Esteve Almirall
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Esteve Almirall holds a PhD in Management Sciences (ESADE), a MRes in Management Scienes, a MCIS and a DEA in Artificial Intelligence (UPC). Most of his career has been devoted to Information Technologies, especially in consulting, banking and finances where he worked for more than 20 years in executive and board level positions in IS, Organization and Marketing. As an entrepreneur he actively participated and founded several start-ups and new ventures in the field. Moreover, Esteve has an MBA, a PDD from IESE and a Diploma in Marketing from UC Berkeley.

Esteve Almirall has also worked as a researcher in Computer Science (UPC) and in Business (IESE and Esade) while being active in consulting. He participated and coordinated a number of research projects around Innovation, Collaborative Environments, Social Networking and Recommender Systems. European Projects such as Laboranova (budget >10M¿, subproject coordinator), Collabs, Fireball or Gala, together with national or regional projects, being active in a number of innovation initiatives such as the Catalan and European Network of Living Labs. He also collaborated as an expert with the EU or acted as a reviewer in NSF projects and published a fair number of articles in academic and non-academic journals and conferences such as Academy of Management Review, EURAM, European Management Journal or R&D Mgmt conference and advised research projects and Master Thesis, being regularly appointed as speaker in Europe, America and Asia. His research has been featured in Harvard Business Review and other management publications.

Esteve Almirall seved as Associated Professor in UPC (2004-2009) and he is currently appointed as a lecturer at ESADE and as associated professor at UPF. He teaches at PhD, Master, Executive and BS levels. His interests focus on Open Innovation, Innovation and AI tools that could foster innovation. Esteve also collaborates and is deeply involved with some NGO.


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