Punta Tech Meetup (PTM) is one of the most important tech gatherings in the region, where technology leaders from Latin America and the world come together every year. Punta del Este provides the ideal natural setting for entrepreneurs, investors and business executives to meet and share their ideas and projects, and do business together. The spirit of the event is to foster the meeting of key stakeholders in the world of technology and business so that they can exchange ideas and strengthen their connections in one of the main seaside resorts in the region. Connecting people and promoting good business opportunities are the essential factors that guide the spirit of this event.
Graduated from Technion as a computer engineer and electrical engineer, Aharon Aharon is currently the CEO of the IIA (the Israel Innovation Authority), a public entity that operates for the benefit of the Israeli innovation ecosystem. Previously, Aharon was the General Manager of Apple Israel. He also founded CAMERO in 2004, a startup developing micropower radars, which he sold to the SK Group in 2010. Before that he worked in other companies, including IBM, where he spent 14 years and served as Research Manager.
Felipe Monteiro is Brazilian and has worked at Harvard Business School. He obtained his PhD in Strategic and International Management at the London Business School, and currently lives in France. His research is on innovation and knowledge processes within multinational corporations, focusing on how to go beyond the limits found in organizations. He was a member of the Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology’s CORE Global Expert network, a small group of leading academics advising Samsung in the area of innovation. His research has been published in specialized publications and top journals, and he has received several prestigious awards in his career.
Dating back to 2008, #PTM is the realization of a common vision brought together by three leading Uruguayan entrepreneurs: Pablo Brenner, Sergio Fogel and Ariel Pfeffer. What started as a casual gathering of industry leaders vacationing in Punta del Este became a privileged space for relaxation and business opportunities. This was made possible by the ever-growing number of participants. Since 2010, the event has been organized by LUCERO Productions, led by Carolina Kind and Bruno Gadea.
The 2017 edition was unprecedented in its record attendance: over 1,200 people. On 14 January, 2018, we will be celebrating a decade of countless achievements and shared moments.