WorldCity’s Tech Connections, TUESDAY, February 11th: One-on-One with Manny Medina


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A One-on-One with Manny Medina
Founder of the Technology Foundation of the Americas, Medina Capital Partners, and CEO of Terremark/NAP of the Americas

On TUESDAY, February 11th, 2014
8-9:30 a.m.
Coral Gables Country Club
997 Greenway Dr, Miami, FL 33134

Tech Connections

In large part, entrepreneur Manny Medina has really helped kick-start the movement to transform Miami into a true tech hub for the Americas.

You may know him as the founder and CEO of Terremark Worldwide, which he sold to Verizon in 2011.

But more recently, in addition to funding his own tech investment partnership, Manny has created the non-profit Technology Foundation of the Americas, which is inaugurating the eMerge Americas technology trade show this May. Surrounded by a myriad of activities, planned in conjunction with the show, and meant to attract close to 5000 attendees, it’s hoped that the show will become an Art Basel for technology, and truly place Miami on the map for technology. 

It’s our pleasure to have Manny in a special one-on-one conversation with WorldCity CEO Ken Roberts, as he details the development of his efforts and shares his vision on the opportunities for Miami to become a true center of excellence for technology. Don’t miss this special discussion.


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More about Manny:

Manny Medina cropped and compressedManny Medina is the chairman and CEO of Medina Capital Partners, an investment firm focused on funding technology companies for the public and private sectors. He is also the catalyst behind the non-profit Technology Foundation of the Americas, committed to making Miami a major technology hub and hosting the world-class technology trade show, eMerge Americas.

Prior to forming Medina Capital Partners, Manny was the founder, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Terremark Worldwide, which was publicly traded on the NASDAQ exchange until April, 2011, when Verizon Communications acquired it for $2 billion. 

Manny began his career in 1974 as a CPA for PricewaterhouseCoopers, and founded Terremark in 1980. Originally a commercial real estate company, its initial focus was on complex infrastructure projects, before it became a carrier-neutral provider of managed IT infrastructure services for Fortune 500 enterprises and federal government agencies.

Among the key accomplishments for Terremark were the rebuilding of vital infrastructure in Kuwait following the Gulf War and, later, the construction of the NAP of the Americas, an early private-sector internet exchange.

Earlier, Manny had also founded TransAtlantic Bank, helping the Miami bank grow to more than $600 million in assets.

He has been a regular guest on top business news networks such as CNBC, Bloomberg TV and Fox Business, Manny has also been interviewed by national and international media outlets on topics including the rising adoption of cloud computing, the dynamics driving key government IT initiatives, and his personal experience as a successful Cuban exile.

A native of Matanzas, Cuba, Manny immigrated to the United States with his family at the age of 13 in 1965. He graduated from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting in 1974. 

You really don’t want to miss this incredible event. We hope you can join us and look forward to seeing you there.

Other WorldCity Events of Interest

Contact Nilda Bernal, Director of Events for more information about any of these events.

Global Connections: held 10 times per year. Our next session is 8-930 a.m., Friday, February 28th: WorldCity’s 14th Annual Global Economic Outlook-2014. This monthly “Breakfast for the Brain” forum connects South Florida’s multinational business community and is open to anyone interested in international business. Click here to register.  Sponsored by: FIU College of Business, Waterford at Blue LagoonEdelmanand Daikin.

CEO Club LogoCEO Club: held nine times per year. Our next session is 8-9:30 a.m., Friday, February 7th.  Exclusively for the top local official with one of South Florida’s 1,100 multinational companies, in WorldCity’s Whos Here database. For membership information, please contact Sari Govantes, atsgovantes@ or call 305-441-2244. CEO Club is sponsored by:University of Miami School of Business and  CBRE.  

HR Connections: held six times per year. Our next event will be on March 14th, 2014. Our most recent session was January 10, 2014 featuring Starbucks Director of Human Resources, Isabel Montes.
Read about previous discussions here. Exclusively for top Human Resources officials with South Florida’s 1,100 multinationals in WorldCity’s Who’s Here database.Sponsored by executive search firm Diversified Search,  Littler Mendelson and the University of Miami School of Business.

Marketing Connections: held six times per year. Next event is on March 21st. The most recent session on November 15 featured Molson Coor’s Oscar Espinosa, Marketing Manager.  Read about previous discussions at Exclusively for the top marketing executives working for multinationals based in South Florida. Sponsored by:McCann Worldgroup

Trade Connections: held six times a year. Next event is Friday, February 21, 2014 from 8-9:30 a.m.Most recent event was  Wednesday, December 11; where we focused on 2014 with guest speakers from Colliers and Oxford Economics. Open to anyone interested in South Florida’s $200 billion import-export trade, such as shippers, logistics companies, industrial landlords, trade finance bankers and air and cargo companies. Sponsors: Seaboard MarineMiami International Airport, American Airlines Cargo, Banesco, and PortMiamiClick Here to Register


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TUESDAY, February 11th 2014
Coral Gables Country CLub
997 N. Greenway Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33134
Cost and Registration:
General Admission:$75
Members and Sponsors: FREE

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