OUR TEAM

Our multidisciplinary team combines outstanding track records in design, implementation, and management of technology projects in the internet, telecom and business solutions spaces.

Founding partners

Ignacio Fuentes

Program Director, J-Clinic@MIT COO
at MIT Quest for Intelligence

Ignacio is an international executive with leadership roles in large corporations. With a broad academic and professional background, he has global expertise driving strategy and change management.

Ignacio is the executive director of J-Clinic @MIT and an inaugural director of the MIT Quest for Intelligence, mission driven initiatives on AI/ML across campus.

He is a senior lecturer holding a research appointment at MIT with a special focus on digital strategy and new technologies.

Ignacio holds a M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering and a Master in Risk Management from the Technical University of Catalonia, and an MBA from MIT. He is an associate professor at the Center for Excellence and Innovation at the UPC and an active member of MIT’s innovation ecosystem. 

 

Santiago Ibáñez

AI at MIT CSAIL, Fintech,
Sustainability

Santiago has held executive positions in strategy, operations, project finance and M&A at some of the largest European energy firms. Currently, he holds a research position in artificial intelligence at MIT CSAIL.

He has deep expertise in the Fintech / Digital Transformation spaces as a founder of two disruptive startups where he has been in charge of the technical efforts in the fields of machine learning, blockchain and impact modeling. 

Santiago holds a M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, an MBA from IE Business School, a M.Sc. in Management of Technology from MIT, and a Ph.D. from the Technical University of Madrid. He is an associate professor at graduate courses at the Comillas Pontifical University and EOI, as well as an active member of the MIT and Techstars innovation ecosystems.

 

Roberto Duarte

CEO at
Somosierra Tech

Roberto has held management positions in several technology companies over the past twenty years, assuming executive positions in engineering, operations, strategic projects and general management.

With an outstanding career in management and definition of strategy and digital transformation, he has been part of some of the most successful projects in the telecommunications space in Spain.

He is founding father of three promising startups, being currently CEO of two of them, focused on maximizing the efficiency of its clients through the design and implementation of transformative solutions based on cutting-edge technologies, prioritizing social, environmental and economic sustainability.

 

 

Ignacio Fuentes

Program Director, J-Clinic@MIT COO
at MIT Quest for Intelligence

Ignacio is an international executive with leadership roles in large corporations. With a broad academic and professional background, he has global expertise driving strategy and change management.

Ignacio is the executive director of J-Clinic @MIT and an inaugural director of the MIT Quest for Intelligence, mission driven initiatives on AI/ML across campus.

He is a senior lecturer holding a research appointment at MIT with a special focus on digital strategy and new technologies.

Ignacio holds a M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering and a Master in Risk Management from the Technical University of Catalonia, and an MBA from MIT. He is an associate professor at the Center for Excellence and Innovation at the UPC and an active member of MIT’s innovation ecosystem. 

 

Santiago Ibáñez

AI at MIT CSAIL, Fintech,
Sustainability

Santiago has held executive positions in strategy, operations, project finance and M&A at some of the largest European energy firms. Currently, he holds a research position in artificial intelligence at MIT CSAIL.

He has deep expertise in the Fintech / Digital Transformation spaces as a founder of two disruptive startups where he has been in charge of the technical efforts in the fields of machine learning, blockchain and impact modeling. 

Santiago holds a M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, an MBA from IE Business School, a M.Sc. in Management of Technology from MIT, and a Ph.D. from the Technical University of Madrid. He is an associate professor at graduate courses at the Comillas Pontifical University and EOI, as well as an active member of the MIT and Techstars innovation ecosystems.

 

Roberto Duarte

CEO at
Somosierra Tech

Roberto has held management positions in several technology companies over the past twenty years, assuming executive positions in engineering, operations, strategic projects and general management.

With an outstanding career in management and definition of strategy and digital transformation, he has been part of some of the most successful projects in the telecommunications space in Spain.

He is founding father of three promising startups, being currently CEO of two of them, focused on maximizing the efficiency of its clients through the design and implementation of transformative solutions based on cutting-edge technologies, prioritizing social, environmental and economic sustainability.

 

 

Team

ROBERTO RICA

Technology Innovation 

JAVIER VÁZQUEZ

Operations 

PEDRO ANQUELA

Engineering 

JOSE SANTAFOSTA

Business Development & Marketing 

 

ANTONIO ORTEGA

Software Engineering