A public lecture by Dr Pablo Rodriguez, CEO of Alpha shall take place on 10th January in the Sheikh Zayed Theatre. The event will be chaired by Professor Milan Vojnovic from the Department of Statistics and the event is hosted by SEDS. Take a look at this public event. Below you can find a bio of Pablo Rodriguez and a blurb about Alpha.
Dr. Pablo Rodriguez is the CEO of Alpha. Prior to Alpha, Pablo led Telefonica´s corporate research lab and incubator. He has worked in several Silicon Valley startups and corporations including Inktomi, Microsoft Research and Bell-Labs. His current interests are privacy and personal data, re-thinking the Internet ecosystem and network economics. He has co-founded the Data Transparency Lab, an NGO to drive data privacy and transparency. He is on the advisory board of Akamai, EPFL, and IMDEA Networks. He has worked with chef Ferran Adria (El Bulli) on computational gastronomy and with F.C. Barcelona applying data science to soccer. He received his Ph.D. from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. He is an IEEE Fellow and an ACM Fellow. www.rodriguezrodriguez.com
Alpha is an innovation facility established by Telefonica to define and solve big societal problems and democratise access to new opportunities. Alpha supports the creation of moonshots – multi-year development projects that address these big societal problems. Alpha aims to conceive and deliver radical solutions and breakthrough technology by collaborating with the right talent and the people impacted by the problems we are trying to solve. www.alpha.company