A Case for Innovation and Scaling Businesses with Adriana Cisneros.
- 6:30-7:00pm – Registration & Networking
- 7:00-7:30pm – Keynote Interview moderated by Matt Haggman
- 7:30-8:00pm – Audience Q&A
- 8:00-8:30pm – Wrap-up & Networking
More about the Speakers
Adriana Cisneros (Speaker)
Adriana Cisneros is CEO & Vice Chairman of Cisneros, a third generation family owned and operated business with a global footprint and operations in Latin America and the United States. The company has three areas of focus: Media, Interactive and Real Estate.
Adriana is also President of the Fundación Cisneros, the family’s educational not-for-profit organization, dedicated to improving education in the region. Adriana is Co-chair of Endeavor Miami, an organization that promotes high impact entrepreneurship. She is a Director and Executive Committee Member of the Board of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and a Trustee of the Paley Center for Media. Adriana is on the board of MoMA PS1 and MoMA’s Latin American acquisitions committee. Adriana is a Henry Crown Fellow as well as term member at the Council of Foreign Relations.
Adriana is the daughter of Gustavo Cisneros, the company’s Chairman and granddaughter of Diego Cisneros, who founded the business in 1929. She lives in Miami, Florida where the company is headquartered with her husband and 2 children.
Adriana holds a BA from Columbia University (2002) and a Master’s Degree in journalism from New York University (2005). She is also a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Program for Leadership Development (PLD – 2010).
Matt Haggman (Moderator)
Previously, Haggman was an award-winning journalist covering issues of local and national importance. He initially covered legal affairs for the Daily Business Review in Miami before moving to the Miami Herald, where he spent nearly eight years covering real estate and local politics, and worked as an investigative reporter. Haggman won numerous awards for his work, including a Gerald Loeb Award, the highest honor in business journalism. In his last two years at the Miami Herald, he twice won the President’s Award, which honors the best work in the McClatchy newspaper chain.
In his last full year as a journalist, the Miami New Times named him as the Best Miami Herald Reporter in its annual “Best of Miami” awards.
Haggman serves on the boards of Endeavor Miami, Florida Philanthropic Network, The LAB Miami and the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science in Miami. Haggman is co-chair of the Beacon Council’s One Community One Goal initiative, along with serving as an advisory board member of New Leaders Council Miami and The Miami Foundation’s “Our Miami” initiative. He is also a founding member of TEDxMiami, which has presented programs to sold-out audiences each of the last four years. Haggman is a longtime volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami.
He earned a Bachelor of Arts from Tulane University and a law degree from Vermont Law School. Haggman and his wife, Danet Linares, live in Miami.
Brainfood @ The LAB is a monthly, hands-on discussion with successful entrepreneurs, investors, and CEOs from around the world. These monthly gatherings will help local startups and entrepreneurs understand the opportunities and challenges of launching and growing a business. Every participant will leave with a wealth of new ideas and key, practical advice to advancing one’s own entrepreneurial career.