Ildefonso Olmedo

Ildefonso is the Director of Innovation at Santander Technology and is responsible for Research & Development and proofs of concepts as well as delivering high profile innovation programmes – Apple Pay,  OnePay FX, the blockchain-based international payments service to retail customers, etc. He established the Department following the completion of his MBA at Tongji (Shanghai) and UCI (California) and having worked in Europe, America, Asia. He has also been an influential figure in the continued Digital Transformation of Santander Technology advising on Agile best practices (he is a Certified Scrum Master and a Certified Kanban Management Professional), software engineering best practices, cloud computing, SOA (he has a master on network and telecommunications engineering) etc.

Blockchain been his baby since completing a master in Blockchain at Stanford 2 years ago.