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Joan A. Pastor-Collado is currently associate professor and researcher at the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC BarcelonaTech), Department of Services and Information Systems Engineering (ESSI-UPC), and Vice-dean for Institutional Relations at the Barcelona School of Informatics (FIB, UPC). He holds the following degrees: MSc in Computing (FIB-UPC); PhD in Informatics Engineering (Software Doctoral Program UPC); Global Senior Management Program (joint by Univ. of Chicago GSoB and IE-Business School); Master in Leadership and Management of Research and Innovation (Barcelona School of Management, joint by UAB, UB and UPF).
He has supervised, among many other diverse projects, five Cum-Laude-awarded PhD theses, respectively defended in five doctoral programs within four universities (UPC, UIC, Esade-URL, UOC). The main teaching and research activities of professor Pastor-Collado focus on the understanding and provisioning of digital transformation solutions for public and private organizations, including the study of the main professional problems in the fields of strategic digital leadership, management and engineering of information-intensive systems and services.
He has a 30+ yearlong career and has worked in several universities (UPC, UIC, UOC), where he has taught both in presence and online, at bachelor, master and doctoral levels, including occasional teaching at several business schools (IE Business School, TBS, etc.) as well as ICT development, audit and consulting work for companies in several industries and for public administration.
He is a member of the IMP (Information Modeling and Processing) group, a research group accredited by the Catalan government. Within his areas of expertise, he has worked and published intensively on business information systems (ERP, CRM, SCM, EAI) and on the services associated with these systems (acquisition, implementation, evolution), on software and databases, as well as on outsourcing of information services, systems and technologies in public administrations. More recently, he has worked on teaching and learning written communication skills for ICT professionals and students, and on reference enterprise architectures and quality assurance for university information systems.
His main hobbies are computing history, classic motorcycles, guitar playing and bricolage.
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