27-28 February 2018 Atlantis The Palm, Dubai


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Octavio Jimenez Blanco

CEO and Co-Founder

Octavio Jimenez will explore how digital start-ups are disrupting and revitalising Latin American business

Octavio Jiménez Blanco is co-founder and chief executive officer of Arvolution, an augmented and virtual-reality company supporting the consumer goods industry. He is also co-founder and chief operating officer of Simplify, an app that allows users to sell their excess mobile data, moving the telecoms space into the sharing economy. Before becoming an entrepreneur, Mr Jiménez worked for Google, the Carlos Slim Technology and Innovation Centre, MIT’s Office of Digital Learning and América Móvil. He holds a bachelor’s degree in digital animation engineering from Universidad Panamericana, with a degree in project management, and has a diploma from the MIT Sloan School of Management. With 23 years, he was named the youngest innovator by MIT Innovators Under 35 Latam.

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