Enrique Dans is one of the most prominent Spanish academics in the fields of technology adoption, entrepreneurship and innovation.
Degree in Science at Universidade de Santiago de Compostela in 1989 and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) at IE Business School. In 1996, Enrique got a grant to pursue doctoral studies at the John E. Anderson Business School at University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA): he graduated with a Ph.D. in Management in 2000, with a dissertation focused on the transition of newspapers from the paper to the screen and the measurable effects of IT adoption in small and medium enterprises.
Once returned to Spain in 2000, Enrique rejoined IE Business School as a Full Professor and IS/IT Area Chair, and started a line of collaboration with Spanish newspapers and magazines on technology adoption, innovation, entrepreneurship and the effect of technology at the consumer, corporate and societal level of analysis.
Since September 2016, he is also IE’s Senior Advisor in Innovation and Digital Transformation. Enrique Dans is also a visiting professor at Spain’s Diplomatic School and at the University of Oxford, and he is part of Unesco Netexplo Advisory Board.
He keeps a permanent presence in the Spanish media panorama, with a weekly column in the most prominent economic newspaper (Expansión) since 2001, and many articles and collaborations in other newspapers, magazines, radio and TV. He also advises online startups and consolidated companies as a consultant or a board member.
The newspaper El Mundo has included him in the «Top 25 most influential people in Spain» on the Internet and Technology category every single year since 2006.
Enrique Dans started his personal page, enriquedans.com, and he has been publishing regularly every single day since then, turning it into the most influential technology page in Spanish. In 2010, he published his book, «Todo va a cambiar» («Everything is going to change») with a foreword from Vint Cerf, and became a best-seller in the management category in Spanish. In October 2019, Enrique released his new book, entitled «Viviendo en el futuro» («Living in the future»).
Besides his daily article in his page in both Spanish and English, Enrique wrote regularly at Forbes (US Edition) between 2014 and 2021, and participates regularly in newspapers and magazines talking about technology and innovation. He also maintains a strong presence in social networks.
In September 2015, he got shortlisted for the prestigious Thinkers 50 award in the category «Digital thinking». In September 2016 he was awarded the Communication and Dissemination Prize from the prestigious Spanish Digital Economy Association (Adigital). He has also been included in the Forbes España Best Influencers List in the Business Category in 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022.