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Ian Houston, Scottish Business Network US, Washington DC.

Ian Houston talking with us from his office in Washington DC in the USA. 

Ian Houston is President and Ambassador of the ScottishBusiness Network US. A nonprofit organization in the US with the goals of supporting Scottish companies and organizations access opportunities in North America and to bring together the Scottish diaspora across the continent. Also advocate for American entities, investors, and policy decision-makers to engage with Scotland more deeply.

 Ian, tell us about Scottish business outreach to the world and what´s in store for 2021.

Ian Houston is also a Contributing Editorial Writer at theHerald Scotland,  the “Letter from America”.

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Erico Pastana, CEO Venture Hub, Brazil

Erico Pastana is Co-Founder & CEO Venture Hub a startup and technology acceleration hub with offices in Campinas, Brazil (HQ) and Manaus, Brazil.

He is Co-Director Campinas Chapter of Founder Institute a global incubator headquartered in Silicon Valley that helps aspiring entrepreneurs launch meaningful and enduring companies and

Advisory Board Member of Kovver APP, a music platform that allows you to play and sing with your idol, removing or adding musical instruments and vocals, whenever you wish.

 Erico, last week I interviewed Marcelo Knobel Rector of Unicamp University of CAMPINAS and talked about how Campinas has the power of attraction for startups and entrepreneurs. You are an example of that!   Talk about your experience as one on these companies! And what makes the regionspecial from other ecosystem hubs in Brazil.  What do you see as the secret to continued success in the Campinas?

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Marcelo Knobel, Campinas, Brazil, Rector UNICAMP University

 

Marcelo Knobel is Rector of the Universidade Estadual deCampinas Unicamp, Marcelo has been at the University for over 25 years in several roles as a Professor, Dean and Rector and was also a student earning his bachelor’s degree and PHD in Physics.

Marcelo is a Member of the Technical Standard Committee IDCA- International Data Center Authority in Wasington, DC. IDCA was established to streamline, structure, educate and give direction to the information technology, data center and cloud industry.

Unicamp was founded in 1964 and is recognized as: One of the three best universities in Latin America, 

One of the top 100 universities in emerging economies. The Top Brazilian university in number of patents. 

The best in the country in the areas of Computer Science and Engineering and Technology for two consecutive years (2018-2019) .

2nd place in the ranking of the most entrepreneurial universities in Brazil according to Confederation of Junior Enterprises (Brazil)

4th place among the most sustainable universities in Brazil and among the 100 most sustainable in the world,

Marcelo knows the university inside and out and as leader have maintained the power of attraction for the University for the city and for the greater region of Campinas, attracting and creating academic, business and research opportunities. He shares :What do the next years look like in terms of growth and innovation? Where do you see the University and the region of Campinas?

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Scott Dalgleish, Scottish Business Network, Edinburgh, Scotland

Scott Dalgleish is Head of Marketing at the ScottishBusiness Network, an independent international membership organization for Scottish entrepreneurs and business leaders. With a goal to facilitate greater communication and connectivity between the group of talented Scottish companies and a network of the leading Scottish diaspora around the globe. Scott has been a guest before, and it is always a pleasure to have him back.

Looking forward to 2021 and at the same time business challenges and opportunities how do you see that future for your members? Do you see a stronger outreach rom Scottish companies in the global market?

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Steve Scheibe, All Abroad Consulting, San Diego, Predictions Brazil 2021

 

Steve Scheibe is managing Director of All Abroad Consulting, He is a Professor at National University in San Diego where he teaches International Business courses, He is also a Volunteer Mentor at InovAtiva Brasil, mentoring Brazilian startups seeking to grow business activities in North America.

 Steve has lived in Brazil and knows it well we´ve had a chance to meet here in Campinas at business events and where he is on the International Board of Advisors for   Hope Unlimited Cidade dos Meninos in Campinas.  

Steve, every year you make your forecasts regarding Brazil and to keep the tradition you recently published on allabroadconsulting.wordpress.com your 11 predictions for Brazil 2021. 

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Andre Chaves, Co-Founder Future Hacker, Brazil


 Today’s guest is Andre Chaves talking with us from his office in Sao Paulo Brazil. 

Andre is Chief Growth Officer, Squadra Ventures, focused on Business Development of innovation and technology-driven projects; He is Strategic Advisor to bettrAds an AI Adtech SAAS Platform that empowers marketing teams to get more performance on their Ad campaigns and Founder of Leme Growth, helpings companies and startups in the technology, media, and communication segment to digital transformation and to identify innovative growth alternatives.

Andre is also a volunteer and co-founder of Future Hacker, exploring new paths, new discoveries, and new thoughts that should become reality in 10, 20, 30 years.

 The Global market has become one market, and probably in the next ten years we will see markets on other planets, as you see it “What is the outlook for 2021 tech driven projects in Brazil? “ Why should international companies and investors look here for opportunities?

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Yassine Regragui, Fintech, China Expert, Paris, France, Dec 9 2020

 

Today’s guest is Yassine Regragui talking with us from Paris, France, We first met through mutual LinkedIn connections.

 Yassine has years of international working experience in Fintech including 6 years in China at the Alibaba group and Deloitte. He was the first non-Chinese employee to join Alipay in China to lead the multilingual app´s Product Operations. He speaks 5 languages and lived in Hungary and Morocco. Yassine is a guest speaker, lecturer, and Certified Fintech expert.

You have seen and follow the cutting-edge technology in digital payments and Alibaba and Alipay are probably benchmarks today. It has been said that most Chinese handle all payments thru the smartphone devices and that, payments are cashless and touch free.   Here in Brazil, we see a strong movement towards digital payments and transactions as well. The question: is money as we know it in the world obsolete? Do we still need banks? 

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