Luis Francisco González
VP of Business Development
Luis Francisco González is in love with computing. Curiosity and the sheer awesomeness of making a complex machine obey and solve a problem with a program has always been his fascination and hobby. For many years Luis collaborated in GNU/Linux Free Software, being a Debian developer in the 90’s where he arrived while looking for a UNIX environment for his PC in which to develop his research in Artificial Intelligence in several Universities before turning his hobby in to a job.
In his more than 10 years in Telefonica, Luis has had different roles in Client Engineering, Marketing and Business Development. Most of that time has been in the area of Information Security. He is a firm believer in the idea that clients pay his salary and should, therefore, be the litmus test to evaluate any activity. Before joining Telefonica, Luis worked in the United Kingdom for Lucent Technologies in the Professional Services and Development areas for the Telco Business Support Systems product line.
Luis holds an Industrial Engineering degree from ICAI, Universidad Pontificia de Comillas, Madrid, a M.Sc. in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Edinburgh, and an International MBA from IE Business School, Madrid. He is also a holder of the ISACA CISA security certification and PMP from the Project Management Institute.