Space engineer and tech innovator visits Florianopolis, Sao Paulo and Belo Horizonte

Space engineer and tech innovator Mary Spio will visit Florianopolis, Sao Paulo and Belo Horizonte, from October 30th to November 4th, to attend lectures, seminars and meet with Brazilian entrepreneurs and students. Mary Spio’s visit is one of many initiatives of the US Diplomatic Mission to Brazil to promote dialogue on technology and innovation.

Mary is a pioneer in digital cinema and has created technologies and content solutions used by global giants such as Lucas Films, Universal Music, Miami Children’s Hospital, Microsoft XBOX, Tribune News, Clear Channel, and Boeing. Currently, she is the head of CEEK VR, a social VR hub for accessing entertainment, education, and health.

Mary has received numerous holding patents in real-time streaming technologies and virtual reality. She is a novelist, successful screenwriter, and also advisor for Amazon and Oculus VR companies. Besides that, she served in the US Air Force. CEEK VR’s recent Virtual Reality Experience with Universal Music won the prestigious Silver CLIO award in the same category as Disney’s Star Wars, Intel’s Lady Gaga Experience, and the 2017 Grammy Award.

In Florianopolis, Mary will give lectures at the Association of Tech Companies of Santa Catarina and at the First Eco-innovation of Santa Catarina – Innovation Pact.

In São Paulo, she will meet with a series of entrepreneurs and give a lecture on entrepreneurship and innovation at SEBRAE’s business school.

In Belo Horizonte, Mary will talk to university students and entrepreneurs, and will also lecture at the INFORUSO Congress and the Finit, the largest technology and innovation fair in Latin America.

Events open to public

São Paulo

Event: Palestra Re-Pensando a Inovação

Location: Escola de Negócios: Alameda Nothmann, 598 – Campos Elíseos

Date: October 31st

Time: 11h00 a.m.

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Belo Horizonte

Event: Palestra Re-Pensando a Inovação

Location: FINIT (Expominas) – Av. Amazonas, 6200 – Gameleira

Date: November 2nd

Time: 6h00 p.m.

Free admission:

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