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Miami Vice, Art Basel and now a Tech Hub

Miami has come a long way since the 80s. Thanks to Miami Vice, the ever popular TV show, the city became known for drug lords, men in tight white jeans and cigarette boats. In the past 10 years it has had a rebirth, many would say thanks to Art Basel Miami Beach and the focus that […]

Rock the Vote Latin Style

This Sunday, October 7th, Venezuela will have presidential elections. Venezuelans living abroad have become active participants in the electoral process. Below are three initiatives that are working towards getting the most voters to the voting polls. The consulate in Miami is currently closed, so in June, registered voters were transferred to New Orleans to cast their […]

E-lite Education – Disrupting the Standard Educational Models

“Big breakthroughs happen when what is suddenly possible meets what is desperately needed.” -Thomas Friedman- While attending the Internet Cowboys Unconference in Jackson, Wyoming – a gathering of some of the greatest minds in the technology world – I noticed that the evolution of educational models was the hot topic of discussion. I was fascinated to […]

“Living with and studying good paintings offers greater interest, variety and satisfaction than any other pleasure known to man.” Dr. Albert C. Barnes

While on a business trip to Philadelphia I had the great pleasure to visit the newly reopened Barnes Foundation. What a treat! If you haven’t heard of the Foundation or been for a visit, I highly recommend doing so. There is more history than I could begin to write about so I have included some links […]

Change will never be this slow again

I have just finished Hyper Island’s Master Class in NYC.   I invited Miguel Dvorak, our COO, for the three day intensive course on digital media.   As we are developing a very strong digital strategy at Cisneros I felt that I needed to find a place where I could learn about the bigger idea behind “Digital.” […]

Geeks on a Plane Miami Send-Off

While in Miami last week, I participated in the send-off party for the Geeks on a Plane Latin America Tour. I was one of three panelists invited to talk to this group of about 40 entrepreneurs the night before they set off on a 10-day tour to Mexico City, Sao Paolo and Buenos Aires.  Geeks […]

Philanthropy is the daughter of a mother called democracy and a father called capitalism

I have just returned from Washington, DC, where I attended the 2012 Global Philanthropy Forum.  The conference was particularly interesting to me since it addressed fields that I am deeply involved in – our foundational work through the Fundación Cisneros, CSR at our companies and my own personal philanthropy. These types of events are a good […]

Making a positive impact in society, a goal shared with Henry Street Settlement

On April 3rd I was honored by the Henry Street Settlement during its annual gala recognizing people that have contributed to the wellbeing of their community. It was a humbling experience to have been honored by an institution that has done so much for the Hispanic community in New York City. As I mentioned in […]

The Hispanic market in the digital age

The Interactive Team and I attended the 2nd annual Google Hispanic Marketing conference in NYC.   The event  attracted people and companies  like ours that are the developing digital products targeted to the underserved US Hispanic Market. Victor Kong, Rafael Garcia, Jorge Rincon and I got a  lot out of this event and wanted to share some insights with […]

NATPE 2012: The importance of interactivity in programming

During NATPE 2012, I had the pleasure to meet and talk with Anna Carugati, Editor at World Screen. Among other topics, we discussed the importance of interactivity in programming as well as some of the new initiatives taking place at the Cisneros Group. This conversation is already available and I would like to share with […]