Gonzalo Pérez

Head of Business Development, Telefonicia Open

Gonzalo Pérez

Speaker Bio


Gonzalo has spent his professional life dealing with innovation from various different angles. He began in the banking industry working in international projects across France, The Netherlands and Spain before moving to work at Atos Research & Innovation where he led projects in +15 countries relating to the European Commission innovation funds, raising over 150M€ in 5 years. After this, Gonzalo spent some time as an entrepreneur in the digital world with couple of own initiatives before joining Telefonica where he currently holds the role of Head of Business Development at Telefonica Open Innovation (Wayra). At Wayra he contributed to the 2021 achievements of investing in 19 new startups and adding more than 40M€ revenues to the startups by guiding and advising them in business models for successful monetisation through the world of Telefonica’s digital solutions.



In his spare time, Gonzalo’s passion for technology and innovation continues where he acts as a mentor and advisor for several start ups as well as being a keen and studious investor.