Richard Benjamins - Director of External Positioning & Big Data for Social Good, LUCA: Data-Driven Decisions, Spain

Dr. V.R. (Richard) Benjamins is Group Director BI & Big Data responsible for internal exploitation at Telefonica.

Previously, he was Director of Business Intelligence at Telefonica Digital, the digital branch of Telefoncia. Before that he was responsible for Global BI programs across Telefonica's footprint, and Director of User Modelling, where he was responsible for research and development in areas related to customer intelligence. Richard is a frequent speaker on big data, BI and analytics events.

Previously he was Director of Technological Strategy at Telefonica R&D, which he joined in 2007.