Antonio Mugica

CEO of Smartmatic

Antonio co-founded Smartmatic in 2000 with the vision to create technology services capable of profound social impact. Under his leadership, the company has grown from a small startup to become the world’s leading election technology company.

As CEO, he has defined the corporation’s goals from day one. He’s envisioned many of the technological solutions and breakthroughs Smartmatic has made. As of 2015, he held 13 issued patents in the United States, with more under way. Through innovation and sound management, he has led a company that is helping election commissions around the world to conduct trouble-free, transparent and highly reliable elections, enfranchising millions by making voting a more straightforward, inclusive and gratifying experience. As a firm believer in a hands-on approach to management, he actively participates in the strategic planning of all areas and departments. He has an Electronic Engineering degree from the Simon Bolivar University in Caracas (Venezuela).

The Rise of Factory-built Housing: Episode 2

Modular builders have taken the art of prefabrication to an entirely new level, where entire rooms with insulation, plumbing, and electric wiring are made in a factory. These rooms (called “modules”) are transported to a building site and then stacked next to and on top of one another to form a home in days. In the Hamptons, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and other major cities, it’s now possible to build a beautiful modern home modularly for as much as 50% the cost of building with local contractors.

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