Juan Carlos GarciaSVP Technology and Architecture at Telefonica Group
Juan Carlos is SVP Technology and Ecosystem at Telefonica global CTIO unit, leading technical projects like Edge Computing, Private Networks or Network Slicing. He is in charge of Telefonica’s participation in standardization bodies and industry fora (GSMA, O-RAN, 3GPP, etc).
He has taken other VP positions at Telefonica GCTIO unit along the years: Technology and Architecture (2017-19), Radio Access (2016-17), Transport Optimization (2015-16), Operations and Plans (2010-11), Transport, Architecture and Plans (2008-9), Fixed Access (2006-7).
He works in different Telefonica companies along his career: VP Engineering Access & Transport Telefónica Germany (2011-14), director Technical & Business Development Telefonica Data Europe (Italy 2000-2, Germany 2003-5), Manager Operations & Resources Telefonica Latam (1998-2000), Senior R&D Engineer Telefonica R&D (1990-97). He works during 1997 at BellCore Labs (NJ, USA) in TINA-C, an international research project.
He has a Telecom Engineering degree at the Politechnical University of Madrid and works as associate professor of Computer Science at Carlos III University in Madrid, from 1990 till 1997.