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Elena González-Blanco

Directora de investigación en el Center for the Governance of Change, IE University

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€+).
Intra-entrepreneur within the Spanish university, she was the Director and
Founder of LINHD (Digital Innovation Lab and IT solutions provider). 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
ERIC EU Research Infrastructure, among others). PhD in Spanish Philology and
awarded 1st National MA Price in Spanish Studies and Classics 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. Fluent speaker of English, French, German and Italian.
Recognized as one of the Top100 Female Leaders in Spain (2016, 2017, 2018), and awarded with Julián Marías Prize 2017 for researchers
under 40 years. She has been #1 in the Choiseul Ranking “100 Economic Leaders
for the Future of Spain” 2018.


  • –present
    General Manager of Europe at Coverwallet and Associate Professor at IE, IE University


  • 2004 
    Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Philology