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Sergio Alvarez-Teleña

Sergio Alvarez-Teleña is considered one of the "Top Analytics Superstars" by UK's Digital Economy Network. Both an Economist and Computer Scientist, his research in human-bot convergence has been recognised by the UK EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) for its impact in the digital economy.

Before founding SciTheWorld, a start-up focused on augmented machines and algorithmic research where he is Chief Innovation Oficer, he was Global Head of Data Science and also Global Head of Algorithmic Trading at BBVA. Therein, Sergio's engine received in 2016 the prestigious Banking Technology Award for "Best Trading Platform" in the finance industry.

In previous years, he has been consistently swinging between academia and industry in a journey that has taken him through CEMFI (Bank of Spain), Deloitte, Kyoto University, Santander, Morgan Stanley and the Centre for Doctoral Training in Financial Computing & Analytics at UCL in London, where Sergio is also Honorary Senior Research Associate. He has featured as speaker in TEDx, Telefonica, BME and Oxford's Altius, amongst other professional and academic events.

Sergio holds a PhD in Computer Science from University College London.