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Bankia appoints Gorka Díaz de Orbe as Information Security Director

He will be responsible for managing cyber risk and technological fraud, within the Corporate Directorate for Strategy and Innovations, headed by Ignacio Cea.

Communication Bankia

By  Communication Bankia

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05 September 2018 - 11:00

  • He will be responsible for managing cyber risk and technological fraud with the aim of ensuring the security of the bank’s customers and shareholders

Gorka Díaz de Orbe has been appointed as the bank’s new Information Security Director, within the Corporate Directorate for Strategy and Innovations, headed by Ignacio Cea. He will therefore be responsible for managing cyber risk and technological fraud.

The bank’s new Information Security Director will be replacing Vicente Moscardó, who has taken early retirement and who the bank wants to thank for his work, professionalism and dedication.

Díaz de Orbe will be working on designing business strategies implementing technologies that ensure the confidentiality of the information handled, as well as defining policies that guarantee compliance with legislation and regulations in this field.

Gorka is a senior engineer in Computer Science by the Pontifical University of Comillas (ICAI) and has been working since 2014 for AXA as their Information Security manager at both local and global levels, where he led the design and implementation of strategies for managing cyber risk up until last July.

In addition, Gorka has prior experience in other multinational companies and consultancy firms such as PwC, where he specialised in managing cyber risk.

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Alberto G. Toribio, responsible for Blockchain at Bankia.

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According to the ranking ‘100 Economic Leaders For The Future’ prepared by the Choiseul Institute.

Alberto G. Toribio, responsible for Blockchain at Bankia, among the ‘100 Economic Leaders of Tomorrow’ in Spain

The study is prepared by Instituto Choiseul that analyzes aspects such as aptitudes and professional trajectory, reputational image or leadership, among other multiple factors.
 

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By  Bankia Comunicación

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31 January 2019 - 10:45

  • The study is focused on identifying the Spanish leaders of the future and its third edition has been published in our country
  • Alberto G. Toribio, who enters for the first time in position 56 of the ranking, signed for Bankia in 2017 to lead projects based on Blockchain technology
  • As an expert in technology, Toribio has also collaborated with national organisations; such as the Ministry of the Interior, the Supreme Court or the Bank of Spain; and international ones, including the Federal Reserve of the United States, the European Commission or Europol

Alberto G. Toribio, responsible for Blockchain at Bankia, has been included among the ‘100 economic leaders tomorrow’ in Spain in the ranking that the Choiseul Institute publishes each year.

This is the third edition of ‘100 Economic Leaders For The Future’ and Alberto G. Toribio enters for the first time in position 56 of the ranking.

The study is focused on identifying the Spanish leaders of the future. To carry out the selection, the Choiseul Institute has developed a methodology of its own, previously tested in other similar works in France and Africa, in order to carry out an in-depth analysis of the candidates.

This analysis has been based on aspects such as aptitudes and professional career, power and position, influence and relationships, image and reputation or potential and leadership. Given the particular circumstances of Spain and its educational system, people in the range of 30 to 42 years have been included.

After creating the first Blockchain startup in the world with a banking partner and creating Blockchain projects for large companies, Alberto G. Toribio joined Bankia in 2017 to lead projects based on Blockchain technology.

He has also worked as a technology expert for organisations such as the Ministry of the Interior, the Supreme Court or the Bank of Spain. His experience led him to collaborate with international organisations such as the Federal Reserve of the United States, the European Commission, in Brussels or Europol, in The Hague.

The Choiseul Institute is an independent Think Tank dedicated to the analysis of international strategic issues, as well as global economic governance. Its objective is to create independent spaces for dialogue at the intersection of political and institutional worlds, between the economic environment and in the sphere of ideas, in order to fertilise the debate on contemporary issues, as indicated in the aforementioned study.

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The 2nd of the Dualiza Challenge kicks off to boost innovation in Dual Vocational Training

This project, promoted by the Bankia Foundation for Dual Training, allows students to acquire their first experience of real work while promoting the capacity for entrepreneurship and innovation.

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By  Communication Bankia

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31 January 2019 - 11:45

  • 50 participants, 7 centres and 10 companies start the 2nd edition of the Dualiza Challenge
  • The Bankia Foundation for Dual Training, the Bertelsmann Foundation, the Alliance for Dual Vocational Training, the CEOE Business Confederation of Madrid (CEIM) and the Cooperativa Gredos San Diego, promoters of the Project

The 2nd edition of the Dualiza Challenge to promote innovation in dual Vocational Training has started at La Nave de Madrid with the participation of 50 or so attendees.

For two days, students, professors and professionals will work side by side in order to identify innovative improvements in the participating companies, which represent a qualitative leap for the company.

The Challenge seeks to promote the capacity of entrepreneurship and innovation through the search for improvements in production processes, logistics, marketing, communication, internal management or even in the product itself.

Once they have been identified, the teams will receive online training and accompaniment sessions to advance in the development of the projects, which will have to be prepared by the end of April or early May. At that time they will be presented before the management of the participating companies.

In this edition, a total of 36 students from the Community of Madrid have enrolled, belonging to the advanced levels of Administration and Finance; Administration of computer systems in network; Animation of physical and sports activities; Children's education; Automotive; Laboratory for analysis and quality control; Development of cross-platform applications; and Prevention of occupational risks.

Together with them, 11 teachers from 7 educational centres and 11 professionals from 10 companies will be attending.

The Dualiza Challenge represents the Bankia Foundation’s commitment for Dual Training, of the Bertelsmann Foundation, the Alliance for Dual Vocational Training, the CEOE Business Confederation of Madrid (CEIM), and the Cooperativa Gredos San Diego for promoting innovation and entrepreneurship in the field of Dual Vocational Training.

The development of innovative solutions is carried out in a real way, hence all companies apply the solutions found.

The Challenge allows the student to acquire their first real work experience, helps the teacher to put their centre in contact with the latest market technologies, and allows the company to promote social commitment with the promotion of education, as well as contributing to the training of young talent for the subsequent incorporation into their workforce.

Dualiza Bankia, Bankia’s dual training initiative

Dualiza Bankia is the brand through which the Bankia Foundation for Dual Training conducts all its promotion and awareness initiatives for vocational training and dual vocational training. And it represents the commitment acquired by Bankia to the promotion of education as a way to improve society, combat inequality and promote greater social cohesion.

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Bankia Fintech by Innsomnia celebrates the Key Meeting of its 4th call

The 17 startups selected in the IV call have presented their projects at an event attended by the Corporate Director of Innovation and Cybersecurity of Bankia, Ignacio Cea.
 

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By  Communication Bankia

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31 January 2019 - 10:15

  • The event, held at the headquarters of Innsomnia in Valencia, was attended by the Corporate Director of Innovation and Cybersecurity of Bankia, Ignacio Cea
  • The Key Meeting is one of the most important meetings of Bankia Fintech since it is the moment at which the selected startups of the calls present their final proofs of concept

Bankia Fintech by Innsomnia has held its Key Meeting in Valencia, a meeting halfway through the acceleration programme in which the 17 startups selected from the 4th call present their final proofs of concept.

The meeting is one of the most important moments of Bankia Fintech since the 14 national startups and the three international ones determine the proof of concept that they will develop in the coming months, they delimit the technical specifications that each project contemplates, as well as defining the metrics and KPIs they will use and establish the negotiating framework in which the subsequent agreement will be governed, where appropriate.

The event took place at the headquarters of Innsomnia in Valencia and was attended by the Corporate Director of Innovation and Cybersecurity of Bankia, Ignacio Cea.

The companies selected in the 4th Call develop projects related to the following technological verticals:

Blockchain
Artificial intelligence and machine learning
Solutions for SMEs
Regulatory technology
Wealthtech: Wealth Management
Banking Technology
Customer relationship
Legaltech
Proptech

The next important meeting for the startups of the 4th Call will be next June at the Partners Day, where they will present to Bankia the results obtained to date.

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Bankia’s data manager, Rafael Fernández.

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The organisation brings together data managers from the main Spanish companies

Rafael Fernández, ‘Chief Data Officer’ of Bankia, appointed president of the ‘Club of CDOs in Spain’

The objective of the ‘Club of CDOs in Spain’ is to become the benchmark of the data sector in our country and in this club are spanish companies in the most representative sectors of the economy are represented

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31 January 2019 - 10:00

  • The ‘Chief Data Officers’, known by their initials CDOs, are the executives, at the most senior level within a company, responsible for the strategy related to data and the exploitation of its enormous value
  • Rafael Fernández has worked his entire professional career at Bankia, where he has held different responsibilities. Since October 2015, he has held his current position as CDO
  • "The ‘Club of CDOs in Spain’ is an effort by the entire community of data professionals to elevate it to the category of primary strategic asset of companies, at a time when, with the growing digitalisation of society, the relevance of data is key to the future of the economy”, says Fernández.

Bankia’s data manager, Rafael Fernández, has been appointed president of the ‘Club of CDOs in Spain’. This Club is a forum in which the Chief Data Officers (or similar positions) of most of the major Spanish companies in the most representative sectors of the economy are represented: banking, insurance, energy, telecommunications, retail ... It currently has more than 70 members and represents a significant percentage of the Ibex 35 companies.

These professionals, known by their English designation ‘Chief Data Officer’ or by their initials CDOs, are the executives, at the most senior level of a company, responsible for the strategy related to data and the exploitation of its enormous value. They manage data as a corporate asset.

They are responsible, among other functions, for establishing and implementing strategies for data exploitation and governance. It is frequent to find that their responsibilities include the definition of data quality policies, governance, managing the dictionary of terms and their modelling, in addition to data analytics.

Rafael Fernández has worked his entire professional career at Bankia, where he has held different responsibilities. Among them, those of financial director of Bankia Private Banking or director of Management Information are highlighted. Since October 2015, he has held his current position as CDO.

“The Club of CDOs in Spain” is an effort of the entire community of data professionals to elevate it to the status of a primary strategic asset of companies, at a time when, with the growing digitalisation of society, the relevance of data is key to the future of the economy”, says Fernandez.

In this sense, “it is our duty to agree on the ethical principles for the use of data by companies, as these are only sustainable when based on robust ethical principles and values. And if we understand that ethics should be applied to the entire life cycle of the data, we should set ourselves the objective of establishing principles for the provisioning, use and sharing of information”, he adds.

Reference forum on data

The objective of the ‘Club of CDOs in Spain’ is to become the benchmark of the data sector in our country. The group holds regular meetings where the attendees share ideas, problems, implemented solutions, lessons learned, success stories, analysis of data management tools, among other experiences.

That is, it deals with everything related to the data world: information governance, data quality, data analytics, business intelligence, data ethics...

In addition, the ‘Club of CDOs in Spain’, since it began its activities last year, generates virtual content that can serve as a guide for data professionals: eBooks, workshops, articles, interviews, among other materials.

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