Human Resources

CTIC employs approximately 60 people with different profiles and training:

  • 50.75% Masters degree
  • 26.87% Bachelor’s degree
  • 17.91% Professional training and others
  • 4.48% PhD

Brief curriculum of the Management Committee’s members, Unit Managers and Experts:

Pablo Priesca, general director

He is Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Oviedo. In the 90s he worked on the design and management of European projects related to the information society and regional development. His professional career has been linked to the development of the Internet and the Information and Communication Technologies for over 20 years.

He was director of a Training Centre in New Technologies (Aviles, Asturias-Spain), where he led numerous projects in the field of the Information Society. He was responsible for strategic plans for the development of the Information Society. He was responsible of the Information Society department at FICYT (Foundation for Innovation, Science and Technology of Asturias-Spain). He was expert Advisor for the innovation and technological development programs. He was Manager of the project that promoted the creation of the W3C Office in Spain (currently located at CTIC’s premises). He was a member of the W3C Advisory Committee.

He is member of the Impartiality Committee of AENOR; Secretary of the International Foundation GKPF (Global Knowledge Partnership Foundation); Member of the Expert Group of Technology Based Firms of Asturias; Member of the Asturian Science, Technology and Innovation Council; Author of several articles and papers on human resources, territorial and technological development; Co-author of books such as “i-Economy”, “ICT Economy, innovation and competitiveness”. He designed the strategy and the establishment of the Technology Centre, where he is currently General Director (CTIC).

Marta Tamargo, director for corporate services

Marta Tamargo manages the Administrative/Financial and Human Resources Area at CTIC Foundation since 2004. She has a degree in Economics, specialty in Accounting and Audits by the University of Oviedo, where she has also completed a Masters in Business Administration and Management.

She is also the secretary of the Board and Executive Committee of CTIC Foundation since 2005.

She was previously managing/financial director at Oviedo Chamber of Commerce and auditor at the Asturian firm Velasco y Pedregal Auditors.

She has over 17 years experience working in private non-profit entities and she has been involved in the definition and implementation of numerous national and international projects in various fields. He has also participated in the establishment of foundations, trusts and other entities at national and international levels.

Pablo Coca, director for business development and operations

Pablo Coca is Chemical Engineer (2000) and holds a MSc in Project Management (2008) by University of Oviedo.

13 years' experience in innovation management and R&D projects. He started his career in Fundación ITMA (2000), a technology center focused on materials. There he was involved in projects for the development of new coatings for steel. After that, he worked as Innovation Manager in ATECMA (2003), the Spanish Association of Aerospace Industries, where he launched the support service on innovation for Associated. In 2004, He joined Fundación PRODINTEC, a technology centre specialized in industrial design and production. He was part of the initial team in charge of the starting up of the center and he performed functions as Head of R&D Management, Director of Projects and Innovation Management and Director of Operations.

In 2013, he created a company called ICUBE together with other founding partners. ICUBE is a technology-based company oriented to the industrialization of additive manufacturing processes and valorization of innovative technologies and R&D project results.

In October 2014, Pablo Coca joined Fundación CTIC, a technology center specialized in Information and Communciation Technologies, where he is Director of Business Development and Operations. He is Lead Auditor of R&D Management Systems according to the Spanish standard UNE166002, performing certification audits for the Spanish Association for Standardisation and Certification (AENOR). He is also external evaluator of the European Commission in R&D and innovation Programmes.

Rubén Carrandi, manager for international department and the european projects office

Rubén Carrandi has a degree in Economics and Business Administration from the Oviedo University, and a Master in International Business Management by the Center for Economic and Commercial Studies (CECO) of the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness of the Government of Spain.

He has 9 years of experience in international projects, holding various positions in this field, at the Economic Bureau for Economic Promotion and Employment of the City Council of Gijón, the Embassy of Spain in Argentina, the Investment Centre for Latin America of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and the Asturian Federation of Employers (FADE), having developed his career in countries such as the United Kingdom, Argentina and Italy.

Rubén joined the CTIC Foundation in October 2014, where he is currently in charge of the International Department and the European Projects Office.

Eva Castaño, manager for business and social innovation

Computing Engineer by University of Oviedo (1999), and Master on Internet Applications Development (2002), with more than 15 years of professional experience in the field of Information and Communication Technologies, linked to business and institutions. In addition to technical skills, she has complementary skills in areas linked to business management: innovation, economic management, human resources, quality systems, environment, equal opportunities (gender), communication and marketing, etc.

In 2000, she joins Oviedo’s Official Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Navigation, as Head of the Computing Department, leading development of working methodologies and management tools for business advice-and-promotion in several fields (ITC, entrepreneurship, international trade), and also participates in the New Technologies Commission within the Spanish High Council of Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Navigation, and in several European Projects development, focused in business support.

In 2004 she joins CTIC Technology Center, as Manager for the Digital Maturity And Strategic Consultancy Unit, working on promotion and support of digital maturity and pre-innovation skills and process on SMEs and business agents, leading at present time a 10-professional team. In her field of professional activity within CTIC, she has coordinated the design and implementation of multiple technological business-accompanying programs, such as the Asturian SAT Center Network, the ICT Innovation Plan for Self-Employed and the Program for Approaching Social Economy Companies to ICT; she has collaborated on the development of e-Asturias 2012 Strategy; she has managed transference processes and strategy consultancy processes addressed to other geographical contexts (Central America, Angola, Romania, ….); and she has participated in several articles and publications for technology divulgation purposes.

Fidel Díez

Fidel Díez, manager for technology

BSc in Computer Engineering from the University of Oviedo (Spain).

8 years' experience in the R&D projects and innovation management, started his career as research staff at University of Oviedo for 3 years in the field of Accessibility, Usability and Ambient Intelligence, where he participated in several research projects. It has several scientific publications in these fields. During his career at the University of Oviedo, also carried out teaching in the field of mobility and organized several national and international conferences.

In 2006, he was a finalist for "Best National Research Project" in the Information Society awards granted by the Government of Principado de Asturias.

In 2008, he won the ONCE International Prize for "Research and Development in New Technologies for the Blind and Visually Impaired" in its fifth edition issued by the Ministry of Education and Science and ONCE. Also that year he granted the National Award for best "Mobile Innovation Project in the field of Business Development" in the second edition of the Vodafone Prizes at development and innovation in mobile communications issued by the Ministry of Education and Science and Vodafone.

In 2011, he joined B2B 2000 where he was R&D Engineer and his funcionalities was R&D coordination proposals and projects, funding on R&D, maintained and implemented R&D Management System according to UNE 166.002, technology transfer, creativity ...

In 2014, begins working as a freelance for various R&D spanish consultant performing coordination of R&D projects, funding on R&D, R&D proposal preparation, tax relief and technology transfer.

He was also external evaluator at R&D regional Programs.

In September 2014 he joined Fundación CTIC in the Society and Innovation departament like a Innovation expert to finally act as Technology Manager.

Chus García, expert for W3C standars and web quality

Chus Garcia has over 10 years of experience in analysis and development projects. He is the W3C standards Area coordinator and the W3C Spanish office coordinator.

In 1997 he joined the Fondo Formación, where he worked as head of the web development area. In 2003 he joined the FICYT (Foundation for Research into Applied science and Technology) in charge of the Web Technology area. He designed and developed the first version of TAW and has coordinated the team project since 2000.

Martín Álvarez, W3C Spain office manager

Martín Álvarez Espinar, W3C Spain Office Manager, holds a BEng in Computer Science. He joined CTIC in 2005 as part of the W3C Spain Office's Technical Staff. He has professional experience in development of standard-based Web applications, especially in the Web Semantic field. He shares his work at W3C with CTIC, providing consultancy services on eGovernment, being focused on Government Linked Data initiatives. He has been involved in more than a dozen of Open Data projects in Spain. In 2010, he was appointed as one of the 25 most influential persons in Spain by 'El Mundo'.

Martin was co-editor and advisor for a Technical Interoperability Standard on PSI reuse, released by the Spanish Government. Also, he takes part in standardization W3C and European Commission's ISA (Interoperability Solutions for the European Public Administrations) working groups, which develop technologies and mechanisms to enable interoperability among public sector bodies.

Before joining W3C and CTIC, Martin worked for the Innovation Department at University of Oviedo, taking part in educative projects. He also participate actively in a variety of open source projects, gave dozens of talks as keynote speaker in conferences and training courses.