Danny Lopez is the COO of Blippar, a leading technology company specializing in Augmented Reality, Artificial Intelligence and Computer Vision. Danny joined Blippar in August 2016 following a career in both the private and public sectors. Prior to joining Blippar, Danny was the British Consul General based in New York and Director General of UK Trade & Investment, a position he held between 2011-16. In this role, Danny was responsible for promoting the UK’s economic profile, foreign policy and national security priorities in New York as well as leading the UK Government’s trade and investment offices across the US.
Before his diplomatic posting, from 2009-11, Danny worked for the Mayor of London’s economic development arm. During this time, he was responsible for creating ‘London & Partners’, the UK capital’s promotional agency, which aims to drive job creation and growth in the city, and was its inaugural CEO. From 2006-09, Danny was Managing Director, Marketing and Communications, at UK Trade & Investment in London, where he was responsible for delivering a new marketing strategy to promote and showcase the UK economy internationally. Previously, Danny worked for 10 years at Barclays Bank, where he held a number of senior international positions, including Director of Business Banking USA in New York, Head of Inward Investment in London and Business Development Director in India.
Danny holds a BA in Economics and an MA in International Economics from the University of Essex.