eMerge Americas connects Miami innovators
With technology becoming a massive part of our daily lives, many South Florida entrepreneurs and engineers are working together to build a brighter future for everyone. The eMerge Americas conference is designed to give exposure to up-and-coming technologies and other advancements being built right here in Miami.
The event includes a hiring fair, panels and keynote speeches, and many demos from large and small businesses. Day 2 of the conference kicked off with a lecture from Deepak Chopra, an advocate for alternative medicine and a popular supporter of spiritual understanding. Chopra spoke about the importance of the Mind-Body relationship and how it affects all aspects of a stress-filled life.
“It was very interesting, I really felt that I learned a lot from them” said CCHS Sophomore Chris Modroño, who was part of a group of Explorers that attended the conference, after attending a panel on Open Source Cloud Computing. This was one of the many events that involved experts discussing different opportunities and challenges that IT specialists will face in the coming years.
Later in the day, the Miami Heat presented an early demo of their upcoming mobile application, which is built to provide a completely customized experience for each fan. Heat CMO Michael McCullough explained “It’s not a mobile app, it’s a complete platform”. The app is slated for release in time for the upcoming NBA season.
The conference is also an excellent opportunity for startups to compete and demonstrate their products. The eMerge Startup Showcase announced it’s finalists today, who will compete for recognition and a cash investment of up to $175,000. The companies will be scored on their ideas by industry professionals, who will advise the contestants on their next steps to become a successful company.
eMerge Americas is also directed at capturing the attention of Latin American consumers, investors, and enterprises. Miami is the bridge between the U.S. and Latin American markets, and is a unique place to make business connection that wouldn’t be possible anywhere else.