Daniel Alvarez is a product thinker that loves to solve problems by using a balanced mix of technology and design. As the VP of Product & Design at NBC, he’s currently focused on navigating the intersection of media and technology while influencing the future of the local news space in the process.
He leads a team of product managers and UX/UI designers that aim to create the best digital experiences for local NBC and Telemundo audiences. By instilling a culture of collaboration, creativity and healthy risk-taking, Alvarez and his team have pioneered new vertical storytelling products helping NBC/Telemundo stations attract and build new audiences in nonlinear platforms. Earlier, he had served as Head of Product and Design at HuffPost. Previously, he held product and engineering roles at AOL, Nextel International, Motorola and Verizon International.
Daniel studied Electronics Engineering at Universidad Simon Bolivar in Caracas, Venezuela, and currently lives in New York City. In his spare time he enjoys training for triathlons (which is almost a part time job!), having completed 7 Ironmans and currently on track to complete his 8th by 2019. He’s also an avid photographer with an eye for abstract architectural photography, a Product Management Instructor at General Assembly, an advisor for the Design Thinking program at Rutgers University and a mentor for WeWork Labs.