Uber i Airbnb: prohibim el futur?

«Com tantes vegades a la història ens trobem que una nova forma d’organització social, clarament millor per a tothom, es veu aturada per la inèrcia, la legislació i els interessos contraposats»

Aquests dies estic a Londres, aquí hi ha uns 120.000 conductors d’Uber i l’empresa s’està plantejant no agafar-ne més per una temporada. Es un mitjà molt popular en totes les seves modalitats: compartit, normal, de luxe, executiu,… Com ben bé a tot arreu els taxistes van portar Uber als tribunals però aquí van perdre, els tribunals varen dictaminar que mentre es paguessin impostos tot era perfectament legal, és clar els paguen i suposen no només uns ingressos importants per l’estat, sinó també una reducció dels subsidis.

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Ens calen agències com NESTA

Article publicat a Nació Digital http://www.naciodigital.cat/opinio/15181/calen/agencies/nesta

Us heu preguntat alguna vegada com es dissenyen les polítiques públiques o les propostes que sovint apareixen a la premsa? D’on surt la proposta d’una renda bàsica universal, la manera d’implementar les superilles o quines són les polítiques millors per fenòmens com Airbnb? S’ha experimentat i vist què funciona millor i què pitjor, o estem davant d’idees plenes de bones intencions (suposem) però mancades de cap evidència o sigui sense dades?

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One of my classes @ ESADE

When I was a student many times I wondered how was a class experience in other universities or Business Schools, particularly the ones that we all admire. With time I got the opportunity to attend classes in many of the most prestigious universities around the world. I learnt a lot with that, both as a student or as a teacher. Still learning and still trying to improve every day.

Thanks to the nice marketing people @ Esade (thanks Lidia & Noemi) I got a recording of one of my classes. It was totally unexpected and I thought it will be a nice idea to share it with you. This class is a short version of a longer one that I normally use as an intro to platforms.

I am certainly not the best professor @ Esade and I really hope not to be the worst, at least I try not to. Still learning and still a lot to learn !!!

 

eDreams – Native Digital Companies

We are all familiar with native digital companies like eDreams, the Spanish on-line travel specialist.

However, native digital companies work differently than normal companies. There, you are not going to find product managers but product owners. Project Management is basically SCRUM and you cannot meet your clients but you know a lot about them.

Digital experiments is the tool for taking decisions and personalization is the name of the game.

Here you can find the interview ith Manuel Bruscas, Director of Analytics and Insights at eDreams ODIGEO, where we talk about the differences between native and non-native digital companies and how both work !

I am sure that you will find it not only very interesting but enlightening !

 

Los deberes para una Barcelona digital

Para que Barcelona se transforme en una sociedad digital no se necesitan más laboratorios, más programadores y más emprendedores, que también. Debe ser una sociedad que busque de forma constante mejorar y poner en marcha nuevas iniciativa.

ESTEVE ALMIRALL. PROFESOR DE ESADE BUSINESS AND LAW SCHOOL

MARTES, 28 DE FEBRERO DEL 2017

 

Parece que el mundo avanza hacia una sociedad digital en donde buena parte de las actividades humanas o bien se trasladan al ‘software’ o acabarán en manos de máquinas inteligentes o robots. Quizás alguien puede pensar que tardaremos mucho en ver este mundo, pero de hecho ya está aquí. La venta ‘on line’ está ganando terreno rápidamente, los fondos de inversión ya empiezan a estar gestionados por ‘software’ en vez de humanos (Bridgewater, Sentient, Numerai …) y los coches, camiones y autobuses se autoconducen. Los Tesla ya hace tiempo que van solos por las autopistas… Que esto va a más y con gran rapidez no hay ninguna duda. Ahora bien, si esto es así, ¿qué le hace falta a una sociedad para tener éxito y no terminar atropellada por el tsunami de la innovación digital?

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Tim van Kasteren – Data Scientist @ Schibsted

 

Even if Schibsted is one of largest media groups in Europe maybe you don’t know it. However, you are probably familiar with brands like InfoJobs, MilAnuncios.com, Vibbo (Segunda Mano) or coches.net, all of them part of the group.

With Tim we discuss the role of a Data Scientist in a native Digital company, the problems, the opportunities and also the advice that he can provide to aspiring Data Scientists.

Enjoy !!!

Interview with Gloria Macias-Lizaso – McKinsey’s partner in charge of Data Science & Business Analytics

Gloria Macias-Lizaso, McKinsey’s partner in charge of Data Science in Spain talks with me about Data Science & Business Analytics, how McKinsey sees the sector in Europe and what could be its evolution in the near future.

We also discuss on the qualities that makes candidates more fit for a Data Science or Business Analytics position. What are companies looking for? There you will hear about a new concept, the one of translators, professionals that bridge between business and tech, trying to make tech relevant and understandable for organizations.

In such a changing world, it is difficult to find anybody that is equally good in both tech and business. In fact, for many of us it is difficult to keep up with the fast pace of the area. Having people that know how to best apply tech to business and apply it in an effective way is rare.

This is the kind of people that we aim to train @ Esade in our new program, the Master in Business Analytics. If yo are interested, please contact me !