José Luis Cabañero is a seasoned professional with a diverse background in innovation, new technologies, and the food industry. He is the co-founder and CEO of Eatable Adventures, a global Food Innovation Hub that connects entrepreneurial talent with investors and corporates. Cabañero has been active in the innovation and new technologies industry for almost 30 years, working with international companies. Prior to founding Eatable Adventures, he held various leadership roles in companies such as Cisco Systems, NETSCOUT, Broadcom Software, and ADVA.
He also served as a Partner and Chief Operating Officer at Infinitto Networks and held various positions at Oracle EMEA and Unisys.Under his leadership, Eatable Adventures has been involved in the consolidation of the Southern European AgrifoodTech market segment, running multiple impactful programs targeted to the development of emerging technology based startups addressing the multiple challenges of the food system. Programs like Spain Foodtech, Madrid Food Innovation Hub, FoodSeed, Mylkcubator, Eatex or Verona Agrifood Innovation Hub are creating a vibrant startup ecosystem in Southern Europe.
Cabañero's educational background includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Computer Sciences from Universidad de Extremadura and the General Management Business Program from Stanford University Graduate School of Business. In addition to his technology and business background, Cabañero has a strong interest in gastronomy. He has a Le Cordon Bleu issued professional qualification as Chef de Haute Cuisine with a specialisation in French Cuisine, a leading global network of culinary arts and hospitality management institutes.