Chema Alonso is the current Chief Digital Consumer Officer of Telefónica and Chairmen of ElevenPaths, the Telefónica group cybersecurity company that he founded.
He is one of the world’s most popular speakers at hacking conferences. He has spoken at the world's leading hacking and cybersecurity conferences for over a decade, where he’s presented many of his research papers.
He was Microsoft’s Most Valuable Professional for 12 years in the area of cybersecurity. Mr. Alonso holds a PhD in Computer Security from Rey Juan Carlos University, where he also received his Computer Engineering degree. He is also a Technical Engineer in Computer Systems from the Polytechnic University of Madrid, which named him Honorary Ambassador of the University School of Computer Science.
Mr. Alonso received the Civil Guard Cross of Merit with a white badge, and in 2020 was conferred the title of 'doctor honoris causa' from Rey Juan Carlos University.