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Frost & Sullivan's GIL 2016 Brazil: Digital Transformation as Key Enabler for New Business Models in Brazil
Executive Summit in São Paulo Explores Growth Opportunities in the Wake of Transformative Global Changes

SÃO PAULO, April 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- In its fifth edition, Frost & Sullivan's annual Growth, Innovation and Leadership (GIL) event on May 12 at Hotel Unique will explore how rapid acceleration of digital innovations can spark the economic engine in Brazil. Topics will focus on major disruptions caused by Mega Trends and how organizations must respond to survive and thrive.

GIL 2016: Brazil (May 12, 2016)

Regional experts conclude that the following 3 years will see increased production backed by the implementation of technologies stemming from digital transformation. Frost & Sullivan's GIL 2016: Brazil summit will confirm this viewpoint and provide actionable insights. A combination of regional industry groundbreakers and Frost & Sullivan global team will exchange tangible deliverables that can reshape your business. The unique association of interactive workshops, executive panel discussions, networking opportunities, and keynote speakers makes the event a must attend event for all Latin American business leaders.

"Private and public sectors of Brazil must increase their productivity with digital transformation being the key driver of competitiveness in agriculture, services and manufacturing. We promise to deliver an exciting agenda designed to stimulate new thinking about future growth. Attendees will gain significant insights on new business models, networking with industry leaders and identifying deliverable growth opportunities," comments Renato Pasquini, Digital Transformation Director at Frost & Sullivan.

Art Robbins, President and Partner for the Americas at Frost & Sullivan, will present Brazil's journey to visionary innovation. "Participants will learn firsthand how digital transformation will be the game-changer in Brazil's industrial landscape," explains Robbins. In the evening, four simultaneous Think Tanks on Technology, Healthcare, Automotive and Energy will showcase forthcoming digital trends and how executives can leverage the vast potential they offer.

Congregating more than 200 key decision makers, the executive congress calls on eminent speakers from different industries that will share success stories and exclusive thought leadership: 

Carlos Tunes, Cognitive Solutiones Executive, IBM 
Dr. Claudio Lottenberg, President, Albert Einstein Israelite Hospital 
Daniel Mangabeira, Director of Public Policy, Uber 
Esteban Rossi, Vice President & General Manager Latin America, Becton Dickinson 
Fabio Scopeta, Latin America Leader, IBM Watson Health 
Henning Von Koss, COO, Hapvida 
Jan Riehle, CEO, Itaro 
João Paulo Baptista, President, BBI Financial 
Mateus Lima Silveira, Future Insights Specialist, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles 
Nina Lualdi, Senior Director of Innovation Latin America, Cisco 
Ricardo Sennes, Partner Director, Prospectiva & General Coordinator for the Group of International Analysis, USP 
Ricardo Van Erven, LATAM General Manager Grid Automation, General Electric

The conference will also host a CEO panel discussion on the challenges and opportunities Brazil faces. Presidents of leading companies will deliberate on the next frontier of change with fresh perspectives on new business strategies. The event will conclude with Uber's final remarks on Innovation and New Business Models in Brazil. 

GIL 2016: Brazil is supported by Gold Sponsors: Impartner, Genesys, Interactive Intelligence, Unify and Silver Sponsors: Verint and Progress. To know more about this global conference and/or to participate, please visit

Next GIL Latin American events: Miami (December 2016), Mexico (April 2017).

About Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today's market participants. For more than 50 years, we have been developing growth strategies for the global 1000, emerging businesses, the public sector and the investment community. Is your organization prepared for the next profound wave of industry convergence, disruptive technologies, increasing competitive intensity, Mega Trends, breakthrough best practices, changing customer dynamics and emerging economies? Contact us: Start the discussion

Francesca Valente, 
Sr. Marketing & Corporate Communications Executive, LATAM 
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