intro-arrow28/29th MAY Valencia 2020


How to Get There

Palacio de Congresos de Valencia.

Avinguda de les Corts Valencianes, 60

46015 Valencia


If you are coming by plane you will want to know a way to get to the city. We recommend taking the Metrovalencia which has the best price/travel time ratio. Metrovalencia is the subway service that operates on a direct line between the city centre and the airport (~20min) and departs every 5 min.

Public Transport

We strongly recommend that you use the bus and metro (remember that the subway is called «metro» in Spanish) instead of taking a taxi. It may be a good idea to get a tourist card for several days (from 24 to 72 hours) to travel by bus, city, metro and tram and that includes trips to the airport.

Taxis can be booked from your phone, +34 96 357 13 13 (Tele Taxi) or +34 96 370 33 33 (Radio Taxi) or, if you have a data plan, use Mytaxi or Cabify (Uber-type service).


Sercotel Sorolla Palace ****

Official CTO Summit Hotel

Av. Cortes Valencianas, 58, 46015 Valencia

Special price: From 85 € / day. (Breakfast and VAT included).

Contact our official travel agency:

Pablo Martorell 

Hotel Eurostar Gran Valencia ****

Carrer de la Vall d’Aiora, 3, 46015 Valencia

Melià Valencia ****

Av. Cortes Valencianas, 52, 46015 Valencia

Fernando Díaz

Selling lechugas @mercadonatech as director of engineering, previously eBay.
Globetrotter XP team builder. Enthusiast of continuous delivery and iterative process for both engineering and product.

Elena Gonzalez-Blanco

General Manager of Europe at CoverWallet, Elena González-Blanco is an Artificial Intelligence and Digital Innovation expert with a special focus on language technologies and interdisciplinary international projects. She has been Head of Artificial Intelligence Product Development at Minsait by Indra, and she is also a renowned international researcher, as Principal Investigator of the H2020 European Research Council Excellence Project POSTDATA (1M€+).
Intra-entrepreneur within the Spanish university, she was the Director and Founder of LINHD (Digital Innovation Lab and IT solutions provider). Executive Committee/Advisory Board Member of key European digital research infrastructures and international associations (President of the Spanish Digital Humanities Association, Member of the Executive Commitee of the European Alliance for Digital Humanities, Secretary of the International Alliance for Digital Humanities Organization, and member of the Advisory Board of the CLARIN ERIC EU Research Infrastructure, among others). PhD in Spanish Philology and awarded 1st National MA Price in Spanish Studies and Classics has developed researching and teaching activities at Harvard University, King’s College, UNAM, Bonn and UNED. Fluent speaker of English, French, German and Italian. Recognized as one of the Top100 Female Leaders in Spain (2016, 2017, 2018), and awarded with Julián Marías Prize 2017 for researchers under 40 years. She has been #1 in the Choiseul Ranking “100 Economic Leaders for the Future of Spain” 2018. Mother of 4 children.

Bárbara Martínez

Data driven profesional who believes in measurement and data analysis as the main key to control, meet and optimize business objectives. Background in project management, online marketing and ecommerce management. Large experience in SEO, SEM, Online Mkt campaigns.

13 years of experience in leading and managing digital projects for national and international brands such as L’Oreal, Garnier, Diageo, Vodafone, MasterCard, Warner Home Video, General Motors, Coca-Cola, Movistar, Carrefour, Iberia Airlines…

Currently working as Global Head of UX/UI Design, Digital Analytics and Optimization.
I also work as freelance and professor on my free time.

María José Millán

María José Millán is Marketing and Strategy Director for Visualfy, a social impact company that creates AI technology for deaf people and institutions commited to accesibility. Specialist in Branding, Corporate Communication and Digital Marketing, she has been professor at the University of London and the University of Southampton, and has participated in leading marketing and sales training programs at international institutions such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston (MIT), Salesforce or Hubspot.
As a consultant, she has led projects for global brands in fashion, travel, lifestyle, hospitality or technology, acquiring in-depth knowledge in the development and implementation of multichannel marketing strategies and developing strategic relationships with customers around the world. He has lead strategy, marketing and business development departments in agencies such as We are Marketing or CuldeSac.
She is currently director of the Digital Marketing Master’s Programme at and professor at the UX & User experience Master’s Degree, both at Kschool, and post-graduate professor at ISEM, the Fashion Business School of the University of Navarra. As a volunteer, she advises entrepreneurial projects with a social impact.

Javier Vélez

Javier Vélez is the leader of Technological Development in Front Channel Architecture at BBVA.
Doctor in Informatica since 2009, he dedicates himself to university teaching and research, at the same time as he carries out consultancy and technical training activities for companies. He is currently immersed in the innovation of Web technologies. In addition, he is also involved in evangelization and outreach activities in various IT communities.

Ana Aldea

Ana Aldea is the director of Datasocial, which is a digital marketing agency specialized in social networks for brands and media. For more than 10 years she has been a teacher of social networks in the main business schools.

Giulia Motteran

Multidisciplinary nerd for all the things tech, Giulia is currently building bridges between 4YFN and the top tech communities around the globe to bring together weird and wonderful collaborations that foster the international ecosystem. At 4YFN, she also heads up the communities program, responsible for culture, experience, networking and beers from Shanghai to LA and quite a few places in between.

Alex Puig

Alex Puig is a software R+D engineer and tech entrepreneur. Due to his interest in cryptocurrencies, he founded Digital Currency Summit, a conference aiming to debate about the economic impact of blockchain and decentralized technologies in our society. His areas of interest are Blockchain, DAG, Self Sovereign IDs, Zero Knowledge Proof and Tokenomics. He also founded Alastria Blockchain Ecosystem, the first National Wide semi-public blockchain Platform, and now is leading the Technical Team at Caelum Labs, a Blockchain consultancy and development firm based in Barcelona.

Javier Vélez

Javier Vélez is the leader of technological development in Front Channel Architecture at BBVA. Known as a doctor in Informatics since 2009, he dedicates his self to university teaching, also research and carrying out consultancy. He is in immersion in innovation of technologies for the Web. Moreover, Javier participates in activities which are in order to sensitize IT communities.

Margarita Albors

The Founder & President of Social Nest Foundation, Margarita works- and make a change- at the place where business, investment, and impact collide.

She has been focusing on impact since 2009, first working at the NGO Women’s Initiative for Self Employment in California (USA) before founding Social Nest. Previously, Margarita worked for the multinational pharma GlaxoSmithKline in the UK and in the food company Bonduelle in Spain.

As an international speaker, she frequently participates in different forums talking about social entrepreneurship, impact investment and women in tech.

Margarita holds a Master in Management from Harvard University, a Strategic Management and Social Leadership Program from IESE Business School (with a scholarship from Fundacion Rafael del Pino) and a Masters in Science in Industrial Engineer from the Polytechnic University of Valencia

Lourenço Viana

Lourenço Viana is Service Design & Research Lead in Mango, where he works to give coherence to physical and digital experiences. He has also created the «Design Research Lab» of the company, with the purpose of bringing the equipment closer to real users. He is currently studying the Doctorate in Design at the Faculty of Architecture of Lisbon, investigating how Service Designers help contribute to the transformation of organizations.

Miguel Andrés

Miguel Andres is an Argentinian IT Executive, Entrepreneur and Computer Science Researcher with more than 15 years of experience. Throughout his career, he has focused his talent and energy on improving people’s lives with technology. He started up his own company in 2004, PuntoAr, a company providing IT services. He is now part of the 5% of Google’s engineer force as a Software Engineer. Among his greatest contributions, was his lead on the Google Pay Transit product (the product has launched across the globe and today involves 100+ people) as well as the Google Pay Launch in Japan.

Marc Oliveras

Marc Oliveras is CTO and VP Engineering at Tiendeo.

For more than 20 years involved in IT Sector, he founded his own software development company and helped several companies in their technological and organizational transformation around the world.
Agile & Lean practicioner and believer, Marc is teaching in different schools like ESADE, FIB, GeeksHubs…

He usually manages and builds up teams and areas of up to 200 people (currently at Tiendeo they grew from 25 to 80 people in the IT&Product Team in less than 2 years) using Agile, Lean and Management 3.0 principles and a strong customer-oriented strategy.

Alejandro Barrera

CEO at The Aleph Report ( where he writes about the strategic implications of cutting-edge technology and helps companies understand how to survive the future. Through his consultancy side, he helps translate the innovation vision of the CEO into reality within the organization through innovation culture training, hands-on workshops, storytelling and Agile approaches.
Prior to this he cofounded two major startup accelerators, worked with business models, startup valuations, communication and message crafting, startup PR, lean startups methodologies, customer development and product design.
He is a regular mentor at several accelerators worldwide, he closely works with a couple of international conferences helping run their startup competitions and pitching training. He is also an international speaker in multiple conferences, including keynote speaker at several TEDx Events, The Economist Summits or Global Shaper by WEF.

Juan Pablo Costanzo

A Product Design Leader, with over 18 years in designing UX strategies for global products in organizations such as PayPal, Alibaba, Walmart and Oracle. Now working as the Head of Product Design at Mercadona, helping to establish a collaborative company culture and increasing the design team’s efficiency by encouraging interdisciplinary teamwork while providing steady leadership.

Andrés Pedreño

Andrés Pedreno is the co-founder of IT&IS and promoter of AlicanTEC. Besides, he was the rector of the University of Alicante (1993-2000).

Alejandro Escobar Díaz

Con 22 años fundó Aitire. Empresa especializada en sistemas de alta disponibilidad, almacenamiento, desarrollo web y la administración de servicios de infraestructura online. Desde 2011 lidera la compañía desde su posición de CEO. Recientemente, con el lanzamiento de Datos101 se incorpora al proyecto como CTO, empresa especializada en copias de seguridad y continuidad de negocio.

Susana Juan

As Cloud Product & Partners Business Manager at Arsys, Susana Juan coordinates the commercial launch of company’s solutions for professional and Channel clients. She also manages the company’s strategic relationships with its partners with the aim of consolidating Arsys’ leadership in the Internet professional services market.
Computer Engineer by the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and Master in Business Administration and Management by the Instituto Universitario de Administración de Empresas (IADE), Susana Juan has an extensive experience in hosting and Cloud solutions sales departments, consulting and technical support service. She joined Arsys in 2013 from Microsoft. Previously, She had developed his professional career in IT consulting, training and conferences areas in Soluciones NT and in the Escuela de Organización Internacional (EOI).

Francisco Fernández

With more than 20 years of experience in Information Technology, I currently have the opportunity of leading the enterprise architecture department at ING Bank Spain.

A great opportunity to:
• Respond to the business transformation expectations and external change drivers (innovation, fintechs, IT and banking trends…).
• Drive making of solution architectures for changes at short and medium term and define strategic solution architectures for long term.
• Be trusted advisor at board level for business stakeholders. Construct change roadmaps to align all stakeholders.
• Own and manage architecture processes aligned with agile way of working.
• Safeguard the Enterprise by providing Data Consistency and Security Principles for the Domains.
• Ensure alignment of delivery teams to the target architecture: providing fwks, cookbooks, patterns, best practices…

Believer in technology as a clear enabler for businesses transformations and economic development in society.

You can make awesome things with the technology but even more with an engaged team: people will stay over the companies.

Alejandro Escobar

At the age of 22, he founded Aitire. Company specialized in high systems availability, storage, web development and administration of online infrastructure services. Since 2011, he has led the company as CEO.
Recently, with the launch of Datos101, he has joined as CTO position.
Datos101 specialized company in security backup and business continuity

David Rey

David Rey is the Chief Data Officer at Idealista/data, he has more than 15 years of experience in Data & Analytics and Technological companies in range of industries. He is the founder and CCO&CFO at Wildbit Studios, in addition he co-founded, an online services monitoring service.

Alberto G. Toribio

Alberto G. Toribio is a Blockchain & Innovation Specialist, he is working in the innovation area of Bankia thanks to his experience creating the first Blockchain startup with a banking partner. Among his experience he has led Big Data projects in companies such as Stratio. He founded Coinffeine, the first Blockchain startup owned by a bank and also a Blockchain consulting company.

Justyna Adamczyk

Justyna is the tech recruiter and HR Business Partner at Carto. She has more than 10 years of international experience, she worked in startup organizations in Spain and the Netherlands. Besides she is specialized in the sourcing, recruiting and motivating top tech talent across the world. She also collaborating as a teacher with Universidad Europea in Valencia and Geekshubs.

Kei Shimada

Mr. Kei Shimada serves as Chief Executive Officer and President of Infinita Inc. Mr. Shimada is responsible for corporate strategy and in charge of domestic and international sales. He serves as the Global Director of Innovation and Business Development for Dentsu where he focuses on both initiating and leading a Dentsu Aegis group wide innovation initiative.
Mr. Shimada’s experience in the mobile, telecommunications, manufacturing and security industries, He was deep expertise in corporate strategic planning, human resources and sales/marketing. He also works to create new solutions around wearables, neural technology, locational big data and crisis management infrastructures, going beyond the traditional advertising business to cultivate new business opportunities. As an entrepreneur in Japan in 2004, he successfully established and ran Infinita Inc., one of Japan’s first multinational mobile research, consulting and development firms.
He is the Regional Director of Japan for Wearable World, a San Francisco – based startup dedicated to fostering a community for thought leaders in Wearables and the Internet of Things. He worked for Matsushita Electric, Lucent Technologies, Cybird and Synchro, all leading companies in their respective industries. He has been Member of Advisory Board of Manhattan Venture Partners since April 14, 2015. Mr. Shimada was graduated from Waseda University in 1996.

Nuño Lopez

More than 12 years of experience in the IT sector. 10 of them working hard at as a partner, CMO and CPO. In addition, he is a mentor in Google Campus accelerator, director and professor of the MDBM of The Valley, investment fund consultant… He says he does not like to describe himself, that’s why we say that he is one of the greatest professionals in Spain, impossible not to learn massively from him.

Carlos Buenosvinos

Carlos is the VP of Technology at XING, he is an Extreme Programmer and has more than 20 years of experience in the development of mobile and web applications. He contributed to the success of startups such as eBay, Atrapalo, Pc Components or Lowpost. His main areas of expertise are the Agile Team Management, Best Development Practices and Digital Transformation. Also, he created Ansistrano, the most starred Ansible Galaxy role. He is also the author of the book “Domain-Driven Design in PHP”.

Jorge Oteo Garcia

Jorge Oteo is CTO at Grupo Vocento, he has more than 25 years of experience in the Spanish media: Unidad Editorial, Prisa and Vocento. Besides, he’s one of the 25 Cybersecurity influencers in Spain and Member of Executive Board CIO Executive.

Sergio Furio

Born in Spain, Sergio Furio is the Founder & CEO of Creditas, the leading online secured lending platform in Brazil. With 700 employees, the company is one of the top fintech players in Latin America and a reference in both innovation and talent management. By using consumers’ properties, Creditas cuts the high interest rates that Brazilians pay for traditional consumer lending. Creditas has received US$85mn in funding from leading international VCs including Redpoint eVentures, Kaszek, QED, IFC (World Bank), Vostok Emerging Finance among others. Before founding Creditas in 2012, Sergio was a strategy consultant at The Boston Consulting Group and an investment banker at Deutsche Bank.