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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Invest in Spain: Business Opportunities in the Spanish ICT Sector

Speakers for this event:
  • Andrés García, Investor Services Manager, INVEST IN SPAIN  Learn More
  • Marcos Jiménez, CEO of Europe, Softtek  Learn More
  • Víctor Martínez, Deputy General Manager, NEC Ibérica  Learn More
  • Inma Rodríguez Serrano, Vice President Madrid R&D Center, Ericsson  Learn More
  • María José Aguado, Director of Processes and Commercial Efficiency, Telefónica España  Learn More
  • Invest in Spain: Business Opportunities in the Spanish ICT Sector

    This seminar will focus on the Information and Communication Technologies sector in Spain and the investment opportunities it offers to foreign companies. Thus, we will analyse the current situation and future trends of the sector, highlighting its main competitive advantages.

    Attendees will have the chance to listen to first hand experiences from multinational companies already established in Spain, who will give their view on the suitability of Spain for their different strategies, covering topics such as:

    - The maturity of the Spanish ICT market, with experience both in the client and provider side

    - The potential access to key markets in Latin America and Europe that Spain offers

    - The availability of local talent and skills, at a competitive cost

    - Big multinationals are already manufacturing and delivering professional electronics and systems in a competitive way

    - Multinational companies are already developing software and providing outsourcing services to other European big and medium-sized enterprises

    - There is a global presence providing high value services from Spain

    9:00 EDT 15:00 CET Opening Remarks
    9:05 EDT 15:05 CET Invest in Spain
        Andrés García, Investor Services Manager 
    9:20 EDT 15:20 CET
        Marcos Jiménez, CEO Europe 
    9:35 EDT 15:35 CET NEC Ibérica 
        Víctor Martínez, Deputy General Manager
    9:50 EDT 15:50 CET Ericsson 
        Inma Rodríguez, Vice President Madrid R&D Center 
    10:05 EDT 16:05 CET Telefónica España 
        María José Aguado, Director of Processes and Commercial Efficiency
    10:20 EDT 16:20 CET Q&A 


    This webinar is addressed to CEOs, VPs, Business Development, Operations and Strategy Managers from foreign enterprises seeking to set up or expand their business in Spain.

    According to the current activities of the potential investors, companies working in any of the following areas could be interested in the cases exposed:

    • Equipment and telecommunication systems providers: networks, terminals, systems, etc.
    • Software developers
    • Outsourcing providers
    • Systems integrators
    • Manufacturers of professional and consumer hardware
    • Wireless network providers
    • Systems integrators specialised in health systems, consumer and retail
    • Electronic equipment providers focusing in the automotive industry

    Andrés García, Investor Services Manager, INVEST IN SPAIN  

    Andres Garcia is Investor Services Manager at Invest in Spain, the Spanish Inward Investment Promotion Agency, part of the Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Trade. He is an expert in the ICT Sector, dealing with foreign companies investing in this industry.


    Graduated in Telecommunications and Information Systems from the University of Valladolid, Spain, including a final year researching at the Institute for Biomedical Technologies in Dresden, Germany. Prior to his current position at Invest in Spain, he worked at IBM Global Business Services within the Telecom Industry in several projects for blue-chip clients, including Telefónica and France Telecom. Before that, he was in charge of the ICT department at the Spanish Trade Commission in Düsseldorf, Germany, and at the Foreign Affairs Office of the University of Valladolid.

    Marcos Jiménez, CEO of Europe, Softtek  

    Marcos Jimenez is currently CEO of Softtek Europe and member of the organization’s Executive Board. He has formed part of Softtek USA for 17 years, assuming various positions, such as key entrepreneur for Softtek in Peru, the U.S., Spain, and the U.K. Since 2004, he has been responsible for Sales and Marketing of Softtek USA, the market in which he nearly doubled the company’s profitability.


    Jimenez started his path as an analyst programmer in the first pension funds project that Sofftek sold. Since his inclusion, he has perceived Softtek as a unique organization, and what impacted him most was how its philosophy took into consideration, among its objectives, to help people know and understand themselves. Thus, that year he became a member of the Banks unit and later undertook the opening of Softtek in Peru. This enterprising effort provoked a domino effect in his professional career.


    Marcos obtained his B.A. in Electronic Engineering from the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana.


    With regard to the global crisis, Marcos comments, “We have a great challenge to face based on the global and local economic changes. However, I am sure that they will make us stronger.” He added, “Now is when [Softtek’s] obstinacy, persistence, and positive vision for the future have to push us towards an important growth as a company and as people.”

    Víctor Martínez, Deputy General Manager, NEC Ibérica  

    Victor Martinez joined NEC in January 2000. Since then he has been serving in different areas of the company where helped to develop the presence and potentiality of the company in the Spanish market.


    He served as, amongst others, Technical Manager, Operations Manager, Director of 3G Division and is currently responsible of Marketing and Sales as Deputy General Manager in charge of expanding NEC’s presence across the Spanish territory. Prior to NEC, he worked at Alcatel and co-founded an ICT company as entrepreneur.


    Victor Martinez holds a bachelor degree in Physics from the Complutense University of Madrid and MBA from IE (Instituto de Empresa).

    Inma Rodríguez Serrano, Vice President Madrid R&D Center, Ericsson

    Inma Rodríguez is currently Madrid R&D Site Manager & Head of the Packet Core activities in Madrid. Before joining Ericsson, Inma Rodríguez worked for Telefónica at the Network Planning Department. In 1998 Inma started as a Solution Consultant in Ericsson Sweden. She came back to Ericsson Spain in 2000 to work for the Market Unit Iberia as Manager of IP Infrastructure. In 2005 she joined Madrid R&D Center, where she has been manager in different units and PDUs (Product Development of User Databases).


    Inma obtained her M.S. degree in Telecommunications from the Universidad Politécnica of Madrid.


    She likes new challenges and puts a lot of energy in what she does, trying to get all the team working towards clear goals. Her motto in life is enjoy what you do and learn from the people you meet. Her professional goal is to support the R&D site to deliver on time, with quality and to be recognized as technology leaders in our responsibility areas within the Ericsson community.

    María José Aguado, Director of Processes and Commercial Efficiency, Telefónica España  

    María José Aguado joined Telefónica in 1989, and she has developed her professional telecommunications career assuming various positions in different countries and business units of Telefónica.


    She started at Telefónica Research and Development as Marketing Manager of Interactive Systems, being responsible for new business development of Telefónica at the areas of data services, Internet services, ADSL, IP networks, Digital TV, and mobile services and contents.  In the year 1999 she was appointed Deputy General Manager of Product Design at Telefónica Móviles, Chief Marketing Officer of Terra Mobile in 2000, and Director of Project Management and Innovation at Telefónica España in 2002, during this period she was also responsible for the elaboration of the business and marketing plan for the mobile operations of China Netcom at Telefónica China. In 2008 she joined the strategy department of Telefónica España as Director of Processes and Commercial Efficiency.


    María José has a degree in physics, specializing in electronics, from the University of Cantabria, a master in Commercial Administration from ICADE (Comillas Pontifical University), and a degree from IESE Business School in the General Management Program.


    INVEST IN SPAIN is the leading Government organization that supports foreign companies seeking to set up or expand their business in Spain. The organization provides comprehensive, efficient and confidential consultation at no cost during all stages of the investment process, from planning and evaluation, to start-up and post-investment services.

    The services include the provision of information, analysis and tailor-made reports on a wide range of topics including project costs, tax and incentives, administrative procedures, etc. The dedicated and professional guidance is guaranteed by assigning a project manager to the case who will become the long-term strategic partner.

    Being fully committed with the ICT industry, INVEST IN SPAIN is focused on highlighting the strengths and encouraging the development of ICT in Spain, working closely with the national network of regional promotion agencies and the main actors of the ICT sector in Spain.

    For more information about Spain, visit http://www.investinspain.org/

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