With over ten years’ experience in his field, Alberto Toribio is considered by many to be Spain’s #1 Blockchain influencer. Leading the Blockchain innovation unit at Bankia, Alberto not only promotes both Blockchain and digital assets projects, but he also heads initiatives aimed at transforming organizational culture.
His career has thus far seen Alberto Toribio work as a technology expert for government agencies in Spain. Amongst these, he counts the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Supreme Court. He has also worked for private firms such as Sony Entertainment and Telefonica R&D. Furthermore, Antonio has played a large role in leading big data projects for various companies like Stratio, as an example, as well as funded the first Bitcoin startup Coinffeine owned by a bank, i.e. Bankinter.
In 2014 Alberto Toribio went on to found a Blockchain consultancy firm. The firm focuses on creating projects and startups for major IBEX companies including the likes of Endesa, Ferrovial, and Bankia. His expertise in his particular field has led to him collaborating with such entities as the New York FED, the European Commission in Brussels, Europol in The Hague, the Spanish House of Representatives, and the Bank of Spain amongst many others.
Alberto Toribio – Speaker
A conference speaker of note, Alberto Toribio talks about various issues surrounding Blockchain, cryptocurrencies, data-driven management, and innovation. He lives in Spain and presents in Spanish and English.
“It's been a really good time the months I've spent with Alberto working as senior developer in our team. He's an enthusiastic person, that is always committing with all project goals. Technically, he's a really skilled back end developer (not only), always ready for new challenges no matter the effort that they require. He loves getting more technical knowledge, and also likes sharing it within the team. He is always concerned with software quality and dates, what makes him a person of trust. He's done a great job not only developing, but doing some other important tasks as working closely to System Operations (as DevOps) and architecture teams. Alberto has actively contributed to increase the quality to our deployment, releasing and delivering processes. In the team, he always has had a moment to help his colleagues, always shares his opinions. Moreover, he feels comfortable listening, shows a lot of respect for other ideas and follows suggestions. I'm sure the future will bring to Alberto great opportunities to prove his mettle not only as a senior developer, but also as a technical team leader.”
“Alberto is an exceptionally competent developer and R&D products entrepreneur. We recruited him as a BigData Architect and he has been involved in developments for our most demanding clients and projects, as SmartSteps in Telefonica R&D. We have received feedback from our client, who has a special gratitude for Alberto´s passion and talent. In addition, Alberto has a great ability researching and developing projects. He has shared with us his idea, the first Bitcoin debit card, placing Paradigma as one of the first companies dealing with research and development of Bitcoin products. Alberto has also demonstrated his skills as a member of Big Data Spain 2013 organization committee. I highly recommend Alberto as I am sure he is a hugely valuable member of our company.”
“I know Alberto from his beginnings in the Blockchain ecosystem, and I can say without a doubt that he is one of the most brilliant professionals I have been able to work with. In addition to his impressive technical skills, Alberto stands out for his extraordinary vision for the creation of business opportunities based on technology, and the leadership of high performance teams to make the projects he develops a reality. The passion he develops for his work has allowed him to stand out both in large companies and in startups in multiple projects that have been pioneers in the discovery of how to use Blockchain technology to develop new products and disruptive services, becoming a reference in the sector . I have been fortunate to collaborate with him in several of these projects, with large companies, national and international organizations, and it is always a privilege to be able to work with him.”
“Can you imagine a CEO capable of rubbing shoulders with you writing code? That's Alberto. Not only he perfectly understands what software development and delivery is about; he has applied while working with us the only approach I've seen so far that guaranties a timely delivery of software projects within missing a single deadline, while going above and beyond client's expectations. All that was possible through his way of managing expectations, keeping distractions away from programmers and removing impediments to make projects go smoothly and to be successful. I'm not mentioning his authority in the crypto and innovation space because that is not at all necessary. If you want trust worthy management with no smoke and mirrors, nor fluff, hire him; and comply with his demands regarding a technical team.”