Esteve Almirall serves as Associate Professor in Esade Business School where his research focus on Innovation, particularly on Open Innovation and Data Science. His work has been referenced in HBR and he is a frequent speaker in conferences around Innovation, Big Data and Data Science, Smart Cities, Living Labs and Open Data/Gov. His background is a mix of Management Science (PhD,MRes,MBA) and Computer Science /A.I. (MSc, MRes). Esteve is also highly involved in European Projects and EU organizations having coordinated and participated in many EU projects on Innovation and Smart Cities. He is passionate about how we can use IT to redefine governance and reinvent citizenship in the XXI century transforming cities from service providers to ecosystem orchestrators and therefore fostering growth and promoting entrepreneurship.