eMerge Americas, the technology conference connecting global innovators, industry leaders and investors from Latin America, North America and Europe, announced that Uri Levine, Waze co- founder and renowned entrepreneur, will be a keynote speaker. The keynote, delivered by Uri Levine, is scheduled for June 13th at the Miami Beach Convention Center.
Waze, the world’s largest traffic and navigation app with more than 200 million drivers around the globe, was acquired by Google in June 2013 for more than $1.1 billion. After the launch of Waze, Levine co-founded FeeX, which allows users to recover hundreds of thousands of dollars in their retirement savings and long term investment plans. Currently, Levine serves as co-founder and board member for half a dozen startups such as: Zeek, Roomer, FairFly, Moovit, Engie and FairSale.
“eMerge Americas is where ground-breaking leaders inspire the next generation of talent which is why we are pleased to announce Uri Levine as one of our keynote speakers. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn firsthand how he continues to drive innovation through his businesses, which established new paradigms in the industry,” said Xavier Gonzalez, CEO of eMerge Americas.
eMerge Americas also announced two additional featured speakers:
- Shiza Shadid, co-founded the Malala Fund with Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai and led the organization as founding CEO. The main objective of this company is to bring access to high quality education to all children worldwide. Shiza also co-founded NOW Ventures, which invests in mission-driven technology startups.
- Dave McClure, a Venture Capitalist & Founding Partner at 500 Startups, headquartered in Silicon Valley, has invested in over 1,800 companies across more than 60 countries including: Credit Karma, Grab, Twilio, Udemy, Ipsy, TalkDesk, Intercom, MakerBot, Wildfire, and Viki.
These speakers further exemplify how eMerge Americas brings together some of the world’s top thought leaders to explore and discuss the latest and most powerful trends in the technology industry. The action-packed conference is highlighted by speakers, such as Levine, who are constantly involved in solving challenges by developing transformative technologies.