Nicolás Jodal holds a Systems Engineering degree from Uruguay s State University. Together with engineer Breogán Gonda, he co-created GeneXus, the world-class leading tool for developing mission-critical applications in multiple platforms using artificial intelligence. This achievement earned them a National Engineering Award, which is presented by the National Academy of Engineering of Uruguay. At present, Mr. Jodal is the CEO of GeneXus, the Uruguayan company that developed the GeneXus software that is used in more than 45 countries. An active advocate for entrepreneurship, Mr. Jodal currently leads ThalesLab jointly with Sylvia Chebi. The Company Builder is aimed at driving innovation through technology in key sectors such as agriculture, mobile finance, and entertainment.