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Opening General Session

Wednesday, July 21 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Venue: Miami Beach Convention Center, Show Floor Stage

Chair: Scott Frankel, Animatic Media

Celebrate the return of live events at the Catersource + The Special Event Opening General Session, featuring keynote and technology futurist, Pablos Holman.

Opening General Session Chair

Scott Frankel, President, Animatic Media, LLC

Scott Frankel is the President of Animatic Media, an industry leader in event production and sought-after speaker at industry events. Animatic is a full-service event production company founded with the idea of offering agency-style service without the agency price tag.  Since 1996, Scott and his team have produced events for clients of all sizes, from Fortune 500 conferences with thousands of attendees to smaller road shows and events.  Scott is an innovator in the event technology space and insists on perfection and flawless execution for all of his events. Over the past few years, Animatic has added Conference-On-Demand (COD) to their service offerings rounding out the company event service capabilities.  COD is a leading platform for on-demand conference video. This new service offering allows Scott and the team at Animatic to support meeting planners and their events, at all stages making them a smooth and seamless success!

Keynote Speaker: Pablos Holman

Pablos Holman, Technology Futurist

Pablos is a hacker, inventor and technology futurist with a unique ability to distill complex technology into practical tools. Always building the future, his projects include cryptocurrency in the 1990s; AI for stock market trading; building spaceships at Blue Origin for Jeff Bezos; the world’s smallest PC and 3D printers at Makerbot. Pablos helped start the Intellectual Ventures Lab for Nathan Myhrvold to support a wide range of invention projects, including a brain surgery tool; a machine to suppress hurricanes; a nuclear reactor powered by nuclear waste; and a machine that can shoot mosquitoes out of the sky with lasers – part of an impact invention effort to eradicate malaria with Bill Gates. A member of the most prolific team of inventors in the United States, Pablos has over 70 patents.

A world-renowned expert in 3D Printing, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Robotics, Automated Manufacturing, & Cryptocurrency, Pablos has contributed to visions for the future of urban transportation, entertainment, education, energy, manufacturing, health care, food delivery, sensor networks, payment systems & cloud computing.

Currently, Pablos is host of the Jetpack for the Mind podcast and is creating technology to foster human connection online.

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