Julio Marchena GonzálezHead of Innovation Scouting and Investments at Telefonica
Julio Marchena has recently been appointed as Head of Innovation Scouting at Telefónica. He is leading Telefónica’s Silicon Valley Office and oversees scouting activities in Israel. Under his leadership, the Silicon Valley Office’s mission is to scout emerging technologies, cultivate disruptive innovation, and identify new business opportunities and partnerships as well as potential investments. Julio also brings Telefónica’s Executive teams to Silicon Valley to interact directly with potential partners and the local innovation eco-system.
Prior to leading the Silicon Valley Office, he has worked in strategy consulting firms in the TMT sector before joining Telefonica in 2011 where he owned key roles in corporate strategy and supported activities of the B2B CEO office.
Julio has a mixed business-technical background with a major in Telecommunication Engineering and a master's in strategic management from the Polytechnic University of Madrid as well as the Global Management Program at IESE.