My profile is of an Innovation Manager, where I'm always scouting the technology markets for what's new in order to see its applicability where I am working at.

Lately my focus has been Deep Learning, Big Data, Robotics, and Genomics. With AI, I have focused on Deep Learning, as I see much potential with that technology. To that end, I have been using Jupyter Notebook, Mahout, H2O, etc

In Big Data, I developed scripts for Mahout, Hadoop, Spark, Flink, etc, I have tested and studied distributions (Cloudera, MapR, Hortonworks, etc)

With Robotics, I am programming my drones and Arduino boards with new capabilities and better interaction.

Finally, with genomics, I worked with comparative genomics using tools such as H2O in order to find promising DNA strands

On a more corporate level, I have a long experience with IT sales (>US$1M) for mostly large enterprises, interacting with the sales people to find new opportunities and offer innovative and unthough of solutions.

I have 4 books published on technology, the last on Big Data

My servers at home

Here, the servers serving this page

What you see is being served by a 3-server rack with a 12-disk HD array I have at my home.

Why, you say? So I can experiment with new technologies in a full bare metal enviroment: a much more realistic and hands on experience than a cloud or a virtual OS in a laptop

In fact, on Big Data, I have MapR installed with Spark, Hadoop, Solr, Kafka, etc. On AI, I have Mahout and H2O. On BDs, I have Couchbase as NOSQL and MySQL as SQL. Plus other AI tools I'll talk about below.

This assures to anyone who requires my services that I am fully aware of all the new technologies and that I can respond to something others would need months of paid courses as usually happens.

In fact, I pride myself of being an autodidact. And, to be honest, I've always preferred to hire people with this level of thinking.

Check out my book on Big Data at Amazon


Master’s degree Computer Engineering University of South Florida (USA) 1990-1992

I have been invited to speak on topics such as Genomics, IT, Big Data, etc. Some examples:
1 – Genomics and Big Data (London) -
2 – Biotech and Crops (Israel) -

1 – El Mundo (Spain) -
2 – Il Bioeconomista (Italy) -

Courses (as professor)
1 – EOI Escuela de Organización Industrial (Spain) -


25 Years Experience

I have held positions in UK, Spain, Brazil, and USA, and actually lived in over 10 countries. This allows me to adapt to different environments.

GFI Informatique (Spain)

Big Data Strategist

2016 - present
French IT consulting group with >19K employees - Hired as a Big Data Strategist to bring in new ideas for GFI customers on the use of Big Data tools and techniques.
- Able to bring into as partners companies MapR, Hortonworks, Lenovo, and NVIDIA, this last one concretely as a provider of high-end AI platforms thanks to its multiGPU architecture based servers.
- Participated in projects such as:
1 - Big Data platform for a Spain's government institution against cybercrime.
2 - IOT network for Spain's major national park in order to keep track of environmental changes (temperature, humidity, contamination, etc)
3 - Customer product recommendation system for a major airport retail chain, where the system would learn from past sales in order to suggest products for customers from different cultures.
4 - Hospital entry prevention system. To this end, was able to obtain Spain's government entire DB of hospital entries to study the chances of the pacient returning to the hospital.
Telefónica (Spain)

BI Architect

2015 - 2016
 - Hired by Accenture to work as BI Architect for Telefonica's Big Data area at the HQ in Madrid to bring in new ideas and technologies to their Big Data system.
- Identified several problems in their Big Data system and reported them to upper management which in turn reported to the CEO Cesar Alierta, like for example:
1 – The Big Data framework implemented. Recommended Cloudera
2 – The systems developed. Recommended using Storm to gather realtime data.
3 – The programming model. Recommended 3rd generation (Spark)
4 – The Big Data team. Recommended changes in methodology, reporting, and architecture.
Alkol Biotech (UK)

Founder - CTO

2010 - 2015
– 2010-2015 (UK) Biotechnology & Genomics research company
- Responsible for all IT decisions of the company, choosing architectures, hiring personnel, leading teams, etc.
- Responsible for the development of a Big Data system from the ground up, implementing servers, softwares, development, etc. Since the company had no funds for a distribution such as Cloudera, had to implement the system manually. To this end, used Hadoop, Spark, H2O, ADAM, BLAST, and several other tools regularly used in the genomics space.
Kviar.Com (Brazil)


2000 - 2010
Initially a music portal with over 40,000 tracks in MP3: Brazil’s 2nd largest music portal at the time
- Responsible for all IT operations in the portal, developing systems, maintaining them, and finding new ways to use technology to increase sales. To this end, developed an SMS system which increased sales by 74%

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2 Royal College Street
NW10NH, London
+44 7950844287
Calle Najerilla 14 Piso 2 Puerta C
28231 Las Rozas, Madrid
+34 644400863