Cristina Aranda is co-founder of Big Onion, a team of solvers for every layer of technology, innovation, business and cultural transformation of companies. She is co-founder of Mujeres Tech, a non-profit association that aims to promote initiatives so that there are many more women in different positions in the digital sector. In addition, Dr. Aranda is co-founder of the ELLIS Alicante center, dedicated to addressing fundamental challenges in AI with a focus on research excellence and social impact, and co-founder of the Spain AI Aragón community.
Cristina is an advisor on technology and diversity to different public and private institutions. She belongs to the Natural Language Processing expert Committee for Spanish and the Red.es gender desk of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation of Gov. of Spain and leads the technology area of the Think Tank Covid19 of the Gov. of Aragon. In October 2018 she was considered by Business Inside as one of the 30 Spaniards in the tech world to follow on Twitter and selected as one of the Top 100 women. In 2019 Emprendedores magazine considered her one of the 9 most influential young entrepreneurs in Spain and in December 2020 she was considered one of the 20 most influential people in the Digital sector in Spain by Merca2 magazine. She was a speaker at TEDxZaragoza2018. Cristina holds a PhD in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, a degree in Hispanic Philology, a Master in Internet Business, a Social Innovation Fellow of the US Embassy and the Meridian Intl. Center, Certified Professor of the EOI and Director of the Data in Real Life module of the Master Data Analytics and the Big Data and AI and Sustainability and Digitalization Program of ISDI.