NTT DATA presents Open Innovation Contest 10.0CONTEST OVERVIEW

The Mexico City Winner



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The Finalists of Mexico City Pitch Day

ResultCompany Name URL
Lumit Blockchain & Network Technologies
Tu Identidad
Sistemas Avanzados de Seguridad Informática, S.A.P.I. de C.V.
Winner of the Locations


Finance, Insurance & Payments
Automotive & MaaS

Mexico City Pitch Day

Date and time23rd November, 2019
VenueAugusto Rodin 498, Insurgentes Mixcoac, Mexico City, C.P. 03920, Mexico
  • Luis Manuel Enrique Téllez Kuenzler
    everis Mexico
  • Mario Luis Chao de la Cruz
    everis Mexico
  • Suraj Shinde
    Head of Technology Innovation
    everis Mexico
  • Kotaro Zamma
    Head of Section of
    Open Innovation and
    Business Incubation
    NTT DATA Corporation
  • Daisuke Shiga
    Director de Promoción Comercial
    JETRO México
  • Kaz Okada
    Senior Expert
    Open Innovation and Business Incubation
    NTT DATA Corporation
  • Juan Alberto Gonzalez Pinon
    Director del Centro de Innovación
    Universidad Panamericana,
    Campus México
  • Juan Carlos Cortina Seifer
    Entrepreneur Director
    Latin America
  • Carlos Marmolejo
    Director Ejecutivo de Innovación
  • Esteban Dominguez
    Head of Venture Partnerships
  • Diego Del Olmo Diaz Castillo
    BBVA Open Innovation
Details of the pitch day is subject to change without notice.


If you have any question about the Mexico City contest , Please contact the following partner.
everis Mexico Innovation Email:
Suraj Shinde
Head of Technology Innovation
everis Mexico

Suraj Shinde is Head of Technology Innovation at everis Mexico leading open innovation and the Artificial Intelligence Digital Lab practice in Latin America. Digital Labs (AI in Mexico, Blockchain in Peru, AR/VR in Brasil & Phygital in Chile) are the dedicated technology R&D units within everis that explores new and emerging technologies to create a vision of how technology will shape the future and invent the next wave of cutting-edge business solutions.

Suraj is an established and recognized Innovation Leader, Digital Strategist & AI Expert with over 20 years of international experience working with world-renowned IT companies at different technical, leadership and executive positions. He is an accredited and well experienced Software Engineer, Application, Integration and Enterprise Architect. He is also an Inventor with various patents, has published papers, articles, presented at conferences and spoken on webinars. Interviewed on Artificial Intelligence by prestigious magazines, newspapers and radio, television & digital channels.

He is a Chartered Engineer registered with the Engineering Council, UK and has a Master’s Degree in Software Engineering from The City & Guilds of London Institute. He is also Senior Member of the IEEE, Chartered Member of the British Computer Society and endeavor Mentor.

Mario Luis Chao de la Cruz
everis Mexico

Mario Chao, CEO of everis Mexico, has more than 20 years of experience in the business and technology consulting sector.
His career began at everis' Chilean subsidiary, where he worked on data analytics and business intelligence in different sectors. In 2011, Mario stablished the specialized business unit everis Health, where he contributed to the creation of the ehCOS solutions suite, that has been implemented in more than 100 hospitals around the world.
At the end of 2018, Mario created the new everis M&A Office and accepted the leadership of Strategic Alliances for the Americas Region, until the end of 2019 when he was appointed CEO in Mexico.

Mario holds a Bachelor's degree with honors in Cybernetics Mathematics, a Master's degree in Computer Science from the University of Havana and a Diploma in M&A from Columbia Business School. He has been a UNESCO expert and guest lecturer at different events of the technology sector.

Luis Manuel Enrique Téllez Kuenzler
everis Mexico

Luis Téllez is everis Mexico’s President, since 2015. His professional career, stands out for his participation in both the public and private sectors, in high-level positions.

In the public sector, he served as Secretary of Communications and Transport with President Felipe Calderón; Chief of the Presidency’s Office and Secretary of Energy during the term of President Ernesto Zedillo, among others.

In the private sector, he served as Managing Director of The Carlyle Group Mexico, investment fund and he was also Chairman of Grupo Bolsa Mexicana de Valores (BMV), a public-private company.

In addition, he has been a member of the Board of Directors of companies such as: FEMSA and BBVA Bancomer, as well as partner of Kissinger McLarty.
He holds a PhD in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a degree in Economics from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM).

Kotaro Zamma
Head of Section of Open Innovation
and Business Incubation

Having worked in NTT DATA for nearly three decades, Zamma knows the IT industry of Japan inside out, and firmly believes that open innovation will revitalize his company and the industry.

As the head of Open Innovation and Business Incubation, he directs biannual contests and monthly forums to find and introduce promising startups to business units and customers of NTT DATA, and runs programs that put the partner startups on the fast track to proof-of-concept and new business.

Kaz Okada
Senior Expert
Open Innovation and Business Incubation
NTT DATA Corporation

Kaz Okada is a Senior Expert in Open Innovation and Business Incubation section of NTT DATA Corporation, which is Japan's largest systems integrator, and he is responsible for globalizing NTT DATA's open innovation program.

His career started as a network engineer serving NASA and the Japanese space agency, but he has also worked as a software engineer at Microsoft in Seattle. He then moved to Washington, DC where he came across countless innovations both as a Manager of Research and Business Development and as a Visiting Fellow of CSIS, which is a top think tank in the United States.
His diverse and international experience makes him an ideal consultant for open innovation, and he is now leading the globalization of NTT DATA’s open innovation program.

Mr. Okada earned his Master of Science from George Washington University School of Business in 2006.