Pablo Rodriguez is the Research Director and Head of the Internet and Multimedia Barcelona Center at Telefonica Digital. He has developed his career in the United States as a software architect and entrepreneur in three Silicon Valley start-ups (Inktomi, which provided the search engine of MSN, Yahoo and AOL; Netli and Tahoe Networks). He also worked Microsoft Research in Cambridge and Bell-Labs in the USA. As a result of his work, Pablo has more than fifty scientific publications and patents. He is adjunct professor at Columbia University (New York). Twitter: @pabloryr Summary of the talk: To learn more about TEDxBarcelona please visit: About TEDx: In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a programme of local, self-organised events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organised events are branded TEDx, where x=independently organised TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx programme, but individual TEDx events are self-organised.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

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Pablo Rodriguez is a entrepreneur, business executive, and computer scientist. He is recognized as a creative leader and visionary. He founded as CEO, Alpha, (Europe’s equivalent to Google [X]), the skunkworks Moonshot facility established by Telefonica to address some of the biggest problems in society by conceiving and delivering radical solutions using breakthrough technology. Such Moonshots include efforts in the areas of mental health, future of learning, AI economies, or distributed energy.