Juan Carlos Garcia

SVP Technology Innovation and Ecosystem, Telefonica

Juan Carlos Garcia

Speaker Bio


Juan Carlos Garcia is SVP Technology and Ecosystem at Telefonica global CTIO unit, leading technical projects like edge computing, private networks or network slicing. He is in charge of Telefonica’s participation in standardization bodies and industry fora (O-RAN, ETSI, 3GPP, etc). He represents Telefonica at the GSMA Technology Group and is chairman of the GSMA Telco Edge Cloud taskforce. He has taken other VP positions at Telefonica GCTIO unit over the years:  Technology and Architecture (2017-19), Radio Access (2016-17), Transport Optimization (2015-16), Operations and Plans (2010-11), Transport, Architecture and Plans (2008-9), Fixed Access (2006-7). He has worked in different Telefonica companies along his career: VP Engineering Access & Transport Telefónica Germany (2011-14), director Technical & Business Development Telefonica Data Europe (Italy 2000-2, Germany 2003-5), Manager Operations & Resources Telefonica Latam (1998-2000), Senior R&D Engineer Telefonica R&D (1990-97). During 1997 he worked at BellCore Labs (NJ, USA) in TINA-C, an international research project. He has a Telecom Engineering degree from