JURY

The Advisory Council of the Mobile Week Barcelona is formed by a total of 10 professionals, counting with expert curators and recognized personalities in the field of art, science and technology. These members will act as the jury of the artistic contest.

Meet the jury

ARTUR SERRA

Deputy Director of the i2cat Foundation

Artur Serra is deputy director of the Foundation i2cat. PhD in cultural anthropology from the University of Barcelona. He has developed his research in the field of Internet and its culture of innovation. He worked doing his doctoral thesis at Carnegie Mellon, where he made contact with H. Simon and Allen Newell, founder of Artificial Intelligence, his career has been marked by designing new systems based on ICT innovation and its opening to the public.

Among the featured projects are open Opera (2000) with the Liceu in Barcelona, where he demonstrated the synergy that could generate advanced Internet with artistic communities. He has worked with numerous European projects in the field of Internet and performing arts, and also in the field of cultural heritage (Anella Cultural 2006, SPECIFI 2012, CreatiFi 2014,…) in which research teams from European, USA, Brazil, Korea, Colombia, and other Latin American countries have participated. Currently Vice-President of the European Network of Living Labs.

CECILIA THAM

FFundadora MakersOfBarcelona (MOB)

Designer and Biologist by training. Entrepreneur by heart. Global citizen by living.
Open Innovation Strategist in Design and Technology.
Founder at Makers of Barcelona, Barcelona largest co-working community.
Founder at FabCafe Barcelona, Part coffee shop and part digital fabrication lab for inventors, designers and entrepreneurs.
Founder and Director at MEAT Creative, a co-creative agency for open innovation.
Founder at Assemble.rs, an online innovation management platform.
TEDx, 4YFN, Open FAD, Smart City Speaker.
Former columnist at Le Economic.
Adjunct faculty at Parsons New School, Executive Program in Design Strategy and Management.
Mentor at NUMA, Startup Bootcamp, Google Launchpad and Harvard I-Lab.

FRANCESC PEDRO

Chief, Education Policy ED/EPLS/EDP UNESCO Education Sector

Francesc Pedró has been working in the UNESCO education sector in Paris (France) since 2010, where he leads the educational policy advisory service, including reviews of national policies as well as international comparative studies. Previously, he worked at the OECD Center for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI) where, as a senior political analyst, he was responsible for projects such as Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) and New Millennium Learners Project. He also led the reviews of educational research in the OECD countries and the project on Systemic Innovation in Education.

His most recent books are: Are the New Millennium Learners Making the Grade? Technology Use and Educational Performance in PISA (2010), Inspired by Technology, Driven by Pedagogy (2010), Tecnología y Educación: lo que funciona y por qué (2011), Connected Minds. Technology and Today’s Learners (2012), y Le numérique: une chance pour l’école (2013).

Itziar de Lecuona

Deputy director of the Bioethics and Law Observatory

Professor of the Department of Medicine of the Faculty of Medicine
And Deputy Director of the Bioethics and Law Observatory – UNESCO Chair in Bioethics at the University of Barcelona

Member of the Bioethics Committee of Catalonia, the Research Ethics Committee of the Hospital Clínico de Barcelona and the Bioethics Commission of the University of Barcelona. She is also a member of the Research

Integrity Group of the European League of Research University (ELRU) and the Advisory Board on the Ethical, Legal and Social Aspects of EITHealth of the Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KIC’s) European Comission.

The ethical, legal and social aspects of massive data analytics and the development of mobile health applications are one of their preferred lines of research along with bioethics training and research integrity.

Jordi Sellas

CSO a Minoria Absoluta.

Consultant in Marketing and Communication specialized in culture and means of communication.
He has been the digital director and new business of the RBA Group, founder of the TR3SC Club, marketing director of the Focus Group, senior promotion technician of the UAB and director of communication of the radio group Ona Catalana. He has advised the Catalan Audiovisual Media Corporation, the Teatro alla Scala, the Piccolo Teatro di Milano and other public and private institutions in the field of marketing and new communication models.
He teaches marketing and cultural management at Pompeu Fabra University (UPF), Ramon Llull University (URL), SDA Bocconi and the Accademia del Teatro alla Scala in Milan. He is co-author of “Performing Arts Marketing and has presented and directed the Digital Generation of Catalonia Radio and Television program of Catalonia until March 2013. From 2013-2016 he was Director General of Creation and Cultural Businesses of the Generalitat of Catalonia.

Josep Ramoneda

Journalist, philosopher and writer

Josep Ramoneda (Cervera 1949), journalist, philosopher and writer, directs the magazine of humanities and economy “La Maleta de Portbou” and the European School of Humanities of Barcelona. He is president of Edicions 62. He is also a regular contributor to the newspaper El País and Cadena Ser and the Catalan newspaper ARA. He was director of the Center of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona (CCCB) between 1989 and 2011; President of the Institut de Recherche et d’Innovation (IRI), Paris (2009-2014), and Professor of Contemporary Philosophy at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (1975-1990). He has published numerous books, among them “Apologia del present”. Assaigs de fi de segle (Edicions 62, 1989), Después de la pasión política (Taurus, 1999), Del tiempo condensado. Globalización, inmigración, terrorismo, cultura (Debolsillo, 2003), Contra la indiferencia. Apología de la Ilustración (Galaxia Gutenberg, 2010), La izquierda necesaria (RBA Libros, 2012) and the collective book Existential Utopia (New York, 2012). He received the award Ciutat Barcelona international projection (2012) and the National Prize of Culture of the Generalitat de Catalunya (2013).

Marisol López

Digital Arts Manager at ICEC

Cultural manager specialized in digital culture/arts, director of the area of digital arts at the Institut Català de les Empreses Culturals (ICEC).

Her main objective is to create links between culture and technology, work with digital companies in the field of video games and application developers, and help the cultural sectors that make digital change. Make people from different professional backgrounds and different lines of thought jointly create and enrich each other. Blog Creator: http://www.marisolbcn.com/altres-blogs-de-marisolbcn/

Montserrat Vendrell

General partner Alta Life Sciences

Montserrat Vendrell has over 10 year experience in biomedical research both in Spanish institutions (CSIC) and international companies (Roche Institute of Molecular Biology). She has been involved in the creation and development of Barcelona Science Park (1997-2007; 2014-2015) as deputy general manager and later, general manager. She was CEO of Biocat for 8 years (2007- 2015). She has also been the first director general of the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (2015-2017). Montserrat chaired since its birth until 2015, the Council of European Bioregions. She is member of the Board of EADA Business School and RACC. Dr. Vendrell holds a PhD in Biology from University of Barcelona (1991), a master degree in Science Communication from Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona, 1997) and an Executive Degree in General Management (IESE Business School, Barcelona, PDG-1- 2007). She is now General Partner at Alta Life Sciences, a new venture capital investment firm in the field of life sciences in Barcelona.

Ramón Lopez de Mantaras

Dir. IIIA Research Institute at CSIC

Professor of Research of the Higher Council of Scientific Research (CSIC) and Director of the Institute of Research in Artificial Intelligence (IIIA) of the CSIC. Master of Science in Computer Engineering from the University of California-Berkeley, PhD in Physics from Paul Sabatier University in Toulouse, and PhD in Computer Science from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia. One of the pioneers of Artificial Intelligence in Spain. Author of 270 scientific articles in the field of Artificial Intelligence. Member of the Editorial Board of the main scientific journals in AI. He was President, between 2007 and 2009, of the Board of Directors of IJCAI (the International Union of Artificial Intelligence). He has received, among others, the following awards: The “City of Barcelona” Research Award in 1982, the “Robert S. Engelmore” award from the American Association of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) in 2011, the “National Research Award” Of the Spanish Computer Association in 2012, and the “Distinguished Award” of the European Association of Artificial Intelligence. Member of the Institut d’Estudis Catalans. He is a member of several advisory committees of public and private institutions in Europe and the United States. He is currently working on computational models of human reasoning, on how to provide the ability to learn by experience the autonomous robots and in computational creativity with applications of Artificial Intelligence to music. Traditional information at: http://www.iiia.csic.es/~mantaras.

Tomas Diez

Fab City Research Lab | IAAC

Tomas Diez is an urbanist specialised in digital fabrication and its implications in the future of cities and society. He is one of the founders of Fab Lab Barcelona at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) and now he is leading the Fab City Research Laboratory. Tomas leads the FAB City Global Initiative and helps to run the Fab Academy program with a distributed team located in more than 50 Fab Labs globally. He is also the European project manager for the Fab Foundation.

Tomas is a tutor in Design Products at the Royal College of Arts in London, where he co-runs the Exploring Emergent Futures platform, he is co-founder of the Smart Citizen, FabLabs.io and StudioP52. Tomas has been appointed by The Guardian and Nesta as one of the top 10 digital social innovators to watch in 2013, and has been awarded by the Catalan ICT association as the entrepreneur of the year in 2014-15.