Fernando Pozo, PhD

Fernando Pozo, PhD

Chief Operating Officer

Spika Tech

As Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Spika Tech, Fernando Pozo focuses on integrating advanced technology with healthcare solutions.

With a robust background in Bioinformatics and Machine Learning, Fernando obtained his PhD from CNIO, where he effectively combined technology and healthcare. During this time, he was one of the members of the GENCODE project, a reference annotation of the human and mouse genomes.

Previously, Fernando lectured on Machine Learning in Healthcare at the Carlos III University of Madrid, Complutense University of Madrid, and Francisco de Vitoria University, highlighting bioinformatics and AI applications in clinical fields.

Fernando is a proud University Pompeu Fabra alumni, where he created a strong entrepreneurial spirit and honed leadership skills, now vital in his current operational strategies and team leadership.

Additionally, Fernando has worked as consultant for health and tech companies, including Kantar Health, Atrys Health, and Lifebit, and non-profit AI organizations like START. This work illustrates his commitment to enhancing intersections between technology, healthcare, and bioinformatics.

Following this presentation, for further details regarding academic qualifications and professional experience, his CV is available here.


  • Innovation
  • Bioinformatics
  • Machine Learning
  • Startups
  • Leadership


  • PhD in Bioinformatics and Machine Learning, 2018 - 2023

    Autonomous University of Madrid

  • MSc in Bioinformatics for Health Sciences, 2016 - 2018

    Pompeu Fabra University

  • BSc in Health Biology, 2013 - 2016

    University of Alcala