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 (Information Systems) in 2000.
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 constant articles and collaborations in newspapers, magazines, radio and TV. He also advises online startups and consolidated companies as a consultant or a board member. Besides that, he is one of the highest ranked professors at IE Business School according to his student evaluations. 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, and a Non-Resident Senior fellow at the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA)