MDC’s Mike Fernandez Global Business Leadership Series Presents IBM Client Transition Leader Ana Paula Assis Feb. 18

Miami, FL, Jan. 28, 2021 — Miami Dade College’s (MDC) popular Mike Fernandez Global Business Leadership Series will host a virtual conversation with Ana Paula Assis, General Manager, IBM Client Transition Leader, at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 18. The conversation will be moderated by Wolfson Campus Dean of Faculty Sarah Tuskey. This event is free and open to the public.

Assis supports IBM clients and teams in every aspect of client engagement. With over 20 years in the IT industry and recognized as a thought leader on artificial intelligence and data responsibility, she has been devoted to strategic business development, change management and innovative leadership. She is also committed to building an increasingly inclusive and diverse workplace as well as advancing education that boosts the professional skills of the future. Assis is a board member of Junior Achievement Americas (JA Americas), an organization dedicated to educating students about workforce readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs. Prior to her current role, Assis was General Manager for IBM Latin America.

The Mike Fernandez Global Business Leadership Series provides students with first-hand knowledge of best business practices and leadership by inviting top, renowned executives to share their experiences and discuss new trends in their respective industries. Past speakers include Adriana Cisneros, Chief Executive Officer, Cisneros; Juan Carlos Liscano, Vice President, Miami Hub Operations, American Airlines; Patrick Goddard, President of Brightline Trains; Carlo Enrico, Mastercard’s President for Latin America and the Caribbean; Jeffrey Kratz, General Manager, Latin America, Canada and Caribbean Regions, Worldwide Public Sector at Amazon Web Services; Odilon Almeida, President of Western Union Global Money Transfer; Jordi Botifoll, Cisco’s President for Latin America and Senior Vice President for the Americas; Claudio Muruzabal, President for SAP Latin America and the Caribbean; Josh Leibowitz, Chief Strategy Officer of Carnival Corporation & plc, and Senior Vice President of Cunard North America; Craig D’Souza, Head of Global Investigation and Intelligence at Facebook; César Cernuda, President of Microsoft Latin America and Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Corporation; Eduardo Coello, Regional President of Visa for Latin America and the Caribbean; Donna Hrinak, Vice President of Boeing International and President of Boeing Latin America; Dr. Bernard Meyerson, Chief Innovation Officer at IBM Corporation; Laxman Narasimhan, President for PepsiCo Latin America and Adriana Cisneros, CEO of Cisneros.

For more information, please contact Isabel Artime, 305-237-3960 or

WHAT:             MDC’s Mike Fernandez Global Business Leadership Series Presents Ana Paula Assis

WHEN:            Thursday, Feb. 18, 10 – 11 a.m.

 WHERE:        Virtual event. Register at