Sime MIA brings together global thought-leaders from technology, media and the arts to Miami during it’s December 2014 program to network and exchange their vision for the future.

Below, you will find complete one on one interviews with some of the most influential movers in the tech universe.

Plus, there are several complete on-stage talks as well.  Since we just got back from the event, we will be posting interview videos as soon as we can.

We captured lots of interviews with tech pioneers and this is one of them with MIke Butcher. He is Is Editor At Large of TechCrunch. Mike has been named one of the most influential people in technology by Wired magazine and is a regular tech commentator for the CNBC and Bloomberg. He is also co-founder of, and was appointed as a London Technology Ambassador for London by the Mayor of London.

Here is our conversation with the Co-founder of Sime MIA, Ola Ahlvarsson

Ola Ahlvarsson (born March 24, 1970) is a Swedish entrepreneur based out of Stockholm, Ibiza and Miami. He is one of the founders of Result and is currently the chairman of its board.
Ahlvarsson has a background as an entrepreneur working as an Internet strategist, business accelerator and a managerial advisor for Fortune 500 and small medium sized companies to help them grow faster. Ahlvarsson has authored the book ‘Ola “Mission Possible” Ahlvarsson’ which was published in Swedish by Midas in 2005. An English version of the same book was released in 2008.
Ahlvarsson is a frequent speaker at various international leading industry events such as the World Economic Forum, DLD, Le Web amongst others. He holds an MBA from the University of Stockholm and, was the course director and the executive MBA Program Faculty member at Stockholm School of Economics in Riga.


Jose Marin is Co-Founder & co-CEO @IG Expansion.  Jose is also founder of Serendipity Investments, a company that has invested in more than 100 start-ups globally. Before this, Jose invested in projects such as Bazee – auctions sold to eBay in 2005-  and eDreams – European Travel site sold to TA Associates in 2006- obtaining top tier returns.

Martin Varsavsky is an Argentine/Spanish entrepreneur, founder of seven companies over the course of his career.  His current venture is Fon. With over 13 million hotspots, Fon is the largest WiFi network in the world. Since 2012 he teaches entrepreneurship at Columbia University and New York University. In 2014 he joined the Supervisory Board of Axel Springer, the largest media company in Germany.



Watch our exclusive interview with Dean Chandler, Chief Revenue Officer for If you are young (or old) and into the digital world, you will learn a great deal as Dean gives an in-depth discussion on his philosophy and insight into how to ‘make it’ in the digital universe. Dean is a serial entrepreneur who has invested in and run successful internet companies.

We even got some great business advice as we used as an example on many pertinent questions we have as a growing media company.

Wahwah Networks provides a new media ecosystem consisting of a music-driven targeting tool for brands and advertisers, which also stands as a monetization solution for publishers. We believe user engagement and effective advertising go hand-in-hand: music makes that happen.

A Conversation With Alberto Ibargüen / Knight Foundation and Matt Mahan / Brigade

Alberto Ibargüen is president and CEO of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. As president, he is an ex-officio trustee of the foundation. He is the former publisher of The Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald. During his tenure, The Miami Herald won three Pulitzer Prizes and El Nuevo Herald won Spain’s Ortega y Gasset Prize for excellence in journalism.

Matt Mahan is responsible for the strategic and operational leadership of Brigade, a technology company launched in 2014 to tackle the problem of declining citizen power and engagement in democracy. He served as CEO of Causes and has previous experience in political campaigning and community organizing. In 2004, Matt ran the first political campaign to leverage Facebook data.

We interviewed the winner of the new tech startup award Videoo and their co-founders Barry Stamos and Jorge Moreno. Barry gives future start-up entrepreneurs great advice and insight in this personal exclusive interview.



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