A new episode of our podcast Data Stand-Up! Luisma talks with Jorge Valero Elías, Applications & Data Director at AEDAS Homes, a new-generation property developers, specialising in modern residential designs. With the best land bank in Spain, AEDAS offer superior, sustainable homes in the most highly sought locations: Madrid, Barcelona, Alicante, Valencia, Murcia, Mallorca, Sevilla, Granada, Málaga and Sun Coast, Zaragoza, Valladolid, Pamplona and Vigo.

Jorge Valero has a degree in Audiovisual Communication from the European University of Madrid. His career began in the audiovisual and television sector, working in different television and media production companies until his arrival in Tinsa’s Canal Online area in 2014. Valero was the promoter of Tinsa’s digitization process, directing the online business area, individuals, commercial management and customer service. He was founder and CEO of Tinsa Digital, an international spin-off of the Tinsa group focused on the real estate data business in the proptech industry for two years and is currently Director of data and digital transformation at AEDAS Homes.

In this new episode of our podcast Data Stand-Up! Luisma talks with Alberto Hernando, Founder & CTO at Kido Dynamics, a team are dedicated to generating deep knowledge about the mobility behaviour of millions of people through machine learning technologies leveraged by the science of social physics. From an entire country to a specific area, we tell with high accuracy how people move in any period of time, and unveil powerful insights that will support you in your most critical decisions.

Alberto Hernando de Castro got his PhD in Barcelona on computational quantum physics, and after 10 years of research in some of the top European institutions as the French CNRS or the Swiss EPFL cofounded startup Kido Dynamics, where a team of 20 scientists and engineers democratize the use of Big Data to any business in retail, tourism or mobility thanks to the power of mobile phone network data.

In this new episode of our podcast Data Stand-Up! Jesús talks with Richard Benjamins, Chief AI & Data Strategist at Telefonica.

He is among the 100 most influential people in data-driven business (DataIQ 100, 2018). He is also co-founder and Vice President of the Spanish observatory for ethical and social impacts of AI (OdiseIA). He was Group Chief Data Officer at AXA (Insurance) and before that held for 10 years executive positions at Telefonica on Big Data and Analytics. He is the founder of Telefonica’s Big Data for Social Good department, expert to the EP’s AI Observatory (EPAIO), member of the B2G data-sharing Expert Group of the EC, and a frequent speaker at Artificial Intelligence events. He holds a PhD in Cognitive Science, has published over 100 scientific articles, and is author of the books “The myth of the algorithm: tales and truths of artificial intelligence” (Spanish) and “A Data-Driven Company”. He is strategic advisor of several start-ups, including BigML, Focus360 and Nexus Clips.

Before joining Telefonica, he was director and board member at iSOCO, which he co-founded in 1999. Based on his work, iSOCO were granted the National Award for Computer Science.

Benjamins has held positions at the Technical University of Madrid, the University of Amsterdam, the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, the University of Paris-South, France, and the Spanish Artificial Intelligence Research Institute in Barcelona.

He is a founding member of the editorial board of the Springer’s AI Ethics Journal, member of the ETNO task force on Artificial Intelligence, and of the GSMA task force on AI for Impact.

In this new episode of our podcast Data Stand-Up! Luisma talks with Ana Jiménez, Director of Advanced Analytics at Afiniti an American multinational data and software company. Founded in 2005, Afiniti is focused on developing artificial intelligence for use in customer call centers.

During the last 15 years, her career has focused on Artificial Intelligence, providing an innovative vision to enhance data analytics in different companies. Ana is widely known in Spain for her work in artificial intelligence and complex systems analysis (especially in the area of marketing and biomedical informatics).

Ana is closely linked to the world of AI research. She has worked for years in research at the Polytechnic University of Madrid, applying AI in Biomedical Informatics (more than 20 scientific articles published) and is currently doing a PhD in clustering techniques in complex systems.

She also has an entrepreneurial past. Not long ago, she was considered one of the 75 most relevant entrepreneurs in Spain by a leading publication, due to the company she co-founded (Leads Origins), accelerated by Google and SeedRocket before being acquired by EY.

Ana raises in her conversation very clear aspects related to Artificial Intelligence and her vision of the moment in which we find ourselves.

New episode of the podcast Data Stand-Up. On this occasion Jesús talks with Ignacio Vilaplana, Lead Data Scientist at Euskaltel, one of the main Spanish telecommunications companies that responds comprehensively to the communication needs of people, institutions and companies.

Ignacio is a passionate about Data Science and Machine Learning evangelist, Pythonist at heart and R lover too. Finance specialist with knowledge of financial regulation, risk management, project management, programming and mathematics. Professional experience with Java, C, Excel VBA and SQL. Financial Risk Manager (FRM) and Azure Data Science Certified.

“Artificial intelligence is a method of solving questions. There are many questions that a company can ask and find an answer, the AI is in charge with the data that you have available to give you the best possible. We focus the AI or to increase the income or to reduce the costs of the companies”.

New episode of the podcast Data Stand-Up. On this occasion Luisma talks with Alejo Buxeres, Head of Data & Analytics at Wallbox, a global technology company, dedicated to changing the way the world uses energy.

Wallbox creates advanced electric vehicle charging and energy management systems that redefine users’ relationship to the grid. Wallbox goes beyond electric vehicle charging to give users the power to control their consumption, save money, and live more sustainably. The company offers a complete portfolio of charging and energy management solutions for residential, semi-public and public use in more than 80 countries. Founded in 2015 and headquartered in Barcelona, the company now employs over 700 people in its offices in Europe, Asia, and the Americas.

October 4, 2021 they announced it had completed its business combination with Kensington Capital Acquisition Corp. II (NYSE: KCAC), a special purpose acquisition company. The business combination was approved by Kensington stockholders in a special meeting held on September 30, 2021 and formally closed on October 1, 2021. Wallbox shares will start trading today on the NYSE under the ticker symbol “WBX” and warrants will trade under the ticker symbol “WBX.WS”.

Alejo has more than 12 years of experience in software development and 6 years in the Business Intelligence / Big Data domain. Has an Experienced manager, leading projects & teams (agile methodologies – Scrum, SAFE), combined with a strong data architect, cloud computing, business intelligence and machine learning background.

With Alejo we talk about his experience within Wallbox and his work implementing a strategy based on correct data management.

New episode of the podcast Data Stand-Up. This time we talk to Roberto Cruz, VP Data & Analytics at OnTruck a platform that is based on the use of new technologies to offer companies regional merchandise transport services, through an immediate and transparent price management system.

Roberto is a data and technology expert with more than 20 years of experience in executive positions in international environments and now focuses his work on:

• Definition of the technology strategy of the company according to the annual business objectives set by the CxOs (reduce operating costs, increase revenues, improve customer and/or employee experience, etc,…)

• Implementation and execution of the strategic innovation plan, including the integration of impacted business areas, selection of vendors, creation, and leadership of high-performance teams, follow-up and monitoring of the impact on P&L.

• Development, optimization and maintenance of technology and data infrastructures.

Throughout his career, Roberto has acquired solid knowledge of problems and digital solutions that covers a wide range of sectors, including telco, media, leisure & entertainment, retail, hospitality, banking, aeronautics, constructions, infrastructures and logistics.

We launched the third season of Data Stand-Up podcast. In this episode Luisma talks to César Cocharán, Chief Data Oficer at Enagás. Cesar works day by day boosting the digital transformation of Enagás, to be a Data Driven company, adapting its business culture to a digital environment and using data to improve its operation in a more secure, efficient and sustainable way.

His career has evolvinving through different roles related to cybersecurity, IT infrastructure and operations, and digital transformation as Chief Data Officer.

• Creating value through data exploitation
• Envisioning data-enabled strategies
• Enabling all forms of business outcomes through analytics
• Establishing data and analytics governance
• Fostering value creation by means of the organization’s data assets and external data ecosystem.

He has also promoted the policy and data administration with the relevant regulatory, legal and ethical mandates.

As an entrepreneur he has been immersed in the direction of SEA, a new startup that reduces the costs associated with the processes of measurement of natural gas through IoT and Machine Learning technologies.