Lisbon, November 1, 2022 – The Falconi group is set to be a Diamond Sponsor at Web Summit Rio 2023, which will be the first edition of the innovation megaevent held in Latin America. Created in 2009 in Ireland and since 2016 held annually in Lisbon, the Web Summit has previously attracted more than 70,000 visitors to the Portuguese capital during a single edition of the event. More than 30 thousand people are expected to participate in the edition that will be held at the Riocentro convention center in Rio de Janeiro from May 1st to 4th, 2023.
Inspired by its main vectors for the expansion and diversification, Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics, Falconi Participações’ partnership with the Web Summit is aligned with the Group’s goal of ensuring that 30% of its revenue stems from solutions and products that make use of AI and cutting-edge technologies. The group is the fruit of the expansion of Falconi Consultores, the largest Brazilian business and people management consultancy, which has been increasingly active in the consultech area.
“Falconi is really going all in with technology, particularly with regards to Artificial Intelligence. AI is profoundly transforming consultation, allowing us to be increasingly agile and assertive in offering our clients solutions”, affirmed Viviane Martins, the CEO for both the group and its consultancy. For Martins, having Falconi sponsor the Rio Web Summit is a declaration of its commitment to technological development and the crowning achievement of efforts made since she assumed leadership of the company in 2018.
Falconi’s positioning has allowed the company to directly connect with the event, which was created by Paddy Cosgrave, David Kelly and Daire Hickey, and which for more than ten years has been bringing together some of the biggest names in global technology through its pool of events – Web Summit is also the organizer of Collision, which is held in Canada, and Rise, which takes place in Hong Kong. Martins firmly believes that the connections made at an event of this size will bring both Brazil and Latin America further into the limelight within the global innovation ecosystem.
“The Web Summit is truly inspiring, both in terms of the contact it provides with disruptive technologies that are at the forefront of innovation, and the connections that are made with actors seeking to revolutionize their markets and society in general,” Martins affirmed. “As part of its efforts to implement the most ideal model for organizational ambidexterity, Falconi focuses both on achieving sustainability in the present and building its future through continuous investment in innovation that not only touches on technology, but also provides significant advances in terms of ESG“.
Falconi and Web Summit
As a Diamond sponsor at Web Summit Rio, Falconi group will host one of the most widely-sought after events in the field of innovation, an exclusive dinner for C-level guests from major companies around Brazil and the world, as well as investors. The dinner will be held the night before Web Summit Rio and provide a sort of warm-up for the Rio edition, encouraging networking and the building of connections between the various players and agents operating within Latin America’s innovation ecosystem.
As part of the programming at Web Summit Rio, Falconi will also being holding a workshop during the Corporate Innovation Summit that will be attended by nearly a hundred people, one of platforms that receives the most attention during editions of the Web Summit. Finally, the company will bring together executives from major companies active in the different segments of the Brazil’s economy in order for them to be able to accompany the four days of the event and develop connections in relation to the most disruptive global technologies that are currently available.
Innovation in the Marvelous City
In a statement released by its organizing body, Web Summit stated that the choice of Rio de Janeiro as the host of its first event in Latin America was the result of a two-year process in which major Brazilian capitals such as São Paulo, Florianópolis and Porto Alegre were also taken into consideration.
“We see Latin America as the site of the most significant worldwide growth in terms of startups, with Brazil most certainly leading the way. The country has experience holding major events and we are sure that this is the right moment to make our debut in the country“, Paddy Cosgrave affirmed.
According to those responsible for organizing the event, additional events will be held around the city at iconic sights such as the Pão de Açúcar cable car and the Cristo Redentor statue. The list of speakers at the Brazilian edition has not yet been released, but the Web Summit guarantee that prominent names, such as those already seen editions of the event held in Lisbon, Toronto and Hong Kong, will also be present in Rio de Janeiro.
Falconi Participações, also known as the Falconi Group, was established during expansion of Falconi Consultores, a business and people management consultancy founded in Brazil almost four decades ago. Using cutting-edge technology and data intelligence to accelerate the generation of sustainable value for its clients, the consultancy has implemented projects in approximately 40 countries across more than 50 different economic segments.
Falconi is increasingly emerging as a consultech with a recognized capacity for implementing projects within strategic (strategy, business models and organizational structure), tactical (implementation and alignment of processes and targets), and operational (alignment and monitoring of operations) contexts. The group gained momentum in 2018 when it began branching out into to other segments through means of spin-offs, launches or the acquisition of ownership interests and the creation of new business units within the consultancy.
Today, Falconi Participações brings together more than a dozen brands and is active in the fields of human development, software, and applications for management, private investment, and the editing and design sectors, among others. The consultancy has also expanded its scope by offering specialized services to medium-sized companies. The group relies on a team of more than 1,200 talented individuals across four different continents and has offices in Brazil, the United States and Mexico.