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Uncovering the Power of Innovation 


With innovation as the overarching theme, unbound offers unparalleled insight into the future of digital and the latest trends and technologies that are disrupting your business.Learn from highly successful innovators and entrepreneurs on what it takes to stay ahead of the curve.

If you’re a curious, open-minded, innovator then come and join us this October to see what the future of tech looks like. Check out the stellar agenda below:

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30 Oct 2018
  1. Businesses must build an innovative ecosystem; which is a repeatable and scalable process for turning creative ideas into profitable business models. We take a look at those that have successfully fostered a culture of innovation and discuss what is needed to embed innovation in your organization.
  2. Here we will learn that innovation is a deeply natural process that is accessible to anyone. Using perceptual neuroscience we will explore the principles that enable individuals and organizations to thrive ‘at the edge of chaos’, and the fundamental role of technology in this process.
  3. Innovation is one of the most powerful ways to drive business growth in today’s challenging economic environment. But innovation is changing, allowing companies of all sizes and from all geographies to compete with traditional multinationals, thus disrupting markets. That’s as true for emerging markets as it is for developed.
  4. Technology will change more in the next five years than the last fifty – disrupting industries from finance to retail to media and more. Over the last few years, traditional institutions have started to understand that collaboration with startups may be the best path to long-term relevance. Though these partnerships between corporates and startups is not always easy, when they work, incredible innovation can be unleashed.
  5. Unbound invites a selection of well-known start-ups to give an overview of their journey to date, sharing lessons learnt along the way and plans for the future.

  6. It appears that the answer to all businesses problems of 'how can you save money and time in a reliable and efficient way?' is Artificial Intelligence. Organizations bringing solutions to market are closing the gap between the research lab and the showroom, pioneering new business applications. We will discuss the state of AI, its current uses and what the future holds for one of the most disruptive technologies of our time.
  7. Unbound invites a selection of well-known start-ups to give an overview of their journey to date, sharing lessons learnt along the way and plans for the future.
  8. This rising Multilatina wave has the potential to kickstart a tech-powered renaissance in Latin America as the region's shared cultural touchstones provide a bridge for the developing economies in the region. Innovation and new technologies will be key to this shift and regional transformation.
  9. Over the lunch break, we're inviting selected startups to deliver their 3-minute elevator pitch to a jury of VCs and angel investors.
  10. South Florida's effort to bring Amazon to the region is unprecedented, particularly when it comes to the collaboration between the three major South Florida counties. In developing the pitch, each region had to highlight its strengths and address difficulties. Now that the precedent has been set and South Florida is still in the running, what have economic development officials learned and how will they apply this knowledge next?
  11. From banking and secure communications to healthcare and ride-sharing, Blockchain will have a huge impact on our future and cryptocurrency. No central person or company owns it. It's decentralized and distributed so that no one person can take it down or corrupt it. It's the technology of tomorrow.
  12. Unbound invites a selection of well-known start-ups to give an overview of their journey to date, sharing lessons learnt along the way and plans for the future.
  13. This panel will deal with issues related to innovative initiatives in emerging technology and different creative industries that will face the different challenges in the next five to ten years. Panelists will share their experiences and explain the usefulness of their products, telling participants how to facilitate their day-to-day through their innovations as well as encouraging companies to invest and generate employment. By inspiring creative solutions to challenges in different disciplines, these talents will confirm and excel the importance of the Orange Economy and the benefits of its implementation.
  14. The information age and the resulting transparency is causing enormous stress for governments around the world. However, major opportunity exists in leveraging new technologies to transform major government activities such as regulatory frameworks, information management, intellectual property, and public services.
  15. Coty is one of the world's largest beauty companies, with a purpose to celebrate and liberate the diversity of consumers' beauty. Its strong entrepreneurial heritage has created an iconic portfolio of leading beauty brands. 
  16. Mastercard Invites a selection of female founders to showcase their latest innovation to a panel of judges for the chance to win an exclusive access to the last level of selection on their accelerator program.
  17. Join us for networking drinks with fellow delegates after the sessions.
31 Oct 2018
  1. Can Miami become the next Silicon Valley? We're getting there, but it is enough to become a dominant player on the national and world stage? Miami has some major challenges to overcome, but the future looks promising. Miami's tech scene has blossomed over the past few years and will continue to do so. Will it ever achieve the tech-hub status of Silicon Valley? No, Miami is different: it's the new Silicon Beach.
  2. CEO of Unbound, Daniel Seal sits down with Mayor Suarez to discuss the future of Miami's tech ecosystem.
  3. Storytelling is the most important marketing tool that companies should be engaging with. As Gen Z prioritise brands that are authentic and add value to their lives, we need to invest more time in building relationships with consumers. Reviewing the companies that have successfully created their brand narrative, we explore brand value, authenticity, how to see beyond the numbers and putting best practices in place for storytelling.
  4. We sit down with Francisco Santos Calderón, Ambassador of Colombia to the United States to discuss the LatAm ecosystem and working with this region.
  5. Urban areas around the world are investing in innovation to create smart cities, which are designed to improve efficiency and quality of life through data and technology. At the same time, automation is relentlessly sweeping through companies making jobs obsolete, creating new types of jobs, and sowing a lot of anxiety in the process?
  6. Effective collaboration is an essential part of any thriving business, but it’s hard to get it right. It’s even harder when you’re bringing together two fundamentally different disciplines such as art and science. In this talk we’ll explore the importance of diverse teams, how we can be more mindful of our working practices and draw on interesting cultural examples to challenge the conventions of collaboration.
  7. By 2050, digital natives will make up more than half the entire adult population of the world. This new breed is wired from birth, at home with multitasking, constantly connected, a disruptive force on the economy, and intent on transforming the workplace. In order to survive in the disruptive marketplace and keep customers happy, businesses must take the necessary steps to go digital and drive it from the core.
  8. Over the lunchbreak, we're inviting selected startups to deliver their 3-minute elevator pitch to a jury of VCs and angel investors.
  9. Digital Financing system increases upside and reduces the risk for startups and their investors and partners. Development of digital financing and secondary market infrastructure and ecosystem makes it infinitely faster and easier for startups to secure multiple rounds of timely capital.  The emergence of the Social Investing Community (SIC) and the key role that it plays for startups, communities, countries, corporations, and investors. 
  10. The finance sector has experienced a seismic disruption in the last 10 years. With new technologies like blockchain challenging the core of commerce, it is vital that finance professionals and corporations stay closely connected with the latest innovations and macro issues affecting the finance sector. 
  11. Regional university officials will discuss how they support the research activities of faculty, staff and students, as well as promote the availability of technology transfers and programs and curriculum designed to encourage tech entrepreneurship and the fostering of innovation in South Florida and beyond.
  12. Unbound invites a selection of well-known start-ups to give an overview of their journey to date, sharing lessons learnt along the way and plans for the future.
  13. Venezuela is facing a crisis like never before. The Green Helmets are a humanitarian group working on the streets to give medical assistance to the hundreds of people that are injured by violence on the streets. Join Federica Davila as she takes us through the situation in Venezuela and outlines the ways that the innovation community can assist in Venezuela.
  14. This session looks at how to attract VC and other types of funding in order to scale and grow, with a specific though not exclusive focus on the Miami and South Florida area.

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