Esteve Almirall serves as Associated Professor at Esade and Dtr. of the Center for Innovation in Cities. He lectured in several universities, among them UC Berkeley, UPF, UPC and EPFL. He has a mix background both in AI and Management Science, particularly Innovation. However, Esteve spent a previous life in the business IT sector with a career in consulting and banking where for many years Esteve was the youngest CTO of the Spanish banking industry, being the 1st in online transactions and the 2nd in online banking. In academics he has been involved in many programs, his last work was the creation of the Esade’s Master in Business Analytics (ranked #5 in the world https://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings/business-masters-rankings/business-analytics/2019 )
Esteve is passionate about the intersection between Digital Technologies and Innovation, particularly Smart Cities where he participated in multiple projects, Congresses. He was one of the founders of the European Networks of Living Labs with +400 Living Labs around the world and coordinated several high impact European Projects such as Open Cities or Commons for Europe. Esteve also worked for the World Bank and the European Commission as an expert. He has been deeply involved in the Smart Cities movement and in Smart City Expo since its inception.
His research has been published in top scientific journals such as Academy of Management Review, MISQ, Government Information Quarterly, HBR, CACM or California Management Review among others. He is also a frequent contributor to the general press and a well-known public speaker.
As a recovering geek proudly teaches Python, Julia, Machine Learning and AWS besides Smart Cities, Digital Transformation, Innovation and Management.