Esteve Almirall

Esteve Almirall serves as Associated Professor at Barcelona's Esade Law & Business School and is the Director of its Center for Innovation in Cities, and regularly collaborates with Anteverti as an external expert consultant. He lectured at various universities, including UC Berkeley, Purdue, UPF, UPC and EPFL. He has a mixed background in both AI and Management Sciences, particularly in Innovation.

Esteve Almirall 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 in the Spanish banking industry. In academics, he has been involved in multiple programs, and created a Smart Cities program - together with the World Bank - and Esade's Master in Business Analytics - ranked #5 in the world in 2018.

Esteve was one of the founders of the European Networks of Living Labs - with +400 Living Labs around the world. He also worked for the World Bank and the European Commission as an expert and has been deeply involved in the Smart Cities movement and the Smart City Expo World Congress since its inception.


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