Sime MIA brings together global thought-leaders from technology, media and the arts to Miami during December 1st and 2nd to network and exchange their vision for the future.


Confirmed Speakers

Jimmy Maymann

CEO Huffington Post and one of the champions of the new publisher paradigm at the helm of the global media phenomena.

Bobby Moresco

Oscar wining writer (Crash, Million dollar baby, EZ street etc) and passionate storyteller with a fabless for betrayal and loyalty.

Karin Nilsdotter

CEO Spaceport Sweden, one of Earth´s only gateways to space and the home of commercial space tourism in Europe.Karin Nilsdotter, CEO Spaceport Sweden, one of Earth´s only gateways to space and the home of commercial space tourism in Europe.

Professor Micael Dahlen   

This business professor is ranked top 10 in the world by the economist, just published his book Life on Mars, spent a year with mass murderers in jails around the world (including Charles Manson) who became the base for his book Monsters, his book Nextopia redefines marketing and consumers.    

Annelies Van Den Belt-Jansen

CEO of Brightsolid and one of Europe’s most experienced media executives (ITV, Times, SUP) as well as named the most important female digital innovator in Europe.   

Alexander Bard   

Music producer and front man of pop group Army of Lovers, world renowned philosopher ("Syntheism - Creating God in The Internet Age”, Netocrats etc), activist and Idols jury member.

Jona Tåhlin  

Global Marketing director Absolut Vodka and one of the minds behind Elux, Absolut’s super premium vodka.

Jose Marin

Super angel investor with over 100 successful technology investments in four continents.  

Renaud Visage

Is the founding technical architect and CTO of leading online event management company Eventbrite. Eventbrite enables people all over the world to plan, promote, and sell out any live experience. Launched in 2006 and based in San Francisco, Eventbrite has raised $200M in venture capital. It employs 375 people on four continents, and is available in 14 countries and 7 languages. When Renaud is not writing code, he’s probably taking pictures somewhere around the world.

Chris Boos

Hans-Christian “Chris” Boos, CEO of Arago, is a technology geek with foundations in the fields of graph theory and algorithm design.

Felix Petersen  

Is CEO and Co-Founder of Amen, a Service for voicing strong opinions and ranking the world around you.
Before he was co-founder of plazes.com, one of the pioneering start-ups in the context and location based services area. Founded in 2005 it has been sold to Nokia in 2008. He´s also an active investor and advisor to companies like Soundcloud, Dataminr and Gidsy.
Petersen has had numerous appearances in publications like Wired, the New York Times and many others as well as being a frequent speaker at conferences.
Born and raised in Berlin, Petersen has been busy with remote data transmissions since the late eighties and has been building things on the Internet since 1996.

Florian Meissner   

Is the Co-Founder and CEO of EyeEm, the world's premier community and marketplace for the photographer inside all of us. The idea originated after his digital SLR camera was stolen in a New York subway while working as a photographer. He has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Forbes Magazine, Wired Magazine among others and is an avid speaker on technology, entrepreneurship and the future of the photography industry. Always equipped with a smartphone, Florian has yet to hold a professional camera again.  

Elisabet de los Pinos   

Eli is the founder & CEO at Aura Biosciences, a start-up company developing cancer drugs based on viral synthetic biology. Prior to founding Aura, she worked at Eli Lilly’s Oncology Business Unit where she was part of the leadership team responsible for Alimta’s market launch in Europe, a new drug for the treatment of Lung cancer. Eli obtained much of her oncology experience during a fellowship at Mount Sinai School of Medicine Institute of Molecular Medicine (NY, USA) and at Georgetown School of Medicine (Washington, DC). Later she worked as a post-doctoral fellow at the Institute of Cancer Research (London, UK). Eli holds a Magna Cum Laude Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the University of Barcelona, an MBA from IE Business School and is a fellow of the Entrepreneurship Development Program at MIT Sloan School of Management (Cambridge, MA). She is a member of the Board of Overseers at the Museum of Science in Boston. Eli’s awards include: Top 40 under 40 by the Boston Business Journal, Mass High Tech Woman to Watch, Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum, and 100 most intriguing entrepreneurs by Goldman Sachs.

Martin Varsavsky   

Founder & CEO of FON, Martin is an Argentine entrepreneur who lives between Madrid, NYC and Miami, and founder of seven companies in the past 20 years.  

Ola Ahlvarsson   

Serial entrepreneur and former Kickboxing world champion and our host for the day.  


Selected Sime MIA 2013 Speakers

Pablos Holman
Intellectual Ventures
Pablos is a hacker, futurist and inventor at Intellectual Ventures Laboratory, who created 3-D printers at Makerbot and spaceships with Jeff Bezos among other things.Martin is an Argentine entrepreneur who lives between Madrid, NYC and Miami, and founder of seven companies in the past 20 years.

Pär-Jörgen Pärson
PJ is a Venture Capitalist with one of Europe’s leading firms, Northzone, sits on board of Spotify and author of the book "Heavy Metal Management."

Tim Kring
TKE Imperative
Richard Timothy "Tim" Kring, is an American screenwriter and television producer, best known for his creation of the TV series Crossing Jordan, Heroes, and Touch."

Neil Jacobstein
Singularity University
Neil Jacobstein Co-chairs the Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Track at Singularity University on the NASA Research Park campus in Mountain View California.

Caterina Fake
Caterina is the CEO of Findery! She was also the co-founder of Flickr and Hunch, and is a founding partner of Founders Collective.

Are Traasdahl
Are is the founder and CEO of TapAd, a world leader in cross-platform marketing technology, and has more than 15 years’ experience in mobile and digital content.

Christian Hernandez
White Star Capital
Christian is a managing partner at White Star Capital. Previously led Facebook's Business Development, Platform and Gaming Partnerships groups in Europe.

Andrew McLaughlin
Andrew is a SVP of betaworks, and CEO of Digg and Instapaper. Previously, Andrew serverd as Deputy Chief Technology Officer of the US under President Obama.

Paul Walborsky
Paul is the CEO of Gigaom, the leading independent voice on emerging technologies and the disruption of media with of 5.5 million monthly unique readers.

Adriana Cisneros
Adriana is the CEO and Vice Chairman of Cisneros, one of the largest privately held media, entertainment, digital media, real estate, tourism resorts and consumer products organizations in the world.


Day One - December 1st

Intimate discussions and workshops, limited to a select audience of 300 VIP delegates and speakers, in an unconference format.


The Lab Miami & Lighthouse


400 Northwest 26th Street
Miami, FL

Day Two - December 2nd

Keynotes and panels with global thought-leaders and industry experts, sprinkled with inspiring performances and surprises, that will delight 800 attendees from around the world.


New World Symphony 

500 17th Street

Miami Beach, FL




Art Basel Miami

During the same week of Sime MIA, attendees will be able to also enjoy Art Basel, the world's premier modern and contemporary art show taking place in Miamifrom December 3rd to the 7th.


Gallery Sime MIA 2013

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