Professor Jordi Quoidbach is an expert in emotions and decision-making. His work highlights novel perspectives for increasing happiness and helping individuals make better personal and professional decisions. His research has been published in journals such as Science, Psychological Bulletin and Psychological Science, and is often covered in popular media such as CNN, BBC, and The New York Times.
Lean Development: Tackling Inequality with Agile Design
01:30pm to 01:50pm
Founding his first company at 21 years of age, Guillaume cut his teeth within the start-up community, riding the rollercoaster of funding, exits and innovation. Inspired by concepts of agile development and design thinking, Guillaume went on to co-found the ethical fashion brand, VIRTŪ, now producing garments across Latin America under fair conditions. His most recent project, Delcayo supports social entrepreneurs around the globe and works to promote conscious consumerism.
How Mobile Phones Are Driving Financial Inclusion
01:50pm to 02:10pm
During her work with Innovation Norway in Kenya and South Africa, and FK Norway in Mozambique, Economics Master Marie Skara researched financial development across the African continent before mapping out the fintech industry of Eastern Africa. She discovered that fintech is not only transforming the financial sector, it is also changing the lives of ordinary people.
Breaking Out Of The Corporate Mold
03:10pm to 03:30pm
Green hair - don't care. Despite serving as the Chief Operating Officer in one of the largest biotech companies in the Philippines, Meme maintains a shock of green hair, abhors the office pantsuit, and goes against the grain of every corporate guideline in the book. Discover how she manages her company, whilst preserving her personality, in the modern world.
The Microbiome, Technology, And The Future of Health
03:30pm to 03:50pm
With an engineering degree from MIT, Scott Sundvor is the founder of Nima Sensor, the world’s first consumer tech company built specifically to help people with food allergy and food health issues. Nima uses antibody-based chemistry to test samples of food for the proteins found in gluten or peanuts. Scott was named one of Forbes’ “30 under 30” for 2018.
The Future Of The Sharing Economy
03:50pm to 04:10pm
Pedro Aznar holds a PhD in Economics and Business Management from Malaga University and a Degree in Business Management from Barcelona University. His main fields of expertise are analysis of the economic situation (with special reference to the economies of Spain and Europe) and the economic analysis of Tourism.
Redefining Education With Open Source Computers In Africa
04:40pm to 05:00pm
Having endured the desert, the mafia and the thundering Mediterranean Sea on his journey from Ghana to Spain in search of education, Ousman arrived in Barcelona at age 17. With his own arduous endeavours igniting a passion for helping students in his homeland, Ousman founded the NASCO Foundation, an NGO which ships open source computers to Africa.
Lara Daniel, Christoph Kastenholz
Influence, Expansion And Entrepreneurship
05:00pm to 05:20pm
ESADE Alumni (2013) Lara Daniel and Christoph Kastenholz are the CEOs and Co-Founders of Pulse Group, the globally leading Influencer Marketing agency with offices in Hamburg, Germany; New York, USA; Milan, Italy and London, UK. Growing rapidly from inception in 2014 to a team of over 70 today, Pulse Group has become the market leader in its industry. It operates through Pulse Advertising as an advertising agency and Pulse Management as talent management. Working with the most relevant social media influencers around the globe, Pulse has established itself as leading partner of brands including LVMH, L’Oréal, PUMA, BMW, Unilever, Ferrero, FIAT and many more. In 2018 Lara Daniel and her Co-founder Christoph Kastenholz were recognised by Forbes as one of the “30 under 30” leading young entrepreneurs in their industry.
Your Mindset Determines Your Tomorrow
05:20pm to 05:40pm
When he was just 9 years old, doctors amputated Heinrich’s leg after discovering a form of bone cancer developing in his left fibula. Far from deterred, the sport-loving youngster began his track and field career in 2001. Since then, Heinrich has gone on to win 27 medals at the Paralympic Games, World and European Championships.