Coding for a new digital paradigm

“I have this great idea, but I don’t know how to build it.” Sounds familiar, right? Immediately after that sentence, you will most certainly hear “I need to find a developer”. But you know what? Most entrepreneurs never find that developer.

Ironhack was conceived to help entrepreneurs and business leaders quickly learn to code by squeezing “2 years of learning into 2 months”.

Their classes have been always filled with entrepreneurs and restless minds. These students have all had the same goal in mind: to be unstoppable and learn to code so that their ideas could become digital products. Read the rest of this entry »

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My ESADE MSc Journey!

Before coming to ESADE I had never thought that it was possible to create so many memories in such a short span of time. The following article is an account of a few special moments picked out of an ocean of memories.With a lot of enthusiasm and some apprehensions, on August 26th, 2016 I started my ESADE journey from New Delhi, India.

Barceloneta Beach

To truly submerge myself in the Catalan traditions and attain a conversational level of Spanish, I decided to live with a local Spanish family that didn’t speak any English whatsoever. When I landed in Barcelona, all the Spanish I could speak was “Me llamo Chhavi. Soy de India.” (My name is Chhavi. I’m from India.) Read the rest of this entry »

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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!

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Campus visit to Lingnan (University) College, Guangzhou (China)

Guangzhou, like many tropical cities, looks to be constantly on the verge of being reclaimed by the lush green vegetation growing everywhere. The ride to the campus is beautiful, and only surpassed by the beauty of the campus itself, which combines century old red brick buildings with occasional flashes of modern buildings.

Students and visitors roam everywhere, walking, biking, or on funky one-wheeled electric bikes. I wasn’t the only one taking pictures, and it seemed that the campus was a prime destination for its aesthetics.

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Data as the New Business Case @UrbanNext

Esteve Almirall, the academic director of the Master in Business Analytics Programme, has been interviewed at Smart City Expo World Congress.

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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.

Moreover, this important media group will be collaborate with our new managament programme,  the Master in Business Analytics.

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 !!!

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Big Data in Finance and Quantitative Finance

Big Data in Finance is the future of Finance, and Quantitative Finance is the pillar of the modeling phase. Investment managers, traditional financial services companies and Fintech companies that embrace and invest in Big Data in Finance will benefit from an integrated approach on data management, quantitative finance, computer science and financial expertise. Read the rest of this entry »

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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, talked with me about Data Science & Business Analytics, how McKinsey sees the sector in Europe and what could be its evolution in the near future. Read the rest of this entry »

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Food Hackaton – Mannequin Challenge

On December 17 we held a Food Hackaton @ ESADE. This was an event in the framework of the World Open Innovation Conference closing the programme. The Food Hackaton was organized together with our friends in the d-school of Stanford University with the FoodInno innitiative. Read the rest of this entry »

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A conversation with Soh Kim from d-school Stanford University about Design Thinking, Food Hackatons and Data Science

A conversation with Soh Kim from d-school Stanford University about Design Thinking, Food Hackatons and Data Science

Soh Kim is responsible for the FoodInno initiative in the d-school @ Stanford University, as you all know the d-school is the meca of Design Thinking, a collaboration between Stanford & IDEO that resulted in the conceptualization of Design Thinking. Read the rest of this entry »

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