David del Val Latorre is Director of Core Innovation at Telefonica and CEO of Telefonica Research and Development. He is responsible for the creation of new internal products and services for the group. In this role, he has pioneered the introduction in Telefonica of new paradigms such as Artificial Intelligence, Edge Computing, IoT, and Big Data.
He spent 6 years in the United States where he co-founded VXtreme, a technology company based in Silicon Valley, which he later sold to Microsoft.
One of the early inventors of streaming media, he has participated in the founding of 11 start-ups and holds 16 international patents. He is also the president of 5TONIC, a 5G research association in Spain and have served on the board of the Telecom Infrastructure Project (TIP). He has taught Entrepreneurship at IE Business School.
David is a Telecommunications Engineer from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, has a Master's Degree in Computer Science from Stanford University and Executive Certificate in Management and Leadership from M.I.T.