The following is the team of experts that helps evolve and implement the concept of ADL

 

CR. Miguel Angel Betancor

 

 

Miguelo is a Brand Name himself in International Sport, with many credentials to hold, one of them as Olympic final main referee in Basketball with USA dream team involved; another one as Chief Referee and operational director of FIBA Europe.

Top Academic background as professional & a vocational career have given him International and National Network of contacts and great expertise in different fields: education, technology, gamification, esports, video gaming...

Miguelo and his team, more than consultants, are a group of knowledgeable and expert professionals, coming from long and diverse field experiences, on the International top sport and the Academic level.

Miguelo and his team have developed clear strategies with a catalogue of real and feasible top class events, with this background they add to the logistic delivery in order to build up a livable city adapted to all the Smart city possibilities, from drones experience to smart golf; esports events; sim-racing, exergames.

Miguel Angel Betancor has been working with connections between the different sectors that integrate the Active Digital Living strategy; networking health and eSports concepts with urbanism and liveability to create new possibilities on interactions such as Smart Beaches developments on Canary Islands & Barcelona.

Miguelo with his team can provide years of experience in International Sports with close links to top players (Olympic Committee, International Federations, Leagues, PGA, ATP, etc.)

Cities without soul are not livable cities, and they do not make it to International rankings, so to generate a dynamic activity in the city, focused on the well being of the citizens is something that is the core business of Miguelo & his team.

Miguelos core’s strategy of healthy active living city is included in the International Standards of Stability, Healthcare, Culture and Environment; and all the aspects of Education and Infrastruc- ture required by a top livable city is developed on the ADL model concept.

 

 

PhD. Juan Ramón Dávila Urrutia

 

 

Juan Ramón Dávila is a Graphic Designer & Design Thinking Expert, Doctor in Image (Cum Laude Hons.) by the Communications Faculty of UCM, in Madrid, Spain, with a thesis focusing on Graphic Design Fundamentals & Hypermedia.

Graphic Design graduate by La Salle University in Mexico City, with postgraduate studies in Multimedia (UAM, Mexico). Professionally, Juan Ramon (Moncho) has developed communication and corporate identity programs for diverse companies, specializing in graphic and interactive design media, as well as design & design thinking consultancy. As a teacher in the University he has  been working with subjects such as hypermedia, digital graphic design and marketing, participating in the organisation and development of seminars, congresses and study programs related to hypermedia and graphic design. Actually he is involved with Academic Research Projects related to design and interaction (In the I+D+C Museum group, www.ucm.es/gi5068), as well as projects linked to research & consultancy in Active Digital Living, Smart Cities & Design Thinking (www.digitalactiveliving.com) with Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (www.ulpgc.es).

Professionally he has been working recently as trainer, professor & consultant for companies such as Apple, UNIR, UEM, Nebrija & Discovering Latin America.

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PhD. Eulàlia Febrer Coll

 

 

PhD in Popular Music by Cardiff University (United Kindgom), 2019. She graduated in Ethnomusicology at Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya (ESMUC) in 2013, and obtained a Master’s Degree in Music as an Interdisciplinary Art at Universitat de Barcelona in 2014. Her doctoral thesis explored the function and structural elements of music which, within ritual environments, help potentiate the reaching of specific shifts of mind among participants. Her current line of work puts her thesis to practice in the study of musical strategies to promote social and personal development among scholar and professional-gaming environments, using video-games and esports as a key tool.

Eulalia is a Lecturer at Conservatori Superior de Música de les Illes Balears. Her previous work includes lecturing at ESMUC and Universitat de Barcelona, research assistance at Cardiff University, and independent projects funded by institutions such as Institut Ramon Muntaner or Museu Etnològic i de les Cultures del Món in Barcelona, where she has undertaken studies ranging from musical practices within industrial environments to soundscape analysis.

Eulalia is the coordinator for Grup de Recerca Musicològica de Menorca (GReMe), based at Institut Menorquí d'Estudis (IME), co-founder of Laboratori de Recerca Musical (LabRM) in Barcelona, and a regular collaborator at Esport Talent Canarias.

 

 

Ing. Jose Manuel Martínez

 

Jose Manuel is a Telecommunications Engineer specialized in high-tech project management and cutting-edge technology development. He has worked in Spain, Germany and Argentina. From 2007 to 2013 he was Research and Development Manager at UPV-ITACA, one of the biggest research institutions in eastern Spain. Since 2013 he has worked in the aerospace industry, mainly Unmanned Aerial Systems UAS - Drones, robotics and machine learning. He is used to translate complex projects and problems to simple words. Devoted to innovation and to think outside the box, he believes that technology is the way to humanize our world and improve the quality of life. Currently Jose Manuel is Board Member of the Drone Racing World Cup at Fédération Aéronautique Internationale, President of the Multirotor Commission at Royal Spanish Aeronautical Federation and Technical Expert at FAI Drone F9A & F9U Subcommittee.

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PhD. Andrés Caballero Quintana

 

Andrés holds a Ph.D. in New Economics by the ULPGC and a Degree in Political Science and Administration by the UCM. He is currently Head of Economic Promotion and City of Sea in the municipality of Las Palmas and associate professor at the ULPGC. He usually collaborates with many national and international institutions, such as the Canary Islands Government, the European Commission, the International Budget Partnership (USA) or the Atlantic Cities Network, in the fields of public management, blue growth and cities.

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MA. Sergio Dávila

 

 

Sergio is an Industrial Designer with the conviction that design can have a positive impact in developing the next evolution of our society. He studied his BA in México City and an MA in combination between Finland and the Netherlands. His work has been exhibited in Salone del Mobile in Milano, Design museums in Helsinki and Amsterdam (Platform21), Bienal de Diseño in Mexico City, Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven, and a key panelist in Seattle Design Fest 2017 and 2018.  Since the 2008 he directed the studio “Vivencia Design” First in Amsterdam and later on in Mexico City, where he focused in projects that involved new technologies and social dynamics, his projects ranged from set design to contemporary art. Among his main clients is the theme park “Kidzania”, artist Pedro Reyes, PPC Comex, Designer Eric Klarenbeek, among others. Since 2014 he became a Research Professor in the Metropolitan University of Mexico and he is actively focusing his research to social activation and transition design. Nowadays he coordinates the BA in Industrial Design at the Metropolitan University in Mexico City where he specializes in Design Research and Social Innovation projects.
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Kevin Vazquez del Castillo

 

 

Coordinator of Esport Talent Canarias in Association of Esport and Digital Sports, actually he has a Graduate degree in Physical Activity and Sports Sciences, and a specialization in Edication. He acts as Secretary of the Association of Esport and Digital Sports. Chair judge / national tennis line. Athlete.

Kevin is interested in the dissemination of healthy life through technology (nutrition, physical activity and sleep), and in the Physical preparation for eSports with a wide vision on gaming and eSports culture and performance players.

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DOXA INNOVA & SMART

 

 

DOXA Innova & Smart is a boutique consulting firm with a wide experience of over 25 years in strategic consulting, specializing in the use of ICT as enabler for business and territory transformation.

 

In the Smart Cities and Innovation Business Line, DoxaIS focuses in transforming cities, and territories promoting through innovation, the development of key services and resources for cities and regions to improve their livability with the ultimate goal of improving the citizen’s quality of life, city resilience and facilitating the action of the government, through open and real time data and information, as well as impacting and benefitting the environment and all the areas of the city. Doxa participated actively in the design and implementation of the Barcelona Smart City Strategy.

 

Website: www.doxais.com

 

 

MA. Pedro Lisbona

 

Pedro Lisbona is Managing Partner at Doxa Innova & Smart. He has broad experience in the telecom market and ICT systems, processes and operational management, both from the standpoint of private enterprise and government.

He has participated in and directed more than 200 consulting projects in the ICT field in different areas. He brings extensive experience in managing and directing multi-technology projects and optimization processes and negotiation of operator services. In addition to his technical knowledge, skills include management teams, customer management, project management, negotiation processes of public and private procurement.

He has worked in a number of projects for the public sector, both at the municipal and regional/ state levels.

He is a telecommunications engineer (Catalonia Technical University) and has a master's degree in e-commerce (La Salle) and has an executive business program by EAE Business School.

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MA. Jara Forcadell

 

Jara Forcadell (Barcelona, Spain 1989) is manager of the Smart City and Innovation business line at Doxa Innova & Smart. She has extensive experience in advisory to the public sector, multilateral organisations and large companies, in different contexts, both locally and internationally.

She has worked for Barcelona City Council on its Smart City Project Management Office, the Catalan Government, the Macau Special Administrative Region and the island of Mallorca as well as the multinational company Engie, among other international projects. Previously, she worked as a Smart Cities Analyst for Telefonica, an international telecommunications company. She is passionate about sustainability, social equality and ecology, and is convinced that Smart Cities have the potential of improving living conditions of urban dwellers worldwide and reduce the environmental cost of cities which is why she has focused her career in this field.

She speaks at different smart city events and has published several articles and papers, including being co-author to the Technical Report on "Setting the stage for stakeholders’ engagement in smart sustainable cities" as a contribution to the Focus Group on Smart Sustainable Cities (FC-SSC) of the United Nations International Telecommunication Union (UN-ITU). She works to promote women's inclusion in the ICT sector as Vice-President of the non-profit organization Young It Girls.

She is an Industrial Engineer by University of Girona and

Heriot-Watt University (Edinburgh, UK) and holds a Master in Smart Cities.

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