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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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Danny Lopez’s Newsfeed

19 Jan 2018
Augmented reality collaboration set to bring culture to life throughout Camden

Danny Lopez, Chief Operating Officer at Blippar, said: “We’re delighted to provide the technology for this collaboration. At Blippar, we’re strong advocates of diversity -- we’re a diverse multicultural company ourselves with proud roots in London and we’re excited to tell the stories of the Camden community. 

05 Jan 2018
'Shazam for faces' app Blippar now 99.67% accurate

Danny Lopez, chief operating officer of Blippar, said: "The ability for smartphones to recognise people's faces – from actors to sportspeople – allows us to satisfy our innate human curiosity..."

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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