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Javier Villamizar

Javier Villamizar

Partner
Softbank

Javier Villamizar

Javier Villamizar

Partner

Softbank

Enthusiastic, driven, bilingual/bicultural seasoned professional with a global perspective, entrepreneurial background and extensive C-Level professional network in Telecom and Technology. Team player, customer oriented, proven leader and problem solver, high-energy, dedicated thinker with diversified international work experience covering telecom, technology, software and hardware, supply chain, finance and venture capital with clear focus on creating sustainable value and bottom line growth. 20+ years of experience in Telecom & Technology, products and solutions sales, business and market development and venture capital and consultancy practice. International experience managing multi-billion 20+ regional operations. Key member of the management team of a corporation that grew from $1B to $15B over 10 years and was acquired by Softbank in 2015. Proven track record of sales and business development efforts in Telecom and Technology. Excellent "deal closing" abilities with high success ratio.

Chris Barton

Chris Barton

Co-Founder
Shazam

Chris Barton

Chris Barton

Co-Founder

Shazam

Chris Barton is the co-founder and a board director of Shazam, the music discovery company, which started as an idea he conceived in late 1999. With three other co-founders, Chris led the creation of Shazam from concept through inventing a new pattern recognition technology to building and launching the world's first mobile music recognition service. Today Shazam has been downloaded more than 1 billion times around the world. Apple acquired Shazam for a speculated $400 million price tag in 2018. Chris previously worked at Dropbox where he led mobile operator partnerships and Google where he was head of North American Android partnerships. He has also worked at Microsoft, San Francisco Consulting Group, and LEK Consulting. Chris holds an MBA from UC Berkeley, a Master's degree in Finance from Cambridge University, and a BA from UC Berkeley. Chris is now working on his next startup focused on computer vision applications.

Jennifer Kanyamibwa

Jennifer Kanyamibwa

Senior Strategy & Operations Manager for Product Design
Twitter

Jennifer Kanyamibwa

Jennifer Kanyamibwa

Senior Strategy & Operations Manager for Product Design

Twitter

Jennifer Kanyamibwa is Senior Strategy & Operations Manager for the Product Design Team at Twitter leading strategy and operations initiatives. Prior to Twitter, Jennifer was the Design Studio Manager at Slack where she was on the founding Brand Design team that expanded Slack internationally. With a career that spans across technology, government, finance, brand strategy, international events and non-profits — she has worked on many teams and is passionate about the power of collaboration.

Niall Ferguson

Niall Ferguson

Professor
Harvard University

Niall Ferguson

Niall Ferguson

Professor

Harvard University

Niall Ferguson is one of our most influential commentators on Geopolitics and the Global Economy. The wide range of his expertise underscores his ongoing importance as a keynote speaker. A Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and a senior fellow of the Center for European Studies, Harvard, where he served for twelve years as the Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History. He is also a visiting professor at Tsinghua University, Beijing, and the Diller-von Furstenberg Family Foundation Distinguished Scholar at the Nitze School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, DC. He has published fifteen books.His many prizes and awards include the GetAbstract International Book Award (2009), the Benjamin Franklin Prize for Public Service (2010), the Hayek Prize for Lifetime Achievement (2012), the Ludwig Erhard Prize for Economic Journalism (2013), the Estoril Global Issues Distinguished Book Prize (2013), and the Philip Merrill.

Carolina Brochado

Carolina Brochado

Investor
Softbank Vision Fund

Carolina Brochado

Carolina Brochado

Investor

Softbank Vision Fund

Carolina works on sourcing of global investments for Softbank Vision Fund and is based in London. Carolina focuses on fintech, digital health & wellness and marketplaces. Prior to joining Softbank, Carolina was a Partner at Atomico, where she sourced and collaborated with portfolio companies for almost five years. Some of her investments included Lendinvest, Gympass, Hinge Health, Ontruck and Rekki. Previously Carolina has worked as Head of Ops to a now defunct gifting e-commerce start-up, as an investor at Chicago-based private equity firm Madison Dearborn Partners and within Consumer/Retail Investment Banking at Merrill Lynch in New York. Carolina has a Bachelor of Science degree in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and an MBA from Columbia Business School. She is originally from Brazil.

Brendan Wallace

Brendan Wallace

Co-founder & Managing Partner
Fifth Wall

Brendan Wallace

Brendan Wallace

Co-founder & Managing Partner

Fifth Wall

Brendan Wallace is a co-founder and Managing Partner at Fifth Wall, where he guides the firm’s strategic vision. Prior to starting Fifth Wall, Brendan co-founded Identified, a workforce optimization data and analytics company that raised $33 million of venture funding and was acquired by Workday (NYSE: WKDY) in 2014. He also co-founded Cabify, the largest ridesharing service in Latin America, and has been an active investor, leading more than 60 angel investments including Bonobos, Dollar Shave Club, Lyft, SpaceX, Clutter, and Philz Coffee. Brendan started his career at Goldman Sachs in the real estate, hospitality, and gaming group before joining The Blackstone Group’s real estate private equity practice. Brendan is from New York City and currently lives in Venice. He graduated from Princeton University, where he received his BA in political science and economics. He received his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Ciaran Quilty

Ciaran Quilty

Vice President, EMEA
Facebook

Ciaran Quilty

Ciaran Quilty

Vice President, EMEA

Facebook

Ciarán Quilty is Vice President, EMEA at Facebook An experienced executive who leads a multilingual team that serves large companies, scale ups & partners who use Facebook, Instagram, Whatsapp and Messenger. With nearly 20 years’ experience in the global technology sector, Ciarán joined Facebook in 2010. Prior to Facebook, he spent 10 years as a consultant with Accenture in Financial Services. As well as delivering keynotes at conferences across Europe, Middle East & Africa, Ciarán is passionate about how technology can be used to create jobs and new business models.

Marvin Liao

Marvin Liao

Partner & Head of Accelerator
500 Startups

Marvin Liao

Marvin Liao

Partner & Head of Accelerator

500 Startups

Marvin is a Partner at 500 Startups, a global Seed Venture Capital Firm & Startup Accelerator based in Silicon Valley. He invests in Digital Media, Enterprise SAAS, Marketplace, Fintech, Adtech, Digital Health, Internet of Things & Mobile startups across the globe. Formerly of Yahoo! Inc. (10.5 years), Marvin Liao has held executive management roles in the various departments of Sales, Business Development, Ad Operations and Marketing & ran online marketing at a venture capital funded ecommerce start-up prior to that. He also serves on the boards/advisory boards of several internet advertising and ad technology companies. In addition, he is a Mentor for several Startup Accelerator programs in Europe, Asia, Israel and the US, helping guide startup teams with their sales, marketing and partner development efforts.

Silvina Moschini

Silvina Moschini

CEO & Founder
SheWorks!

Silvina Moschini

Silvina Moschini

CEO & Founder

SheWorks!

Widely known by technology media as @Miss_Internet , Silvina Moschini is an award winning technology entrepreneur, CNN Español industry expert and an international speaker. Her focus on changing how the world works in the digital economy led her to create an ecosystem of innovative companies that leverage the power of the cloud to connect enterprises with on-demand talent and make remote workforce management simple, transparent and inclusive. As an entrepreneur, she took her passion for disruptive technologies to become the co-founder of TransparentBusiness - a web-based solution for building talent marketplaces and managing remote teams and freelancers. She later leveraged TransparentBusiness technology and became the Founder and CEO of SheWorks! and Yandiki , online platforms that help companies scale exponentially by accessing vetted talent on demand and helping them monitor, manage, rate and pay their virtual teams. CitiGroup selected her platform as a Top People Management Solution

Valentin Stalf

Valentin Stalf

Founder & CEO
N26

Valentin Stalf

Founder & CEO

N26

Born in Vienna, Valentin is the Founder and CEO of NUMBER26 studied Accounting & Finance (M.A. HSG) at the University of St. Gallen, Sophia University in Tokyo and Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration. During his studies he worked in a number of fields including Strategy Consulting and Investment Banking/Mergers & Acquisition. After graduating he joined the Internet Incubator Rocket Internet as Entrepreneur in Residence and was involved in building different companies including Payleven and Paymill.

Carlos Torres Vila

Carlos Torres Vila

Group Executive Chairman
BBVA

Carlos Torres Vila

Carlos Torres Vila

Group Executive Chairman

BBVA

Carlos graduated with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and a B.S. in Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he later also earned a M.S. at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He also graduated in Law from UNED (Spain). He worked at McKinsey & Company for 12 years, and became a partner of the Firm in 1997. He joined Endesa in 2002 as Corporate Director of Strategy and member of its Executive Committee, and became company CFO in 2007. In September 2008 Carlos joined BBVA as Head of Strategy and Corporate Development, and member of the bank's Management Committee. In March 2014 he was appointed Head of Digital Banking, until May 2015 when he became Chief Executive Officer of the bank. Carlos was appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the BBVA Foundation in December 2018.

Juan de Antonio

Juan de Antonio

Founder & CEO
Cabify - Spain

Juan de Antonio

Juan de Antonio

Founder & CEO

Cabify - Spain

Juan de Antonio is Founder & CEO of Cabify. He majored in Telecommunication Engineering at Universidad Politécnica in Madrid. It was at University when he first got exposed to technology and entrepreneurship and learned how to overcome technical challenges. In the Bay Area he got exposed to the startup ecosystem and got interested in the mobility space, and put together with a classmate a bid for Italian manufacturer MV Augusta and then helped grow the international distribution network of Zero Motorcycles, the leading electric motorcycle manufacturer. In 2011 he founded Cabify

Adam Kostyál

Adam Kostyál

Senior Vice President
NASDAQ

Adam Kostyál

Senior Vice President

NASDAQ

Adam Kostyál is Senior Vice President of Listing Services, Europe. In addition to Nasdaq Nordic Exchanges, where there are more than 800 companies listed, Adam is also responsible for the more than 120 European companies that are either primarily listed or dual listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market in the U.S. Adam has been with Nasdaq for the past 10 years. He started his career at OMX as a Sales Director, and then became Head of the Strategic Initiative Groups in 2006. Most recently, Adam was Vice President of Market Technology Sales responsible for sales, account management, and business development for the Eastern and Western Europe. Prior to Nasdaq, Adam held various positions with Enron, Cell Network and Bloomberg. He holds a BSc in Economics and Marketing from Vrije Universiteit de Bruxelles and speaks four languages including English, Swedish, Italian and French.

Jose María Álvarez-Pallete

Jose María Álvarez-Pallete

Chairman & CEO
Telefónica

Jose María Álvarez-Pallete

Jose María Álvarez-Pallete

Chairman & CEO

Telefónica

Mr. Álvarez-Pallete has a degree in Economics from the Complutense University of Madrid. He also studied Economics at the Université Libre of Brussels (Belgium), holds an International Management Programme (IMP) from IPADE Business School and an Advance Research Degree from the Complutense University of Madrid. In February 1999 he joined the Telefónica Group as Chief Financial Officer of Telefónica Internacional S.A.U., and in September of the same year he became Chief Financial Officer of Telefónica S.A. In July 2002, he was appointed Executive Chairman of Telefónica Internacional S.A.; in July 2006, General Manager of Telefónica Latinoamérica, and in March 2009 Chairman of Telefónica Latinoamérica. In September 2011 he was named Executive Chairman of Telefónica Europe. And in September 2012 he was appointed Chief Operating Officer of Telefónica S.A. Since April 8th 2016 he is Chairman & CEO of Telefónica S.A. and Member of the Board of Telefónica S.A., position he holds since July 2006.

Martin Varsavsky

Martin Varsavsky

Founder, Chairman, and CEO
Prelude Fertility

Martin Varsavsky

Founder, Chairman, and CEO

Prelude Fertility

Martin is Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Prelude, who has founded seven companies in the USA and Europe in the past 25 years, all of which are based on new technologies that he identified in their infancy and helped grow. Varsavsky has applied this same approach in creating Prelude, a comprehensive fertility company focused on providing proactive fertility care to improve people’s chances of having healthy babies when they’re ready. The company was established to give men and women more reproductive choices and control over their biological clocks using The Prelude Method. In the 1990s, he built Viatel, which became the first pan-European fiber optic network, followed by Jazztel, which did in Spain what Viatel did throughout Europe. When Varsavsky exited Viatel the company was worth $1.2B and when he exited Jazztel it was worth $770M. In the early 2000s he built Ya.com, the second largest Spanish-language internet portal with an investment of $28M, which was sold to Deutsche Telekom for $650M.

Oskar Miel

Oskar Miel

Managing Partner & Investments Executive Officer
Rakuten

Oskar Miel

Oskar Miel

Managing Partner & Investments Executive Officer

Rakuten

Oskar Mielczarek de la Miel is the Managing Partner in charge of Rakuten’s growth venture investments comprising a variety of rapidly expanding disruptive industries such as Fintech, Mobility, Digital Media, Healthcare and Telecommunications.At Rakuten Capital, Oskar has spearheaded a global investment strategy with a diversified portfolio of innovative start-ups in North America, Europe and Asia, in close cooperation with Rakuten’s various business units. Previously, Oskar acquired extensive investment, advisory and operational experience in the financial industry, including banking at JP Morgan and Merrill Lynch, private equity and retail financial services in North America and Europe.Oskar is responsible for Rakuten’s mobility and digital media investments, including Lyft in North America, and Careem, in the Middle East (exit IRRs of 30%+), as well as leading on-demand delivery leader Glovo.

Clara Durodié

Clara Durodié

Chair
Cognitive Finance Group

Clara Durodié

Clara Durodié

Chair

Cognitive Finance Group

Clara is a technology strategist specializing in applied AI in financial services, with a focus on strategic AI adoption for business profitability within AI Ethics frameworks. Internationally recognized for her expertise, advising Boards of leading financial institutions, think-tanks, and governments, Clara also mentors AI startups on technology development, funding, and growth strategy. Named on global lists of leading women in Fintech, she is also the Chair of the Non-Executive Directors Board’s special committee on Best Practice for AI Adoption (UK). Clara advised World Economic Forum’s 4th Industrial Revolution Centre (US) on AI for the Boards, the UK's APPG AI(UK), the Ministry of Internal Affairs special commission on AI (Japan). In June 2018, Clara is invited as a member of the EU AI Alliance.

Gabriel Perdiguero

Gabriel Perdiguero

Chief Transformation Officer
Iberia

Gabriel Perdiguero

Gabriel Perdiguero

Chief Transformation Officer

Iberia

He joined Iberia in 2014 as Management Control Officer, in March 2016 He headed Iberia's transformation plan. Gabriel is the Chief Customer & Business Transformation Officer since August, 2017. Mr.Perdiguero has extensive experience as Project Manager in different companies. Before starting his career in Iberia, Gabriel was Senior Manager at Accenture, for the air transport sector since 2005. He has contributed being part of the implementation of the Finance Business Partnering and Business transformation model. Under his leadership, 2 phases of the Iberia's transformation plan have been launched, key to consolidate Iberia Transformation together with the necessary Digital Revolution and improving Iberia’s customer experience. He took a degree in Computing and also has an Executive MBA from Idem-Cesem Madrid and a PDEM.

Jorge Espinel

Jorge Espinel

Chief Business Development Officer
Lemonade

Jorge Espinel

Jorge Espinel

Chief Business Development Officer

Lemonade

Scarlett Sieber

Scarlett Sieber

Managing Director, Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer
CCG Catalyst

Scarlett Sieber

Scarlett Sieber

Managing Director, Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer

CCG Catalyst

Respected leader, driving organizational change at startups and global enterprises alike. Adept at leading newly created business development and ecosystem initiatives, digital strategy and transformations for small and large financial service companies. Co-founder of data visualization tech startup, Infomous; clients include The London Olympics, Super Bowl XLVII, NFL Films, The Economist, Entertainment Weekly, The Guardian and USA TODAY. Contributor to the Huffington Post, Forbes, and WeWork. NYC Fellow of Startup Leadership Program.

Óscar Salazar

Óscar Salazar

Co-Founder
Uber

Óscar Salazar

Óscar Salazar

Co-Founder

Uber

Oscar Salazar is one of the most influential figures in the modern tech industry. Salazar is the Founding-CTO and Architect of Uber. He was responsible for the creation of the initial prototypes for Uber’s customer app, driver app and dispatch engine. Salazar is also the founder of Citivox, Pager and RIDE. Citivox is an international company designed to enable NGOs and individuals to report and monitor electoral fraud, crime and infrastructure problems. Pager is an Uber like concept designed to connect patients with high quality health care providers. RIDE is an application that enables co-workers to carpool to work. Salazar graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the Universidad de Colima in Mexico. He later earned a M.Sc. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of Calgary in Canada and a Ph.D. in Telecommunications from Ecole Nationale Superieure des Telecommunications.

Paul Misener

Paul Misener

VP, Global Innovation Policy and Communications
Amazon

Paul Misener

Paul Misener

VP, Global Innovation Policy and Communications

Amazon

Paul Misener is Vice President for Global Innovation Policy and Communications. An Amazon veteran of 18 years, Paul is an engineer, attorney, and inventor named in three patents. Prior to his current role, in which he explains and advocates Amazon’s culture and methods of customer-obsessed innovation, Paul founded Amazon’s public policy operations and served as the company’s Vice President for Global Public Policy from February 2000 to May 2016. On behalf of Amazon and its customers, he has testified before the US Congress over 30 times, and many times before policymaking bodies around the world. In 2013, Paul chaired the technical subcommittee of the FAA’s advisory committee that recommended allowing airline passengers to use electronic devices during taxi, takeoff, and landing. Prior to joining Amazon, he was a partner in the law firm of Wiley, Rein & Fielding; for Intel Corporation he led the computer industry’s Internet Access Coalition; he was centrally involved in the development of digital televis

Tom Mendoza

Tom Mendoza

Deal Partner
EQT Ventures

Tom Mendoza

Deal Partner

EQT Ventures

Tom started his career in the world of hedge funds at ING and PSAM, where he led and managed event-driven investments within the technology and financial services . Pulled in by the allure of entrepreneurship, Tom decided to start his own business, founding Tep, a mobile internet service for travellers, in 2010. Having built and bootstrapped the business from initial concept into a global and fast-growing profitable connectivity service, Tom then sold Tep to DHI in 2018. Prior to joining EQT Ventures, Tom was responsible for HotelTonight's international expansion across the UK and Ireland, the company's largest international market. As a Deal Partner at EQT Ventures, Tom focuses on the UK and Southern European markets. Tom was born in the UK, grew up in Venezuela, studied in Boston and has lived in London for the past 12 years. He loves electronic music (amateur DJ), football (Man Utd fan) and spending time in nature.

Gabrielle Thomas

Gabrielle Thomas

VC Investment Manager
BlackFin Capital Partners

Gabrielle Thomas

VC Investment Manager

BlackFin Capital Partners

Gabrielle Thomas has been an Investment Manager at BlackFin since early 2018. She focuses on the Fintech, Insurtech and Regtech markets in Europe. She started her career as a strategy consultant at Suez (Lyonnaise des Eaux), where she had the opportunity to work directly with the CEO on several tech projects, turning them into strategic added value. In 2013, her career took then an international turn as she co-managed a startup competition/acceleration program based in both France and California (UC Berkeley). Back in France, she joined Alter Equity as a VC analyst, and contributed to the launch of the fund. In 2014, Gabrielle joined XAnge (Siparex group) as a VC Associate, where she supported 20 startups, including MicroDon, Docéa Power (sold to Intel), La Ruche Qui Dit Oui!, Digiteka (sold to Ouest France – Rossel), Roctool, Quadrille, Arcure, Scentys, and Elum, among others. A French national, Gabrielle is a graduate of ESSEC Business School and La Sorbonne Paris IV.

Yuval Avni

Yuval Avni

Venture Partner
Giza Venture Capital

Yuval Avni

Yuval Avni

Venture Partner

Giza Venture Capital

Dr. Yuval Avni, has been with Giza since 2008. Focusing on investments in the life science and cleantech sectors. Yuval led or co-led investments in LifeBond, Takadu, VisionCare, Navotek, Aleees, Danen, CareDox and Solapoint, was on the boards of IceCure, Mitralign and Navotek and is currently on the boards of VisionCare and LifeBond. He is also a Venture Partner at Swanlaab, a Giza-sponsored Spanish-based early stage venture capital fund. Yuval is a trained medical doctor, with four years of clinical experience in general surgery and vascular surgery. Prior to his medical tuition, Dr. Avni served for 5 years in the IDF as an officer in an elite intelligence unit and is currently a consultant on new technologies to the IAF chief medical officer. Yuval is a visiting lecturer in entrepreneurship and fundraising at the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology and Tel Aviv University and is a consultant on entrepreneurship to ORT, Israel's leading technological school network.

Nabil Malouli

Nabil Malouli

VP of Customer Solutions & Innovation
DHL

Nabil Malouli

VP of Customer Solutions & Innovation

DHL

Nabil Malouli is the Vice President for DHL’s Customer Solutions & Innovation. Based out of Florida, Nabil leads the development of innovative logistics projects to support fortune 500 companies doing business globally. Jointly with his team, he is managing and growing relationships with these companies to develop high growth initiative related to E-commerce, digitalization, big data, drones, autonomous vehicles, automation & robotics. Nabil is specialized in the field of Ecommerce, Logistics & Strategic Account Management. Prior to his current position, he served as Director Latin America & Asia Pacific overseeing teams across the regions and around the world, developing customer commercial strategies to grow their business in the region. Nabil is passionate by innovation & entrepreneurship and also serves as advisor & board member of high growth startups. As a speaker & Consultant, Malouli has deep experience on topics related to E-commerce, Corporate Innovation, Omni-channel, Sales and Customer relation

Pablo Casado

Pablo Casado

President
Partido Popular

Pablo Casado

Pablo Casado

President

Partido Popular

Pablo Casado Blanco born 1 February 1981 is a Spanish politician and leader of the People's Party (PP). He is a member of the Congress of Deputies in representation of Madrid, having previously represented Ávila between 2011 and 2019. From 2015 to 2018, he also served as vice secretary general of communication of the PP. Since July 2018, he has been the president of the PP.

Michael Lints

Michael Lints

Partner
Golden Gate Ventures

Michael Lints

Michael Lints

Partner

Golden Gate Ventures

Michael Lints graduated from The Hague University of Applied Science in Management and Information Science and worked briefly as a project manager at Nationale Nederlanden (a subsidiary of ING Group). Michael’s entrepreneurial spirit kicked in when he started an IT managed services startup with 2 friends. The startup got acquired by a data and telecom company in The Netherlands. After his entrepreneurial journey, Michael wanted to spend more time giving back to the community. He was asked to join the Economic Development Board Rotterdam as a vice chairman and chairman of the Young Economic Development Board. Apart from working with great young minds it also helped Michael build an extensive national and international political and corporate network. In 2013 Michael got acquainted with Golden Gate Ventures and moved his family to Singapore to join Golden Gate Ventures. Initially as a Venture Partner in 2013 to help with fundraising, strategic partnerships, mergers, and acquisitions.

Lina Chong

Lina Chong

VC
Target Global

Lina Chong

Lina Chong

VC

Target Global

Lina joined Target Global in 2018 after having worked in product and monetization at ResearchGate, a company aiming to connect the world of science. Prior to ResearchGate, she was an investor at Hasso Plattner Ventures, a fund backed by the Chairman of SAP. Lina began her career as an entrepreneur operating two startups, one of which was acquired by Living Social.

Sophie Bruchou

Sophie Bruchou

VC Investment Manager
Idinvest Partners

Sophie Bruchou

Sophie Bruchou

VC Investment Manager

Idinvest Partners

Inés Oliveira

Inés Oliveira

Head of TrenLab
Wayra

Inés Oliveira

Inés Oliveira

Head of TrenLab

Wayra

Proud Portuguese seduced by Spain. Working at Wayra since 2014, having started in the global team, passing through analysing global investments and generating business between startups and Telefonica. Since 2017 running the incubation program in Madrid and right now leading the TrenLab project.

Yasser Eissa

Yasser Eissa

Vice President IBM Cloud Platform Europe
IBM

Yasser Eissa

Yasser Eissa

Vice President IBM Cloud Platform Europe

IBM

Starting January 2018 Yasser Eissa leads the IBM Cloud Platform business in Europe. Yasser’s primary mission is to drive client success around IBM’s cloud, AI and data solutions. These comprise platform, infrastructure, Watson, Blockchain, object storage and Watson Data Platform offerings. He leads Europe go-to-market activities, including client success, business development, technical support and ecosystem expansion. Previously Yasser Eissa held various Management positions in Sales and Service at IBM. As IBM Global Managing Director he ran the business with Deutsche Telekom AG as well as T-Systems. Prior to this he led the IBM Computer Services Sector in Germany. Furthermore, he operated in leading positions as Delivery Director IBM Germany, Austria and Switzerland and as Director of Business Operations for Germany, Austria, Switzerland as well as for Central and Eastern Europe. After beginning his career as Service Architect at IBM in 1997, Yasser Eissa held several leading positions.

Carissa Véliz

Carissa Véliz

Research Fellow
University of Oxford

Carissa Véliz

Carissa Véliz

Research Fellow

University of Oxford

Dr Carissa Véliz is a Research Fellow at the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities, and Christ Church, at the University of Oxford. She holds a PhD from the University of Oxford and specialises in ethics and political philosophy. She is the recipient of numerous academic distinctions and awards, including the British Spanish Society Prize granted by the Embassy of Spain in the United Kingdom, and the National Award for Excellent Academic Performance from the Spanish Ministry of Education. Her work has been featured in El País, the BBC, Publico.es, Slate, the Independent, and the New York Times, among other media. Carissa is currently finishing a book of privacy, and she is the editor of the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Digital Ethics.

Richard Vaughan

Richard Vaughan

Founder and Chairman
Vaughan Systems

Richard Vaughan

Richard Vaughan

Founder and Chairman

Vaughan Systems

Richard Vaughan is the founder and chairman of Vaughan Systems, the market leader in Spain in English-language training. In addition to a 30-minute daily English class on Spanish national television, his company also operates nine radio stations around the country, broadcasting 24 hours a day of English-learning content. In publishing, Vaughan is also the national leader, with more than one-hundred different titles currently in circulation in bookshops around the country. His impact on English learning in Spain, both at the individual and corporate level, is widely recognized throughout the country.

Almudena Arpón de Mendívil

Almudena Arpón de Mendívil

Secretary General International
Bar Association

Almudena Arpón de Mendívil

Almudena Arpón de Mendívil

Secretary General International

Bar Association

Head of the Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) Group within the Corporate Department. Her expertise is diverse, with an emphasis on corporate, M&A, joint ventures and the like. During her career she has been involved and continues participating in some of the most relevant and complex cross-border transactions. Secretary General of the International Bar Association for the period 2019-2020. The IBA is the leading worldwide association of the legal sector, with more than 80,000 individual members from top law firms worldwide, and 190 bars spanning across more than 170 jurisdictions. Member of the Board of Directors of the Spanish satellite company Hispasat; member of its executive commission and of its appointments and remunerations commission (2013–2018). Secretary General of Círculo Fortuny (the Association of Spanish Luxury Brands) and a member of the Executive Board of the European Cultural and Creative Industries Alliance.

Ignacio Tovar del Marmol

Ignacio Tovar del Marmol

Head of Innovation and Digital Transformation
Iberia

Ignacio Tovar del Marmol

Ignacio Tovar del Marmol

Head of Innovation and Digital Transformation

Iberia

Ignacio Tovar started his career in the aviation industry, a part of the logistic department at Airbus. For nine years he worked in the consulting firm Accenture, at the Strategic Consulting and Processes department, mainly in the Travel&Transportation Industry and focused in digital businesses. In 2015 he joined the Venture Capital Fund Samaipata Venture as a Principal, investing in e-commerce’s start-ups across Spain, Portugal, Italy, France and the UK. In 2017 he became part of Iberia’s team, looking after Digital Transformation. He holds a Bachelor in Industrial Engineering from University Carlos III of Madrid.

Markus Witte

Markus Witte

CEO
Babbel

Markus Witte

Markus Witte

CEO

Babbel

Markus Witte is CEO and founder of Babbel, the top-grossing language-learning app. He describes Babbel as a learning company inside and out: ìHeading a team in which each and every person, and the organization itself, is constantly learning new things is incredibly fulfilling.î Markus began his career at NYU, and later lectured at Humboldt University in Berlin, where he discovered his passion for teaching. Following his time as an academic, he led the development of online marketing and web infrastructure and managed the online and systems teams at music software company Native Instruments for 6 years. Coming back to learning and teaching, he founded Babbel with three others in 2007. He has taken an unusual route from academia to the tech industry and later entrepreneurship. Independent study, however, has been the constant theme uniting these disparate paths. Markusís passion for autonomous learning was sparked by teaching himself programming in 1984 on an Olivetti L1 M44 computer.

Jaime Gonzalo

Jaime Gonzalo

Vice President, Mobile Services Europe
Huawei

Jaime Gonzalo

Jaime Gonzalo

Vice President, Mobile Services Europe

Huawei

Dr. Jaime Gonzalo is VP of Huawei and Honor Consumer Mobile Service in Europe, and is responsible for the Product & Business Strategy, Go-to-Market and Performance of all Mobile Services in the region. The main mission of this team is to grow the user´s value perception of Huawei devices though a series of high quality on-device services and best-in-class content, such as Apps, Games, Safe Cloud Storage, Movies, and Phone Customization. Prior to this position, Jaime worked at Google, as Head of Google Play Apps & Games in EMEA in 2015-2016, coordinating all Play Store activity for titles such as Clash Royale, Candy Crush and Hearthstone. From 2009-2015, he served as Director of Business Planning & Operations at Electronic Arts Mobile at a global level, participating in the launch of top successful games such as FIFA, Need for Speed or The Sims. From 2005-2009, he was Mobile Distribution Manager at Activision-Blizzard, working with top popular franchises such as World of Warcraft.

Kelly Palmer

Kelly Palmer

Co-Founder and Chief Learning and Talent Officer
Degreed

Kelly Palmer

Kelly Palmer

Co-Founder and Chief Learning and Talent Officer

Degreed

KELLY PALMER is on a mission to change the way the world learns. A well-known thought leader on learning, business, and career development, she is currently on the executive team of Degreed and was formerly the chief learning officer of LinkedIn. Prior to LinkedIn, Kelly was vice president of learning at Yahoo! and held executive positions in learning, M&A, and product development at Sun Microsystems. She is the co-author of the book The Expertise Economy: How the smartest companies use learning to engage, compete, and succeed. She speaks regularly at companies and business conferences around the world, has been featured in Harvard Business Review, the Financial Times, Fast Company, Forbes, Entrepreneur, Inc., Barron’s, Chief Learning Officer (CLO), and on Bloomberg radio. Kelly has a Bachelor of Arts in English/communications and a Master of Science in adult learning and education technology. Kelly lives in San Francisco.

Anthony Salcito

Anthony Salcito

Vice President of Worldwide Education
Microsoft

Anthony Salcito

Anthony Salcito

Vice President of Worldwide Education

Microsoft

In his role leading the worldwide execution of Microsoft’s vision for education, Anthony Salcito works to help empower educators and inspire students to achieve more. He aims to transform the way we learn with the support of the best technology to help build critical skills for the modern, global workplace. Prior to taking this role in 2009, Salcito was general manager of education in the United States, supporting schools and universities across the country. During this time, he helped launch the company’s cornerstone education programs. He was also at the center of Microsoft’s involvement in the creation of the School of the Future – a pioneering partnership with the School District of Philadelphia and now the first of many Microsoft Showcase Schools around the world. Salcito spent his early years at Microsoft architecting high profile product launches for Windows NT and Windows 95.

Walter Jennings

Walter Jennings

CEO and Director
Asia Insight Circle

Walter Jennings

Walter Jennings

CEO and Director

Asia Insight Circle

Corporate reputation expertise gained living and working in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Australia and the United States. Three years as VP, Global Corporate Communications at Huawei Technologies at world headquarters in Shenzhen, China. High profile corporate spokesperson leading influencer relations, CSR communications, agency management and business process re-engineering. Senior leadership roles at multinational agencies, including Managing Partner of Greater China at Kreab Gavin Anderson, and earlier leading Australia for Fleishman Hillard. Earlier roles in USA as VP, Global Communications at Ford Motor Credit Company. Flexible, adaptable professional with strong cross-cultural communications experience.

Santiago Íñiguez

Santiago Íñiguez

President
IE University

Santiago Íñiguez

Santiago Íñiguez

President

IE University

Santiago Iñiguez de Onzoño is the President of IE University and a recognized influencer in global higher education. Iniguez has played a leading role in business education over the past two decades and actively contributes in different forums and networks to foster innovation and development in higher education. He was portrayed by the Financial Times as “one of the most significant figures in promoting European business schools internationally”. He is the past Chairman of AACSB and also serves on the boards of Renmin University Business School (China), Antai Business School (Jiao Tong University, China), LUISS Business School (Italy), Mazars University (France) and FGV-EASP Fundaçao Getulio Vargas (Brazil). He has also served as member on the Board of EFMD and the Awarding Body of EQUIS. Iniguez is also the Vice-Chairman of Financial Times/IE Business School Corporate Learning Alliance, a leading provider of custom education programs for companies worldwide.

Patricia Kuhl

Patricia Kuhl

Co-Director of the Institute for Brain and Learning Sciences
University of Washington

Patricia Kuhl

Patricia Kuhl

Co-Director of the Institute for Brain and Learning Sciences

University of Washington

Andreas Schleisser

Andreas Schleisser

Director, Directorate for Education and Skills
OECD

Andreas Schleisser

Andreas Schleisser

Director, Directorate for Education and Skills

OECD

Marcela Cubillos

Marcela Cubillos

Minister of Education
Government of Chile

Marcela Cubillos

Marcela Cubillos

Minister of Education

Government of Chile

Beatriz González

Beatriz González

Founder & Managing Partner
Seaya Ventures - Spain

Beatriz González

Beatriz González

Founder & Managing Partner

Seaya Ventures - Spain

Beatriz González is the Founder and Managing Partner of Seaya Ventures. She serves as Board Member in Plenummedia, Cabify, Percentil, Miora, Hundredrooms, Spotahome and Glovo. She is also Chairman of the Venture Capital Committee of ASCRI (Spanish VC & PE Association). Beatriz has been working in the private equity industry since 2002 most recently heading the private equity program in Telefonica’s pension Fund for six years. During that time she was also a Board member of the Institutional Limited Partners Association (ILPA) from 2008-2011. Before that she worked at Darby Overseas Investments, a US based private equity firm where she was part of the Latin America mid-market growth fund. After that she joined Excel Partners a Spanish mid market growth fund. Before entering the private equity sector Beatriz González worked in the Equity Research Department at Morgan Stanley in London and also at Spain based Internet consultant company Qarana. Beatriz has a business degree from CUNEF University and an

Javier Imbroda

Javier Imbroda

Regional Minister of Education
Government of Andalucía

Javier Imbroda

Javier Imbroda

Regional Minister of Education

Government of Andalucía

Brian Caulfield

Brian Caulfield

Partner
Draper Esprit

Brian Caulfield

Partner

Draper Esprit

Partner at Draper Esprit After being CEO of Peregrine Systems for 7 years he became the CEO of Exceptis Technologies, after that, Brian spent 2 years being the VP of Product Management at Trintech. In 2001 he founded Similarity Systems, at the same time he was the Investment Director of Trinity Venture Capital and Non-executive Director of AePONA. In 2007 he became an Interim CEO at AePONA meanwhile being NON-executive Director of PUTPlace, after that, he became Non-executive director of ezetop and in 2012 the Non-executive Director of Imagine Broadband. Nowadays Brian is the director of Caliban Ventures, Non-executive Director of Clavis Insight, The Irish Times, Mobile Travel Technologies, Datahug, Movidus and RhodeCode and also he is a partner of Draper Espirit.

Luis Sanz

Luis Sanz

CEO
CARTO

Luis Sanz

CEO

CARTO

Luis Sanz is CEO of CARTO. Luis has over 10 years of B2B SaaS experience in the technology startup space. He previously co-founded Olapic, where he served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Technical Officer. His leadership helped advance the company’s growth strategy, scaling it from a start up to a market leader in the Marketing Tech industry. Olapic was acquired by Monotype in 2016. Sanz holds an MSEE from University of Zaragoza in Telecommunications and Data Processing, and an MBA from Columbia Business School in finance and entrepreneurship.

Guenia Gawendo

Guenia Gawendo

Director
Telefónica Innovation Ventures

Guenia Gawendo

Guenia Gawendo

Director

Telefónica Innovation Ventures

Guenia Gawendo is Telefónica Innovation Ventures Director. In this role, her mission is to identify new business opportunities and foster strategic partnerships aligned with Telefónica´s global strategy by scouting and investing in technological startups directly or through a network of leading venture capital funds in key markets in which Telefónica Innovation Ventures participate as a limited partner. Currently, the portfolio of Telefónica Innovation Ventures is formed by 10 startups invested directly and more than 80 startups invested through 9 venture capital funds in key markets for Telefónica. In the last 3 years she has led Telefónica’s Silicon Valley presence in Menlo Park, California. Prior to this she worked as Business Manager to the Chief Commercial and Digital Officer and was responsible for the operations of the Advertising vertical in Telefónica Digital, where she led the expansion of Telefónica’s mobile advertising business from Europe to LATAM.

Pedro Muñoz Román

Pedro Muñoz Román

Head of Open Innovation
BBVA

Pedro Muñoz Román

Pedro Muñoz Román

Head of Open Innovation

BBVA

Pedro is currently the responsible of the Open Innovation activity in Spain. Previously during his career at BBVA he was Head of Partnerships at Open Innovation, Business Development Manager of Retail and Corporate segment of 4 european regions, and Relationship Manager in Corporate and Business banking. He is a multilingual intrapreneur and innovation lover with an Executive MBA (IESE), Master in Corporate Finance and Investment Banking from IEB and Bachelor in Business Administration from CUNEF.

Darío Gil

Darío Gil

Global Research Director
IBM Research

Darío Gil

Darío Gil

Global Research Director

IBM Research

Dr. Dario Gil is the Director of IBM Research, one of the world’s largest and most influential corporate research labs. IBM Research is a global organization with over 3,000 researchers at 12 laboratories on six continents advancing the future of computing. Dr. Gil leads innovation efforts at IBM, directing research strategies in Quantum, AI, Hybrid Cloud, Security, Industry Solutions, and Semiconductors and Systems. Dr. Gil is the 12th Director in its 74-year history. Prior to his current appointment, Dr. Gil served as Chief Operating Officer of IBM Research and the Vice President of AI and Quantum Computing, areas in which he continues to have broad responsibilities across IBM. Under his leadership, IBM was the first company in the world to build programmable quantum computers and make them universally available through the cloud. An advocate of collaborative research models, he co-chairs the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab, a pioneering industrial-academic laboratory with a portfolio of more than 50 projects.

José Marín

José Marín

Managing Partner
FJ Labs

José Marín

José Marín

Managing Partner

FJ Labs

Jose is a successful serial entrepreneur and global investor. Currently he is the Co-Founder of FJ Labs with his business partner Fabrice Grinda. FJ invests and builds tech startups globally with main focus in Marketplaces and in the US. Previously he cofounded IG Expansion where he built several successful companies including Viajanet. He also self funded Serendipity Investments where he built a position of over 200 investments obtaining top tier returns Jose started his career as co-founder of DeRemate.com that sold to Mercado Libre and then went Public in Nasdaq. He is a Mechanical and Electrical Engineer and holds an MBA from Stanford. He is loves flying and extreme sports, plays the piano and tennis since he is 5, speaks 5 languages and has ran 6 marathons.

Lucía Figar

Lucía Figar

Chief Of Corporate Innovation and Ventures
IE University

Lucía Figar

Lucía Figar

Chief Of Corporate Innovation and Ventures

IE University

Lucia has spent most of her life working in the public sector. After finishing her BA in Business Administration and Economics from CUNEF in 1998, she held positions in the Staff of the Presidency of the Government of Spain and the European Parliament in Brussels. In 2002, she was appointed Secretary for Social Affairs, with overall responsibility for the social services portfolio. Lucia has also been for more than 8 years the Regional Minister of Education in the Government of Madrid, responsible of a system comprised of 3.500 schools, 6 public universities, 1.3 million students and more than 100.000 teachers. As Chairwoman of IE ROCKETS, she leads several education and technology initiatives at IE Business School, where she obtained her Global Executive MBA in 2016. She is Member of the Board of Telefonica Foundation.

Antoine Nussenbaum

Antoine Nussenbaum

Founding member
Felix Capital

Antoine Nussenbaum

Founding member

Felix Capital

Antoine is a founding member of Felix Capital and part of its investment team and committee. Felix Capital has backed several digital brands and enabling technologies since its launched in 2015 including Farfetch, Goop, Mirakl, The Business of Fashion, La Ruche Qui Dit Oui, Olapic, Deliveroo, as well as Rad.co and Urban Massage where he sits on the boards. He previously was a Partner at Atlas Global, a private equity fund originally part of GLG Partners. Prior to the launch of Felix Capital he has worked closely with various early-stage digital start-ups including Mirakl, Pave, Reedsy, 31Dover and Jellynote. He has also been involved since inception with Huckletree, a fast growing co-working company dedicated to the digital community. Antoine originally moved to London in 2006 when he joined ABN AMRO as an M&A investment banker. Prior to this he was based in Paris and cofounded NT Valley, a software business. He is a graduate of ESCP European Business School and University Paris Dauphine.

Siva Kumari

Siva Kumari

Director General
The International Baccalaureate

Siva Kumari

Siva Kumari

Director General

The International Baccalaureate

HUI Chark Shum

HUI Chark Shum

Deputy Representative
Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Brussels

HUI Chark Shum

HUI Chark Shum

Deputy Representative

Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Brussels

Mr Hui joined the Administrative Service of the Hong Kong Government in 1996 and is currently at the directorate rank of the Administrative Officer Grade. He has taken up the position since September 2016 as the Deputy Representative of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Brussels, which is the official representation of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government in the European Union, taking care of the bilateral relationship between Hong Kong and the European Union as well as that with a number of major EU Member States. The career of Mr Hui has spanned a wide range of ministries and departments of the Hong Kong government, involving duties in district administration, civil service management, transport policy, education reform, bilateral air services negotiations, and economic and trade matters. Before taking up his current position in Brussels, Mr Hui was responsible for implementing the new competition law in Hong Kong, and was the Deputy Representative in the World Trade Organisati

Alex Romero

Alex Romero

Founder & CEO
Alto Data Analytics

Alex Romero

Alex Romero

Founder & CEO

Alto Data Analytics

Ann-Christine Roope

Ann-Christine Roope

Founder & CEO
Ethan Partners

Ann-Christine Roope

Ann-Christine Roope

Founder & CEO

Ethan Partners

Ann-Christine is Founder and CEO of Ethan Partners a global executive search company focusing on high growth Internet companies. Ethan Partners has supported over 150 successful Internet companies and placed more than 3000 high profile candidates. Clients include among others Uber, Houzz, Naspers, Zomato, Ringier, Deliveroo, and Goldman Sachs. Previously Ann-Christine was Director of International Recruiting at Rocket Internet where she was responsible for Founder and Senior Executive recruiting for +75 portfolio companies in +45 countries, taking Rocket Internet from a few 1000 people European company to a +25.000 person global organization in 2 years. Before this Ann-Christine was Director of International Recruiting at Groupon as they entered +50 countries globally. Ann-Christine has also supported some of the largest VC’s and PE’s globally with talent acquisition. Ann-Christine holds a Master in Marketing and Business Communication from Copenhagen Business School.

Anne-Valérie Bach

Anne-Valérie Bach

Partner
CapAgro

Anne-Valérie Bach

Partner

CapAgro

Anne-Valérie has an in-depth experience in Venture Capital, investing in various IT sectors. Since joining Serena Capital in 2015, she invested in Icontainers an online booking platform for containers based in Barcelona, Coorpacademy an e-learning platform for corporates, Heuritech a deep learning company for automatic image recognition and tagging, Vekia a Machine learning software for inventory prediction and Quantilia a Financial data and quantitative analysis platform As a Partner with Banexi Ventures she was active in deal sourcing, hands-on portfolio management as board member and she realized several successful exits. She made 50M€ investment in 11 startups with an average internal rate of return of 30% on realized exits. She was lead investor in Inventel, the leading DSL access point designer, and sold it to Technicolor. She helped the creation and expansion of Coronis Systems, specialized in the RF protocol underlying wireless metering, and sold it to Elster, a German metering company.

Orlando Ayala

Orlando Ayala

Advisor to the President of Colombia, former VP for Emerging Markets Microsoft

Orlando Ayala

Orlando Ayala

Advisor to the President of Colombia, former VP for Emerging Markets Microsoft

In his 35 years in the technology industry and 25-year history with Microsoft, Ayala served in many senior roles, joining the company in March 1991 as the senior director to create the Latin America region for the company. Ayala opened 33 worldwide subsidiaries as Senior Vice President of the Intercontinental Region (all southern hemisphere countries), before taking on the role of Executive Vice President of the Worldwide Sales Marketing and Services Group, with direct responsibilities managing 40 thousand people and 50+ Billion dollars in revenue, across 115 subsidiaries around the world. In this capacity he had the chance to work several years closely with Bill Gates as part of his most senior leadership team. Ayala also managed the WW Small and Midmarket Solutions and Partner group, during which time, he also took on the role of Chief Operating Officer of the then-nascent Microsoft Dynamics ERP and CRM businesses.

Adam Seldow

Adam Seldow

Head of Education Partnership
Facebook

Adam Seldow

Adam Seldow

Head of Education Partnership

Facebook

I taught high school math in Boston Public Schools. It was an amazing experience. At the time, the World Wide Web as we know it was growing rapidly, but was fairly new to students and teachers. For the majority of my students, math was something that they "had to do," and not something that piqued their interest. I couldn't blame them. The challenges that they faced daily made me feel like I grew up in Eutopia. In reflecting upon their experiences, it was clear that I did. Despite this gap between school and home and the chasm between what they were being tested on and what they understood, when I integrated technology into class lessons something happened. Students who acted out focused; students whose heads were buried in their desks came up for air. It was clear that student engagement was the first step to making math matter.

Miguel Bernardeau

Miguel Bernardeau

Actor

Miguel Bernardeau

Miguel Bernardeau

Actor

Miguel Bernardeau (Madrid, 1996) is a young Spanish actor who debuted in the Spanish series Cuéntame cómo pasó on TVE in 2016. He is currently part of the original Netflix series Élite cast. He will also appear soon in Telecinco’s series Caronte. In October 2018 he released the film Ola de crímenes, directed by Gracia Querejeta. This was his second film after his debut in 2017 with the comedy Es por tu bien, directed by Carlos Therón. Regarding television, he has participated in Inhibidos by Playz and TVE’s series Sabuesos. Since he was a teenager, he has been training in renowned acting schools such as Santa Mónica College and UCLA Extension (both in the US) and at Centro del Actor de Lorena García in Spain.

Pablo Navas

Pablo Navas

Rector of the University of Los Andes

Pablo Navas

Pablo Navas

Rector of the University of Los Andes

Tal Ben-Shahar

Tal Ben-Shahar

Founder of Happiness Studies Academy
Lecturer at Harvard

Tal Ben-Shahar

Tal Ben-Shahar

Founder of Happiness Studies Academy

Lecturer at Harvard

Tal Ben-Shahar is an author and lecturer who taught the most popular course at Harvard University on "Positive Psychology," and the university's third most popular course on "The Psychology of Leadership"—with a total of more than 1,400 students. Ben-Shahar consults and lectures around the world to executives in multi-national corporations, the general public, and at-risk populations. Topics include leadership, ethics, happiness, self-esteem, resilience, goal setting, and mindfulness. His latest book is Short Cuts to Happiness: Life-Changing Lessons from My Barber. He is also the author of The Joy of Leadership: How Positive Psychology Can Maximize Your Impact (and Make You Happier) in a Challenging World, The New York Times bestseller Happier: Learn the Secrets to Daily Joy and Lasting Fulfillment, and others. Ben-Shahar is a serial entrepreneur and is the co-founder and chief learning officer of the Happiness Studies Academy (HSA), Potentialife, Maytiv, and Happier.TV.

Pau Contreras

Pau Contreras

Vice President, Solutions Engineering
Salesforce

Pau Contreras

Pau Contreras

Vice President, Solutions Engineering

Salesforce

Pau is currently VP of Solution Engineering at Salesforce, where he is helping companies to transform and thrive in the 4th Industrial Revolution by using a Human Centered Design approach. Before joining Salesforce, he hold different leadership positions at Unidad Editorial and Oracle Corporation. He holds a BA in Social Anthropology (UB), a MS in Software Engineering (UPC), a PDG in Management (IESE Business School), a PhD with a thesis about Innovation and Organizational Design (UB), and an Executive Program in Entrepreneurship and Innovation (Stanford University). Pau is passionated about how Innovation and Technology can transform our world and make it a better place to live for all. He is a proud father of two daughters, and loves ocean sailing, hiking, cycling, rock balancing, and enjoying live with his family & friends.

Nina Jetter

Nina Jetter

Investment Manager
Project A Ventures

Nina Jetter

Nina Jetter

Investment Manager

Project A Ventures

Nina Jetter is Investment Manager at the Berlin-based venture capital fund Project A, where she is responsible for all investments in Digital Health and FinTech. She also covers all of Project A's deal flow activities in Spain and Portugal. Prior to joining Project A in 2018, Nina worked >3.5 years in Consulting with Bain & Company, where she was part of the Private Equity division. Nina holds a Business degree from the University of Mannheim and spend time at the University de los Andes in Bogotá (Colombia).

Marcus Dantus

Marcus Dantus

Founder & CEO
Startup Mexico - Mexico

Marcus Dantus

Founder & CEO

Startup Mexico - Mexico

Marcus is a recognized serial entrepreneur and angel investor with over 2 decades creating, managing, funding and mentoring startups both in Mexico and the US. He currently heads Startup Mexico, Mexico’s first group of entrepreneurial super hubs comprised of several campuses especially designed to foster collaboration and innovation and host aspiring entrepreneurs, startups, seed funds, corporations and a variety of services aimed at newly created companies. Marcus also teaches entrepreneurship and innovation at IPADE, Mexico’s top graduate business school and heads the startup creation module at ISDI’s Master in Internet Business program. Previously, he founded and headed Wayra Mexico, Telefónica ́s startup accelerator, focused primarily on IT and Communication high-impact businesses. He has been CEO and founder of several companies in the past, including Mexico.com, Simitel, Peerant and Abdeo Medical.

Leandro Sigman

Leandro Sigman

Chairman
Chemo

Leandro Sigman

Chairman

Chemo

Leandro Sigman is the Chairman at Insud Pharma, a multinational pharmaceutical company with presence in more than 40 countries across 4 continents. With more than 6000 professionals, 15 industrial plants, and 10 R&D centers around the world Insud Pharma has been committed to continuous improvement in health care for almost 40 years. The family business vision reflects Leandro´s passion for innovation and constant search for disruptive talent and revolutionizing the health sector to make people´s lives easier and better. Entrepreneur and founder of different startups related to e-health and technology, Leandro Sigman is now leading yet another initiative, ChemoStart in order to help startups with innovative projects in health turn their ideas into reality. Leandro holds an MBA in the IAE Business School, and is an active member of the board in different organizations supporting entrepreneurs such as Endeavor España and is the President of the Chamber of Commerce of Argentina in Spain - CEAES.

Cristina Fanjul

Cristina Fanjul

Managing Director
CEEI Asturias

Cristina Fanjul

Cristina Fanjul

Managing Director

CEEI Asturias

Managing Director of CEEI Asturias, she leads initiatives of development of innovative technology-based entrepreneurship, including advice, acceleration programmes, investment readiness and access to finance. She is very involved in European projects and strategies and VicePresident of EBN- European association of centers of innovation- and also of ANCES national association of Business Innovation Centres. She is also expert evaluator of international SME Instrument (Horizon 2020).

Martha Thorne

Martha Thorne

Dean
IE School of Architecture and Design

Martha Thorne

Martha Thorne

Dean

IE School of Architecture and Design

Martha Thorne is Dean of IE School of Architecture and Design. Since 2005, she has served as the Executive Director of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, popularly known as the “Nobel Prize for Architecture”. Her interests have always focused on international contemporary architecture, cities in evolution and changes in the role of the architect. Prior to joining IE University she was Associate Curator of the Department of Architecture at The Art Institute of Chicago. During her tenure at the museum, her responsibilities involved curating many exhibitions, developing publications, and participating in the ground-breaking study on collecting, archiving, and exhibiting digitally created design materials. She is the co-author of the books Masterpieces of Chicago Architecture and Skyscrapers: The New Millennium, editor and author for The Pritzker Architecture Prize: The First Twenty Years, and author of numerous articles for architectural journals and encyclopedias.

Sylvie Lemaire

Sylvie Lemaire

Vice President & Co-Founder
Women Angels 4 STEAM

Sylvie Lemaire

Sylvie Lemaire

Vice President & Co-Founder

Women Angels 4 STEAM

As a business and leadership developer, Sylvie co-ordinates Learning Expeditions, promotes French and Spanish business exchange for Bretagne Commerce International, cultivates resilience in a VUCA world. She is also a lecturer at the Toulouse Business School -Campus Barcelona and has partnered with the technology company Klaxoon, to provide an innovative collaborative platform in Spain, that empowers team work, collective intelligence sharing and interactive engagement everywhere people work together. She is an active Member of SWAN (Women Angels Network). Her very first investments’ choice, advised by Seed & Click and The Crowd Angel, were for Spanish Companies linked to early learning and digital transformation, as: MyABCKit, a play-based educational app for kids; EVOLUfarma, expert in digital technological transformation of pharmacies.

Luis Saiz Gimeno

Luis Saiz Gimeno

Head of Innovation in Security
BBVA

Luis Saiz Gimeno

Luis Saiz Gimeno

Head of Innovation in Security

BBVA

MSc Telecommunications Engineer (Master Thesis on Cryptographic Protocol s) 25 years of experience in multiple fields of security and fraud management. Last 19 years working in BBVA Bank involved in Privacy Compliance, Security Risk Assessment and Engineering in SDLC. Design of BBVA Group Security Str ategic Plans. Builder and Head of BBVA's Global Security Center (detection, analysis, response and investigation of fraud and security events, ethical hacking, vulnerability and threat management). Now BBVA Head of Innovation in Security.

Oscar Farrés

Oscar Farrés

Head of Business Angel Investments
EIF

Oscar Farrés

Head of Business Angel Investments

EIF

Oscar Farres is an Investment Manager at the European Investment Fund. He invests in and monitors Venture Capital funds across Europe with a focus on ICT. Prior to joining the EIF, Oscar Farres worked at Caixa Capital Risc and Debaeque where he invested in Internet and Software-as-a-Service start-ups. Further to his investment experience, Oscar co-founded Kineto Project, a technology start-up in the field of personal fitness devices. Oscar holds a business administration degree from IESE and MIT and an engineering degree from La Salle Engineering School.

Margarita Escobar

Margarita Escobar

Congresswoman
El Salvador

Margarita Escobar

Margarita Escobar

Congresswoman

El Salvador

Renaud Visage

Renaud Visage

Co-founder
Eventbrite

Renaud Visage

Co-founder

Eventbrite

As Eventbrite's founding technical architect, Renaud manages the platform's technical roadmap. Trained as a civil engineer, Renaud joined the dot com world in 2009 as Director of Engineering at photo-sharing pioneer Zing networks. In 2014, Renaud was recognised in Wired UK's Top 100 digital influencers in Europe. He's an active angel investor and mentor on the European start-up scene, as well as an accomplished architectural and travel photographer. His work is represented by various stock photo agencies around the world.

María del Mar España Martí

María del Mar España Martí

Director at Spanish Agency for Data Protection
APED

María del Mar España Martí

María del Mar España Martí

Director at Spanish Agency for Data Protection

APED

With a law degree from the Universidad Pontificia de Comillas, Master in International Protection in Human Rights from the University of Alcalá and expert in non-profit management by the Luis Vives Foundation. She is a officer of the Superior Body of Civil Administrators of the State in the legal specialty since 1989. As for her academic activity, she has been a professor of the Master of International Protection of Human Rights of the University of Alcalá, professor of the Master of Political Action of the Bar Association and associate professor of Administrative Law at ICADE. Since July 2015, she has been director of the Spanish Agency for Data Protection.

María Benjumea

María Benjumea

Chairman and Founder
Spain Startup - España

María Benjumea

María Benjumea

Chairman and Founder

Spain Startup - España

María Benjumea is the Chairman and Founder of Spain Startup, the company that promotes and organizes The South Summit; an unique initiative aimed to celebrate entrepreneurship and innovation, showcasing to the world the talent, technology and entrepreneurial character of the South. The South Summit brings together the most promising startups from Southern Europe, the Mediterranean and Latin America. Currently, María Benjumea is founding partner of Spain IWF (International Women Forum) and vice-president of Secot. In 2011 she was awarded the Premio Nacional a la Mujer Directiva in the "Business Innovation" category. She has also received the "Clara Campoamor 2009 Award" by the City of Madrid, Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2007 by ASEME and has been one of the women leaders in Top 100 Spain in recent editions. María Benjumea (Madrid, 1954) is married, has two children and three granddaughters.

José del Barrio

José del Barrio

Founding Partner
Samaipata

José del Barrio

Founding Partner

Samaipata

José is a founding partner at Samaipata. Happy husband and proud father of three little girls. Helplessly curious. Previously a co-founder and CEO @LaNeveraRoja, sold to Rocket Internet (+$100m). In another life consultant at strategy group @pwc. An economist by education, entrepreneurship is his way of life.

Javier Tejedor Aguilera

Javier Tejedor Aguilera

Non-Technical Losses Detection
e-Distribution

Javier Tejedor Aguilera

Non-Technical Losses Detection

e-Distribution

Telecommunication Engineer by the University of Seville, he is currently in charge of Non-Technical Losses Detection and Lead Data Scientist of Non-Technical Losses Detection related projects at Endesa Distribución. He has a strong background in Machine Learning and since February 2016 he acquired the Kaggle Master tier. He is co-author of two NTL detection papers applying Machine Learning and Deep Learning published in IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid and on IEEE Transactions on Power Systems. He also currently works as Adjunct Professor in some Masters of Big Data and Business Analytics in Spain: Instituto de Empresa, Datahack and EsesaIMF. He co-organizes Kaggle Days Meetup Madrid and Kaggle Days Meetup Sevilla, through a non-profit organization with the aim of bringing the best international speakers in Machine Learning.

Ander Michelena

Ander Michelena

Co-Founder
Ticketbis & All Iron

Ander Michelena

Co-Founder

Ticketbis & All Iron

Ander Michelena Llorente (Bilbao, 28 years): Graduated in Business Administration and Finance in the Universidad Pontifica de Comillas ICADE (Madrid). He started his career in Morgan Stanley London, where he specialized in merger, acquisitions and IPOs of European financial institutions. In 2009 he left the Bank to create Ticketbis.com, a market where fans can buy or sell tickets, with his partner Jon Uriarte. Now Ticketbis is leading secondary ticketing market in South Europe, Latam and Asia with presence in 40+ countries and over 400 employees in 14 offices around the word with revenues of Euro 84m in 2015.

Regina Llopis

Regina Llopis

Co-founder
WA4STEAM

Regina Llopis

Regina Llopis

Co-founder

WA4STEAM

Present corporate goal: leverage Group AIA IP Portfolio globally. Chairing Boards of Group AIA companies and startups, continue developing Business in Europe, Asia and North American markets will be the focus on the energy business, the Data Science and Machine Learning fast growth expansion. Present sustainable economy goal: Today cofounder and President of the initiative Women Angels 4 STEAM (STEM + Art & Architecture) launched to facilitate capital to women entrepreneurs in STEAM, and to create an environment to extract collective knowledge of exceptional women to build a valuable investment portfolio. The initiative will create jobs for women in Steam, and will allow innovating women to participate in the decisions that define the technology roadmap of the future. Aligned with UN sustainable goals (4,5,8,9 and 10).

Alexis Bonte

Alexis Bonte

CEO/Partner
eRepublik Labs/Atomico

Alexis Bonte

CEO/Partner

eRepublik Labs/Atomico

Alexis is a Venture Partner at Atomico advising on new investments in France, Spain & Portugal and Eastern Europe as well as sourcing and accelerating growth in the games, blockchain and travels vertical. He currently serves on the Bossa Studios board, Atomico's latest game investment. He is also interested in high impact purpose driven companies. A strong believer that "great companies can come from anywhere", Alexis is also the co-founder & ceo of games company eRepublik Labs (eRepublik.com, Age of Lords, World at War, War and Peace) a "free to play" pioneer with HQ in Ireland and studios in Bucharest and Madrid. Alexis sold eRepublik Labs in June of 2017 in a cash and shares deal to Stillfront Group (quoted on Nasdaq First North). Alexis remains as CEO of eRepublik Labs giving him a unique mix of investor as well as operational expertise.

María Eugenia Girón

María Eugenia Girón

Executive Director
Rising Tides

María Eugenia Girón

Executive Director

Rising Tides

Eugenia serves at the Board of Directors of Corporacion Financiera Alba, Real Fábrica de Tapices and Oceana as well as being Chairman of Fundación Diversidad and Go Beyond Investing. Expert in global premium brands strategy, growth and sustainable business development, she is Executive Director of IE Premium & Prestige Business Observatory. She has 20 years of experience in the premium and luxury industry as head of Loewe International, as CEO of Carrera y Carrera after leading the MBI and as advisor to PE backed and family owned ventures. Active angel investor in tech start-ups, co-leads the Rising Tide movement to grow and strengthen the community of women investors. Committed to corporate governance, she serves as co- Chair of WCD (Women Corporate Directors) and member of the Board of ICA. She has an Industrial Engineer degree of ICAI and Harvard Business School MBA. Awarded as Best Women Executive of Spain in 2004 and Top 100 in 2017.

Miguel Montes

Miguel Montes

Chairman at InnoCells
COO at Banco Sabadell

Miguel Montes

Miguel Montes

Chairman at InnoCells

COO at Banco Sabadell

Miguel Montes is General Manager at Banco Sabadell, where he is Chief Operating Officer and Corporate Development. He has extensive retail banking experience at Sabadell (the 4th largest Spanish retail banking group), where he has spent the last 14 years. Previously, Miguel held different executive positions at Deutsche Bank in Barcelona, Frankfurt, Milan and Paris; some of them include Global Head of Retail Banking Operations and CIO of International Retail Banking. Miguel is member of the Board of Directors of TSB, one of the largest challenger banks in the UK, and President of Solvia, the 4th Spanish Real Estate servicer. He holds a dual Global Executive MBA from ESADE and Georgetown University.

Elena Pisonero

Elena Pisonero

President
Hispasat

Elena Pisonero

President

Hispasat

Executive with a global perspective and broad experience in Advisory Boards and Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) roles having worked in the public and private sector in Spain and abroad (Hispasat, KPMG, OECD, Government of Spain). Always dealing with strategies and managing teams. Currently Chairman of Hispasat, Spanish satellite operator with strong positions in Latin America. She is also member of the Scientific Council of the prestigious think-tank Elcano Royal Institute (since 2002), Director of the Project for Medium Size Enterprises of Círculo de Empresarios, and member (since 2008) of ESADEGeo Group, a debate forum led by Mr. Javier Solana, ex NATO Secretary General.

Carina Szpilka

Carina Szpilka

General Partner
K Fund

Carina Szpilka

General Partner

K Fund

Convinced of the need to transform the way we manage businesses as key to draw the new economy. The digital revolution we are living forces us to rethink the business and the way we do things and develop new skills to build adaptable enterprises to the new environment. For all this the key is leadership: that organizations need leaders who bet on connect, share and care for their teams, customers and other stakeholders, as the basis for successful, sustainable and positive impact business in society.

Justyna Orlowska

Justyna Orlowska

GovTech Polska Director at the Chancellery of the Prime Minister in Poland
Poland

Justyna Orlowska

Justyna Orlowska

GovTech Polska Director at the Chancellery of the Prime Minister in Poland

Poland

Committed to excellence, team player, interested in gaining an international experience. Holds MSc in Finance (University of New South Wales) and BSc in Quantitative Methods (Warsaw School of Economics).

Francisco Sierra

Francisco Sierra

Head of European Markets
N26

Francisco Sierra

Francisco Sierra

Head of European Markets

N26

Francisco has more than ten years experience in banking and financial services. Born in Madrid, he studied Industrial Engineering at ICAI School of Engineering of the U. Pontificia de Comillas and an MBA at IESE Business School. He started his career in investment banking at JP Morgan before moving on to venture capital at Active Venture Partners. More recently, prior to becoming General Manager Spain at N26, he held two senior positions at Funding Circle as Managing Director for Spain and as Head of Strategy and Business Operations for the US.

Zuweina Farah

Zuweina Farah

Co-Founder & Managing Partner
id8 space

Zuweina Farah

Zuweina Farah

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

id8 space

An avid entrepreneur and supporting early stage startups across Africa. 9 years of experience creating, managing, and mentoring startups. Co-founder and managing partner of id8 Space, Africa’s first social workspace and digital hub for entrepreneurs, innovation hubs, startup programs, aspiring founders. Designed to foster collaboration and innovation and hosting users and programs dedicated in growth of the ecosystem in Africa and beyond. Zuweina has mentored and worked with over 300 startups. She has co-created the flagship event Bits & Bytes Technology, an Innovation conference, now in its fifth year, serving social entrepreneurs with a platform to showcase their ideas and an avenue to connect with investors. Zuweina has served in an executive director role in her career, co-founded companies that work in business development advisory using data and analytics, and co-created several solutions presently in the market.

Rob Brown

Rob Brown

Global CMO
BBVA

Rob Brown

Rob Brown

Global CMO

BBVA

Rob Brown is currently BBVA’s Global CMO responsible for Digital Sales and Marketing, Design, Behavioral Economics and Responsible Business. Rob was initially brought on board in September 2016 to lead the Global Design Team, a team of 240 highly skilled designers in 11 countries. He was then tasked with merging Marketing and Responsible Business (BBVA’s citizenship agenda) into Design to create a new combined team in November 2016. With the team in place and a significant growth plan, Rob now leads the design strategy of the Global BBVA brand across all platforms and business units, drawing on his 20 years of expertise in building internationally recognized teams. His team has received Foresters top spot two years running in their European Mobile Banking Benchmark with BBVA’s mobile app, receiving the highest ever overall score. Prior to BBVA, Rob was the Global Head of Design for Barclays where he established and developed its award-winning design team.

Sofía Benjumea

Sofía Benjumea

Head of Madrid's Campus
Google for Startups

Sofía Benjumea

Head of Madrid's Campus

Google for Startups

Sofia is the Head of Campus Madrid, creating a vibrant, transformative and collaborative community where entrepreneurs and tech startups can flourish and grow through meaningful connections, knowledge and unique opportunities. Before joining Google, she was the founding partner and CEO of Spain Startup, organizing what has become the leading startup conference in Southern Europe, The South Summit. She holds a BA in International Business Administration, an MA in journalism from El Pais and an MBA from IE Business School and UCLA's Anderson School of Business. Sofia is a passionate community builder, a tireless doer and creative thinker. Previously a journalist, she pivoted and returned to Spain with a desire to help build and rebuild by fostering a strong startup ecosystem.

Christoph Sollich

Christoph Sollich

The Pitch Doctor

Christoph Sollich

Christoph Sollich

The Pitch Doctor

Christoph is better known as “The Pitch Doctor”. For the last 7 years, he's helped almost 2000 startups (and an ever-growing number of corporate intrapreneurs) improve the way they pitch to investors, partners, management boards etc. He's a coach for dozens of accelerators, corporate innovation labs and startup competitions around Europe, with clients such as Airbus Bizlab, Bayer Grants4Apps, hubraum (Deutsche Telekom), Daimler, Allianz, Roland Berger, etc. He is also the inventor of "Startup Comedy" and the world’s first, only, and best (!) “Startup Comedian”, doing funny pitches –e.g. the "Berlin Pitch" (why Berlin is the best city for startups) and "RydeMyPony" (the “Airbnb for Ponies”). He has been a speaker at conferences like SXSW, TOA, TechBBQ and Bits+Pretzels.

Enrique Belenguer Saborit

Enrique Belenguer Saborit

Behavioral Economics Global Leader
BBVA

Enrique Belenguer Saborit

Enrique Belenguer Saborit

Behavioral Economics Global Leader

BBVA

Quique Belenguer is currently Behavioral Economics Global Leader at BBVA. He is in charge of BE methodology&research. He also works on several BE projects within the bank, such as Financial Health, Behavioral Sciences and Cybersecurity or BE and Diversity, and coordinates the BE discipline in USA and Turkey. He previously worked as a consultant in market research and behavioural economics.

Liz Fleming

Liz Fleming

Content Adviser
South Summit

Liz Fleming

Content Adviser

South Summit

A Venture Capital professional with 13 years experience in tech and entrepreneurship both as an investor and an ecosystem builder. Most recently a Principal at Adara Ventures Liz supported the Managing Partners in identifying, evaluating, and managing investments as well discovering new ways to attract new investments and adding value to the existing portfolio positioning Adara at the heart of the startup ecosystems it operates in. Previously Liz ran content and program development at South Summit, one of Europe’s largest startup events, including speaker and investor relations. Prior to joining the South Summit team, Liz ran a number of initiatives at IE Business School’s Centre for Entrepreneurship including Venture Lab, the school’s student startup accelerator, and the Spain Startup Co-investment Fund (SSCF), a co-investment program run by IE Business School and Enisa, Spain’s leading agency for startup financing.

Isaías Táboas Suárez

Isaías Táboas Suárez

Chairman
Renfe

Isaías Táboas Suárez

Isaías Táboas Suárez

Chairman

Renfe

Born in Valencia on March 2, 1958, married and father of two, he has a degree in History and has obtained postgraduate in Management Function in Public Administration at ESADE and in Marketing Management at EADA. He has developed his professional career between the Public Administration and the private sector. In the public sector he has been Secretary of State for Transport (2010-2011; Ministry of Fomento, Government of Spain), General Secretary of the Presidency of the Generalitat de Catalunya (2006-2010) and Director of the Cabinet of the Minister of Industry (Government of Spain,2004-2006). Previously he was Director of Communications and Institutional Relations and Responsible of Patrimony and Urbanism in Catalonia and Aragon (1991-1996) at Renfe. In the private sphere, he has been linked to the Open University of Catalonia as director of Editorial UOC and Eureca Media SL (1996-2004) and as Project Director (2012-2013). He has been Chairman of the Editorial Board of the Observatory of Ideas.

Kike Sarasola

Kike Sarasola

Founder
Room Mate Hotels

Kike Sarasola

Founder

Room Mate Hotels

Born entrepreneur, Kike Sarasola is today one of the leading global hotel industry, thanks to being the founder and director of the innovative and successful chain Room Mate Hotels. This company, in full expansion and internationalization, has hotels in the USA (Miami, New York); Latin America (Buenos Aires, Mexico) and Europe. His entrepreneurship has earned him the Gold Medal for Tourist Merit 2014 in the category of Innovation.

Michael Geer

Michael Geer

Co-founder
HUMANITY

Michael Geer

Michael Geer

Co-founder

HUMANITY

As a kid, I wanted to make a positive change in the world. My first thought was to be an astronaut. I went to university for aerospace engineering (rocket science) to get closer to that dream, and then I got a bit sidetracked... I found myself in Moscow and learned the internet industry from the ground up while building Badoo in Moscow and London piece by piece scaling from 0 to 70 million users. Then moved on to build AnchorFree to the lead protector of the Internet with over 700 million users and hundreds of millions in yearly subscription revenue. Sold to Jeffrey Katzenberg last year and have now embarked on the mission of my life to provide the superpower of good health to everyone by co-founding Humanity with my close friend Peter Ward. Humanity will let you know exactly what actions you need to take on a daily basis to slow your aging and thus stay healthy longer.

Sebastian Barrios

Sebastian Barrios

CTO & VP of Technology
Cabify

Sebastian Barrios

Sebastian Barrios

CTO & VP of Technology

Cabify

Improving the world through technology. I am passionate about creating and scaling products. I founded two software companies, both focused on the mobile technology space. At Zebas Studios, we built over 25 applications for private companies, public companies and government institutions. I was awarded with the Global Student Entrepreneurship Award in 2012, after being judged by a large panel of respected industry leaders and entrepreneurs. At Yaxi we built one of the first real time taxi dispatch systems in the world. All hosted on an auto scaling cloud and structured as a distributed system. After founding and scaling Yaxi, I was recognized as the youngest Endeavor Entrepreneur in the prestigious organization's history. I truly believe technology is the best tool humanity has to overcome our hardest challenges.

Gil Dibner

Gil Dibner

Founder & General Partner
Angular Ventures

Gil Dibner

Founder & General Partner

Angular Ventures

Gil has been an active venture investor focused on enterprise technology companies born in Europe & Israel since 2005. As a venture investor and angel, he has backed over 30 companies in Israel and across Europe. The majority of these companies have successfully relocated to the US, and many have been backed by leading global venture firms. His portfolio includes Aquant, BitSrc, Chorus.ai, Cloud66, Datos, Flok (acquired by Wix), Front, The Gifts Project (acquired by Ebay), Imubit, Innovid, James, JFrog, Moltin, MomentumWorks, Resin, Rollout, ServiceFriend, Siemplify, SiSense, Shoppimon, Snyk, Styla, Swiftshift, and Yedda (acquired by AOL). Prior to founding Angular Ventures, Gil was a Partner at DFJ Esprit in London, and a Principal at Index Ventures in London, where he helped manage Index’s pan-European seed portfolio. Previously, he was a VC in Israel at Gemini Israel Ventures and Genesis Partners, based in Tel Aviv. Gil grew up in Boston, is based in London, and calls Tel Aviv home.

Hristo Stoykov

Hristo Stoykov

Head of European Growth Capital & Innovation Finance
European investment Bank

Hristo Stoykov

Hristo Stoykov

Head of European Growth Capital & Innovation Finance

European investment Bank

In charge of EIB's direct equity and quasi-equity investments in innovative European corporates. Since 2015, our team has provided venture debt to 35 growth-stage innovative companies for a total of EUR 650m, we shared equity risk with some of Europe's leading corporates, and we co-invested alongside VC/PE and strategic investors. Our total corporate equity risk portfolio stands at close to EUR 1.0bn as of September 2017 and growing. Our Luxembourg-based team of 24 investment professionals covers the EU 28 countries with a specific focus on software/information technologies, biotech and life sciences and industrial innovation (e.g. 3D printing, new materials, automation and renewable energy).

Javier Ulecia

Javier Ulecia

Partner
Bullnet Capital

Javier Ulecia

Javier Ulecia

Partner

Bullnet Capital

Founder and Partner Bullnet Capital (Spanish VC investing in high-tech companies). Bullnet has been investing in Spanish early stage companies for the last 15 years, mainly in the SW, electronics and semiconductors space. Among our success stories are Netspira Networks (sold to Ericsson) and Anafocus (first spinoff from CSIC and sold to e2v). Currently member of the board of seven technology companies (OncoVision, Digital Legends, Visure, Codice, Zhilabs, KDPOF and UAV Navigation). Previous experience at Bain & Company in Paris, Munich and Madrid (strategic consulting) and Renault in Paris (R&D). Aeronautical Engineer (Politécnica Madrid) and MBA (HEC Paris). He was chairman of ASCRI from 2015-2017 (first time that a VC leads the organization since it was founded 30 years ago). Collaborates with several incubators or organizations related to entrepreneurship (South Summit, Wayra, StartupBootCamp…)

Paul Murphy

Paul Murphy

Partner
Northzone

Paul Murphy

Paul Murphy

Partner

Northzone

Paul is a Partner at Northzone, the VC fund behind game-changing companies like Spotify, iZettle, Avito, Klarna and Trustpilot. Since 1996, Northzone has backed over 140 companies and raised 8 funds, with over €1 billion under management. The fund has offices in Stockholm, London, New York and Oslo. Paul is focused on consumer, entertainment, and enterprise applications. His portfolio includes TIER, Thirty Madison, Klang, and Bunch. Prior to Northzone, Paul founded and was CEO of mobile games company Dots in NYC, and built and invested in companies at betaworks, the startup studio behind companies such as Poncho and Giphy.

Diego del Alcázar Benjumea

Diego del Alcázar Benjumea

Executive Vice President
IE University

Diego del Alcázar Benjumea

Diego del Alcázar Benjumea

Executive Vice President

IE University

Since 2014 I am Executive Vice President of IE Business School & IE University and I sit on its Board of Directors. I play a key role in the strategic vision and the general management of the institution, highly focused on promoting the innovation strategy and its execution, driving IE’s digital transformation and leading IE’s technological immersion. In late 2014, I joined the board of FT|IE Corporate Learning Alliance (FT|IE CLA), a joint venture created to design and implement customized education for companies. I am also the co-founder and member of the board of The South Summit, one of Europe’s leading startup and innovation conferences. I have also previous experience as consultant at Bain & Company and I co-founded Step Up Capital, a vehicle to identify, invest, and manage business opportunities. My areas expertise are Business Education, Entrepreneurship, Venture Capital, Digital Transformation, Advanced Technologies, Government of Change and Energy Efficiency, among others.

Nir Erez

Nir Erez

CEO and Co-founder
Moovit

Nir Erez

Nir Erez

CEO and Co-founder

Moovit

Nir Erez , a serial entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience leading technology startups , is the CEO and Co- Founder of Moovit . Before Moovit , Nir was also founder and CEO of ActionBase and Eyron Software Solutions. Nir is also co-owner and co-founder of Eyron Group invests in software companies at an early stage . Nir Mamram graduated from the Academy and holds a degree in physics. Prior to founding Moovit in 2011 , Nir led the investment arm of Eyron Group focused on early- stage software companies . I holds a B.Sc. in Physics .

Jordi Escruela

Jordi Escruela

Innovation Manager
Correos

Jordi Escruela

Innovation Manager

Correos

Innovation Manager at Correos, with cross-industry experience in multinational firms. CIO in Telepizza, Organization Manager at Grifols, Software Engineering Manager and Call Center Manager at eDreams, CIO at Petit Group, Manager of Deutsche Bank, Software Development Manager at Regal Insurance, Consultant Manager at Everis and Accenture . Chemical Engineer by the University of Barcelona and PDD by IESE.

Cristobal Viedma

Cristobal Viedma

Founder & CEO
Lingokids

Cristobal Viedma

Founder & CEO

Lingokids

Cultural broker and entrepreneur. I like creating new services that leverage on my global experience, entrepreneurial spirit and engineering skills. High five to cross-cultural communication and understanding. CMonkimun® is an award-winning company that makes Language Learning for Kids fun. We provide an adaptive learning platform for children aged 2-6 where learning happens naturally. Backed by international investors (Silicon Valley, Singapore, Japan) and 500 Startups-accelerated, Monkimun has been awarded multiple times, including best Android application in 2014 by Google.EO and Founder of Monkimun.

Sara Colnago

Sara Colnago

Co-founder and CEO
Swascan Cybersecurity Company

Sara Colnago

Sara Colnago

Co-founder and CEO

Swascan Cybersecurity Company

I am the CEO of the Business Competence srl, the consulting firm for the Corporate Governance. The contribution of Business Competence includes experience, methodologies and relevant expertise to analyze and identify the critical point / problems and find solutions, supporting the decision-making and the implementation.

Federico Flórez

Federico Flórez

Chief Information & Innovation Officer
Ferrovial

Federico Flórez

Federico Flórez

Chief Information & Innovation Officer

Ferrovial

Chief Information and Innovation Officer, CIIO, and Global Purchasing chairman. Member of the Executive Committee of Ferrovial. Member of the Board Inversis Bank. Former Chairman Advisory Board Ametic, member of the advisory board in CIO Executive and President of Cionet. Naval Engineer, MBA and IT Management, PAD IESE, INSEAD Advanced Management Program, executive education from Harvard, MIT and Cranfield. He has worked at such companies as IBM, CIO in Alcatel, CIO Telefónica Data, and CIO of Banco de España, Member of the ITC European Central Bank, General Secretary of XBRL Spain. Author of several articles, and whitepapers, Interviews in TV, magazines and daily newspapers and Conferences in Europe, America and Asia in several Business Schools (MIT, IE, IESE, INSEAD...)

Chema Alonso

Chema Alonso

Chief Data Officer
Telefónica

Chema Alonso

Chema Alonso

Chief Data Officer

Telefónica

Chema Alonso is currently the CDO at Telefónica. In this position he heads the company’s Big Data strategy, Advertising and the Fourth Platform. As part of the work to define the Fourth Platform, he also leads the Personal Data Bank team and is the main internal promoter of the Data Transparency Lab. He is also responsible for global cybersecurity and data security. He obtained doctorates in Computer Security at the King Juan Carlos University of Madrid, Computer Engineering and IT Systems Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Madrid. Since 2009 he has also directed the Master’s Degree in Information Security at the European University of Madrid. He is the author of several books and other works specializing in cybersecurity and a director representing Telefónica at Alise Devices, a company supported by Telefónica by means of its Wayra startups acceleration programme and a developer of anti-counterfeiting technology, chiefly made up of engineers from the Polytechnic University of Madrid.

Daniel Jones

Daniel Jones

Senior Manager in Client Solutions Advanced Analytics
BBVA

Daniel Jones

Daniel Jones

Senior Manager in Client Solutions Advanced Analytics

BBVA

Data Scientist in BBVA Client Solutions Advanced Analytics & Open Innovation, holding a degree in Mathematics by the Universidad del País Vasco (Bilbao, Spain) and CFA® charterholder by the CFA Institute. He has worked for 11 years in Business Development and Client areas, focusing on transformation projects based on data.

Patricio Guitart

Patricio Guitart

Founder
Guitart&Partners

Patricio Guitart

Patricio Guitart

Founder

Guitart&Partners

Advisor of leading organizations in Latin America, USA and Spain on topics related to growth, innovation in the business model, implementation of strategies and organizational alignment. Founder of Guitart & Partners, a network of consultants and experts in management, innovation and organizational transformation. Patricio works closely with Dr. Robert Kaplan (Harvard Business School), Francis Ross (Michigan Business School) and Renée Mauborgne (INSEAD Business School) in the field of academic and consulting research in Latin America. He is a Professor at the Entrepreneurial Education Center of the University of San Andres, Visiting Professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA and is a Visiting Professor at the INALDE Business School in Bogotá, Colombia. He is Coordinator of the Innovation Lab at the Entrepreneurial Education Center of the University of San Andrés, Mentor of the Endeavor Network and Member of the Board of Directors of Fundación Leer.

José Bogas

José Bogas

Chief Executive Officer
Endesa

José Bogas

José Bogas

Chief Executive Officer

Endesa

Mr. Bogas joined Endesa in 1982, and he has held a number of positions within the Group, beginning in the Planning Department as Head of Market Studies. Two years later he was appointed Head of Commercial Relations, and between 1988 and 1997 he was Head ofEnergy Control and Management. He was General Manager and Head of Generation between 1997 and 1998, after which he was Head of Electricity Business until 2004. From 2004 until 2014 he held the position of Chief Operating Officer for Spain & Portugal.His previous experience includes being Technical and Economic Advisor to the Directorate General of Energy at the MIE, working as a systems analyst at ERIA (1981-1982) and as a systems engineer at DIMETRONIC’sEngineering Division (1980-1981).

James Downing

James Downing

Director of Venture Capital Services
Silicon Valley Bank’s UK Branch

James Downing

James Downing

Director of Venture Capital Services

Silicon Valley Bank’s UK Branch

James Downing is a Director of Venture Capital Services at Silicon Valley Bank’s UK Branch. With over 15 years of banking experience, James has a strong background in financial services for technology businesses, having devoted much of his career to the innovation sector. In his role with Silicon Valley Bank, James is responsible for building relationships with institutional Venture Capital funds across Europe and the US, working with them on their portfolio companies and helping them to access SVB’s global platform. He also explores interesting new markets for the bank. Prior to joining SVB, James served as a director at Barclays Bank where he focused on portfolio management and debt origination for businesses in the technology, media and telecommunications sector. James is a keen cyclist, and spends many weekends whizzing around the English countryside. He's also a regular gym goer, a keen but very average golfer, and will try his hand at more or less any sport involving a ball or racquet.

Julian Vinue

Julian Vinue

Director in Barcelona
Wayra Barcelona

Julian Vinue

Director in Barcelona

Wayra Barcelona

Telecommunications Engineer and MBA, I was leading the Entrepreneurship Area at La Salle Technova Barcelona until 2012, where I managed a community of 100+ startups looking for investment and gave them support in their business development. Then I went on to direct Wayra in Barcelona, the world's most global, connected and tech-driven Open Innovation Hub powered by Telefónica to support technology entrepreneurs with projects in Europe and Latin America. Wayra Barcelona investments have been a success, raising third parties investment rounds for the startups for a total of more than $30M and also executed 3 cash-outs with high returns for the company. I am observer in the board in all of the 27 companies we have in the Wayra Barcelona portfolio as of today. I am also speaker at entrepreneurship conferences and university, trying to communicate new entrepreneurs and degree students my experience with other startups.

Paloma Castellano

Paloma Castellano

Director
Wayra

Paloma Castellano

Director

Wayra

Director of Wayra Madrid. Wayra, powered by Telefónica, is one of the most potent business accelerators with presence worldwide. Paloma is Executive MBA by IE Business School and MSc in Computer Engineer by UCM. She started her profesional career in Microsoft, joining Telefónica afterwards as Product Manager. After several years launching and managing innovative products as mobile TV she moved to Telefónica China, where she worked with CNC Labs CEO in designing and implementing the strategic plan for this company. Back to Spain, she was in charge of Mobile Broadband business development. In 2011 she joined Wayra to collaborate in the global launch as part of the foundational team. She is currently the Director of Wayra Madrid. In Madrid only, Wayra has helped create and grow more than 50 startups.

David Labajo

David Labajo

General Manager for Digital de GE Healthcare
Telefonica

David Labajo

General Manager for Digital de GE Healthcare

Telefonica

David Labajo is General Manager of the GE Healthcare Digital area for Southern Europe, and is one of the benchmarks of Digital Transformation in Health in Spain. David is a Senior Telecommunications Engineer and a master in ‘Corporate Management’, and in recent years he has been the International Director of Strategy and Digital Business at Roche Diabetes Care, and has previously directed the ‘Digital Health’ unit at Telefónica España. He is also a professor of Digital Transformation in business schools such as IE and Pharmaceutical Talent; and esMentor of different startups in the field of digital health. With more than 20 years of experience, David has developed his career mainly in Spain, the United Kingdom and Italy.

Paris de l'Etraz

Paris de l'Etraz

Managing Director Venture Lab
IE University

Paris de l'Etraz

Managing Director Venture Lab

IE University

Paris de l’Etraz has spent over 20 years in investment banking and venture capital, mainly at UBS Bank and ABN AMRO. In 1999, he received his first of two patents regarding contact networking. Since 2005, he has continued to be in the business of either raising funds, setting up new companies, selling or buying companies through his group Amazing Lab. He has a keen interest for what makes an entrepreneur and what he/she needs to succeed. In particular he has focused on seed capital, in digital marketing, sports management, video games, renewable energy and new technology industries.

Nicolas Cary

Nicolas Cary

Co-Founder & Vice Chairman
Blockchain

Nicolas Cary

Co-Founder & Vice Chairman

Blockchain

Nicolas Cary is a serial entrepreneur and lifelong technologist. He holds degrees in Business with an emphasis in Leadership Studies and International Political Economy. He was a founding Partner at PipelineDeals where he focused on product development and management. In 2013 he Co-Founded Blockchain. More recently he Co-Founded YBUSA.org, the leading youth business accelerator. His company Blockchain is the world's leading Bitcoin software company. Blockchain has over 8 million users, they run the most widely trusted block explorer, and manage the most widely used developer platform in the Bitcoin eco-system. In 2014, Blockchain raised the largest first outside capital round in industry history announcing over $30.5 million closed from leading venture capital firms.His company Blockchain is the world's leading Bitcoin software company.

Tara Cemlyn-Jones

Tara Cemlyn-Jones

Fintech Expert / Advisor
TCJ Fintech Advisory - UNITED KINGDOM

Tara Cemlyn-Jones

Tara Cemlyn-Jones

Fintech Expert / Advisor

TCJ Fintech Advisory - UNITED KINGDOM

Tara Cemlyn-Jones has over 20 years in consultancy, banking and technology - a combination of skills that led to TCJ Fintech Advisory, which focuses on digital and innovation strategies for large financial institutions and start-ups, including advice on acquisitions, joint-ventures, partnerships and IPO preparation, among other. Prior to this, Tara was at Espirito Santo Investment Bank as Head of Corporate Development and International Capital Markets responsible for its transformation into an international bank, via acquisition, and negotiated its sale to Haitong Securities (China); lastminute.com as Head of Corporate Development, and pivotal to the creation one of the first £1bn+ ecommerce businesses in Europe (16 acquisitions in less than 3 years); Schroders/Citigroup as Head of Iberian Capital Markets; and, Mars & Co Strategy Consultancy (BCG spin-off).

Román Orús

Román Orús

Ikerbasque Research Professor
DIPC

Román Orús

Román Orús

Ikerbasque Research Professor

DIPC

Prof. Román Orús is Ikerbasque research professor at the Donostia International Physics Center (DIPC) in San Sebastián, Spain, visiting professor at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center, and co-founder and CSO of Multiverse Computing, one of the first startups worldwide providing quantum computing solutions to the financial industry. After obtaining his degree and PhD in Physics at the University of Barcelona in 2006, he worked as a research fellow at the University of Queensland, Australia, and the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, Germany, as well as a junior professor at Johannes Gutenberg-Universität in Mainz, Germany. He was also visiting professor at the Universitè Paul Sabatier – CNRS, France, and at the DIPC. Dr Orús has achieved several awards for his work, including a Marie Curie Incoming International Fellowship, and the Early Career Prize (2014) by the European Physical Society. He has written around 70 scientific articles about quantum research cited more than 4000 times.

Jacky Abitbol

Jacky Abitbol

Cathay Innovation

Jacky Abitbol

Cathay Innovation

Jacky brings more than 17 years of advisory and operational experience and has a proven expertise in consultancy, private equity, corporate and business development. Specialties include:  Deep knowledge of the telco and digital arena  Solid relationships with the VC community, leading mobile operators and digital groups  Extensive Strategy & BizDev experience  Corporate and M&A experience  Proven track record with start-up (IPO, merger & acquisition) Previously, he has worked as: - Venture Partner at Iris Capital - Managing Director at Fab Israel - Board Member at Orange Advertising Services - Board Observer at My things - Investment Director at Orange Capital - Business Development & Sales Director at SanDisk - Corporate & Business Development Director at GFI - Vice President at Fantine Group (now Aviv Venture Capital)

Enrique Lizaso

Enrique Lizaso

Founder and Managing Director
Multiverse Computing

Enrique Lizaso

Enrique Lizaso

Founder and Managing Director

Multiverse Computing

Prof. Enrique Lizaso is Founder and Managing Director of Multiverse Computing. He holds a Degree in Mathematics from the University of Barcelona (majoring in Crypto and Mathematics of Financial Derivatives, and where he heard for the first time about Quantum Computing Algorithms), another Degree in Computer Engineering, and -not related to this field- another in Medicine from the University of Navarra. He also holds an MBA from the IESE Business School, and a PhD in Statistics from the University of Barcelona. Professor Lizaso has worked for more than 20 years in the Bancassurance Industry (first in Caixa Terrassa and Later in Unnim Banc where we became Deputy CEO). He has also set up successful ventures in the field of International Health insurance. He has also recently launched another in the field of Blockchain in Legaltech. Professor Lizaso has taught Finance in the International Master’s degrees at the Universitat Autónoma of Barcelona, EAE Business School and currently Statistics in Mechatronic Enginee

Diego del Álcazar

Diego del Álcazar

President
IE University

Diego del Álcazar

Diego del Álcazar

President

IE University

Diego del Alcázar y Silvela was born in Ávila. He studied Law, Political Science and Business Administration in Madrid and París. He founded ‘’Instituto de Empresa’’ in 1973, and he currently is the President of IE Business School, IE University and IE Foundation. Moreover, Diego del Alcázar y Silvela contributed to the adquisition and development of Aguas de Mondariz, Balneario de Mondariz, Publicidad Gisbert, Grupo Negocios, Thomil and Chocolates Eureka, among others. Moreover, he has been member of the Board of Directors for various communication groups, technological companies and consumption firms such as ONO and Recoletos. Currently, he is part of the Board of Directors of Balneario de Mondariz, Thomil and Chocolates Eureka. From 2007 to 2012, Mr. Alcázar was President of Grupo Vocento keeping his position as Management Director at ABC,S.L. He is Vice President of Fundación Arte Hispánico, and advisor of several foundations such as Fundación Zubiri.

Eneko Knörr

Eneko Knörr

Founder
Onyze

Eneko Knörr

Founder

Onyze

Eneko Knorr is the co-founder of Onyze (crypto custodian) and founder of AngelClub (seed fund for startups), Ludei, and the Spanish top 5 hosting company Hostalia, which was acquired by Telefonica in 2007. He is also an angel investor (angel.co/eneko-knorr) in companies such as Cabify, Petcoach (acquired by Petco) Habitissimo (acquired by Homeserve), Ticketbis (acquired by eBay). Named best angel investor of the year in Spain in 2018 after having 3 exits within a year. Professor at IE Business School, teaching cryptocurrencies, blockchain and Entrepreneurship.

Itxaso Del Palacio Aguirre

Itxaso Del Palacio Aguirre

Investment director
Notion Capital

Itxaso Del Palacio Aguirre

Itxaso Del Palacio Aguirre

Investment director

Notion Capital

Itxaso Del Palacio is an Investment Director at Notion. Prior to that, she was the Investment Partner for M12 (formerly Microsoft Ventures) in Europe and before that she was the VP of Investments at Lepe Capital owned by the merchant bank Lepe Partners. Itxaso started her career in venture capital as an early-stage investor in EC1 Capital. Some of the most recent investments led by Itxaso include Onfido, Unbabel and Beamery. On the academic side, Itxaso is a Senior Teaching Fellow in Entrepreneurship at UCL School of Management. For the past nine years, Itxaso has taught entrepreneurship at UCL, Imperial College and the Royal College of Arts in London. She is passionate about helping entrepreneurs at universities building their businesses. Itxaso holds a prestigious Kauffman Fellowship and is very well connected to the global network of fellow investors. By background, Itxaso is an engineer and has a PhD in entrepreneurship and venture capital.

Fernando de Pablo Martín

Fernando de Pablo Martín

General Secretary of Digital Administration
Ministry of Territorial Policy Spain

Fernando de Pablo Martín

Fernando de Pablo Martín

General Secretary of Digital Administration

Ministry of Territorial Policy Spain

I have worked in private and public sectors (telecommunications, urban traffic control systems, pollution control systems, tax management, e-government, public administrations reform plans, Tourism sector, Digital Transformation, Cibersecurity) to achieve innovative organizations through governance, cooperation and intensive use of ICT. Specialties: e-Government, Digital Transformation, information systems, tax management, urban traffic control systems, pollution control systems, telecommunications, information society, innovation and public administration reform strategy, Tourism Innovation and technology.

Ainhoa Miren Campo

Ainhoa Miren Campo

Global Head of Open Innovation
BBVA

Ainhoa Miren Campo

Ainhoa Miren Campo

Global Head of Open Innovation

BBVA

Ainhoa Campo is an expert in the areas of Open Innovation, fintech and digital transformation. With almost 20 years experience in banking related fields as diverse as capital markets, M&A, lending and venture creation. She has been chasing new business models for BBVA. In the last years, she has been very focus on lending area for both individuals and SME. She is a great believer of new risk algorithms as a new paradigm for understanding companies. Now her passion is to make things happen between fintechs startups and BBVA. Ainhoa has an Economic and Business Degree at the University of the Basque Country. Lately, a DigitalEntrepreneurship Accelerator Program at MIT. She is currently Global Head of Open Innovation at BBVA. Her mission to connect and collaborate with the fintech ecosystem to bring amazing to the hands of the customers. By designing and implementing the strategies to reach out both part of the equation: BBVA and the external ecosystem (entrepreneurs, developers and the fintech ecosystem).

Francisco Velázquez de Cuellar

Francisco Velázquez de Cuellar

CEO & Managing Partner
Axon Partners Group

Francisco Velázquez de Cuellar

Francisco Velázquez de Cuellar

CEO & Managing Partner

Axon Partners Group

Francisco has more than twenty years of experience in venture capital, investment banking and strategic consulting, having worked in more than 30 countries, with reputable private clients, governments and investors across the globe. He founded Axon Partners Group in 2006 and it has become one of the largest Spanish advisory companies, with more than sixty employees, international offices, and a very extensive list of clients and international investors. Within the venture capital division, Axon manages more than two hundred million euros. In additional to his role at Axon, Francisco is a Board Member of numerous companies such as nxtGen, Captronic , O4IT, Mercadoni, Finizens and NicePeopleAtWork. Previously, he was an investor and Board Member of numerous successful companies, including Akamon, Wuaki.tv and JustEat. Francisco is a member of YPO (Young Presidents Organization) since 2012, and holds degrees in aerospace engineering and an MBA from the Universi

Jan Farrell

Jan Farrell

CEO & Founder
Liberalia

Jan Farrell

Jan Farrell

CEO & Founder

Liberalia

Jan combines his career as an elite athlete with the world of business. When he is not skiing, you will find him in his office as CEOof Liberalia, the mobile phone insurance company he founded at the age of 18in 2002 which currently employs 50 people in Spain. He is the marketing and communications manager for Speed Ski at theInternational Ski Federation (FIS) and runs Jan Farrell Media, a production company specialised in winter sports and which also follows Jan's passion for cars.Jan is an adjunctprofessor ofentrepreneurshipatthe Instituto de Empresa (IE) Business School, where he is a mentor forMBA students for theirstart-ups. As an angel investor he is building a portfolioof Artificial Intelligence hardware.His non-conformism leads to a passion for creativity and development. He brings his will to win and competitive spirit into his entrepreneurial activity.

Heather Spratt

Heather Spratt

Brand Director
BBVA

Heather Spratt

Heather Spratt

Brand Director

BBVA

Born and schooled in Northern Ireland, read Modern Languages at Cambridge University and moved to Spain for love and have now been living here for 30 years. All of my career has been working in branding, in various specialized agencies and almost 20 years at BBVA. Great outdoor lover and keen tennis player (without much skill!). My current goal is to become a consistent meditator. Nací y fui al colegio en Irlanda del Norte, estudie filología en la Universidad de Cambridge. Vine a vivir en España por amor y aquí sigo casi 30 años más tarde. He trabajado en marca durante toda mi carrera, en agencias especializadas y durante casi 20 años en BBVA. Me encanta la naturaleza y jugar al tenis (con poco talento). Mi objetivo actual es llegar a meditar de forma constante.

Escolástico Sánchez

Escolástico Sánchez

Executive Director
BBVA

Escolástico Sánchez

Escolástico Sánchez

Executive Director

BBVA

Escolástico Sánchez is currently Leader of Research & Development Discipline in New Digital Business of BBVA. He is a Fundamental mathematician, with 2 master degrees and 2 US patent filed, that began working in the Financial Sector in 1998 after passing several exams to become an Inspector of the public body National Securities Exchange Commission (CNMV -Spanish equivalent to FCA in UK or SEC in the US) where he worked for 6 years, and has an integrated view of the financial sector, adding up the quantitative and realistic point of view of a portfolio manager (because of his background and after being an equity portfolio manager in the front-office of BBVA Asset Management during more than 5 years), of a risk budget officer (3 years) and the so important nowadays Legal and Compliance side of the industry (6 years).

Davide Dattoli

Davide Dattoli

Founder and CEO
Talent Garden

Davide Dattoli

Davide Dattoli

Founder and CEO

Talent Garden

Davide Dattoli is the Founder and CEO of Talent Garden SPA, Europe's leading platform for the digital tech business communities. Talent Garden’s network provides skills education, coworking spaces and various innovation projects and activities in 23 campuses across 8 countries. Today Talent Garden is counting 3.500 members, training 3.000 professionals, helping 150 big corporations to innovate and hosting over 40.000 attendees at events every year. Davide is a selected member of a global Endeavor Entrepreneurs movement. He holds Forbes 30 Under 30 list as one of the most influential person in technology in Europe 2019 and has a WIRED nomination as one of the TOP 5 innovators in Italy. Davide is also a board member of Be, the leading listed pan-European consulting and ICT provider for companies within the financial service sector and Digital Magics, which is the largest Italian venture incubator.

Ralf Weigand

Ralf Weigand

Regional Sales Director Spain & Portugal
Tradeshift

Ralf Weigand

Ralf Weigand

Regional Sales Director Spain & Portugal

Tradeshift

Ralf is the Regional Sales Director of Tradeshift for Spain and Portugal, helping large companies in their digital transformation process to be more efficient and meet the latest market demands. He has more than 23 years of experience in the technology sector working in different companies such as Oracle, SAP, EMC and leading startups in the market such as Cramer and MACH. His work experience began in 1985 in the banking sector with a 3-year apprenticeship program for Commerzbank. Ralf studied International Business in Germany, Spain and England and speaks 5 languages.

Daniel Soriano

Daniel Soriano

Director of the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center
IE University

Daniel Soriano

Daniel Soriano

Director of the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center

IE University

Director of the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center and Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship, IE Business School. Professor and Mentor of Corporate Innovation Projects in Multinationals at Financial Times | IE Business School Corporate Learning Alliance. Additionally, he is member of an Investment Committee for a micro venture capital instrument at Caixa Capital Risc. He is trainer in Design Thinking and Lean Startup methodologies as well as Pitch Coach for start-ups for international investor forums.

Ian Noel

Ian Noel

Squad Ventures

Ian Noel

Ian Noel

Squad Ventures

Ian Noel has been active in the Spanish VC industry for over 13 years. He was Portfolio Manager in VCs like Bonsai Venture Capital (and participated in exits like Softonic, Wuaki or Toprural) or Simbiosis Venture Capital, and has now started a 50 MM€ VC called K Fund along with Iñaki Arrola and Carina Szpilka. K Fund is a VC based in Madrid that aims to change how we do VC in Spain. It targets entrepreneurs with proven track record and global ambition that tackle business models like marketplaces, SaaS and Mobile in Seed and Series A.

Anne Ravanona

Anne Ravanona

Founder and CEO
Global Invest Her

Anne Ravanona

Anne Ravanona

Founder and CEO

Global Invest Her

Anne Ravanona is Founder and CEO of Global Invest Her a platform that aims to demystify the funding process and get early-stage women entrepreneurs investor-ready. A passionate women’s advocate with over 22 years experience in global business, she spoke at TEDx on “Investing In Women Entrepreneurs” and is a regular speaker on the topic at conferences worldwide to raise awareness and help change unconscious bias to break the ‘Funding Ceiling’ for women entrepreneurs. An entrepreneur herself, Anne has been active in the global startup world for the past 5 years, including as a judge at pitch competitions, mentor at StartupWeekend, C-suite advisor at Astia and advisor to several tech startups. Anne contributes regularly to theHuffington Post, showcasing great women leaders through her Trailblazing Women series and was recently named one of 26 Great People Spearheading Change in Tech Investment 2016 and 100 Women in Tech whose names you need to know 2016 by Silicon Republic.

Sam Hui

Sam Hui

Deputy Representative Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Brussels
InvestHK

Sam Hui

Sam Hui

Deputy Representative Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Brussels

InvestHK

Mr Hui joined the Administrative Service of the Hong Kong Government in 1996 and is currently at the directorate rank of the Administrative Officer Grade. In September 2016 he took the position as the Deputy Representative of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Brussels, which is the official representation of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government in the European Union, taking care of the bilateral relationship between Hong Kong and the European Union as well as that with a number of major EU Member States. His career has spanned a wide range of ministries and departments of the Hong Kong government, involving various duties. Before taking up his current position in Brussels, Mr Hui was responsible for implementing the new competition law in Hong Kong (2013-16), and was the Deputy Representative representing Hong Kong in the World Trade Organisation (2009-13).

Hussein Kanji

Hussein Kanji

Analyst
Hoxton Ventures

Hussein Kanji

Hussein Kanji

Analyst

Hoxton Ventures

Hussein is a founding partner of Hoxton Ventures, a London-based early stage European venture capital firm. He currently represents Hoxton on the boards of bd4travel, Darktrace and TourRadar. Hussein is an angel investor in Bea's of Bloomsbury, GoCardless, Halo Neuroscience, Popxo, Signpost and Yieldify. He is an advisor to Tarmin, and was previously an advisor to the chairman of Eros International (NYSE:EROS). He has occasionally assisted the UK government with technology policy. He regularly appears on BBC, Bloomberg, CNN and Sky News. Formerly, Hussein was an associate at Accel Partners, where he focused on consumer internet, financial technology and software investments. He helped invest in OpenGamma, Playfish (acquired by EA) and Dapper (acquired by Yahoo). Hussein joined Accel from Microsoft Corporation where he was a platform planner, product manager and senior manager. Hussein holds an MBA from London Business School, and did his undergraduate studies in Symbolic Systems at Stanford University.

Carlos Pierre

Carlos Pierre

CEO & Founder
Badi

Carlos Pierre

Carlos Pierre

CEO & Founder

Badi

I get unreasonably passionate about things or ideas. Particularly passionate about reshaping the Real Estate Market.

Jorge Bistué

Jorge Bistué

Head of Energy Management Office
Endesa

Jorge Bistué

Jorge Bistué

Head of Energy Management Office

Endesa

He is an industrial engineer trained at ETSEIB School (Barcelona) with a degree in Renewable Energies for UPC University His main objective is the development and commercialization of new product and services in order to help Endesa’s customers to optimize their energy use by implementing both efficiency and self-generation solutions. He is now focused in the development of Demand Response solutions and Energy Management Systems applications. Previously, he was been the Head of The Product definition in Strategic Product and Services, focused on B2B & B2G Solutions. He has led various internal innovation projects aimed at developing the integration of flexible resources into the grid, photovoltaic self-consumptions plants, smart-buildings, storage systems and the commercial application of Energy Management Systems for industrial installations.

Juliet Bailin

Juliet Bailin

Associate Partner
Mosaic Ventures

Juliet Bailin

Juliet Bailin

Associate Partner

Mosaic Ventures

Juliet is an Associate Partner at Mosaic Ventures, an early stage fund based in London investing in ambitious founders across Europe. At Mosaic, Juliet invests across sectors including healthtech, fintech, and machine intelligence (e.g. applied ML, ML ops, and dev ops). Prior to joining Mosaic, Juliet was an investor at Insight Venture Partners, a growth tech fund in New York, where she focused on healthtech. She invested in companies such as Hinge Health in MSK and Parachute Health in durable medical equipment, and worked closely with their employee wellness portfolio company, Virgin Pulse. Recently, she has been curious about adaptive therapeutics, feature engineering, computer vision applied to manufacturing, and customer support.

José María Siota

José María Siota

Director
IESE Business School

José María Siota

José María Siota

Director

IESE Business School

Leading cutting-edge research on open innovation, corporate venturing and technology transfer - working around the world with successful chief innovation officers and top-tier academics Some accomplishments: - Selected as expert on corporate venturing by the European Commission - Coauthored 30 studies for Harvard Business Review, MIT Technology Review, European Commission, Oliver Wyman, PwC, Mobile World Capital, London School of Economics, IESE, and more - Coauthored 4 books for McGraw-Hill and Springer (one was top 0.7% best seller at Amazon) - Earned 100+ media mentions in Forbes, Business Insider, MarketWatch, Yahoo Finance, Reuters, Expansión, etc. - Coauthored the second most-read article of IESE Insight (2019, 2018) and Oliver Wyman Insights (2017) - Coled 125+ research and strategy projects, working in 30+ countries during the last 12 years

Carmen del Campo Elvira

Carmen del Campo Elvira

Head of Innovation
Mutua Mardrileña

Carmen del Campo Elvira

Head of Innovation

Mutua Mardrileña

Carmen holds a Bachelor in Law and Business from University of Navarra. She started her career in 2008 as strategic consultant for the Public Sector at Deloitte aiming to increase efficiency and improve citizen experience. In 2014 she joined the Center of Excellence for Cities at Ferrovial Services where she fostered and put in place the Innovative Solutions Portfolio with more than 300 startups involved yearly. In 2019 she joined Mutua Madrileña where she leads the Innovation Area looking for projects that support the Digital Transformation and the insurance evolution to new customer relationship models.

Juan José Güemes

Juan José Güemes

President of the Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation
IE University

Juan José Güemes

Juan José Güemes

President of the Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation

IE University

Juan Jose Güemes joined IE Business School in March 2010, as President of the Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation. He had previously served in a broad range of government departments, including tourism, finance and employment, gender policies, and health care. Güemes began his career as an analyst at the Bank of Spain in 1991, before serving as Economic Policy Adviser to Spain’s Popular Party in the Spanish Parliament from 1993 to 1996. He later served as advisor to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, who appointed him Deputy Director of his Cabinet in 1998. In the year 2000 Juan Jose Guemes was appointed General Secretary of Tourism, being responsible for the international promotion of Spain as a tourist destination. In 2003, he was appointed as Minister for Employment and Diversity. He developed the LiderA program, designed to help women gain access to senior management positions in companies. In January 2012 he was appointed VP of Economic Affairs at IE.

Manuel Lorenzo Hernández

Manuel Lorenzo Hernández

Head of Technology & Innovation
Ericcson

Manuel Lorenzo Hernández

Manuel Lorenzo Hernández

Head of Technology & Innovation

Ericcson

Manuel Lorenzo is B.Eng Telecommunications by Universidad Politécnica de Madrid with specialization in Computer Networks. Since 1994 he has developed his professional career in Ericsson in several technology and business fields. He holds 8 granted patents and has published a number of articles in both technical fields and innovation management practices. Since 2006 Manuel is Head of Technology & Innovation at Ericsson Spain, leading initiatives all along the journey from early R&D in cooperation with technical Universities and start-ups to Co-Innovation with lead customers, business and technology partners. His main focus of innovation, currently, is on the opportunities arising at the intersection of 5G with Industries Digitalization, and through the approach of ecosystem-based innovation. Manuel represents Ericsson in a number of fora focused on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, is member of 5GPPP Technology Board, and coordinates Ericsson’s collaboration in innovation with partner Universities and Busines

Jorge López Mazuelas

Jorge López Mazuelas

Head of OPENMARKET
BBVA

Jorge López Mazuelas

Jorge López Mazuelas

Head of OPENMARKET

BBVA

Responsable de la estrategia y soluciones digital de ámbito OpenMarket para pequeñas, medianas y grandes empresas en BBVA, gestionando equipos expertos con el objetivo de alcanzar el incremento de la base de Clientes. Liderazgo en la definición, el desarrollo y el lanzamiento de soluciones en plataformas digitales así como la búsqueda de nuevas soluciones que ayuden a nuestros Clientes en su transformación digital. Ingeniero Informático de ICAI, BSC(Hons) Computer Science en Gales, IT Executive Master (IE Business School) y Master en Mercados financieros internacionales (UNED), perfil inquieto siempre en búsqueda de nuevos retos que enriquezcan el conocimiento. Amplia experiencia de IT y Desarrollo de Negocio en diferentes posiciones dentro de BBVA, desde Responsable de Servicios Bancarios hasta el Desarrollo de Negocio de Comercio Internacional, desarrollando soluciones innovadoras con pensamiento disruptivo que cubran las necesidades de nuestros Clientes.

Alberto Durán López

Alberto Durán López

Vicepresidente ejecutivo
Fundación ONCE

Alberto Durán López

Alberto Durán López

Vicepresidente ejecutivo

Fundación ONCE

Alberto Duran has the Law degree from the University of Navarra (Pamplona , 1994), and a full time Master’s degree in Economics and Management (MBA) from the IESE Business School, UNIVERSITY OF NAVARRA, Barcelona. He subsequently made a Senior Management Program from IESE (PADE 2008 Madrid); and also highlight his training in the Course of National Defense in the CESEDEN, Spanish High Center of Studies on National Defense. (XXXII CESEDEN promotion). He is currently 1st Vice President of Institutional Coordination, Solidarity and External Relations of ONCE´s General Council; 1st Executive Vice -President of ONCE Foundation, President of ILUNION (ONCE´s Social enterprises Group ONCE) and President of the ONCE Foundation for Latin America (FOAL). He is also 1st Vice President of the Spanish Association of Foundations, Secretary General of the Spanish Committee of Representatives of People with Disabilities (CERMI ) and President of the Club of Excellence in Management.

Darren Westlake

Darren Westlake

CEO & CoFounder
Crowdcube

Darren Westlake

CEO & CoFounder

Crowdcube

Named by Debrett’s as one of Britain’s 500 most influential people, Darren Westlake is co-founder and CEO of Crowdcube, the pioneer and leader of the equity crowdfunding industry. Inspired by his own experiences as an entrepreneur raising finance, Darren’s idea for Crowdcube was driven by an ambition to democratise investment and diversify the sources of funding available to businesses. Since launching Crowdcube in 2011 with co-founder Luke Lang, Darren has helped establish Crowdcube as a mainstream funding option for ambitious startups and growth-stage businesses, such as Monzo, BrewDog, Mr & Mrs Smith and Freetrade. To date, well over 900 businesses have successfully raised £690 million with Crowdcube. Today, Darren is leading the company’s vision to create a world full of wonder brands that are fuelled by Crowdcube.

Ángel Bonet

Ángel Bonet

President
UnLtd Spain

Ángel Bonet

Ángel Bonet

President

UnLtd Spain

Sergio Pérez Merino

Sergio Pérez Merino

Director of Venture Capital
Banco Sabadell

Sergio Pérez Merino

Sergio Pérez Merino

Director of Venture Capital

Banco Sabadell

Sergio Pérez is an Investment Manager at the Venture Capital division of Banco Sabadell. Sabadell Venture Capital , is Banco Sabadell´s initiative to provide equity to early stage across Spain with a focus on ICT with a philosophy focused on supporting entrepreneurs. Prior to joining Banco Sabadell, Sergio Perez worked at Caixa Capital Risc where he collaborated in the expansion and consolidation of the division from more than 10 years. Further to his investment experience, Sergio was part of the initial team of Southwing , a technology start-up in the field of Bluetooth devices. He previously worked at Vodafone as an Engineer in the Integrated Solutions department. Sergio holds a degree in Telecommunications Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) and a Master in Corporate Finance law, Mergers and Acquisitions and Business Financing in ESADE

Meinrad Spenger

Meinrad Spenger

Founder
MasMovil

Meinrad Spenger

Founder

MasMovil

Tras concluir el MBA en España, siendo el número 1 de su promoción, trabajó como consultor en McKinsey, en Viena, desde 2001 a 2006, con proyectos en Austria, Alemania, Italia y España. En España vio clara la oportunidad de negocio para una compañía de telefonía móvil alternativa que hiciera frente a las operadoras existentes con precios más bajos y un mejor servicio. Así es como decidió poner en marcha en 2006 la compañía Grupo MÁSMÓVIL junto a su socio Christian Nyborg. Eligieron el amarillo como color identificativo de una marca diferente y reconocible. En marzo de 2012, la compañía empezó a cotizar en el Mercado Alternativo Bursátil (MAB). En 2014 se unieron a Ibercom y fueron comprando pequeñas compañías como Neo, Quantum Telecom, Xtra Telecom, Embou y la operadora YouMobile. Meses más tarde, en 2016, se hizo con Yoigo y Pepephone, lo que convierte a la operadora de Spenger en el Grupo MASMOVIL y en el cuarto operador de telefonía de España. Desde 14 de Julio 2017 el Grupo cotiza en bolsa.

Julio Martínez

Julio Martínez

CEO
InnoCells by Banco Sabadell

Julio Martínez

Julio Martínez

CEO

InnoCells by Banco Sabadell

Julio is Executive Director at Innocells, the hub of new digital ventures of Banco Sabadell. As its Corporate Venturing arm, InnoCells focuses on venture building, strategic venture capital and digital strategy. During more than 2 years, he has worked at Sabadell’s strategy consulting team concentrating on digital strategy, transformation and innovation. Previously, Julio was a Vice-President at Citi with a focus on Corporate Development and Investment Banking. Julio is father of three children, and has lived and worked in the US, UK, Switzerland, Brazil and India.

Fabio Tentori

Fabio Tentori

Head of Innovation Hubs and Startup Initiative
Enel

Fabio Tentori

Fabio Tentori

Head of Innovation Hubs and Startup Initiative

Enel

Since 2017 Fabio is the Head of Enel Innovation Hubs. He manages all collaborations with startups within Enel Group and the presence in innovation ecosystems worldwide: Silicon Valley, Boston, Israel, Italy, Spain, Russia, Chile and Brazil. Since joining Enel in 2013, he has gained relevant experience in the energy innovation domain, covering several roles in the development of the residential energy services business in Italy. . Prior to Enel, Fabio was an Engagement Manager within the strategy and corporate finance function of McKinsey & Company, based in Milan and in London. Fabio holds a MBA degree with honors achieved in 2010 at INSEAD.

Ignacio Bachiller

Ignacio Bachiller

CEO
Fever

Ignacio Bachiller

Ignacio Bachiller

CEO

Fever

Ignacio Bachiller is CEO of Fever, the leading data-driven experience discovery platform. Fever owns the virally successful Secret London social media channel, which is part of the Secret Media Network. Fever inspires over 12 million people each week to discover new experiences in their city, and has also begun to successfully co-produce experiences called Fever Originals, in which it leverages insights from the marketplace to predict demand for new concepts. These experiences range from music to theatre, fashion, restaurants, festivals and everything in-between. Ignacio, who is half Spanish, half German, is an MIT mechanical engineering graduate, having also attended the University of Cambridge. After graduating, Ignacio worked at McKinsey as an analyst, before co-founding Fever, and then becoming CEO in 2015.

Diego Rubio

Diego Rubio

Executive Director
IE Center for the Governance of Change

Diego Rubio

Diego Rubio

Executive Director

IE Center for the Governance of Change

Diego Rubio is an applied historian and policy analyst, and the Executive Director of the IE Center for the Governance of Change, a newly created institution that seeks to enhance our ability to understand, anticipate, and manage technological innovation and its externalities in a variety of domains –political, economic, and societal. Diego has worked as Lecturer and Junior Research Fellow at the University of Oxford and has advised a number of organizations, including the United Nations, the European Commission, and the Ibero-American General Secretariat. He is also a member of the World Economic Forum’s Fourth Sector Development Initiative and an associate researcher of the British Academy of Higher Education. Diego holds a PhD from the University of Oxford and has been visiting scholar at Paris-IV Sorbonne and Columbia University.

Carmen Alfonso Rico

Carmen Alfonso Rico

Investor
Samaipata VC

Carmen Alfonso Rico

Carmen Alfonso Rico

Investor

Samaipata VC

Carmen is a Partner leading the UK investments at Samaipata VC, a pre-seed/seed stage fund investing in marketplaces and platforms, with offices in London, Madrid and Paris. Passionate about empowering early-stage entrepreneurs, she is a mentor at Techstars and Huckletree and co-chairs LMS (the largest community of marketplace founders in the UK). Firm believer that diversity leads to better business decisions, she is also a founding member of the Fairer Funding Now campaign and a mentor at Backstage Capital Accelerator. Carmen was previously an investor at Felix Capital - a Series A and B thematic VC focused on digital lifestyle - after years as an investment banker at Morgan Stanley, where she co-founded TEDxMorganStanleyLondon, the first TEDx Conference ever sponsored by an Investment Bank. Carmen is also the co-founder of an online fashion brand for pregnant women selling into the UK & US market and right after school she launched a crowdsourcing journalism marketplace.

Hiroki Takeuchi

Hiroki Takeuchi

CEO
GoCardless

Hiroki Takeuchi

Hiroki Takeuchi

CEO

GoCardless

Hiroki Takeuchi is a British Entrepreneur and CEO of GoCardless. Hiroki is an alumni of Oxford University where he received his MMATH in Mathematics. He was the Vice president of Oxford Entrepreneurs where he cofounded Varsity Pitch, which was a business ideas competition between Oxford and Cambridge's top business ideas for a 10k pounds prize fund. In 2011, Hiroki founded GoCardLess as a way to create a new, global payment network for the internet. The aim of the company is to simplify the process of collecting direct debit payments. The company is backed by Y Combinator, Balderton Capital, and Accel Partners.

Ricardo Mesquita

Ricardo Mesquita

Head of Immersive Learning
IE University

Ricardo Mesquita

Ricardo Mesquita

Head of Immersive Learning

IE University

Head of Immersive Learning @ ie.edu. Former CEO of thelabmiami.com, Ricardo is a co-founder of Beta-i and ambassador of the accelerator lisbon-challenge.com, mentor at Startup Chile (2014/2015), and co-author of the book The Soul of Business​, a roadmap for entrepreneurs looking to set up shop in Portugal. Surfer aficionado and scuba diver, he´s passionate about the wilderness, cooking, building stuff, architecture, photography, music and vespa scooters.

Luis Maldonado

Luis Maldonado

IE Business School

Luis Maldonado

Luis Maldonado

IE Business School

He has developed his entire career in the fields of economics and finance, where he has held senior positions both in the public sector, he was advisor to the Minister of Finance in Spain, and in the private sector. He has an extensive experience in consulting, he was Director of Strategic Consulting for the Financial Sector at PwC in Spain, as well as in the financial industry. He has also a long international experience. He worked for five years at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), in Washington DC, where he held different positions, as advisor to the Managing Director and in the Monetary and Financial Markets Department. More recently, he has been Managing Director of the PwC-IE Business School Financial Sector Center, where he did an extensive work of publishing and business development in Spain and Latin America in key strategic areas for the financial sector, with a special focus on FinTech. He was also founding partner of an IT firm specialized in Big Data & Analytics.

Spyro Korsanos

Spyro Korsanos

Founder & Managing Partner
Global Venture Partners

Spyro Korsanos

Spyro Korsanos

Founder & Managing Partner

Global Venture Partners

An award-winning corporate advisor, investor and dealmaker, Spyro Korsanos is the founder and Managing Partner of Global Venture Partners. Global Venture Partners invests in the consumer internet sector and provides strategic advice and corporate finance for technology ventures. Since 2014, Spyro has led over 40 e-commerce transactions, valued at $2bn, which have created more than €1bn in capital gain. As a global development advisor, Spyro has been instrumental in the impressive growth of Delivery Hero, foodpanda and various Rocket Internet-backed businesses. Global Venture Partners has recently invested in Kurly, the Korean online grocer, and pet tech platform Felcana, based in the UK. Spyro was awarded TMT Rising Star in 2017. Previously, he held corporate strategy and investment roles with Sky, Liberty Global and Cable & Wireless. Spyro started his career as a corporate lawyer at Gilbert & Tobin and holds an MBA from INSEAD.

Ignacio de la Torre

Ignacio de la Torre

Chief Economist
Spanish Investment Bank Arcano

Ignacio de la Torre

Ignacio de la Torre

Chief Economist

Spanish Investment Bank Arcano

Ignacio de la Torre is Partner and Chief Economist at the Spanish Investment Bank, Arcano Partners. Ignacio was amongst the first to foresee the turnaround of the Spanish economy from 2012 on, a thesis that was published in a series of reports titled “The Case for Spain”. Ignacio counts over twenty years of experience in diverse fields of investment banking at Arcano, UBS and Deutsche Bank within the departments of Capital Markets. Since 2003 he has been a Professor of Economics and Finance at IE Business School and since 2007, he is also the Academic Director of IE’s Masters in Finance. For the past decade, he has been a regular columnist for the Spanish newspaper, El Confidencial, and since 2019, for Expansión. Ignacio has published five books, as well as several academic papers (on the financial activities of the Templar Knights) and cases (with INSEAD and IE). In 2019 he won the Asprima-Sima award granted by the Spanish real estate sector, and in 2009, the Everis literary award.

Didac Lee

Didac Lee

Galdana Ventures

Didac Lee

Galdana Ventures

Today I am CEO of Inspirit Adviser, an accelerator for startups that also participates in technology companies clear innovative profile and operating in different sectors : Spamina , Fhios , Openshopen , Alpify , Hotelerum , Zyncro , and Intercomgi Argentina . The group today has 400 employees , 80 % of whom are engineers, and we are in Barcelona , Madrid, Buenos Aires , Brazil, Mexico , China and Silicon Valley, where they compete against big industry . I am Scubastore founder in 1998 of the current source Tradeinn group , the largest network of online stores specializing in selling sports equipment. I am a board member of Tradeinn , with the following online stores : Diveinn.com , Trekkinn.com , Bikeinn.com , Smashinn.com , Motardinn.com , Waveinn.com , Runnerinn.com , Goalinn , Outletinn and Snowinn.com . With over 300,000 customers , Tradeinn sold in more than 220 countries and employs more than 100 workers .

Javier Leiva

Javier Leiva

DSO Expert in Network Technology
e-Distribution

Javier Leiva

Javier Leiva

DSO Expert in Network Technology

e-Distribution

Industrial Engineer since 2010 from the University of Malaga and Master of Science in Electrical Energy Systems since 2013 by the University of Seville with the Best Dissertation Award. Since 2014, studies an Interuniversity PhD in Power Systems at the Universities of Málaga, Seville, the Basque Country and Polytechnic of Catalonia. He joined Endesa in 2010, where he works as a DSO Expert in the Network Technology Unit. He has a strong background in electric mobility and DER integration, in addition to grid automation. He currently develops Project Management functions in innovative smart grid initiatives in Smartcity Málaga Living Lab. Here, network digitalization and flexibility are core objectives, thanks to projects like MONICA, PASTORA and H2020 Coordinet, performed in close collaboration with consortiums formed by startups, technology providers, universities, research centers and public administrations.

Ignacio Cea Forniés

Ignacio Cea Forniés

Executive Manager for Strategy and Technological Innovation
Bankia

Ignacio Cea Forniés

Ignacio Cea Forniés

Executive Manager for Strategy and Technological Innovation

Bankia

Ignacio Cea is an industrial engineer specialized in electricity. Currently he is the Executive Manager for Strategy and Technological Innovation in Bankia. Prior to joining Bankia, Ignacio was CIO for Spain at Barclays Bank and previously he was Transformation Director for Western Europe. He has also worked as an Associate Partner at IBM Global Business Services and as Banesto Director of Architecture and Channel Development Director of the American Division at Santander Group.

Alexandra Mitjans

Alexandra Mitjans

Director
Ashoka

Alexandra Mitjans

Director

Ashoka

Alexandra leads Strategic Partnerships in Ashoka. She is creating a network of companies and individuals who can be agents of change through partnerships with Ashoka. She has a degree in Business Management from ESADE and the Singapore Management University. She has developed her professional career between the private and the social sector. She started working at the Spanish Embassy in Delhi, India, and later moved to Bangkok, Thailand, as Coca-Cola brand manager in several Southeast Asian countries. After three years, Alex moved to Madrid as head of Aquarius brand in Spain and Portugal. A year later, she jumped to the third sector, supporting the launch of The Wellbeing Project, an initiative led by Ashoka Fellow Aaron Pereira that seeks to support the personal wellbeing of social leaders. Alex is passionate about making the most of life outside of her comfort zone and believes that dreaming big is a must. Her philosophy: to maintain a body - mind - spirit connection.

Sebastián Fernández-Medrano

Sebastián Fernández-Medrano

Principal
Samaipata

Sebastián Fernández-Medrano

Sebastián Fernández-Medrano

Principal

Samaipata

Sebastián is a Principal at Samaipata leading investment in Spain, Portugal and Italy (Southern Europe). Samaipata’s proud first employee and former entrepreneur in the sourdough bread world, after first experiences in law firms and consulting. Studied law, politics and business between the UK, Brazil and Spain.

Joaquín Arenas

Joaquín Arenas

President
Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofAML)

Joaquín Arenas

Joaquín Arenas

President

Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofAML)

Joaquín Arenas es Presidente de Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofAML) para España y Portugal. Además, es responsable de banca corporativa y de inversión para esos mismos mercados. Desde su puesto, Arenas se encarga de liderar e impulsar la franquicia de Bank of America Merrill Lynch con clientes españoles y portugueses, así como de promocionar la marca y el negocio de la firma en estos mercados. Antes de incorporarse a BofAML, Joaquín Arenas trabajó más de 20 años en Morgan Stanley, entidad en la que ocupaba, desde 2007, el cargo de Consejero Delegado y responsable de banca de inversión para España y Portugal. Anteriormente, había trabajado en las áreas de fusiones y adquisiciones y mercado de capitales en esa misma entidad, a la que se unió en 1991. Arenas es licenciado en Derecho y en Dirección y Administración de Empresas por la Universidad Pontificia de Comillas – ICADE (E-1) y MBA (“Master in Business Administration”) por la Universidad de Columbia en Nueva York.

Pablo Torralba

Pablo Torralba

CEO
Edmond de Rothschild Spain

Pablo Torralba

Pablo Torralba

CEO

Edmond de Rothschild Spain

Bachelor of Science in Business University Center C.E.U, Pablo has appointed recently new CEO of Edmond de Rothschild in Spain, Pablo has been Deputy CEO of the branch since 2010. He began his professional career in 1998 in Morgan Stanley Dean Witter in the wealth management department and joined Edmond de Rothschild group in 2001 as senior banker.

Manuel Lencero

Manuel Lencero

CEO and Co-Founder
UnLtd Spain

Manuel Lencero

Manuel Lencero

CEO and Co-Founder

UnLtd Spain

Karolina Korth

Karolina Korth

Chief Digital Officer and Head of Strategy
Siemens Mobility

Karolina Korth

Karolina Korth

Chief Digital Officer and Head of Strategy

Siemens Mobility

Karolina Korth is a trained psychologist with passion for innovation and has over 10 years of experience in transformation in multinationals. She has a wealth of experience in corporate innovation and business development in healthcare and smart cities. Currently, she works as a Chief Digital Officer and Head of Strategy at Siemens Mobility in Spain where she defines and implements digital offerings on the cutting edge of mobility. Karolina is also a founder of Health 2.0 Kuala Lumpur and the FeMale Voice of Mobility – movement to empower women in male dominated industries. She speaks regularly at conferences targeting digital transformation and gives lectures at business schools and universities.

Glyn Baker

Glyn Baker

Venture Parnerships
Visa

Glyn Baker

Glyn Baker

Venture Parnerships

Visa

An experienced and motivated executive with focus on sales, multi-channel marketing and proposition development. A track record of high performance in the execution of growth strategies and the delivery of innovative solutions based on an entrepreneurial but financially pragmatic approach across a spectrum of business challenges.

Natalia Martos Díaz

Natalia Martos Díaz

Founder & CEO
Legal Army

Natalia Martos Díaz

Founder & CEO

Legal Army

Natalia Martos is Founder & CEO at Legal Army, the first Spanish NewLaw. Natalia is currently leading the first NewLaw company in Spain, using Legaltech and exponential technologies for disrupting the legal services. Before founding Legal Army, she was partner at Andersen Tax & Legal and counsel at Pérez-Llorca. She was Digital General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer of PRISA Group worldwide. Martos was also General Counsel & Chief Privacy Officer at Tuenti Technologies until its sale to Telefónica. Martos is listed in Best Lawyers 2018 at Technology Law category. She was included in The Legal500 General Counsel Powerlist for Iberia 2016 as one of the 70 best in-house Legal Directors in Spain. She was awarded with the Civil Merit Cross of Ministerio del Interior of Spain in 2011 for her collaboration in the protection of citizens privacy (Cybercrimes). Natalia has a master degree in Telecommunications Law and she is recently graduated by Singularity University.

Lupina Iturriaga

Lupina Iturriaga

Founder and CEO
Fintonic

Lupina Iturriaga

Founder and CEO

Fintonic

Previously listed as among the 500 most influential people in Spain, and among the 100 Most Creative people in Business by Forbes, Lupina is founder & CEO of Fintonic, a mobile-centric consumer banking platform that provides its users with insurance, targeted loans and helps them to have their finance under control and save. Experience: In banking, fintech and consulting sectors (Crédit Agricole, Banesto, Ideon) Second time entrepreneur.

Laura Tordera

Laura Tordera

Head of R&D
Ferrovial Agroman

Laura Tordera

Laura Tordera

Head of R&D

Ferrovial Agroman

I am a MSc Civil Engineer (Madrid Polytechnic University, UPM), specialized in Energy and Hydraulic areas. I have been also developing my knowledge through executive education programs at EOI (School of Industrial Organization) and IE (Instituto de Empresa) & Financial Times. I held the office of Secretary General of the European Network of Construction Companies for Research and Development (ENCORD) for 7 years (2012-2019). And I am currently starting my new role in the ECTP (European Technology Platform) as a member of the Steering Committee. I also expend my time as a member of the Executive Committee of the Spanish Civil Engineering Association and President of the Ethic and Transparency Committee. I am also a Professor of the Innovation Programmes at the Ferrovial University. I am the person in charge of new technologies, new materials, Big Data, data analytics, Innovation Programmes, R&D transport projects, Innovation Strategy at Ferrovial Agroman.

Christian Prada

Christian Prada

Managing Director
Desafia San Francisco

Christian Prada

Managing Director

Desafia San Francisco

Day in and day out Christian works with startups and entrepreneurs. Having worked for American and European hi-tech ventures for the past 15+ years, he has a deep understanding of Silicon Valley's Ecosystem and what it takes for a Spanish startup to be successful in this environment.

Manuel Martínez

Manuel Martínez

Open Innovation Manager
Ferrovial

Manuel Martínez

Manuel Martínez

Open Innovation Manager

Ferrovial

Manuel Martínez is the Head of Open Innovation at Ferrovial with responsibility on managing the innovation ecosystem and promoting a culture of innovation since he joined the company in 2008. He is co-founder of the CI3 and has been an advocate for employee ideation programs (Zuritanken), startup scouting programs (Build Up!), urban labs and mobility startup hub (Madrid Smart Lab, Madrid in Motion) and the corporate venture initiatives of the company. He holds a M.Sc. in Engineering Sciences from the ICAI, Comillas Pontifical University in Madrid, and has been a student at SGMI, IESE and MIT.

Nicolás Rubio

Nicolás Rubio

Operations Director
Cintra

Nicolás Rubio

Nicolás Rubio

Operations Director

Cintra

Nicolás Rubio is a Civil Engineer and joined Ferrovial in 1987. He has served as CEO of Cintra US since July 2009 and is currently the Operations Director of Cintra. Nicolás has more than two decades of experience as an executive in the construction and transport sector. In 2010 Nicolás Rubio was awarded the recognition of Entrepreneur of the Year by the American Association of Road and Transportation Builders.

Jesús Hernández Galán

Jesús Hernández Galán

Director of Universal Accessibility and Company Strategy
ONCE Foundation

Jesús Hernández Galán

Jesús Hernández Galán

Director of Universal Accessibility and Company Strategy

ONCE Foundation

Doctor of Forestry, Master in Business Management and Master in Environmental Management from the Open University. In addition, PDG by IESE, Leading Innovation from Stanford University and Global Management Certificate from the Thunderbird Global Management School. Currently, Director of Universal Accessibility and Company Strategy at ONCE Foundation, he has been the General Manager and CEO of Fundosa Accesibilidad S.A. from 2000 to 2003. He is also President of the eVIA Technology Platform and Vice President of the European Network for Accessible Tourism ENAT. He is also Chairman of the Technical Committee for Standardization AEN / CTN 170 - Universal Accessibility and Design for All of AENOR. He is Director of the Master of Accessibility and Design for All of the University of Jaén, Director of Master in Social Economy of the EOI and Director of the Universal Accessibility Course of the Official College of Architects Madrid and the Polytechnic University of Madrid.

Eyal Malinger

Eyal Malinger

Investment Director
Beringea

Eyal Malinger

Eyal Malinger

Investment Director

Beringea

I am a venture investor with Beringea, a UK and US based VC fund. We invest in fast-growing companies and will typically invest in Series A, B or C rounds. The companies we invest in will typically be generating at least £1m of run-rate revenues and will be looking for a £2-10m investment to grow R&D, sales and marketing or to expand into new geographies. I am particularly interested in: 1. Property and Real Estate related technology 2. B2B SaaS 3. VR and AR 4. Blockchain technology 5. Music related technology

Marion Chalumeau

Marion Chalumeau

Head of Digital & Innovation and part of the leadership Team
Novartis Oncology

Marion Chalumeau

Marion Chalumeau

Head of Digital & Innovation and part of the leadership Team

Novartis Oncology

Head of Digital & Innovation and part of the leadership Team at Novartis Oncology in Spain. Marion has more than 10 years of experience in strategic consulting in Pharma and 10 years working in biotech and Pharma companies. She is now leading the digital transformation Novartis has embarked upon to improve the way the Company uses data, engages with patients, doctors and other stakeholders and provides solutions to address the evolving needs of patients.

Parker Crockford

Parker Crockford

Director of Strategic Accounts and Policy
Onfido

Parker Crockford

Parker Crockford

Director of Strategic Accounts and Policy

Onfido

Parker Crockford is Director of Strategic Accounts and Policy at Onfido. He is responsible for creating strategic alliances with key customers and advancing the new identity standard for the internet through policy analysis, coalition building, and community engagement. Parker has over 15 years’ experience in technology, finance and commerce, driving market adoption of technology that helps create a more meaningful, secure experience in a mobile first world. Parker was named a Top 2019 Influencer in Identity by One World Identity (OWI), is a founder member of the Better Identity Coalition and is a board member of the FIDO Alliance.

Isaac de la Peña

Isaac de la Peña

General Partner
Conexo Ventures

Isaac de la Peña

Isaac de la Peña

General Partner

Conexo Ventures

Isaac is a general Partner at Conexo Ventures, providing a direct growth path to Silicon Valley for Spanish and Portuguese talent. Conexo VC invest in exceptional individuals with passion for solving hard challenges and bringing disruptive innovation to high growth markets. Mr. de la Peña is a creative self-starter with more than 20 years of experience building successful scalable technology businesses both as executive and investor. I get things done. Specialties include: Innovation, P&L Management, Early Stage Ventures, Start-Ups, Venture Capital, Finance, Due Diligence, Negotiation, Data Science, Business Intelligence, Big Data, Program Management, Software Engineering, Agile Development, Mobile, Cloud, Python, Ruby on Rails, PHP, .NET, Java, Android, iOS.

Miguel Arias

Miguel Arias

Global Entrepreneurship Director
Telefónica

Miguel Arias

Global Entrepreneurship Director

Telefónica

Miguel Arias, proud dad, entrepreneur, and angel investor, has over 15 years of experience in building technology-based startups with global reach. As Global Entrepreneurship Director at Telefonica, he leads the Company´s efforts to develop digital-technological talent and entrepreneurship. He is responsible for leading the new stage in Telefónica's open innovation strategy through Wayra Open Innovation Hubs in 10 countries and 50 Open Future_ partnerships around the globe. As the most global, connected and tech-driven open innovation hub, Wayra is committed to seeking out and developing technological solutions to complement internal R&D while creating an improved connection with key entrepreneurial ecosystems. Previously as COO at CARTO, he led the sales, financial, and operational efforts from its Madrid, NY, DC, London and Tartu offices, directing the company's growth and scaling-up. CARTO raised over $40M by lead investors like Accel Venture Partners, Salesforce Ventures and others.

Tamaz Georgadze

Tamaz Georgadze

Co Founder & CEO
Raisin

Tamaz Georgadze

Co Founder & CEO

Raisin

Tamaz is the co-founder and CEO of Raisin, the first and only European marketplace for deposit-insured savings products. As CEO he leads Raisin and takes in particular care of partner bank acquisition, business development, legal and regional expansion efforts. With 29 banks, the platform is the largest one-stop shop B2C solution for simple and secure savings products. Tamaz is a non-exec supervisor board member of Bank of Georgia Holdings PLC, UK holding company of the largest bank in Georgia, listed part of FTSE250 index. Prior to building and scaling Raisin, Tamaz has spent 10 years with McKinsey & Company, the last 3 years as Principal leading also McKinsey Savings and Investment products Service Line for EMEA countries. He served some of the very largest retail, universal and wholesale banks throughout Europe and in Asia. Core areas of expertise were performance management/ organization, deposit gathering, direct banking, branch transformation, SME strategy and regulation. Tamaz holds a PhD in agric

Antoinia Norman

Antoinia Norman

CEO
Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship (Virgin UA) - South Africa

Antoinia Norman

CEO

Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship (Virgin UA) - South Africa

Harnessing the Virgin and Branson brand in the forefront of entrepreneurial enablement in South Africa, Antoinia has championed the message of changing business for good, and linking commercial to cause with the advocacy that entrepreneurship is a key driver on a global scale as an enabler to mitigate some of society’s issues like unemployment, poverty and economic instability. In addition to being the executive lead of Sir Richard Branson and the Virgin Group Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship South Africa, Antoinia is an agent for change entrepreneur and founder of Businesspros, a disruptive management consultancy that advocates a holacracy approach to management, whose vision is to build people for a lifetime whilst using disruptive initiatives to develop entrepreneur ecosystems globally. Antoinia’s background includes taking the lead on strategic work in building people and business whilst holding executive roles in Corporate Companies both in South Africa and Internationally.

Alberto Tornero Suárez

Alberto Tornero Suárez

Director of High Growth Potential Companies Area
PWC

Alberto Tornero Suárez

Alberto Tornero Suárez

Director of High Growth Potential Companies Area

PWC

Alberto is currently Director of Business Area High Potential PwC function that combines with his work in the area of ​​Intellectual Property Assets Intangiblesy PwC. He has over 14 years experience in digital transformation processes, electronic commerce, technology procurement, software, privacy and content, advising large companies, institutions, public administrations and companies with high potential in these areas. MBA from ESADE and PDD by IESE, Alberto has a degree in Law and Master in Technology Law by ICADE. He is also a speaker and professor at several institutions (Instituto de Empresa, ESADE, ICADE, EOI), and author of several publications. In the past, he has been Director of Legal and HR companies in the industrial sector and ICTs. Currently, he is developing the area of ​​high potential firms PwC, PwC Spain strategic initiative, which aims to identify high-potential companies in any of its phases and accompany them in their growth.

Ciro Acedo Boria

Ciro Acedo Boria

Head of Open Innovation Ecosystem
Ferrovial

Ciro Acedo Boria

Ciro Acedo Boria

Head of Open Innovation Ecosystem

Ferrovial

Currently boosting, improving and making stronger the ecosystem of innovation partners (start- ups, large corporations, VCs, accelerators, government agencies, etc.) at Ferrovial. Promoting and energizing the innovation process with an Open Innovation strategy, while ensuring the fit of new ideas with the priorities of the company. I also have experience as entrepreneur, being co-founder of www.waash.green. Recently become investor and advisory board member at http://www.theoxriders.com/. I hold a MSc Degree in Telecommunication Engineering from the Universidad de Sevilla, and an Executive MBA, with a concentration in Entrepreneurship, from the IE Business School.

Alonso Aznar

Alonso Aznar

Head of Iberia & Mexico
Afiniti

Alonso Aznar

Alonso Aznar

Head of Iberia & Mexico

Afiniti

lonso Aznar is the General Manager of Iberia and Mexico for Afiniti. In this role Alonso is responsible for driving growth, managing clients relationships and leading Afiniti teams, operations and strategy in these regions. Prior to joining Afiniti, Alonso was a senior associate at Rhône Capital, a leading global private equity firm investing in businesses with pan-European and trans-Atlantic presence, with $6+ billion of equity invested, based in London and New York. Alonso was previously with the investment banking division of Citigroup in London. Alonso holds a Bachelor degree in business administration with a specialty in finance from CUNEF University in Madrid.

Jaime Biel

Jaime Biel

Investment Director
Faraday Venture Partners

Jaime Biel

Jaime Biel

Investment Director

Faraday Venture Partners

Xavier Capellades

Xavier Capellades

CEO
Nomo Banking

Xavier Capellades

CEO

Nomo Banking

Digital senior business executive with wide experience in innovation, digital transformation and launching new products and new business in big corporations & start-ups leading high performing teams. More than 15 years’ experience in identifying new business opportunities, from strategy to build and scale new digital products with a global and customer centric mindset. Advisor and private investor of early stage startups, with wide knowledge of the entrepreneurship's ecosystem, venture capital and corporate venturing. Board Member at Barcelona Tech City, Member of the Advisory Board at mVenturesBCN (Mobile World Capital), Member of Barcelona Global and Mentor at StartupBootCamp Internet of Things & Data Professor of "Digital Business Models" (Digital Business Global Master) at Zigurat Innovation Business School and Professor of "Innovation & Intellectual Property" (Innovation Management Master) at UOC

Oriol Juncosa

Oriol Juncosa

Co-Founder
Encomeda & White Peak Partners

Oriol Juncosa

Co-Founder

Encomeda & White Peak Partners

Oriol Juncosa is a technology investor and advisor. He is Managing Partner at Encomenda Smart Capital, an early seed capital superangel fund, as well as a strategic and financial advisor to leading growth stage technology companies in Spain and in the UK. Over the last 18 months he has helped companies strategically and financially, so that they could raise over $50m. He has also invested in over 10 companies, both as a business angel and as a venture capital investor across SaaS, eLearning, marketplaces,…. Oriol was interim CFO of Carto, a leading SaaS location intelligence software company based in Madrid and New York from 2014-16. Prior to it, Oriol was Investment Director at Nauta Capital, the largest VC in Southern Europe with more than $200m AUM. Previously, he worked in London for 8 years, where he worked for Merrill Lynch and BNP Paribas in Investment Banking and in Principal Investments. Oriol holds a BBA from ESADE and an MBA in Entrepreneurship, Strategy and Finance from London Business School.

Pedro Fernández

Pedro Fernández

Partner
Pérez-Llorca

Pedro Fernández

Pedro Fernández

Partner

Pérez-Llorca

Pedro Fernández is partner at Pérez-Llorca, voted by Chambers Europe Awards 2017 as the “Spain Law Firm of the Year”. He is also the director of the Master of Corporate Finance & Law at ESADE and professor of law in the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. He also lectures in different master courses and at various institutions, such as the Madrid Bar Association and ICADE. He also advises many companies and has ample experience in capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, corporate law, corporate contracts and privatization processes. Pedro Fernández is one of the most renowned lawyers in the Venture Capital & Start-up sector in Spain. He began advising venture capital funds and start-ups over ten years ago on re-domestication processes, investment rounds and on general matters relating to the technology sector. He advises the majority of the players in the Spanish market and has extensive experience working with the US market (particularly in Silicon Valley, Miami and NY).

Adrián García-Aranyos

Adrián García-Aranyos

President
Endeavor

Adrián García-Aranyos

Adrián García-Aranyos

President

Endeavor

Adrián García-Aranyos is the President of Endeavor Global, a non-for-profit focused on scaling high-impact entrepreneurs. Prior to that role he was the Founding Managing Director at Endeavor Spain; Vice President of Media Relations for Latin America at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co; Americas Marketing Director and Latin America co-head for The Economist Newspaper Group; Foreign Trade Manager at the Spain-US Chamber of Commerce; and Foreign Exchange and Money Markets Broker at CM Capital Markets in Madrid. Since 2004, Mr. Garcia-Aranyos serves as board member at Thune Eureka, an industrial engineering firm specializing in capital goods and focused on deep-sea oil drilling components, paper industry parts and defense mechanisms. He obtained his BA in Political Science from Universidad Complutense de Madrid (2000); Banking and Finance Certificate at IEB - Madrid (2001); Masters in Trade & Commerce at CECO - Madrid (2003-04); Marketing Certificate at Kellogg - Chicago (2010); SEP at IESE - NY/Miami (2013-14)

Bernardo Hernández

Bernardo Hernández

Venture Partner
e.Ventures

Bernardo Hernández

Venture Partner

e.Ventures

Mr. Bernardo Hernández serves as Vice President of product management at Yahoo. He serves as Chief Executive Officer at Flickr. Mr. Hernández serves as Managing Director at Zagat. He is the Founder and President of StepOne. Through StepOne, he launched the first computer science talent exchange program between Spain and Silicon Valley, Jóvenes con Futuro. Mr. Hernández served as an Advisor at Google Ventures. He served as a Director of Product Management at Google Inc. He joined Google in 2005. He worked at Google for eight years. He served as the Global Director of Emerging Markets and Director of Product Management at Google Inc. He is a Spanish Tech Entrepreneur and business angel and co-founded Idealista.com, Tuenti Technologies S. L., 11870.com Informacion En General S.L., and FloresFrescas.com. He was an early investor in Tuenti, where he served as President of the Board until 2010. Mr. Hernández has a Master’s in Finance from Boston College and graduated from ICADE, Pontifical University of Comillas.

Natalia Bayona

Natalia Bayona

Senior Expert on Innovation and Digital Transformation
UNWTO

Natalia Bayona

Natalia Bayona

Senior Expert on Innovation and Digital Transformation

UNWTO

Natalia Bayona is the leader of the Innovation and Digital Transformation Strategy of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). Natalia Bayona holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Government and International Relations from the Universidad Externado de Colombia and an Executive MBA from IE Business School. She is part of the World Economic Forum network as a European Digital Leader for IE Business School. In 2017, she served as the Vice President of International Development for the Spain Startup - South Summit. Natalia organized the first South Summit Pacific Alliance, connecting the main stakeholders of the entrepreneurship ecosystem of Colombia, Chile, Mexico and Peru. In 2016, she began her ten year tenure in ProColombia, during which she has lived in six countries where she has developed strategies that boost export, foreign investment and tourism for Colombia.

Julio Casal

Julio Casal

Founder Alien Vault & 4iQ
4iQ

Julio Casal

Julio Casal

Founder Alien Vault & 4iQ

4iQ

An expert in IT security, Julio has been on the front lines of the cyberwar for more than 15 years. He guided the development of OSSIM, which has become the most broadly deployed SIEM in the world. In 2007 Julio established AlienVault, and led the company as its CEO with Adara’s backing, towards international growth and establishment in Silicon Valley. AlienVault has since brought on a new management team, led by Barmak Meftah, and raised over $ 60 million in additional funding from investors such as Trident Capital, Kleiner Perkins, Intel Capital, GGV Capital, and Sigma, in addition to Adara. Julio has a BS in Physics from Complutense University of Madrid. He is widely recognized as a leading expert on security management and regularly presents on the topic in both commercial and government forums around the world.

Gonzalo Tradacete Gallart

Gonzalo Tradacete Gallart

CEO & Co-Founder
Faraday Venture Partners

Gonzalo Tradacete Gallart

Gonzalo Tradacete Gallart

CEO & Co-Founder

Faraday Venture Partners

Gonzalo Tradacete co-founded Faraday Venture Partners, a private investors club in technological startups. Faraday analyses and presents to its Partners a selection of what it considers the best investment opportunities, manages the investment process and negotiations on behalf of its Partners and represents their interests in their invested companies. Faraday represents today 192 Partners having invested over 10 million Euros in 23 startups. Previously, Gonzalo worked in KPMG’s M&A department, in a London based Hedge Fund / Private Equity, as technology consultant for alternative investment funds an as alternative investment companies’ auditor in PricewaterhouseCoopers Ltd. Gonzalo is a Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder, Master in Business Entrepreneurship by the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, MSc in International Finance by the Westminster University and holds a Licence in Economic Sciences by the Université Libre de Bruxelles.

Brian Farrell

Brian Farrell

Executive Creative Director
BBVA

Brian Farrell

Brian Farrell

Executive Creative Director

BBVA

Brian Farrell is the Executive Creative Director at BBVA where he is responsible for the strategy, development, design and execution of creative ideas across BBVA's global network. He leads the Payments design team, a multi-disciplinary group that is innovating and testing new experiences and technologies to make the payment journey seamless, user-centric and in some cases invisible. He was the creative lead on the 2019 global redesign of BBVA.

Rodrigo Mallo Leiva

Rodrigo Mallo Leiva

Program Director
SOSV

Rodrigo Mallo Leiva

Rodrigo Mallo Leiva

Program Director

SOSV

Rodrigo is Partner & Program Director at SOSV, where he leads the European early-stage life sciences investment team, focused on the intersection of biology and engineering. He's passionate about how founders can engineer science to solve most of the world's biggest challenges. He sits on the boards of Algiknit, Visusnano,and Chronomics, and serves as a mentor for The Founder Institute, Techstars, and Startup Chile. Before his venture career, Rodrigo founded four LatAm companies in the food, gaming, and digital advertising industries. He is a regular speaker at Slush, Vivatech, Dublin Tech Summit, and Biofabricate, among others, and is an Ambassador for the MIT Technology Review in Europe. Rodrigo is a Kauffman Fellow.

Leonard Boord

Leonard Boord

Co-Founder
IntoTheBlock

Leonard Boord

Leonard Boord

Co-Founder

IntoTheBlock

Serial technology entrepreneur having started companies during multiple technology waves like the PC, the WWW, and now Blockchain. Co-Founder of Tokenmatch, Tokenizo and LydiansCapital, several board memberships and trustee of Florida International University, the 5th largest university in the US.

Javier Torremocha

Javier Torremocha

Founding Partner
Kibo Ventures

Javier Torremocha

Founding Partner

Kibo Ventures

Javier is a Founding Partner at Kibo Ventures, a Madrid-based early-stage VC with €120M in AuM. Javier serves on the board of companies like JobandTalent, Flywire, Captio, iContainers, Iguama or Odilo. Previous experience includes other Venture capital initiatives (Netjuice Capital, Social Leverage and business angel), investment banking (Lehman Brothers) and wealth management (UBS). Javier started investing in digital startups back in 1999. Javier has a dual degree in Law & Business Administration from ICADE University, an MBA from INSEAD and a degree in leadership & international politics from the University of California at San Diego.

Rosa Jiménez Cano

Rosa Jiménez Cano

Chief Ecosystem Relations 
The Venture City

Rosa Jiménez Cano

Rosa Jiménez Cano

Chief Ecosystem Relations 

The Venture City

Rosa Jiménez Cano runs Ecosystem Relations at TheVentureCity, a VC fund and Tech Accelerator. Prior to this she was the Silicon Valley Correspondent for El País, where she is still a contributor. Rosa covers technology, business and cultural subjects.

Paula Pastor Castaño

Paula Pastor Castaño

Legal & Operations Manager
Point Nine Capital

Paula Pastor Castaño

Paula Pastor Castaño

Legal & Operations Manager

Point Nine Capital

Ernest Sánchez

Ernest Sánchez

Managing Partner
Nekko VC

Ernest Sánchez

Ernest Sánchez

Managing Partner

Nekko VC

GP and co-founder of Nekko Capital, a Venture Capital firm aimed at investing in scalable early-stage companies (series A/B mainly) led by outstanding teams focused on traditional sectors (e.g. Real Estate, Insurance, Banking, Mobility, Travel) where digitization remains incomplete (supply chain, consumer interactions, transactions…) Nekko investments are scouted and managed from 3 hubs (Barcelona, London, Paris). Senior Entrepreneur and Investor with 15 years’ experience in running startups and funds globally. Ernest has been board director of companies such as Glovo, Zapper and Shoppiday. Former Partner for EU @Entrée Capital, a London-Tel Aviv based fund with 50+ investments and 7 exits including IPO’s. BA in Business Administration and AvMP for Stanford and VC/PE for HBS.

Carlos Silva

Carlos Silva

Co-founder
Seedrs

Carlos Silva

Co-founder

Seedrs

Carlos is a co-founder of Seedrs, the leading equity crowdfunding platform in Europe, and Entrepreneur-in-Residency at Faber Ventures, as well as Innovation Lead at Accenture. He is a founding member of Beta-I, a Portuguese non-profit to promote entrepreneurship and innovation and a mentor at several acceleration programmes (Seedcamp, Lisbon Challenge, Founder Institute, etc.). Carlos also serves as an advisor and board member at multiple innovative start-ups. He has been distinguished with a Young Gun award in the UK, for the most promising individuals under 35, and has been distinguished as one of Portugal's 40 under 40. Carlos holds a Computer Engineering degree from Instituto Superior Técnico and an MBA from the University of Oxford.

Tomás Coca Stefaniak

Tomás Coca Stefaniak

Head of Project Selection & Evaluation Entrepreneurs Fund
Fundación Repsol 

Tomás Coca Stefaniak

Head of Project Selection & Evaluation Entrepreneurs Fund

Fundación Repsol 

Chemical Engineer from the University of Nottingham (UK), is the Responsible for the Selection and Evaluation process in the Fundación Repsol Entrepreneurs Fund, managing the process from the beginning of the selection to the start of the acceleration of the start-ups, where he participates as Coordinator since 2013, helping in the technical and economic development of the start-ups and promoting their growth and success. He has multidisciplinary experience in several companies managing projects and teams in different sectors such as water treatment, CO2 capture, refining and other processes.

Pablo Moro Casquete

Pablo Moro Casquete

Head of New Business
Telefónica Innovation Ventures

Pablo Moro Casquete

Head of New Business

Telefónica Innovation Ventures

Pablo Moro is Head of New Business at Telefónica Innovation Ventures, corporate venture vehicle of Telefónica for scouting, investing and fostering strategic partnerships with startups in key markets for Telefónica. Currently, the portfolio of Telefónica Innovation Ventures is formed by 25 startups invested directly and more than 80 through a network of 9 Venture Capital Funds. Prior to that, he was Head of Innovation at Mutua Madrileña, responsible for defining and launching new products and services to the market. Mutua Madrileña is the 2nd largest non-life insurance Group in Spain, with 5+ Bn€ premiums. He was also member of the Board of Directors of Antai Venture Builder (1st Spanish Venture Builder with a portfolio of leading companies like Wallapop, Glovo among others…). Before, Pablo worked in Wayra for 4 years managing the portfolio of startups and strategic partnerships between them and Telefónica. Pablo started his career in Telefónica playing several positions related with product manageme

Suzanna Chiu

Suzanna Chiu

Head of Amadeus Ventures
Amadeus IT Group

Suzanna Chiu

Suzanna Chiu

Head of Amadeus Ventures

Amadeus IT Group

Suzanna is the Head of Amadeus Ventures, the start-up investment program of Amadeus. Amadeus Ventures focuses on finding early stage start-ups sitting at the crossroad of technology and travel and provides them with funding, customer reach and industry expertise. She has successfully expanded the program from its infancy into an integral part of the business, driving strategic values both for the corporation and the portfolio companies. Suzanna came from the investment banking industry, worked in Corporate Finance / M&A advisory based out of London and Hong Kong before joining Amadeus. She also has prior experience in consulting. Suzanna holds an MBA degree from London Business School and likes travelling and photography.

Pedro Castillo

Pedro Castillo

Founder & CTO
Devo

Pedro Castillo

Pedro Castillo

Founder & CTO

Devo

Pedro Castillo brings more than 15 years of experience in the IT sector to Devo. As CTO of one of the most innovative financial institutions in Spain, Pedro saw an opportunity to unify access to data for companies of any size and sector - and founded Logtrust, now Devo.

Javier Lázaro

Javier Lázaro

Director of Digital Hub
Ferrovial

Javier Lázaro

Director of Digital Hub

Ferrovial

After more than 20 years working with Business and Technology; Javier is Director of Ferrovial’s DH. DH generates efficiency in current businesses and explores new business opportunities through the use of data, emerging technologies and user experience. Platforms such as Ferrovial’s Mobility Datalake and ventures such as Wondo are examples of the variety of products delivered by DH.

Harrie Vollaard

Harrie Vollaard

Head of Rabo Frontier Ventures
Rabobank

Harrie Vollaard

Harrie Vollaard

Head of Rabo Frontier Ventures

Rabobank

Harrie Vollaard is head of Rabo Frontier Ventures. Harrie has a tremendous background in innovation at Rabobank as he spurred innovation in his role as Innovation Manager and later as Head of Innovation. He co-founded WeHelpen which is a marketplace for informal care and Fundipal; a crowdfunding comparison site. In his current role as Head of Rabo Frontier Ventures Harrie established several partnerships with startups, manages the Fintech (e.g. we.trade, Facturis) and Agtech investments (e.g. JoinData, ProducePay) for the Rabobank, is involved in Fintech accelerator programs around the globe and created several spinoffs (e.g. Peaks, Tellow).

Unai Franco

Unai Franco

Co-Founding Partner
White Peak Partners

Unai Franco

Unai Franco

Co-Founding Partner

White Peak Partners

Unai Franco is an advisor to and investor in technology companies, as co-founding partner of Whitepeak Partners. He specialises in Business Planning, Growth strategy, International expansion and Financial Management and Fundraising and is currently advising prominent software and marketplace players in enterprise and consumer sectors, among others. He is a former Investment Banker with 10 years of experience, primarily with small caps at Merrill Lynch in London. He holds an MBA from London Business School and a Masters in Engineering (Electronics & Automation) with five years of professional experience in R&D at Daimler in Germany. He speaks English, German, Italian and Spanish.

Ismael Valero

Ismael Valero

Project Manager
Lanzadera

Ismael Valero

Ismael Valero

Project Manager

Lanzadera

He holds a Bachelor in Business Administration and Management from the Polytechnic University of Valencia and a MBA Junior by EDEM Business School. He has served as specialist in the Treasury and Capital Markets in financial institutions, as well as Investment Analyst in the Group Atitlan. As Project Manager, he brings to the “Programa Lanzadera” his experience in analysis and execution of opportunities and business modeling.

Laura González-Estéfani

Laura González-Estéfani

Founder & CEO
The Venture City

Laura González-Estéfani

Laura González-Estéfani

Founder & CEO

The Venture City

Founder and Ceo of TheVentureCity, a new business and growth model that helps diverse founders achieve global impact. Prior to TheVentureCity, Laura has spent 8+ years at Facebook leading the international growth and business development. She was in charge of opening the way for Facebook in Spain when it was still a startup and became its first executive in southern Europe. Held different positions in Silicon Valley and Miami.  She has also spearheaded strategic initiatives such as the first Internet.org project in Latin America to connect Cuba to the rest of the world. In addition, she worked at eBay, Siemens and Ogilvy Group. She is co-founder of esplaya.com, the first digital platform for beach tourism in Spain. She is an active advocate for Woman in Tech, a mentor at Babson College WINLab. Entrepreneurs), mentor of Stanford's Latino Entrepreneurship Leadership Initiative, and board member, mentor and panelist at Endeavor. González-Estéfani has recently been appointed as member of the European Innovation

Patricia de Loro

Patricia de Loro

Chief Product Officer
The Venture City

Patricia de Loro

Patricia de Loro

Chief Product Officer

The Venture City

Previous to joining TheVentureCity Patricia was Digital Transformation Director at Vodafone Spain leading and executing the multi-year transformation plan across the whole company not only from the business point of view but also from the cultural and talent. Previous to that she was responsible for all the digital and social channels: ecommerce, self-service, mobile apps and social care.  Before Vodafone she was Head of Verticals Strategy and Product Management at eBay, driving strategic projects across the globe from London and San Francisco offices. After working in Consulting in a number of industries, she has a broad experience leading international teams and projects across multiple disciplines (technical, marketing and commercial)  On top of this, Patricia is also an Angel Investor, an Advisor for a number of startups and a Teacher in 2 of the most renowned digital schools in Madrid.

Andy Areitio

Andy Areitio

Investment Director
The Venture City

Andy Areitio

Andy Areitio

Investment Director

The Venture City

Andy has more than 10 years of experience in technology entrepreneurship, finance and strategy in Europe and Asia. He has founded and built two startups, one of which through venture capital. Previously, he had held various roles in strategic advice at Monitor / Deloitte and project finance at Abengoa. Before entering TheVentureCity, Andy graduated in business administration and management from INSEAD, with a grant from the Ramón Areces Foundation. During the race he specialized in data science, capital-irrigation, establishing a relationship with the main technological ecosystems of the world. After all these experiences have allowed him to develop a network of entrepreneurship, skills for finance and an undeniable experience in technology and operations.

Mercedes Storch

Mercedes Storch

Head Of International Relations 
AXIS Participaciones Empresariales SGEIC SA

Mercedes Storch

Mercedes Storch

Head Of International Relations 

AXIS Participaciones Empresariales SGEIC SA

With more than 15 years linked to ICO/AXIS in different departments and a global point of view of ICO as development bank. Currently and for the last two years linked to AXIS as head of international relations promoting the venture capital in its activity as investor abroad. Previously in capital markets linked to the structuration of ICO´s first social bond as well as Councinl of Europe Development Bank´s first social bond during a secondment. Personally convinced that future will be only possible with a sustainable approach.

Katrina Logie

Katrina Logie

Public Relations and Public figure

Katrina Logie

Katrina Logie

Public Relations and Public figure

Katrina Logie raised in London and now living in Barcelona. Katrina promotes people and projects through content creation on and off line, connecting them to their audience and communities particularly focused on innovation, future of, positive impact and technology. Katrina span her career in London working for Bain & Company management consultants, retail and a healthy food start up called Leon as well as private clients promoting projects through PR and events. You can find her interviewing startups on her podcast People on the grid or live on stage. www.katrinalogie.com

Pepe Borrel

Pepe Borrel

Managing Director
CrowdCube

Pepe Borrel

Pepe Borrel

Managing Director

CrowdCube

Crowdcube makes equity investments easy and rewarding for anyone, anywhere. Since 2011 we've helped +800 businesses to raise over 500M€. Key responsibilities include managing Barcelona team and office, adapting our value proposition for non-UK customers, representing Crowdcube in front of local institutions, regulators, partners and media, and spending time with startup founders and C-Level Executives raising over 1M€.

Nicolas Iordanov

Nicolas Iordanov

Principal
Iris Capital

Nicolas Iordanov

Nicolas Iordanov

Principal

Iris Capital

Nicolas joined Iris Capital in 2017 as Principal, responsible for late-stage investments in France and in Europe, with a key expertise in Software and B2C services. Before joining Iris Capital, Nicolas was Principal at the Digital Venture Fund of Bpifrance, the French state-owned investment bank, which he joined in 2013. There he invested mainly in French venture and growth stage companies with strong international traction. While at Bpifrance, he backed companies such as Synthesio, Launchmetrics, S4M, Teads, Netatmo, Meilleurs Agents and Evaneos. Previously, he has been an Associate for 4 years at Seventure Partners where he was focused on early stage investments in France and Germany. Nicolas holds an Engineering degree from Ecole Centrale Lyon (France) and a specialization in Finance at EM Lyon Business School (France).

Ricardo Sequerra

Ricardo Sequerra

Partner
Point Nine Capital

Ricardo Sequerra

Ricardo Sequerra

Partner

Point Nine Capital

Backing Europe's most ambitious founders at Point Nine Capital Previously Ricardo joined Cherry Ventures as a Senior Associate. He spent several years gaining experience as an operator as well as working closely with founders in the roles he held at Faber Ventures, Seedrs and Seedcamp. Born in Lisbon, he speaks five languages and has lived in Portugal, Argentina, Spain, the UK and now Germany. He studied Economics in Lisbon and holds an MSc. in Innovation & Entrepreneurship from ESADE Business School. Ricardo is especially passionate about businesses building competitive advantages through data and addictive products able to change people’s habits.

Borja Aranguren

Borja Aranguren

CEO
Cobee

Borja Aranguren

Borja Aranguren

CEO

Cobee

Borja has a masters degree in Industrial Engineering. His background as engineer started in Germany working for the automotive sector. After that he decided to move to the business side and started working as strategy consultant at McKinsey&Company. Once he worked with many different companies and sectors for over two years, he decides to move to the startup world, entering the (now) successful startup Ontruck when it was still maturing. There, he took the position of Head of Sales and Strategy and by mid 2018, with an strong idea and vision behind, he finally decided to launch his own venture: Cobee

Ion Cuervas-Mons

Ion Cuervas-Mons

CEO
Wondo - Ferrovial

Ion Cuervas-Mons

Ion Cuervas-Mons

CEO

Wondo - Ferrovial

Ion is Business Designer, Architect and Entrepreneur. He is CEO and founder of Muno, a BBVA insurtech company that provides community based insurance products to protect freelancers (www.somosmuno.com). In his previous role at BBVA, he designed, prototyped and scaled new, high-growth Startups. He is founder and former CEO of Think Big Factory (www.thinkbig-factory.com), a technology company that creates products and services for the Internet of Things. During this period he worked with clients such as Telefonica, Megafon, Jardines Matheson, or Tesco. Expert in design thinking, innovation methodologies and internet of things he is also founder of the Openarch project and he has been speaker at conferences in the US (Harvard and MIT), Brazil, China, Chile, UK and Spain.

Javier González

Javier González

CEO
VentureSpec

Javier González

Javier González

CEO

VentureSpec

Javier E. Gonzalez brings a wealth of experience: startup founder (2), angel investor, build and lead data-driven marketplaces and SaaS ventures, build-up acquisitions, corporate development, product leader, international footprint, etc. Boutique advisory investment (Tech VC Funding and M&A) for growth stage ventures, mostly SaaS, Marketplace, SecTech, FinTech and PropTech. He sits on the Advisory Board of ICOs and is a Board Member for private companies. Active panelist/speaker on Tech VC funding, ICOs and Crypto, Javier is Co-founder of the Global Crypto Economy Club (INSEAD). Javier holds an MBA from INSEAD, a Telecommunications Engineer Masters from ENSEA and B.S. Systems Analysis at UofM.

Carlos Bernabeu

Carlos Bernabeu

Co-founder & CEO
Micappital

Carlos Bernabeu

Carlos Bernabeu

Co-founder & CEO

Micappital

Carlos- socio fundador de Micappital y CTO. Es ingeniero informático por ICAI y Master de Dirección Estratégica de Proyectos en el Instituto de Empresa. En su etapa anterior como emprendedor fundó Verteex (2012) y Fastísimo (2014), una app similar a Glovo. Luego ha trabajado como Tech lead en consultoría estratégica dentro de Deloitte, IBM y Ernst&Young antes de fundar Micappital. Carlos - Entrepreneur, project manager, mentor and software developer from Madrid, Spain. He studied Computer Engineering in Universidad Pontificia Comillas, ICAI - ICADE and finished a master’s in Project Management in IE Business School. Ex-IBM, Ex- Deloitte, Ex- E&Y and currently CTO and Co-founder of MiCappital.

Josep Salvatella

Josep Salvatella

Founder & CEO
RocaSalvatella

Josep Salvatella

Josep Salvatella

Founder & CEO

RocaSalvatella

Josep is the founder and CEO of RocaSalvatella. The company is a strategic consultancy specialised in digital transformation of businesses and organisations. With offices in Barcelone, Madrid and Bogotá, RocaSalvatella offers its services to companies from all sectors. He is also the founder and current partner of Optimist Capital. Seed stage capital firm providing capital and assitance to entrepreneurs building companies in the Digital Economy in areas of the Sharing Economy, Smart Devices, Education and useful Data applications.

Alvaro Salvat

Alvaro Salvat

General Manager
Lime

Alvaro Salvat

Alvaro Salvat

General Manager

Lime

Passionate about building more liveable cities by combining a human-centred focus with operational efficiency through innovation, Álvaro has launched the market strategy and successfully led the expansion of Lime in Spain& Portugal. Before joining Lime, Álvaro has been working in management and conceptual development for top-notch retail, corporate, and tech clients as well as lecturing for over 10 years. Thanks to an Executive MBA at IESE and a strong international experience, he has been able to achieve a better understanding of both the human and the fact-based sides of the business, allowing him to transform complex information into an impactful language.

Michiel Kotting

Michiel Kotting

Partner
Northzone

Michiel Kotting

Michiel Kotting

Partner

Northzone

Michiel is a Partner at Northzone, the VC fund behind game-changing companies like Spotify, iZettle, Avito, Klarna and Trustpilot. Since 1996, Northzone has backed over 140 companies and raised 8 funds, with over €1 billion under management. The fund has offices in Stockholm, London, New York and Oslo. Michiel is focused on AI and Machine Learning, enterprise applications and data analytics, and healthcare. His portfolio includes Personio, Spacemaker, Freighthub, Catawiki, Kahoot and Aidence. Before joining Northzone, Michiel was an investor at Accel, and he previously founded and was CEO of AI company Digital Jones.

Enric Delgado

Enric Delgado

Distinguished Engineer
IBM

Enric Delgado

Enric Delgado

Distinguished Engineer

IBM

Enric has a 20+ year career in IT where he has mainly worked as Architect and Strategist, from Mainframes early in his career to Cloud and Quantum Computing nowadays. Having led the IBM Strategic Outsourcing Architecture team in Spain for many years, he has a deep understanding of Delivery, which combines with the experience in the last years supporting the roadmap and adoption of cloud computing in major customers in Spain. He currently holds the role of Cloud CTO for Spain, Portugal, Greece and Israel. In this role he is driving the IBM Cloud strategy in the region and helping customers understand how these new technologies can help them in become more agile and efficient. He is also one of the selected IBM Quantum Ambassadors for Europe, helping in this role to make customers understand the potential of quantum technologies and the possibilities to start using them nowadays.

María Echávarri

María Echávarri

Principal
JME Ventures

María Echávarri

María Echávarri

Principal

JME Ventures

Maria has devoted most of her professional career to Venture Capital, through JME Ventures. Over the years she has developed a profound knowledge of the ecosystem, having been involved with more than 3.000 startups and actively participated in the negotiation of +15 investment operations. In addition she is involved in providing advice and support to the companies in which she is a board member/observer, such as Smart Protection, Prontopiso, Playspace or Caravelo. María has a double degree in Law and Business Administration from the Universidad Pontificia de Comillas (E-3) and she has an executive MBA at IESE Business School.

Giovanni Nani

Giovanni Nani

Investor
Frog Capital

Giovanni Nani

Giovanni Nani

Investor

Frog Capital

Giovanni is an Principal at Frog Capital where he joined in 2017 focusing on deal origination, deal execution and portfolio company development. Previously, he worked in the London Investment Banking TMT teams at J.P. Morgan and Arma Partners. Giovanni graduated in finance and economics from ESADE Business School, Barcelona and from Universitá Cattolica of Milan.Giovanni is an Principal at Frog Capital where he joined in 2017 focusing on deal origination, deal execution and portfolio company development. Previously, he worked in the London Investment Banking TMT teams at J.P. Morgan and Arma Partners. Giovanni graduated in finance and economics from ESADE Business School, Barcelona and from Universitá Cattolica of Milan.

Idoia Ortiz de Artiñano

Idoia Ortiz de Artiñano

Managing Director
PublicTech Lab at IE University

Idoia Ortiz de Artiñano

Idoia Ortiz de Artiñano

Managing Director

PublicTech Lab at IE University

Idoia Ortiz de Artiñano is the Managing Director of the PublicTech Lab at IE University and has more than 12 years of professional experience, working on government affairs, international development and public innovation. In 2017, she spent a year at MIT studying the relationship among entrepreneurial innovation, technology, and public service delivery, and the use of open innovation methodologies for the public sector. Previously, she worked as the principal advisor to the Secretary of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), supporting the Secretary on the relationship with the 48 shareholder countries and helping in the political and strategic decision-making process of the institution. Idoia has developed her professional career in countries such as Uruguay, Bolivia, Guatemala, Spain and the United States. She holds an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management, a Master’s degree in Foreign Service from Georgetown University, and a JD from the Universidad de Comillas (ICADE).

Sammy Rubin

Sammy Rubin

Co-founder and CEO
Yulife

Sammy Rubin

Sammy Rubin

Co-founder and CEO

Yulife

I have been building companies in the life insurance industry since I was 21. I started my first company, Policy Portfolio, from my family’s dining room table. It was a joint project between me and my father, and I am proud to say that four and a half years later we floated the company on the London Stock Exchange. At the time, I was the youngest director of a publicly-listed financial services company in the UK. I had material success, but to many people’s surprise, I felt miserable. There was a void in my life that working longer and harder wasn’t going to fill. When I eventually moved back to the UK, I had a fresh outlook. I became the founding CEO of PruProtect (now VitalityLife), the first life insurance company in the UK to reward healthy behaviour. Now I’m taking this one step further, as part of my latest and greatest project: yulife. It is the world’s first lifestyle insurance company, and it has personal wellbeing at its core.

Alex Barrera

Alex Barrera

Founder & CEO
The Aleph Report

Alex Barrera

Alex Barrera

Founder & CEO

The Aleph Report

CEO at The Aleph Report (thealeph.com) were I write about the strategic implications of cutting-edge technology and help companies understand how to survive the future. Through our consultancy side, I help translate the innovation vision of the CEO into reality within the organization through innovation culture training, hands-on workshops, storytelling and Agile approaches. Prior to this I cofounded two major startup accelerators, worked with business models, startup valuations, communication and message crafting, startup PR, lean startups methodologies, customer development and product design. I'm a regular mentor at several accelerators worldwide, I closely work with a couple of international conferences helping run their startup competitions and pitching training. I'm also an international speaker in multiple conferences, including keynote speaker at several TEDx Events, The Economist Summits or Global Shaper by WEF.

Ben Marrel

Ben Marrel

Founding Partner
Breega Capital

Ben Marrel

Founding Partner

Breega Capital

Ben Marrel is an entrepreneur and co-founder of Breega Capital, a Paris- based venture capital firm managing over 150€ million in seed and Series A funding, dedicated to fueling start-ups across Europe in a variety of sectors, from fintech and martech to AI. Breega Capital is backed by blue chip executives and entrepreneurs, including the former CEO of Vodafone Europe and a member of the co-founding team of LinkedIn. Ben Marrel is co-founder of Breega Capital, a VC firm managing over 150€ million in funding, fueling start-ups across Europe. Breega Capital is backed by the former CEO of Vodafone Europe and a Linkedin co-founder among others.

Rika Christanto 

Rika Christanto 

COO and Co-founder
Ontruck

Rika Christanto 

Rika Christanto 

COO and Co-founder

Ontruck

Rika Christanto is the Chief Operating Officer and co-founder at Ontruck, where she leads Marketplace Operations, Finance and People. She was first acquainted to logistics when she led efforts to set up the national dairy supply chain in Uganda for a NGO. Prior to Ontruck, she was a strategy consultant at McKinsey & Co and a technology investment banker at Morgan Stanley. She has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree at Harvard University. She has triplets

Carlos Santiso

Carlos Santiso

Director
CAF

Carlos Santiso

Carlos Santiso

Director

CAF

Carlos Santiso currently heads the Digital Innovation in Government practice of the Development Bank of Latin America, based in Bogota, Colombia, since September 2018. He is enthusiastic about the potential of the data and digital revolutions to transform government, encourage innovation, cut red-tape and tackle corruption. A French and Spanish national, he has devoted his career to improving lives in emerging economies and fragile states in the Americas and Africa, promoting democracy, strengthening governance, and curbing corruption. He has worked in over two dozen countries in various capacities in multilateral development banks, government aid agencies, and policy think tanks. He has pioneered novel initiatives to advance good governance and curb corruption in developing countries, currently developing a suite of services to promote govtech ecosystems.

Max Oliva

Max Oliva

Co-founder
Impact Hub

Max Oliva

Max Oliva

Co-founder

Impact Hub

Chief of Board, Impact Hub Madrid Co-Founder Impact Hub Madrid, Impact Hub Network & TeamLabs Max is passionate about empowering ordinary people to do extraordinary things in teams. He started his first entrepreneurial adventure more than 20 years ago, connecting youth from across the world with Nobel peace prize laureates, scientists, social entrepreneurs and more than 200 Heads of State in order to find solutions to the global challenges of the XXI Century. Since then, his passion for exploring and engaging in glocal projects has taken him from learning journeys to Antarctica, together with young entrepreneurs and scientists in order to experience first hand and fight climate change; use design as a driver to transform talent in organizations; to co-found five social enterprises, amongst them the largest high impact entrepreneurship network in the world, Impact Hub.

Ross Strachan

Ross Strachan

Associate
Adara Ventures

Ross Strachan

Ross Strachan

Associate

Adara Ventures

Ross is an Associate at Adara Ventures, an early-stage deeptech VC firm and is based out of Madrid. Ross focuses on the origination and execution of new investment opportunities and supports the existing portfolio with corporate and strategy development. Prior to joining Adara in 2018, Ross was a Manager at WPP plc in their M&A team, completing 30+ investments in 15 countries for the group and its Venture arm, in businesses operating at the intersection of data, digital and media. An MBA graduate from IE Business School, he began his career in the TMT and Capital Markets groups at PwC in London, working on several international IPOs.

Borja Santos

Borja Santos

Head of Spain & Latam
Stripe

Borja Santos

Borja Santos

Head of Spain & Latam

Stripe

Borja leads Stripe at Spain and Portugal, The mission is to increase the GDP of the internet Stripe is a technology company that builds economic infrastructure for the internet. Businesses of every size—from new startups to public companies—use our software to accept payments and manage their businesses online. Borja, hold a business degree and an EMBA from IESE Business School. He brings years of experience on e-commerce and industry payments, EMBA from IESE Business School.

Iván Martín Maseda

Iván Martín Maseda

Chief Technology Officer at Binfluencer and Professor in Machine Learning
IE University

Iván Martín Maseda

Iván Martín Maseda

Chief Technology Officer at Binfluencer and Professor in Machine Learning

IE University

Iván Martín is the Chief Technology Officer of Binfluencer, a data-driven company leveraging the power of machine learning techniques to detect the most influential people in any sized market globally. Formerly a data scientist at McKinsey, he is a software engineer specialized in Artificial Intelligence and earned a Master’s degree in Business Analytics and Big Data at IE Business School. He is also an adjunct professor in Machine Learning at IE.

Carlos Trenchs Sainz de la Maza

Carlos Trenchs Sainz de la Maza

Managing Director
Caixa Capital Risc

Carlos Trenchs Sainz de la Maza

Carlos Trenchs Sainz de la Maza

Managing Director

Caixa Capital Risc

Carlos Trenchs Sainz de la Maza is the Director at dayOne, the banking division at CaixaBank focused on technological companies and its investors. He previously was the Managing Director of Caixa Capital Risc, the venture capital division of the “la Caixa” group. With a degree in Business Administration from the UB and an MBA from Esade and NYU, Carlos has developed his professional career with technological start-ups. First in the deregulation of the telecommunications market and later in collaboration with serial entrepreneur Didac Lee in the field of internet. At the end of 2004 he joined “la Caixa” to promote the area of entrepreneurs and seed capital. Since then, Caixa Capital Risc established itself as one of the leading investors in Spain in the early stages of innovative companies with more than € 160bn under management in the fields of Life Sciences, Industrial Technologies and Digital.

Rob Moffat

Rob Moffat

Partner
Balderton Capital

Rob Moffat

Rob Moffat

Partner

Balderton Capital

Principal at Balderton Capital in London. Formerly Google & Bain. I am always looking for new investments - typically European online/tech companies with $B potential requiring early stage financing of $0.5M to $15M. I am currently on the board of five of Balderton's portfolio companies: Carwow, Zego, Cleo, Mojiworks & Patients Know Best. Other investments I have been involved with at Balderton include Wooga, Prodigy Finance, Qubit, Rentify, Nutmeg, Citymapper, Credit Benchmark and Gocardless.

Luis Rossano

Luis Rossano

CEO & Chairman of Board
RPC Injection | Tooling Group

Luis Rossano

Luis Rossano

CEO & Chairman of Board

RPC Injection | Tooling Group

Ton Van't Noordende

Ton Van't Noordende

CEO
01 Ventures

Ton Van't Noordende

Ton Van't Noordende

CEO

01 Ventures

Ton is a deep tech investor at 01Ventures - European early and growth stage deep tech VC. Next to that, he's the Investor In Residence at StartupDelta working closely together with HRH Prince Constantijn of Oranje. Founder of Angel Island (first edition 2016) ~ Yearly unconference taking place on an island near Amsterdam where we bring together the world’s most original thinkers & founders and connect them to toptier VCs & ultra-high net worths from Europe & the US. Angel Island is co-organized with HRH Prince Constantijn of Oranje.

Patricia Pastor Garrido

Patricia Pastor Garrido

Director
GoHub

Patricia Pastor Garrido

Patricia Pastor Garrido

Director

GoHub

Entrepreneur Currently working in the sector of innovation, technology and entrepreneurship in the first water and technology hub of Europe GoHub of Global Omnium. In addition, he works together with the main actors in the city in positioning Valencia as an international hub for innovation, talent attraction and strategic R&D development. He created the first public Startup Community in Spain in the Valencia City Council with 5000 members, VIT emprendre.

Henri-François Martin

Henri-François Martin

Group Innovation Director
Veepee (Vente-Privée)

Henri-François Martin

Henri-François Martin

Group Innovation Director

Veepee (Vente-Privée)

Graduated from business school in 2011 and after a financial auditor experience, he set up his own start-up in 2012 (Booking marketplace for sports activities) before to sell it to its French competitor three years later. During this period he had been helped by references from the french entrepreneurial ecosystem (HEC incubator, network to undertake Paris, ...) He joined vente-privee in 2015 and had the mission to build the start-up accelerator program from zero. The purpose was to enable collaboration between high-potential start-up and vente-privee by helping them identify internal needs, defining the POC area, integrating technology and finally signing the commercial partnership if successful. After launching the accelerator he led the reorganization of Veepee's innovation initiatives becoming the innovation group director.

Shaul Eyal

Shaul Eyal

Managing Director
Oppenheimer&CO

Shaul Eyal

Shaul Eyal

Managing Director

Oppenheimer&CO

Shaul Eyal is Managing Director and Senior Analyst covering the Communications, Security, and Infrastructure Software sectors and is one of Wall Street’s leading experts in those spaces. He started his equity research career covering Israeli technology related equities for the firm. Shaul holds an M.B.A. from Fordham University and an LL.B with honors from Oxford Brookes University.

Gur Talpaz

Gur Talpaz

Equity Research Analyst/Managing Director
Stifel Financial Corp.

Gur Talpaz

Gur Talpaz

Equity Research Analyst/Managing Director

Stifel Financial Corp.

Gur Talpaz is a Director within the Equity Research group at Stifel, an investment banking and asset management firm headquartered in St. Louis. Based in New York, Mr. Talpaz focuses on the cybersecurity industry, with primary coverage of nearly all public names within the group. Within his coverage, Mr. Talpaz focuses heavily on emerging themes within the sector and has written extensively on topics ranging from the changing endpoint market to the growing importance of identity within security as well as emerging trends such as IoT and ICS security. Mr. Talpaz has been quoted and referenced in a multitude of publications, including CNBC, the Financial Times, Barron’s, and Forbes. Mr. Talpaz graduated with honors from the University of Chicago.

Dustin Figge

Dustin Figge

Founder & Managing Director
The Homelike

Dustin Figge

Dustin Figge

Founder & Managing Director

The Homelike

Dustin Figge is the co-founder and CEO of Homelike, an online furnished apartment rental platform designed specifically for the needs of long term business travellers. Founded in 2015, the platform has 45,000 flats in its portfolio across more than 100 cities, and employs over 100 people in Europe. Previously, Dustin founded TalentsConnect and served as Executive Assistant to the CEO at arvato, where he travelled extensively and managed some of Arvato’s biggest tech clients.

Paul Morgenthaler

Paul Morgenthaler

Partner
Commerz Ventures

Paul Morgenthaler

Paul Morgenthaler

Partner

Commerz Ventures

Investor in Fintech start-ups across Europe. Interested in meeting entrepreneurs with the ambition to redefine financial services. Trying to help our companies wherever I can. Current investments include Bought By Many, Mambu, iwoca, GetSafe, Bankin', OmnyWay and Realbest.

Dr. Javier González-Soria

Dr. Javier González-Soria

CEO & Founder
TopSeedLabs

Dr. Javier González-Soria

Dr. Javier González-Soria

CEO & Founder

TopSeedLabs

My career began in 1992 in Mundicolor Iberia, the leading Tour Operator in Spain. In 2002 I was appointed as General Manager. Then I learned the insights of the traditional travel business. In 2006 I joined Google as Director of the Travel Vertical to help to convert a sales office in a subsidiary company, creating from scratch that Unit. 6 years later Spain was one of the 10 key global markets for Google and I generated aprox 45% of the revenue. I also developed Travel pan-regional projects and was member of the Global Travel Advisory Committee. In those years I learned the insights of the online travel business and the fundamentals of Digital Transformation. Since 2012 I provide consultancy services related to online travel and digital transformation, and 2018 I was assessing Facebook and create for them the "Valuable Touch Points Model", the most efficient way to “translate” the commercial strategy of a Travel Player into the language of Facebook.

Ignacio Lucea

Ignacio Lucea

Founder & CMO
BeWanted

Ignacio Lucea

Ignacio Lucea

Founder & CMO

BeWanted

Bewanted is the first Talent Discovery platform. We help our clients discover, identify, attract and hire the best young talent there is... faster, cheaper and with measurable quality. And by doing so, we also help our over 1MM candidates find the best professional opportunities and apply to them seamlessly. That's the beauty of profesional matchmaking. As a result, and using the insights of managing this unique information, we have learned how to become experts in building strong Employer Branding strategies and brands for our Fortune 500 clients as well as for the thousands of SMEs that work with us. BeWanted is a talent discovery platform that will help your company be in the top of mind of your best potential candidates, find them, attract them and convert them in your best hires. All this, while providing your with unparalleled market intelligence that cannot be found elsewhere. Discover, attract, hire and understand talent like you always wanted. Make your company be wanted.

Vincenzo Villamena

Vincenzo Villamena

Founder & CEO
Global Expat Advisors

Vincenzo Villamena

Vincenzo Villamena

Founder & CEO

Global Expat Advisors

I am the founder of Online Taxman, specializing in International Accounting & Tax Services for Expats who want straightforward and transparent solutions. Online Taxman professional CPAs help you navigate the confusing world of Expat Taxes, ensuring you IRS compliance and maximized returns. If you're a Corporate Expat, International Startup Founder, Military Contractor, or just a US Expat living abroad, please go to OnlineTaxman.com to get a Free Consultation. Private Equity | CPA: I have served various roles in Financial Services and Private Equity. Starting out at PwC, I advised the firm's premier private equity and corporate clients on their complex accounting issues, where I was able to gain first hand experience in dealing with tax implications in M&A's and IPO's. My experiences at PwC prepped me for the playing an integral role in at Pegasus Blue Star Fund, where I helped close $300MM in funds for healthcare technology investments. Additionally, my focuses included investment due diligence

Borja Breña

Borja Breña

Investment Manager
Nauta Capital

Borja Breña

Borja Breña

Investment Manager

Nauta Capital

Borja has international experience in finance, technology, and innovation. He is a telecom engineer, and ICAEW’s Chartered Accountant with an MBA from London Business School. Borja is a proven safe pair of hands who enjoys the challenges of setting up and developing new projects.

Gregg Pasquarelli

Gregg Pasquarelli

Co-Founder
SHoP Architects

Gregg Pasquarelli

Gregg Pasquarelli

Co-Founder

SHoP Architects

Gregg Pasquarelli co-founded the architectural firm SHoP Architects with Christopher Sharples, Coren Sharples, Kimberly Holden, and William Sharples in 1997 and has lectured, exhibited, and been published internationally. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Architecture at Columbia GSAPP. Pasquarelli received a Bachelor of Science from the School of Business at Villanova University and a Master of Architecture from Columbia GSAPP. SHoP’s work includes the Barclays Center at Atlantic Yards in Brooklyn; a two-mile esplanade and park along the East River Waterfront in New York; the Innovation Hub government complex in Botswana; the South Street Seaport redevelopment in New York; a new major league soccer stadium in New York; and projects for Google in Mountain View, California. Pasquarelli has taught at Yale, Columbia, the University of Virginia, and the University of Florida. He has lectured globally and his work has been reviewed and published in periodicals such as Architect, Architectural Record.

Jorge Alfonso Marcos

Jorge Alfonso Marcos

Head of Innovation and Project Development
Renfe

Jorge Alfonso Marcos

Jorge Alfonso Marcos

Head of Innovation and Project Development

Renfe

Jorge Marcos leads TrenLab, the innovation hub from Renfe that boosts the best startups and projects in mobility, transportation and logistics. From TrenLab, Jorge is launching open innovation projects through TrenLab calls for startups and its Internal Innovation Program. Jorge is an expert in innovation and management of technological products. Before Renfe, he has developed his professional career in big companies like Nokia, working in sales and marketing, and in tech startups leading the development and market launch of innovative products internationally.

Alexander Theis

Alexander Theis

Founder & CEO
Tink Referral as a Service

Alexander Theis

Alexander Theis

Founder & CEO

Tink Referral as a Service

Alexander is German-Spanish entrepreneur who has launched several companies in 4 different countries. He currently lives in Chile and spends most of his time travelling in Latin America making sure that TINK continues on the path of growth. Next destination to set up TINK : His home country Spain.

María Ángeles León

María Ángeles León

Co-founder
Open Value Foundation

María Ángeles León

María Ángeles León

Co-founder

Open Value Foundation

María Ángeles studied economics between Ireland and Spain, started her career in Marketing but quickly realized that sales was her natural drive. She is passionate about her work, and enjoys giving to, sharing and trusting people. She works for Telefónica S.A since more than 20 years, where she has led a "digital transformation" sales job. She currently combines this job with her work in the Family foundation. Her philanthropic experience of over 15 years, led to a change in Open Value’s model, from a pure philanthropic one, to a personal approach, that combines philanthropy, as seed capital, with private investment and business models, as tools for development and sustainability. Her experiences with Acumen and YSB founders have been of great inspiration for this vision. María Ángeles is co-founder of Open Value Foundation and the driving force of the new vision and model developed, that seeks for more efficient and sustainable ways to solve the social problems to achieve higher social impact.

Iván Burgos Murillo

Iván Burgos Murillo

Connected Car Manager
Porsche Iberica

Iván Burgos Murillo

Connected Car Manager

Porsche Iberica

Iván Burgos is Connected Car Manager, responsible for Porsche Ibérica's "Connected Car" project, which is integrated into the company's Smart Mobility strategy, which in turn relies on the Internet of Things technology and is driven by the "Porsche Smart Mobility Lab" initiative. In addition, Ivan leads the area of digitalization of the Porsche brand as part of the company's strategy of innovation and digital transformation, called "Strategy2025". Iván has extensive experience in the digital area of several multinationals, including Nokia, as head of the Southern Europe Mobile Application Development Ecosystem; Samsung, Navteq (currently Here Technologies), Nikon or Polaroid. His areas of expertise include: Coche Conectado & Autónomo, IoT, Blockchain, digital marketing, social network marketing, luxury industry marketing and UX. Iván joined Porsche Iberica in April 2015.

Pablo Gómez Fernandez-Quintanilla

Pablo Gómez Fernandez-Quintanilla

Head of Innovation Labs
Bankia

Pablo Gómez Fernandez-Quintanilla

Pablo Gómez Fernandez-Quintanilla

Head of Innovation Labs

Bankia

Pablo Gomez heads the Innovation Lab at Bankia, where startups and Bankia teams can experiment emerging technologies and new business models. Pablo has held a variety of senior management positions for the last 15 years in Spain and abroad, detecting opportunities for growth on emerging and mature environments, including several startups as well as transformational roles at large established companies like Telefonica, Sanitas, Homeserve and now Bankia. Pablo holds a degree in Business Administration from Universidad Complutense de Madrid and a PDD from IESE Business School.

Ana Villanueva

Ana Villanueva

Founder & CEO
Tiko

Ana Villanueva

Ana Villanueva

Founder & CEO

Tiko

Ana is the founder and CEO of Tiko, the proptech that allows you to sell your house in just one week, providing not only speed but also certainty and convenience. Tiko operates in several cities of Spain and aims to become the leading iBuyer in Europe. Prior to Tiko, Ana launched Jobandtalent in Mexico, after studying an MBA at MIT and working in consulting for 6 years (US, Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Germany).

Jeffrey Char

Jeffrey Char

Founder & CEO
J-Seed Ventures, Inc - Japan

Jeffrey Char

Jeffrey Char

Founder & CEO

J-Seed Ventures, Inc - Japan

Jeffrey Char is a serial entrepreneur and investor focusing on distributed renewable energy. He is CEO at SOGO Energy, a global network of innovative energy companies servicing off-grid communities in emerging markets and Chairman at TRENDE, an online renewable energy retailer accelerating the widespread adoption of solar power in Japan. He is also founder and CEO at J-Seed Ventures. Jeff is also a professor teaching about entrepreneurship at Doshisha Business School in Japan and IE Business School in Spain.

Clara Pombo

Clara Pombo

Corporate Director of IP Strategy
ClarkeModet

Clara Pombo

Clara Pombo

Corporate Director of IP Strategy

ClarkeModet

Tom Hockaday

Tom Hockaday

ex-CEO at Oxford University Innovation
Owner Technology Transfer Innovation

Tom Hockaday

Tom Hockaday

ex-CEO at Oxford University Innovation

Owner Technology Transfer Innovation

Tom Hockaday is a leading expert in university technology transfer leadership, management and operations. He led the technology transfer activities at the University of Oxford for ten years from 2006 to 2016, having started at Oxford in 2000. Tom has over 27 years experience in this field. Tom is now an independent private consultant, working with a number of clients in the university-business collaboration and technology transfer sectors around the world.

Juan Álvarez de Lara

Juan Álvarez de Lara

Co-founder and Co-general Partner of Origen Ventures Fund
Founder and CEO of Seed&Click

Juan Álvarez de Lara

Juan Álvarez de Lara

Co-founder and Co-general Partner of Origen Ventures Fund

Founder and CEO of Seed&Click

Juan Alvarez de Lara holds a Diploma in Business Administration and Management (UB), a Master in Financial Consultancy (UB), a Diploma in Quantitative Finance (UPC), a Master of International Business (UPF) and has studied the Program for Management Development and Corporate Finance at ESADE. In 2007, he was hired as Deputy General Manager of Gescobro Group and General Manager of Gescobro Portugal. In 2004 he joined Banco Mare Nostrum as Director of Strategic Consulting and Project Development of the entity, highlighting the creation and launch of Private Banking, implementation of HR project for the entire entity and development of new online banking. Previously, he was responsible for strategic projects in the financial sector both internationally in Deutsche Bank (France, Italy, UK, Germany) and nationally in Banc Sabadell, Telefónica, Mapfre as outstanding. Currently, he combines his responsibility at Solvere Capital with that of CEO at Seed&Click.

Roger Casals

Roger Casals

Co-Founder & CEO
Plazah

Roger Casals

Roger Casals

Co-Founder & CEO

Plazah

Entrepreneur with 20+ years of experience with StartUps and large corporations. Founder and CEO of several companies, with 5 successful exits, including the acquisition of PasswordBank by Symantec and PowerData by Informatica. Board Member, Advisor or Investor at: Blueliv, Uniks and Parlam, among others. Currently, co-Founder and CEO of Plazah, a One-on-One Sales Marketplace that will revolutionize the way people sell….and buy!

Nikol Wolpert

Nikol Wolpert

Head of Business Development LATAM
OrCam Technologies

Nikol Wolpert

Nikol Wolpert

Head of Business Development LATAM

OrCam Technologies

Nikol Wolpert is in charge of business development for OrCam, an Israeli company that develops artificial vision and intelligence technology for people with visual impairment and blindness. As part of her experience, Nikol worked as COO and Marketing Director in one of the most recognized startup accelerators in Israel. An attorney by profession, she began her professional career as a marketer and business developer for clients of Shibolet & Co., one of the leading technology firms in Israel. Nikol is part of the founding committee of the Global Network of Mexican Professionals Israel chapter and has participated in several conferences and talks where she shares her experience on the values and factors that have led the State of Israel to become a world leader in Technology and Innovation.

Steven Mendel

Steven Mendel

CEO and Co-founder
Bought By Many

Steven Mendel

Steven Mendel

CEO and Co-founder

Bought By Many

Steven has over 25 years’ experience as an actuary in financial services which has included leading Close Brothers Wealth Management during the launch of their non-advised offering; creating the world’s first art-focused wealth advice offering for Christie’s; working as part of the team that formed Barclays Wealth and heading the McKinsey UK Savings and Investment Group. Steven now runs Bought By Many which is disrupting the world of insurance through the innovative use of search and social media. (www.boughtbymany.com). In April 2019 Steven was included in the London Business School Review of 30 People Who Are Changing The World.

David Cierco

David Cierco

General Director
Red.es

David Cierco

General Director

Red.es

Extensive career in senior management in both the public and private sphere, specializing in the field of information technology and the digital ecosystem. Distinguished in 2012 with the Plaque of the Civil Order of Merit of Telecommunications and the Information Society by the Avanza Plan.

Paula Almansa

Paula Almansa

CEO and Co-founder
LOOM

Paula Almansa

Paula Almansa

CEO and Co-founder

LOOM

Isabel Cano

Isabel Cano

Director of Strategic Development
Indra

Isabel Cano

Isabel Cano

Director of Strategic Development

Indra

Director of Strategic Development of the Indra Transport Market, which offers end-to-end solutions and services to the mobility, transport and infrastructure sector. In Indra Transportes, responsible for the R&D department and the economic monitoring of the investment plan. With a report to the General Directorate of the Market, he leads the actions in terms of strategy, transformation plan, strategic marketing, competition monitoring and industry trends, global risks, communication, end-to-end development, inorganic growth, among others . Indra representative in the Digital Transport and Logistics Forum (DTLF) of the European Commission. Solid background in international transport and logistics consulting. Roads, Canals and Ports Engineer. Master in Infrastructure Management. Master in Logistics, Transportation and Mobility. Diploma in Foreign Trade and Maritime Business.

Carlos Fernández de la Pradilla

Carlos Fernández de la Pradilla

Partner
Polymath Ventures

Carlos Fernández de la Pradilla

Carlos Fernández de la Pradilla

Partner

Polymath Ventures

Carlos is one of the founding partners of Polymath Ventures, a company builder located in Colombia, and with offices in Mexico and China, that focuses on building companies for the emerging middle class. Previously, Carlos was partner at N+1 Mercapital, a mid market spanish private equity firm where he spent 9 years and led its operations in the Andean Region. He holds a MBA from IE Business School, a Master in Corporate Finance from IEB and a degree in Law from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Carlos has been a founder and angel investor of several start-ups in Spain and Colombia

Javier Megias Terol

Javier Megias Terol

CEO and Co-founder
StartupXplore

Javier Megias Terol

CEO and Co-founder

StartupXplore

Javier Megias is an entrepreneur and investor passionate about innovation and entrepreneurship. He is currently the CEO of STARTUPXPLORE (http://startupxplore.com), a global startup and investor community he founded with a mission: to disrupt the traditional approach to startup-investment growth. For the past 5 years he has been advising and acting as a board member on several organizations, ranging from startups and VC funds to institutions like the European Comission. He is also an active business angel investor, and is member of the Big BAN board, the largest independent angel investor network in Spain. Javier also writes on the blog http://javiermegias.com/blog, winner of the 2011 award to the best business Spanish-speaking blog of the world.

José Mínguez Matorras

José Mínguez Matorras

Head of Innovation Market Iberia
Endesa

José Mínguez Matorras

Head of Innovation Market Iberia

Endesa

EMBA from IE, he is an electronic industrial engineer trained at ICAI School of Engineering. He has also studied at Stanford, Bocconi-Milán, IESE and ESADE. His main objective is the application of new technologies and market trends to the business. He is member of the ‘Blockchain Community and P2P Transaction Platforms’ of Enel and the ‘Blockchain Platform’ of Eurelectric (organization representing the electricity industry in 32 European countries). Previously, he was been the Head of Technology Projects at Endesa focused on B2B & B2C Innovation projects. He has led various consortia for the European Commission’s Horizon 2020, and has been responsible for various projects aimed at developing the integration of efficient distributed solar energy into the grid, smart-home, smart-buildings, storage systems and the commercial application of heat pumps for industrial installations.

Moisés Cohen

Moisés Cohen

Co-founder & Director
The Floor

Moisés Cohen

Moisés Cohen

Co-founder & Director

The Floor

Moises is a respected thought leader in the Fintech Industry. Former Financial Services and Open Innovation Lead at Accenture Israel, Moises has an extensive banking and strategic consulting experience working with c-level decision makers from leading global corporates.

Marcia Maciel

Marcia Maciel

Head of Strategic Partnerships
Telefonica Open Innovation

Marcia Maciel

Marcia Maciel

Head of Strategic Partnerships

Telefonica Open Innovation

Head of Strategic Partnerships for Telefonica Open Innovation, the unit comprising all the acceleration programmes and VC tools of Telefonica Group. Leading commercial partnerships strategy, relationship with multinationals and market intelligence initiatives. Working with business development, strategic partnerships and marketing planning for multinationals for the past 6 years, both in Latin America and Europe. Masters in Marketing and Sales Management from EAE Business School.

Javier Ramírez

Javier Ramírez

Technical Evangelist
Amazon Web Services

Javier Ramírez

Javier Ramírez

Technical Evangelist

Amazon Web Services

Software engineer (20+ years working in IT) with a strong focus on Cloud Architecture and Big Data (5+ years). Before that I developed web applications and distributed systems, mostly around the backend and data layer. I love data storage, big and small. I have extensive experience with different SQL, NoSQL, Graph, in-Memory, and BigData solutions. I like distributed, scalable, always-on systems. All along my career I have been a technical trainer on different subjects. I was also a part-time teacher at different universities on the topics of Software Engineering and Programming Languages (JAVA). I love tech conferences, and I have spoken at more than 60 events in about 15 countries about Cloud Platforms, Streaming analytics, Machine Learning, Analytical/Columnar Data Stores, Apache Beam, Message Queues, Redis, Hadoop and Spark, Distributed Databases, Ruby on Rails, API usability, REST web services, hypermedia APIs, agile development, SEO, analytics, CSS frameworks, game development, software engine

Steven Aitkenhead

Steven Aitkenhead

Fundador y CEO
Lucas

Steven Aitkenhead

Steven Aitkenhead

Fundador y CEO

Lucas

Career in finance as a trader in capital markets and risk managment at INTL FC Stone in Miami and Kenmar Securities in New York. Angel investor in fintech, proptech, media, and other ventures and Co Founder of Cuatro Grados investment club.

Luz Rello

Luz Rello

Founder
Change Dyslexia & IE University

Luz Rello

Luz Rello

Founder

Change Dyslexia & IE University

Luz Rello has a degree in Linguistics and a PhD in Computer Science, Ashoka Fellow and a researcher at Carnegie Mellon University. In 2016 he founded the social company Change Dyslexia, from which he works together with an interdisciplinary team in the early detection and support for the treatment of dyslexia. Her research has received several awards, she was the first Spanish to receive the European Young Researcher Award 2013, Social Innovator of the Year by MIT Technology Review in 2014, the Princess of Girona Award in 2016 and was included in the Forbes 30 Under 30 list of 2017. She is currently an Assistant Professor in IE University.

Ben van Berkel

Ben van Berkel

Founder
UNStudio

Ben van Berkel

Ben van Berkel

Founder

UNStudio

Ben van Berkel studied architecture at the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam and at the Architectural Association in London, receiving the AA Diploma with Honours in 1987. In 1988 he and Caroline Bos set up an architectural practice in Amsterdam, extending their theoretical and writing projects to the practice of architecture. UNStudio presents itself as a network of specialists in architecture, urban development and infrastructure. Current projects include the design for Doha's Integrated Metro Network in Qatar, ‘Four’ a large-scale mixed-use project in Frankfurt and the Wasl Tower in Dubai. With UNStudio he realised amongst others the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, Arnhem central Station in the Netherlands, the Raffles City mixed-use development in Hangzhou, the Canaletto Tower in London, a private villa up-state New York and the Singapore University of Technology and Design.

Miguel Camiña

Miguel Camiña

CEO
Micappital

Miguel Camiña

Miguel Camiña

CEO

Micappital

Miguel es fundador y CEO de Micappital, estudió Administración y Dirección de Empresas en CUNEF y ha trabajado en entidades líderes dentro del sector financiero: Deutsche Bank en Project finance, Diana Capital como analista de private equity, KPMG en consultoría de transacciones y Abante Asesores como banquero privado antes de fundar Micappital. Tiene el título EFPA como asesor financiero a nivel europeo.

Cristina López Pancorbo

Cristina López Pancorbo

Head of Digital and Member of Women in Tech Spain
El Corte Inglés

Cristina López Pancorbo

Head of Digital and Member of Women in Tech Spain

El Corte Inglés

Cristina is Head of Digital for womenswear, lingerie and swimwear at El Corte Ingles. She started her career in 2006 at brick-and-mortar environment to pivot in 2011 to the digitalization process of Adolfo Dominguez. With more than 13 years of experience in multiple retail and fashion areas, from digital business development to transmedia strategies, she has specialized in transformation: shopping experience, brand-customer reslationships, data and insights. Omni-channel is the actual and natrual way of building a strong relationship with users and technology and companies cultural approach is the only way to achieve it.

Hunab Moreno

Hunab Moreno

Country Manager - Spain
Mobike

Hunab Moreno

Hunab Moreno

Country Manager - Spain

Mobike

Hunab is a versatile entrepreneur and an operations expert that has helped to create and grow disruptive projects and start-ups around the globe that create a positive impact on society. Throughout his professional career, Hunab has created innovative products such as bicycle powered concerts and has been a key role in shaping how the new gig-economy or on-demand delivery look like in several countries. At present, he is defying how current urban mobility looks like in Spain, introducing yet another concept: Mobike, a free-floating bike-sharing company that so far has reduced more than 4.4 million tons of CO2 in the world through the introduction of 9 million bicycles.

Iñaki Arrola

Iñaki Arrola

Partner
K Fund

Iñaki Arrola

Partner

K Fund

Iñaki Arrola is founder and CEO of coches.com. His experience in Internet dates back to 2003, when he founded his previous project, Autodescuento, a specialist in new car sales site. With the same partners, and driven by a strong entrepreneurial spirit, he has launched concesionarios.com, all sites are characterized by constant innovation, improved content and services. In 2012 he founded Vitamin K VC investing in early stage technology companies. Previously, Iñaki worked in the financial sector and insurance companies such as Renta 4, Mapfre or Arco Madrid. He holds a Bachelor in Business Administration at the Universidad San Pablo CEU, completed his education with an MBA at IE Business School, where he now teaches. Iñaki is also a Business Angel, and has invested in Masterbranch, Bodaplay, Webphone and Sindelantal. He is now upping the game with new VC firm K Fund.

Diego Bestard

Diego Bestard

Founder & CEO
Urbanite

Diego Bestard

Diego Bestard

Founder & CEO

Urbanite

Licenciado en ADE e International Business por la Universidad Internacional de Florida, cuenta con más de 15 años de experiencia en el sector de la consultoría financiera. Ha desarrollado su carrera entre EEUU y España, ocupando cargos en empresas como Primerica Financial Services, Abante Asesores o Zurich Seguros. Su faceta como emprendedor le lleva a fundar GigZone (2008) y a cofundar Spotcap en el (2014), donde levantó más de 100 millones de euros en capital de distintos fondos de inversión (entre ellos, la alemana Rocket Internet). Desde 2019 es vicepresidente de la Asociación Española de Fintech e Insurtech. Seleccionado entre los 25 primeros expertos de la plataforma Los 100 de COTEC. En 2017 lanza Urbanitae, la primera plataforma de crowdfunding de grandes proyectos inmobiliarios.

Diego Rocha

Diego Rocha

Head of Strategy and Innovation
Sacyr - Spain

Diego Rocha

Diego Rocha

Head of Strategy and Innovation

Sacyr - Spain

Diego Rocha is the Head of Strategy and Innovation at Sacyr. Currently, he focuses his efforts on the development of Sacyr’s international corporate strategy, and on the definition and implementation of a new innovation model for all the business divisions of Sacyr. Before joining Sacyr, he worked as a strategy consultant, leading strategic planning projects in different industries, such as infrastructure, transportation and pharma. Previously, he had worked as a financial analyst for an investment bank.

Fermin Bueno

Fermin Bueno

Co-founder & Managing Partner
Finnovista

Fermin Bueno

Fermin Bueno

Co-founder & Managing Partner

Finnovista

Innovator, entrepreneur and investor with a passion for technology, entrepreneurship and the digital transformation of traditional markets, including Telecoms, Venture Capital, Financial Services and Insurance. Electrical Engineer & Tech background, I started my career developing hardware and 3G technologies that later triggered the mobile Internet revolution. Since then, I am obsessed with how technology is re-structuring and transforming competitive landscapes in different traditional industries. After MBA, I co-founded three tech-startups and launched a 250M USD impact investment fund, always capitalizing on the creation of new business models and value propositions enabled by technology. I was also a management consultant specialized in technology-driven markets helping corporates deal with the transformative effects of digital & disruptive innovations. My latest creation is Finnovista, an impact organization that is transforming finance and insurance for the better.

Nacho Bautista

Nacho Bautista

CEO
Fundeen

Nacho Bautista

Nacho Bautista

CEO

Fundeen

Civil and Environmental Engineer. Before deciding to found Fundeen, Nacho worked as an Asset Manager at Blue Tree AM and Vela Energy. In these companies he used to manage over 570 MW of photovoltaic and wind facilities, in addition to consulting activities and the evaluation of 20 MW for its acquisition.

Jorge Portillo

Jorge Portillo

CEO
GreeMko

Jorge Portillo

Jorge Portillo

CEO

GreeMko

Jorge graduated in Environmental Science and has an EMBA by IESE Business School. His working experience includes starting his own business in China where he lived for 5 years, and working in the strategy department for a Spanish multinational company in the energy and environment sector. He speaks English and Chinese.

Abel Navajas

Abel Navajas

Founder & CEO
Woonivers

Abel Navajas

Abel Navajas

Founder & CEO

Woonivers

Abel Navajas spent more than six years as a Senior Manager in Global Accounts of Global Blue, the world leader tax-free operator. He has also directed several digital projects, the most important being Tax Free 4U, where he was CEO, and Impact Hub, where he was part of the founding team. He is a regular professor in the academic field: ESADE, IED, The Valley"

Elena Alfaro

Elena Alfaro

Global Head of Data & Open Innovation
BBVA

Elena Alfaro

Elena Alfaro

Global Head of Data & Open Innovation

BBVA

Elena Alfaro is the Chief Executive Officer of BBVA Data & Analytics, whose mission is to create new products and services based on internal and external data sources, and advanced analytics. Elena has achieved international recognition through various publications around Big Data applications to urban management and planning issues. Before joining BBVA, Elena worked at Ericsson, playing an important role in telecommunications development in EMEA and LATAM, and broadening afterwards her experience as an expert in innovation. Elena has a BA in Economics & Business Administration by the Universities of Sunderland (UK) and Universidad Autonoma (Madrid), and a Master in Intangibles Analysis and Management. She has taken part in the program “40-under-40 Young European Leaders” in 2013 edition.

Valeria Dominguez

Valeria Dominguez

Founder & CEO
Felino

Valeria Dominguez

Valeria Dominguez

Founder & CEO

Felino

Valeria is the Founder & CEO of Felino.com, a strategic eCommerce consultancy that specializes in the digital transformation and online growth for fashion/retail brands. She is a mechanical engineer with an Executive MBA/PLD from Harvard Business School and was named 8th on the Top 100 Economic Leaders of Tomorrow by the French Think Tank Institut Choiseul. El MUNDO quotes her among the "Young business leaders who will lead Spain" and EXPANSIÓN includes her in their "100 young Spanish executives with most potential" list.

Pol Navarro

Pol Navarro

Digital Director
TSB Bank

Pol Navarro

Pol Navarro

Digital Director

TSB Bank

Pol Navarro is currently Digital Director at TSB Bank leading Digital sales and services, New digital propositions, Open Banking, Experience design and Fintech partnerships. Pol is also Keynote & Associate Professor of Executive Master in Digital Business at ESADE Business School, and Board member of Innocells, the hub of new Digital Ventures of Banco Sabadell – as its Corporate Venturing arm, Innocells focuses on Venture Building, Strategic Venture Capital and Digital strategy. He was previously Head of Digital Transformation at Banco Sabadell and co-founder of BStartup, the new brand to engage and support start-ups and entrepreneurs. Pol is a Digital and Fintech senior executive with broad international experience and a recognised thought leader who has spoken internationally on several Banking, Digital and Fintech conferences. He studied Computer Science at Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona and has an MBA from Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, and also Executive Management from IESE Business School.

Adriano Travaglia

Adriano Travaglia

President
European Startup Association

Adriano Travaglia

Adriano Travaglia

President

European Startup Association

Adriano Travaglia is a lawyer, start-up and EU Project Manager. He supported a lot of start-ups through smart capital, defining business strategies and searching for funding opportunities as well as investing directly into them. He is interested in anything that is creative, that supports welfare and new smart services for communities and citizens. Amongst other things, he is the General Director of Torino 3.0, a digital platform of participative democracy and of AFGE, an association that provides high level training courses for companies in legal and economic matters. He wrote about different topics and he focuses his research on big data and privacy.

Enric Asunción

Enric Asunción

CEO
Wallbox

Enric Asunción

Enric Asunción

CEO

Wallbox

He is the founder and CEO of Wallbox, a leader company devoted to the research, development and production of the most advanced charging solutions for electric and hybrid vehicles. Wallbox’s goal is to accelerate changes towards a sustainable means of transport thanks to an easy charging system for electric cars. He has a degree in Industrial Engineering at UPC (the Catalonian Politechnical University) and his whole career has been developed around the business of charging electric vehicles. When he came back to Barcelona in 2015, he created and founded Wallbox. Before that, Enric was in charge of the Charging Installations Program at TESLA Motors in Europe. His main responsibility was to ensure that customers had the best solution to charge their vehicles at home as well as at work. Previously, he was responsible for the testing team in charge of testing all types of chargers for electric vehicles at Applus IDIADA, a multinational that provides design services for the automotive industry.

Christopher May

Christopher May

Co- Founder & Managing Director
Finoa

Christopher May

Christopher May

Co- Founder & Managing Director

Finoa

Born in Germany and based out of Berlin, Chris is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Finoa. Prior to Finoa, Chris was a Senior Consultant at McKinsey & Company, Cologne office, serving Banks and Insurance companies on Strategy, Corporate Finance and Digital Transformation, and previously at BHF-BANK in Frankfurt in the Asset Management department. Chris earned a degree in Business Administration from WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management (Vallendar/Germany) and University of Southern California (Los Angeles/USA) and received his MBA from IE Business School (Madrid/Spain).

Matteo Concas

Matteo Concas

Co-Founder and CMO
Penta

Matteo Concas

Matteo Concas

Co-Founder and CMO

Penta

FinTech entrepreneur with a demonstrated history of working in the digital and financial services industries. Previous experiences include Investment Banking M&A in London, General Manager Italy at challenger bank N26 in Berlin, and Founder and CEO at Beesy in Milan. Skilled in Sales and Business Development, Business Strategy, Marketing Planning, C-Level Presentation, and Negotiation. Bilingual in English and Italian, fluent in French and Spanish – Matteo holds a Master's degree in Management from Paris-based ESCP Europe Business School.

Alexandre Prot

Alexandre Prot

CEO
Qonto

Alexandre Prot

Alexandre Prot

CEO

Qonto

After starting his career in Goldman, followed by McKinsey & Company, Alexandre left big corporations behind to fund one of his own. His entrepreneurial pathway initiated with Wimdu in 2011. In 2013 he co-founded Smokio: the first e-cigarette linked with an app to help stop smoking tobacco. Two years after its creation, the company was achieved by Fortuna500. During this time, he realised there had to be a change with the banking experience, which was too slow, not transparent and offered outdated tools. The idea of Qonto was seeded in order to surpass all these disadvantaged. Qonto is a neobank, for businesses and individual clients, that aims to change the classical banking system. Nowadays, Valar Ventures has invested 32million euros, in addition to the investments leaded by Alven Capital and Dominique Vidal, Céline Lazorthes and Fréderic Potter. Mr. Prot is also a business angel and consultant at Hardware Club, VideoStitch, Greyhour and HiBruno.

José Manuel Carol

José Manuel Carol

Director
BStartup (Banco Sabadell)

José Manuel Carol

Director

BStartup (Banco Sabadell)

Director of BStartup10 at Banco Sabadell. BStartup10 is an investment vehicle for early stage startups, that makes 10 investments per year of € 100k each. Prior to joining Banco Sabadell Jose has developed his professional career working as management consultant for Deloitte, as manager for La Salle Technova Business Angel Network and in finance as an analyst for and M&A boutique and as a private banker for Banco Sabadell. Jose holds a bachelor’s in Market Research and the International MBA of IE Business School

Diego Marcos

Diego Marcos

CTO
Paycomet

Diego Marcos

CTO

Paycomet

Diego Marcos is a Spanish entrepreneur and co-founder of PAYCOMET. He is an intense believer in the application of technology to improve the lives of others. His devotion began programming from the age of 9 until the creation of one of the first payment gateways for eCommerce PCI-DSS Level 1 in Spain. In 2018 Banco Sabadell acquires the payment gateway whose clients (among many others) are REPSOL and Burger King. Now, as CTO and board member, improves and explores the new trends in the join between conventional banking and the latest technologies.

Alfonso Recio Zapata

Alfonso Recio Zapata

CFO
Finweg

Alfonso Recio Zapata

Alfonso Recio Zapata

CFO

Finweg

CFO de la compañía con más de 15 años de experiencia en consultoría financiera, trabajando para algunas de las principales firmas internacionales incluyendo FTI Consulting y Deloitte. CFO with more than 15 years of experience in Financial Consulting, working in Top consulting firms such as FTI Consulting and Deloitte, having participated in various engagements related to Cash Management and Planning, Working Capital Improvement, Financial & Operational restructuring, M&A, and fundraising activities.

Sonja Zillner

Sonja Zillner

Senior Key Expert
SIEMENS

Sonja Zillner

Sonja Zillner

Senior Key Expert

SIEMENS

Studied mathematics and psychology at Albert-Ludwig-University in Freiburg and accomplished her PHD in computer science specializing on Semantics at the Technical University of Vienna. Since more than 10 years she is working atSiemens AG,Corporate Technology as senior key expert, focusing on the definition, acquisition and management of global innovation and research projects in the domain of artificial intelligence. Recently she was invited to consult the Siemens Advisory Board in strategic decisions regarding new technologies. Since June 2014 and on behalf of the European Commission, Sonja Zillner is the leading editor of the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda of the Big Data Value Association (BDVA) with more than 180 member organizations. She holds more than 25 patents in semantic and data analytics technologies and is the author of more than 85 scientific publications. Her primary research focus lies in the area of semantic technologies, big data, artificial intelligence and data-driven innova

Hugo Cuello

Hugo Cuello

Researcher
Nesta

Hugo Cuello

Hugo Cuello

Researcher

Nesta

Hugo is a Researcher for the Innovation Growth Lab (IGL), based in Nesta’s Research, Analysis and Policy team. Hugo provides technical advice for design, implementation and analysis of Randomised Controlled Trials (RCTs). He explores new opportunities for policy experiments and identifies challenges and gaps in the evidence base in the domain of innovation, entrepreneurship and growth policy. He works with the Head of Economic Analysis and Policy Development of IGL and provides support in policy evaluation, experimentation and data analysis. Prior to Nesta, Hugo was a policy evaluation advisor for the Costa Rican government. He also worked in monitoring and evaluation of employment and entrepreneurship programs for the German Development Agency (GIZ) in Central America and for various research institutes and political risk consultancies in Europe and Southeast Asia. Hugo holds a Master of Public Policy (MPP) at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin and a BA in Political Science and Admin in UCM.

Javier Fernández-Lasquetty

Javier Fernández-Lasquetty

Consejero de Hacienda
Comunidad de Madrid

Javier Fernández-Lasquetty

Javier Fernández-Lasquetty

Consejero de Hacienda

Comunidad de Madrid

He has a degree in Law and Political Science from the Complutense University of Madrid. He began his professional career in the private sector worked in different companies in the market research sector. In the political sphere, he has been Secretary General of the FAES Foundation, with whom he is still linked as a member of his board. In addition, he has been Deputy Director of the Cabinet of the President of the Government José María Aznar, and has held various positions in the Ministry of Education and Culture and the City Council of Madrid. He was also a deputy in Congress.

Caroline Ramade

Caroline Ramade

CEO
50inTech

Caroline Ramade

Caroline Ramade

CEO

50inTech

Soraya Ferahtia

Soraya Ferahtia

Programme Manager and Coach
Airbus BizLab

Soraya Ferahtia

Soraya Ferahtia

Programme Manager and Coach

Airbus BizLab

Soraya Ferahtia is Airbus BizLab Programme Manager and Coach for the Madrid campus. Previously with the Rocher Group, she then co-founded the startup Inside Makers, which promotes intrapreneurial culture in large companies and the Intrapreneurship World Tour. In 2016, she created the French chapter of The League of Intrapreneurs, the first international network of impact intrapreneurs.

Jose Iglesias

Jose Iglesias

Director Europe, Middle East & Africa
Techstars

Jose Iglesias

Jose Iglesias

Director Europe, Middle East & Africa

Techstars

Over a decade ago I started working on technology, first, building products, then building bridges between startups, corporates and governments. Technology is making the World a better place, and I have the certainty that the only way to create these opportunities faster is through collaboration. During the last five years of my career, I've worked with startups, investors and entrepreneurial community leaders in over 130 counties around the World, along with regional and central governments and several Fortune 500 companies, supporting the different stakeholders to build stronger startup ecosystems through content, educational programming, investment opportunities and policy. Currently, I lead Startup Programs for Techstars' family of programs in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Specialties: strategic planning, public speaking, public relations, business development, sales, adaptability (I've been through one merger and one acquisition, both highly successful). Give first!

Andrea Fiorentino

Andrea Fiorentino

Head of Products & Solutions South Europe
Visa

Andrea Fiorentino

Andrea Fiorentino

Head of Products & Solutions South Europe

Visa

Zack Sabban

Zack Sabban

CEO
Festicket

Zack Sabban

Zack Sabban

CEO

Festicket

When Festicket CEO Zack Sabban was a successful investment banker, he traveled the world to fulfil his passion for live music. After attending countless festivals, Zack realized the need for a music festival community website and founded Festicket in late 2012. Festicket empowers music fans with a seamless service to discover and book tickets and travel packages to music festivals worldwide. The platform has quickly grown to become an influential live music travel platform and the world’s largest seller of travel packages for music festivals. Based in London UK with smaller bases in the Netherlands, Germany, Portugal and Nantes, Festicket recently opened an office in San Francisco to accelerate its international expansion.

Charles Ehredt

Charles Ehredt

Co-Founder & CEO
Currency Alliance

Charles Ehredt

Charles Ehredt

Co-Founder & CEO

Currency Alliance

Chuck is passionate about solving problems - which has led him to create 12 companies over the past 35 years, invest in 23 companies as a Business Angel, as well as remain active as a mentor and coach for innovative companies. Chuck has joined over 60 loyalty programs due to considerable travel, but only started working in the industry 4 years ago when he recognized that brands were struggling to engage with mid-tail and longer-tail customers - because their loyalty currency just wasn´t relevant due to lack of frequency with any one brand. His current company, Currency Alliance is helping brands like Visa, Samsung, Lufthansa, Melia Hotels, etc. capture rich customer insight through collaboration among complementary brands by issuing the loyalty currency that customers really want.

Inmaculada Puig Santos

Inmaculada Puig Santos

External psychology consultant
Barcelona FC

Inmaculada Puig Santos

Inmaculada Puig Santos

External psychology consultant

Barcelona FC

Psychologist of the F.C. Barcelona from the season 2003-2004 until 2018, acting on the section of football and basketball in all the levels of competition, with special dedication to the first teams and also in the development of the educational and personal project of the residents of the Masía. Tennis player at national competition level from 1968 to 1981. For 35 years she has been working as a psychologist for numerous national and foreign tennis players who take part in the professional circuit of the ATP and the WTA as well as the DAVIS Cup. She has also worked with athletes from other sports, all of them first figures in their activity such as skiing, golf and professional horseback riding. As a trained clinical psychologist, she works by applying the Balint group technique, from medicine, to sports environments, innovating the way of managing people and teams in the field of professional sport, with very positive results.

Sebastian Von Ribbentrop

Sebastian Von Ribbentrop

Partner & Co-Founder
JOIN Capital

Sebastian Von Ribbentrop

Sebastian Von Ribbentrop

Partner & Co-Founder

JOIN Capital

Sebastian Von Ribbentrop is a Partner and Co-Founder of Join Capital, a Berlin-based venture capital firm investing in pre-series A with a B2B focus in Europe. Previously he was Founder and Chairman of a $ 1bn London Student Housing platform: Nido and DB Deutche Property Partners, an European specialist real estate investment and asset management firm. Sebastian has over 25 years of experience in private equity and venture capital. He has been a Managing Director and Head of West LB’s € 3bn private equity & venture capital practice in London where he chaired the Investment Committee for global and indirect Investments. Prior to joining West LB, he was an Investment Principal at Steadfast Capital in Frankfurt, and an Executive of with J. Henry Schroder & Co. Ltd. in London He studied computer science in Berlin.

Pilar Andrade

Pilar Andrade

CEO
Lisa

Pilar Andrade

Pilar Andrade

CEO

Lisa

Pilar Andrade is a repeat entrepreneur, but her real passion is insurance and technology. With more than 23 years of experience in the business field, she has created five different companies in different fields. Her motto is creating new companies that can make a better world.

Jordi Dominguez

Jordi Dominguez

Co-Founder and CEO
Finteca

Jordi Dominguez

Jordi Dominguez

Co-Founder and CEO

Finteca

Jordi passionately believes that fintech is the only way forward for the financial industry, transforming processes and products and making them ready for the digital age. During his 15 years of experience in the financial services industry, he has worked in both legacy and digital businesses, from investment banking to building a challenger bank. With Finteca, he strives to bring fintech to mortgages.

Andrew Chakhoyan

Andrew Chakhoyan

Founder & CEO
Strategic Narrative Consulting

Andrew Chakhoyan

Andrew Chakhoyan

Founder & CEO

Strategic Narrative Consulting

Andrew Chakhoyan is the Founder & CEO of the Strategic Narrative Consulting - an advisory firm based in The Netherlands - helping global tech companies develop public policy positions, define communication strategies, and strengthen stakeholder engagement. Andrew holds a Master of Public Administration degree from the Harvard Kennedy School and is an alumnus of the WEF’s Master’s Program in Global Leadership. He has previously served in the U.S. Government, managed public policy for a global telco, and held a leadership position at the World Economic Forum. Andrew is a regular contributor to several publications: Futurism, NewCo Shift, and WEF’s Agenda.

Cédric Royer

Cédric Royer

Sales Director Growth
Indeed

Cédric Royer

Cédric Royer

Sales Director Growth

Indeed

Passionate about helping to grow startups and scale ups. During my career I have had the opportunity to work across EMEA and have met amazing people and discovered fantastic technologies. I have constantly been involved in start ups and transformations of organisations and I thrive in change and ambitious environments. I am in the business of building resilience, high performance and agility. If you want to know more, I would love to invite you to visit www.cedricroyer.com

Punit Aggarwal

Punit Aggarwal

Advisor
Founder Bay®

Punit Aggarwal

Punit Aggarwal

Advisor

Founder Bay®

Punit Aggarwal, Advisor at Founder BayR, is a trusted CEO Coach providing a suite of leadership development services designed to encourage and challenge leaders to achieve their true potential, live their best lives and have maximum impact in the world. Recently, Punit was Head of Entrepreneur Development at Google where he focused on coaching acquired founders, developing leadership talent and teaching courses to enhance executive presence, wellbeing and emotional intelligence. Previously, he led Google’s global team of 20+ leadership talent acquisition professionals. Earlier in his career, Punit was an Executive Search Consultant in the Silicon Valley and Los Angeles offices of Korn Ferry, where he conducted senior-level assignments, including many C-suite roles, within the Global Technology and Media & Entertainment practices. Prior to Korn Ferry, Punit was a Management Consultant with Deloitte Consulting, where he focused on strategy and operations across a wide array of industries.

Joe Cisneros

Joe Cisneros

Founder & CEO
Start-USA

Joe Cisneros

Joe Cisneros

Founder & CEO

Start-USA

Joe is a British-born entrepreneur with over 25 years of global leadership experience in the technology and services industry. As Founder & CEO of StartUSA, he is focused on taking highly innovative Spanish Tech Startups to the US market, validating their true potential, increasing international presence, generating exponential traction, and maximizing value for exit. Prior to founding StartUSA, Joe was the Founder of Canalsoft in Spain where he spent 10 years helping US technology Startups expand into the European market. He also served as CEO of Visure Solutions (PLM), and Contenium (CMS), both of which were acquired. Earlier in his career as VP of EMEA, he led the expansion into Europe for Information Builders Inc. (BI). Joe spent two decades living in Spain, has worked in more than 15 countries around the world, and is now living in San Francisco, California since 2012. He is bi-lingual in Spanish & English and holds a B.A. in International Marketing from the University of Greenwich, London.

Vitek Subert

Vitek Subert

Co-Founder & CEO
UP21 Incubator

Vitek Subert

Vitek Subert

Co-Founder & CEO

UP21 Incubator

Vít Šubert is a co-founder of the business incubator UP21, a manager with more than twenty years of experience in the corporate world, and a team leader focused on building strong company culture. He has been around since the birth of online business in the Czech Republic - at the turn of the millennium he built and lead the internet division of Cesky Telecom under the brand name Internet Online (IOL). In 2015, after twenty three years in the world of multinational corporations, he began building the business incubator UP21 from the ground up, and has done more than 18 carefully selected projects to date.

Mauro Yovane

Mauro Yovane

Principal
Axon Partners

Mauro Yovane

Mauro Yovane

Principal

Axon Partners

Natalia Gutiérrez

Natalia Gutiérrez

Global Sustainable Impact and Safety Manager
Cabify

Natalia Gutiérrez

Natalia Gutiérrez

Global Sustainable Impact and Safety Manager

Cabify

Natalia Gutiérrez is the Global Sustainable Impact and Safety Manager at Cabify. As part of her role,she is contributing in the development and execution of the Strategy in the 12 countries where Cabifyoperates. For the past 9 years she has been actively working in Latin America and Europe in conjunction withsmall and large companies, international cooperation, development banks, the UN Global Compactand nonprofit organizations to build a vision of the impact that every business decision has not onlyin economic terms but also in the society and the environment. Her vision of a better world lays in gender equality, social inclusion and a strong sense of ethics.

Carles Ruiz

Carles Ruiz

Alcalde
Ayuntamiento de Viladecans

Carles Ruiz

Carles Ruiz

Alcalde

Ayuntamiento de Viladecans

Roberto Bravo

Roberto Bravo

Founder & President
Persei Vivarium

Roberto Bravo

Roberto Bravo

Founder & President

Persei Vivarium

Roberto Bravo has been involved in the field of Digital Health for the past 15 years. He is the Founder and CEO of Persei vivarium, a company that creates quality data of pathologies and treatments, on an unprecedented geographical scale, to generate extraordinary value from daily clinical practice and patient experience. The early years of his professional career were in the multinational medical device industry, specializing in cardiac stimulation. He received a degree in Computer Science Engineering from the Univ. Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), and is an expert in the application of information and communication technologies in healthcare. Roberto participates in different life sciences Master programs and he teaches innovation and entrepreneurship in the degree of Biomedical Engineering (University Rey Juan Carlos).

Rocío Arroyo

Rocío Arroyo

CEO
Amadix

Rocío Arroyo

Rocío Arroyo

CEO

Amadix

Experienced and entrepreneurial executive with extensive pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and public/private health-sector knowledge. Advocate for innovation, Rocio is currently CEO of Amadix, a disruptive biotechnology company in the liquid biopsy space, focused on early cancer detection in blood, before the symptoms, to extend people´s live. Ms. Arroyo has more than 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry. Her expertise covers the full scope of the business, from researching in Pharmacology, to sales, marketing, operations, business development, fundraising and P&L optimization. With a strategic vision oriented to shorten time to market and maximize profitability in biotechnology / pharmaceutical companies, Rocio holds a BSc in Pharmacy from the Complutense University (Madrid, Spain) where she also completed graduate courses in Pharmacology, and a MBA from the IE Business School (Madrid, Spain). She is a Board Member of different Business Schools and Universities.

Giovanna Grandoni

Giovanna Grandoni

Managing Partner
Aplanet

Giovanna Grandoni

Giovanna Grandoni

Managing Partner

Aplanet

Grandoni is Managing Partner at Aplanet, a startup that offers innovative tech solutions for organizations to manage their social responsibility and sustainability programs. She has previously led and managed projects across several think tanks, public and private alliances, and non-profit and international organizations such as United Nations, The Girls´ Network, Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) having worked on a variety of issues including gender equity, health and environment. Giovanna has also cofounded Closer, a multidisciplinary socio-environmental research group.

Gonzalo Úrculo

Gonzalo Úrculo

Founder
CrowdFarming

Gonzalo Úrculo

Gonzalo Úrculo

Founder

CrowdFarming

Gonzalo Úrculo is a “farmeneur” in constant movement. Combining his passions, farming & logistics, in 2010 he co-founded Naranjas del Carmen where he first (successfully) tested the crowdfarming concept in an orange plantation.When the waitlist for adopting an orange tree on his farm hit the number 10.000, he realized this idea was bound to become a global agrisocial revolution. This is why in 2018 he launched crowdfarming.com, the first online platform where farmers from all over the world can sell their harvest directly to final consumers.

Félix Valdivieso

Félix Valdivieso

Chairman of IE China Center
IE University

Félix Valdivieso

Félix Valdivieso

Chairman of IE China Center

IE University

Mark Lazar

Mark Lazar

Director of Programs
Public

Mark Lazar

Mark Lazar

Director of Programs

Public

Santiago Graña

Santiago Graña

Deputy Director for the Promotion of Digital Administration and Citizen Services
Government of Spain

Santiago Graña

Santiago Graña

Deputy Director for the Promotion of Digital Administration and Citizen Services

Government of Spain

Alexandre Pelletier

Alexandre Pelletier

Partner
CAP HORN

Alexandre Pelletier

Alexandre Pelletier

Partner

CAP HORN

Alexandre Pelletier is a General Partner at CAP HORN, a French Venture Capital Fund with €180M under management that invests in European B2B Technology startups, at series A and B stage ( initial tickets ranging from €2M to €5M). CAP HORN relies on a broad network of entrepreneurs and business leaders to provide their portfolio with commercial connections to decision makers, and more broadly - access to France for their international partners. Prior to joining CAP HORN in 2017, Alexandre worked in technology (IT and telecoms) for close to 20 years, in a highly international context, in roles ranging from Business Development, Sales Management, Corporate Strategy and Innovation management. With his dual experience in large corporations (Teleglobe/Bell Canada, Oliver Wyman, Tata Communications, Microsoft) and startups (Cescom, CarrierIQ), he understands both sides of the table when it comes to startups/corporates collaboration and he is experienced with complex sales cycles involving strategic partn

María González Picatoste

María González Picatoste

Community Engagement Manager
Endeavor

María González Picatoste

María González Picatoste

Community Engagement Manager

Endeavor

Maria Gonzalez Picatoste is Endeavor Spain’s Community Engagement Manager. She oversees the development of Endeavor Spain’s community of high impact entrepreneurs, board members, mentors and partners; as well as the foundation’s marketing and communications efforts. Maria has worked for media outlets including The Economist and Diario ABC, for which she was the newspaper’s New York Foreign Correspondent for 3 years. After an extensive career in media, Maria jumped into the startup world, where she has worked and collaborated with several projects throughout the last 6 years.

Firmin Zocchetto

Firmin Zocchetto

CEO and Co-Founder
PayFit

Firmin Zocchetto

Firmin Zocchetto

CEO and Co-Founder

PayFit

Firmin Zocchetto is a French entrepreneur and co-founder of PayFit, a Saas tool to simplify payroll and HR processes, thanks to an easy and user-friendly solution. As the CEO, he is in charge of the Sales, Marketing, HR and Onboarding teams. After a "classe préparatoire" in Versailles where he met Florian Fournier (CPO and Cofounder of PayFit), Firmin studied at ESCP and worked as an internat Citi in M&A. In 2015, he left school before graduation to create PayFit with Florian Fournier and Ghislain de Fontenay. Firmin Zocchetto & Ghislain de Fontenay (CTO and cofounder of PayFit), had already created their first company in high school : a social network to meet foreigners in order to learn a new language. They gathered 6 000 users. PayFit was created in 2016 and is now used by 3000 French companies. In less than 3 years, the company grew from 10 to 200 employees. Since 2016, it also has offices in Spain, Germany and the UK.

Carme Artigas

Carme Artigas

AI pioneer & Ambassador
WIDS Stanford

Carme Artigas

Carme Artigas

AI pioneer & Ambassador

WIDS Stanford

Carme Artigas is a Spaniard Executive and Entrepreneur as well as a recognized Expert in Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and Technology Innovation. In 2006, she co-founded and was the CEO of Synergic Partners, a pioneer European Big Data company, which in 2015 was recognized as one of the top 15 leading companies in Big Data at the international level by the analyst firm 451 Research. The company was acquired by the Telefónica group in November 2015 to accelerate the adoption of Big Data internally and expand the company internationally. Carme continued serving as company CEO until the company's full integration into the Telefónica Group at the end of 2018. Since January 2019, she is providing high-level strategic advice and has become Board Advisor in several international companies and institutions, contributing with her knowledge on issues related to digital transformation, artificial intelligence, big data, robotization, cultural change, industry 4.0, etc.

Mariana Romão

Mariana Romão

CEO & Co-Founder
Sparkl World

Mariana Romão

Mariana Romão

CEO & Co-Founder

Sparkl World

Ignacio Larrú

Ignacio Larrú

Adjunt Professor in Technology Entrepreneurship and Big Data
IE University

Ignacio Larrú

Ignacio Larrú

Adjunt Professor in Technology Entrepreneurship and Big Data

IE University

Silvia Sanjoaquin Vives

Silvia Sanjoaquin Vives

Client Innovation Manager
Naturgy

Silvia Sanjoaquin Vives

Silvia Sanjoaquin Vives

Client Innovation Manager

Naturgy

Industrial Engineer by the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, with a post degree in wastewater analysis and treatments and different executive programmes in ESADE. Since 2007 I have been working in Naturgy in different positions in the Engineering and Innovation Direction. Currently, I am working in the Innovation direction as Client Innovation Manager.

Gonzalo Rodríguez

Gonzalo Rodríguez

Head of Retail Customers Solutions
BBVA

Gonzalo Rodríguez

Gonzalo Rodríguez

Head of Retail Customers Solutions

BBVA

Gonzalo is the Head of Retail Customers Solutions since 2018. Prior to this role, Gonzalo was the Head of Digital Transformation in Spain (2016-2018) and the Global Head of Core Customer Solutions (2014-2016). Prior to joining BBVA, Gonzalo was a Partner in McKinsey & Company’s, having joined the Firm in Madrid in 2002. Gonzalo has worked extensively for the firm’s U.S., Spanish and Portuguese Offices, with emphasis on financial institutions. Gonzalo holds an MBA from the University of Navarra (Barcelona) and Northwester University (Chicago), and a Degree in Business Administration from Universidad de Deusto and Heriot-Watt University (Edinburgh)

Ian Marsh

Ian Marsh

Principal
DN Capital

Ian Marsh

Ian Marsh

Principal

DN Capital

Ian joined DN Capital in 2017. He focuses on the UK market as well as eCommerce, fin-tech and software. Prior to joining DN Capital, Ian was UK CEO of Hellofresh and led the UK operations of Rocket Internet. Previously Ian worked in the deal team at Bain Capital Europe after starting his career in strategy consulting, working both at McKinsey in Madrid and Bain & Co in London. Ian holds a 1st Class degree in History & Economics from Balliol College, Oxford and Msc in Management from HEC Paris.

Patricia Benito

Patricia Benito

Chief Digital and Business Officer
Openbank

Patricia Benito

Patricia Benito

Chief Digital and Business Officer

Openbank

She is currently Chief Digital and Business Officer at Openbank and Managing Director and Board Member of Open Digital Services. Prior to that she was Chief Digital Officer at Tendam (Grupo Cortefiel) where she successfully led the digital transformation of the group, creating the Digital Department from scratch, launching the websites of each of the brands, defining the omnichannel strategy of the entire Group, defining the strategy of market place and internationalization, as well as its effective implementation.

Julia Sánchez

Julia Sánchez

Head of Global Alumni Relations
IE University

Julia Sánchez

Head of Global Alumni Relations

IE University

Julia Sánchez is the Head of Global Alumni Relations at IE since 2014 overseeing loyalty programs, communication, innovation and community management for a network of 55,000 alumni in over 165 countries. Julia ́s previous appointments include various roles at Univision & ABC News and Lazard Asset Management in the USA. Julia joined IE in 2009 as Associate Director of the International MBA Program (IMBA) and was appointed to Executive Director in 2010. Julia has a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Tulane University, USA and an International MBA (IMBA-ENG NOV-2007) from IE Business School. She ́s located in Spain.

Antonio Valenzuela

Antonio Valenzuela

Co-founder & Global New Business
Mox Holdings

Antonio Valenzuela

Antonio Valenzuela

Co-founder & Global New Business

Mox Holdings

Mox is a business logistics provider that connects companies with customers to maximize their production capacity and multiply their sales. We do "Instant Delivery" in small, medium and large cities. We deliver the order to the final consumer within a maximum of two hours within the city. We turn the capillarity of your physical stores into a competitive advantage and increase your delivery options by offering the fastest solution on the market. We bet on creating a professional profile as a distributor, creating jobs secured in the social security.

Beatriz Volckaert

Beatriz Volckaert

Impact Investment Analyst
Fundación Ship2B

Beatriz Volckaert

Beatriz Volckaert

Impact Investment Analyst

Fundación Ship2B

Currently Impact Investment Analyst at Ship2B. Graduated in Biotechnology from the University of Barcelona and Master in Business Management applied to the Biotechnology Sector and the Pharmaceutical Industry, specialized in Business Administration. Experience in Business Development in BioSeed Capital, in addition to experience in basic research internationally oriented to the development of drugs in the area of ​​biomedicine.

Marisol Menéndez

Marisol Menéndez

Chief Open Innovation
Spain Startup - South Summit

Marisol Menéndez

Marisol Menéndez

Chief Open Innovation

Spain Startup - South Summit

"She is Chief Open Innovation Officer at South Summit, the global Open Innovation platform that connects startups, corporations and investors and former Global Head of Open Innovation at BBVA – where she designed and developed the Open Innovation project since its beginning. This experience has given her a unique understanding of both the corporate and startup worlds, needed to develop successful collaborations. Marisol is an expert with more than 20 years of experience in the areas of open innovation, fintech and digital transformation. An Industrial Engineer with an MBA, currently pursuing a PhD in Open Innovation. Marisol is known for her inclusive leadership style, talent for creating high-performance teams, and ability to establish lasting connections. An industrial engineer who loves to sing and play guitar, Marisol Menendez believes deeply in the power of trust to drive change, and in collaborative innovation. "

Alberto Díaz Gonzalez

Alberto Díaz Gonzalez

Founder
BeAble Capital

Alberto Díaz Gonzalez

Alberto Díaz Gonzalez

Founder

BeAble Capital

Guillermo Liebre

Guillermo Liebre

CEO
Housell

Guillermo Liebre

Guillermo Liebre

CEO

Housell

Guillermo Llibre has a wide trajectory as an entrepreneur. After achieving a Bachelor in Computer Science and Engineering, he started his professional career working in consulting, where he discovered his passion for e-commerce and online businesses. From there on, he developed his career within the startup sector at Groupalia, where he took over the role of CEO for Spain, as well as founding and directing the startup GymForLess during over four years. Then he saw the possibility of transforming and digitalizing the Real State sector and thus founded Housell in February 2017, when he took on the role of CEO, converting it into the leading proptech it is nowadays.

Ana Durán

Ana Durán

CEO
Innoboster

Ana Durán

Ana Durán

CEO

Innoboster

Antonio Fernández

Antonio Fernández

Founder
Armanext

Antonio Fernández

Antonio Fernández

Founder

Armanext

Damien Balsan

Damien Balsan

Conexo Ventures
Partner

Damien Balsan

Damien Balsan

Conexo Ventures

Partner

David Brush

David Brush

Chief Investment Officer
Merlin Properties

David Brush

David Brush

Chief Investment Officer

Merlin Properties

Cyril Pierre de Geyer

Cyril Pierre de Geyer

CEO
Rocket School

Cyril Pierre de Geyer

CEO

Rocket School

Joaquín Ayuso de Paul

Joaquín Ayuso de Paul

CEO
Denizen/BBVA

Joaquín Ayuso de Paul

Joaquín Ayuso de Paul

CEO

Denizen/BBVA

Luis del Valle Alemán

Luis del Valle Alemán

Innovation Strategist
MADRInnovation

Luis del Valle Alemán

Luis del Valle Alemán

Innovation Strategist

MADRInnovation

Alicia Richart

Alicia Richart

Directora General
DigitalES

Alicia Richart

Alicia Richart

Directora General

DigitalES

Alicia Richart es una ejecutiva con 20 años de experiencia en el ámbito tecnológico, relaciones institucionales, regulación y consultoría de negocio. Actualmente es la directora general de DigitalES, la nueva patronal tecnológica cuyo objetivo es liderar la digitalización de España.

Ernesto Acosta Martín

Ernesto Acosta Martín

CTO & Co-Founder
Mercury TFS

Ernesto Acosta Martín

Ernesto Acosta Martín

CTO & Co-Founder

Mercury TFS

CTO and co-founder of Mercury TFS, top european Software development company for the banking industry specialized in international operations. Computer Systems engineer from Universidad Nacional de Colombia. MBA from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid MIT Certificate in Artificial Intelligence for Business Master in Artificial Intelligence from Universidad Alcalá de Henares.

Carlos Mallo Molina

Carlos Mallo Molina

CEO
Innoceana

Carlos Mallo Molina

Carlos Mallo Molina

CEO

Innoceana

Carlos is an Engineer and environmental activist. After leaving behind his work as project manager in the British construction industry, Carlos founded Innoceana, an organization that connects engineering and biology through innovation and conservation. His main goal is to fight climate change, work towards conservation of the oceans and to inspire and to create global awareness. #marine conservation #scuba diving #marine science #environmental science #sustainability #oceans #engineering #innovation #3dmodelling #corals

Ben Costantini

Ben Costantini

CEO
Startup Sesame

Ben Costantini

Ben Costantini

CEO

Startup Sesame

Samarth Shekhar

Samarth Shekhar

Regional Manager EMEA
Sixthirty

Samarth Shekhar

Samarth Shekhar

Regional Manager EMEA

Sixthirty

Regional Manager, EMEA, SixThirty Ventures; Founder, TechFluence and Co-Founder, FinTech Forum (2013). Samarth was named to the Wall Street Journal / FN FinTech40 "40 Innovators Shaping the Future of Finance" (2014). SixThirty is an early stage VC for B2B FinTech, InsurTech & Cybersecurity startups, working with like-minded corporate partners to mentor and grow them into great businesses. We invest in and help scale between 8-12 companies (usually seed – series A) each year. FinTech Forum is the first and largest network (12000+) for FinTech in Continental Europe: 19+ events, 290+ startups that have gone on to raise 600M+ in funding. Next event: 21st Nov. 2019 in Frnakfurt https://ftf11.eventbrite.com TechFluence is an award-winning research & corporate development boutique at the intersection of Tech, VC and Financial Services.

Marion Mesnage

Marion Mesnage

Head of Research, Innovation and Ecosystems.
Amadeus IT Group

Marion Mesnage

Marion Mesnage

Head of Research, Innovation and Ecosystems.

Amadeus IT Group

Marion is head of the Research and Innovation at Amadeus, a company providing technology and solutions for the global travel and tourism industry. She is heading a team of ~50 people – researchers and data scientists, developers, intrapreneurs, and experts in innovation management - with the mission of turning new ideas into value. In addition to driving their own research and innovation projects, her team has also the responsibility of a corporate innovation program, to foster the emergence of ideas all across the company, and accompany idea owners throughout the innovation journey. She joined Amadeus in 2011, as head of R&D Resource Capacity Management, and then, as of 2013, as ‘Chief of Staff’ for the head of Research of Development . Before that she had spent 10 years managing innovation projects in Accenture Technology Labs. She graduated from the Ecole Polytechnique.

John G. Izaguirre

John G. Izaguirre

BD Director
Ontology in Europe

John G. Izaguirre

John G. Izaguirre

BD Director

Ontology in Europe

John has a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Affairs from San Francisco State University and an MBA from Universidad Isabel I. He is proficient at collaborating with multiple stakeholders to determine audience interest and develop strategic go-to-market communication plans that align with the company’s creative business priorities and initiatives. John is also skilled at analyzing market trends and customer needs to develop highly-effective and targeted marketing campaigns.

Richard Forde

Richard Forde

Account Director
BeachhutPR

Richard Forde

Richard Forde

Account Director

BeachhutPR

Mario Berta

Mario Berta

Founder & CEO
FlySpace

Mario Berta

Mario Berta

Founder & CEO

FlySpace

Mario is a true global professional with extensive experience in leadership, strategy, innovation and international expansion. Mario has built, managed and trained sales and operations teams across Africa (Angola & Nigeria) and the APAC region (Papua New Guinea, Macau, Angola, Nigeria, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia and Hong Kong) Under Mario's leadership, Easy Taxi (Rocket Internet-backed company) become Asia's biggest taxi application with operations in 9 countries and counting. Mario also established and manage regional and global partnerships with top tech companies like We Chat, Waze, Line and Xiaomi as well as top local partners among Malls, Telecom Operators and big brands in the FMCG space. With more than 6 years in the region, Mario is passionate about building and training sales, marketing and operations teams across Asia and fostering entrepreneurship throughout various speaking events he had performed across the region and around the globe.

Laura Urquizu

Laura Urquizu

CEO
RedPoints

Laura Urquizu

Laura Urquizu

CEO

RedPoints

Laura Urquizu has been recognized as one of the top 50 SaaS CEOs of 2019 by The Software Report. She joined Red Points in 2014 as CEO & Partner. In the past 5 years, Laura has driven the company business model forward transforming it into a globally renowned SAAS solution. Following her vision, Red Points has developed its business model to serve global enterprises of all types in online brand protection, digital piracy, counterfeiting, grey market & other online infractions. Thanks to her strong leadership, sales and clients have grown exponentially and over $64 million has been raised in investment with some of the most important capital venture funds in the world such as Mangrove, Northzone, Eight Roads & Summit Partners. For 2 years in a row, 2018 and 2019, Red Points has been named among “the hottest European start-ups” by Wired Magazine and she was featured among the “50 most influential women entrepreneurs and investors in the European technology Industry” by EU-Start-Ups.

Sandra Steving Villegas

Sandra Steving Villegas

Head of Innovation
Founders Intelligence

Sandra Steving Villegas

Sandra Steving Villegas

Head of Innovation

Founders Intelligence

Sandra Steving Villegas is Head of Innovation at Founders Intelligence, the specialist strategy consultancy at Founders Forum, the world’s leading network of technology entrepreneurs and investors. There she advises global corporate clients across luxury, consumer goods, retail, finance and media sectors on growth strategy, digital transformation, venture incubation and start-up investment/partnerships. Clients have included American Express, Puig, Citi, GE, Marriott International and Unilever.

Coro Saldaña

Coro Saldaña

Fashion Practice Lead Iberia
Accenture España

Coro Saldaña

Coro Saldaña

Fashion Practice Lead Iberia

Accenture España

"Fashion Lead for Accenture, have led the practice for the last 4 years. Mainly focused on Omnichannel and Customer Experience in Retail and Fashion Leading Companies. SME in Fast Fashion business models. Personally possessing more than 15 years of leadership working at retail and apparel businesses and Pure-Play Online Players. Lately in colaboration with ISEM have personally led Atelier, the first Spanish accelerator for fashtech start ups where we mentor start ups to test their product/service in spanish leading companies such a Mango, El Corte Inglés, Pepej Jeans London, Grupo Tendam..... Passion for innovation at the intersection of Fashion and eCommerce. Strong customer obsession. Value Builder"

Clara Gutiérrez

Clara Gutiérrez

Managing Partner & CEO
Gennaker Invest Fund

Clara Gutiérrez

Clara Gutiérrez

Managing Partner & CEO

Gennaker Invest Fund

Venture capitalist and Venture fund creator. Corporate innovator. Executive with 20 years of broad international experience in different roles related to venture capital, digital M&A, Innovation and Corporate Development divisions. Clara has been investing in innovative tech startups for 15 years, when she joined BBVA's CVC based in San Francisco, and then as a Managing Partner of two Venture Capital Funds where she has been responsible of the creation from a legal and financial perspective and managing the entire activity from origination to execution and post-investment representation. Previously she was in Business Development at BME [Spanish Stock Exchanges & Markets]. Professor in MBA program @ Spain's School for Industrial Organization, offering insights about the Venture Capital ecosystem from an entrepreneur and investor perspective.

Nicolas Tonnard

Nicolas Tonnard

Founding Director and Chief Operating Officer
CFTE

Nicolas Tonnard

Nicolas Tonnard

Founding Director and Chief Operating Officer

CFTE

Nicolas Tonnard is Founding Director and Chief Operating Officer at CFTE, the Centre for Finance, Technology and Entrepreneurship, an innovation and learning platform for individuals and organisations to act on the transformation of finance. He is also a Venture Architect at The Disruptive Group, a business builder in finance. Prior to this he founded a student led organisation - Burofi - and bootstrapped a few other projects always at the frontier of education, finance and technology. He served as a Financial Analyst at the French Bank Crédit Agricole and is a graduate from Paris Dauphine University. Nicolas is Franco Argentine, established in London, and is a true believer of empowering people to drive societal change.

Laura Gonzalez Lorenzo

Laura Gonzalez Lorenzo

HR Integration Lead Western Europe
Willis Towers Watson (WTW)

Laura Gonzalez Lorenzo

Laura Gonzalez Lorenzo

HR Integration Lead Western Europe

Willis Towers Watson (WTW)

Strategic and innovative Human Resources leader with over 18 years experience across different markets and industries. (Telecomunication, retail & healthcare). My principle strengths lie in the areas of new business set up and business model transformation and my greatest inspiration comes from working with talented, smart and creative people.

Antonio Iglesias

Antonio Iglesias

Managing Director
Endeavor Spain

Antonio Iglesias

Antonio Iglesias

Managing Director

Endeavor Spain

Entrepreneur, intrapreneur, product nerd. Passionate about creating and scaling new businesses. Excited to spend my days working with and learning from high impact entrepreneurs.

José Benjumea

José Benjumea

Co-Founder & CEO
POWEN

José Benjumea

José Benjumea

Co-Founder & CEO

POWEN

Esther Checa

Esther Checa

Head of Innovation
T2O media

Esther Checa

Esther Checa

Head of Innovation

T2O media

"Head of Innovation of the award-winning digital media agency T2O, prior to that she was working at Cap Gemini Ernest&Young and Telefonica in knowledge management areas. Expert in digital strategy, digital marketing, and innovation with more than 20 years of experience in the digital environment. Degree in Information Sciences, Documentation and Ph.D. Candidate Information Retrieval Systems from UC3M, with a MDA (Master Data Analytics) from ISDI. Lecturer at the main Spanish business schools and universities in Search Marketing, Digital Strategy, Online Reputation Management and Voice Search in Marketing programs for Management. She is a regular speaker at conferences in the advertising industry."

Enrique Gavilanes Vallecillo

Enrique Gavilanes Vallecillo

Head of Startegy and Corporate Development
Mutua Madrileña

Enrique Gavilanes Vallecillo

Enrique Gavilanes Vallecillo

Head of Startegy and Corporate Development

Mutua Madrileña

Enrique Gavilanes heads the Strategy and Corporate Development at Mutua Madrileña. He focuses his efforts on reinforcing Mutua’s strategy to deal with new disruptions on the insurance, mobility and wealth management industries so Mutua can continue offering a differential value proposition. Before joining Mutua, he worked at McKinsey & Company after leading several industrial corporate development projects in Asia.

Patrick Kedziora

Patrick Kedziora

Founder & CEO
Boilingice

Patrick Kedziora

Founder & CEO

Boilingice

Patrick is a serial entrepreneur, mentor, teacher and board member. He is the founder of five tech companies, is currently building an agricultural robotics company. Additionally, he’s a winner of highly coveted spots in Startup Chile, Startup Brazil, and French Tech Ticket. He counts amongst his former clients KKR and T. Boone Pickens. Additionally, he was a former commercial and investment banker in New York City where he headed corporate finance groups and was the Managing Director of a $250 million fund. He’s completely bilingual and bicultural, both American and French. Patrick received his M.B.A. from the Stern School of Business at NYU and double B.A. degrees in both Economics and Political Science from New York University. Additionally, Patrick is a member of the European Business Angels Network [EBAN], the World Business Angels Investment Forum [WBAF], and regularly speaks at entrepreneurship and investor events. Patrick believes that "You're not global if you're not mobile"™

Miguel Rodriguez Plaza

Miguel Rodriguez Plaza

Head of Entrepreneurship and Technology Transfer
Adif

Miguel Rodriguez Plaza

Miguel Rodriguez Plaza

Head of Entrepreneurship and Technology Transfer

Adif

MIGUEL RODRÍGUEZ-PLAZA. Master Science Degree in Geology, holds Master Science in Engineering Geology by the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Master Degree in International Strategy by the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. In the industry since 1997, he has an experience and background in the railway sector in the areas of construction, maintenance and operation of infrastructure. In 2004 he joined ADIF to work in the Maintenance Department and from June 2006 he joined the Technological Innovation Direction of ADIF. Extensive experience in international and national R&D projects. Since 2017, he is Head of Participation systems, entrepreneurship and Startups at Adif.

Federico Ruiz

Federico Ruiz

Director
Spain's 5G National Observatory

Federico Ruiz

Federico Ruiz

Director

Spain's 5G National Observatory

I am currently leading the Spanish National 5G initiative. I have been the CEO of a FinTech company working in High Speed & Algo trading. I also teach and consult in the areas of FinTech/RegTech/Industry 4.0. My working language has always been English and my two mother languages are Spanish and French. I co-founded a semiconductor start-up that grew to 20-million Euro annual revenue and in which I worked as CTO and Vice-President in charge of new business development, Intellectual Property sales/licensing, participation in standards bodies and patent pools licensing. My current interests is on Innovation in the areas of IoT, Fintech, RegTech, education and Blockchain technology. Most of my career has taken place in high tech start-ups, often as an entrepreneur or founder. I have filled management positions in business/product development, technical marketing and innovation/research. I have a first hand experience of high tech industries not only in Europe but also in the US, Israel and Asia.

Sanjib Kalita

Sanjib Kalita

Founder & CEO
Guppy

Sanjib Kalita

Sanjib Kalita

Founder & CEO

Guppy

Sanjib Kalita is Founder & CEO of Guppy, a company creating and operating a blockchain for consumer credit data. He was formerly the CMO of Money20/20, which he helped grow from a 4-person startup to the world’s leading fintech event series. Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, he managed a $30 billion credit card portfolio at Citi. A fintech leader for over two decades, he has worked for large organizations like Google, Intel and Citi. Guppy is the fourth startup Sanjib has worked on over the last 9 years, with the prior 2 having successful exits, including to Google. Sanjib has an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management, as well as Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University.

Nichan Bakkalian

Nichan Bakkalian

Head of organization
Mercadona

Nichan Bakkalian

Nichan Bakkalian

Head of organization

Mercadona

Nichan Bakkalian joined Mercadona in 2005 and he is in charge of Organization and improvement. At the moment, he leads several innovative projects related to cultural change and the ways to work more agile and with less bureaucracy. He holds a degree in Computer Science from polytechnic university of Valencia and Master black belt from Motorola University.

Sebastien Toupy

Sebastien Toupy

Head of Startup Relations
The Next Web

Sebastien Toupy

Sebastien Toupy

Head of Startup Relations

The Next Web

Entrepreneur, community builder & people-connector. I have a real passion for startups, innovation, and social impact. I currently dedicate my time to organizing events and running programs that help startup founders to build successful & sustainable ventures. At TNW I am in charge of building a number of corporate and governmental programs that shed light on the next generation of tech entrepreneurs. These challenges are pushing the tech community to solve some of the world's most pressing challenges. My role is to connect those founders to the right investors, mentors, and corporations in order to help them build pilots and partnerships that will help both parties to innovate and create an impact. Personally, I am passionate about deep tech and Blockchain. I believe that Impact startups are the future and hope that soon the question of purpose v.s profit won't be asked anymore. I support a series of organizations actively promoting social as well as environmental Impact.

Laura Connell

Laura Connell

Principal
Balderton Capital

Laura Connell

Laura Connell

Principal

Balderton Capital

Sergio Vela Ortiz

Sergio Vela Ortiz

Director of Finance and Investor Relations
ICEX-Invest in Spain

Sergio Vela Ortiz

Sergio Vela Ortiz

Director of Finance and Investor Relations

ICEX-Invest in Spain

Sergio Vela is Director of Financing and Investor Relations at ICEX-Invest in Spain, where he had also served as Secretary of the Executive Board. Previously he served as Trade Commissioner of Spain in Muscat for five years and as Deputy Director for Research and Action Plans at the Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Commerce. During his extensive professional career, he has also held senior positions at the Ministry of Economy where he was Senior Advisor to the Director for International Economy, and at the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism where he was Senior Advisor to the Secretary of State for Commerce, Assistant Deputy Director of Studies and Evaluation Department, and Technical Advisor to the Deputy Director of Research and Strategy.

Luis Cueto

Luis Cueto

Concejal
Ayuntamiento de Madrid

Luis Cueto

Luis Cueto

Concejal

Ayuntamiento de Madrid

José Luis Ruiz de Munain

José Luis Ruiz de Munain

Co-founder and Executive Director
Foro Impacto

José Luis Ruiz de Munain

José Luis Ruiz de Munain

Co-founder and Executive Director

Foro Impacto

Miguel Luengo-Oroz

Miguel Luengo-Oroz

Founder
Spotlab

Miguel Luengo-Oroz

Founder

Spotlab

Dr. Miguel Luengo Oroz is the founder of the internet-of-medical-things and AI startup Spotlab, the inventor of the collaborative diagnosis platform Malariaspot.org, and researcher affiliated with the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid. As the first data scientist at the United Nations, Miguel has pioneered the use of big data and artificial intelligence for sustainable development and humanitarian action. Dr. Luengo-Oroz is the Chief Data Scientist at UN Global Pulse, an innovation initiative of the United Nations Secretary-General. Over the last decade, Miguel has built and directed teams worldwide bringing AI to operations and policy in multiple domains including poverty, food security, refugees & migrants, conflict prevention, human rights, economic development, gender, hate speech, privacy and climate change.

Verónica Fernández

Verónica Fernández

Manager Content
Netflix

Verónica Fernández

Verónica Fernández

Manager Content

Netflix

Verónica Fernández has a degree in Hispanic Philology and a degree in Script from the film school ECAM (Escuela de Cine y del Audiovisual de la Comunidad de Madrid). During her more than 20 years’ experience in the audiovisual sector, she has developed the function of scriptwriter, creative manager, script coordinator and executive producer in different television series among which stand out Seis Hermanas, Ciega a Citas, El Príncipe, Hospital Central, El síndrome de Ulises, Cazadores de Hombres, Cuéntame cómo pasó, El Comisario, Raquel busca su sitio and A las once en casa, among others. In addition to television, Verónica has also written scripts for several films. The last two where Ismael, directed by Marcelo Piñeyro and Marsella, from Belén Macías. She teaches at the film school ECAM and collaborates with the Master in screenwriting of the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Currently, Verónica is scriptwriter of Velvet Colección from Bambú Producciones for Movistar

Tom Horsey

Tom Horsey

Co-founder & Investor Relations, (Moderator & Investor in Transeop)
Connected Mobility Hub

Tom Horsey

Tom Horsey

Co-founder & Investor Relations, (Moderator & Investor in Transeop)

Connected Mobility Hub

Co-founder & Investor Relations, (Moderator & Investor in Transeop)

Luis Pedro Oliveira

Luis Pedro Oliveira

CEO and co-founder
Aircision

Luis Pedro Oliveira

Luis Pedro Oliveira

CEO and co-founder

Aircision

Ignacio Longarte

Ignacio Longarte

Chairman
Digital Economy Taxation Think Tank (DET3)

Ignacio Longarte

Chairman

Digital Economy Taxation Think Tank (DET3)

Executive focused in digital business models & integrating IP, regulatory, tax, and data governance elements across the international value chain. Innovation through platform-based flexible monetization models or Data Rights strategy. Extensive experience in reorganizing Global Value Chain of Multinationals end 2 end through multi-disciplinary / multi-region projects. Expert in Digital Economy Taxation & Transfer Pricing. Chairman of a Digital Economy Taxation European based Think Tank. Since Nov 16 acting as strategic advisor of listed Tech global MNEs (Amadeus and others) Founder / Board member in EU Digital STARTUPS working on: A.I + IOT / A.I + Video & Advertising / Block-chain / Open-innovation & Digital Solutions development. Connecting big MNEs & Startups operating models. Ignacio is lecturing in the AI for Executives Course and the Master in Global Taxation of IE.

Gregorio Magno Toral Jiménez

Gregorio Magno Toral Jiménez

Founder & CEO
Ciclogreen

Gregorio Magno Toral Jiménez

Gregorio Magno Toral Jiménez

Founder & CEO

Ciclogreen

Ciclogreen the online platform that allows companies, city councils and universities to reward their employees and citizens with free gifts for using sustainable means of transport. Gregorio has a PhD in Biology and is a member of the technical committee of the bicycle industry working group of the National Congress of the Environment and participates as invited speaker in numerous international congresses on innovation and green entrepreneurship (CONAMA, South Summit, GreenECONet and others).

Owen Reynolds

Owen Reynolds

Venture Investor
Expon Capital

Owen Reynolds

Owen Reynolds

Venture Investor

Expon Capital

José Carlos Huerta Romero

José Carlos Huerta Romero

Head of Startups Program
Fundación Innovación Bankinter

José Carlos Huerta Romero

José Carlos Huerta Romero

Head of Startups Program

Fundación Innovación Bankinter

José Carlos studied Business Administration and Management at Universidad de Valladolid. After working 4 years in commercial banking, he studied a Master's Degree in Financial Institutions and Markets at CUNEF, and another Master's Degree in Finance at Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Mexico. After returning to Spain, he began working in the LeasePlan Risk area. He joined the Bankinter Group in 2016 working at the SME Risk department. Currently he works as startup analyst at Fundación Innovación Bankinter.

Francisco Pizarro Escribano

Francisco Pizarro Escribano

Business Development Manager
Fundecyt-PCTEX

Francisco Pizarro Escribano

Francisco Pizarro Escribano

Business Development Manager

Fundecyt-PCTEX

He is the business development manager of FUNDECYT-PCTEX, a foundation that manages, among many other projects, the scientific and technological park of Extremadura as well as the European business and innovation center of Extremadura (CEEI Extremadura) of which is the director. On behalf of FUNDECYT-PCTEX, he is the managing director of the Ciudad de la salud management Company, responsible for the promotion of a technopole in the city of Caceres. After having carried out executives’ functions in the private company, he served as the coordinator of CIADE for 9 years. He was closely connected with the office of results transfer and research of Extremadura University as well as since its inception with the corporate and development unit of the scientific park of Madrid.

Ignacio Rodes

Ignacio Rodes

CEO & Founder
Spaceboost

Ignacio Rodes

Ignacio Rodes

CEO & Founder

Spaceboost

Nacho is CEO & co-founder of Spaceboost, winner Best PPC Management Software Suite at the European Search Awards 2019, winner Google Premier Partner Awards 2018 along many other industry recognitions & awards. Spaceboost is a software for data integration, management automation and optimization of PPC advertising campaigns (Pay-Per-Click) across Google and Microsoft paid search marketing programs. Brands trust Spaceboost’s software & support to transform the way they attract, engage, and delight customers. Nacho previously founded RocketROI, serving as CEO and ramping up the company from scratch. Today RocketROI is one of the leading independent digital marketing agencies in Spain with offices in Barcelona, Madrid and Milan. The two companies founded by Nacho and his partners -Albert Morcillo & Pablo Callejón- today employ +80 people managing an annual digital advertising budget of +100M€.

Ludovic Ulrich

Ludovic Ulrich

Partner
Silicon Foundry

Ludovic Ulrich

Ludovic Ulrich

Partner

Silicon Foundry

As a Partner at Silicon Foundry team, Ludovic helps global corporate members unlock opportunities ranging from strategic partnerships to investments and M&A. He was previously heading Startup Relations at Salesforce where his team launched the Salesforce for Startups program as well as the Salesforce Incubator in San Francisco now expanding to Europe. Prior to joining Salesforce, he was VP of business development at UP Global (now TechStars), a global organization powered by Google for Entrepreneurs dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship, grassroots leadership and startup communities. Prior to that he spent 10 years at Microsoft between Paris & Seattle and served as global program director for Microsoft BizSpark, a program designed to help accelerate the success of early-stage tech startups.

Miguel Kindelán

Miguel Kindelán

Executive Director
GP Bullhound

Miguel Kindelán

Miguel Kindelán

Executive Director

GP Bullhound

Miguel is an Executive Director at GP Bullhound, overseeing the firm’s activities in Spain and Portugal, as well as in Latin America. Previously, Miguel was a Director and Head of TMT for Iberia at Lazard, where he started his career in 1999 and built up an extensive M&A experience, executing and originating numerous transactions in Spain. He was involved in many cross border deals in Europe, the US, Latin America, Africa and Asia for companies including Telefónica, Abertis, and Grupo ACS, in addition to several restructurings and deals in the infrastructure, construction and energy sectors.

Carlos Sabater

Carlos Sabater

Investment Manager, (Investor in Mox)
VAS Ventures

Carlos Sabater

Carlos Sabater

Investment Manager, (Investor in Mox)

VAS Ventures

Javier Escribano Arrechea

Javier Escribano Arrechea

Global Open Market Manager
BBVA

Javier Escribano Arrechea

Javier Escribano Arrechea

Global Open Market Manager

BBVA

Javier Escribano Arrechea, current Global Open Market Manager of BBVA, the second largest bank in Spain, holds degrees in Computer Engineering from Deusto University, an Executive MBA from IE Business School and a Portfolio Management Master from IEB. After being awarded a scholarship for academic excellence at the BBVA School of Finance, he joined BBVA as an Internet, Innovation and Business Development project manager, where he has developed his professional career since 2000.

Alejandro Hernández

Alejandro Hernández

Screenwriter

Alejandro Hernández

Alejandro Hernández

Screenwriter

Hernández is one of the most prolific scriptwriters in Spain, who has worked with many of the most outstanding filmmakers in the industry on more than twenty films. Among his latest works, we can find the series "CRIMINAL" (NETLIX) and "EL DÍA DE MAÑANA" (MOVISTAR +), both directed by Mariano Barroso; as well as the feature films "MIENTRAS DURE LA GUERRA" by Alejandro Amenábar, "EL AUTOR" and "CANIBAL" directed by Manuel M. Cuenca or "LOS BUENOS DEMONIOS" by Gerardo Chijon. Among the prizes won throughout his career are a Goya Award, in the category Best Adapted Screenplay, for "TODAS LAS MUJERES" (also that year he competed in the same category with "CANIBAL"); a Biznaga de Plata at Festival de Málaga Award, in the category Best Screenplay, for "LOS BUENOS DEMONIOS"; and a Círculo de Escritores Cinematográficos Award, in the category Best Adapted Screenplay, for "CANIBAL". Alejandro currently combines scriptwriting with teaching as a professor of scriptwriting at Universidad Carlos III in Madrid.

Rosalía Portela

Rosalía Portela

Vice President
UnLtd Spain

Rosalía Portela

Rosalía Portela

Vice President

UnLtd Spain

Fernando Mancha

Fernando Mancha

CMO
Transeop

Fernando Mancha

Fernando Mancha

CMO

Transeop

Antonio Gámiz Sanfeliu

Antonio Gámiz Sanfeliu

Innovation Officer
MERLIN Properties

Antonio Gámiz Sanfeliu

Innovation Officer

MERLIN Properties

Félix González Quesada

Félix González Quesada

Senior Vise President Business Development
Fractus Antennas

Félix González Quesada

Félix González Quesada

Senior Vise President Business Development

Fractus Antennas

Esther Wojcicki

Esther Wojcicki

Founder of the Media Arts program
Palo Alto High Schools.

Esther Wojcicki

Esther Wojcicki

Founder of the Media Arts program

Palo Alto High Schools.

Víctor Ferrando Eguren

Víctor Ferrando Eguren

Head of Acquisitions and New Business.
Facsa

Víctor Ferrando Eguren

Víctor Ferrando Eguren

Head of Acquisitions and New Business.

Facsa

He is an Industrial Technical Engineer specialized in Mechanical and PMD by IESE Business school of the University of Navarra. He has worked at Facsa since 2006. Facsa is a company dedicated to the management of the integral water cycle, in which he has filled different job positions. Víctor is currently the Head of Acquisitions and New Business whose objective is to promote both inorganic growth and the generation of value with the development of new business lines.

Aránzazu Rodríguez Ruiz

Aránzazu Rodríguez Ruiz

Open Innovation Manager
Sacyr

Aránzazu Rodríguez Ruiz

Aránzazu Rodríguez Ruiz

Open Innovation Manager

Sacyr

Open Innovation Manager in Sacyr. Electronic Engineer (Carlos III University) and MA in Sustainability Development and CSR (EOI). Passionate about innovation, Aránzazu worked previously driving innovation, change and fostering the innovation ecosystem for companies such as Maersk and Ferrovial. After more than 5 years doing it, Aránzazu has great experience turning ideas into business in the frame of big corporations.

Pedro Mari Sánchez

Pedro Mari Sánchez

Actor, director, CEO & Founder
Excelencia de la Palabra

Pedro Mari Sánchez

Pedro Mari Sánchez

Actor, director, CEO & Founder

Excelencia de la Palabra

Since he appeared in his first film at the age of just six, Pedro Mari Sánchez has not stopped working and creating (films, theater, television and music). Throughout his extensive career he has directed and performed in several projects acclaimed by both the public and the critics. He starred in the Oscar-nominated film Esposados, he was chosen by Kubrick himself to dub the main character of The Clockwork Orange and has become part of Spain’s theatre and television history. A while ago, he decided to create Excelencia de la Palabra. His legacy, his main project, through which he develops his work as speech coach for actors, senior managers, political spokespersons or university students, among other. He maintains close relationships with different universities and higher centers, participating in lectures, special courses and masterclasses. For three years now, he teaches his course La articulación de la palabra at the University of Zaragoza. Twitter @pemarisanchez Web: excelenciadelapal

Javier Montenegro Perez-Moreiras

Javier Montenegro Perez-Moreiras

Director de Movilidad Avanzada
Mutua Madrileña

Javier Montenegro Perez-Moreiras

Javier Montenegro Perez-Moreiras

Director de Movilidad Avanzada

Mutua Madrileña

Javier has recently joined Mutua Madrileña as Advanced Mobility Director to manage the group’s investments in micro-mobility and aggregators in addition to developing new business opportunities. He began in the mobility industry in 2016 co-founding Emov, one of the most successful cases of free floating carsharings, as member of the Board and Product/ UX director. In two years, he helped Emov to reach more than 200k users in Madrid and expand to Lisbon. Before joining Mutua, Javier worked in Taksee, one of the leading B2B mobility platforms in Spain. He developed the strategic plan for the company after being acquired by EYSA. Prior to working in the mobility sector, he developed his carrier within the Telco industry for more than 10 years. Javier is an industrial engineer and has an EMBA by IESE.

Víctor Manuel Sánchez

Víctor Manuel Sánchez

Co-founder
Sorbos

Víctor Manuel Sánchez

Víctor Manuel Sánchez

Co-founder

Sorbos

Marco Hernansanz

Marco Hernansanz

Vice President Strategy & Business Operations EMEA
Salesforce

Marco Hernansanz

Marco Hernansanz

Vice President Strategy & Business Operations EMEA

Salesforce

MBA from London Business School and tech enthusiast with 17 years of experience in the tech industry from different angles: sales, strategy & operations (Salesforce and Google), management consulting (McKinsey) and investment management (Orbis and Atomico Ventures).

Manel Villalante

Manel Villalante

Chief Strategy & Development Officer
Renfe

Manel Villalante