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Danny Lopez


London, UK

Chief Operating Officer


Danny Lopez
Danny is a former banker and diplomat who is currently the COO of Blippar, a technology company specialising in augmented reality and artificial intelligence. Previously he held the position of British Consul General to New York for five years. Prior roles include being the inaugural CEO of 'London & Partners' as well as a number of senior international positions for Barclays Bank.

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Ideas pull the trigger, but instinct loads the gun.

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04 Dec 2017
Mobile Disruptor of the Year: Augmented Reality

Projected by Digi-Capital to hit $83 billion in the next five years, augmented reality has quickly ballooned in popularity and become an increasingly major part of brands' mobile marketing strategies. "The AR craze is just beginning to really take off, and what we're seeing now are just glimpses of what AR will bring and what it can do," said Danny Lopez, COO of Blippar.

28 Nov 2017
How 'super vision' will change the way we see the world

Computers are getting better at recognising faces and shapes and making connections between images, heralding a new age of visual search that could transform the way we interact with the world around us...Blippar's Danny Lopez thinks computer vision and augmented reality will change the way we live...Blippar initially specialised in applying AR to marketing - making products come to life when you point your smartphone at them. But it has since refocused its attentions on "indexing and cataloguing the physical world", says Mr Lopez.

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Danny Lopez’s Background

Chief Operating Officer
Aug 2016 - Present
London, UK
As COO Danny oversees Blippar's global operations and strategic planning at a time of ambitious growth and international expansion.
British Consul General
Jul 2011 - Jul 2016
New York, US
As the senior British diplomat to New York, Danny was responsible for promoting the UK’s economic profile, foreign policy and national security priorities. He also led the operations of UK Trade & Investment across nine cities in the US.
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Other Business Interests

Non-Executive Director
Oct 2017 - Present
London, UK
Innovate Finance is an independent, non-profit membership based organisation and industry body serving the financial technology community.
May 2017 - Present
London, UK
Grant Thornton UK is working to stimulate ideas and action to develop a vibrant economy in the UK. To help lead this nationwide inquiry, some of the country’s pioneering business leaders, charity executives, local government representatives and thought leaders have formed the Vibrant Economy Commission
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Danny Lopez’s Education

Master's Degree in International Economics and Finance
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Economics