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Group Chief Data Officer at AXA
Dr. Richard Benjamins is Group Chief Data Officer at AXA, where his responsibility is to transform the company to become truly data-driven. He is also Head of the Data Innovation Lab. He joined AXA after 10 years at Telefonica where he occupied several management positions related to Big Data and Analytics. His last position at Telefonica was Director of External Positioning & Big Data for Social Good. As Group Director BI & Big Data he was responsible for internal exploitation of Big Data across Telefonica. He was also Director of Business Intelligence at Telefonica Digital, and before that he was Director of User Modelling leading Global BI programs. Richard joined Telefonica in 2007 as Director of Technological Strategy in Telefonica R&D.
He is a frequent speaker on big data, BI and analytics events.Before joining Telefonica, he was director and board member at iSOCO, which he co-founded in 1999. Based on his work, iSOCO were granted the National Award for Computer Science in 2005. Dr. Benjamins has held positions at the Technical University of Madrid, the University of Amsterdam, the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, the University of Paris-South, France, and the Spanish Artificial Intelligence Research Institute in Barcelona.