Arturo Calvo
Engineering Manager | Solutions Architect | Tech Entrepreneur


Arturo is a leader in the technology and innovation domains with an entrepreneurial attitude and a human-centric mindset. He has a background in Software Engineering and extensive experience developing people and delivering value for large organizations, academia and SMBs, having founded 4 startups himself. His research interests include Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and Ethics.

He holds 2 leadership roles in Accenture, as Co-Lead of Experience Platforms in the Nordics and Head of Digital Product Creation in Norway. As such he is responsible of two exceptional engineering departments that build human-centric solutions for world-class clients.

Early in his career he worked as a Software Engineer. In 2012 he became a full-time entrepreneur and founded three startups in the e-learning, dating and e-Commerce domains. After his last venture he joined Trinity College Dublin as a Senior Software Architect, where he led the development of research projects in the Artificial Intelligence field. He combined this role with a part-time CTO position in Sedicii, a WEF-awarded startup that provides identity verification services.

Among dozens of side-projects, Arturo has created the popular game Kobadoo, an ethical innovation framework, two cultural platforms for Spanish Embassies and three meetup groups. His latest venture was a gallery specialized in crypto art made by AI, which became one of the best-selling AI Art collections on Opensea. Arturo sold this company in 2021.

One of the milestones of his career was receiving the Medal of the Order of Civil Merit by H.M. King Felipe VI of Spain. Passionate about technology and entrepreneurship, Arturo is a recognized public speaker, lecturer in innovation programs and seed investor. In his free time you can find him practicing outdoor sports or devouring a good historical fiction book. He was a basketball referee for almost 20 years. Arturo speaks Norwegian, Spanish, English and French fluently.



  • "Inteligencia Artificial y su impacto en la sociedad". Spanish Diplomatic School. Madrid (Spain), 2020.
  • "Generating art with AI". Dublin City University. Dublin (Ireland), 2020.
  • "Generating art with AI". Norwegian Computing Centre. Oslo (Norway), 2020.
  • "Generating art with AI". Software 2020. Oslo (Norway), 2020.
  • "Towards a more human AI". IAM North Symposium. Oslo (Norway), 2019.
  • "AI Ethics, a practical approach". IBM AI Norway. Oslo (Norway), 2019.
  • "Remagining work in the age of AI". Oslo Innovation Week. Oslo (Norway), 2019.
  • "Practicing Ethics in AI projects". Software 2019. Oslo (Norway), 2019.
  • "Ethics in Emerging Technologies". Digital Innovators Oslo. Oslo (Norway), 2018.
  • "The Business Value of Ethics". Ethics in R&D. Dublin (Ireland), 2018.
  • "Microservices Architecture & Message Queues". Google Developer Group. Trondheim (Norway), 2018.
  • "Ethics in Artificial Intelligence". Stavanger Data Science. Stavanger (Norway), 2018.
  • "The Future of Work with AI". Oslo International School. Oslo (Norway), 2018.
  • "Practicing Ethics in Emerging Technologies". European Tech Architect Summit. Madrid (Spain), 2018.
  • "10 lessons that shaped my career". Sci-Code React Bootcamp. Oslo (Norway), 2018.

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