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SEEKING WISDOM on Innovation for Inclusion, Leadership and Investment Readiness

1 octubre 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST

What do you know about the Inter-American Lab’s (BID LAB) work to driving innovation for inclusion in Latin America and the Caribbean? Have you heard about the practical applications based on technology? What is LACChain? Do you know what is the IEEE Day? Why celebrate it worldwide? Leadership is a process of social influence, which maximizes the efforts of others, towards the achievement of a goal. Mantras are a word or sound repeated to aid concentration in meditation or a statement or slogan repeated frequently. So, what are Leadership Mantras? An entrepreneur finds a solution to a problem or a pain, but are they ready to be funded? Investment Readiness: How to Get Funded, have success inside out! If any of these topics interest you, then this event is for you, so don’t miss it! Ah, also…we will raffle two $50 eCards from Amazon among the registered attendees! Co-sponsored by: Franklin WARD, Ciudad del Saber and TryEngineering. Agenda: All times are GMT -5 or Panama Local Time 5:00 PM to 5:05 PM | Welcome by Burton Dicht, Director, Student & Academic Education Programs – IEEE Educational Activities and housekeeping tasks. 5:05 PM to 5:30 PM | Irene Arias Hofman, CEO BID Lab | IDB Lab’s work to driving innovation for inclusion in Latin America and the Caribbean: practical applications based on technology. Irene Arias Hofman is the CEO of IDB Lab, the innovation laboratory of the Inter-American Development Bank Group, the leading source of development finance for Latin America and the Caribbean. The purpose of IDB Lab is to drive innovation for inclusion by supporting early-stage entrepreneurial solutions capable of transforming the lives of vulnerable populations. Previously, Irene worked for 20 years at the IFC, the private sector arm of the World Bank Group, where she managed the Financial Institutions Group and also the LAC region with its 16-billion-dollar portfolio. Her focus has been on innovation and technology, venture capital, and organizational development. 5:33 PM to 5:42 PM | Maria & Alexandra, IEEE Day Ambassadors | IEEE Day 2021 in Panama. 5:45 PM to 6:05 PM | Nita Patel, IEEE Computer Society | Leadership Mantras. Nita Patel, P.E., is Senior Director, Engineering Lead Design Center – Farmington at Otis leading a critical part of the global engineering development, providing new capabilities in connected, smart, IoT-based platforms. Nita is a Director of the IEEE Foundation and is active with multiple Computer Society committees. Nita has served as 1st Vice President Computer Society, served a three-year term on the Computer Society Board of Governors, founded and led the first five years of the IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference (WIE ILC), served as Women in Engineering International Chair, served on the Eta Kappa Nu Board of Governors and was IEEE-USA VP of Communications & Public Awareness. Nita received her MS Computer Engineering, BS Electrical Engineering and BS Mathematics from Southern Methodist University in Dallas. On September 29th, the IEEE Computer Society announces Nita Patel, P.E., has been voted the 2022 President-Elect and 2023 President of the Computer Society. 6:10 PM to 6:30 PM | Cheryl Edison, CEO & Founder Edison International | Investment Readiness: How to Get Funded. Cheryl Edison, a serial entrepreneur, investor & global business development strategist based in Silicon Valley, California. Quoted by USA Today, CNN and The Silicon Valley Business Times, Edison serves Start-ups, Corporates and Event Producers. Her work spans 57 industries, across 5 continents. In 2019 prior to Covid lockdown, Edison traveled to 16 countries providing over 167 strategy sessions, workshops and keynotes in public-private collaborations with a wide range of hosts including The Gates Foundation, SAP, Stanford, local US Embassies and The United Nations. During the lockdown, Edison has expanded her work online to deliver «anytime-anywhere» services to over 100,000 individuals, with a focus on how to increase business model resilience and growth in uncertain times. 6:30 PM to 7:00 PM | Q&A, Final Thoughts and Closing of Event. Virtual: