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Javier Aguera

VP of Strategic Alliances, Snips

Javier is the VP of Strategic Partnerships at Snips.ai, a Shapers-founded start-up bringing privacy to AI voice assistants. He is also the founder of Nosolo, a non-profit tackling loneliness as a public health issue. His journey as an entrepreneur began at the age of 15, when he started Geeksphone which became the first European smartphone-maker to launch Android to the market in 2009. His company evolved into Blackphone, recognized as one of the top 10 Technological Breakthroughs by MIT and Top Invention of the year 2014 by TIME Magazine for pioneering privacy and security in consumer phones. After its acquisition by Silent Circle in 2015, he worked for the firm as Chief Scientist until 2016. Javier also co-founded other 3 start-ups in the fields of media and telecom, and serves in the board of AR company Emerge and Barbara IoT. He is a former advisor in digital agenda policy for Commissioner Neelie Kroes and a founding member of the Forum's Global Shapers Madrid Hub. He has been featured twice at the Forbes 30 Under 30 and MIT Innovators Under 35 lists, and invited to speak at venues such as Pioneers Summit or Mobile World Congress. He has served as founding member of the Global Shapers Madrid Hub, and vice-curator in Madrid and San Francisco. He is currently a member of the New York Hub.