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Frost & Sullivan and Colombian Former President Álvaro Uribe Tackle Democracy and Technology in Latin America during an Exclusive One-to-one
eMerge Americas will be the Platform for this Unprecedented Interview focused on Government & Innovation

MIAMI, April 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Technology and innovation are impacting all industries, therefore transforming the shape of the Americas business landscape. To nurture this emerging innovation sphere, eMerge Americas 2016 will address the latest innovations driving growth in healthcare, entertainment and media, finance, smart cities, and education. The event will feature the most creative start-ups, avant-garde ideas, and up-to-the-minute trends in technology. Visionaries, innovators, industry decision makers and investors will interact during a two day event held in Miami, Florida.  

Frost & Sullivan Partner and Senior Vice President of Visionary Innovation Richard Sear

To understand the evolving role of digital technologies in government and what both public and private sectors can do to drive acceptance and grow, Frost & Sullivan Partner and Senior Vice President of Visionary Innovation Richard Sear will showcase on the first day of the event, a unique tête-à-tête with Álvaro Uribe Vélez, Colombian politician who served as the 31st President of Colombia from 2002 to 2010.  

Sear and Uribe will discuss on April 18 at 13h30 the convergence between democracy and technology in Latin America, its key role in promoting transparency in the region and its impact on society and economy. 

Furthermore, both thought leaders will decipher the best practices witnessed in the region and important shifts that need to be addressed to help drive digital transformation.

"President Uribe has for many years shown a leadership role in the use of technology at a governmental level. I am excited to talk with him and share with the attendees his insights into the future of the region," comments Sear.

The partnership with eMerge Americas is part of Frost & Sullivan's Visionary Innovation program. Connect with us on social media, including Twitter, Facebook, SlideShare, and LinkedIn, for the latest news and updates.

About eMerge Americas

eMerge Americas aims to serve as the preeminent innovative thought exchange and to transform Miami into the technological hub of the Americas. By connecting global industry leaders and investors with Latin America's top business executives, IT decision-makers, and innovative entrepreneurs, new partnerships will be forged that will spur visionary innovation and technological advancements in the Americas for the betterment of business and society. Summits focused on healthcare, entertainment and media, finance, cities, and education will address the most pressing issues of today and provide solutions and resources to continue the rapid advances of the 21st century.

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