Juan Jose De La Torre

Digital Expert Strategist, digital hero, telco_expert, entrepreneur, investor, mentor, design evangelist and former professional DJ JJ de la Torre is a Digital, Telco and Media senior executive with more than 15 years of experience across America, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Having worked for global multinationals like Orange, TeliaSonera, Etisalat, Booz&Company and by creating and successfully traded three start-ups, JJ combines a unique blend of corporate, consulting and entrepreneurial experience. The founder of afkar.me (MENA’s 360 degrees incubator and accelerator), an angel investor and startup mentor, JJ is currently the VP Digital at Intigral, one of the largest Digital companies in MENA.

A seasoned author and speaker across digital, telecom, media and innovation subjects, J.J. has delivered keynotes at more than 70 international conferences including MWC, 3GWorld, UTMSForum and 3GSM Americas. He has also advised the UN Mobile Development Chapter for Emerging Markets and the OECD Telecoms Development Initiative. JJ holds an MBA from INSEAD (honors), Masters from La Salle and Engineer degree from Adolfo Ibanez. He is an active business angel with 14 seed investment and s startup mentor having mentored +50 companies.

He lives in Dubai with his wife and two kids.