Juan Ortega

Innovation Senior Professional, EPM

Latin America

Innovation management and policy expert.
At EPM he is responsible for innovation, planning and project management of new business development, products and services for the company.
As co-founder and CEO of Ruta N – Innovation and Business Center of Medellin, program of the Municipality of Medellin to enhance the development of new knowledge-based business with international projection through development and strengthening of the ecosystem of science, technology and innovation (STi) from 2009-2013 he leaded the Municipality public policy in STi.
He was adviser to the Mayor of Medellin in structuring “Cultura E”, city entrepreneurship program in 2004.

In the multinational Unisys led projects in several “multilatinas” companies in ceramics, retail, telco and other sectors from 1998-2003.
He has taught project management, entrepreneurship and innovation at UPB, Catolica de Oriente, EAFIT and Libre Universities, he was jury of business plan contest as Ventures (main business competition in Colombia) and Intel Challenge Latin America and he made innovation lectures in France, Spain, Portugal, Brasil, Ecuador, Argentina, Peru, Chile and Colombia and has papers published in several publications in Colombia.

Electronic Engineer from UPB, MBA from EAFIT University; as a Fulbright fellow in 2007-2008 he made the Technology Management and Policy Program at MIT.

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