eMerge Americas is the premier technology event that connects startups, entrepreneurs, VCs, big business, and government officials from across North America & Latin America & Europe. eMerge Americas serves as the preeminent innovative thought exchange transforming Miami into the technological hub of the Americas. By connecting global industry leaders and investors with America’s top business executives, technology decision-makers, and entrepreneurs, partnerships are forged that spur visionary innovation and technological advancements for the betterment of business and society. The eMerge Americas founding partners include: Medina Capital, A Rod Corporation, Greenberg Traurig, Knight Foundation, Miami-Dade County, and the Miami Herald.
eMerge’s schedule of events included a charity golf tournament with The First Tee Miami, the Visa Challenge pitch contest and an array of speakers and experts discussing some of the biggest buzz words in the technology world, including Blockchain, cryptocurrency and cybersecurity. Speakers included Andy Ellis, Chief Security Officer, Akamai; Sophia the Robot; César Cernuda, President, LatAm, Microsoft; Manny Medina, CEO, Cyxtera Technologies; and Jackie Hyland, Director, LatAm, Silicon Valley Bank.vNew this year, attendees had the opportunity to interact with a unique art installation. Messages from the Minesexcavates and analyzes messages left in the Bitcoin blockchain by miners, and in doing so helps to disambiguate some of the misunderstood aspects of this new technology. These messages, left inside the blocks of the blockchain, are a form of digital graffiti, unique—though overlooked—cultural artifacts forever embedded in one of the most contemporary digital technologies. #emerge18 @eMergeAmericas