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Keynote CLARIN2021 Elena Gonzalez-Blanco García


Elena Gonzalez-Blanco García

General Manager of Europe at CoverWallet, Elena González-Blanco is an Artificial Intelligence and Digital Innovation expert with a special focus on language technologies and interdisciplinary international projects. 

She has been Head of Artificial Intelligence Product Development at Minsait by Indra, and she is also a renowned international researcher, as Principal Investigator of the H2020 European Research Council Excellence Project POSTDATA (1M€+).

As intra-entrepreneur within the Spanish university, Elena was the Director and Founder of LINHD (Digital Innovation Lab and IT solutions provider). She is an Executive Committee/Advisory Board Member of key European digital research infrastructures and international associations (President of the Spanish Digital Humanities Association, Member of the Executive Commitee of the European Alliance for Digital Humanities, Secretary of the International Alliance for Digital Humanities Organization, and member of the Advisory Board of the CLARIN , among others). 

Elena has a PhD in Spanish Philology and was awarded the 1st National MA Price in Spanish Studies and Classics and has developed researching and teaching activities at Harvard University, King’s College, UNAM, Bonn and UNED. She’s currently Associate Professor of Artificial Intelligence Applied to Business at IE. She is a fluent speaker of English, French, German and Italian. Elena is recognized as one of the Top100 Female Leaders in Spain (2016, 2017, 2018), and was awarded with Julián Marías Prize 2017 for researchers under 40 years. She has been #1 and #3 in the Choiseul Ranking “100 Economic Leaders for the Future of Spain” (2018, 2019).