Highlighting the program are the forum’s three keynote speakers: leading tech academic and influencer Vivek Wadhwa, author and speaker Jason Jennings, and strategic areas director for the Colombian government Felipe Buitrago.
Image: Felipe Buitrago, strategic areas director for the Colombian government. (Credit: ACDECC)
Each keynote speaker is a known expert in their field that has penned well-regarded books in their areas of specialization.
Buitrago, who was appointed to his public position in August after Colombian President Iván Duque took office, co-wrote “The Orange Economy: An Infinite Opportunity” along with Duque while both worked at the Inter-American Development Bank. He also wrote “The No-Collar Economy: Exponential Change and the Digital Revolution,” an exploration of the increasing informality within the modern economy.
Wadhwa, an Indian-American with first-hand experience in both the Research Triangle in North Carolina and Silicon Valley, is renowned for a wide range of work. He has written the books “Your Happiness Was Hacked” and “Driver in the Driverless Car,”served as a professor at Carnegie Mellon and Harvard, and written for publications including the Washington Post and Bloomberg Businessweek.
Jennings has become a regular on the speaker circuit and written more than a half-dozen books such as “Think Big, At Small,” “The Reinventors” and “The High-Speed Company.”
Other presentations and panels during the Entrepreneurial Leaders Forum will focus on a case study from the Colombian entrepreneurial world, the state of the orange economy, companies transforming the economy, and business leadership.
Registration for the event remains open, with ACDECC currently expecting more than 150 attendees.