LUCA Big Data For Social Good 2018: Event Speakers

Speakers

Chema Alonso

Chema Alonso

Telefónica - CDO

Chema Alonso is currently Telefonica's CDO. Previously he was the founder and CEO of Eleven Paths, a subsidiary of Telefónica Digital focused on innovation in security products and the General Manager of Global Security Business in the B2B unit of Telefónica Business Solutions. Previously he worked and directed Informática 64 for 14 years, a company focused on Computer Security and training. He is a doctor in Computer Security from the Rey Juan Carlos University of Madrid, Computer Engineer from URJC and Computer Systems Engineer from the Polytechnic University of Madrid, who also named him an Honorary Ambassador of the University School of Informatics in the year 2012.

Natalia Winder Rossi

Natalia Winder Rossi

FAO - Senior Social Protection Officer

Natalia Winder Rossi is a senior social protection specialist with policy and programmatic experience in Latin America and Eastern and Southern Africa. Currently, she leads the Global Social Protection team in FAO, Rome, while acting as senior advisor for the Rural Poverty and Resilience Strategic Programmes.

She is leading FAO’s work in strengthening policy and programmatic linkages between social protection, productive inclusion, nutrition and resilience. Moreover, Natalia has supported governments in designing risk-informed and shock responsive systems, as well as representing FAO in inter-agency technical discussions surrounding social protection in protracted crises during fragile and humanitarian contexts.

Prior to joining FAO, she was the Senior Social Protection Specialist (Social Protection) at UNICEF’s Regional Office for Eastern and Southern Africa, and Social Protection Officer at the UNICEF-Headquarters in New York where she led UNICEF’s support across twenty-one countries, led the work on HIV-Sensitive Social Protection, and supported the development of a regional framework on social protection and resilience. Natalia has also co-authored UNICEF’s Social Protection Strategic Framework.

Prior to joining UNICEF, she worked at the Inter-American Development Bank in social protection in the design of indigenous development, social development and social protection programmes in Latin America.

Natalia holds a Master’s of Science degree in Foreign Service (Economic Development) from Georgetown University, a Master’s of Science in Social Policy Research from London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and a BA degree in International Relations from George Washington University.

Kyla Reid

Kyla Reid

GSMA - Head of Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation & Digital Identity

As Head of the Digital identity and Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation programmes, Kyla is responsible for working with mobile operators, governments and NGOs to identify the opportunities, barriers, and value of mobile as a scalable and trusted platform for enabling digital identity.

Kyla has been with the GSMA since 2012 and has played a key role in the inception and leadership of new programmes within Mobile for Development, including Mobile Health and Disaster Response. Most recently Kyla led the industry-wide Humanitarian Connectivity Charter, now with over 60 mobile operator signatories, UN and NGO endorsement and a footprint in over 50 countries.

In her work at the GSMA, she engages with a wide range of stakeholders from both the private and development sectors, identifying opportunities to create shared value and sustainable social impact using mobile technology.

She has conducted field research across East Africa and has worked for a variety of NGOs and policy institutes focused on complex emergencies, HIV/AIDS and socio-economic development.

Kyla holds a MSc. in Development Management from the London School of Economics and earned a BAH in Development Studies from Dalhousie University in Canada.

Emmanuel Letouzé

Emmanuel Letouzé

Data-Pop Alliance - Director and co-founder

Emmanuel Letouzé is the Director of Data-Pop Alliance, a global coalition on Big Data and development created in 2013 by the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI), MIT Media Lab and Overseas Development Institute (ODI), joined by Flowminder in 2016. He is a co-founder and serves as Program Director of the Open Algorithms (OPAL) project and is a Visiting Scholar at MIT Media Lab.

He wrote UN Global Pulse's White Paper "Big Data for Development” in 2011, where he worked as Senior Development Economist, and has since then focused on Big Data’s applications and implications for governance, poverty and inequality, fragility and resilience, as well as ethics and privacy. He worked as a Development Economist for UNDP in New York (2006-09) on fiscal policy, post-conflict recovery and migration, and in Hanoi, Vietnam, for the French Ministry of Finance as a technical assistant in public finance and official statistics (2000-04).

He holds a BA in Political Science and an MA in Economic Demography from Sciences Po Paris, an MA in International Affairs-Economic Development from Columbia University, where he was a Fulbright Fellow, and a PhD in Demography from the University of California, Berkeley.

He is also a political cartoonist for various media.

Isabel Bombal

Isabel Bombal

Advisory Member - Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Food and Environment

Agricultural Engineer, specialized in the agri-food industry, with a title of University Expert in Industrial Quality.

She is a civil servant and member of the State Agromist Engineers Corps, and began her work as Head of the Technical Section in the Sub-Directorate General of Food Planning, also performing her professional work in Brussels in the Permanent Representation of Spain before the EU (REPER).

Subsequently she carried out the role of Assistant Deputy Director General of Food Planning of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, occupying from 2004 to October 2009 the position of Deputy Director General of Food Planning. Presently, she holds the position of advisory member of the General Directorate of Rural Development and Forest Policy and Food Planning and Control.

From 2009 to 2012 she held the position of General Director of Industries and Food Markets, year in which she became an advisory member of the General Directorate of rural development and forest policy, combining it with being a member of the Conciliation Body of the Commission European Union Common Agricultural Policy.

Clara Palau

Clara Palau

Technology Team Lead

Clara Palau leads the technology team at UNICEF’s Office of Innovation, a group focused on using data science and artificial intelligence to support humanitarian and development programmes for the most vulnerable children, by enabling partnerships through private sector, academia and public organisations.

He has 20 years of international experience in launching and managing mobile, cloud and video products.

Elena Gil

Elena Gil

LUCA - CEO

As Global Director of Big Data B2B in Telefónica and CEO of LUCA, Elena has the responsibility of helping our clients throughout their journey to effectively manage Big Data, helping them become data-driven organizations, providing an extensive portfolio of innovative Big Data solutions.

Elena holds a degree in Business Economics and Management from Deusto University (Spain) and an MBA from MIT-Sloan School of Management (USA). She completed her studies at the University of Berkeley (USA) and EDHEC in Lille (France).

Elena joined Telefónica in 2000. Since then, she has held prominent management positions at Telefónica International and Telefónica Latin America, within the Large Corporations, Small and Medium Initiatives and Consumer Companies units. From 2014 to 2016, Elena held the position of BI and Big Data Global Management of the Telefónica group, responsible for the analysis of consumers for internal use and external monetization, leading Telefónica to become a data-driven company.

Alberto López

Alberto López

DigitalGlobe - Global Business Development Director

Alberto joined DigitalGlobe in August 2010 as Business Development Director. Prior to that Alberto was Managing Director of the Navigation Business Unit, as well as Business and Products Development Director at Blom Group after the acquisition in 2007 of Opera Wireless, Company founded by him earlier in January 2006.

Alberto has been playing different managing and representative roles in the Location Based Services and Navigation industry since 1996. Alberto was Strategy and Alliances Vice President at Tekel Network, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Mobile Location Services Business Unit at Genasys, Chairman at OMA Location Interoperability and Testing Group and worked in the IT division of several private and public institutions.

Alberto is a graduate of the Growing Companies Executive Program at Stanford University Graduate School of Business (U.S.A.), holds an Executive Program at IESE Business School and studied Economics at Stockholm and U.N.E.D. Universities.

He also holds an associate degree in computer systems, specialized on ”Logistics for United Nations Peacekeeping Operations” at the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and ”The Heritage of USSR and former soviet republics (CIS)”, at the “Menéndez Pelayo” International University.

Patrick López

Patrick López

Telefónica - Vice President of Networks Innovation

Patrick Lopez is Vice President of Networks Innovation at Telefonica group, steering committee member at 5Tonic and board member of ONF.

He has 20 years of international experience in launching and managing mobile, cloud and video products.

At Telefonica, Patrick supports a team of innovators composed of developers, network hackers, data scientists and UX specialists. Their focus on reinventing the network's value chain by developing and implementing SDN, NFV, edge computing, virtualized radio and core networks to create customer-centric networks. The teams use open source, agile and devops methodologies adapted to our mobile, fixed, enterprise and TV networks. Connect the unconnected, programmable edge computing, 5G and service personalization are some of the themes that the teams are focusing on.

Prior to Telefonica, Patrick was founder and CEO of {Core Analysis}, the leading industry analyst practice at the intersection of mobile networks, video and cloud. He was exclusive advisor to Opera software in its acquisition of Skyfire for $155 million and he was part of the teams that sent the world’s first mobile picture message (MMS) and deployed the first streaming video optimization engine for mobile networks.

Patrick has collaborated on various industry and financial reports including Deutsche Bank, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse First Boston, Frost & Sullivan, Yankee group, Ovum... and has written several articles in collaboration with The Wall Street Journal, Wireless Week, Fierce wireless, RCR Wireless News, CNN and CNBC.