Juan Carlos has 30 years of experience in the Telco & IT sector, playing different roles in several Telefónica Group companies: Telefónica I+D (R&D), Telefónica Latam, Telefónica Data Europe, Telefónica Germany and Telefónica S.A, in a range of technology, operations and business development areas. His current role is SVP Technology Innovation and Ecosystem, in charge of Network and IT Technology Innovation Plans and the participation of Telefónica in standard organizations, open-source communities and industry associations. He is currently leading projects around edge computing, network slicing, private networks and 5G services.

Juan Carlos is currently member of GSMA’s Technology Group and chairman of GSMA’s Telco Edge Cloud taskforce. He has been recently appointed as chairman of 5TONIC’s Steering Board and acted in the past as Telefonica’s representative at NGMN and O-RAN Alliance.

He worked as well as an associate professor at the Carlos III University in Madrid (1990-97).