Knowledge Exchange Sessions

KES is an innovation content platform based on technology, behavior, and creativity. We approach these topics in a striking manner that leverages our own curatorship and adds interactive activities to foster the exchange of knowledge.

We investigate how new economies and disruptive technologies are impacting the future of business and transforming industries – and what those changes will entail. Our mission is to help leaders and organizations develop a global innovation mindset, in a continuous learning process.

Through our content, we don't want to simply provide answers to the challenges of a highly complex world, but help build tools to navigate such a world, even without having all the answers.

Join KES.

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Global Exchange

We create inspiring events. Our recipe: extraordinary speakers from leading-edge fields, essential topics, and interactive activities that will help turn knowledge exchange into transformative action.

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In Company

We bring the excellence of our curatorship into the organizations. Discover our customized programs, and how they can help design new solutions for your company.

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Trek

We bring you to the world's greatest innovation hubs, transformative trips on which you will personally meet the protagonists that are shaping the future.

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Learning

An e-learning platform where we share essential content, from disruptive technologies to new business models, focused on global innovation thinking.

YOU SHOULD PARTICIPATE IN KES IF:

You hold a strategic and creative role in your organization, whatever its size
You want to exchange experiences with people in various industries and segments
You're working on a business plan that requires creativity and innovation
You want to learn with other leaders who stimulate original thinking
You would like to develop a culture of continuous improvement and learning

TESTIMONIALS

Who is who behind the scenes

A team with a high level of curiosity, that is in tune with the most relevant movements, trends, and topics of our time. A team with strategic vision and various abilities.

They're responsible for the careful curatorship of each KES guest speaker, and seek to provide the best experience with every KES product.

They are experts in pinpointing the most important elements that contribute to building a global perspective and an innovation mindset. To achieve that, they continuously search for what's new in the world.

Meet the people who make KES what it is.

Ricardo Al Makul

CEO & Founder

Maria Juliana Giraldo

Co-founder and creative curator

Carla Mayumi

Head of curatorship

Daphne Diamond

COO and creative curator

Fabio Amado

Head of product and experiences design

Ricardo Al Makul

Creator and CEO

Makul is expert in creating unique connection experiences. An advertising professional by training, a born entrepreneur, and an explorer of new cultures. Troubled by the lack of innovation in the industry he'd chosen, and longing to breathe new, mind-blowing content, he created KES from a blank sheet of paper. With his feet firmly planted in business and in the world's innovation hubs, and his mind exploring emerging trends, Makul's mission is to provide on-going inspiration to the corporate world in Brazil and Latin America. He currently travels to these places in order to meet the people and the companies who are developing the technologies that are changing the world, and discover innovation trends that will change the world's companies.

Maria Juliana Giraldo

Co-founder and creative curator

Maria founded The Mob, a content curatorship company for events, focused on innovation and behavior. She was also part of the innovation center at Box1824, led the Entrepreneurial Culture Team at Endeavor Brasil, and structured an international network of advertising agencies for Lew’Lara/TBWA. Maria was born in Colombia, lived in the U.S. for ten years, and has been in Brazil since 2007.

Carla Mayumi

Head of curatorship

For over 15 years, Carla has studied the intersection of new technologies and emerging behaviors. A trends scholar, in the last six years she has been investigating innovation hubs around the world to identify the thinkers and entrepreneurs who are revolutionizing business models. Passionate about education, she is co-author of the book Around the World in 13 Schools. She was a partner at Box 1824, where she specialized in studying the behavior of young people, and conceived the surveys "The Brazilian Dream," and "The Brazilian Dream of Politics."

Daphne Diamond

COO and creative curator

After living in seven different countries, Daphne developed a broad experience in learning processes and people development. In the last five years, she has been studying the application of agile methodologies, UX Research, and Design Thinking. She headed the HR team at Escale, a startup with 700 employees, where she promoted organizational culture and diversity, leading the company to the Top 3 list of best places to work by Glassdoor, three years in a row.

Fabio Amado

Head of product and experiences design

A passionate facilitator, Fabio loves to connect with people and topics related to everything that's new. He is an expert in design methods and tools, and in innovation processes. For the last 10 years, he has been leading teams and projects in the creation and development of services, products, and business strategies that are more relevant to organizations in Brazil and the world.

KES INNOVATION COMMUNITY

Google Unilev Wework Globo< Bossab Algar Xandr Claranet Tetra Oracle Adobe Qlik Eletromedia Huawei

KES PARTNERS

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