SMS

Keynote and Distinguished Speakers

We are excited to share that the following individuals will speak at SMS Special Conference in Sao Paulo! Please check back for additions to this list and more information on the sessions as it becomes available. 

Keynote Speaker

picture of Paulo Cesar de Souza e Silva
Paulo Cesar de Souza e Silva
... the CEO of Embraer S.A. since July 2016, leading a global organization headquartered in Brazil, with businesses in commercial and executive aviation as well as in...

Distinguished Speakers

picture of Jay Barney
Jay Barney
...is a Presidential Professor of Strategic Management and Pierre Lassonde Chair of Social Entrepreneurship at the University of Utah. He previously served as the Professor of Management and held the Chase Chair for Excellence in Corporate Strategy...
picture of Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra
Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra
...is a Professor of International Business and Strategy at Northeastern University. Before joining Northeastern he was a faculty member at the University of South Carolina and at the University of Minnesota...
picture of Stein Lundby
Stein Lundby
...is Global Head of Qualcomm's Corproate Technology Strategy. His current focus is the $47B acquisition of NXP, the largest acquisition in the history of the semiconductor industry. Stein joined Qualcomm in 1997. Over the years he has held various positions in engineering, research, technical standardization, technical-business negotiations...
picture of Rodrigo Kede Lima
Rodrigo Kede Lima
... is General Manager at IBM Latin America and Chief Executive Officer at IBM Brasil Indústria Máquinas e Serviços Ltd. He is on the Board of Directors at American Chamber Of Commerce For Brazil São Paulo...
picture of Lori Rosenkopf
Lori Rosenkopf
...is the Simon and Midge Palley Professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She holds a Ph.D. from Columbia University, an M.S. from Stanford University, and a...
picture of Carla Schmitzberger
Carla Schmitzberger
...is the Global Director for the Sandals Division at Alpargatas responsible for the Havaianas and Dupé businesses. She currently manages the global Sandals Business which includes: Brasil, Alpargatas USA ( established in 2007) and Alpargatas EMEA (established in 2008) subsidiaries as well as the export operations (59 countries with a presence via Distributors) for both brands...
picture of Margarethe Wiersema
Margarethe Wiersema
...is the Dean’s Professorship in Strategic Management at the University of California, Irvine. She has an MBA and Ph.D. from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. Her research is focused on corporate strategy and corporate governance with more than 50 publications and over 9400 citations...