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Javier Álvarez


Javier Alvarez


Professor, Master in Computer Science & Business Technology

CIO, Heineken España


Master in Computer Science & Business Technology

Industry 4.0, AI, Robotics & Automation

Master of Engineering (MEng) Telecommunications, (UPM Universidad Politécnica, Madrid Spain), ExMBA (IE, Instituto de Empresa, Madrid Spain), SMP (IMD, Lausanne Switzerland) and post-degree studies at MIT Sloan School of Management, joined HEINEKEN España in 2018 as CIO and member of its Executive Board.  With over 25 years’ experience (Insurance, FMCG, Manufacturing) his background includes implementing solutions across several continents.

The successfully accomplished projects include the design and implementation of several large outsourcing deals; leading the digital transformation of large companies and implementing tangible examples of connected factory blending IT and OT technologies. He has an extensive record of IT organizational design experience and wide knowledge on how technology is changing leadership within the organizations.

One of his main tasks is to expose the relevance of the function providing, and incrementing the completive advantage of HEINEKEN España thanks to the use of technology.

He has a passion to teach and share knowledge and is Adjunct Professor of the IE (Instituto de Empresa, Madrid Spain) in its Master in Computer Science & Business Technology.

Corporate Experience
CIO HEINEKEN España, October 2018 – Present (1 year 8 months)
Campofrio Food Group, Global IST Director (Group CIO), July 2014 – October 2018 (4 years 4 months)
SABMiller, Europe Head of Infrastructure Operation, January 2014 – July 2014 (7 months)
Holcim Services EMEA, Head of Operations EMEA (COO), November 2011 – December 2013 (2 years 2 months)

Academic Experience
IE Business School, Adjunct Professor, Master in Computer Science & Business Technology, April 2019 – Present

Academic Background
Ingeniero Superior/Master of Engineering (MEng)
Ingeniería de telecomunicaciones/Telecommunications
Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Sloan School ofManagement, Leadership, Technology and Business Acumen Program, 2017 – 2018
IMD Business School, Global IT Leadership Program Online, Strategy, 2019
IMD Business School, Heineken IT Leadership Development Program 2018, OrganizationalLeadership, 2018
IMD (International Institute for Management Development) -Business Programs, Senior Management Program (SMP), Business Administration and Management, General, 2013
IE, EXMBA, Master in Business Administration, 2000 – 2001