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?”

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?”

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”

Accenture and Credit Suisse, winners of Oracle #MarkieAwards 2020

The Oracle Markie Awards recognize top companies and partners for creative, innovative, and effective marketing. In this challenging 2020, finalists demonstrated a fierce dedication to innovation and excellence in customer experience that drove robust, measurable success. Congrats @Accenture teams for the @Oracle #MarkieAwards as CX Partner of the year! And congrats to Credit Suisse, for theContinue reading “Accenture and Credit Suisse, winners of Oracle #MarkieAwards 2020”

Techstars Startup Weekend USA 2020

I am proud to help Techstars as mentor for startups, specially in tough times of COVID-19 crisis. The seed accelerator, in partnership with Google for Startups, holds this weekend a 54-hour event designed to support entrepreneurs. This Startup Weekend is nationwide, and brings together participants focused on developing solutions that directly tackle COVID-19-related challenges. MoreContinue reading “Techstars Startup Weekend USA 2020”

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”

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”

The Coming Talent Battle in Financial Services: Hiring Millennials and Gen Z

Millennials and Generation Z are now nearly half of U.S. population, which presents recruitment challenges for banks and insurance firms. With recruiting, onboarding, and talent management best practices changing alongside new generational demands and digital transformation, financial services leadership must adjust or face dimmer hiring prospects. Full Interview at Oracle.com on Hiring #Millennials and #GenZ for #FinancialServicesContinue reading “The Coming Talent Battle in Financial Services: Hiring Millennials and Gen Z”

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”