Born on 13th May 1972 in Porto Alegre, RS, Eduardo Sirotsky Melzer, commonly known as Duda Melzer is one of the most successful entrepreneurs in Brazil.
At 26, Eduardo Sirotsky Melzer graduated from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul in Business Administration in 1998. In the quest for further knowledge in his field, Duda continued learning, and at the moment, he holds a Master of Business Administration. He also studied two other executive courses from Harvard Business School; Building and Leading Customer Centric Organizations and Effective Strategies for Media Companies. Visit Clicrbs for more details.
Duda began his profession in Brazil in the financial and market franchise. In 2002, he served as the Senior Financial Analyst at Delphi Corporation and was the Director General of BoxTop Media. In 2004, Sirotsky joined the RBS group where he served as Director General for the national market. He acted as the Vice President of the Market and Business Development from 2008, and as of 2010, he was RBS Group’s Executive Vice President. He became RBS’s CEO on 3rd July 2012 and from 1st January 2016, he succeeded his uncle, Nelson Sirotsky as the Company’s Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Duda is the director of Mercosul Biennial. He is the founder as well as the chairman of Digital e.Bricks and a partner of the e.Bricks Ventures which operates in US and Brazil.
Under Duda’s management, the RBS Group in 2014 was recognized among the three media and internet firms in the nation which generated the most value for their audiences. In a research done by the Abril publisher, RBS featured among the ten most innovative organizations in Brazil.
In 2016, Duda was selected to compile the list of leaders of Cambridge Institute for Family Enterprise. Every year, this selection collects twenty-five members of the new era of the outstanding entrepreneurial families from every part of the world that should be emulated in the community. He has won numerous awards including “Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2015 (Ernst and Young)” in the Family Business Category.
Duda says that his inspiration for such an incredible legacy comes from John Davis, an American Harvard professor and family business specialist, Jim Collins, and Ram Charan. He is married with three children and is passionate about sports. Follow Duda on Twitter
Jason Hope is a well-known businessman, futurist, author, and philanthropist, based in Scottsdale, Arizona. Jason Hope believes in the power of technology and its ability to transform the world as we know it. He believes that even though the majority of the people are using the smart technology today, it would change drastically in the years to come as the Internet of Things technology takes over.
The Internet of Things technology is a new age technology that connects different devices in the same network and makes sharing of information in real-time possible and efficient. With the help of Internet of Things technology, most of the devices that one can imagine would be connected to each other, whether it is a fan or a coffeemaker and a phone or a wheelchair, and more. Such a great technology would ensure that the uses of resources are maximized, and the wastage of resources is minimized.
The European countries are already actively researching on the Internet of Things technology and its applications. The Internet of Things technology is used in the aviation industry to help the technicians know in real time if there are any damages in the engine or any other parts of the airplane. It makes it easy for the professionals to find out where the damage is inflicted and what needs to be repaired. Previously, finding where the flaw is can take several hours and even days. Jason Hope believes that with time, the power of Internet of Things technology would be realized by many different industries and efficiently integrated into their work culture.
As a futurist and a philanthropist, Jason Hope is also associated with many charitable organizations to help with social and community welfare. He also donates generously to the SENS Research Foundation, which does an active research on finding the cure for a terminal illness like cancer, and other deadly diseases. SENS Research Foundation also research on anti-aging and finding ways to enhance the lifespan of a human being. Jason Hope believes that even though these ideas seem impossible now, there is a possibility for its achievement in the future if done proper and extensive research on it.
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Eric Pulier has several titles in his name. He is a philanthropist, respected public speaker, published author, columnist, entrepreneur, and technologist. Pulier is usually keen on biotech innovations like the CRISPR-Cas9. This innovation facilitates the permanent modification of animal genes. He also monitors the block chain technology in modern commerce.
Pulier believes that block chain technology plays a crucial role in shaping the future economic functions. As he perfected his entrepreneurship skills, he discovered that writing enables a person to articulate ideas clearly. He uses this mechanism to bring his ideas to life.
Pulier is also the brains behind more than fifteen business ventures that have generated hundreds of millions since their inception. His most successful ventures include the Enterprise Cloud Leadership Council, ServiceMesh, Desktone, and Akana. Companies founded by Pulier, including US Interactive and Digital Evolution, have also proved to be profitable. He usually invests in startups and venture capital groups in technology and media.
According to Eric Pulier, market trends usually pave the way for disruptive opportunities that transform the modern economy. As the founder of a number of business ventures, he believes that innovation in business is driven by emerging trends. For instance, he founded vAtomic Systems after the evolution of mobile GPS and digital goods trading.
Pulier is a firm believer of persistence as a business strategy. He also believes that not all projects turn out as they were planned. His advice to entrepreneurs is that they should push through sharp turns and tough moments. They should also be aware and prepared for the challenges that come when creating and implementing business plans. Successful entrepreneurs are those who can adjust and change based on the challenges or triumphs that come their way.
One of the reasons Eric Pulier has a good reputation is his charity endeavors. Pulier is passionate about supporting charitable organizations besides investing in seed level startups. He is an active supporter of The Painted Turtle, a charity organization that he serves as a board member. The Painted Turtle uses the financial resources that donors contribute for organizing camps for chronically ill kids during summer. Pulier is also an executive member of XPRIZE Foundation’s Innovation Board.