Meet the experts in Big Data and Artificial Intelligence, who will tell you all about the keys to digital transformation in 2018 and the important role and evolution of LUCA in this direction.
Chema is currently Telefonica's CDO, and previously held the position of founder and CEO of Eleven Paths, a subsidiary of Telefónica Digital focused on innovation in security products and the General Manager of Global Security Business, in the B2B unit of Telefónica Business Solutions. Before that, he worked and directed Informática 64, a company focused on Computer Security and training for 14 years.
He is a doctor in Computer Security from the Rey Juan Carlos University of Madrid, Computer Engineer from URJC and Computer Systems Engineer from the Polytechnic University of Madrid, who also named him Honorary Ambassador of the University’s School of Informatics in 2012.
Elena Gil is the Global Director of Big Data B2B in Telefónica and CEO of LUCA, a position she has held since 2016. As Director and CEO, she has the responsibility to help our clients throughout their journey to manage Big Data more effectively, helping them become data-driven organizations, and also providing an extensive portfolio of innovative Big Data solutions.
Elena joined Telefónica in 2000, and since then has held prominent management positions at Telefónica International and Telefónica Latin America, within the Large Corporations, Small and Medium Initiatives and Consumer Companies units. From 2014 to 2016, Elena held the position of BI and Big Data Global Management of the Telefónica group. In this role she was responsible for the analysis of consumers for internal use and external monetization, leading Telefónica to become a data-driven company.
She holds a degree in Business Economics and Management from Deusto University (Spain) and an MBA from MIT-Sloan School of Management (USA). She completed her studies at the University of Berkeley (USA) and EDHEC in Lille (France).
Adrián García Nevado has developed his professional career in companies in the ICT sector, holding various positions in management, such as the Banesto Group and Vobis, and at Microcomputer as General Director for Spain and Portugal.
He joined Telefónica in 1998 where he was the Deputy General Director of Residential, CEO of Telyco, General Director of SMEs and Autonomous. In 2005 he was appointed General Commercial Director of the Group. In 2008 he became CEO of Central America, returning to Spain in 2011 where he was appointed General Director of Business of Telefónica España. He is currently the Director of Large Clients and Territory Center for Telefónica España.
He is a computer engineer and EMBA by the University of Houston.
Julia is Data Science Manager at Telefónica, including among her main tasks the development of the cognitive engine of AURA, the company's flagship Artificial Intelligence product. At 27 years old, she has participated and directed the development of numerous cybersecurity products in ElevenPaths, among which Metashield, Faast and Tacyt stand out.
She studied two careers, Computer Engineering and Mathematics, and has a Master of Research in Information Technology and Communications with specialization in Big Data. She has also made several scientific publications in the area of data modeling.
Despite her youth, her work as manager in the field of technology has gotten her many invitations to young world leaders such as the OneYoungWorld Caucus or Leaders & Daughters. As a personal challenge, Julia aims to bring technology to girls and women, which has led her to become involved in the organization of initiatives such as #MujeresHacker, Girls Inspire Tech or Campus Tecnológico para Chicas EPS-UAM.
Alejandro Valladares is a Forestry Engineer from the Polytechnic University of Madrid and has a MBA at IE Business School.
He has more than 15 years of experience working directly with Data, since being the Head of Business Intelligence at BBVA for Spain, where he was responsible for the Multichannel offer in the area of digital transformation and responsible for consumer products.
He is currently responsible for the transformation of human capacities and heads a very ambitious plan to provide resources to people who have traditionally been played as data miners to acquire new data science capabilities, as these actions are creating the most powerful global group of data scientists in the financial sector.
At Repsol Juan José Casado runs a HUB composed of Data Scientists & Data Engineers applying big data, machine learning and artificial intelligence to transform Repsol into a data-driven company.
Prior to his current position, he was committed for 4 years to apply big data and artificial intelligence to transform the health industry and improve people health. He was the former Director of Data & Analytics at Sanitas and he worked for the Pharma company Abbvie.
For more than 15 years he has advised and consulted companies across many industries to get the most value from their data including banking, telco & retail.
He coursed the Executive program at Singularity University, earned his MBA from IE Business School, and a Bachelor´s degree in Business Administration from Madrid Complutense University.
David del Val Latorre is Director of Core Innovation at Telefónica and CEO of Telefónica Research and Development. He is responsible for the creation of new internal products and services for the group. In this role, he has pioneered the introduction in Telefónica of new paradigms such as Artificial Intelligence, Edge Computing, IoT, and Big Data.
He spent 6 years in the United States where he co-founded VXtreme, a technology company based in Silicon Valley, which he later sold to Microsoft. After forming part of Microsoft for some time, he returned to Spain and founded Tech Foundries, where he served as vice-president until 2008.
David is a Telecommunications Engineer from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, has a Master's Degree in Computer Science from Stanford University and Executive Certificate in Management and Leadership from M.I.T.
One of the early inventors of streaming media, he has participated in the founding of 11 start-ups and holds 16 international patents. He is also the president of 5TONIC, a 5G research association in Spain. He has taught Entrepreneurship at IE Business School.
Carlos is Telefónica’s Global Director for Big Data Go-to-Market and Vice President of Business Development at LUCA.
Carlos joined Telefónica in 1999 and since then has had a number of different positions at global and local level, being during the last 10 years focused on fostering the digital transformation of enterprises and public organizations. Prior to his current position, he was Global Vice President of Business Development at Eleven Paths, Telefónica’s Cybersecurity unit.
Carlos has an MS in Telecommunications Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Madrid and a BS in Business Administration from UNED, as well as Postgraduate Diplomas in Management from ESADE Business School and IESE Business School.