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Ion Padilla

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CEO & Chairman

Málaga, Spain

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Job title: CEO & Chairman

Location: Málaga, Spain

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Having completed his studies in computer engineering and science, artificial intelligence and software development at Mondragon Unibertsitatea in the Basque Country and at The University of Northampton (UK), Ion was selected to work at CERN in Geneva in 2012 where he collaborated in several projects involving the LHC (hadron collider) radio-protection and the Medialab group to help teach people about the origins of the universe through various multimedia interfaces.

Ion then changed course in his professional development and became a very successful strategic consultant at Hewlett Packard’s Innovation Centers team, where he helped C-suite decision makers at organisations such as Swiss, the United Nations, Lufthansa, Syngenta, Louis Vuitton, Nestlé, Swisscom, Carrefour, Pictet and Deloitte, to identify new opportunities and improve their performance through cutting-edge technologies.

In 2016, Ion jumped into the entrepreneurial void and co-founded Wegaw in Lausanne, Switzerland. This start-up is on a mission to completely transform “how we understand and operate space data for new commercial horizons”, and is currently delivering near real time space data for renewable energy optimization. Wegaw has closed its first seed round with substantial backing from numerous remarkable investors and is already successfully collaborating with energy industry stakeholders, including governments, national agencies, research organisations, hydropower leaders and transformation innovators in Andorra, Canada, Italy, New Zealand, Switzerland and Spain.

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