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Connecting Innovation + Technology + Digital Marketing


I am currently studying a Master of Science in Technology and Innovation Management, at SPRU, at Sussex University (UK), 2014-2015. Also I hold a Master of Arts in Applied Communication majoring in Innovation and Creativity and a BA in Social Communications. I started working at the biggest digital marketing agency in Chile (Digitaria). Then, in 2009 I worked for the main User Experience (UX) consultancy, also in Chile (AyerViernes). Later, in 2011, I began to work at Universidad del Desarrollo (UDD), where I designed, developed and implemented the first digital lab inside the university, called Smart-Lab, under the direction of the Vice-Presidency of Innovation and Development. In the meantime in 2012, with a partner, we founded Crowdy. A multi-purpose platform to provide crowdfunding services such as: data analysis and visualization, academic content and consultancy in alternative finance.


from 2014 to 2015

University of Sussex

Brighton, United Kingdom

Master of Science in Technology and Innovation Management (c) at SPRU (Science Policy Research Unit)

from 2008 to 2009

Universidad del Desarrollo

Santiago, Chile

Master of Arts in Applied Communications, majoring in Engagement Marketing

from 2004 to 2008

Universidad del Pacifico

Santiago, Chile

Bachelor in Social Communications, majoring in Advertising


from 2012 to present day


Vice Presidency of Innovation and Development, University of Development

Smartlab UDD is the first digital experimentation space developed by a Chilean university with focus on understand and integrated the new digital technologies. The purpose is create a digital culture inside the university and build a better society based on how the technology can provide information, and then how to take better decisions to create smart environments.

from 2012 to present day


Villa Alegre Foundation

from 2011 to 2012


University of Development

from 2009 to 2010



I’m the co-author of the first report about digital consume in Chile, elaborated in 2009 by AyerViernes, one of the top 3 user experience (UX) consultancy in Chile. The following report collects information about trends and changes in the Internet use in Chile. In essence it examinates the habits of Internet users and gives an overview point of where new trends are going. Today this report is now in its fourth version.

from 2008 to 2009



from 2006 to 2011


Plan C

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Twitter and LinkedIn you will find my professional topics such as #innovation #technology #startups #smartcities #business among others; on Pinterest all my collection of different hobbies, but mainly design; on Instagram my life in the UK and finally if you want to have a chat with me, I'll see you on Skype.