RICK HUILBREGTS is the Managing Director, Digital Transformation and Industry Solutions at Cisco Americas. Rick leads a team of highly skilled industry professionals and business developers to drive business transformation and relevance with Cisco and Cisco’s Canadian customers. As part of Industry Transformation, Rick and his team oversee two of Cisco Canada’s top priorities: Smart + Connected Communities (changing Canada’s productivity and innovation profile through community and infrastructure transformation) —including Smart + Connected Real Estate, and the Internet-of-Things (connecting the unconnected and driving toward an internet of infinite interactions with the goal to advance sustainable performance in Canada’s industries). Rick started at Cisco in 2005 as a member of Cisco’s corporate real estate team, after which he served for three years in various business development roles focusing on the real estate sector in the United States, Canada, and Emerging Markets [Russia, Eastern Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Central and South America] regions.
MIGUEL J. MARTINS, is the Global Lead – Innovation & Sustainability in the Knowledge, Learning & Innovation Office of the International Finance Corporation (IFC). Miguel joined IFC in 2000. He is also the Program Manager for the FT/IFC Transformational Business Awards, the world’s leading awards for financial and non-financial companies that demonstrate leadership and innovation in integrating environmental, social and corporate governance considerations into their business. Miguel started his career in the financial sector in 1987 as Manager for the International Relations Group of Banco Comercial Português (BCP) in Portugal, where he was responsible for managing the bank’s worldwide financial institutions portfolio. In 1995, Miguel moved back to Mozambique as Director, International and Treasury Division of Banco International de Moҫambique (BIM), a start-up bank equitably owned by BCP and the Mozambican Government. At IFC, he was an Investment Officer for the Global Financial Markets Department.