Academic vita

Enrique Dans

María de Molina 12, 4º
28006 – Madrid, SPAIN (in Spanish) (in English)

Born in La Coruña, in May 14, 1965, Enrique Dans is one of the most prominent Spanish academics in the fields of technology adoption, entrepreneurship and innovation. He graduated with a Baccalaureate in Science at Universidade de Santiago de Compostela in 1989 and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) at IE Business School (1989-90), before joining IE Business School as an Assistant Professor in IS/IT in September 1990. In 1996, Enrique got a grant to pursue doctoral studies at the John  E. Anderson Business School at University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA): he graduated with a Ph.D. in Management in 2000, with a dissertation focused on the transition of newspapers from the paper to the screen and the measurable effects of IT adoption in small and medium enterprises.

Whilst at UCLA, Enrique worked as International Management Fellowship (IMF) Program Instructor. Once returned to Spain in 2000, Enrique rejoined IE Business School as a Full Professor and IS/IT Area Chair, and started a line of collaboration with Spanish newspapers and magazines on technology adoption, innovation, entrepreneurship and the effect of technology at the consumer, corporate and societal level of analysis. Enrique keeps a permanent presence in the Spanish media panorama, with a weekly column in the most prominent economic newspaper (Expansión) since 2001, and many articles and collaborations in other newspapers, magazines, radio and TV. He also advises online startups and consolidated companies as a consultant or a board member. The newspaper El Mundo has included him in the «Top 25 most influential people in Spain» on the Internet and Technology category every single year since 2006. Besides that, he is one of the highest ranked professors at IE Business School according to his student evaluations. He teaches several courses in the IS/IT and Entrepreneurship areas: «Innovation», «Technology immersion», «Digital journalism», «CRM», «Social web» or «Managing the tech startup» among others, with student evaluations consistently above 4 in a scale from 1 to 5. Since September 2016, he is also IE’s Senior Advisor in Innovation and Digital Transformation. He is also a visiting professor at Spain’s Diplomatic School and at the University of Oxford, and he is part of Unesco Netexplo Advisory Board.

In February 2003, Enrique started his personal page,, and he has been publishing regularly every single day since then, turning it into the most influential technology page in Spanish. In 2010, he published his book, «Todo va a cambiar» («Everything is going to change») with a foreword from Vint Cerf, and became a best-seller in the management category in Spanish. He also published an online social edition of the book at sponsored by two large companies, Banesto and El Corte Inglés, with the full text supplemented with links, pictures, videos and comments. In October 2019, Enrique released his new book, entitled «Viviendo en el futuro« («Living in the future»), and in April 2023, «Todo vuelve a cambiar» («Everything changes again»). 

Besides his daily article in his page in both Spanish and English, Enrique wrote regularly at Forbes (US Edition) between 2014 and 2021, and participates regularly in newspapers and magazines talking about technology and innovation. He also maintains a strong presence in social networks such as Twitter (the business school professor with the highest number of followers in the world), Facebook, etc. In September 2015, he got shortlisted for the prestigious Thinkers 50 award in the category «Digital thinking». In September 2016 he was awarded the Communication and Dissemination Prize from the prestigious Spanish Digital Economy Association (Adigital). He has also been included in the Forbes España Best Influencers List in the Business Category in 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022


Academic honors and grants

  • Accenture Research Grant, years 2003, 2004 and 2005
  • CommerceOne – SAP Research Grant, year 2001
  • Principal Investigator, European Commission, Information Societies Technology (1ST) Program, e-Broker Project, years 2000 and 2001
  • Byram Fellowship (UCLA), Summer 1999
  • Graduate Division Fellowship (UCLA), 1999
  • Cooper Fellowship (UCLA), Summer 1998
  • Jan Roos Award (UCLA), years 1997, 1998 and 1999
  • Shortlisted for the Thinkers 50 award in the category «Digital thinking», 2015
  • Winner of the 2016 Adigital Communication Award
  • Included in the «Top 25 Spaniards in tech you should follow» (Business Insider, 2018)

Academic experience and service

  • Personal page at
  • Personal page at Google Scholar
  • IS/IT Professor at IE Business School since September 1990
  • Senior Advisor on Innovation and Digital Transformation at IE Business School since September 2016.
  • IS/IT Area Chair at IE Business School, June 2001 to January 2005
  • International Management Fellowship (IMF) Program Instructor at The John E. Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA, 1997-2000
  • Visiting professor at Oxford University
  • Member of the Editorial Board at Harvard Deusto Marketing & Ventas
  • Member of the Editorial and Scientific Committee at TELOS journal
  • Track Chair, Business Association of Latin American Studies (BALAS) Annual Conference, Babson College, Wellesley, MA, 19 al 22 de Mayo de 2004
  • Conference co-chair, European Conference of IT Evaluation (ECITE) 2003, Madrid
  • Member of the Editorial Board for the Electronic Journal for Business Research Methods (EJBRM)
  • Member of the Editorial Board at Revista de Empresa (Iberoamerican Academy of Management and Instituto de Empresa)
  • Member of the Conference Committee for the European Conference on IT Evaluation (ECITE)
  • Member of the Conference Committee for the European Conference on Research Methodology for Business and Management Studies (ECRM)
  • Member of the Program Committee at IFIP joint WG 8.2 and 9.4 Conference, Athens, Greece, June 15-17, 2003
  • Member of the Program Committee for the Project Management track at IRMA (Information Resources Management Association)
  • Occasional reviewer for Management Information Systems Quarterly (MISQ), Journal of Business StrategiesJournal of Electronic Commerce ResearchQuarterly Journal of Electronic Commerce,Journal of Information Technology Theory and Applications (JITTA) y Journal of Global Information Management
  • Member of the Netexplo University Network and member of Unesco Netexplo Advisory Board
  • Senior contributor at Forbes (US Edition) from 2014 to 2021
  • Senior Fellow at the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA)

Corporate experience

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(Updated February 2023)

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