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MARIA ALBALA LOPEZ

Strategy & Innovation Program Manager at Correos

Summary

I have passion for new technologies and entrepreneurship. I am a dynamic, creative, and empathic person. My main skills are build relationships and involve people in common goals. I want to help business to improve their performance and revenue using new technologies, helping with the digital transformation strategy, needs and processes, finding synergies with new business models and creating value for their customers.

Work History

2018Current

Innovation Business Development

Freelance 

Helping StartUps to develop new business. Identifying business opportunities and innovation projects. Crating long term relationships with strategic partners in order to create projects of innovation and digital transformation with the newest technologies such as IoT, Blockchain, Industry 4.0, Drones or IA thought the collaboration of corporates with entrepreneurs.

20142018

Innovation & Strategy Program Manager

Correos

Program manager of the Entrepreneurship Program at the Innovation area inside of Strategy and Business Development department. I created the strategy, developed the business model, performed the execution, acquired the internal supports and created the relations with the entrepreneurial environment. Identification of new business models, partners and synergies to develop projects of: Smart cities, e-health, smart logistic, industry 4.0, IoT.

Management of the strategy and implementation of Drones technology in the production processes of Correos.
- Management of the innovation center of Correos: CorreosLabs.

Project Management:Execution & delivery. Vendors Management.

•Business development: New Business model definition. Strategic Partners identification.

•Program Management: Public contracts & offers. Lean StartUp. Strategy definition & execution.

•Entrepreneurship: Entrepreneurial projects mentoring.

•Marketing: Event management. Online & Offline Marketing strategy definition

•Digital Transformation: Identify areas of improvement. Implementing new proceses. Looking for Strategic Partners.

20142014

Digital Project Manager

Quodem

Projects of digital transformation of the relationship with customers, prescribers and vendors,including loyalty and ecommerce projects. Management of 25 web projects and 5 mobile app projects. Improvement of the processes of management of the projects by implementing of the documentation processes. maximising the customer value through UX and e-commerce consultancy.

20132014

Co-Founder & CEO

KOIAPP

KoiApp was an entrepreneurial project. I developed the business model and the strategy. As part of it, KoiApp was appointed to 3 Entrepreneurial programs, and admited in one of them, Area 31 from Ie Business School.
KoiApp offered,  the definition, execution & management of the projects needed to develop their marketing strategy for the mobile channel, the goal was to reach their customers using and omnichannel strategy. 

20132013

Program Manager

OPTIMISSA, CAPITAL MARKETS CONSULTING (ISBAN, Santader Bank Group)

ION Trading platform Program Manager (ISBAN) The goal was to ensure the platform stability and the delivery of new developments to improve the performace of the fix bond traders. This program was part of the digital transformation strategy of the Santander Bank. During this experience I applied good practices of Lean, Agile and Scrum methodologies in order to improve the rate of project success. I usedincremental prototypes to involve users and improve the success rate of the developments. It was managed a cross functional team of 7 people.

20112013

Project Manager & Technical Consultant

HEWLETT PACKARD ENTERPRISE

The main function was to act as link between business and technical teams. The main achievement was to develop a relation based on mutual trust with customers. I analyzed, defined and optimized ITIL process, services catalogues and roles in order to implement them in the HP tools(Service Manager). Identification of  business development opportunities.

20112011

Services Project Manager

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES

Development and integration of services to the new NGIN. I was in charged of plan, definition, certification and integrations of services with third-party platforms and migration of services to the new platform.
There were Identified 3 new business opportunities. 4 services were delivered and a 4 people team managed. Identification of  business development opportunities

20102011

Quality Engineer

GRUPO DIGITAL (Royal Caribean, Pullmantur Cruises)

Quality engineer of the ecommerce platform. I defined, planned, developed and executed the test to certify the new e-commerce platform, that includes usability and accessibility analysis.

20082010

IT Business Analyst

ASPY SYSTEMS (Ministry of Defense of Spain)

At the Economic Area of the General Direction of Armament and Material (DGAM) Ministry of Defense of Spain.
Part of the digital transformation by analyzing business requirements, processes, needs and software tools to design a solution that made work more efficient.
Managing of public contracts: milestone management, penalties imposition due to delays, prices upgrade, and review of the billing process. The biggest contract I managed was of 60 million €

20082008

Quality Engineer

MTP

Working for two telecomunication and ecommerce projetcs. KPN: Web, ecommerce & CRM, Orange: CRM, System integration & middleware. I defined, planned, developed and executed the test needed to ensure the software developments were working in a propper way. That includes usability & accessibility analysis.

20072007

Internship

Enresa 

Education

  • 201Frontiers of Innovation and Entrepreneurship; MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technologie) Massachusetts, USA

  • 2011-2013 MBAIe Business School; Madrid, Spain

  • 2003-2010 Software Engineer; Universidad de Alcalá; Madrid, Spain

  •   2007-2008 Bsc Computer Science & I.T.; Glyndwr University; Wrexham, UK