo Musical creates custom shows for special clients and does marketing for brands that believe in themselves, producing pretty much anything relating to music and that lines up with the company"s strengths. On the meanwhile, Anna has also worked with Viacom and VEVO, between 2015 and 2016.
Anna Carolina Lobo is the manager of WWF-Brazil"s Atlantic Forest and Marine Program. She has a decade of experience in environmental conservation, in both the public and private sectors. At WWF-Brasil, Anna works with best practices in production and conservation, combining the sustainable use of natural resources with biodiversity conservancy strategies, fostering sustainable development in land, coastal and marine environments.
Antonio has spent over 15 years working with cities across the globe to improve how people get around. Specialized in mobility solutions, with focus on public transport, as well as shared and alternative mobility. He has worked in both public and private companies, at different roles and functions ranging from project conception to execution, including product management and international business development, with proven results setting up new business activities, deploying complex and disruptive solutions, and bringing them to new geographies.
Antonio Pedro Tabet is a founding member of Porta dos Fundos (the most influential channel in the world, according to Zefr"s ranking) and creator of Kibe Loco, Brazil"s most popular blog. For that site, Tabet has earned a VMB award from MTV Brazil, as well as the Deutsche Welle award for best Portuguese language blog in the world. In advertising, he has been awarded with Prêmio Colunistas, Brazil"s highest honor in advertising. On TV, he has worked at GNT, Multishow and Rede Globo. There, he was writer and artistic consultant for Caldeirão do Huck and the network"s comedy workshop. As an actor, he performed in TV series such as Se Eu Fosse Você, Refém, Viral, Adorável Psicose, O Grande Gonzalez and Borges. In cinema, he acted in movies such as Superpai, Operações Especiais, Contrato Vitalício, Tamo Junto and Divã a 2, and lent his voice to the Brazilian dubbed version of Finding Dory. Tebet has also hosted a talk show at TBS Brazil and, in 2018, in a partnership with journalist Mara Luquet, he created MyNews, a news channel. Antonio Tebet is ranked among the one hundred most influential Brazilians by IstoÉ magazine, and is one of the top 15 internet influencers in Brazil, as ranked by GQ magazine.
- Kibe Loco
- TV (quote live events)
- Porta dos Fundos / Spoleto, Na Lata, Ferrari. (We"re gonna need those videos up there)
- MyNews (future) / quality
- Curatorship / fireplace / social media agenda
- Origin of Porta dos Fundos (Kids in the Hall and Monty Python)
Ariel Grunkraut is the Marketing and Sales Director for Burger King in Brazil since 2011, when the joint venture was established in the country. He is one of the most respected marketing professionals in Brazil, being one of the people responsible for the success and growth the Burger King brand enjoyed in these last eight years"there are more then 750 stores already in Brazil, and their number keeps on increasing.
His department was recognized by Burger King Corporation as the best Marketing operation in Latin America for 2012, 2013 and 2014, and MARKETER OF THE YEAR for 2015, 2016 and 2018. Ariel was also in charge of bringing the Popeyes brand, a fried chicken specialist, to Brazil. In 2018, he was chosen among the best marketing professionals, according to the Meio&Mensagem poll.
Prior to that, he worked at Ambev, where he began his career as a trainee, and where he remained for the next eleven years. He has worked in several departments, such as Sales, Trade Marketing, and Marketing, in charge of all Ambev"s Premium beer brands in Brazil.
Ariel holds a degree in Business Management from FAAP, did his postgraduate studies with specialization in Management at FGV-SP, and holds an MBA from Business School São Paulo"BSP.
After his law studies in Germany, Italy and the U.S. Arne Lohmann joined ZDF
Enterprises, the commercial arm of German pubcaster ZDF, in 1997.
As Vice President ZDFE.junior he is involved in strategy of acquisitions & coproduction, securing the output deals with major partners, assessing and acquiring programs to build children"s catalogue and creating the marketing for the division.
He is heading ZDFE.junior"s creative board which decides the creative direction of the company and the projects ZDF Enterprises co-produces and exploits across all platforms.
Founder, Creative Director & Narrative Designer, Fable Ware Design
Arthur Protasio is a screenwriter and narrative designer. Founder and CSO from Fableware, the famous independent production company specialized in developing transmedia content. His portfolio includes several types of storytelling styles; among his works, are TV Globo shows Geração Brasil (Generation Brazil, International Digital Emmy Award-nominee) and Lazinho com Você (Lazinho with You); Virtual Reality Experiences Angest and O Rastro VR (The VR Track); games Saint Seya: Cosmo Cards and Sword Legacy: Omen " a finalist at the BIG, Indie and Quo Vadis festivals; winner of Best Narrative at SB Games Awards and Best Game at Lisboa Games Week.
Kjá uses the signs of contemporary urban culture as a propeller of concepts, ideas and images. He works in creative fronts that include the Collective Fuso, Creative Process and Thinking classes in IED, lectures on Creativity, Graphic Design and Visual Art in his studio, the HC1506. In order to stimulate strategic thinking, he develops Business Design projects, along with Binky, as well as clients such as Parque Lage and the corporate market.
Artur Tilieri is the Regional Director for Digital Media at Turner, working directly with Cartoon Network and Boomerang. Headquartered in São Paulo, he is responsible for the Latin America region and commands teams located in various countries throughout the region, in addition to being in charge of digital strategy, products and content for social media and proprietary platforms such as games, apps and other. With more than thirteen years of experience in the entertainment market, Artur holds a degree in Design and, in the past, has worked in branding and design projects for major brands such as Nestlé, Unilever and the Pão de Açúcar Group.
Carioca, 67, Artur Xexéo is a journalist, playwright, screenwriter and writer. He maintains a weekly column in the newspaper O Globo and is a commentator of GloboNews and CBN. Author of the musicals "Cartola, o mundo é um moinho" and "Bibi, uma vida em musical", among others. He was one of the writers of the TV series "Pé na cova" and "Sexo e as negas" and is the author of the books "Janete Clair _ A usineira dos sonhos" and "Hebe " a biografia".
Fagundes, CEO and co-founder of Portotech " the Science and Technology Institute " has been at the helm of the company for 10 years. He has 24 years" experience in developing systems, product management new business development and innovation management. He is also an investor and co-founder of two startup companies: Clobb and Vizzto. He has developed new business through C.E.S.A.R (Recife"s Advanced Systems and Study Center) for 2 years. He was also Product and Corporate Service manager at mobile telecommunications giant Vivo, where he worked for 9 years. Early in his career, Fagundes was a systems programmer, chief engineer, systems analyst, coordinator and project manager at SONAE group for 7 years. He holds an undergraduate degree in System Analysis from Rio Grande do Sul Pontifical Catholic University " PUCRS, and graduate degrees in Business Economics and in Service Marketing - both from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul " UFRGS.
A biologist who has almost become a researcher, but ended up as a science communicator, keenly interested in communication and online science education. He was a biology teacher and co-creator of ScienceBlogs Brazil, the Portuguese language branch of the largest network of scientific blogs in the world. Currently Átila writes and hosts Nerdologia, the largest science communication channel in Brazilian YouTube, with more than 2.3 million subscribers.
General Manager for Digital Transformation, Petrobras
Since April 2018, Borella holds the position of General Manager for Digital Transformation in Petrobras. As a manager, he became head of corporate Technical Competencies for Wells and Rigs (2016-2018) and lead R&D for Well Construction (2013-2016). At Petrobras, he became Petroleum Engineer specialized in offshore wells, working as Drilling Program Engineer at International Business Area and Santos Basin Operations and, after that, as Drilling Consultant for pre-salt wells (2011-2012). Borella is a mechanical engineer Doctor in Science from University of São Paulo. Additionally, was professor (2009-2010) and course coordinator (2011-2012) of Petroleum Engineer Course at Santos Catholic University.
Head Content & Creation, FCA Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Latam
A Creative Strategist passionate for making brands tell good stories and create unique experiences, and for showing that it brings results and"what is definitely best"it brings results by bringing people together. With fifteen years of experience in advertising, Barbara Bono has been through agencies with differing profiles, and she has accumulated a wealth of experience in managing brands such as Jeep and Fiat"as the Head at the Content and Creation Hub (CRIE) for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles/Latin America, Rock in Rio"As Head of Digital. She has also handled digital and content strategies for Tim Live, Itaipava Rio, Amil, Niely, and others while Head of Content and Creation at Artplan.
MA in Economics by UFRJ. Has worked for ten years at BNDES. Four years ago, she joined the team that provides financial support to the Creative Economy and IT within the Brazilian National Economic and Social Development Bank"BNDES.
Assistant-Editor at Meio&Mensagem, where she has spent the last twelve years covering the advertising, marketing and media market, with special attention to business in the TV and audiovisual segments. Barbara holds a BA in Communication with emphasis in Journalism from Cásper Líbero. She has taken part in international coverage of events such as the Cannes Lions and the Mobile World Congress. She was a member of the São Paulo Art Critics Association (APCA).
Bárbara Soalheiro is the creator of the Mesa Method, a work method designed to solve complex problems and make people process information faster and execute it more efficiently. Graduated in Journalism, she was editor of the Brazilian magazines Superinteressante and Capricho and editor-in-chief of the magazine Colors, produced by Benetton and distributed in more than 40 countries. Bárbara has already been elected one of the 100 people pushing the world forward by the American magazine GOOD, and is often appointed as one of the brightest professionals in the market when it comes to innovation.
She has been working in the marketing market since 2007. She has a degree in Film and postgraduate studies in Digital Mobilization, participating in the international specialization programs in Distribution: CICAE Training, Venice Film Festival and Berlinale Talent Campus, at the Berlin International Film Festival. Acted as programmer of Cine Belas Artes through four years and as director of the distribution company Pandora Filmes, leading the Brazilian promotion campaign of 34 Brazilian and international films - among them The Second Mother, by Anna Muylaert. In early 2017 she started as content coordinator and international sales agent at Elo Company, where she coordinates the purchase of projects and films and the PROJETA ÁS 7 project, in partnership with Cinemark, and the Selo ELAS - fostering feature films directed by women.
Benjamin started his career as a systems analyst and has worked for several companies such as Exxon and IBM. He has a bachelor?s degree in Computer Sciences (1986) from the Federal Fluminense University - UFF in Brazil, and in the Owner/President Management Program (OPM) at Harvard Business School. In 1993, at age 24, he founded BRQ. Today, at the age of 50, Benjamin Quadros is the president of BRQ, Chairman of BRASSCOM Board (Brazilian ITC Companies Association), vice-chairman of Harvard Business School Angels of Brazil Board and an investor in several startup companies.
Sales & Projects Coordinator, NBCUniversal International Distribution
Bernard Porto has been a TV and entertainment professional for almost 15 years, with a focus on film and TV content.
He graduated in Journalism, having worked with every available communication platform, from written to digital.
Porto began his career soon after going through a trainee program for TV Bandeirantes, having previously worked on the company"s acquisition department for nearly five years.
He has been working for NBCUniversal for over seven years on conten licensing and assessment/negotiation of Brazilian projects for co-production.
Bernardo Segal holds a degree in Electronic Engineering and Management, and has professional experience in Brazilian and multinational companies, such as Siemens, Philips and VR Benefits, He has worked in the commercial, technology and services areas, currently acts as a technology consultant and is Pellesus" representative in Brazil.
Bernardo holds a Bachelors Degree in Marketing from ESPM (1992). Bernardo"s career path has always been closely linked to the worlds of innovation and Venture Capital, with ample international experience in the field. In the 1990s, he was responsible for making disruptive innovation proposals for for the Grupo VR, where he headed up the company"s Business Development sector. In 1999, Bernardo moved to New York to work in a startup called IPING, a telephonic notification robot. In 2000, he launched the Football Fantasy Game called FFC (Fanáticos Futebol Club) in Brazil, which reached 500,000 users. He has participated in acquisition and investment processes for a range of startups and technology companies, and is currently Managing Director for an investment vehicle in technology and innovation.
Bernd Seidl, born 1963 in Germany, has more than 25 years of experience in journalism, broadcasting and the television industry. After studies and examination in theology 1992 he has been working as author, director and commissioning editor for Südwestrundfunk (SWR), First German Television (ARD) and ARTE. His record as author and director includes all field of TV programs, live TV, reportage and documentaries. His current post is commissioning editor in the department for documentary films, he is responsible especially for slots on ARTE, for geopolitical issues, nature, discovery, documentary series and projects for the web.
Bettina Calmon is a graduate in sound production by Estácio de Sá University, with a postgraduate degree in Music for TV and Cinema from CBM. She has been working in the games segment for six years, as a composer, having participated in Brazilian games like Sword Legacy and Lila's Tale. In addition to her work in games, she also works for the TV market as a composer.
Partner and creative director of Giros, Bianca Lenti started her career as a screenwriter for TV series and feature-length documentaries. Her résumé includes shows produced for Canal Futura, GNT, TV Brasil, Globo News, History Channel and Canal Brasil, among others; she also wrote the script for Amazônia Eterna (Eternal Amazon) and Menino 23 (Boy 23), two award-winning documentaries. She is currently directing her first documentary: HBO"s Apenas Meninas (Just Girls) and is also in charge of the creative production and final draft of HBO dramas series Baile de Máscaras, Queimamufa, Revolta dos Malês, Jungle PIlot, Billy Catarina e Amazonita; Lenti is an art director for a number of shows of TV channels Curta!, CinebrasilTV and Arte 1.
Billy has a degree in Biomedicine, a master"s degree in Physiology and a PhD in Sciences from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). He has developed researches in the field of Neuroeconomy and Neuromarketing. He is the coordinator for the Master program in Consumer Neuroscience from ESPM (Superior School of Advertising and Marketing) and professor for Consumer Neuroscience for the MBA program of Marketing and Behavioral Economy. Billy is a partner of Nêmesis, a company that uses Neuroscience for enhancing People"s Management, and is also co-founder and CEO of Forebrain, a pioneer company in researching applied neurosciences for consumption sciences. Their main customers are Globo, Santander, O Boticário, Natura, Seguro, among others.
Bráulio Mantovani was born in the city of São Paulo, in 1963. He earned a degree in Portuguese Language and Literature from the São Paulo Catholic University ? PUC-SP in 1985, and completed his Masters in Cinema Screenplay at the Madrid Autonomous University in 1992.
From 1980 to 1983, he performed in amateur theater groups in the São Paulo suburbs, staging plays in community center theaters, unions and municipal theaters. From 1984 to 1988, Bráulio joined TUCA, the theater group from his alma mater, PUC-SP, as playwright, actor, and assistant director in Lusíadas or not Lusíadas?, a play that received many awards at the Blumenau University Theater Festival of 1987.
Mantovani began his career as a screenwriter in 1984, with the 44-minute short Carlota-Amorosidade, awarded at the Gramado Film Festival. He has also written educational shows for TV Cultura, Canal Futura, Fundação Roberto Marinho and Itaú Cultural.
From 1989 to 1991, he worked in the US as camera assistant and director?s assistant to Polish director Zbig Rybczynski. Mantovani was awarded an honorable mention during the 1990 Emmy awards for his participation in the made for TV movie The Orchestra, broadcast by PBS (New York).
His first feature-length film as screenwriter, City of God, premiered at the official selection during the 2001 Cannes Film Festival, and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay in 2002. In that same year, the film won the accolades from the Washington DC Area Film Critics Association. The following year, it was the Brazilian Cinema Academy?s turn to award City of God.
He is author or coauthor of the screenplays for Palace II (awarded at the Berlin Film Festival), Nanoilusão, The Year My Parents Went on Vacation, Elite Squad (awarded at the Berlin Film Festival), Última Parada 174 (public?s choice for best screenplay at the SESC Festival), Elite Squad: The Enemy Within, VIPs and Albatroz.
At Rede Globo, Mantovani created and is the screenwriter of the series A Teia (2014), screenwriter for some episodes of Supermax (2016) and creator and screenwriter of Mal Secreto (pre-production).
Mantovani has also written a novel, Perácio - Relato Psicótico (published by Leya in 2010), shortlisted for the São Paulo Literary Prize of 2011.
In the theater, he occasionally takes part in the Dramamix Festival, where he has already staged three short plays of his: Alguém Escreveu Isso, Pastas Suspensas and Merde-Merde/Bang-Bang. His play Menecma was staged in Teatro Popular do Sesi in 2011.
Breno Costa fosters and practices journalism. He was an investigative reporter for Folha de S.Paulo for six years, having worked in Brasília, São Paulo and Belo Horizonte. He has also published articles for Piauí magazine and The Intercept Brasil website as a freelancer. In 2013 he decided to pursue and independent career. He created BRIO, a hub for services and journalist-oriented products such as mentorships, journalism design consultancies, online courses for fact-checking techniques, and intermediation between press communication channels and freelance reporters throughout Brazil. In early 2019, he created the Brasil Real Oficial newsletter, which translates and analyses regulatory publications from the Diário Oficial da União (the official gazette of the federal government of Brazil), with over 20 thousand subscribers. Costa lives in Florianópolis.
Bruno Castelo Branco is managing partner at Fattoria Web, working from planning to execution of projects. Among such projects, process gamification, app development, user experience, digital marketing and web-based automation systems.
Bruno started out in the digital market by working in projects for such companies as BR Distribuidora, Vale, Souza Cruz and Michelin. After founding Fattoria, he has been in charge of works for many other companies, like Bradesco Seguros, Fapes BNDES, Golden Cross, Unimed, Kroton, Eletrobrás and Embratel. Currently, Bruno is also managing partner at Combo Estúdio, producers of the first original adult animated series on Netflix, and creator of O [Sur]real Mundo de Any Malu, available on Cartoon Network.
Bruno Flach is Senior Manager for Digital Agriculture at IBM Research Brazil and Global Lead for Agribusiness Research at IBM, a team that encompasses scientists in Brazil, India, Africa, and the US across multiple disciplines. In this position, he is responsible for defining the strategy and execution plan for the development and application of IBM Research technologies to some of the key challenges of the agriculture value chain. Bruno joined IBM Research 8 years ago and has held various management and technical positions, including being the co-lead for IBM's Global Technology Outlook. Bruno holds a Ph.D. in Operations Research from the Electrical Engineering Department of the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro - Brazil, an undergraduate degree in Telecommunications and Industrial Engineering from the same university and has been a visiting researcher at the Center for the Analysis of Risk and Optimization Modeling Applications of Brunel University, London (UK).
Bruno Ilogti graduated in New York, and early in his career he already had some solid directing under his belt, with the short film "Reason" (2013), starring awarded French actress Anna Mouglais (who played Coco Chanel in the feature film Chanel & Igor Stravinsky) and androgynous supermodel Andreja Pejic.
Bruno is at the helm of the music scene in terms of directing both Brazilian and international music videos. His portfolio includes videos for Fergie"s singles "Hungry" and "Just Like You", as well as "You Already Know", featuring Nicky Minaj.
In Brazil, he broke the Internet in social media with Anitta"s video singles "Bang", "Essa Mina é Louca" (This Chick is Crazy), "Paradinha" (Stoppie) e "Sua Cara" (Your Face), the latter amassing over 17.8 million views a mere 24 hours after its upload.
Ilogti won the Cannes Unilever Award; at age 27, he also directs fashion campaigns and advertisements.
With a focus on the fashion and beauty markets, Bruno has directed films for brands such as Arezzo and Vivara, with supermodel Gisele Bündchen, pop singer Anitta and actress Giovanna Antonelli.
Bruno Lagoeiro is co-founder and CEO of PEBMED company focused on the development of solutions for medical decision making. With more than 20 medical applications created at PEBMED, today its main challenge is to assist physicians and health professionals in the day to day professional.
Founding partner and creative director at Broders productions, with more than six years experience in the audiovisual industry. Pedroza holds an Honors Degree in Computer Animation from Florida State University"FSU and a Business Management degree from Goiás State Federal University"UFG. He is currently in charge of directing commercials and designing immersive VR content at Broders. In advertising, he handles the accounts of digital-market-oriented agencies and has worked in projects for Netflix, Skol, Chevrolet, 99, Nubank, Twitter, Natura, Itaipava, Weber, Móbil, AOC, Batavo, John Deere, and many more.
Bruno Pongelupe is a Music Producer and the Marketing Director for the Rio de Janeiro Philharmonic Orchestra. With a degree in Advertising and a Postgraduate degree in Entertainment Management from ESPM-RJ, he has spoken in several international events about the influence of music over the tourism activity in Rio de Janeiro. An enthusiast of psychoacoustics and of space sounds, is frequently seen in conferences in Japan, Finland, Belgium, and Switzerland talking about research done in the area. As a music producer, Bruno earned a Brazilian Music Award in 2015, with the record The Chico Buarque Experience.
Bruno Sanovicz is the founder of DNA, a company focused in developing and managing digital education strategies. The company was founded 2 years ago and has clients such as Caixa Econômica Federal, Pearson, Falconi, CVC, among others.
Bruno Souza has a degree in Electronic Engineering from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro " UFRJ, and a Master"s of Computer Sciences (focused on Machine Learning) from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro " PUC-RJ. Souza has over 15 years" experience in developing large Internet products and platforms, having worked at Globoplay and Globosat Play. He is currently the head of Big Data & Analytics at Globo.com.
Caio is currently pursuing his PhD in Scientific Education, Management and Communication at UFRJ, holds an MA in Economics from UnB, and MBA in Digital TV, Radio Broadcast and New Media from UFF, a BA and postgraduate degree in Accounting from UFRGS. He has received a scholarship from the Japan International Cooperation Agency"JICA, to attend two courses offered by NHK in Japan, in Digital Television. Caio is Executive Director at ACERP, the institution that controls TV Escola, TV INES and Cinemateca, since 2009, having been Management and Finances Director prior to his current position as the Technology, Operations and Innovation Director. He is the manager for all projects within ACERP dealing with: multi-platform distribution, interactive digital TV, workflow digitalization, audiovisual content broadcasting, development and maintenance of Broadband TV, Android and iOS applications, AR, VR, and games.
Co-leader of the Rio de Janeiro Center, Anjos do Brasil
Caio Ramalho has more than two decades of experience in Business Analysis and Investment. He is Co-Head of the Anjos do Brasil center in Rio de Janeiro and Founder and Coordinator of FGVnest"the Startups, Innovation, Venture Capital and Private Equity Study Group at Getúlio Vargas Foundation"FGV. Caio teaches courses on Private Equity, Venture Capital and Startup Investment at various postgraduate programs and MBAs. He is the Academic Coordinator of the MBA program on Private Equity, Venture Capital and Startup Investment at FGV"s IDE, of the postgraduate degree program Law for Startups and Entrepreneurs at FGV Law"Rio, and of the postgraduate degree program Lawtechs: Programming for Lawyers and Entrepreneurs, also at FGV Law"Rio. Caio Ramalho is the organizer and co-author in two books on the Private Equity and Venture Capital segment in Brasil, as well as a Mentor for startups and entrepreneurs in various public and private programs.
Editor, screenwriter, director, actor who plays YouTube characters Rogerinho do Ingá from ??Choque de Cultura??(Culture Shock) and Cerginho from ??Falha de Cobertura?? (Coverage Failure).
Chief screenwriter for ?Lady Night? for two seasons (2017 APCA Award); he is also director and screenwriter of ?Larica Total? (Total Munchies ? 2009 APCA Award).
Mainier is also a screenwriter and voice actor for Cartoon Network?s ?Irmão do Jorel? (Jorel?s Brother), as well as screenwriter and actor for TV Quase?s ?Último Programa do Mundo? (Last Show on Earth). He was a screenwriter, director and actor of Canal Brasil?s ?Décimo Andar? (Tenth Floor) and screenwriter for the soon to be released animation ?Giga Blaster? on Gloob Channel (Globosat).
Co-Director, Simonal - Ninguém Sabe o Duro que Dei
Author and director, Calvito has recently directed the fiction series #Me Chama de Bruna (Fox Premium/TV Zero), matches (Warner/Midgal), Eu, Ela e um milhão de seguidores (Multishow/Floresta) and the documentary series nominated for an Emmy in 2018 - Eu sou assim (GNT/TV Zero).
In the cinema he directed the documentary Simonal - Ninguém Sabe o Duro que Dei (Globo Filmes/TV Zero) and the comedies A Esperança é a Última que Morre (MPC/Downtown/Riofilme) and Vai Que Dá Certo 2 (Frahia/Imagem).
At Globo, he played a part in implementing the show Encontro com Fatima Berrnardes, creating and directing sketches for Fantástico, such as O Que Vi Na Vida, also directing the remake of telenovela Saramandaia and the series Mister Brau. For Gshow, he wrote and directed the webseries O Incrível Super Onyx.
He has directed television shows for Fashion TV and Multishow, where he was also a Channel Coordinator. He has developed Audiovisual Projects for Fox Television Studios, Wallpaper and Oi Futuro.
Digital designer, game developer, and passionate about new technologies. Camila has been creating games for the last five years, and virtual reality for nearly two, she is immensely curious about what changes the future will bring to the market.
Carina Fragozo has a PhD in Linguistics by USP, is an English teacher and the creator of English in Brazil, one of the biggest educational channels in Brazil. In 2015, she was appointed ambassador representing YouTube-EDU?Youtube Brazil?s official educational video platform.
Carina Schulze is a screenwriter, producer and co-founder of Chatrone.
In the U.S., Carina produced the animated feature film THE BOOK OF LIFE, a GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINEE for Best Animated Feature and Winner of the ANNIE Award for Best Character Design in an Animated Feature.
In Brazil, she has worked as showrunner for GABY ESTRELLA (Gaby Star), a 3-season long musical TV series, totaling 124 episodes, for the Gloob channel. The show was a 2015 International Emmy Award nominee.
Carina was Executive Producer and Screenplay Supervisor of action series SEM VOLTA (No Return), co-produced with Panorâmica. It aired on TV Record in 2017; she was also showrunner for the JUACAS series, which aired on Disney Channel and Disney XD, and Big Top Academy, aired on Discovery Kids. She is currently developing projects for international players, among them Amazon US and Discovery Networks.
Coordinator of the Center for Studies and Research, JLeiva Cultura & Esporte
With a degree in Public Relations from ECA-USP, a specialization course in Culture Management at the Research and Formation Center at SESC, and pursuing an MA in Information Sciences at ECA-USP, Carina has been working at JLeiva Cultura & Esporte since 2014. She is currently the Coordinator of the Center for Studies and Research there.
Partner and founder of Medialand, Carla Albuquerque is a showrunner who has produced and directed over 40 TV shows with important ratings for paid TV and VOD. Carla works as an executive of media and entertainment, with a focus on international business for production and programming.
Curator, International Children?s Cinema Festival?FICI
Following her stellar career as a film and television actress in the 1980s, Carla Camurati switched to the other side of the camera to great acclaim. In 1995, she directed the feature "Carlota Joaquina " the Princess of Brazil", which marked the Retomada, an iconic moment in Brazilian cinematic history. In 1998, she directed and distributed the feature "La Serva Padrona", a film that transposed Pergolesi"s opera to the silver screen. Real-life stories from the famous Rio de Janeiro neighborhood inspired her third film, "Copacabana", released in 2001. Her fourth film, released in 2006, "O Retorno de Irma Vap", is based on the celebrated play "The mystery of Irma Vap".
Carla Camurati is widely recognized for her contribution to cultural policy and event organization. She is one of the founding members of the Brazilian Film Academy, and in 2003 created the Brazil's Kids Film Festival, which celebrates its 17th edition this year. In 2007, Carla was appointed President of Rio de Janeiro"s Municipal Theatre, a post she held for seven and a half years, before being nominated to direct the Culture Program of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Carla is currently working on next feature, the documentary "A História do Tempo Presente" about the process of redemocratization in Brazil from 1984 to 2019 and begins the production of another documentary on the representation of the feminine in religions.
She holds a Social Communications Degree from Cásper Líbero College (1991); MBA in Finance;
Worked at the following newspapers and magazines: O Estado de São Paulo, Agência Estado, Época, revista Dinheiro, Brasil Econômico, Pequenas Empresas Grandes Negócios.
Chief Editor for El País newspaper since its inception in Brazil " November 2013; Became newsroom director by the second half of 2018.
Winner of 2018"s Troféu Mulher Imprensa (Women"s Press Trophy) on the Newsroom Director category.
Born in Chile, 1971, moved to Brazil in 1976.
Quote: "I"m the most Brazilian Chilean I know".
Carlos Henrique "Kiko" Duarte, CTO for IBM Brazil"s blockchain, has already worked at other companies such as Sun Microsystems, Oracle and Symantec in sales and as a consultant. He now uses his expertise obtained throughout more than 20 years in the IT market, helping companies transform their business ecosystems by using blockchain.
Carlos Souza is the Managing Director of Udacity in Latin America, a new type of online university "built by Silicon Valley" that i) teaches the skills that industry employers need today, ii) delivers credentials endorsed by employers, and iii) educates at a fraction of the cost of traditional schools. With industry giants"Google, Facebook, IBM, Amazon, Mercedes-Benz, etc." Udacity offers Nanodegree programs and credentials, designed so professionals become Artificial Intelligence Engineers, Data Scientists, Mobile Developers, Robotics Engineers, etc. Udacity students acquire real skills through a series of online courses and hands-on projects.
Before joining Udacity, Carlos was CEO and Founder of Veduca, 1st MOOC provider in Latin America. In 2013, Veduca received the TiE50 award in Silicon Valley as one of top 50 most innovative start-ups in the world. In 2012, Carlos was elected Sustainable Citizen of Sa"o Paulo.
Carlos has 9 years of marketing experience at P&G. Prior to joining P&G, Carlos worked at CSFB Garantia. He holds a degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Technological Institute of Aeronautics (ITA).
Carmen Luz was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro. She works with audiovisual analysis, education and production " creating and directing drama and dance plays. She holds a Master"s degree in Contemporary Arts and Culture from Rio"s State University (UERJ). Luz is also a professor for Brazilian Film History at the Darcy Ribeiro Film School. Her films have been screened at festivals and events in Burkina Faso (Africa), Brazil, Germany and the USA. She is currently working in the development of her second feature-length documentary.
She has a Law degree from Armando Álvares Penteado Foundation, FAAP, and has worked in criminal law in cases of crimes against the financial system, public administration and cyber crime. Before she took up the Marketing and New Businesses department, she was in charge of coordinating the contract management department at Otima.
Cassio Bobsin is the CEO and founder of Zenvia, the number one communications platform in Brazil, with 6 thousand accredited companies which make a world of difference to some 200 million people (roughly Brazil"s population). He founded WOW Accelerator, the largest independent start-up accelerator in Brazil. Bobsin invests in dozens of start-ups. He holds a degree in Computer Science from the Rio Grande do Sul Federal University " UFRGS, a Master"s in Business Administration from the Superior School of Advertising and Marketing " ESPM, a Master"s in Management from the Management Graduate School of the Rio Grande do Sul Federal University " PPGA-UFRGS; he also has a degree in Owner/President Management from Harvard Business School and Executive Program for Growing Companies from Stanford. He is also a Member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO).
Antropóloga y especialista en consecución de recursos, con 22 años de experiencia trabajando en la dirección de proyectos asociados a las artes, la música y los medios de comunicación. Durante su ejercicio ha logrado garantizar el lugar que le corresponde a las agrupaciones, músicos y bandas colombianas independientes y alternativas, a través de el diseño de políticas de difusión y circulación. Convencida que las artes y la cultura aportan al desarrollo de la sociedad y a la construcción del tejido social.
Celia Catunda is founder and creative director of PinGuim Content (former TV PinGuim), one of Brazil"s most experienced and acknowledged animation companies. The studio is dedicated to creating, developing, and producing entertainment for young audiences worldwide. In their 30 years, PinGuim Content has provided projects and series for Discovery Kids, NBC Universal, Cartoon Network, Disney Channel, Netflix, Yoopa, TV Globo, SBT, TV Cultura, and more, their animation portfolio covering a diverse range of subjects including the environment, science/sci-fi, and social skills. PinGuim Content"s biggest hits to date are the high-rating series Fishtronaut, which airs in 80 countries, International Emmy nominated scientific pre-school success Earth to Luna!, now in the fifth season, and the musical animated series Ping and Friends. PinGuim Content is also behind popular shows such as Where Does it Come From" and Gemini8.
Accesstage CEO, an IT company offering connectivity and financial management solutions for enterprises. With more than 25 years' experience in the information technology and services area, Sato has worked in big companies like the Mitsubishi Corporation of Brazil and banks. He is an alumni of the Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV) and the University of São Paulo (USP), and an expert in business development, planning, electronic trade, ITIL and Customer Relationship Management (CRM).
Lighting Designer and Founder, LPL Lighting Production
Cesio Orlando de Almeida Lima is a Lighting Designer and founding proprietor of LPL Lighting Production Ltda. Since 1978, he has been developing lighting designs for well-renowned acts such as Roberto Carlos, Capital Inicial, Caetano Veloso, Milton Nascimento, Lulu Santos, Ivete Sangalo, Claudia Leitte, and many more.
Photography Director at TV Globo for more than two decades, Cesio has designed musical attractions such as The Voice Brazil, Domingão do Faustão, Criança Esperança, Show da Virada, Year"s End Specials, Pop Star, Big Brother Brazil, Som Brazil and many more.
Lighting Designer and photography director in over a hundred DVDs of Brazilian and International acts, among which Capital Inicial em NY, Clássicos Sertanejos " Chitãozinho e Xororó, Daniel Boaventura, Skank no Mineirão, Simone e Simária, Lulu Santos, Cassia Eller, Roberto Carlos em Abbey Road, Roberto Carlos em Jerusalém, Claudia Leitte, Fresno, Novos Baianos, Preta Gil, Vanessa da Mata, Natiruts, Ivete Sangalo no Maracanã and Barão Vermelho. Cesio was also the lighting designer of major events, such as the "Flag Hand Over" performance at the London 2012 Olympic and paralympic Games, the inauguration of Beira Rio stadium, the Gramado Christmas of Lights of 2015, as well as many concerts by famous artists and bands such as Marina Lima, Paula Toller, Kid Abelha, Maria Bethânia, Cor do Som, Pepeu Gomes, Baby Consuelo, Emilio Santiago, Caetano Veloso, Simone, Milton Nascimento and Barão Vermelho.
Grupo Globo's sport journalist for five years. Covered World Cup, Olympics and has been covering electronic sports for three years. Currently, he is a reporter and participates in the coverage plans for the sector.
A mechanical engineer specialized in Waste Management, Circular Economy and Short Looping Recycling; Sousa developed recycling processes for the automobile market in several countries. He has been active in the Waste Market for 21 years; founder of PlataformaVerde, the first Brazilian environmental startup to win the World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer Award. Together with 60 scientists from around the world, he is a member of the ASaP group, which studies the performance indicators to be reached by 2030 for the 4.0 Cleaner Production Acceleration.
CHICO RIBEIRO began his career in 1985 as a theater actor and producer in Recife.
In 1988 he went to the Federal University of Pernambuco and majored in Artistic Education (Scenic Arts).
In 1990 Ribeiro started producing and directing advertising films.
In 1998 he created REC Produtores Associados (REC Associate Producers) with partners João Junior and Ofir Figueiredo; REC is an audiovisual content production company for different media, especially film and television.
Ribeiro is currently part of the BRAVI (Brasil Independent Audiovisual) board.
Entrepreneur and researcher in the area of Artificial Intelligence, Big Data and Blockchain. Christian was the technology creator of Cortex, now a multinational. He is a PhD in Computational Intelligence Applied by PUC-Rio. He is a Master in Statistics and Optimization, Electrical Engineer and Bachelor in Cognitive Psychology. Postdoc in Artificial Intelligence at FGV.
Christian Beetz is the founder and CEO of Gebrueder Beetz Filmproduktion (GBF), one of Europe's leading non-fiction film, TV & cross-media production companies. GBF specializes in producing high-quality cinema documentary features (The Cleaners, Mali Blues, The Land of the Enlightened), documentaries (Silent Saviours, Nelson Mandela: The myth and me), drama-docs (Hostages of the SS, Saving the Titanic), Television formats (5x The 5 Elements in co-production with CICC & ZDF; 15x Make Love, 20x The Seasons) and cutting-edge crossmedia formats (Supernerds; #Arthunt #uploading_holocaust) complemented by Apps (The Wagner Files), Games (Isungur) and web docs (Falciani"s Swiss Leaks). The company"s productions compete regularly at all major international film festivals and have won numerous prestigious awards, such as Sundance, Cinema for Peace, Prix Italia, BIFF, FIFA, Prix Europa, Hot Docs, IDFA, Grimme etc, as well as nominations for the Academy Award® and the International Emmy® Award.
SWAN France is a renowned production company based in both Annecy and Paris. In addition to the many foreign productions it has line produced in Europe, SWAN clearly demonstrated a strong interest and special link with Brasil and enjoys working or even developing with this country and more globally with Latin American countries. (TV Globo novelas such as Cordel Encantado, Babilonia, Imperio ; Independent productions such as Linha Do Desejo for ASAS, or De Pernas Pro Ar 3 for MORENA FILMS ). Also operating as Les Films du Cygne, which won the French CESAR for best short film in 2018. Chris Burnel teamed up with Alexandre Charlet and SWAN back in 2010 , after 20 years of experience which includes living and working in France, UK, Spain, Portugal and Brasil .The company is dedicated to delegate productions and co-productions for Cinema and TV, fiction, animation and documentary.
Castro is an entrepreneur, audiovisual producer, consultant and creative market executive, especially for the audiovisual sector.
He began his career in the stock market in the 1990s at Banco Garantia. Together with his brother, Brazilian writer and director Erik de Castro, he founded the BSB Cinema Productions and produced features "Senta a Pua!" (Tally-ho!), "Cobra Fumou" (The Snake has Smoked), "O Brasil na Batalha do Atlântico" (Brazil in the Battle of the Atlantic) and "Federal".
He created the first Funcine by Rio Bravo Investiments. He was the director of distributors Vereda Films and Lumière; advisor to the Ancine (The National Cinema Agency) board (he was part of the team that structured the Audiovisual Sector Fund);
Castro was also commercial director of RioFilme, structuring the innovative business model that transformed it, at the time, into the main investor of the audio-visual market; and director of Luminosity by Inbrands.
He was a consultant at ABVCAP (Brazilian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association) for which he coordinated the Venture Forum, having trained more than 120 innovative companies in various sectors of the economy, from biotechnology to oil and gas.
As a consultant, he trained and structured dozens of creative economy companies that accessed and received investment from private investors, equity investment funds, Funcines and BNDES financing programs focused on creative economy. He served as Executive Director (CEO) of Luz Mágica Produções Audiovisuais (Magic Light Audio-Visual Productions), a production company owned by Cacá Diegues and Renata Magalhães.
He was also a member of the Board of Directors of Glaz Entertainment and Oca Animation production companies; he has produced more than a dozen audiovisual projects, currently in different stages of production.
Castro majored in Aeronautical Engineering at the Aeronautical Technological Institute (ITA), graduated in Production Engineering at UNIP (the Paulista University), with a graduate degree in Film & Television Business and a Master's Degree in Knowledge Management at Coppe (The Alberto Luiz Coimbra Institute for Graduate Studies and Research in Engineering) at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro - UFRJ.
Christian Rôças (a.k.a Crocas), is a Creative Strategist at Facebook Creative Shop, overseeing the Anthology Program and Branded Content development in Latin America, focusing on understanding the intersection of technology, media and behavior. Crocas has a bachelors in Journalism.
Appeared in 14 plays, 27 novels and 16 films. As a political activist, she participated in "Diretas Já" and as an environmentalist, she led the "Amazônia Para Sempre" movement, which collected more than one million signatures against the devastation of the Amazon Rainforest.
Family Ent & Learning Partnerships Manager, Brazil, YouTube
Clarissa Orberg is the educational content partnership manager at YouTube Brazil. With a degree in Business Management by Insper and postgraduate degree in Marketing Engineering from both FIA and Université Pierre-Mendès France, She has more than a decade of market experience. Clarissa has joined Google in 2009, and worked in sales, handling large advertisers" accounts before migrating to YouTube in 2014.
Consulting Team Cognitive Projects Senior Manager, IBM Brasil
Graduated in Computer Science from UFRJ and has an MBA in Project Management from FGV.
She is a senior manager in IBM's Cognitive Based Descision Support specialized in the management of projects of analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence.
Among many positions held, Vasconcelos was the National Secretary of Cultural Economy, World Bank Consultant and Assistant Advisor for International Affairs. He is a professor at PUC-Rio"s graduate course and post-doc researcher at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul " UFRGS, and at the Paris13/Sorbonne University. He wrote the book "Mídia e Propriedade Intelectual: A Crônica de um Modelo em Transformação", (Media and Intellectual Property: the Chronicle of a Changing Model) among other publications.
Undergraduate degree in Social Sciences from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro " UFRJ and graduate degree in Education-Applied Technology from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro " PUC-RJ, where she is a professor for the Film Course. Bessa has been a partner of Raccord Artistic Productions since 1996; she is responsible for all the company"s artistic projects. She has produced over 1,000 hours of TV programming, including, among others, "Campeonato Brasileiro Série C" (Brazilian Football League " Third Tier)" 13X26min; "As Canções da Minha Vida" (The Songs of My Life) - series 13X26min; "Claro que É Rock" (Of Course it is Rock) " 26X26min, as well as 12 feature films, including "Desenrola" (Untangle, by Rosane Svartman), "Cartola" (by lírio Ferreira e Hilton Lacerda) and "Separações" (Breaking Up, by Domingos Oliveira). She is currently in charge of the post-production stage of "Pluft, o Fantasminha" (Pluft, by Rosane Svartman), Brazil"s first feature film for kids shot in 3D; and drama series "A Dona da Banca" (The Owner) 6X52min, directed by Marton Olympio. She has been an advisor for Bravi since its foundation in 1999.
Graduated in Marketing, with Specialization in Process Management and Post Graduation in Business Management and Competitive Intelligence. 12 years of experience in the financial market, with passage through Ágora and XP Investimentos. Always focused on areas of customer relationship, digital experience, has the purpose of facilitating the relationship of the Brazilian people with money.
Head of Educational Technology and Innovation, Eleva School
Master in Computing, Education and Society by UFRJ and graduated as a Data Processing Technologist. During her professional career she acted as Coordinator of Technology Projects of the NGO Sociedade Digital and as Technical and Pedagogical Coordinator of the Center for Studies and Advanced Systems of Recife (CESAR), in the Programming Course of Digital Games of NAVE / RJ. She is currently responsible for the area of Educational Technology and Innovation at Eleva School.
* Co-Owner " Ekê Productions and Events (trade name CD Produções " since 2001). Production and management agency for concerts and artists.
* Marketing and Promotional Director, Sony Music Brazil (July 2015-January 2017).
* Head of Art and Content Production at Imperator " João Nogueira Culture Center from its June 2012 reopening to July 2015.
* Executive producer in charge of the "Oi Carioca Nights"/"SESC Rio Carioca Nights" Noites Cariocas" event, with 9 yearly editions to date, totaling more than 150 shows by the biggest names in Brazilian music at Morro da Urca, followed by another four years at Pier Mauá. (January 2004-February 2011)
* Executive producer in charge of the first Devassa Ball, held at Pier Mauá during the 2011 Carnival.
* Producer in charge of numerous other corporate events: Warner Music Latin America Marketing Meeting. Produced countless shows for a number of artists, including, among others, Gilberto Gil, Velha Guarda da Portela, Marisa Monte, Teresa Cristina, Mart'nália and Diogo Nogueira.
* Band Manager, Cidade Negra, with Gaetano Lops. (December 2004 " January 2006)
* Musical/Art Director for concerts celebrating 60 years of Ponto Frio (Brazilian Giant Retailer), held in 6 different state capitals (Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Porto Alegre, Curitiba, Belo Horizonte and Brasília) and featuring 22 artists (six in each stage) " hired by Rio360 agency.
(August 2006 " November 2006)
* Executive Producer for Special Projects " Gegê Productions
* Expresso 2222 Stage Producer at the Salvador Carnival.
(Editions: 2001 " 2002 " 2003 " 2004 " 2006 " 2012) Musical content producer (DJs) at the 2008, 2009 and 2012 Carnivals.
* Executive Producer, recording sessions for Gilberto Gil"s "Kaya N"Gandaya" CD/DVD, recorded and filmed in Jamaica and São Paulo.
* Producer/assistant, film shoots for "Long Live São João", a documentary by Andrucha Waddington, narrated by Gilberto Gil " June 2001.
* National Marketing Supervisor at Sony Music Brazil, Warner Music Brazil and EMI-Odeon, between 1990 and 2000.
* Journalist " O Globo newspaper (1986-1990) and Bloch Publishers (1985-1986)
Senior Manager of Mercado Livre e-commerce online marketplace, Carneiro is experienced in working for major companies and law firms. She holds a Master"s degree in Intellectual and Technological Property from the University of Lisbon; she also has a Law degree from FMU.
Creative by nature, designer by trade, creative director by sheer force of experience, business manager by ambition. I have seen brands built up in many segments. From design to communication to digital in all its forms, I take charge of managing the most ambitious of projects.
A businessman by choice, I have developed new activities, managed multidisciplinary teams within the various companies and many positions I have held in the last twenty years.
From ?Beaux-Arts? to ?LA RUE / INSPIRING OUTDOOR?, I?ve led a creative career path, nourished by collective intelligence. Commitment, ambition, daring, and the need to think big, to keep up with the system and build a rich, intense career, in the service of brand strategy.
Daniel Campello is a copyright lawyer who has been in the music business for over 10 years. He has a PhD in Copyright and Development from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro " UFRJ, with a thesis on Music, Streaming and Copyright. He holds a Master"s degree in Contracts, Copyright and Development from the same school. From 2017 to 2018, Campello lived in London, where he worked as a Guest Researcher for the Queen Mary University of London, studying England"s digital music market. He worked as a lawyer in important cases, such as obtaining clearance for Guimarães Rosa"s biography and on the plagiarism charges of Anitta"s former manager " Campello won both cases. From 2014 onwards, he shifted his focus to Copyright Management with CQ Rights, a copyrights management company for several Brazilian and foreign artists " re-branded ORB Music in 2018. After 6 years, ORB (now former CQ-Rights) reached considerable numbers for their clients, such as the increase in the average collection " 60% and obtaining over 30 million Brazilian Reais which were previously being withheld or wrongfully paid by ECAD. Daniel Campelo is also a speaker and Guest Professor. He has addressed audiences in exotic places such as Trinidad & Tobago and India, as well as in mainstream music industry venues such as Canne"s MIDEM.
For over 10 years he has been working in the audiovisual industry, and at Spcine has been part of the São Paulo Film Commission implementation. Today he coordinates this department that works to facilitate film shootings, with the mission of attracting and giving assistance to the realization of audiovisual productions in the city.
Ludologist and coordinator of the technical courses at NAVE Recife
Ludologist and coordinator of the technical courses at NAVE Recife, an Integrated Higher Education and Professional program developed by Oi Futuro in partnership with the Secretaries of State for Education of Rio de Janeiro and Pernambuco
Daniel E. J. KOO is CEO and Executive Producer of TRITONE, a gaming industry expert and entrepreneur for more than 15 years.
Prior to joining TRITONE, Daniel was leading producing and strategic investments for remarkable game studios and projects in WEMADE. Before that, Daniel was managing a MMORPG studio, INUCA Interactive, and a console game company, PHANTAGRAM. Before joning in Game industry, as a strategy consultant, Daniel helped to roll out global strategy and plan of SAMSUNG, LG and others in Europe, North America and Asia.
Daniel Ganjaman was born in 1978 and began his activities as a professional musician in the mid-90"s.
In 1997 he founded the "El Rocha" Studio, in the Pinheiros borough, along with his father and brothers, thus beginning his activities as a producer and engineer. From this point on, he recorded and produced the works of several artists of the São Paulo independent scene, going through several studios in Brazil, including El Rocha itself. Several at-the-time underground artists recorded there; today, El Rocha has solidified itself as one of Brazil"s main recording studios, having under their belt heavy names such as Marcelo Camelo, Mallu Magalhães, Tulipa Ruiz, Nação Zumbi, Ratos de Porão, Capital Inicial, Ana Cañas, Gaby Amarantos and many others.
Daniel Ganjaman has already played with, produced and directed several names of the Brazilian music such as Criolo, Rael, Baiana System, Emicida, Planet Hemp, Seu Jorge, Otto, Jorge Benjor, Gilberto Gil, Instituto, Racionais MC"s, Nação Zumbi, Ivete Sangalo, Negra Li, Marcelo D2, among various others.
Chief Executive Officer of the Brazilian Center for Industrial Design and member of the Design Curator Council of the Museum of Modern Art of Rio de Janeiro - MAM RJ
He acted as product designer and project manager of the National Institute of Technology and as General Director of the Rio Design Center, being responsible for the coordination of several projects related to innovation management and the insertion of design as a competitive differential for micro and small enterprises of the Rio de January. He was a Consultant at SEBRAE-RJ, SENAC RJ, FIRJAN, Rio de Janeiro City Hall, State Government and O Globo Newspaper. He is Professor of Management of Innovation and Creativity, Design Thinking and Entrepreneurship in the international and executive MBA programs of B.I: International and ESPM RJ. He is the President of the Brazilian Center for Industrial Design and a member of the Design Curator Council of the Museum of Modern Art of Rio de Janeiro - MAM RJ.
Management degree from the Santa Catarina State University " ESAG (1997); MBA in Global Management from the Independent Lisbon University; Master"s in Business Management from the Santa Catarina State University (2002). Current Corporate and Human Relations Director at Visto Sistemas, a country-level company. He also an elected president of ACATE (The Santa Catarina State Technology Association), an institution with approximately 1100 members, where Leipnitz was CFO from 2008 to 2016, as well as Social Director from 2007 to 2009. He was the CFO for the i3 International Inovation Institute from 2012 to 2016. Current occupation: Director of the New Innovation Environments at the National Association of Innovation Entrepreneurship Promoters (Anprotec). He is the CAO at Santa Catarina"s Euvaldo Lodi Institute (IEL); member of FIESC " Santa Catarina State Special Council for the Federation of Industries, which is directly linked to the Council"s Chairman; he is also a Counselor for Previsc and FAPESC (Santa Catarina State"s Scientific and Technological Support Foundation) and Technology Director of ADVB/SC (The Sales and Marketing Leaders Association). He is experienced in the Management sector, focusing on strategy, business structuring, finance and systems.
Daniel is the Head of InovaBra Ventures, a corporate VC initiative from Bradesco. He is responsible for managing funds focused on investments on digital platforms, artificial intelligence/algorithms and infrastructure/blockchain. He has over 13 years" experience with venture capital, private equity e investment banking, and over 10 years" experience in management consulting and technology. Daniel has an MBA with specialization in strategy and finances from the University of California Berkeley-Haas and a Bachelor"s Degree in Business Management from the University of São Paulo.
Daniel Santos is CEO and founder of Heart Care, a health promotion company that uses Big Data and Machine Learning and is dedicated to understanding population health.
With 18 years of experience in marketing and technology projects, he has worked in brands such as Unilever, Pepsico, Ambev, Ford, Nike, Bradesco, Mastercard, BMW, Facebook, P & G and Samsung in Brazil, the United States and Europe.
Daniel Sasso is managing partner at Estúdio JLS, a studio geared towards sound postproduction for cinema. He has taken part in the sound finalization of many film projects, and for the last four years has been doing research and projects related to immersive audio. He joined Toco Cerqueira in Lab657, where the two do work for more traditional media, like TV and Internet, in addition to videos 360°, Extended Reality and art installations.
Marketing Director and Head of Consumer Connections, Ambev
An executive with ample experience in comprehending the cultural transformation that technology has brought to businesses, Daniel Tártaro built his executive career at ad agencies such as Ogilvy, Huge and Accenture Interactive, working with Media, Advertising, Data, User Experience, and Creative Development.
His mission is to help great companies and brands, both in Brazil and abroad, to establish deep connections to their consumer and users. Daniel holds a BA in Management from UFRJ, as well as an MA in Information Systems from FGV.
He has worked as a film producer and director for 10 years, and since 2014 has been working at the Agência Nacional do Cinema (the National Cinema Agency). After working for 3 years as manager and analyst for the Development Lines for Audiovisual Sector Funding (FSA), he now is the adviser for the agency"s managing director.
Daniel worked as producer on DIAMANTINO, a Portuguese-French-Brazilian co-production awarded with the Grand Prize on La Semaine de La Critique " Cannes Festival 2018, FALA COMIGO (THE OTHER END), winner of the best actress and best film awards at the Rio Film Festival 2016, and as creative producer on PENDULAR, a Brazilian-French-Argentinean co-production awarded with the FIPRESCI prize at the 2017 Berlin Festival, as well as co-producer on the documentary RELATOS DO FRONT (FAVELA FRONTLINES), by Renato Martins (2018) .
Game Designer, Creative Director and Pixel Artist, Dumativa
Game Designer, Creative Director and Pixel Artist, with a BA in Digital Media Design from PUC-Rio and an MBA in Project Management from FGV-Rio, Daniel Ximenes has been around on the Carioca electronic gaming scene since 2011, first as founder of Kimeric Labs studio, then as free-lance and currently at Dumativa creation studios.
Daniela Kfuri holds a degree in Communication from UERJ, and an MBA in Marketing and a Post-MBA in Digital Marketing from FGV. With more than twenty years of experience, sha has worked in ad agencies and in the marketing departments of companies such as Jornal do Brasil, Metropolitan, and Estação das Letras. In 2006, she created the Marketing department at Objetiva publishers, consolidating the labels Alfaguara, Suma de Letras, Fontanar, and Ponto de Leitura. Daniela has managed marketing campaigns for major authors, like Luis Fernando Verissimo, Mario Vargas Llosa, Carlos Ruiz Zafón, Martha Medeiros, Stephen King, Agatha Christie, Elizabeth Gilbert, Haruki Murakami, Mario Quintana, Marcelo Rubens Paiva, and Arnaldo Jabor, among others. Also as a Marketing Manager, she has worked for Companhia das Letras and Ediouro groups. She is currently the Sales and Marketing Director at HarperCollins Brazil.
Daniélis Heringer has been a producer in the culture sector since 2011, when she began working as a music producer. Her academic formation is a BA in Public Relations by FACHA. She has worked as executive producer for bands such as Medulla, Litiowave, and as production assistant for Matanza, in addition to being part of the production of social projects such as Batalha do Passinho. Daniélis was the president the of Vladimir Herzog Student Body Association for three years running, where she, worked with event production while at FACHA. She is currently independent producer in events such as Encuca"a cultural project for universities"and other independent cultural projects. With an MBA in Strategic Marketing, also from FACHA, Daniélis is the Executive Producer for Teatro Odisseia, a concert venue, and crowdfunding projects consultant at Benfeitoria.
Master in Tax Law from Pontifícia Universidade Católica - SP, Daniella Galvão is graduated in Law from the University of São Paulo - USP. Specialist in Law of the Third Sector by ESA / OAB. Specialist at the Brazilian Institute of Tax Law (IBET), where she acted as a teacher in a lato sensu graduate program. She was a teacher in a postgraduate program from the LFG and FGV-Law. She currently teaches classes as a guest teacher in postgraduate courses, focusing on media and entertainment. She is a mentor to enterprising women and startups by the B2Mamy Accelerator. She recently coordinated the elaboration of the Taxation Map of the Creative Economy. Responsible for the area of tax law of the office focused on structuring and planning of operations of companies producing and distributing films.
Danielle Mello is a professional with over 15 years" experience at Tilibra, a company from the ACCO Brands Group " the go-to company in the stationary segment for over 90 years, and a market leading brand. She currently works as Advertising and Digital Marketing Manager, leading Tilibra"s main marketing campaigns, constantly seeking the best possible link of the brand with their consumers. She is responsible for disclosing the vast portfolio of the company"s brands and products, as well as for managing social media, corporate websites, institutional projects and the development of a number of product categories.
Professor at the Economics Department at USP?s Economics and Business Management School ? FEA/USP and Chairman at DataZAP, Danilo Igliori holds a PhD from Cambridge University, where he lectured in the Department of Land Economy. He was elected as Adam Smith Fellow in Political Economy at Pembroke College. Danilo has worked in many consulting projects with the private sector?for BTG Pactual, MCM Consultores, Unibanco and Vale?, with the public sector?for FIPE ? Brazil and PACEC ? UK?, and with international entities?for the World Bank, and for the Inter-American Development Bank.
MD, PhD and Chief Innovation Officer, Co-Inventor & Co-Founder, Apollo Neuroscience
David Rabin MD, PhD is the Chief Innovation Officer, Co-Inventor & Co-Founder of Apollo Neuroscience - As a psychiatrist and translational neuroscientist, Dr. Rabin specializes in developing novel, non-invasive therapies for treatment-resistant physical and mental illnesses. His research focuses on chronic stress from the cellular and molecular level to the body as a whole. Dr. Rabin works to identify new healthcare markets, to evaluate Apollo"s real-world efficacy through clinical trials, and to guide development of the Apollo technology.
A graduate from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro State"UFF, he has been in the market for more than eighteen years, developing campaigns and a few success cases. David has worked at D+, Fischer, DPZ, Young & Rubicam, F/Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi, Publicis Brazil, Artplan, Africa (SP), W/Brasil (SP) and W/McCann (SP and RJ). He has had works and campaigns awarded at CCRJ, Prêmio O Globo, Prêmio Folha Revista da Criação, and works not only displayed at the CCSP Yearly Collection, but also shortlisted in the Cannes Festival.
Born in Santos (SP), she lives in the city of São Paulo. It was awarded in November 2015, with the Zumbi dos Palmares Trophy, the Municipal Council for Participation and Development of the Black Community of Santos, for the cultural projects carried out in the city. Has a degree in Philosophy and specialization in Cultural Management, by the Research and Training Center of SESC. Currently, she is for the second time the director of the series Quebrando o Tabu, for the GNT channel, that has just been awarded in the New York Festivals TV and Films.
Debora Ivanov, director of ANCINE, is a lawyer. She was executive director of the São Paulo State Audiovisual Industry Syndicate - SIAESP and partner of the production company Gullane Entretenimento SA. Her career as a producer includes over 50 works for film and television. She is also an activist of the female agenda, fighting for the inclusion of women in leadership positions of the audiovisual sector.
Debora holds a master's degree in management, a degree in administration at UFSC, and an MBA at FGV in Rio de Janeiro. An Uruguayan-Brazilian yielding ten years of experience in engineering project management to multinationals, and five years in projects coordination in Europe (Spain, Portugal, England, Russia, Holland, and Germany). After three years in Rio de Janeiro, working for the largest project management company in the world, with the birth of her first child she returned to Florianópolis and landed at Bubu in order to help our Little Owls' take-off, and also to collaborate in the production of new IPs, such as '5 Kids Club'. With a mother's eye and concerns about children's content, Debora related to UP!'s identity, a global standard content-creation company, focused on developing children's IPs with family values which both entertain and teach.
A professional with ample experience in research, planning and creation, Denise Gallo has been the Creative Director for Natura for 9 years. At DPZ&T, she was in charge of the launch of Casa de Perfumaria do Brasil, a position that brought Natura back into the leading role in the category.
For about a decade, she worked as a media industry exec, with stints at Globo TV, Globosat and the Bandeirantes Radio and Television Network, where she was Communications Director. In 2005, she founded Uma a Uma, a research and strategic planning company specializing in studying the female gender, a pioneering position on the Brazilian market.
She holds a BA in Business Management from Getúlio Vargas Foundation, and an MA in Communication and Semiotics from PUC-SP. She has been researching, for over a decade, the representation of women in media and culture. She has written Receitas de Mulher: a construção das figuras femininas na mídia, and a collaborator with TPM magazine, penning a column on woman?s behavior published in more than thirty issues. She is also the author of the Denise Gallo blog, writing about women, media and consumption.
Representative of Secretary of Tourism and the Film Commission of Bento Gonçalves
Denise Holleben, bachelor and master in tourism, she has been a public servant in the tourist office of Bento Gonçalves for eighteen years. She has participated in the implementation team of Filmcommission and still keeps up with its activities.
In September 2009, Diana Rodriguez became the first female to be appointed to the top post of a major U.S. Latin record company, when she was tapped as Senior Vice President of EMI"s U.S.-based, Spanish language division, Capitol Latin. She revitalized Capitol Latin with her dynamic management style, which became evident from: (a) the label"s improved market share year-over-year; (b) the return of legacy acts who had left the label due to disputes with past EMI management (A.B. Quintanilla, Grupo Bryndis); (c) the label"s commitment to creating synergies with major brands and media partners for the execution of multi-platform marketing campaigns that coincide with major artist releases (e.g., brand partners included AT&T, Nuvo, Belvedere Vodka and Moet-Chandon; media partners included MTV and Sony Pictures); (d) the label"s shift to an artist-focused global rights management company (i.e., all 3 of Rodriguez"s new artist signings contained a "full rights" element); and (e) Rodriguez"s selection and seamless implementation of new marketing and promotions teams within the label, whose success stories included #1 radio hits by Juan Luis Guerra and Belinda.
Rodriguez began her career in 1993 at the age of 23 as a radio promoter for ToCo Records, a dance music label in her native Bogota, Colombia that was distributed by Phillips. She later moved on to Polygram, which was thereafter acquired by Universal Music. At Universal Colombia, Rodriguez ascended to the role of Sr. Frontline Product Manager for the Andean Region of Latin America (i.e., Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Peru and Central America). In this capacity, she created and executed the marketing campaigns for acts such as Metallica, Bon Jovi, Kiss and Def Leopard, and was the label manager for Juanes" first album before moving on to her next post as marketing director for EMI Colombia. She remained there until 2004, when she was relocated to Miami to take on the dual role as head of marketing strategy for EMI"s Latin region, as well as the head of international exploitation of Latin music for the world outside of the U.S. In this role, Rodriguez supervised the international marketing strategy for RBD, EMI Mexico"s multi-territory phenom that sold over 10 million records worldwide. Thereafter, in 2008, in addition to her obligations to the Latin Region, Rodriguez was relocated to Mexico City to run EMI Mexico"s marketing department. Along with her traditional marketing functions, Rodriguez was tapped with the responsibility of integrating the marketing departments of EMI Mexico and Televisa EMI Music, which occurred following the wind-down of EMI"s joint venture with Grupo Televisa. While in Mexico, Rodriguez created and executed the marketing campaigns that supported Depeche Mode"s release of "Sounds of the Universe," as well as the Platinum-certified release by Mexican rock favorites, Zoe.
She was #27 in Billboards 2010 Women in Music list and included in El Tiempo Colombia"s Top 10 Powerful Women in Music in 2017.Today, she is the CEO & Founder of Criteria Entertainment, a full service company based in Los Angeles that caters to talent across all genres, covering all the Hispanic markets; as well as Mercado Negro, indie label. She is also a partner in Charco Colombia, a booking agency created to cater to artists in Central and South America. Rodriguez also manages Grammy award winning Flor de Toloache, Draco Rosa (through PHVX MGMT) and 3 time Latin Grammy Award winning Diamante Eléctrico.
Diane Maia, partner at MAR FILMES, has had a long career in feature films with titles like ENTRE NOS (Between Us), directed by Paulo Morelli, MAIS FORTE QUE O MUNDO (Stronger Than The World) directed by Afonso Poyart, as well as box office hits like of the CARROSSEL franchise and the recent TODAS AS CANÇÕES DE AMOR (All The Love Songs, directed by Joana Mariani), winner of the Critics' Award at the 42nd São Paulo Film Festival.
Diane had her first experience with documentary filmmaking in "Êxodos - De onde eu vim não existe mais" (Exodus " Where I Come From is Disappearing, by Hank Levine), from O2 Filmes. She is the producer of "A Imagem da Tolerância" (The Image of Tolerance, directed by Joana Mariani) and "Aeroporto Central" (Central Airport THF by Karim Ainouz - Amnesty Award at the 2018 Berlinale), a co-production between Brazil, Germany and France, scheduled to premiere in Brazil soon. For 2019, she is preparing "FREE FREE", a documentary about fashion as a tool for transformation and women empowerment in violent situations.
Diego Pila has been working in the Communication department at Petrobras for the last fifteen years, occupying several leadership positions. He is currently the company"s Sponsorship and Events Manager, in charge of projects that have been recognized by the market by winning many awards, in Brazil and abroad, like Prêmio Colunistas, ICCA"Marketing Best, ABMN"Destaque de Marketing, ADVB"Top de Marketing, AMPRO Globes Awards, Prêmio Caio, Regional and National Aberje Awards, FIP"Festival Iberoamericano de Promociones & Eventos, IPRA"Golden World Awards, and IABC Gold Quill Awards. Diego has a BA in Public Relations from the São Paulo State University"UEP, MBA in Strategic Marketing Management and Business Management from Getúlio Vargas Foundation"FGV, and an MBA in Business Communication, from ESPM.
Diogo Dahl has producer more than fifteen films, and his most recent documentary, Cinema Novo, was awarded a L""il d"or (Best documentary) at the 2016 Cannes Festival. Head of Coqueirão Pictures since 2006, Diogo has produced audiovisual content in several formats and about various themes. In addition to that, he teaches Executive Production at Academia Internacional de Cinema.
Diogo Myrrha, a Technology investor at Peak Ventures, is a Brazilian entrepreneur, born and raised in Belo Horizonte. He has a degree in Economics from Utah"s Brigham Young University. Diogo went to school in the U.S. at age 17. After founding two startup companies, he found his passion in investing and helping companies grow and expand " usually focusing on themes such as SaaS, "Future of Work" and "Marketplaces". Diogo is an Associate Professor at Brigham Young University, where he teaches at the Department of Computer Sciences. He is married and the father of three children.
He is widely regarded as the creator of Carioca Funk, having been the first music producer to release funk CDs and LPs in Brazil. He has also discovered several of the music style?s biggest talents. Songwriter and author, cited in the works of great writers, Marlboro has a solid international career.
Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, DJ Meme is known as the Top of the Tops House DJ in Brazil, in addition to being the most successful DJ/Producer and remixer in Brazil so far.
Meme started out at age eleven, putting on his own little parties, watching the professionals in night clubs until he managed to go to the other side of the DJ console. He went on to DJ at fancy discos on the city"s rich neighborhoods and, at the same time, to perform at sound team dances on the poor side of the city. In time, he ended up taking his brand of sound to local FM radios, where he created historic mix programs such as A FESTA DA CIDADE, at Cidade FM radio, RPC MEGAMIX, at RPC FM and, more recently, PARADISO OPEN HOUSE, at Paradiso FM.
All this experience eventually led to him being noticed by recording labels and artists who ended up inviting him to come to the recording studio to create the first remixes "officially" made in Brazil. After a while, Meme ended up producing some albums that have made history in Brazil. All in all, there were more than seven million records sold, among compilations and full albums produced by him. It was in 1996, however, that he went internationally big, with his remix for newcomer Shakira being so successful abroad that she became an international household name, thanks"according to Billboard Magazine"to Meme. After that, he kept on going! He ended up working with Mariah Carey, Des"ree, Gloria Estefan, Dido and Toni Braxton, among many others.
Meme is currently fully dedicated to his weekly sets in Brazil through the REMIX agency, and to the production of dance floor singles like Chanson du Soleil, with Rogerio Flausino on vocals and that has become a veritable fever on local dance floors. Abroad, his single Viva reached the #2 spot on DJ Magazine"s Hype Charts, with the full support of international DJs like Groove Junkies, Bob Sinclar, Frankie Knucles, Paul Farris, Pete Tong, and Audiowhores. All of this has put Meme"s name on the spotlight abroad, getting the attention of several magazines such as the British M8 Magazine, with a full page story with an interview"and pictures"on its 200th issue special edition, as well as a mention in Paul Farris" column as "a name to watch, for his talent as a DJ and as a re-mixer".
After so much hoopla around the world, Meme saw himself "forced" to expand his schedule internationally, to sate the House public"s curiosity by touring throughout Europe and Asia, performing regularly in Indonesia"where he is king", England"the current headquarters of House", Switzerland, France, Korea, Romania, Poland, Germany, Spain (Ibiza), Austria, the Netherlands, Hungary"
In his stellar career as a remixer, Meme has recreated songs especially ordered by the greatest House recording labels in the world, like the British Defected and Soulfuric, from the US, names that quite literally dictate what is fashionable on the House dance floors throughout the world. Recently, Meme has been invited by British band Incognito"famous for being quite demanding in choosing their remixers, like Roger Sanchez, David Morales, and Masters At Work"to join forces with Turkish-born DJ Dimitri from Paris, and together remix Incognito"s new song Step Aside.
In July 2008, Meme was invited by no other than Yoko Ono herself to remix John Lennon"s mythical song Give Peace a Chance. The result couldn"t have turned out better: #1 at the Billboard Magazine Hot Dance Parade.
Head of International partnerships at VRDAYS EUROPE, the leading tech-conference exploring the possibilities within Virtual, Mixed and Augmented Reality (XR) in the European landscape held annually in Amsterdam (November 13-15, 2019)."The event gathers 2000+ XR Professionals from over 52 different nationalities. Doede is co-founder of the EUVR Meetup Summit, a community of XR ecosystem builders from all across Europe."At the XRBASE, Amsterdam based incubator for XR companies,"Doede is responsible for Investor relations.
Copywriter specializing in innovation and digital, with ample experience in technology, Chief Creative Officer Domenico Massareto joined Publicis in November 2016. With a degree in Cinema, he founded ID, a digital agency currently under the TBWA\ umbrella. Domênico spent the last eighteen years teaching and studying the creative process?he has taught at ESPM/Miami Ad School and at ESPM?s post-graduate program. He has earned awards from the most prestigious creativity festivals, having won 15 Cannes Lions. He began his career as an art director at TBWA and went on to work as a copywriter at Africa. In 2016, he took part as the Brazilian juror for the Mobile Lions category at Canes. At Publicis, he leads a team of 140 creative, technology projects and production professionals. Domênico is the creator of Entre, a program designed to provide free capacity-building and development to female creative workers.
Donald Roman Lopez is the President of Verité Entertainment and serves as Head of Creative for the company"s diverse slate of films, television and new media. In 2010, Donald produced the live-action feature film The Putt Putt Syndrome, starring Jason London. Donald is currently packaging and producing three more feature films, including the stop motion film Jack Worm with Animaking in Brazil, and the Untitled Animated Feature with Lani Pixels in Dubai, scheduled for release in October 2020 starring Mel Brooks, Jacob Trembley, Dakota Fanning, Mads Mikkelsen, Kenan Thompson, Carol Kane, and Christopher Lloyd.
Born in Recife, birthplace of Manguebeat and home of other important musical traditions, Duda Beat launched her first album, Sinto Muito, in April 2018. With plenty of regional Northeastern Brazilian influences, and plenty of pop too, Sinto Muito has already been played more than 12 million times on Spotify alone. The song Bixinho, the album"s biggest hit, has been streamed more than five million times, listed among the top five of Spotify"s 50 most viral in Brazil. Duda has performed in cities throughout Brazil, including festivals such as Meca, in Pernambuco state and in the capital of Minas Gerais state, Belo Horizonte, Mada in Rio Grande do Norte, Coquetel Molotov, also in Pernambuco, Férias na PI, in Ceará, Sangue Novo, in Bahia, Nema, in Amazonas state, and Lollapalooza, in São Paulo. She sold out concerts in Casa Natura Musical, in São Paulo and in Circo Voador, in Rio de Janeiro. Duda Beat has been nominated as breakthrough act at Women´s Music Event Awards and SIM-SP, and she won the Premio Revelação in the Pop music, awarded by the São Paulo Association of Art Critics"APCA, in 2018.
Duda Leite is a moviemaker, journalist and curator. He has been working in the audiovisual market for more than a quarter century. He has worked for TV channels like HBO, VH1, Discovery and Eurochannel. As a journalist, he has been a collaborator for magazines such as Playboy, Vogue and Bravo. He has directed Europop and Eurodrops, for which he has covered the main film festivals in the world, like Cannes, Berlin and Venice. Since 2003, he has curated the Music Video Festival, the largest festival dedicated to the video clip universe in Brazil, focusing on new formats that combine music and audiovisual communication.
Stylist, stylist and Brazilian fashion consultant, born in São Paulo. His exuberant style is easily recognized in the parades, editorials and catalogs that he signs for the various brands that he works. In 2014, he released the documentary "De Gravata & Unha Vermelha", where he acts as curator & interviewer, where he discusses the issue of genres in the 21st century. Dudu is fashion consultant for Rede Globo, where he signed the costume for the novel "Verdades Secretas", and for the "Amor & Sexo" show, where he also acts as a fixed jury. Today, Dudu licenses several products that carry his name, such as clothes & accessories, handbags, backpacks, stationery, among others, besides being coordinator of the fashion courses of IED SP.
One of the most notorious artists of the rap and hip-hop scene. He"s been headlining a new saga of talents of black Brazilian music. Always the wrangler, Dughettu is restless and vibrant. His deep voice is a striking feature of his persona. He is very mindful of his surroundings and has a knack for spotting new trends. He uses music as a tool to promote urban culture to its fullest, as both and artist and label executive for DUTO, an urban-music venue in the borough of Madureira, Rio de Janeiro. His concerts fuse original music matrixes: Rap, Rock, Reggae and Soul, shredding the thresholds of low-income neighbourhoods of large cities.
Ed Waller is a media journalist working out of London, England. He is editorial director for C21 Media, which publishes the leading international TV trade website C21Media.net and print magazines Channel 21 International, C21 Kids and Drama Quarterly. He also regularly contributes to UK national newspapers including The Guardian, The Independent and The Sunday Times. Ed previously worked at trade magazines Televisual Magazine and Asia-Pacific Satellite.
CEO of Fab Lab Recife, Edgar Andrade is one of the main proponents of the Maker Movement in Brazil, believing that promoting innovation and fostering development of new business solutions and models is a life"s mission. To Edgar, there are four fundamental elements in building a new world: Entertainment, Schools, Cities and Businesses. To that end, his company has been promoting experiences that help in prototyping city of the future and the school of the future, with full understanding that business can"t wait and that they need to learn to make mistakes do truly innovate. Yet all has to be done today. That"s why he also works as a startup mentor. Edgar Andrade is also one of the panelists at Batalha Makers Brazil, a reality show that will premier soon on Discovery Channel.
Edson is one of the partners of Astella Investimentos (Astella Investments) and is a member of the board of Omie, Resultados Digitais (Digital Results), Bompracredito (Good Credit) and Clicksign. He is a talented people and amazing ideas enthusiast. He is a former partner of Cicerone Capital and Vice President of Lucent Tecnologies; he also worked for many years at his family-run retail business. Rigonatti was raised in São Paulo and graduated from Columbia Business School.
Text and content researcher for dramaturgy at Globo TV, lawyer and master in Law by Puc Rio.
She was a legal consultant and text researcher for the telenovelas Cheias de Charme (Filipe Miguez and Izabel de Oliveira); Babilônia (Gilberto Braga, Ricardo Linhares and João Ximenes); and for the miniseries Assédio (Maria Camargo).
In 1985, on the day he turned 14, Eduardo Leite entered a radio station (MEC RJ) for the first time to intern as an sound operator and hasn"t looked back since.
Four years later, Eduardo began his career in comercial radio (Tupi RJ), still as a sound operator. From there he became Music Programmer and then Artistic Coordinator at the station.
In 1997, while still in Rio de Janeiro, Eduardo began to work on the launch of Nativa FM. In 1998, he moved to São Paulo to continue on as Music Progammer for Nativa, the radio that revolutionized the Brazilian market.
In 2002, he became Artistic Director at Alpha FM, the leading radio in São Paulo"s adult segment for 15 years running, during which period the station jumped from 13th to 2nd in the overall ranking of listeners across São Paulo.
Eduardo Pereira is an entrepreneur, Game Designer and Head of Studio. He is an enthusiast of the playful, enjoying several genres: boardgames, card games, role-playing games and video games. With experience in design, business management and administration, he managed to bring his passion together with his professional and in 2013, he co-founded Pandora Game Studio to create intelligent, catchy and breathtaking games.
Prota is the General Manager of N26 in Brazil, an innovative digital bank that revolutionizes the way in which people deal with money daily " and thus, becoming the one bank everyone loves to use. Eduardo has a degree from the School of Economics, Business and Accounting of the University of São Paulo - FEA USP and an MBA from Kellogg; he built his career in major companies such as Santander and Cielo, and Startup companies as a co-founder of Tripda, a city-to-city carpooling/hitchhiking digital platform active in 13 countries which has over one million users.
Schaeffer is a mechanical engineer with a graduate degree in strategic management. In 1995 he became partner of Webra company, in charge of the commercial department. Following that, he became the commercial director of Promon and a consultant for e-businesses for companies such as Itaú, Vale, TAM, among others. He was the CEO of ZAP Imóveis (an Internet portal for renting/buying/selling real estate) for 10 years and is the current president of the ZAP council, while also being responsible for the management of marketing and digital projects of Grupo Globo.
Eduardo Vaisman is a director and audiovisual auteur.
He graduated in Filmmaking from the Fluminense Federal University in 1995.
2018 International Emmy Award Nominee for de documentary series "Eu Sou Assim" (This is Me - GNT/Tv Zero).
He has recently directed series "#MeChamaDeBruna" (Call Me Bruna " 3rd Season_Fox Premium/Tv Zero); "Eu, Ela e 1 Milhão de seguidores" (Me, Her and 1 Million Followers - Multishow/Floresta); "Valentins" (Gloob/Zola); "Sebastiana Quebra-Galho" (Fix-it Sebastiana - Futura/Urca Filmes) e "Detetives do Prédio Azul" (The Blue Building Detectives - Gloob/Conspiração).
He is currently directing series "Matches" (Warner/Migdal Filmes) and getting the 4th Season of "#MeChamaDeBruna" under way.
Journalist, Mr. Pimenta runs G. Lab, the branded content studio for Grupo Globo publications. Before that, he had created Estúdio Abril Branded Content and led the Editorial Support sector at Editora Abril, and was the academic coordinator of the Abril Journalism School. He has written for O Estado de São Paulo newspaper, Superinteressante, VIP, Playboy, HuffPost, Veja and Bravo! He teaches at the Mackenzie University"s Content Marketing graduate program, and has written O Homem que Não Gostava de Beijos, a romance published by Record. Currently, Edward creates content for more than 180 clients, including Amazon, Coca-Cola, Braskem, EY, Deloitte, Firjan, Shell, Petrobras, PayPal, Bradesco, Machado Meyer, Órama, Renault, Jeep, GE, Unilever, Netflix, Seara, Banco do Brasil, Siemens, Boticário, IBM, Uber, Google, and Santander.
Elbert Perez has used his passion for both the technical and creative sides of video gaming as a driving force in his career. Currently the co-founder and chief technical officer of Doghead Simulations, Elbert had previously served as Senior VR Developer with HTC Creative Labs " contributing to the cutting-edge of virtual reality through his work on the HTC Vive.
Before HTC, he was a technical producer at Microsoft, working on games such as Halo 4, Ryse: Son of Rome, Sunset Overdrive, Ascend: Hand of Kul, plus development on products like Xbox One, SmartGlass, XNA, Windows Phone and Windows Vista.
To top it off, Elbert is an independent game developer with more than 20 titles across the Steam, Windows Phone, Android, and iOS markets " generating more than three million downloads.
Ascend: Hand of Kul, and Ryse: Son of Rome
An entrepreneur and business leader, Eldes has founded, launched and developed 3 successful technology and finance companies over the last 6 years. Mattiuzzo is an experienced professional in leading startup companies, focused on deploying aggressive growth strategies so as to take them to a category-leading position.
He has come a long way " 17 years" experience as an executive in companies such as Fininvest, Unicard, Unibanco and Banco Nacional. His most recent position was CEO at Youse Seguros (Youse Insurances), a company which was 100% conceived and designed by him to cater to Caixa Seguradora " an Insurance Branch of Caixa Econômica Federal.
Matiuzzo holds a degree in Computer Sciences from the University of Campinas " UNICAMP,
took his master"s degree at Stanford University, USA, an Executive MBA from the Dom Cabral Foundation and a specialization course in Business at the Getúlio Vargas Foundation " FGV.
International Development & Pre Sales, Blue Spirit
Eleanor Coleman is an American award winning children"s television and film producer and distributor based in Paris France. She was responsible for conceiving and implementing the first truly profitable 360° strategy for children"s programming and digital content in France, during her tenure as head of in house production across all platforms at TFOU. Since leaving TF1, Eleanor works independently in animated feature film acquisitions, development and production with Indie Sales (Voted Best European Distributor at Cartoon Movie in 2015), where she is also developing and acquiring ground breaking transmedia projects. Her cartoon television work concentrates on international development and pre-sales for the award winning studio, Blue Spirit in France and Canada. Eleanor is very proud to be producing award winning Iranian director Reza Riahi"s 2nd short film NAVOZANDE (The Musican) She is also a founding member and co-vice president of the association Les Femmes S"animent, part of the global Women in Animation network, devoted to promoting women in the animation industry and gender equality. Finally, Eleanor devotes as much time as possible to Vipassana meditation and promoting Tostan, a human rights NGO in Senegal.
Director, Redes da Maré, WOW Women of the World Festival
Eliana Sousa Silva has a degree in Languages (UFRJ), a Master's degree in Education (PUC / RJ) and a PhD in Social Services (PUC / RJ). She founded the Redes da Maré and was a technician in educational matters for more than 30 years at UFRJ. In 2012, she published the first edition of the book "Testemunhos da Maré" (Aeroplano). The mentioned book had its 2nd edition published in 2015 by Mórula publishing house. In 2017, she published a new book called "A Ocupação da Maré pelo Exército Brasileiro" (Mórula). She was the curator of the 1st edition of the Women of the World Festival (WOW) in Brazil. Recently, she held the Olavo Setubal Chair for Art, Culture and Science at the University of São Paulo (USP).
Has conceived and manages Projeto Impulso. She is the Marketing and Communications Manager at UBC, and Vice-chair of CISAC"s Communications Experts Group. A professional with nearly two decades of experience in the music industry, dealing with licensing, royalties, international management and marketing, Elisa is currently responsible for the Communications department within the Brazilian Composers Union, for the UBC Magazine, and is the vice-chair of the Communications Experts Group, at the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers. She has a degree in Business Managements from UFF, with specialization in International Management from Coppead"UFRJ and a postgraduate degree in Management of Cultural Projects from UCAM.
Biologist, researcher and professor of Neuroscience. She is the first Fellow of Mind and Life Institute in Latin America
Elisa H. Kozasa is a biologist, with a graduate degree from USP, and PhD from the Psychobiology Department at UNIFESP and a postgraduate degree in Business Management from FGV. She is a researcher and professor in the Neuroscience and Behavior unit at Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, developing Research and Innovation projects. She is the first Mind and Life Institute fellow in Latin America.
Actor with training at Escola de Arte Drama?tica de Sa?o Paulo and at USP?s Escola de Comunicac?o?es e Artes. He began his career in São Paulo, in 1987, joining the Sa?o Paulo-Brasil Theater Company. In 1989, he moves to Rio to play Juliano in Mauro Rasi?s play A Estrela do Lar. He went on to interpret Mauro Rasi?s alter ego immediately after, on Viagem a? Forli (1992) and Pe?rola (1995/1998). Emílio has acted on stagings of classics, such as Antigone, by Sophocles (1991), directed by Moacyr Go?es, Anton Chekhov?s Three Sisters (1998) directed by Bia Lessa, Molière?s The Miser (2000), directed by Amir Haddad, Strindberg?s Creditors (2003), directed by Antonio Gilberto, and Ensaio.Hamlet, inspired by William Shakespeare?s works (2006/2008) and Gaivota-tema para um conto curto (2006/2008), an adaptation of Chekhov?s classic ?The Seagull?, both directed by Enrique Diaz.
In the end of 2000, Emílio earned a Bolsa Virtuose sponsorship, spending a year in paris and Moscow doing research on the work of the actor, working with Ushio Amagatsu, Ferruccio Soleri, Alain Ollivier and Anatoli Vassiliev, among others.
He then resumes his Brazilian career in 2002, joining the cast in A Prova, directed by Aderbal Freire Filho. He then goes on to perform in K2 ? dois homens e uma montanha (2004), directed by Celso Nunes, Baque (2005), directed by Monique Gardenberg , In On It (2009/2013), directed by Enrique Diaz), Os Realistas (2015), directed by Guilherme Weber, and Fluxorama (2017), directed by Monique Gardenberg.
Among Emílio?s main performances in feature films are Veja Esta Canc?a?o by Carlos Diegues, Amores Possi?veis by Sandra Werneck, Querido Estranho by Ricardo P. e Silva, Cazuza ? o Tempo Na?o Pa?ra by Sandra Werneck and Walter Carvalho, Veneno da Madrugada by Ruy Guerra, Cara ou Coroa by Ugo Giorgetti, Divino Amor by Gabriel Mascaro and he has recently completed shooting in Histo?ria De Um Crime, by Ruy Guerra.
On television, he acted in miniseries such as JK, Queridos Amigos, Dalva e Herivelto, and A Fo?rmula. As for telenovelas, he was in Cordel Encantado, Lado A Lado, and O Outro Lado Do Parai?so, all Rede Globo productions.
After establishing himself as an actor, he began his career as theater director, staging Yasmina Reza?s plays The Unexpected Man (2006), God of Carnage (2010) and Art (2012), and John Fosse?s Dream of Autumn (2009), Pli?nio Marcos? Balada De Um Palhac?o (2015), and Laura Eason?s Sex with Strangers (2017).
Emílio has recently finished shooting the fourth season of PSI, a series by Contardo Calligaris airing on HBO, where he plays protagonist Carlo Antonini, a role that has earned him an International Emmy for Best Actor in 2015.
Kikito/Gramado Film Festival 2002 ? Best Actor for Querido Estranho;
Qualidade Brasil 2005 ? Best Actor, for Baque;
Rio de Janeiro Theater Producers Association?APTR 2009 ? Best Actor for In on It
Emílio Domingos, filmmaker and social scientist graduated from UFRJ, is currently working towards his Masters in Culture and Territoriality at PPCULT"UFF. Director, researcher, and screenwriter focused in documentaries and visual anthropology, he has directed nine shorts and three feature-length films, including Deixa na Régua (2016), A Batalha do Passinho (2013), and L.A.P.A. (2008). In addition to hos documentary production, he has also directed clips: Dali for Marcelo Yuka, Alteração (ÉA!), for Bnegão, and Para Onde Irá Essa Noite, for Lucas Santtana. Emílio has worked on the research for films such as Mistério do Samba (2008) and Pierre Verger (2000), among others. Currently, he is working on his fourth feature, titled Favela É Moda, while working on the script for a documentary on Gilberto Gil.
Commissioning Editor for Education, Specialist in Factual and Formats, Channel 4
Emily is responsible for the Education commissioning at Channel 4, which includes programming aimed at 10-14 year olds and 14-19 year olds. But also commissions new formats and specialist factual content. Recently Emily?s commissions have included ?Gogglesprogs?, ?Born Famous?, ?Class of Mum and Dad? and soon to air, ?Postcode Playdates? which were all given mainstream slots and full promotion. For the older age group she has been responsible for the ?Extraordinary Teens? season of documentaries, ?Taxi of Mum and Dad?, ?Is Love Racist??, ?House of Teen Mums? and ?Rich Kids of Instagram?.
Erik Naoki Nakandakare has 16 years' experience in the commercial and marketing areas of major companies like Toyota, Xerox, DHL, Arizona and Geekie.With an academic background in marketing and administration at ESPM and FGV, he has sound and profound experience in training, developing and managing successful teams. Currently, Erik is the commercial head of 99, first Brazilian technology company to be classified as a "UNICORN" enterprise by the market.
An executive producer for the audiovisual market with over 30 years" experience. She has worked in major production companies such as 5.6, O2 Filmes and Maria Bonita. Her specialty is audio post-production for series and feature films, especially animation. For the past 5 years she has been working at Ultrassom Music Ideas, a pioneering studio in recording original voices in Brazil, currently using the same format as those from the finest LA studios. Marques has already produced over 15 series and 2 feature-length animated films.
Erika Palomino was born in Rio de Janeiro and based in São Paulo. She"s a journalist, writer and consultant with 30 years" experience in the market.
Palomino worked for 17 years at newspaper Folha de S. Paulo as a columnist and editor. Her weekly column, called "Illustrated Night" helped shed some light over new behaviors of youth culture to a then-rising scene of Brazilian fashion.
Restless and keen on learning about different medias, she has already worked for TV, radio and pioneering online news. In 2001 she launched her website " with the physical server in a small warehouse at Vila Madelena burrough " also HQ for content production and hub "House of Palomino".
She"s been a brand consultant for Melissa shoes in fashion and trend research; she also works as creative director for fashion shows, exhibits, campaigns, films, books and special projects.
As a speaker she has addressed audiences from Caxias do Sul do Caruaru on fashion and behavior with an informal, public-friendly approach. Brands such as Shopping Iguatemi, Natura and O Boticário are also part of her consulting portfolio.
Her two books, "Babado Forte (1999) and "A Moda" (2001) have become staples for fashion colleges around the country.
In 2014, she made the BoF 500 list (the biggest fashion influencers worldwide) and in 2016 she became a member of APCA, The São Paulo Art Critics Association.
Professional roles include Publisher and Chief Editor for several big names - KEY, Moda (Folha de S.Paulo), L'Officiel Brasil, L'Officiel Hommes, SPFW Journal, FFW, Revista da Folha, L'Officiel Voyage, Hotel Unique, Plastic Dreams; she also contributed to all fashion main magazines such as Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Elle and Marie Claire.
Director, screenwriter and film/TV producer, Estêvão Ciavatta has dozens of TV productions under his belt, including award-winning shows "Preamar" (HBO), "Brasil Legal" (Cool Brazil), "Muvuca" (Noisy Gathering) and "Esquenta" (Warm Up), all from Globo TV. In film, he wrote the screenplay and directed the awarded documentaries "Nelson Sargento da Mangueira" and "Programa Casé - o que a gente não inventa, não existe", (The Casé Show " if we can"t make it up, then it doesn"t exist) as well as the comedy "Made in China". Estêvão partner and founder of Pindorama Filmes, a creative/production studio focused on values communication and social transformation; it is the first Brazilian Audiovisual Neutral Carbon company. At Globo TV, highlights go to independent productions shown at Sunday-night-prime-time Fantástico: "Vozes do Clima" (Weather Voices), hosted by Marcos Palmeira, "Amazônia SA" (Amazonia, Inc.), narrated by Fernanda Montenegro and "Fonte da Juventude" (Fountain of Youth), narrated by Regina Casé.
Solid experience in Telecommunications, IT and Digital Media industries. International and entrepreneurial experience in top management positions. Launched and managed consumer and enterprise services. Managed marketing campaigns and sales acceleration programs across emerging countries. Led the development of a multi-platform live streaming and video-on-demand service.
Specialties: Digital transformation in private & public sectors, B2B and B2C products introduction, go-to-market strategies, digital content distribution and e-commerce.
Evandro Roque de Oliveira, also known as Fióti, 30-year-old, is one of the most promising names inthe independent Brazilian music scene. In 2009, founded the label Laboratório Fantasma (LAB)with his brother Emicida. Nowadays, LAB is the largest and most respected independent musicrecorder in Brazil, besides acting as digital distributor and producer. Fioti also acts as anentrepreneur, ahead of the careers of Emicida, recognized as one of the greatest rappers in thecountry, and Rael, who emerges as one of the greatest revelations of the new Brazilian music. In2017, the label signed with two promises of hip hop: Drik Barbosa and Owl BC1
VP Latin America Distribution and Co-Production, Gaumont
With over 20 years of experience on the Broadcasting Industry, and more than 10 in the International Market, first at Endemol and then as Director of International Sales & Distribution for Snap & MarVista Entertainment, with more than 5 years as NETFLIX aggregators specialized on the international business, now Ezequiel Olzanski is VP Latin America Distribution and Co-Productions for Gaumont. With the absolute understanding that "Content is King", and centered on the programming needs of every client to bring them the best titles for their screens, our goal is to develop the best strategy for International Distribution and Co-Productions, considering every right, window and territory in Latam & US Hispanic, as well as helping to bring Latam content to the world, from Premium Pay, to Basic Cable, Free TV and VOD platforms.
Fabiana Batistela is graduated in Social Communication by ESPM (Escola Superior de Propaganda e Marketing) and started her early professional life as a reporter for Bizz Magazine. In 2002, she founded Inker Agência Cultural, a company focused on press advisory and consultancy for artists and music events, besides conceiving and producing cultural projects. With a wide curriculum, the agency has already accomplished several events and projects dedicated to Brazilian new musical productions, aside from countless international band tours in the country. Fabiana is also the director and head behind SIM São Paulo " Semana Internacional de Música de São Paulo / São Paulo Music Week, the biggest music convention in Latin America held in São Paulo since 2013 (www.simsaopaulo.com).
Fabiano Gullane is a managing partner of Gullane, a production company with 20 years of experience in the film and TV industry.
In recent years, he has produced and co-produced numerous feature films, including recently Daniel Rezende?s ?Bingo ? The King of the Mornings?, Laís Bodanzky?s ? Just Like our Parents? in 2017; Roberto Santucci's box office record trilogy "Until Luck Do Us Part" ; the award-winning international co-production "Tabu" by Miguel Gomes and "All In (La Suerte en Tus Manos)" by the Argentinian Daniel Burman; as well as "The Second Mother", by Anna Muylaert; "A Wolf at the Door", by Fernando Coimbra; "The Best Things in the World" by Laís Bodanzky; "Embodiment of Evil" by José Mojica Marins and "The Year My Parents Went on Vacation" by Cao Hamburger among others. At the same time, Gullane has been producing television projects such as the fictional series "Jailers? (TV Globo) MIP Drama Award in Cannes, ?Alice" and "O Homem da sua Vida" (HBO), ?Unidade Básica? (Universal Channel), "Fora de Controle" (Record) and the documentaries ?A Estréia? (ESPN) and ?Lutas.Doc? (TV Brasil).
Attorney and Partner, Cesnik, Quintino & Salinas Advogados
Mr. Cesnik is a partner at the Law firm of Cesnik, Quintino e Salinas, with his Law degree from São Paulo University"USP. He has been listed by Chambers Global Guide in 2019"for the 9th consecutive year"as a specialist in media and entertainment, although he also specializes in culture, and co-chairs the Brazil"California Chamber of Commerce"s (BCCC) Media and Entertainment Committee. He has also written Guia de Incentivo à Cultura, a book already in its 3rd printing, published by Manole, and coauthored Projetos Culturais: Elaboração, Administração, Aspectos Legais e Busca de Patrocínio, by Escrituras publishers, in its 4th edition. Mr. Cesnik was the chairman of the Copyright, Material Property and Entertainment Committee at the Rio de Janeiro chapter of the Brazilian Law Association (OAB-RJ), as well as of the Media end Entertainment Committee of the São Paulo Lawyers" Institute (IASP).
Fabio Hofnik is an audiovisual and event producer, working with immersive storytelling entertainment since 2014. Curator and director of the Hyper Festival, an international festival, now in its third edition, dealing with the market and production of immersive content, virtual- and augmented reality. He is the founder of TheXRDb.com, a worldwide database on immersive audiovisual production and an online portal.
Lima is a partner and director of Sofá Digital (Digital Couch), the lead VOD aggregator in Latin America. He holds an undergraduate degree in Radio and TV and a technical degree in Industrial Computing; he has been working since 2000 with digital technologies for the audio-visual sector. Lima was an Operational Director at Rain Networks and one of the founders of Mobz before creating Sofá Digital in 2013.
Head of Technology, Innovation and Digital Transformation, Aliansce Shopping Centers
IT executive with 22 years experience obtained while working with systems and infrastructure projects, and also with IT operations and portfolio management, for national and multinational companies in several business areas such as telecommunications, manufacturing, education, retail and health businesses.
Founding Partner, Scriptwriter and actor, Porta dos Fundos
Fábio Porchat is one of Brazilian comedy"s most well-known names. He is a partner-founder, screenwriter and actor at Porta dos Fundos, the world"s biggest Youtube comedy channel. Porchat has a degree in acting from CAL (Casa das Artes de Laranjeira " Laranjeira"s Borough Arthouse), and worked at Rede Globo from 2006 to 2013. He started performing in stand-up routines all over Rio de Janeiro before heading on a national tour with his comedy show "Fora do Normal" (Unnatural). Together with actress Miá Mello, Porchat had a major hit with "Meu Passado Me Condena" (My Past Condemns Me), both on stage as well as when later adapted to film.
From 2016 to 2018 he had his own talk show on TV Record " "Programa do Porchat" (Porchat"s Show). In 2018 he became one of the hosts of GNT channel"s "Papo de Segunda" (Monday Talks).
Head of Digitalization and New Business Models, Volkswagen South America
Head of Business Adoption of Digital Means and New Business Models for Volkswagen South America. Since 2012 at Volkswagen, he was the person in charge of the Digital Marketing and CRM department until October 2016, when he took his current position within the company.
Fabio Rabelo holds a degree in Economics from PUC-SP, an MBA in Marketing from ESPM and a specialization diploma in Executive Management from Dom Cabral Foundation. He has worked in digital projects and innovation for over 18 years, eleven of which were at the Publicis Group, leaving the group as Account Director and New Digital Businesses Director. There, he worked in major projects for such clients as Bradesco, Nestlé, Sabesp, Sanofi, LÓreal, and many more.
Pamplona is a Brazilian scientist and entrepreneur, PhD in Psychopharmacology of the endocannabinoid system " and benchmark for the medicinal use of Cannabis by-products. Startup founder on the creative economy area (education technology) and professor at the Perestroika school of creativity. In recent years, he has spoken at Harvard, TedX and Exosphere. He"s been a PATH curator and had his debut at SXSW in 2018. He believes in innovation as a tool to transform a scientist"s curiosity into something of real value to society.
Fátima Rendeiro is currently the National Head of In Loco University, specialized in localization intelligence solutions; Associated Partner of the Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies, think tank and global consultant specialized in future studies with a focus on business development; she is also a Counselor for the Rio de Janeiro Media Group, an organization that spreads knowledge exchange between media professionals; Rendeiro has a master"s degree in Creative Economics Management from the Superior School of Advertising and Marketing " ESPM, Rio; she was the Director of the Brazilian Adverstisement Association " ABP from 2009 to 2013; President of the Interactive Advertisting Bureau " Rio Committee (IAB Rio) from 2014 to 2016;
President of the Rio de Janeiro Media Group from 2012 until September 2018 and Adviser for the Endeavor company from 2011 until 2016.
Among her awards, Rendeiro has been twice-nominated for the Caboré Award from Meio & Mensagem publisher, having won in 2013 as "Best Media Professional"; she was also "Media Agency Professional Highlight" in 2004, 2006 and 2010 by the Brazilian Advertising Agency " ABP.
Fátima Rendeiro volunteers as an organizer for TEDxRio Education.
Assistant President, MGTV ChinaLI Qiang and Director, Fujian Provincial Administration of Radio and Television
Graduated from Loughborough University, Mr. Percival Fang has more than 10 years" experience in content Marketing, integrated marketing and new media. Mr. Fang led MGTV advertising team, which made many breakthrough development and growth in recent 3 years, enabled MGTV become one of the most successful content marketing platforms in China. Self-made marketing cases win several gold marketing Awards like China Advertising Great-wall Award, China Digital Advertising Awards, Jingtong Content Awards, Topdigital innovating Awards.
Felipe Oliva is co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Squid, the first influence marketing platform in Brazil, specializing in micro-influencers, whose main goal is to help brands humanize their communication by working with digital influencers. With a degree in engineering from USP, Oliva is a reference in influence marketing, having already lectured at events such as the SNIC Festival, Social Media Week, Digital Marketing Expo and YouPix Con. Has has worked in other technology companies and has experience in the development of on-line and off-line marketing strategies.
Musician, producer, technical director at Toca do Bandido studio and Managing Partner at the label Toca Discos
Felipe Rodarte ia a musician, producer, technical director at Toca do Bandido studio and Managing Partner at the label Toca Discos. Originally a lawyer, in 2002 he founded the group EletroSamba, that was signed on by Sony Music and nominated as Newcomer Band of the Year at the Multishow Awards in 2004. Felipe studied music production at Rio Música, in 1994, with producer Mayrton Bahia. In 2006 he established Soma studio, increasing his production, working with such acts as AVA, Lafayette e os Tremendões, Nervoso e os Calmantes, Márcio Local, Dj Negralha, and Thalma de Freitas. From 2009 onwards, he begins the collaboration between Toca do Bandido studio and the label Toca Discos. In 2013 he gathered a few new rock bands and created #acenavive, helping to reestablish Rio"s rock scene, with a project that spread throughout the country. Felipe brought in a collaborative and entrepreneurial vision, helping the bands to develop artistically. In 2015 he was an adviser at the DMX Talent awards, which was organized by producer Marco Mazzola. In 2017 Felipe was nominated as producer of Brutown, a record by The Baggios, under the Toca Discos label, at the 18th Latin Grammy, as Best Rock or Alternative Music Album. In 2018, he worked with Dj Alok, produced the track picked for the opening credits on Globo TV"s telenovela Orgulho e Paixão, performed by singer and multi-instrumentalist and Lucy Alves, and is currently producing the solo debut album of Marcelo Falcão, singer for O Rappa.
Felipe Simas is a talent manager and founding partner of F/Simas, the company responsible for managing the careers of musician Tiago Iorc, the duo Anavitória and singer Manu Gavassi.
He has a degree in Business Studies from the Académie de Commerce de Genève and he has been engaged in show business since 1999, when he began his career as a concert producer.
Besides developing an artistic-creative coaching work for over eight years with musician Tiago Iorc, Felipe discovered and launched the duo Anavitória in 2015, winner of the 2017 Latin Grammy Award in the category 'Best Portuguese Language Song'.
His artists are responsible for the return of MPB (or Pop "Emepebista", as he"d rather call it) to the charts, breaking the hegemony of sertanejo and funk.
Partner of Cyberlabs since its foundation, is responsible for delivering artificial intelligence products that improve human performance. Currently coordinates research assistance in the area of health in partnership with laboratories specialized in brain cancer.He is also launching computer vision products for various sectors of the economy. He holds a master's degree in Business Administration from the COPPEAD Institute of Management (UFRJ), with an emphasis on finance and managerial control (2013) and extension at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Graduated in Mechatronics Engineering (2006) from the University of Brasília (UnB).
Actress trained by the Célia Helena Drama School (2005). Advertiser trained by Faap (2010), former PMI member (Project Management Institute - NY), doing a specialization course in Business Management at FGV - Rio de Janeiro. She began her career as a cultural producer in São Paulo in 2005. Between 2010 and 2012, she worked as commercial and service manager of JLeiva Cultura e Esporte, agency responsible for developing culture and research investment policies, which maps the different cultural areas in Brazil. She moved to NY in 2012, she worked as a theater department manager for three years, for NY's largest summer festival, City Parks Foundation - SummerStage. For two years, she worked in the programming department at the Apollo Theater Foundation, known as one of the city's major public assets, as well as the most important organization in the history of black culture in the United States. As a collaborator, she was part of the team of readers of fellowship programs of the The Playwrights Realm in NY organization, whose mission is to support the development of new playwrights. In May 2017, she accepted the invitation to return to Brazil to take over the executive direction of Anima Mundi.
Fernanda Estrella has specialized in creating value to brands through her experience. With a degree in advertising from PUC-RJ, and with specialization in Marketing from Berkeley College, NY, she began her career researching and writing about retail consumer experience trends. Fernanda has worked for many of the main Live Marketing agencies in Brazil, such as Dream Factory " managing and developing content and projects for major local and global brands. While finishing her MBA in Executive Management at Coppead (UFRJ), she switched sides and went on to work for Ambev, in São Paulo. There, she managed the sponsorship department for the Antarctica brand. Her main delivery was the Carnaval de Rua do Rio de Janeiro case. She managed the World Cup 2014 project, with the brands Brahma and Budweiser. A major challenge, no doubt, with all of the company"s brands involved. And agencies. And partners. And organizers. In Brazil and globally. Fernanda managed the bid for Rio 2016 Olympic Games for the Skol brand, and initiated the planning for brand activation and experience.
Fernanda moved back to Rio with an invitation to become the Business Strategy Marketing Director for SRCOM"a brand experience agency"where she has had the opportunity to witness first-hand the most exciting part of the 2016 Olympic Games. She is currently Marketing Director for Rock In Rio, where she handles the communications management and planning for the biggest music, entertainment and experience festival in the world.
Manager of the Creative Economy and IT Department, BNDES
Farah graduated in Management from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro " UFRJ, is taking her Master"s degree at the Pontifical Catholic University - PUC, an MBA in Finance from the COPPEAD Graduate School of Business and a Master"s in Business Administration from IAG-PUC. She has been working at BNDES since 2004, having been through the Capital Market and Venture Capital departments. She is currently the manager at BNDES" Creative Economy and IT Department, working at the Creative Economy sector since 2006.
For 14 years, has been working with initiatives that investigate and articulate the use of technologies and new languages in pedagogical strategies that favor participatory, critical and creative learning for young people and children of our time.
Medical Radiologist, Researcher and President of the D'Or Institute for Research and Teaching (IDOR)
Fernanda Tovar-Moll is a radiologist physician, researcher and president of IDOR - D"Or Institute for Research and Education. Her works seek the understanding of formation, establishment and modulation of brain circuits in normal and pathological situations. For such, she performs basic research in animal models and clinical studies on neurologic, psychiatric and development diseases. Her team uses in vivo imaging techniques to map and understand the brain plasticity phenomenon.
Fernando Segtowick was born in the State of Pará, in the amazonian region of Brazil. During his career, he produced short films and television series that aired on national channels, like Canal Futura. In 2015, he founded Marahu Filmes to create content about people living in the Amazon. Now, he's producing his first feature film, a documentary called The Echo of the Lake. He's also developing the fiction feature film Hope Street and the TV Series Sabores da Floresta to be aired in late 2019 at Canal Futura. He participated at the Rotterdam Lab, during the International Film Festival Rotterdam in early 2019.
Fernando Acquarone is the managing partner at Pindorama Filmes, the production company in Rio where he creates and directs fiction and documentary series. With a degree in Adevertising from PUC-Rio, he took Cinema Direction at the New York Film Academy and got a scholarship to attend FABRICA, the audiovisual creation center established by Benetton, in Italy. Among his most recent work, he has directed the series A Bola, Jogos do Mundo, Amazônia S/A, Choque Térmico, and Tempo de Bola. N 2019, Acquarone will premiere a miniseries on HBO about Santos Dumont, in which he directs, writes the screenplay, edits and collaborates in the story.
Fernando Coimbra majored in Cinema at the University of São Paulo, Brazil. He has written and directed nine short films. His first feature, A WOLF AT THE DOOR, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2013. The film won the Horizons Award at the San Sebastian International Film Festival and won awards at many other international film festivals including Havana, Miami, Guadalajara and Rio de Janeiro. For the same film, Coimbra was nominated for Outstanding Directorial Achievement of a First-Time Feature Film Director at the DGA Awards in 2016. In 2015, he directed two episodes for the first season of the Netflix show NARCOS. His first US feature, SAND CASTLE, starred by Nicholas Hoult, Henry Cavill and Logan Marshall-Green, became a Netflix Original and premiered on April 2017 at the streaming platform. Also, in 2017, he directed one episode of the Cinemax/Fox show OUTCAST, created by Robert Kirkman and two more episodes of NARCOS on season 3.
Collaço has a Masters" degree in Film and TV, and a bachelor"s degree in Social Communication, both through Unicamp " the University of Campinas. He is Head of Content at PlayKids and Graduate Professor of Digital Marketing at Senac " the National Service for Commercial Education. He also worked as Project Manager in advertising agencies, with clients such as Heineken, Mars and Volvo; previously, he worked as a video editor for TV broadcasters, wrote audiovisual screenplays for the Ministry of Education and performed research the field of Transmedia and Storytelling. He is also the founder of Atlas Media Lab, a digital communication school in São Paulo.
Magalhães has an undergraduate degree in Computing Engineering and a master?s degree in Production Engineering from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro ? PUC-RJ. He has been working at NET Cable TV for over 18 years; he has already held positions in Planning and Supply/Logistics; he is currently the Director of Content and Schedule for NET and CLARO, being responsible for content negotiation for both companies and for relations with schedulers, distributors and studios.
Working for over 30 years as an executive leader in the TV business, Fernando Pelegio has been the Artistic and Creative Development Director of Brazil"s second largest TV network, SBT, since 2010. Member of the Executive Planning and Programming Committee of the network, Pelegio is responsible for all the channel"s original content, including global and historic event news coverage. He supervises the hiring of actors, show directors and writers, and also manages the artistic and technical quality of the sets, Promos and network IDs. He has developed successful projects such as the show "Fábrica de Casamentos" (Weddings Factory), series "A Garota da Moto" (Motorbike Girl) and "Z4", as well as five new series currently under production. Pelegio manages a team of about one thousand people, and is also the executive producer for several telenovela hits. He identifies and negotiates the best projects, TV shows, international and/or independent partners for the channel. A member of CAPEX, he supervises all company purchases, including hardware, software and network equipment. He has already held the positions of Visual Creation Director, Production Manager, CGI Designer and Training and Operations Coordinator. He has also worked at WPBT Channel 2, in Miami, and at Record TV, Brazil.
Is a manager at BNDES, in charge of the BNDES Garagem program, an initiative designed to foster entrepreneurship, create investment and business opportunities, help medium and large companies to innovate and contribute to a change in corporate culture.
Instititutional Director & Director of Sustainability, Grupo Cataratas
PhD in Geography and Land Planning from the University of Paris ? Pantheon-Sorbonne, and PhD in Geography from São Paulo University ? USP. Sustainability Director and Employee Representative at Cataratas Group.
Mr. Souza is the founder of Tamoios Inteligência Geográfica and has ample experience in managing projects and consultancies aimed at land management, touristic planning and strategic planning. His higher education basis is in tourism and economics, and he has had more than a decade of experience working on those areas in Brazil and Europe. A specialist in Tourism and Geographic Information Systems, he also has ample experience in process-management consulting, project financing and in modeling private-public partnerships.
Figs Jackman is Head of Global Development at Spring Films, the twice Oscar nominated, Emmy, BAFTA, Peabody, Grierson and RTS award winning production company. www.springfilms.tv
Recent projects include: the Emmy, RTS, and Peabody winning Night Will Fall; the 2017 Emmy nominated Into the Inferno Directed by Werner Herzog for Netflix and Meeting Gorbachev directed by Werner Herzog and Andre Singer.
As a Producer, recent film work includes: Netflix"s City 40 which was nominated for an Emmy at the 2017 awards; the award-winning They Will Have to Kill Us First; the critically acclaimed Joshua Oppenheimer Exec Produced A Mother Brings Her Son to be Shot.
2019 sees the release of Cool Daddio: The Second Youth of R Stevie Moore which Figs Exec Produced.
Fillipe Dornelas was born in São Gonçalo, Rio de Janeiro and holds a bachelor"s degree in Information Systems from the Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro - UFRuralRJ.
He has worked as a Data Scientist in technology, financial and retail companies.
He currently works as an Artificial Intelligence Engineer for solving issues by means of Computer Vision and Natural Language Processing; Dornelas is a partner at a startup company based in Rio de Janeiro which deals with these innovations.
With five years managing Artplan SP, Flavia heads the Planning, Branding and Shopper Marketing departments.
This executive, who is married and has a lovely son, Theo, has as one of her priorities to give support and help in the development of other women in the communication market.
With nearly two decades of experience in the market, Flavia has handled the accounts of such clients as Johnson&Johnson, Heineken, Vivo, Nestlé, Natura, and Coca-Cola, among many others.
She is the chair of the Diversity Committee at Artplan, and has contributed heavily to and been closely involved in the current "Blind Hiring" selective process that the agency now adopts.
With ample experience in New Business, she is directly involved in the company"s expansion strategy into the São Paulo market.
In the five years she has been at the agency, she has taken part in bringing in some major brands to Artplan, like Electrolux, Takeda, Óticas Carol, Etna, Melitta, Gruppo Campari, Kopenhagen, Brasil Cacau.
Flavia is also a poet, having a project in which she turns the life stories she gets from her readers into poems.
Originally form the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, she has a degree in Advertising from UNI-BH, a postgraduate degree in Marketing from ESPM, and Strategic Planning specialization from the Miami Ad School.
Founder, Studio XR and iExecutive Director, XRBR - Brazilian X-Reality Hub
XR maker with more than four years of experience in virtual reality, specialist in 360° film and photography. With TV Escola, he conceived a pioneering VR experience, offering sign language accessibility, launched during Rio2C 2018. He has conceived, in a partnership with Ydreams and Arkave, a multiplayer VR experience for Petrobras and Mac Laren, presented at Rio Oil and Gas 2018. Working for more than a decade in the audiovisual market, Flavio is dedicated to bridging the gap between those new technologies and the contemporary market.
Advertiser, Screenwritter and #republique co-founder
Flávio Medeiros is an advertising professional, writer, screenwriter, and co-founder of the #republique network.
He is the creator of Batalha Makers Brasil, the first reality TV show about the maker culture in Brazil, hosted by Marcelo Tas and slated to premiere on April 28, 2019 on the Discovery Brazil channel.
He is also the author of the reality shows SmartHome, Casas Inteligentes, a show that present solution in décor, design and technology to solve life"s little annoyances in the home, and Os Perfumistas, portraying the cosmetics industry and showing the tension behind the delicate art of combining essences and creating perfumes.
Flávio is the co-creator and manager of the digital channel Makers Brasil in a partnership with Fab Lab Recife.
Up until the end of 2016, he was Creative Director at the ad agency Heads, in Rio de Janeiro.
Between 2007 and 2011, he was the president of Clube de Criação in Rio de Janeiro"CCRJ; between 2012 and 2016, he was a member of the Upper Council of the Brazilian Advertising Association"ABP.
Flávio Medeiros was elected Advertising Professional of the Year by Colunistas Award/Rio de Janeiro in 2010 and 2012, and nominated for the Creative Director of the Year at the Brazilian Advertising Association awards in 2010 and 2013. He was also chosen as the Professional Highlight at the Colunistas Award/Rio de Janeiro, for his work as president of Clube de Criação during 2007, and received the Rogério Steinberg Award as the most award-winning creative in Rio de Janeiro, in 2010.
He was a juror in the Content category at the El Ojo de Iberoamerica International Festival, in Buenos Aires; in the Media category at the Festival de la Publicidad Independiente " FIEP, in Mendoza; in the Digital category at the Festival Iberoamericano de Propaganda " FIAP, in Miami, and in the Media category again, but in the Lusos Award, in Portugal. Locally, he was also in the judging panel of Globo TV"s Profissionais do Ano, of Prêmio Globo, of Prêmio Abril, of Prêmio Meio & Mensagem, of Wave Festival, and Jury President at the Festival do Clube de Criação Award, and the president of the judging panel in the Content category at the ABP Festival.
In 2014, he won the Webby Awards, one of the most prestigious digital communication awards in the world.
He has also won the Grand Prix from ABP, CCRJ, Prêmio Globo, Prêmio Abril, Colunistas Award/Rio de Janeiro, Colunistas Award/Brazil, in addition to having his works awarded at Globo TV"s Profissionais do Ano, at the London Festival, At El Ojo de Iberoamerica, FIAP, Cuba"s Bem Público Festival, Wave Festival (Meio & Mensagem Group), at the Portuguese Language Festival in Lisbon, and Cannes (Lions).
Flávio was an invited lecturer in the Communication graduate course at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro"s School of Communication (ECO/UFRJ), between 1998 and 2001, a teacher in the extension course at Escola Superior de Propaganda e Marketing"ESPM, in 2008, and finally, an invited lecturer in the Bootcamp course of Planning, at Miami Ad School (2014).
Francisco Almendra is the co-founder of and CEO at Studio KwO, an XR studio headquartered in Rio de Janeiro, and specializing in the creation of interactive and cinematic experiences for clients and partners throughout the world, as well as creating projects for greater audiences. KwO"s portfolio displays more then 30 AR/VR projects since 2015, in research, conception, production and distribution. Its clients range from companies in fashion to mining, from hospitality to education. In addition to technical expertise in 3D, 360° videos and the creation of interactive experiences, KwO puts forth extensive research in emergent and nonlinear storytelling, pushing the boundaries of interactive storytelling for documentaries and fiction. The studio mixes techniques such as 3D scanning, motion capture and photogrammetry to bring about the richness of detail found in the real world into the virtual world, greatly valuing aesthetics and user comfort. Works by Studio KwO has been published twice by the Washington Post, and can be seen in major international VR content distribution platforms.
Francisco Chaves is the executive director at Arkave, a pioneering company in Virtual Reality and Location-Based Entertainment. He is a games enthusiast and passionate about technology, having innovation coded deep in his DNA. After 16 years working in the telecommunications market, in the new business/new products sector, a year-and-a-half ago he accepted the challenge of transforming Arkave from a product to a company, taking it to the international market.
Francisco Jardim, is a co-founder & managing director at São Paulo Ventures (SPV), the leading agtech venture firm in Latin America. He has led 34 deep tech venture investments and sat on over 20 management boards. He currently sits on the board of leading IoT, satellite imagery, cloud computing, marketplace, livestock management, livestock fertility and blockchain agtech firms in LATAM. He has also launched & sits in the credit committee of the region´s first Venture Debt Fund (BVD " Brazil Venture Debt 1). Before starting SPV, Francisco worked in wholesale banking and in the hedge fund industry. He also founded an ag trading & brokerage firm, focused in subagricultural commodities & Sub-Saharan market. He has also been active member of the Endeavor Mentor network, as well as advisor to several public & private innovation think tanks.
François Pachet got his Ph.D. and Habilitation from Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC), after an engineer"s degree from Ecole des Ponts et Chaussées. He has been assistant professor in artificial intelligence at UPMC until 1997 when he joined SONY Computer Science Laboratory Paris to conduct research on interactive music listening, composition and performance.
He developed several award winning technologies such as constra