Dr. V.R. (Richard) Benjamins is Data & AI Ambassador for Telefónica.
Most recently, he was the Group Chief Data Officer at AXA, Head of AXA Data Innovation Lab, AXA, in France.
Previously he was the Group Director BI & Big Data responsible for internal exploitation and 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.