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IPADE to Host Second Edition of EmTech Digital LATAM

At a morning press conference hosted on March 13, IPADE announced that it would once again be the exclusive academic partner for EmTech Digital LATAM, the leading event on digital innovation in the Americas. This is only the second time this prestigious event has been held outside of the United States. Hosted in collaboration with MIT Technology Review and Opinno, an innovation consulting firm and the Spanish-language publisher of the magazine, the 2019 event will focus on artificial intelligence (AI) and its uses, impacts, and implications.

“At IPADE Business School, we‘re committed to contributing to the development of top executives, which is why we’re also dedicated to bringing together the brightest minds in business, technology, academia, etc. to better understand AI,” said Rafael Gómez Nava, Dean of IPADE. “This second edition of EmTech Digital LATAM is a way for us to reaffirm our commitment to this community in the face of significant changes and challenges. There is not a single sector or industry that will not be profoundly and fundamentally changed by AI.”

“These days, more and more companies are integrating AI into their activities to automate tasks, increase efficiency, and optimize data use and analysis,” added Beatriz Ferreira, Director of Opinno LatAm “However, technology isn’t just improving business management – it’s transforming entire industries. EmTech Digital LATAM will provide participants with an overview of AI in general and will then dive deep in an effort to answer the question – What’s next?”

Scheduled for July 2-3 at IPADE’s campus in Mexico City, the event is targeted to C-suite executives, heads of innovation, investors, pioneers and innovators, academics, entrepreneurs, and decision-makers. Over the course of two days, participants will be invited to discuss topics such as business uses for AI, the advent of the fourth industrial revolution, and the ethics of AI and its potential impact on society.

Speakers at the event will include top thinkers and disruptors from Mexico and beyond, including Gideon Lichfield, Editor in Chief of MIT Technology Review; Nicolas Miailhe, Co-founder and CEO of The Future Society; and Ricardo Rentería, Head of Mexico for Amazon Web Services.

“We know that there are concerns that go beyond the technology. Machines can now make decisions, and understanding how to manage that process is a challenge that also becomes a moral issue,” said Rentería. “Understanding the benefits that AI potentially poses for businesses, consumers, and users are fundamentally important, and this event will provide us with an opportunity to really engage with these topics.”

For more information about the event, including the agenda, speakers, and tickets, visit

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