Juan Ciapessoni

Co-Founder - The Electric Factory

Juan Ciapessoni
Juan is a globally awarded visionary, inventor, and serial entrepreneur focused on creativity and innovation using Applied Technology.

A pioneer in the development of the Internet in his native country Uruguay, where he created one of the country’s first ISPs. Since then, his personal “drive” has been the creation and implementation of cutting-edge solutions and disruptive solutions.

He co-founded and leads The Electric Factory, a global leader in creative technology and innovation for the world’s top brands.

His award-winning solutions include work on permanent display at MoMA in NYC as well as SXSW, Fast Company World Changing Ideas, Cannes Lions, NY Festival, One Show, BID, and more than 100 awards throughout his career.

His serial entrepreneur credentials include the creation of successful digital agencies, a start-up incubator and the development of several prototypes, data analysis, and tech-innovation products that have gone to market.

He is Director and VP of Innovation for the Uruguayan Chamber of Information Technology and has been recognized as one of the most influential people in leadership, creativity, and innovation in Uruguay.

As a Communication Arts Professor for 15 years, Academic Advisor of the Faculty of Communication, and Director of Development for the degree in Marketing, Juan strategically overviews the University educational plans and rethinks the future of the roles, structures, and careers.

Juan is a passionate and in-demand speaker and leader of workshops around the world focused on Disruptive Leadership and his concept of Liquid Companies and Life.