José Luis Rodriguez López

CTO

Grupo Salinas

United Mexican States

José Luis Rodríguez López, Chief Technology Officer, is responsible for Total Play’s nationwide network and its best-in-class voice, video, and data services, along with leading the engineering and operational organizations needed to support it. His responsibilities include oversight of the company´s core IP, VoIP, IPTV transmission, peering, and content caching functions, from a network planning, design, engineering, monitoring, and operations perspectives. Rodriguez previously served as Chief Technology Officer for Grupo Iusacell’s fixed network, overseeing the company’s technology direction for all voice and data wireline services delivered to end customers as well as cellular backhaul for Iusacell’s national GSM and CDMA networks in Mexico.Rodríguez also heads the Global Enterprise Networking organization of Grupo Salinas, where he is part of the Technology Board and is responsible for the engineering and operations of all network services for the Grupo Salinas companies, including financial, retail, media, power generation,and manufacturing operations in seven countries across the Americas. Before joining Grupo Salinas, he was responsible for the global enterprise network for BEA Systems, a San José-based technology company specializing in middleware development and acquired by Oracle Inc. Prior to this, Rodríguez held several leadership positions at Silicon Graphics, Inc., a high-performance computing specialist in Mountain View, California. While running the Enterprise Network Architecture organization, he oversaw the engineering and operations of SGI’s campus, manufacturing, engineering, and WAN enterprise networks across 35 countries in the Americas, EMEA, and Asia Pacific.

Rodríguez received a B.S. in Mechanical Electrical Engineering from the National Autonomous University of Mexico, where he was awarded the Gabino Barreda medal for outstanding academic achievement, and earned a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.