He has a consultative and strategy role with a visionary task related to next generation technology and its impact. He is both a creative thinker and influential collaborator base on that he has worn many hats throughout his long career. He acts as an expert advisor and teaches on these topics for various organizations, companies and mentors entrepreneurs.
Appointments as Expert and Technology Consultant
At present, he acts as an Analytics Advisor at the IThinkUPC company.
He has held several appointments as an independent expert. Some of the featured are: European Comission (Information Society and Media Directorate) in the preparation of the Work Programme 2011-2012 for the area “Disruptive Solutions for Energy Efficient ICT” – Future Emerging Technologies Proactive (2010 final report here); Friends of Europe’s Greening Europe Forum at “Greening Europe – Roundtable Opportunities and challenges of greening ICT” (2011); Swiss Academy of Engineefing Science (2012-2013); Fundació Centre Tecnològic de Catalunya (for elaborating white papers); “Comissió d’Innovació del Consell de la Cultura de Barcelona” commission of the Barcelona’s town hall (2013-2014); Member of the Steering Committee IEEE -TCSC Technical Area of Green Computing (2010 –2013).
He has been elected as a technology evaluator by many organisations and companies. Some of the featured are Ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnologia of Spain, Dirección General de Investigación of Community of Madrid , Universitat Jaume I de Castelló (Spain), Departament d’Universitats i Recerca de la Generalitat de Catalunya, Fundació La Caixa, Autoritat Catalana de Protecció de Dades, Science Foundation Ireland.
He is doing technology consulting at Spanish companies and member of management boards (e.g. UPCnet management board during 2011-2013 and 2018-), member of the advisory boards (e.g. Barcelona Big Data Center of Excellence) or mentoring of entrepreneurs.
Customised in-house Training
He organises and teaches customized in-house training (English, Español and Català) to meet the particular technology knowledge needs of a certain company or institution. A recent (shareable) example is an “Introduction to Deep Learning” with these slides and hands-on.
Technology Transfer and Management at the University
As a research manager at BSC he is has participated in a number of competitive EU/Spanish calls and Networks of Excellence, a lot of them involve University-Industry Technology Transference . Before being manager at BSC, he was a member of the European Center for Parallelism of Barcelona (CEPBA) (1994-2004) and a member of the board of managers of CEPBA-IBM Research Institute (CIRI) (2000-2004). During 1992-2000 he has been the coordinator of the promotion and dissemination of technology at European Center for Parallelism of Barcelona (CEPBA).
He has been Vice-dean of Institutional Relations at the Computer Science School (1998- 2001) and a member of the University Senate (Claustre) and member of the Board of Governors (Junta de Govern) (2011-2013). He has also participated in numerous university management activities and institutional representation. He is member of the BSC-CNS Access Committee core team.