Entrepreneur and technologist
Santiago Bilinkis is an entrepreneur and technologist. As a business person, he was co-founder and CEO of Officenet, the largest office supplies dealer in Argentina and Brazil, acquired by Staples in 2004. He also co-founded several other companies, including Restorando, and Trocafone.
He is very active in the non-profit sector as well, having served as a Board member of NGOs such as Endeavor, CIPPEC and Chequeado. He is now a Founding Partner at Quasar, a tech company builder. As a technologist, he was selected in 2010 to attend Singularity University in a NASA base in Silicon Valley, where he could learn from the most notable scientists and business leaders in áreas such as Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Biotech, Nanotech and Neuroscience. As a science and technology communicator, he is co-host of a radio show at “Basta de todo”, one of the most widely heard in Argentina. He was featured on the DiscoveryChannel documentary “2111”, together with notable futurists Ray Kurzweil, James Canton and Aubrey de Grey. The City of Buenos Aires awarded him as a “Notable Citizen in Science and Technology”. His first book “A ticket to the future”, launched by Penguin Random House, is on its 5th edition. Appearences: In the last several years Santiago has given numerous speeches, among them: Latin American Conference – Harvard Business School, Cambridge, MA, USA Latin American Conference – MIT Sloan, Cambridge, MA, USA American Express Travel Summit – Bogotá, Colombia Banesco Top Management retreat – Miami, FL, USA Banesco open conference, Caracas, Venezuela Global Collect E-Payments Conference, Cancún, Mexico Financial Trusts conference (Asofiduciarias), Cartagena, Colombia ITLA University Conference, Pachuca, Mexico Claro Telecom Conference, Cartagena, Colombia Telefonica Business Partners meeting, Lima, Peru