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Month: June 2017

Marc Tarradas, Dreamer Fluidra for Imagine Silicon Valley 2017

For the first time Fluidra is going to participate in Imagine Silicon Valley. Innovation is everywhere in Fluidra and within anyone at Fluidra. It is an important factor in today’s world, where digitalization plays a key role of change in all industries.

Fluidra is into Pool & Wellness, operates in 45 countries by way of 160 sales branches and production centres located in the main markets. All 4,300 group’s employees from 5 continents were invited to present their application to become “Fluidra Dreamer 2017” and from all candidatures received, the winner is the Marc Tarradas, from Girona.

Marc’s profile: 41 years old, Product Designer and outdoor sports lover. Since he entered the company 2 years ago, he is in charge of designing LED lighting products. Marc is a globetrotter who likes to challenge himself, with a strong passion for nature and outdoor life. He’s an expert alpinist and in 2008 he organized a sponsored expedition to climb the Mera Peak, Himalaya (6.476 m).

For this dreamer no mountain is high enough. To Marc, innovation is curiosity and freedom: the absence of prejudices and standard mechanisms. What does Marc expect from Silicon Valley? “To get new “glasses” to see the world in a different way and new tools to offer solutions to the world”, he says with a bright smile on his face.

Welcome on board Marc! Welcome to Imagine Silicon Valley 2017.

Ernesto Gámiz, Dreamer Everis for Imagine Silicon Valley 2017

For the 7th edition of Imagine Silicon Valley, one of Imagine’s regular partners Everis held the yearly international competition to choose their Dreamer.  This time the competition covered the Latin American countries: Mexico, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Brazil. Inside the company, the Imagine participance is seen as a business opportunity to develop a really disruptive and outstanding project, as well as, for the Dreamer, to discover the world of innovation, connect to an amazing network and become better in the fields he chooses during the program.  And the winner in 2017 is Ernesto Gámiz (Mexico).

Trained as chemical engineer, Ernesto entered Everis as an intern and today is a business analyst in telecom & utilities area developing strategies for top management. He is a person who likes to challenge himself, to search for new opportunities to test his capabilities, always open to new experiences and new people. The challenge Ernesto sees in Imagine is “to learn a life lesson form this dynamic, creative program, working with a team and developing ideas from scratch». He was brought up between two continents, between Mexico and Spain, which made him a traveller, photographer and triathlete. He already is a finisher of San Francisco triathlon, and this year in Silicon Valley he sets himself the goal of running the SF Marathon. In Ernesto’s opinion, the key to success in any endeavour is passion, excellency, open mind and a good sense of humor, which reflect the values of both Everis and Imagine.

You can meet Ernest here:

About Everis:

Everis, an NTT DATA company, is a multinational consulting firm providing business and strategy solutions, application development, maintenance, and outsourcing services. The company has 16,000 professionals working in offices and high performance centers in 14 countries. As part of the NTT DATA group, everis can offer a wider range of solutions and services through increased capacity as well as technological, geographical, and financial resources that help provide the most innovative solutions to customers. For more information, visit www.everis.com.

Jan Carbonell, Dreamer 12 of Imagine Silicon Valley 2017

Jan Carbonell gana el concurso #Dreamer12 del programa IMAGINE Silicon Valley 2017.
El premio incluye  un mes de formación en el centro de creatividad Imagine en San Francisco, California.

Jan Carbonell  viajará a San Francisco con todos los gastos pagados para participar durante todo el mes de julio en el programa de creatividad Imagine Silicon Valley 2017.  Jan tendrá la oportunidad de realizar una inmersión en el ecosistema de Silicon Valley a partir de un completo programa de visitas a las empresas y universidades más innovadoras del mundo (Google, Facebook, Twitter, Airbnb, Stanford University, Berkley, etc.) y de conferencias de expertos internacionales en innovación y creatividad.

Jan Carbonell  ha ganado un concurso en el que participaron centenares de aspirantes. La prueba consistía en video de presentación y sus credenciales profesionales. De entre todos los participantes  se seleccionaron 10 finalistas para la última ronda de votos. Tras competir durante una semana, el concurso ha finalizado con la siguiente puntuación:

1era posición – Jan Carbonell :  41 puntos

2nd posición – Gemma Ferrer:  39  puntos

3era posición – Pol Álvarez:  38 puntos

(el detalle de las puntuaciones está a disposición de los participantes a través de: info@imagine.cc )

Los puntos, sobre un máximo de 50 posibles, se podían conseguir de los votos de un jurado de expertos, del staff de imagine, de los participantes de pasadas ediciones, de entrevistas personales y de los votos conseguidos en la página de facebook de Imagine. (Ver bases del concurso y jurado. Detalle de las puntuaciones a disposición de los participantes. Interesados contactar con info@imagine.cc)

La organización de Imagine quiere agradecer su participación a todos los candidatos del concurso y, muy especialmente, a los 10 finalistas que han llevado a cabo extraordinarias campañas para conseguir apoyos en las redes sociales. Asimismo, agradecer a todos los miembros del jurado y a las miles de personas que han votado a los candidatos.

Aquí un video previo que mandó Jan Carbonell a a la organización:  https://vimeo.com/168564559

Aquí el video que presentó al concurso:

SOBRE IMAGINE:

IMAGINE es un Centro de Creatividad en el Silicon Valley de California para la generación de ideas que cambien el mundo y para cambiar la vida de las personas que participan en el programa. La séptima edición de Imagine Silicon Valley se pondrá en marcha el próximo 1 de Julio en el Yosemite National Park de California con 12 participantes ganadores de distintos concursos de creatividad y culminará con la exposición pública de las ideas el próximo 26 de Julio en San Francisco. El evento de presentación de resultados se llevará a cabo el próximo 20 de septiembre en Barcelona.

más información: info@imagine.cc · www.imagine.cc

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Jan Carbonell Selected as Dreamer #12 of Imagine Silicon Valley 2017

The prize includes one month of training in the center of creativity and innovation, Silicon Valley.

Jan Carbonell is an industrial engineer from the Universidad Politécnica de Catalunya. He will travel, all expenses paid, to San Francisco where he will participate the entire month of July in Imagine Creativity Center’s program, Imagine Silicon Valley 2017. He will have the opportunity to be immersed completely in the ecosystem of Silicon Valley and participate in a program where he will visit the most innovative business and universities in the world (Google, Facebook, Twitter, Airbnb, Stanford University, Berkley). Jan will also have the opportunity to attend conferences with international experts in innovation and creativity.

Jan Carbonell won a contest, in which more than a 1,000 people participated. The challenge consisted of putting together a video and sending their most up to date curriculum. Out of all of the participants, the Top 10 finalists were selected for the final round of voting. After a week of fierce competition, the results are:

1st place – Jan Carbonell :  41 points

2nd place – Gemma Ferrer:  39 points

3rd place – Pol Álvarez:  38 points

The points, which there were a maximum of 50, could be gained from votes from the expert jury, Imagine staff, previous participants in Imagine, personal interviews and votes earned from the Imagine facebook page.

Imagine would like to thank all the candidates for their participation, especially the Top 10 who organized extraordinary campaigns on social media. We would also like to thank the members of the jury  and hundreds of people that voted for the candidates.

Here is a preview video that Jan Carbonell sent Imagine to present his candidacy:  

https://vimeo.com/168564559

Here is the video that Jan Carbonell presented for the contest:

About Imagine

Imagine is a creativity center in Silicon Valley, California. It was deigned for the generation of ideas that are going to change the world and the lives of those that participate in the program. The 2017 edition of Imagine Silicon Valley will start July 1 in Yosemite National Park with 12 participants who have won various creativity contests. The program will end with a final event open to the public on July 26 in San Francisco. The final event in Barcelona will take place September 20.

+ info: info@imagine.cc · www.imagine.cc