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  • How to Combat Cybercrime in Latin America

    by Robert Martinez Lopez, Arturo Garcia-Hernandez, Francisco Valencia and David Schekaiban

    Latin America is still behind the U.S. in Internet technology, but cyber crime has become a big issue in the region. In this session I will explain the growth of cyber crime in Mexico, including what drug cartels are doing, and discuss the lack of resources available in Mexico on how to combat cyber crime. Finally, I will discuss the example of start-up Hacking México, the first online information security and expert community formed to combat cybercrime, using online communication tools promoting computer forensics, research, education, and the use of technology such as bioinformatics, artificial intelligence, cryptography, telecommunications and cryptovirology, as well as efforts to combat cyber-drug trafficking.

    At 9:30am to 10:30am, Saturday 12th March

    In Sabine, Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown

  • The Impact of Social Media Tools in Mexico

    by Amy Schmitz Weiss, Gabriela Warkentin, Judith Torrea, David Sasaki and Javier Garza

    This panel provides a unique perspective to the development and impact of social media tools in Mexico today. This panel features journalists from Mexico who will discuss how they use social media tools in their news organizations on a daily basis. In addition, they will discuss how Mexican citizens are using Twitter as a way to respond the lack of information in the newspapers that are under threat of drug traffickers. As news organizations have been forced to practice self-censorship after so many assassinations and kidnappings of journalists, citizens and even journalists have been using social media as the last resort to spread the news. In addition, Twitter has been used by the local Mexican government to inform the citizenry about dangerous areas because of drug trafficking. The journalists in this panel will discuss their own experience and use of social media, but also how society is using it.

    LEVEL: Beginner

    At 11:00am to 12:00pm, Saturday 12th March

    In Sabine, Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown

  • Cashing Out: Start-up Successes in Latin America

    by Andes Barreto

    The Latin American startup scene is blowing up. From Guadalajara to Patagonia, there is an exponential growth of emerging technology ventures.

    What inspired this new growth set off this explosion? A few trail-blazing tech and new media start-ups that cashed out big time. Companies, such as Brazilian shopping comparison site Buscapé’s $374M acquisition by Naspers, and ClanDescuento.com’s acquisition by Groupon, have proven that the inspired a start-up wave in Latin America is alive an kicking. that's making investors and even the U.S. technology press take notice.

    In this panel, composed of some of Latin America’s top entrepreneurs, we’ll discuss the opportunities and challenges for startups in the region.

    The advent of cheap technology that has enabled technical innovation on a scale never seen before.

    The cultural shift away from the traditional Latin American hierarchical model towards a culture of entrepreneurship and innovation that has enabled this growth.
    The historical lack of venture capital being allocated to the consumer web or technology sector, and what’s changing now.

    How startups have adjusted to this reality by making their operations very lean and efficient and in some cases, aiming for and, in some cases, achieving their break even points quicker.

    LEVEL: Intermediate

    At 12:30pm to 1:30pm, Saturday 12th March

    In Sabine, Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown

  • Latin America: The Future of Online Games

    by Sergio Monsalve, Esteban Sosnik, Juan Franco and Andy Kleinman

    The video game revolution is expanding all over the planet. In the past few years, Latin America became a huge market for both video game development and consumption. From companies like Electronic Arts and Vivendi, to homegrown companies like Three Melons, Latin American developers have created a local industry that is becoming one of the most notorious and fastest growing in the digital world.

    We will discuss how some of these companies started, the secret to their success, their vision of the future, and everything that is happening today in the world of video games, online games, social games, etc.

    LEVEL: Beginner

    At 5:00pm to 6:00pm, Saturday 12th March

    In Sabine, Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown