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Francis Ortiz Ocaña - Crea Solutions. Adeje, Spain, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, ES

Francis Ortiz Ocaña Francis Ortiz Ocaña

Ceo & Founder | Crea Solutions

Adeje, Spain, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, SPAIN

A Smart Citizen in an Augmented World. Geolocated, Virtualized and ready to share knowledge about Disruptive Tech and Smart Everything.

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Biography

Self taught entrepreneur, with an extensive Tourism and Hospitality experience.

After over 15 years working in Hospitality, tired of enternainment, lack of innovation and agressive marketing techniques he abandoned the Travel Industry having reached the highest ranks in top Hotel chains.
His passion for art, multimedia and graphic design led him inexorably to embrace the (then) emerging new technologies, his first experience was Menorca Online, a web magazine for tourism promotion, which was created in 1997. In 1998 he opened with 2 more friends the first Internet Services Provider (ISP) in Menorca, providing Internet and Hosting Access to the island businesses, what became initially a non profit led later to the opening of Infotelecom, today a leading IT company in Spain.

In 1999 Francis opened his own company, Publicom, a Website Design, Digital Advertising and Product Development company, creating ecommerce solutions, digital marketing products and Interactive Virtual Tours.

In 2008 he moved to Tenerife, where he established Crea Solutions, an ITConsulting company specialised in Location Based Services, Virtual and Augmented Reality, Smart Cities and Destination solutions, Internet of Things and digital Audio-Visual Productions,
From 2012 he became one of first 3 selected photographers for Google's Street View Project "Google See Inside" to create Virtual tours inside businesses worldwide.

Francis is partner of Ashotel, the largest single Spanish Hotel and Hospitality Association .

Well regarded as an entertaining Technology Communicator, Francis is frequent guest to talks, forums, presentations and speeches about Geolocation, Augmented Reality, Google Apps, Smart Destinations and Future Technologies.

Industry Expertise (6)

IT Services/Consulting

Travel and Tourism

Education/Learning

Design

Information Technology and Services

Hospitality

Areas of Expertise (9)

Governance

Internet of Things (IoT)

Destination Marketing

Virtual Reality (VR)

Geolocation

Augmented Reality

Smart City Innovations and Business Models

Location Based Services

Sustainability

Accomplishments (4)

Google Photographer of The Year 2012 (professional)

2012-12-12

Winner of the 2012 Photographer of the Year Google Award.

Gehotel El Hierro (professional)

2014-03-13

First Island in the world 100% Geolocated and Virtualized

Costa Adeje Destination Geolocation Project (professional)

2016-05-04

Geolocated the whole Destination of Costa Adeje, in the Canarian Island of Tenerife.

First Volcano Virtual Tour in the World (professional)

2013-11-13

Created the first 360 Virtual tour of the Teide Volcano, in Tenerife, for Google Street View.

Education (1)

Self Taught: Expert, Technology 1995

The graduation year the moment I realized the rule Tecnology was going to play in my life. I since developed a thirst for knowledge that has driven me into the most amazing projects and enterprises.

Affiliations (8)

  • CBTec
  • Eurodat
  • VaivenGTC
  • Crea Design Studio
  • Eliademy
  • Ubikua
  • FIT Canarias Innnovation Factory
  • Ashotel

Languages (5)

  • Spanish
  • English
  • Italian
  • German
  • Catalan

Testimonials (8)

Alexandar Nikolov, head of area | Google

Francis is a gamechanger! As simple as that! He was one of the first Google Trusted Photographers that we recruited in Spain, and is one of the main reasons for the project's success in Spain. Francis' professionalism is endless and his action-oriented attitude is contagious. He produced remarkably high results, he helped the rest of the photographers, sharing advices on sales and on daily operations, inspiring ling-term vision and taking them to work with him. Francis' success wasn't unnoticed and in 2012 he became the first winner of the most prestigious award of Google Business Photos - TIP of the Year. Whatever you work with Francis, you buy from him or sell to him - you will be thrilled of what a great man you have the pleasure to deal with!

FAbian Desclin, CEO | Coral Sub

Francis Ortiz est une personne trés efficace dans son domaine, disponible et toujours à votre service, je le vous recommande vivement. Francisco Ortiz es una persona muy eficiente en su trabajo, siempre disponible y a su servicio, lo recomiendo encarecidamente.

Luís López Láinez, CEO | Guideo

Francis y su compañera Silvana son unas personas increíbles, son unos magníficos profesionales que te resuelven cualquier duda y cualquier cuestión rápidamente mirando siempre por los intereses de sus clientes. Además al hablar con ellos notas rápidamente que son expertos en todo aquello que hacen y que además les apasiona. A Francis le encanta la fotografía y las nuevas tecnologías y si le dejas te dará soluciones creativas al problema o al asunto que le plantees. Trabajar con Francis es todo un placer y algo muy recomendable, contratarlo es garantía de un trabajo bien hecho. Encantados de trabajar con ellos.

Nadia Cervera, Historian, Heritage and Tourism Consultant | Guideo

Francis es un trabajador incansable. Amable y divertido nunca deja escapar una oportunidad de negocio. Apasionado de las nuevas tecnologías nunca deja de innovar y reciclarse para seguir avanzando en sus proyectos. Una persona con la que se trabaja de manera rápida y eficiente, siempre dispuesto a colaborar.

Miguel Febles, CEO | Geodos

He conocido a Francis hace pocos meses y ya me ha embarcado (y yo encantado) en varios proyectos sobre mapeo y geolocalización. Su optimismo y entusiasmo en los proyectos me ha hecho creer en proyectos que yo veía de difícil desarrollo en la isla de Tenerife. Da gusto trabajar con él y espero que podamos seguir colaborando en un futuro inmediato.

Marcos Torres, Director Comercial - Partner GOLD Wolters Kluwer | Canarlab

Francis Ortiz nos ha ayudado en nuestra organización a fomentar el uso de redes sociales, configurando las herramientas necesarias y trasladándonos sus conocimientos para llevar a cabo una buena gestión de nuestra presencia en la red. Altamente recomendable

Francisco Rubén Rojas Angel, Responsable Ventas Corporativas | Autozama SA

Francis Ortiz, es un grandísimo profesional con una amplia y contrastada experiencia. - Mi relación profesional determina, entre otras virtudes, destacan en él la metodología, pasión y polivalencia en el desarrollo de sus funciones. - Facilita el trabajo al resto de integrantes de su WG. - Talentoso y original que no deja indiferente al resto. - Su liderazgo le permite, proyectar, desarrollar y culminar cualquier objetivo que se le proponga.

Jesús Taboada, CEO | Eurodat Sistemas

Trabajamos actualmente con Francis Ortiz desde los últimos 8 meses, actualmente esta a a cargo del área de Diseño Web, Redes Sociales e Imagen Corporativa y sabemos de primera mano que Francis Ortiz está altamente calificado para esta tarea dentro de nuestra organización. Francis Ortiz es un pilar importante en muchos de nuestros proyectos, constantemente ofrece productos de alta calidad de trabajo, cumple o excede los plazos, y ayuda a sus compañeros de trabajo en cada oportunidad sin perder el objetivo principal que se centra en aportar al cliente soluciones que se ajusten a sus expectativas y resuelvan sus necesidades, es un colega proactivo y responsable con una extraordinaria habilidad de análisis y resumen.

Media Appearances (3)

Virtual Reality and Street View Interview

El Dia TV  tv

2013-08-12

Inteview at this TV Channel about Google Street View and Virtual Reality

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Mobility and Smart Transportation

Aeje TV  tv

2015-10-13

Introuding Remote device Managment technology for Smart Transportation during the Adejetec Event 2015

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Innovation Management discussion table

Futurismo Canarias  tv

2014-06-09

Exchanging thoughts on Innovation and TEchnology for Tourism at the Futurismo Forum annual event. Sharing table with: Sr. D. Manuel Muñoz Sánchez (ATOS), Sra. Dña. Cristina Hernández (Rate Tiger),D. Raúl Domínguez (Spring Hoteles). Moderador: Sr. D. Agustín Santana Talavera (ULL)

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Event Appearances (7)

Disruptive Technologies for Smart Destinations

Smart Travel 2014  Bragança, Portugal

2014-12-24

Internet of Things and Future Destinations

Adejetec 2013  Adeje, Tenerife, Spain

2013-04-16

Mobility and Tourism Disruptive Technologies

Fiturtech 2015  Madrid, Spain

2015-01-11

Smart Transportation

Adejetec 2015  Adeje, Tenerife, Spain

2015-09-15

Smart Travel 14

Smart Travel 2014  Bragança, Portugal

2014-11-19

Virtual Reality for tourism

Watify  Brussels

2016-12-07

Smart Destination management Platforms

Smart Travel Meet Up 2019  Tenerife

2019-04-08

Sample Talks (1)

SoloMo Geolocation and Augmented Reality

The present and future of Location Based Technologies applied to Online and Proximity marketing, Augmented Reality and it's applications on Touristic and Cultural Envionments, making a world Social, Geolocated and Mobiile.

Style

Availability

  • Keynote
  • Moderator
  • Panelist
  • Workshop Leader
  • Host/MC
  • Author Appearance
  • Corporate Training

Fees

1000 to 1000 *Will consider certain engagements for no fee