Alberto Tejero is an expert in management and organization of technological innovation. He works at Technology Intelligence Unit (Centre for Technology Innovation, CAIT-UPM) in international innovation and technology intelligence projects. In addition, he is a lecturer of the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) and responsible of E&I online contents at Madrid Node (EIT Digital) since 2015, expert associate of the Royal Academy of Engineering in Spain and advisory board member of several Foundations and Councils in topics related to innovation, technology and education. He holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and a Master’s Degree in Computer Science. He is a PhD candidate at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM). He worked as lecturer and research fellow at UPM (2010-2015), coordinator professor at CEPADE and ESCP Europe Business School (2014 and 2015) and senior ICT specialist at UPM (2002-2014).
Juan Mulet has a Phd in Telecommunications Engineering from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and an MBA from the IE. He was the Research and Studies Director in Telefonica S.A., Deputy Director of Research and Development in Telefonica S.A., Managing Director of Electronic and Communications Programs at Amper S.A, and Managing Director of Cotec. He has been a university Deputy Professor, professor responsible for the Chair, Professor of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and a deputy professor of the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. He has worked in the monitoring panels of the Third Action (Innovation) of the Fourth EU Research Framework Program between the years 1995 and 1996 and in the Fifth EU Research Framework Program between 1999 and 2000. He has been a member of the Industrial Research & Development Advisory Committee (IRDAZ) and the European Research Advisory Board (EURAB) of the European Union and a counsellor in the Fundación Española de Ciencia y Tecnología (FECY), The Scientific Advisory Council of Telefónica R+D and of the Social Council of Farmaindustria. He has been in the Management Board in Axon Capital SGCR, of which he was President, Intelsam Comet, AT&T Microelectrónica de España and Amper Programas.
He is currently a member of the Advisory Board of Science Technology and Innovation of the Kingdom of Spain, the High Advisory Council for the Instituto de la Ingeniería de España, the Consell Assessor de Recerca y Desenvolupament Tecnològic de les Illes Balears, the Advisory Council of the Scientific and Technological Park of Madrid, and a Trustee for the IMDEA Networks and España Digital Foundations. He is an Academic Member of the European Academy of Arts and Science, he has obtained the Salvá I Campillo del Col·legi i l’Associació d’Enginyers de Telecomunicació de Catalunya and the special numbered commendation of the Order of Civil Merit.
Our Managing Director, Totti Könnölä attended the innovation panel of the the VI General Conference of the Spanish Foundations Association, which was held the 23rd of November of 2016 in the headquarters of the Barrie Foundation in A Coruña, in the framework of the 50th commemorative act of this Galician entity.
Totti made a bet on innovation during his intervention on the round table. “To innovate is, in the last instance, about betting on people”, he suggested. His discourse addressed the challenge of entrepreneurship, innovation, ambition and collaboration. He gave much importance to the last point, and he got to say that “at the end that its not just institutions which collaborate but rather individual persons, and sometimes bonds of complicity are created”, as occurred in a case from his native country, Finland, where the Government “obliged” first companies and the academic world to collaborate for obtaining public funds and, although at first the relationship was “artificial”, little by little links were created between persons which led to effective collaboration. In addition, he indicated that innovation is not just undertaken by the business field, but also science, politics and society. However, he added that “entrepreneurship requires an ecosystem” and that, it is necessary to cooperate and “work hand in hand to advance”. He reflected that in the path of innovation there are risks that have to be accepted and that sometimes also serious difficulties arise; “innovative entrepreneurship is a journey, it always comes with uncertainties, but it has its rewards”. So he encouraged everyone to “have ambition” in their projects.
Miguel Maté, Director of Finance and Operations of Insight Foresight Institute, holds a master´s degree in Law and Business Administration in the Universidad Pontificia Comillas and is currently finishing an Executive MBA at the IESE. After a brief period of time in the consultancy firm Bain & Company Italy, he started his professional career in Telekom Austria in Vienna, where over 7 years, he acquired experience as a Controller of different departments and areas of expertise, firstly in the Systems Area until being Manager of the CRM department, being appointed afterwards as manager of the Marketing Business and Residential department. In his background stands out the experience in project analysis and monitoring, overall vision understanding of finance and business operations; thanks to his involvement in the Mobilko and Telekom Austria merger and to his position as Chief Financial Officer of several small companies. Since his return to Spain in 2012 he has worked with Innovation and Technology companies connected with universities and research centres, helping them in the early stages as well as in the later acquisition of public and private equity, in Spain and overseas.
Telecomunitions engineer, with wide experience both at a local level (Spain) and internationally, working in the area of innovation, managing complex projects with multidisciplinary teams, business development and consulting.
Expert in Data Visualization, executive dashboards, Assesments and KPI Analysis and Data Scientist.
R&D Senior consultant and Innovation Project Design on Smart Cities, IoT, Cloud Servicies, Big Data, Ultra Narrow Band Servicies and others.
General Manager of a start-up of LED lighting technology and R&D director in Efison company (specialized in innovation and energy efficiency).
Coordinator at red.es of Digital Contents White Paper in Spain.
Trainer and coordinator in several masters at EOI, ICEX, Telefonica Learning Servicies, UNED, Universidad Alfonso X.