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Jose Manuel Gascon Carus
Global IT Strategy & Governance Director
Telefonica

I have developed all my working experience within Telefónica since I joined the company in 1999 in Telefónica I+D (R&D) to redesign and automatize all internal procurement processes, providing the company with lean and digitized processes with metrics, alerts and load balancing between the managers.

In 2002 I joined Corporate IT Procurement area in Telefónica as a specialist in IT infrastructure and base SW procurement. During this phase, I collaborated in the modernization of Telefónica Procurement processes introducing games theory in negotiations and building a baseline of technical/price comparable among vendors.

In 2009 I joined Telefónica Corporate IT team as a director to work on a change of the operating model and advance in the IT globalization and for that purpose, creating a new captive technology company for Telefónica (TGT, Telefonica Global Technology). I took part in the project to put in place this company in Spain and other several countries (Argentina, Uk, Czech Republic and Chile) and at the end of 2011, I was prometed as Director of TGT Management and Transformation, with the responsibility on making sure that the company’s growth was properly absorbed by the functions of governance and support. In addition to support Global CIO in develop the IT strategy.

In 2013 I moved from TGT to my current position as Global IT Strategy & Transformation Director, remaining to be part of the Board of Telefónica Global Technology until June 2015 when it was dissolved.

From 2014 to the end of 2015 I was member of the Executive Board of the TM Forum.

Today, my responsibility is to define, evolve and maintain the Group-wide IT Vision & Strategy that makes it possible for Telefónica to become a fully digital company, managing and tracking its implementation through global and local transformation plans and assessing and analyzing the impact across global businesses. To this end, we work in several topics (security, strategy, transformation, end to end digitalization, etc.) but coordinated by a Business Processes Framework and Customer Journeys that allow us to move ahead in a homogeneous way and keep the consistency and coherence across the different operational businesses within Telefonica.