Top Industry 4.0 managers, entrepreneurs and VCs

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Xabier Álvarez
Xabier ÁlvarezFounding Partner LAWESOME Legal Services
Managing partner in MicroWave Ventures technology investment and startup accelerator during five-years, Founding Partner in LAWESOME Legal Services and co-author of the book “Business Numbers: Prevention and Recovery of Non-Payables”.
Ion Arocena
Ion ArocenaGeneral Manager of the Bioindustry Association
General Manager of ASEBIO, the Spanish Bioindustry Association. He has worked as an investment management executive, with deep knowledge of the Spanish and Global Life Sciences market. He studied Biotechnology in Madrid and completed his studies with an executive MBA.
Guillermo Arregui
Guillermo ArreguiFounder and CEO of the investment fund Emprendiza VC and the Hardware startup accelerator Campo Base Lab
He is also Board Member of several startups. He has international managing experience in industrial companies, including Proinlosa Energy Group (cleantech), Holcim (cement) and Accenture.
Francisco Arteche
Francisco ArtecheCEO of Euskaltel and former CEO of Electronic Arts Iberia
CEO of Euskaltel and former CEO of Electronic Arts Iberia, Consumer Channel Director at Microsoft Iberia and Marketing Director at L’Oréal. He’s and industrial engineer and a board member of the Interactive Software Federation of Europe
Max Cavazzini
Max CavazziniEnterprise Business Development Amazon Web Services - Manufacturing & Automotive lead EMEA
EMEA Automotive & Manufacturing Business Development lead at AWS. Educated in Industrial Engineering at Torino, he founded a startup in the biometric business and has worked as CDO for two other startups. He’s also worked for Hutchison Whampoa, Fiat Chrysler (Infotainment product planner and head of Connected Car EMEA) and Oracle.
Eduardo Díez-Hochleitner R.
Eduardo Díez-Hochleitner R.Chairman of Masmovil Ibercom and Venture Partner at Samaipata Capital Partners (VC)
Board member, mentor and business angel of more than 12 companies and startups, he co-founded Gawa Capital Partners (microfinance fund), Imm Sound and Has been MD at BNP and Banexi España, COO/CFO of Grupo Prisa, Partner at Apax Partners (PE), General Counsel to Schibsted Group and other companies.
Mar Eroles
Mar ErolesLife Sciences Investment Analyst at Indaco Venture Partners
Jury member at the SME Instrument in the European Commission, former General Secretary of AMCES and EMCC Spain, former President of Innovation Forum Barcelona and mentor of several acceleration programs in Europe. A neuroscientist reconverted into a tech-transfer passionate, always working towards value based sicence to the patients.
Unai Franco
Unai FrancoAdvisor to and investor in technology companies
Angel investor & co-founding partner at White Peak Partners, a strategy & corporate finance advisory firm based in London. He is a former investment banker and an Electronics & Automation R&D engineer at Daimler.
Rosa García
Rosa GarcíaCEO and President of Siemens Spain
She worked for NEC and Microsoft before joining Siemens in 2011. She also serves on the boards of several industry and finance corporations, including the Association for the Progress of Management (APD) and Acerinox.
Mar González-Franco
Mar González-FrancoResearcher at Microsoft Research
A computer scientist working at the forefront of Mixed Reality at Microsoft Research, her work has been covered by global media such as Fortune or TechCrunch. She has held several positions at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University College London, Tsinghua, Airbus Group and the startup Traity.
Roy Gottlieb
Roy GottliebPartner at Cardumen Capital
He worked with Israeli Intelligence Corps in the Technological Unit during two years, and has held managing positions at Innovative Industries Inc in New York. He’s also been comanaging Director of YVCF (Young Venture Capital Forum) and Investment Associate at Samsung.
Patrick Halford
Patrick HalfordFaculty SingularityU Nordics
Patrick Halford is Director of Nordic ecosystem development for Redstone Aero, a drone R&D center. He sits on the boards of a number of healthcare & drone startups and is a mentor with Finland’s SpaceUp program and Copenhagen Business School’s Go Grow entrepreneur program. Previously, he was Nordic Director of Drone & Robotics ecosystems for IBM.
Mikel Irizar
Mikel IrizarCEO of Hydromodel Host and board member of BigML
He was SVP of Scytl, a secure electronic voting and election solution, and was part of teams that founded and sold SoftCloudIT and NTRglobal. He also served on the board of PasswordBank which was later sold to Symantec.
Stephen Kaufman
Stephen KaufmanGlobal Senior Solution Architect at Microsoft
He is a published author, trainer and speaker working for Microsoft as Global Solution Architect. In his current role he assists customers in designing, building & running solutions on cutting edge technologies.
Eneko Knörr
Eneko KnörrFounder of Ludei ( and Ideateca
Serial entrepreneur and angel investor, Mr Knorr is the founder and CEO of Ludei (, a SaaS platform for mobile apps, and of startup incubator Ideateca. He also founded and sold cloud startup Hostalia to Telefónica.
Gonzalo Martínez de Azagra
Gonzalo Martínez de AzagraManaging General Partner at Cardumen Capital
Former Managing Director of Samsung Ventures in Israel. He has taken part in investments in PrimeSense (bought by Apple), StoreDot, Replay Technologies (bought by Intel), Cortica, EarlySense, Rounds (bought by Kik) and ScyllaDB, Elastifile, Yume (Nasdaq) and Aveni. He currently serves on the boards of StoreDot, EarlySense, Giraffic, Aveni, Replay Technologies, Imagry, Humavox and Corephotonics
Ian Massingham
Ian MassinghamWorldwide Lead, AWS Technical Evangelism at Amazon Web Services
Lead technology evangelist for Amazon Web Services, where he is an expert in cloud computing and solutions architecture. Previously he worked for EMC, Cable & Wireless and Energis.
Xabier Mitxelena
Xabier MitxelenaCybersecurity Lead Accenture (Spain, Portugal & Israel)
He founded security startup S21Sec, later sold to Sonae.
David Pascual
David PascualHead of Indraventures in Indra
He has been Manager of institutional development area of innovation at Indra during 7 years, and since october of 2016 he is Head of Indra’s corporate innovation department.
Álvaro Polo
Álvaro PoloAccenture Strategy Resources Lead for Spain, Portugal and Israel
Managing Director of Accenture Strategy in Spain, Portugal and Israel since 2012. He’s worked in Business Strategy and Operational Improvement programs in oil and gas, steel, building materials and utility companies.
Marta Princep
Marta PrincepManaging Partner at BHVPartners
Expert in life sciences and business. Involved in several start-ups as board member and advisor as Mind The Byte, Oncokids Biosciences Inc, New Born Solutions. She is member of tech transfer initiatives as The Collider from Mobile World Capital, Caixaimpulse, Kenko and has been Entrepreneurship director at Bellavista and Innovation director at Biocat.
Marc Ramis Castelltort
Marc Ramis CastelltortAdvisor for new investments at Life Biosciences Inc.
Co-founder and CEO at Senolytic Therapeutics Inc. and still partner of TBI and biomedicine incubator Chasing Science. He’s also advisor for Cebiotex and for aging therapeutics new investments at Life Biosciences Inc. in Europe, and has worked for Isis Innovations/University of Oxford and Novartis.
Anindya Saha
Anindya SahaFounding Partner at Nero Ventures
Founder and Managing Partner of Nero Ventures, an early stage VC fund. He currently serves on the boards of Exoticca, Orain and BoatBureau. Previously worked as Marine Engineer with Teekay Corp. for five years. He is an Entrepreneurship mentor at IESE and EAE Business School.
Limor Schweitzer
Limor SchweitzerCEO of RoboSavvy
CEO of Ground Drone, a company developing MOV.AI, an artificial Intelligence and Control Framework for mobile robots transforming human-operated mobile machines into autonomous intelligent robots. He’s also founded startup incubator RoboSavvy, technology integrator Xpert and software maker XaCCT.
Jamie Stapleton
Jamie StapletonABB Digital Leader - Transformers
ABB Digital Leader – Transformers. His main current interests are in new innovative IoT solutions, specially for the Oil&Gas and Power industries.
Jon Uriarte
Jon UriartePartnet at All Iron Ventures
With a degree in Economics, he moved to London to work for Morgan Stanley and Merrill Lynch, specialising in mergers and acquisitions, LBOs and private banking. In 2009, he resigned to found Ticketbis with his friend Ander Michelena. Ticketbis was recently acquired by eBay for more than $150 M.
Oscar Villanueva
Oscar VillanuevaTechnology Transference & New Ventures at Petronor-Repsol
Engineer, he cofounded an energy startup and has worked for 13 years for Repsol, where he manages the new ventures business for the Petronor refinery.