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Patrick Lopez

VP Networks Innovation at Telefonica


 Patrick Lopez is VP Networks Innovation at Telefonica group in Madrid. He has close to 20 years of international experience in launching and managing new mobile, cloud and video products. 

At Telefonica, Patrick runs a team of innovators who are focusing on improving user experience for wireless, fixed and TV networks. 5G, mobile advertisement, consumer privacy, connecting the unconnected, SDN, NFV and Edge Computing are some of the technologies and subjects his teams are involved in. 

Prior to Telefonica, Patrick was founder and CEO of {Core Analysis}, the leading analyst practice at the intersection of mobile networks, video and cloud. 

Patrick was exclusive advisor to Opera software in its acquisition of Skyfire for $155 million and he was part of the teams that sent the world’s first mobile picture message (MMS) and deployed the first streaming video optimization engine for mobile networks. 

Patrick has collaborated to various industry and financial reports including Deutsche Bank, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse First Boston, Frost & Sullivan, Yankee group, Ovum, ... and has written several articles in collaboration with The Wall Street Journal, Wireless Week, Fierce wireless, RCR Wireless News, CNN and CNBC. 

Patrick currently resides in Madrid, Spain and has worked in the United States, Canada, Switzerland, Ireland and France. He holds a MBA in Corporate Management.