José Luis leads the blockchain and web3 business unit in Telefónica Tech, pushing solutions for enterprises that build on these technologies. Hot topics like decentraliced identity, NFTs and, of course, the metaverse, are also part of the priorities they are developing and devoting resources. Before leading the Blockchain unit, he developed his career in various areas of innovation within Telefónica, highlighting milestones such as the launch of Wayra, the technology startup accelerator backed by Telefónica, in 2011. He holds several patents related to both telecommunications services and improvements in consensus mechanisms and interoperability of Blockchain networks. He holds degrees both in Telecommunications Engineering and Business Administration and specialisations in Innovation and Strategy from MIT Sloan and Harvard Business School.