Emerging businesses: from blockchain to IoT is the central theme of the event


The various emerging and consolidating technologies in the world encourage transformations in the businesses of ICT companies, which need to update their research, innovation, management, sales and even their core business strategies in the face of more aggressive performance by competitors and in the face of new ones demands of customers and users.
Therefore, the ABES SOFTWARE CONFERENCE 2017 has as central theme EMERGING BUSINESS: FROM BLOCKCHAIN TO IoT and a program that brings together a group of international and national experts, in order to discuss public policies, success stories, trends and paths to increase growth, productivity, profitability and competitiveness of companies in the software and services sector in Brazil and in the global market. The event is scheduled for September 18, from 8:30 am to 6 pm, at the WTC Events Center, located at Avenida das Nações Unidas, 12551 – 3rd Floor, São Paulo, SP.
“Investments in new technologies are growing and we have regulatory obstacles to overcome, such as the issue of protection and data flow. Governments, academia and ICT companies need to respond quickly to demands, review business and research strategies in an environment of continuous innovation, mobility, increased hacker attacks, democratization and lower technology costs," he explains Francisco Camargo, president of ABES.
“ABES SOFTWARE CONFERENCE has established itself as a relevant forum for discussions on emerging challenges, bearing in mind the role of the association as a catalyst for transformations and articulator of public policies with development and innovation bodies”, concluded the executive.
FROM BLOCKCHAIN TO IoT: business, public policy and trends
Marcelo Pagotti, Information Technology Secretary, Ministry of Planning, Budget and Management (MP); Maximiliano Martinhão, Secretary of Information Policy, Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communications (MCTIC); and Daniel Annenberg, Secretary of Innovation and Technology, of the City of São Paulo (PMSP), will talk about the advances and perspectives of Digital Government in the first panel. Lauro de Lauro, businessman and coordinator of the ABES SaaS Committee will be the moderator.
André de Castro, American entrepreneur, Bitcoin specialist, founder of the Blockchain of Things company, will give a special presentation on blockchain and IoT security, right after the panel “Fintechs and Innovation”, in which Abdallah Hitti, French entrepreneur, specialist in new payment methods, managing director of Hipay; and Carlos Fagundes, entrepreneur and president of Integral Trust. The moderation will be Gérson Schmidt, entrepreneur and vice-chairman of the Board of ABES.

The panel “Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Business Opportunities” features Prof. Dr. Eduardo Costa, director of LabChis (Laboratory of More Humane, Smarter and Sustainable Cities); Irecê Kauss, superintendent of Development and Innovation at BNDES; Rafael Moreira, special advisor for Industry 4.0 and director of Innovative Technologies at the Ministry of Industry, Foreign Trade and Services (MDIC), and Jonny Doin, entrepreneur and CEO of Grid Vortex. Werter Padilha, entrepreneur and coordinator of the ABES IoT Committee will moderate.   
“Legal Security in Brazil” will be debated by labor judge Marlos Melek, who coordinated the Labor Reform team in the Executive Branch; by Thiago Sombra, partner at Mattos Filho law firm, specialist in Corporate Ethics, Compliance and Anti-Corruption Law, and Manoel dos Santos, legal director of ABES. Emerson Kapaz, businessman, former federal deputy and rapporteur of the New Corporations Law, will be the moderator.
Luciano Ramos, Research and Consulting Manager at IDC – International Data Corporation, which conducts research on the IT Market in partnership with ABES, will participate in the “Present and Future” panel, alongside Francisco Camargo, president of ABES, and of Cristina de Luca, Journalist at Radio CBN, moderated by Daniela Braun, journalist and director of the Weber Shandwick agency.
ACATE, ASSESPRO, BRASSCOM, FENAINFO and SOFTEX are institutional supporters of the event and their members have promotional registration value. The 2017 edition is also open to people not associated with ABES, upon payment, which entitles them to a certificate, lunch and coffee break. 
All information, including the complete schedule, is available on the hot site:
Emerging businesses: from blockchain to IoT
8:30 am to 6 pm
WTC Events Center
Avenida das Nações Unidas, 12551 – 3rd Floor, São Paulo, SP

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