Founding CEO of the Planetary Skin Institute, an independent research & development US corporation co-founded between Cisco and NASA tasked to incubate and start-up advanced risk management decision-support platforms that enable governments, industrial corporations, infrastructure players, utilities, resource commodity operators and financial market players for a step change in the proactive risk management of their mission critical assets, their natural resources supplies, their infrastructures and their supply chains. PSI was awarded one of TIME Magazine’s Top Innovation Awards for 2009 and has been profiled in The Economist, the New York Times and Fast Company, amongst others.
Prior to his PSI role, Juan Carlos led the Cisco Global Resource/Risk Management Innovations team with global responsibility for programs incubating Big Data & Analytics, Internet of Things and cloud-based risk management platforms across multiple industries and sectors globally. Before that, he led Cisco’s Emerging Markets Innovation Group focused on designing and operationalising large scale/complex technology-enabled innovation programs for governments and corporations emerging markets wide, with a focus in Brazil, Chile, India, South Africa, Mexico, South Africa, Gulf States, Turkey and China.
Prior to joining Cisco, Juan Carlos was a Partner for Oliver Wyman where he led the financial services and telecom practices in Latin America. Prior to Oliver Wyman, he was CEO for an innovative biotechnology start-up focused on next generation bio-fuel technologies and pharma research in the Amazon, an EVP Operations for a brewery group in Latin America (now SABMiller), a Managing Director for Corporate Strategic Development of a diversified financial services group in Latin America (Intercorp Group) and a senior consultant for McKinsey & Company in Brazil.
Juan Carlos is currently the Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Advisory Council on Measuring Sustainability and was a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Advisory Council on Climate Change; member of Duke Energy’s International Strategy Advisory Council, a member of the World Economic Forum’s Steering Boards for the Water Security, Resource Scarcity, New Energy Architecture and Big Data initiatives.