Israel MadiedoIsrael is Director, Innovation & Technology at izzi (Televisa Group). With over 28 years in the Telecommunications Industry, Mr. Madiedo has participated in a wide number of international projects, both in fixed and wireless networks, covering an array of positions in Engineering, Operations, and Technical Support organizations, to mention some. He currently leads the efforts for evaluating and introducing new Technologies in izzi, pursuing the delivery of best of class services to the customers as well as opening new market opportunities. Architecture design, homologation, local development, adaptation & transformation, are among the tasks covered by his team.Prior to joining the Televisa Group, Israel was part of AT&T Network Services and Lucent Technologies, working in the CALA Region and being a part of the extended EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Asia) Transmission group, which took him to spend time in the whole LATAM Region as well as in Europe. He later became part of Cablevision México and was part of the team in charge of moving the Cable Industry in the Country towards a new phase of consolidation and higher competitive levels in the Telecom arena.Among his tasks, he leads the team that represents izzi in several International Standards Organizations and keeps close contact with other colleagues and Operators worldwide. He is also a speaker and panel moderator in several Telecommunication events.He combines his current position in izzi with Academic endeavors as Professor in several programs (including master’s degree and Executive level “hacks”) in fields such as Telecom, Digital Transformation, ML & AI and others.Israel holds a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering, and a Masters in Telecommunications and Business Administration from the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey. Join us at 4Front.A special thank you to Benjamin Monlezun for the use of his original song, Downpoor.The views expressed in this episode are solely those of the podcast host and guests and do not necessarily represent the position, strategy, or opinions of CableLabs.