Cesar Castro is one of the leading talents in the fields of exponential technologies, artificial intelligence, blockchain, and digital currencies among other leading impacting technologies changing the business and consumer dynamics.
Cesar has spent his career as a strategic driver of corporate expansion at Microsoft, Nokia and America Movil. Along the way, he has delivered profitable growth, and has generated hundreds of millions of dollars in shareholder value. Cesar has an extended record of success in Telecom, Mobility, Internet-led business, Consumer Electronics, and Cloud Services.
Today, he advises leadership teams, board of directors and founders on trends, innovation and strategies for growth, value creation, and business transformation. He is particularly focused on exponential organizations, digital transformation, and the application of new business models and accelerating technologies such as IoT (Internet of Things), Blockchain, Mix Reality and AI (Artificial Intelligence).
Cesar is the Founder and Managing Partner at Escalate Group; a Consultancy firm specialized in envisioning, accelerating and scaling disruptive innovation and digital transformation for customer organizations and leaders seeking to remain relevant during today’s non-linear market. He is in the board of advisors in several corporations as well as non-profit organizations.
He led the Phones Business Unit for Latin America at Microsoft Devices Group and was the General Manager for Microsoft North Latin America – Mobile Devices based in South Florida. In his roles, he contributed to creating more personal computing in a “Mobile First and Cloud First World”. Before this assignment, Cesar spent 3 years in Sao Paulo heading the Mobile Phones Business Unit for the Americas at Nokia.