20 years of experience in the R&D ecosystem. Currently I am Chief Technology and Innovation Officer at i2CAT and CTO of 5GBarcelona (an initiative where I have been founder member). In i2CAT I oversee the company strategy for R&D, Knowledge and Technology Marketing, innovation Business Development and EC strategy.
I used to work at UPC as researcher and in 2004 I joined i2cat as Network Cluster Coordinator, becoming Manager of the Distributed Architectures and Networks area in 2011. I have participated in national projects and I have been involved in European Commission Research programs and projects for more than 16 years. During this period, I have performed as Project Coordinator (5GCity 5GPPP H2020, MANTYCHORE FP7), Technical manager (GEYSERS FP7), Research Activity Leader (FEDERICA FP7) and WorkPackage Leader (PHOSPHORUS FP6). Moreover, I have been Program Committee member of different scientific conferences (OFC – 2014/15/16; TNC 2014/15/16) and evaluator of Catalan R&D projects, Austrian ICT R&D projects and Luxemburg 5G R&D projects. I have also participated in more than 50 scientific papers. Moreover, in 2020 I led the team in charge to define the New Space strategy of the Catalan Government.
In order to keep growing professionally I have pursued several educational programs. An executive PDG at IESE (2019), an Open Innovation and Corporate Entrepreneurship programme at ESADE (2014) and an MPM at La Salle (2004). My professional interests are strategy definition, open innovation, digital and internet technologies and 5G. I am focused on results achievement and innovation success.
I have skills to deal with different and simultaneous activities, while being passionate about setting up new challenges and making things happen.
I consider myself a Person who loves family time and new challenges, a Researcher that is currently doing very little in research, a PhD. Engineer that is surrounded by excellent engineers and PhDs., a Director with spirit of service and a Leader that wants to have deep, positive and lasting impact on people. My vision: be happy.