Back to Europe as CEPSA’s CDO!

After these incredible years with Oracle in Silicon Valley, I am back to Europe, as Chief Digital Officer (CDO) of the global energy group CEPSA. I am excited to lead its digital transformation, with a team of experts that are making a positive impact on sustainable mobility and energy transition. Thanks to the Oracle teamContinue reading “Back to Europe as CEPSA’s CDO!”

Stanford “AI in FinTech Forum”… again in person!

This weekend, we enjoyed the Stanford Engineering “AI in FinTech Forum 2022″… again in person! Mixed feelings: really positive the overall experience, and the progress of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) applications at the intersection of finance and technology. But with hallway conversations around funding and cash restrictions for startups in Silicon Valley,Continue reading “Stanford “AI in FinTech Forum”… again in person!”

¿Es el metaverso la siguiente revolucion de oficinas y tiendas para una empresa inteligente?

En las últimos semanas, los medios de comunicación se han hecho eco de noticias sobre la transformación de la red social Facebook, que se ha transformado en una nueva marca, Meta. Es una apuesta por el auge de los metaversos, un término que se refiere a una realidad digital que combina aspectos de las redesContinue reading “¿Es el metaverso la siguiente revolucion de oficinas y tiendas para una empresa inteligente?”

Minting and selling my blockchain NFT photo collection: Fad, risk or investment?

Due to the growing interest of Non-Fungible Token (NFT) applications, I am minting and selling my collection of photos “Silicon Valley 2020“. Non-Fungible Tokens are unique cryptographic tokens that exist on blockchain technology and cannot be replicated. NFTs are used for a variety of transactions, specially for digital artwork, collectives, and digital representations of physical assets. They openContinue reading “Minting and selling my blockchain NFT photo collection: Fad, risk or investment?”

Reportaje El Confidencial: De la empresa digital a la inteligente

Gracias a El Confidencial y ESIC Business & Marketing School por el reportaje sobre mi propuesta de transformacion hacia la #empresainteligente aplicando datos e #inteligenciaartificial, con ejemplos de Silicon Valley, para el especial Repensando el futuro, Con la relevancia que la tecnología está teniendo en la vida de las personas, especialmente acelerada con la pandemia, ya no hablamos de un negocio digitalContinue reading “Reportaje El Confidencial: De la empresa digital a la inteligente”

How financial services leaders and HR teams can leverage analytics for strategic partnerships?

97% of bank leaders believe that branches will need to be re-designed in the next 1 or 2 years…. How can a data driven team management and new working models help leaders and HR partners beyond COVID-19? Improving plans, predictions, and agility in response to external disruptions has made generating insights from front- and back-officeContinue reading “How financial services leaders and HR teams can leverage analytics for strategic partnerships?”

Thrilled with the new book “De Silicon Valley a tu Negocio”

After a few years living in Silicon Valley with Oracle, and helping companies and professionals through the California-Spain Chamber of Commerce, it seemed a good time to share some learnings about this ecosystem and a mindset that combines the human side with digital transformation. Thanks to the support ESIC Editorial, we share how innovation, computerContinue reading “Thrilled with the new book “De Silicon Valley a tu Negocio””

Ilusionado con el nuevo libro “De Silicon Valley a tu Negocio”

Tras algunos años viviendo en Silicon Valley con Oracle y ayudando a empresas y profesionales a través de la California-Spain Chamber of Commerce , parecía un buen momento para compartir algunos aprendizajes sobre este ecosistema y un mindset que combina el lado humano con la transformación digital. Gracias al apoyo ESIC Editorial, compartimos como seContinue reading “Ilusionado con el nuevo libro “De Silicon Valley a tu Negocio””

Silicon Valley Technology and Innovation for ESIC Business & Marketing School

The Silicon Valley innovation ecosystem inspires entrepreneurs and professionals around the world. As an example, the California-Spain Chamber of Commerce has connected Spanish entrepreneurs with the SiIlicon Valley ecosystem, in the recent Silicon Valley – Spain Venture Summit 2021. And new companies, such as Instacart, take advantage of the digital revolution to transform entire sectors,Continue reading “Silicon Valley Technology and Innovation for ESIC Business & Marketing School”

How can entrepreneurs get money and close the gender gap?

In nearly 40% of economies, women’s early-stage entrepreneurial activity is half or less than half of that of men’s. The COVID-19 pandemic has added an unprecedented challenge for economies and founders. Female entrepreneurs are the ones who have been hit harder, as they overcome pre-existing barriers, such as lack of access to finance, lack ofContinue reading “How can entrepreneurs get money and close the gender gap?”

Corporate Entrepreneurship: Digital Acceleration, the Silicon Valley Way

In these days, when teleworking, virtual events and online classes are the new normal, many sources talk about the era of “fast-tracking digital transformation in companies“. So, building on the last post on the startups ecosystem in Silicon Valley, the challenge is: what can established business learn from that ecosystem? Based on my past experiencesContinue reading “Corporate Entrepreneurship: Digital Acceleration, the Silicon Valley Way”

Hacking Silicon Valley? Inspiration for European entrepreneurial ecosystems

After some months in Silicon Valley, I had several conversations regarding its entrepreneurial ecosystem, and even the potential of other areas worldwide to foster startups with the same impetus. From a fruit orchard area to the current epicenter of technology, the Valley has evolved thanks to different stakeholders, on top of entrepreneurs and startups. SomeContinue reading “Hacking Silicon Valley? Inspiration for European entrepreneurial ecosystems”

New Life in Silicon Valley!

After an awesome year in Oracle EMEA, working with great colleagues, clients and partners, I have begun a new adventure as expat in our @Oracle headquarters in Silicon Valley. Now on a global basis, helping worldwide Financial Services leaders accelerate their digital transformation with Oracle applications, evolving Cloud, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning solutions, andContinue reading “New Life in Silicon Valley!”

Are Banks really responsible in a digital world? Challenges @COP25

This week, we held a discussion on Responsible Banking on the 25th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP25). It connected different experts from Bank of Spain, Santander, etc, with the coordination of @CEU. Green and Responsible Banking In terms of green banking, the EU is considering a “green supporting factor” for bank lending: for example,Continue reading “Are Banks really responsible in a digital world? Challenges @COP25”