Irene Lopez de Vallejo

“My name is Irene, and I am a curious, non-conformist person that thoroughly enjoys networking, finding unique people and ideas, and bring them together to solve socio economic challenges through ambitious technology collaborations. I have worked in and shaped multidisciplinary international teams applying technology research in different sectors, across the fields of robotics, high-value manufacturing, the Internet of Things, 5G and, more recently AI and blockchain. With a background in Social Science, Economics, and Architecture, I have a long-standing passion to understand the complex relationships underlying societies and technologies. I mentor in programmes and advise start ups that are committed to give back, grow the ecosystem and have a purpose that transcends profit.” Dr. Irene Lopez de Vallejo is the Director of International Partnerships and Business Development of DEX and Founding Team Member of Ocean Protocol. Previously she helped set up the Digital Catapult, the UK's leading advanced digital technology innovation centre. She is also Co-Founder of GivingStreets, where she is committed to make our increasingly cashless society inclusive for all.