Fernando Birman

Head of Digital Office, Solvay


Latin America




Comprehensive experience in IT and digital enablement. Sound background in strategy, controlling and finance. Leader of several transformation programs, such as a pioneer SAP R/3 project, innovative e-business solutions and a huge portfolio of digital initiatives.

International experience as a member of worldwide IT board, global head of strategy & architecture and also leader of digital practice . Strong leadership, team building and strategic vision.

Currently focused on digital transformation, supporting the adoption of digital technologies to unleash business value and improve the way people work. As leader of the Digital Office, targets to leverage the latest technological trends like Big Data, Internet of Things, Augmented Reality, Robotics, Mobility, Cloud and Social Networks.

Startup mentor since January 2017.

Why are you optimistic about the future of work?

quote Because we're setting new ways of collaboration and creating powerful innovation ecosystems, allowing us to create new, better and more sustainable products.

The MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge to become Economic Prosperity Challenge in 2020