Carme Artigas

Spain's Secretary of State for Digitization and Artificial Intelligence. Entrepreneur and AI expert.


English, Spanish


Specific topics

Artificial intelligenceBig DataBlockchainCloud ComputingFuture TrendsFuture trendsStartupTechnological disruptionbusiness growth

Please kindly note that due to his current position as Spain's Secretary of State for Digitization and Artificial Intelligence, Carme Artigas is not able to accept paid speaking engagements.

Carme Artigas is a Spanish businesswoman and top executive. She co-founded and was CEO of the pioneering Big Data firm Synergic Partners, named one of the 2015 top 15 companies in the sector by 451 Research. Synergic Partners was merged into Telefónica in 2015.

As a speaker, Carme unveils the keys to understand how the current tech tsunami impacts the corporative world and societies in general. She addresses the implications at all levels of the unparalleled current intersection of different waves of disruption. Moreover, her great knowledge of Big Data and AI allows her to delve into specific and deep technology-related matters.

As corporate CEO, Carme Artigas has conducted operations in more than 15 countries and has led a team of 150 employees. From her company, she established a division of digital talent training called Synergic Academy. In addition, she created the Data Science Awards Spain in 2016, an award aiming to value analytic talent in Spain.

In 2016, the US magazine Insight Success name Carme Artigas as one of the 30 most influential and internationally recognized businesswomen, being the only Spaniard included on the list. The publishing house O’Reilly Media, specialized in technology, recognizes her as one of the top women in the world in the data business.

Carme Artigas is a member of the Technology and Innovation Commission of the CEOE, the Spanish Confederation of Corporate Organizations, and is an appointed member of the board of directors of the Spanish Businesspeople Association (AED). Furthermore, she also serves as an Industry Affiliate Partners member at Columbia IDSE University. Stanford University appointed her as the Madrid Ambassador of the Women in Data Science (WIDS) Conference.

She presented in different national and international forums on Big Data such as Strata + Hadoop World. Carme Artigas is also a professor in several master programs on new technologies, Big Data and innovation at Spanish institutions like IE, EOI and ESADE.
Carme Artigas has +20 years of professional experience in the technology and telecommunications industries. She served as CEO at Ericsson Innova, the first European Ericsson venture capital fund, and she also cofounded and chaired the International Wireless Internet Venture Association WIVA.

Artigas is an IQS graduated Chemical Engineer, and holds an IQS postgraduate degree on Industrial Business Management. She studied Chemical Sciences at Ramón Llul University and holds a Berkeley University- Haas School Executive MBA on venture capital.

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