Bernardo Hernández is one of the most outstanding in innovation worldwide and a leader in new technologies. In 2008 Bernardo Hernández was awarded, along with the entire company, with the “Prince of Asturias Award for Communication and Humanities”, collecting personally the award on behalf of Google and in 2009 received the award for “Entrepreneur Technology of the Year” award in the 8th edition of Banespyme Project Orange.
At the age of 29, after five years as an analyst and portfolio manager in the asset management industry with companies like Fidelity Investments, BBVA AND Putnam Investments. Hernandez started his first internet venture, idealista.com, now the leading real estate site in Spain. Since then, he has participated as an angel investorin othe online startups, such us Tuenti, index.com, Glovo, Fever, Wallapop, Verse, floresfrescas.com or 11870.com.
Hernandez joined Google in 2005, where he held various positions in the marketing and product organizations as Director of Marketing and Product for Spain and Director of Emerging Products at Google, where he managed the launch of the new ideas of the Internet giant . While at Google , he led the acquisition of Zagat acquisition and ran the Zagat team until departing Google in May 2013.
Hernandez was also the head of Flickr at Yahoo! until May 2015. He currently lives in Madrid, where he is partner at the earlystage technology funds at e.ventures.
He is member of board of directors at Desigual and CornerJob. He is a member of the advisory board for the 40th anniversary of the Spaninsh Constitution and the ministry of Justice in Spain.
Bernardo Hernandez is a graduate of ICADE, PontificalUniversity of Comillas, Madrid’s most prestigious business university. He received a masters degree in finance form Boston College and holds the chartered financial analyst (CFA) designation.
His skills as an entrepreneur, conceptualizing and launching new projects, make him an ideal speaker for companies seeking a new horizon of innovation, regarding its strategy and organization. Bernardo Hernández believes that technological progress is faster than our ability to understand, but no one better to help us understand and assimilate. It can also provide their lectures in English and Spanish.