David del Val Latorre

TIP Board Member
CEO, Telefónica Research
and Development Director
Telefónica Core Innovation

David del Val Latorre is CEO of Telefónica Research and Development and Director of Core Innovation at Telefónica. He is responsible for the creation of new internal products and services for the group. In this role, he has pioneered the introduction of new paradigms at Telefónica such as Artificial Intelligence, Edge Computing, IoT, and Big Data.

David 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. After working with Microsoft for some time, he returned to Spain and founded Tech Foundries, where he served as vice – president until 2008.

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 MIT.

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. He has taught Entrepreneurship at IE Business School.