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!”

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?”

Conversando en Hoy es Marketing 2021: Innovation From Silicon Valley

Hoy es Marketing, uno de los mayores eventos de Management, Marketing y Economía Digital, vuelve en formato híbrido el 18 de noviembre. Gracias a la invitación de ESIC Business & Marketing School, compartiremos junto a grandes amigos y cracks de Silicon Valley, Ethel García (Microsoft), Hugo Giralt (Propelland) e Ignacio Riesgo (Red Hat), aprendizajes sobreContinue reading “Conversando en Hoy es Marketing 2021: Innovation From Silicon Valley”

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?”

Come meet the best startups from Spain at Silicon Valley-Spain Venture Summit 2021

The Summit, organized by California Spain Chamber of Commerce (Cámara de Comercio California España – CSCC), will feature a group of 6 selected early-stage startups who will pitch in front of a panel of Silicon Valley well-known investors. VCs are also invited to attend the event and connect with the founders to explore investment opportunities. StartupsContinue reading “Come meet the best startups from Spain at Silicon Valley-Spain Venture Summit 2021”

Spain Silicon Valley Venture Summit 2021

The California Spain Chamber of Commerce (Cámara de Comercio California España – CSCC) is connecting early-stage startups from Spain with Silicon Valley-based Venture Capitalists. Save the date for the Spain Silicon Valley Venture Summit, the 26th May, and connect with CSCC to get more info. A good opportunity to connect Spanish startups with Silicon Valley VC community!

How can a 360-customer view help banks to engage with customers?

According to the 2020 Oracle survey “Customer Experience Trends in Financial Services,” 39% percent of banks surveyed stated that their inability to effectively put data to work results in inconsistent customer engagements. They struggle to bring together real-time front office interactions with data, insights, and offers to form a best-in-class end-to-end experience. At a recentContinue reading “How can a 360-customer view help banks to engage with customers?”

Keynote Speech on Digital Economy, European Union and UNED

This week, I shared some learnings from Silicon Valley on Digital Transformation for the new European Union’s Jean Monnet Chair at UNED. Happy to collaborate with the Spain’s Secretary of State for Telecommunications and Digital Infrastructures (SETID), Roberto Sánchez; the UNED Rector, Ricardo Mairal; and the UNED Professor, Julio Navío. As key messages for thisContinue reading “Keynote Speech on Digital Economy, European Union and UNED”

New Board for the California Spain Chamber of Commerce

The California Spain Chamber of Commerce (Cámara de Comercio California España – CSCC) is a nonprofit organization that promotes knowledge sharing and networking between business, academia, technology communities and individuals in California and Spain. In 2020, with new challenges, the CSCC has renewed its Board of Directors. I am happy to join an awesome team as Board ofContinue reading “New Board for the California Spain Chamber of Commerce”

Employment opportunities and #Digital transformation @Oracle.com

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics released a fresh slate of data in the jobs report, showing 164,000 jobs added and a steady 3.7% unemployment rate. Despite recession fears, these numbers continue to show optimism that the market still has potential to grow. The average worker will also need to stay abreast of their ownContinue reading “Employment opportunities and #Digital transformation @Oracle.com”

Female entrepreneurship and access to financing: New article

A new article is published by REVESCO magazine, focusing on the demand for financing by female entrepreneurs. In the current global economic environment, institutions such as the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) or the World Bank recognize the entrepreneurship of new businesses as a driver of unquestionable growth, and the financial mechanisms toContinue reading “Female entrepreneurship and access to financing: New article”