Luca Franchi
Vice President, Tech Futures (San Francisco)

Luca moved out to California in 2014 to take up the role of VP, Tech Futures, supporting Sky’s corporate venture activity in searching for emerging technology companies for Sky to partner with.  In particular, Luca brings a wealth of Technology-specific expertise, having previously run the Tech Futures team out of London since 2011, which was responsible for developing, supporting and maintaining the customer management platform; online, interactive and mobile products; the shared IT infrastructure and data centres; and workplace technology.

Prior to Sky, Luca held new business development roles at Telefonica and O2 UK, evaluating and kick starting new market initiatives. He joined the Telefonica group after 10 years of TMT start-ups across Europe, the US and Asia.

Born in Italy, raised in Asia and the US, Luca graduated from Babson College, Massachusetts.