Cesar Castro is Advisor, Board Member, Founder and Managing Partner of Escalate Group. He has spent his career as a strategic driver of corporate expansion at Microsoft, Nokia and America Movil. Along the way, he has delivered profitable growth, generated hundreds of millions of dollars in shareholder value. These days he helps organizations to drive the path of business transformation particularly focused on digital transformation, exponential organizations and the application of accelerating technologies such as IoT (Internet of Things), Blockchain, Mix Reality and AI (Artificial Intelligence).
Olga is Founder and Managing Partner of Escalate Group. She is expert on mobile marketing and related technologies, a consultant to content and service providers and independent leader on marketing strategy, online market research and digital marketing. Formerly Olga was Managing Director at FocusMovil, and previously worked in Information Technology Services and Telecom.
Jose Gaviria is a Senior Associate at Escalate Group LLC, Board Member, Advisor, and Entrepreneur. Jose is enthusiastic about digital transformation, sustainable business and solving the challenges of cities while creating opportunities for the generation of social and business value by applying and combining IoT, Blockchain, Machine Learning and Analytical solutions.
Throughout his career as President & CEO, Marketing, Sales and Technology leader in IT, Telco and Smart Energy, Jose has developed business and solutions based on innovative technologies and disruptive concepts.
Michal is an associate at Escalate Group LLC, A Ph. D versatilist, he thrives at the intersection of design, innovation, data, entrepreneurship & impact.
As a Certified ExO Consultant, Michal delivers coaching, innovation consulting and speaking engagements for clients in Americas, Europe, and Asia.
Michal holds a Ph.D. in Sustainable Energy Systems, with distinction, from MIT Portugal, a summa cum laude Master’s in Energy Engineering from AGH-UST, Poland, and a Master’s in Renewable Energy Science, with first class honors, from the University of Iceland. Michal is an alumnus of Singularity University's GSP'12, a Fellow of Kairos Society and Member of Sandbox / Thousand Network, as well as a recipient of the 100Innovators Award at the Open Innovations Forum, 2013.
Nayib is a Senior Associate at EscalateGroup LLC and the CTO of Netbeam. Nayib has over 20 years experience overseeing Wireless Telecommunication teams on a global basis, with focus in Latin America with Nokia products, and Nextel International consultant for deployments in Asia and South America. He has always enjoyed new and innovative technologies that solve real world problems.
MARIA JOSE HIDALGO
Maria Jose is a Project Manager at Escalate group LLC, a Product design engineer passionate about sustainability, social innovation and how disruptive thinking can generate high impact and transformative opportunities to communities.
Yuda is a senior associate at Escalate Group LLC, global executive, entrepreneur, intrapreneur and senior corporate leader at financial services and technology companies.
Throughout his career as VP, SVP and President at Tech Data, American Express, ClimeCo and Xerox, Yuda started and scaled highly successful businesses, integrated acquisitions and launched dozens of new products and services.
Most recently, Yuda was also a senior advisor at Venture Hive, Miami’s top entrepreneur education company and accelerator. In addition to B2C and B2B marketing, channel development, logistics and fulfillment, his career includes a range of sales, operations and general management positions in the U.S., Europe and Latin America.
As mentor, Director and investor in tech companies, Yuda has been instrumental in raising funds in early-stage and growth-stage rounds as well as a secondary offering.