Knowledge - Exchange - Sessions

KES is an innovation content platform with a foundation in technology, behavior and creativity. We address current topics related to the new economy, like AI, big data, blockchain, skills of the future, the sharing economy, the maker movement, behavioral science, neuroscience, new technologies, and more.

Our mission is to help executives and companies form a new business mindset.

Each season comprises 6 events (3 keynote talks and 3 sessions) that bring to Brazil guest speakers who are protagonists in leading-edge global movements; and also the KES TREKs: learning journeys to major innovation centers, such as the Silicon Valley, Israel, Singapore, Stockholm, South Africa, and China, featuring exclusively curated content.

We also offer in-company programs that are customized according to each company’s needs: custom talks, curatorship of speakers, innovation journeys, and workshops.

Kes Formats

Keynotes

Talks for audiences of up to 150 people, offering leading-edge content that is absolutely innovative and relevant, followed by an exchange session – a chance for participants to interact and discuss ideas with guest speakers and experts.

Sessions

Talks for audiences of up to 90 people, with an exclusive, in-depth knowledge exchange dynamic that promotes and leverages interaction among participants.

In Company

A curated program that brings the kes expertise into companies of all industries, and includes carefully curated themes  and speakers, proprietary talks, and workshops with custom-designed dynamics.

KES TREK

THE EXCLUSIVE KES PERSPECTIVE AND CURATORSHIP FORM THE BASIS OF LEARNING JOURNEYS THAT PROVIDE A FIRST-HAND LOOK AT LEADING-EDGE TECHNOLOGIES AND THE MOST DISRUPTIVE BUSINESS MODELS IN THE WORLD.

Kes Best Moments

Watch the highlights of the 2019 season.

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Who is who behind the scenes

A team with richly diverse backgrounds and strategic vision, constantly alert to the latest movements, trends and topics.
They are our curators, at home and abroad: experts in investigating and exploring different ecosystems around the world, who have been helping executives and companies of all sizes understand and address change in their organizations.

Ricardo Al Makul

KES founder and CEO Ricardo Al Makul is an expert in creating unique connection experiences. An advertising professional by training, and a born entrepreneur with a strong business vision, Makul is an expert at exploring new cultures and travels the world to see new trends in innovation up close.

Carla Mayumi Albertuni

Carla is Curatorship Director at KES and a partner at Talk Inc., a behavior research and trends company. She visits various innovation hubs around the globe to meet thinkers and entrepreneurs who are revolutionizing the world with new technologies and business models. An avid self-learner with a passion about technology and education, Carla has co-authored the book “Around the World in 13 Schools” (“Volta ao Mundo em 13 Escolas”). She was a partner at Box1824, where she developed the surveys “The Brazilian Dream” and “The Brazilian Dream of Politics,” and created activist designs for projects such as “The Politics Game” and “Turning the Political Table”, among others.

Maria Juliana Giraldo

KES co-founder and creative curator, Maria Giraldo also founded The Mob, a company that curates content for events and focuses on innovation and behavior.

Her career achievements include being part of the innovation center at Box1824, creating the entrepreneurial culture team at Endeavor Brasil, and structuring an international network of advertising agencies for Lew’Lara/TBWA.

Maria was born in Colombia, worked in the U.S. for two decades, and has been living in Brazil for 13 years.

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