Carlos Domingo

Expert in innovation. Former President and CEO of Telefónica Investigación y Desarrollo (2013-2014).


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Carlos Domingo is an expert in new technologies, ICT and innovation who has held the post of Senior Executive Officer for New Business and Innovation for the Dubai-based telecommunications company (United Arab Emirates) Du since 2015.

During his long professional career, he has been Senior Executive Officer of Business & Data Intelligence at Etihad Etisalat (Mobily) and he was Chairman and Managing Director of Telefónica R+D and CEO of Telefónica Digital New Business and Innovation. He also sat on the board of directors of Telefónica Digital, Telefónica Ventures, Jajah, Tokbox and Tuenti. PhD in Computer Engineering from UPC and Master in I.T. Engineering from the Tokyo Institute of Technology, he did post-graduate business administration studies at Stanford Graduate School of Business.

With almost 20 years’ experience in the world of ICT, he has spent much of his professional career in Japan and the United States, where he was VP of technology for Celartem Technologies and later held the posts of President and C.E.O. of its subsidiary in Seattle, formed after the merger of its acquisitions Extensis, LizardTech and DiamondSoft.

In 2008, the Association of I.T. Engineers awarded him the national prize for his professional career. In 2011, he was awarded the prize as the best young technology executive by the Prince of Girona Foundation and Seeliger and Conde. In 2013, he was chosen as the on-line personality of the year in the national eAwards.

He also acts as a business angel and mentor for start-ups like BuyFresco, BlinkBooking, Chicfy, FileThis, GuardTime, OnGest, Offerum, Sibaritus or Zyncro, and co-founder of the healthy life-style web site Vitasalum. He is also the author of the book "El viaje de la innovación: La guía definitiva para innovar con éxito", an introductory manual to the complex world of business innovation, in which he answers questions including: What is innovation really? Or How many kinds of innovation are there?

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