New York – The 2011 Sustainable Development Forum gathered dignitaries and experts – including a special session with President Bill Clinton – Monday at the Harvard Club in New York. Conference organizer and Chairman of Brasilinvest Mario Garnero took the opportunity to announce the appointment of panelists Carlos Moreira and Phillipe Douste-Blazy, panel chair Cristina Valls-Taberner, and attendee Manuel Garcia-Duran to the Brasilinvest Board of Directors, Brazil’s pioneer merchant bank.
For the forum’s third year, leaders discussed with optimism “Brazil: The New Global Green Economy”, examining the opportunities open to Brazil with the special focus thanks to events like the Olympics and World Cup. Carlos Moreira, Founder and CEO of WISeKey, explains that to protect its environment, Brazil will need to create a highly efficient Internet-based network that connects wirelessly to distribute power without wasting it. According to Mr. Moreira, Brazil is ideally situated to become a pillar supporting the massive Internet cloud infrastructure that will be needed to foster sustainable economic growth in the region for years to come.
“The next truly disruptive tech company will be from Brazil and will unite the Internet and alternative energy sectors,” said Mr. Moreira. WISeKey created a joint venture with Brasilinvest to participate in the emerging Internet energy trading market.
Mr. Garnero, who is recognized as the father of the bio-ethanol revolution, said “Combining the Brazilian energy and know-how with state of the art Swiss technology of WISeKey will be the first two pillars to achieve this objective.”
See Carlos Moreira’s speech on the Brazilian Internet Hub: