Javier
Zamora

Head of Information Systems Department

Professor of the Practice of Management of Information Systems

• Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Columbia University
• M.Sc. in Telecommunications Engineering, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

Javier Zamora is a Professor of the Practice of Management and Head of Information Systems Department at IESE Business School. He received his Ph.D in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University, and his M.Sc. in Telecommunications Engineering from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. He also holds a PDG from IESE.

He is the co-academic director of the Digital Ecosystem Industry Meeting, as well as the executive programs Digital Mindset and Transformación Digital at IESE. His current areas of interest are focused on data-driven organizations and Artificial Intelligence and its impact on digital transformation.

Prof. Zamora’s teaching spans across all IESE programs, from MBA to Custom, and is focused on the digital transformation of organizations through the knowledge and application of new digital technologies with special emphasis on the redesign of processes and the challenge for senior executives to develop a digital mindset. In custom training and consulting he has been involved in projects with leading organizations such as Abertis Autopistas, Airbus D&D, Alior Bank, Altice Portugal, ASEME, Asseco, ASLAN, ATEFI, Banco do Brasil, BBVA, BMW, Boehringer Ingelheim, CaixaBank, Campari Group, Cecabank, Cepsa, CGD, Chemo Group, Correos, Danone, Diana Capital, ELIA, Elzaburu, Emirates NBD, Estabanell, Flokk, Gas Natural Fenosa, Generali, Harman, HOLA, Hoteles Catalonia, HP, IBM, IFC Group, Indra, Kolektor, Laboratorios LETI, LEDS-C4, Liberty Seguros, Mapfre, Microsoft, Millenium Bank, Mutual Médica, Natixis, Novartis, OCBC Bank, Oracle, Orange, Penteo, Philips, Play, Primax, Red Link, Roche, Samsung, Santander, SAP, Saudi Telecom Solutions, Serunion, Schüco, Techdata, Telefónica, The European House – Ambrosetti, Tieto, Vallcompanys, Vithas and Xerox. He also regularly teaches at AESE (Portugal), IAE (Argentina), PAD (Peru) and ESE (Chile).

Prof. Zamora is co-founder of Inqbarna, a company specialized in the design, development and marketing of mobile experiences for smartphones and tablets. For eight years he was the General Manager of eNeo Labs, a company devoted to products and services for the digital home. His previous professional experience includes four years as Director of Product Development at Xbind in New York, a pioneering company in video transmission over data networks, and five years researching and implementing one of the first video-on-demand systems in the US at the Center for Telecommunications Research and the Image and Advanced Television Laboratory of Columbia University.

He served in the International Standard Organization (ISO) as editor of the MPEG-4 video standard. Javier Zamora is author of five publications in international journals and fifteen technical contributions to standard bodies. He is the author of two international patents on digital home architecture and services. From 2005 to 2009, he designed and taught the class “Topics in New Technologies and Business” in the international Master of Science in Information and Communication Technologies Dept as a visiting professor at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya.

Areas of interest

* Digital Transformation of Organizations
* Data-Driven Organizations
* Artificial Intelligence