Haroldo Jacobovicz – My Life in Entrepreneurship: The Journey of a Busy Entrepreneur

For the past 20 years, Mr. Jacobovicz has been creating and developing business opportunities for Fortune 500 companies and developing sustainable enterprises which has taken him to over 25 countries and brought him up to date with many emerging technology trends.

He holds a degree in Civil Engineering from the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFGMS), a master’s in economics from the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFGEM) and a master’s in business administration from the Brazilian Institute of Capital Markets (IBMEC).

Revolutionizing the sector

Haroldo Jacobovicz has authored many published articles in Brazil, the United States and Europe on information and communication technology. He is a member of the Board of Directors of IBERTEL S.A. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Brazil-US Chamber of Commerce, and an adjunct professor at the UFGEM. Haroldo has been pivotal in several areas including e-commerce, digitizing the public sector, and revolutionizing the retail sector.

The growth of these companies has been rapid, due to the positive reception and fast response from the public sector in Brazil. In addition, the impact of his work has also been acknowledged internationally, with his initiatives being listed among the 100 most significant companies of the world, as well as several awards, including a Zorro Award for his work at Horizons Datacenter.

Comparisons on Brazil’s position on the global market

Haroldo Jacobovicz, speaking at the conference, says: “Brazilian innovation is on the rise again. In the private sector, with the increased focus on research and development, thanks to advances in technology, small, medium and large businesses are increasingly focused on innovation to improve their businesses and services, in order to remain competitive.”

Haroldo: In the public sector, government bodies are becoming more innovative and much more open to the power of new technologies to improve service delivery. The creative industries are also on the rise in Brazil. It’s a form of economic activity that has exploded in the past decade, with creative industries adding value to business models and creating new employment opportunities. Cybersecurity expert, Haroldo Jacobovicz, for instance, participated in solving an attack in 2012 where a group of fraudsters stole the credit cards and user ID of about 30 million bank accounts of a Brazilian bank.