María López Valdés holds a Mathematics degree, a Computer Science Ph.D. from the University of Zaragoza, and an MBA from the IE Business School. She is the CEO and co-founder of Bitbrain, a neurotechnology company dedicated to scientific research, health, and neuromarketing.
She is part of the Board of Management of Ibercaja Banco, a member of the Board of AIITIP Technology Center, an advisory member of the Chamber of Commerce of Zaragoza and an expert in Netexplo, an international observatory of trends in the digital world.
Her strategic and innovative vision has earned her more than 20 national and international awards, including the Anita Börg Award from Google and the Ibero-American Innovation Award from the Ibero-American General Secretariat. She is a regular speaker at forums on innovation, scientific research, and entrepreneurship. In addition, she collaborates as a researcher and lecturer at numerous academic institutions such as Imperial College London, the University of Bremen, the Complutense University of Madrid, and the IE Business School.