Cristina Aranda

Tech entrepreneur and expert in digital business. Co-founder of The Big Onion.


English, Spanish

Who is Cristina Aranda?

Cristina Aranda Gutiérrez (PhD) is a tech entrepreneur, international expert in digital business and innovation advisor for public institutions and global companies.

Cristina’s strong academic background in Digital Transformation has led to her becoming a world-renowned leader in Digital Transformation as well as a promoter of inclusive and social practices in tech.

What will you learn from Cristina Aranda as a speaker?

Cristina Aranda’s talks are well known for offering a constantly updated view on a wide set of topics, such as digital business development, Big Data, AI and Digital Transformation.

She uncovers the challenges of today’s technological disruption with real life and business-savvy examples, but also with a social and inclusive approach. By doing so, she adds her vast academic knowledge into the mix, including different disciplines like linguistics, lexical creativity and data science.

Cristina’s words create a positive impact on the listener by revealing the humane side of technology and digitalization, but also the power it holds as a tool for social inclusion and development.

Cristina Aranda’s career and contribution to society:

Cristina has a degree in Hispanic Philology, Master in Internet Business, was Social Innovation Fellow for Meridian International Center and US Embassy Spain and holds a PhD in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics.

She has worked as a tech and diversity advisor in private and public institutions. She is a member of the Gender Bureau of (Ministry of Economy and Digital Transformation of Gov. of Spain) and Technology Leader of the Think Tank Covid19 of the Government of Aragon.

As an entrepreneur, Cristina has co-founded several tech companies:

- The Big Onion, an experienced team in innovation with a focus on digital business capable of auditing, designing, executing and forming teams for any exponential technology strategy.

- ELLIS Alicante Centre, which aims to address key AI challenges by prioritising research excellence and positive social impact.

- Spain AI Aragón, the national network and community of Artificial Intelligence in Aragón, Spain.

- Mujeres Tech, a non-profit that empowers women and girls by promoting access to technology, entrepreneurship and leadership in the digital sector in Spain.

Cristina is also a certified teacher at EOI and Director of "Data in Real Life", at ISDI’s Master in Data Analytics.

Awards and recognitions:

ln 2018 she was named Top 25 Tech Influencer in Spain by Business Insider, and in 2019 Top 9 Young Influencers Entrepreneurs in Spain by Emprendedores Magazine.

In 2019, Cristina was acknowledged as one of The 25 Most Influential People in Spain (Internet sector) by Merca2 Magazine.

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