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Charlie Vayas

Telefónica
Business Manager Big Data and Advertising
Quito - Ecuador
Charlie is currently the Business Manager of Big Data and Advertising for Telefonica, leading the growth of its global data monetization business, leveraging telco Big Data to generate insights and solutions for clients.

Charlie was the General Director of Quito's Innovation Lab, Laboratorio de Innovación de Quito (LINQ), where he helmed the city's implementation of Open Government and Open Data initiatives.

Charlie worked at ARUP as part of an interdisciplinary team of engineers designing performance based design fire protection systems for the Beijing Olympic Venues and state-of-the-art museums like the California Academy of Sciences and the De Young Museum.
As part of an international effort to promote San Francisco as a smart city, Charlie designed the city's new emergency routes for ambulances and fire trucks based on real time open data and incident analysis.

He studied Mechanical Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Boston and has a Masters degree in Fire Protection Engineering from WPI; as well as an MBA from IDE Business School focused on promoting urban connectivity through shared workspaces.