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Video: Shaping Argentina's Digital Economy

Monday, November 6, 2017

Speakers:

  • Jorge Aguado, Undersecretary of Policies in Science, Technology and Productive Innovation, Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation, Argentina
  • Manuel Aguirre, Senior Vice President and Regional Managing Director Latin America, CH2M; President, Argentine-American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham)
  • Roberto Álvarez Roldán, Former Regional Executive, Accenture & President, Argencon
  • Henry Costa, Digital Manufacturing Practice Leader, Neoris (Download his presentation.)
  • Keith Murphy, Senior Vice President Government Relations and Regulatory Counsel, Viacom (Download his presentation.)
  • Carlos Pallotti, Subsecretario de Servicios Tecnológicos y Productivos en Ministerio de Producción de la Nación
  • Juan Pablo Tripodi, President, Argentina Investment and Trade Promotion Agency
  • Roberto Wagmaister, CEO and Chairman, Grupo ASSA (gA) (Download his presentation.)
  • Susan Segal, President and CEO, Americas Society/Council of the Americas

"I don't think anyone in Latin America has ties to Silicon Valley like the Argentines do," said AS/COA President and CEO Susan Segal as she kicked off the November 6 event convening CEOs and government officials to discuss Argentina's growing digital economy. Executives from Grupo ASSA, Viacom, and Neoris shared their respective companies' projects in the sector and how each is taking advantage of Argentina's strong entrepreneurial system and human capital. Government representatives Jorge Aguado and Carlos Palloti each gave their own keynotes highlighting the current government's initiatives in the digital space. In particular, President Mauricio Macri's moves to lower labor and income taxes will be beneficial to the sector, said Palloti, as well as the reduction in red tape around creating new companies.