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

Santiago Ibáñez

CEO

Santiago has held executive positions in general management, strategy, operations, project finance and M&A at some of the largest European energy firms, having built business from the ground up and developed project pipelines worth $1B+ in multiple countries across the Americas and Europe. He has subsequently developed his career in the AI and Digital Transformation spaces, having spent two years as a researcher in AI at MIT CSAIL and having founded two disruptive startups incubated at MIT. He was an active member of the Blockchain Innovation Group at MIT. 

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, EOI and EAFIT and is also a startup mentor at MIT, Yale University and Techstars Boston.

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.

 

 

Santiago Ibáñez

CEO

Santiago has developed his career in the AI and Digital Transformation spaces, having spent two years as a researcher in AI at MIT CSAIL and having co-founded two disruptive startups incubated at MIT. He was an active member of the Blockchain Innovation Group at MIT.

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, EOI and EAFIT and is also a startup mentor at MIT, Yale University and Techstars Boston.

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

AKIM BORBUEV

Reinforcement Learning Engineering (Bictop)

ROBERTO RICA

Technology Innovation  (Somosierra Tech)

PEDRO ANQUELA

Engineering (Somosierra Tech)

JOSE SANTAFOSTA

Business Development  (Somosierra Tech)

JAVIER VÁZQUEZ

Operations (Somosierra Tech)

SERGIO SAMPAYO

Data Science (Somosierra Tech)