Enrique Dans has been a Professor of Innovation at IE Business School since 1990. In his roles as a researcher, educator, and consultant, he studies the effects of technological innovation on individuals, businesses, and society as a whole.
In addition to his teaching work and his role as a Senior Advisor in Innovation and Digital Transformation at IE Business School, Enrique serves as a visiting professor at the Diplomatic School in Spain and the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom, where he provides guidance to various startups and established companies.
With a significant professional background, Enrique Dans has worked for multiple companies and organizations, including ESRI, Wolters Kluwer, Caja Navarra, Oracle, USG People, and several municipalities and autonomous communities.
Enrique Dans has been included in Forbes’ list of top influencers in 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022. He has been writing daily on his personal website, enriquedans.com, since 2003, which is one of the most popular sources for innovation-related content in the Spanish language. Additionally, he regularly contributes to numerous national and international media outlets on topics related to innovation and technology.
Furthermore, Enrique Dans is the author of “Everything is Going to Change” and “Living in the Future: Keys to How Technology is Changing Our World,” where he addresses the theme of innovation and technology, with a particular emphasis on sustainability and the importance of addressing the climate emergency before the promising future ahead of us is overshadowed by uncontrolled nature.
In 2023, he published “Everything Changes Again: How Web3 Will Revolutionize the World as We Know It,” in which he argues that we are witnessing a new technological revolution that will impact nearly all activities and industries. This new disruption is Web3, the next generation of the internet that promises to completely transform how we interact and do business online. Additionally, he examines other technologies and their impact on the digital world of today and the future, including artificial intelligence, quantum computing, the metaverse, open-source, cryptocurrencies, NFTs, and machine learning.
His extensive experience in the field of technology and future trends, along with his participation in numerous forums, seminars, and conferences, make him an excellent speaker capable of conveying his knowledge in a clear and convincing manner, while adapting to his audience.
After earning a degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Santiago de Compostela, he pursued an MBA at the Instituto de Empresa, completed his Ph.D. in Information Systems at UCLA between 1996 and 2000, and conducted postdoctoral studies at Harvard Business School.