José Antonio Pinilla Pérez

CEO of Asseco Spain. Expert in Artificial Intelligence, cyber security, Big Data, and blockchain.

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Artificial intelligenceBig DataBlockchainCybersecurity

Who is José Antonio Pinilla Pérez?

José Antonio Pinilla Pérez is a Spanish entrepreneur, CEO, and chairman of Asseco Group Spain, a multinational tech company that offers solutions to other enterprises and public institutions.

José Antonio has transitioned from the science and investigation fields to the new technologies industry, an area in which he has specialized. José Antonio works in helping companies develop and transform through the use of new technologies. Since 2016, he has run Asseco Spain and has helped transform the business from a hardware company to a software and tech solutions company.

In 2021, he was appointed “CEO revelation of the year” by Revista Capital and “CEO of the year Gran Empresa” by Club CEO. In 2022, he attended importante events, such as II International Congress of Innovation, held by the Asociación para el Progreso de la Dirección.

How is a lecture with José Antonio Pinilla Pérez?

José Antonio Pinilla’s lectures stand out for his innovative and disruptive thoughts and ambitious messages, which are motivated by his leadership thinking and entrepreneurial spirit.

Thanks to his fast, intelligent, and fluid messages, his messages resound with the audience and impact them positively.

José Antonio Pinilla Pérez’s talks are usually related to new technologies, innovation, and disruption. In his talks, you can hear him speaking about Artificial Intelligence, cyber security, Big Data, and blockchain from a teaching point of view, with an easy language that helps to understand the impact, benefits, and understanding of tech advances.

Which is his professional experience and his main contribution to society?

José Antonio Pinilla began his professional career in the research area at the CEU San Pablo University, where he conducted clinical trials in the United States and Spain. He later continued this stage at HM Hospitales.

After working at the Institute of Molecular Medicine (IMMA), he shifted his professional activity to the corporate management and new technologies industries, specifically focusing in the healthcare sector. Thus, in 2015 he started working at Asseco Spain, where he assumed leadership as CEO and Chairman in 2016, just one year after his arrival.

As a result of his position at Asseco Spain, he launched Fundación Asseco in 2021, intending to foster and promote technology and management solutions to the healthcare (hospitals, health centres, companies) and the education sector.

He is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Digitalisation Committee of the Community of Madrid and an advisory member of the Board of Directors of the Spanish Tourism Board.

Moreover, José Antonio leads the “Smart City Metropolis by Asseco” project. This project works toward sustainable urban development for smart cities through a digital urban infrastructure management platform that aims to achieve active planning, implementation, and smart services monitoring throughout the city.

His academic and professional background makes him an expert in some of the new cutting-edge technologies in the hardware and software sector, such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, cybersecurity, and big data, applied to all types of IT solutions, with a particular focus on the social and healthcare sector.

Awards and distinctions

José Antonio Pinilla was appointed “Revelation CEO of the Year” in 2021 by Revista Capital and “Large Company CEO of the Year” in 2021 by Club CEO España.


Pinilla has spoken at the XXIV National Congress Inforsalud 2021 of the Spanish Society of Health Informatics (SEIS) and the Cybersecurity Table of the Association for the Progress of Management (APD).

Pinilla has also presented his "From Data to Profit" lecture at the Forward Mad event of Forward Travel and has been part of the Spanish-Finnish summit promoted by Distrito Digital Comunidad Valenciana. Moreover, he pitched his "Adaptability, communication, and trust: the recipe for post-COVID leadership." presentation at a #ForbesTalk event.

In 2022 he participated in the 2nd International Innovation Congress of the Association for the Progress of Management (APD) in the round table on Artificial Intelligence applied to business, where he evaluated, together with other experts in the field, the applications and impact that new technologies have on organisations and society.

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