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Patrick Lopez

VP Networks Innovation
Madrid Area, Spain
Patrick Lopez
VP, Networks Innovation

Patrick Lopez is Vice President of Networks Innovation at Telefonica group, steering committee member at 5Tonic and board member of ONF.
He has 20 years of international experience in launching and managing mobile, cloud and video products.

At Telefonica, Patrick supports a team of innovators composed of developers, network hackers, data scientists and UX specialists. Their focus is reinventing the networks value chain by developing and implementing SDN, NFV, edge computing, virtualized radio and core networks to create customer-centric networks. The teams use open source, agile and devops methodologies adapted to our mobile, fixed, enterprise and TV networks. Connect the unconnected, programmable edge computing, 5G and service personalization are some of the themes that the teams are focusing on.

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