Associate professor, Department of Operations, Innovation and Data Sciences at Esade Business School
Esteve Almirall’s career has focused on information technologies, especially in the fields of consulting, banking and finance. He worked for more than 20 years in executive and board-level positions in IS, organisation and marketing. As an entrepreneur, he founded and actively participated in several start-ups in these fields.
Prof. Almirall is passionate about the intersection between technology and innovation. He is interested in how IT is changing the way we innovate from the individual inventor to ecosystems, from buying and owning innovations to benefiting from innovations created by others through the alignment of incentives and motivations.
He is a World Bank consultant, council member of the European Network of Living Labs, and a member of the European Commission’s Open Innovation Policy and Strategy Group.