Co-founder and CEO, ailite
Raúl Peláez Co-founder and CEO, ailite. Soccer coach and multimedia computer engineer. Specialist in soccer analytics, disruptive innovation and knowledge management. A curious, restless, enthusiastic person, a fan of people, in a continuous process of unlearning, change and adaptation.
Thanks to the data, Raúl was able to empower the professionals of the organizations in which he worked, to make decisions 1,000 times more informed and 1,000 times faster. So that people not only got rid of tasks that did not provide added value, but machines also multiplied their capabilities.
After a long career in high-performance sports, applying the most innovative methods with outstanding results, Raúl now helps other organizations fulfil their dreams, accompanying them searching for a tailored solution through knowledge, intelligence and data.
For the last eleven years, Raúl has helped FC Barcelona become a reference in research and knowledge of soccer analytics. In collaboration with the best scientists in the world, numerous investigations carried out by his team managed to change the paradigm of football analysis. His studies focused on understanding the game, contextualizing the data and giving coaches answers. In the last two years, Barça has turned knowledge into applications that have been used in men's and women's professional football with remarkable results. Raúl was able to transfer and implement all the scientific knowledge, through the development of solutions, in his direct work with the soccer first-team staff, from his position as Head of Match Analysis in the soccer first team. Therefore, a continuous and virtuous cycle was closed that he began with research and continued with innovation, creating solutions and implementation in high-performance football.
Before arriving at FC Barcelona, in its most glorious stage in history, Raúl worked for more than ten years at RCD Espanyol. He applied everything he learned in innovation, technology and knowledge management in his more than twelve years working at the Hewlett-Packard R&D department.
In all these years, Raúl has also contributed his knowledge to unique projects related to technology in FIFA.
Today, Raúl is one of the most experienced professionals in the world of professional football, with a multidisciplinary background and a singular vision of the future.