©2019 by Gerard Salvador López

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ABOUT ME

Tech Enthusiast - Global Mindset - Strategy Lover 

-- Developing your Cloud Transformation Strategy --

-- Native communicator in French, English, Spanish & Catalan--

In love with Technology, Cloud, Cybersecurity & Strategy

Passionate tech guy captivated by how the future will evolve and how we will shape it. We are living in exciting times in history!


Stimulated by International Environments & Change
Built and led projects with teams from all over the world travelling and acquiring a clear polyvalent profile. 

Ardent Teamwork Spirit & Leadership mindset
Believe that success comes from leaders who stay humble and are able to involve different minds to work towards a common goal.

 

MY EXPERIENCE

Background & Expertise

 

SENIOR SOLUTION SPECIALIST, IBM

July 2019 - present > Based in Amsterdam (Netherlands)

  • Helping companies achieve their full potential by empowering their journey to cloud

  • Responsible for the sales across managed cloud services

  • Ensuring that your journey will be fast, secure and compliant

  • Providing you the tools to become a cognitive company

  • Proud evangelist of cloud native solutions and of the cloud potential in general

  • IBM is uniquely positioned to provide open multi-cloud hybrid solutions to our customers. I am truly passionate about cloud and its potential. We are giving the tools to our partners to enable fast go-to-market and agile innovation. I feel blessed to be working for the industry’s most advanced information technologies in the planet.

CLOUD TECHNICAL SALES, SIEMENS

March 2015 - June 2019 > Based in Brussels (Belgium), travel 30% of my time

  • I dedicate 40% of my time to Cloud Technical Sales in the Smart Infraestructure business unit (Software and Solutions department)

  • I prepare Siemens cloud solutions offers. We primarily sell Mindsphere (Siemens IOT platform based on AWS), Spectrum Power (SCADA smart grid control solution) and Siemens Digital Enterprise solutions based on public, private or hybrid cloud deployment (PaaS and SaaS).

  • Proven experience selling complex software solutions at the CXO level (business and IT). 

  • Cybersecurity and reliability are core to our projects (experience with NERC, NIST, IEC27001, IEC60870-5)

  • I have received 4 consecutive promotions since I started at the company.

  • MindSphere is the cloud-based, open IoT operating system from Siemens that connects your products, plants, systems, and machines, enabling you to harness the wealth of data generated by the Internet of Things (IoT) with advanced analytics.

LEADING PROJECT MANAGER, SIEMENS

March 2015 - June 2019 > Based in Brussels (Belgium), travel 30% of my time

  • I dedicate 60% of my time working as a Leading Project Manager in the Smart Infraestructure business unit (Software and Solutions department)

  • Main responsible for the successful execution of industrial multi-million projects.

  • Started in a project in Marrakesh (Morocco), currently finishing one in Mauritania (first SCADA -smart system to control the electric grid- of the country) & starting a new project in Morocco to update their SCADA technology into a state-of-the-art system.

  • Cybersecurity and reliability are core to our projects (experience with NERC, NIST, IEC 27001, etc.)

  • I have received 4 consecutive promotions since I started at the company.

  • Internship (March-June 2015): interned as a business analyst. We developed a market entry strategy for emerging African countries with a focus on Ivory Coast.

THE EXTRA MILE

Why am I different

 

AUTHOR - TOO TECH TO FAIL

Published November 2018 in Amazon

  • I wrote a book about the future of technology in the 21st century and how the new capabilities coming from this digital revolution will shape the world.​

  • Purchase the book on the following link (Paperback and Kindle version) -> click HERE

MEMBER - GLOBAL SHAPERS BRUSSELS

September 2018 - now

  • Born out of the World Economic Forum, this NGO is a network of young people under the age of 30 working together to address local, regional and global challenges. With more than 7,000 members, the Global Shapers Community spans 369 city-based hubs in 171 countries

MANAGEMENT BOARD - ENGINEERS WITHOUT BORDERS

June 2016 - June 2018

  • Engineers Without Borders (also called IsF, Ingénieurs sans Frontières) is an international non-governmental organization focused on serving the needs of disadvantaged communities through engineering projects.

  • Our team is mainly devoted to lead international development projects in developing countries and promoting social awareness.

FOUNDER AND MAIN ORGANIZER - TEDX VLERICK

November 2014 - February 2015, Belgium

  • Founder and main organizer of a TEDx event: “The science of new”, which drew 250+ attendees

  • I lead an incredible team for this exciting project

  • I served as the Chair of the board & the Toastmaster of the event.

BOARD - BOARD OF EUROPEAN STUDENTS OF TECHNOLOGY

October 2012 - October 2014

  • Official European Trainer, delivered in trainings about soft skills

  • International Corporate Relations, International Mgmt.

  • VP of Corporate Relations, Local Mgmt.

EDUCATION

What I’ve Learned

 

VLERICK BUSINESS SCHOOL
- MASTER IN GENERAL MANAGEMENT

September 2014 - June 2015, Belgium

  • What did I learn?

    • How business works from a financial point of view

    • What management is all about

  • Recipient of merit Full Scholarship of €14k from the business school. Graduated with distinction.

  • #1 Business School in the region of Benelux (Financial Times ranking, 2013).

KTH ROYAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
- MASTER OF SCIENCE ENGINEERING

September 2013 - June 2014, Sweden

  • What did I learn?

    • How cool science is

    • What is the future of the energy systems in Europe: check my publication HERE

  • School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Erasmus Scholarship (1y). Graduated among top 10%.

  • #1 Engineering University in the Nordic countries (QS ranking, 2014)

POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY OF CATALONIA
- BACHELOR & MASTER OF SCIENCE ENGINEERING

September 2009 - June 2014, Spain

  • What did I learn?

    • How cool science is

    • What the word "study" means

  • Graduated as "Licenciado" (BS + MS, Engineering, education plan of 1994), fifth year abroad. Graduated among top 10%.

  • #2 Engineering University in Spain (QS ranking 2013)

LYCÉE FRANÇAIS DE BARCELONE
- FRENCH HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION

September 1994 - June 2009, Spain

  • What did I learn?

    • Basic knowledge​​

    • French became a native language for me

  • Baccalauréat & Selectividad with the Highest Distinction. Graduated among top 5%, mention "Très bien".

ONE MORE THING

about who I really am

 

HOBBIES & PASSIONS

Travelling - Visited +50 countries and lived in 4 of them. Planning to further expand both lists.

Science & technology - since I was a kid. Truly passionate about its impact in people's lives.

Adventure - I believe that happiness comes from experiences. I have climbed Mount Kilimanjaro (6,000 m above sea level), biked Camino de Santiago, skydived, ...

Languages - Fluent in Spanish, French, English & Catalan

Cars - My favorites are Jaguar F-Type Cabrio and Porsche 718. Classics never die.

Wine - Love red wine. For a good dinner with meat delicacies, I would go for a tasty Viña Real Gran Reserva (Spanish Rioja)