Master in Political Sciences by the Institute of Political Studies in Paris (Sciences Po); BSc in Political Science and Public Administration by University Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Laia has worked in the last 10 years on policy analysis of R&D and innovation in Information Society in the private and public sector.
Outsight S.L is a research and consultancy company funded in 2012. Outsight S.L works with an international network of well-known experts that work dynamically in teams created ad hoc per project according to the needs and expected outcomes.
Laia Pujol has 10 years experience on design and implementation of digital innovation policies for governments at regional and international level. In the last 3 years, she has been working on the online engagement strategy of Digital Agenda for Europe, the EU policy strategy led by Vice-president and Commissioner Neelie Kroes.
Laia Pujol combines her consultancy activities with teaching. She is currently Lecturer in the International University of La Rioja in the Master of Design and Management of technological projects. She is also consultant for the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center of IESE Business School.
Senior Project Manager
MA in Political Economics at the Catholic University of Milan (Italy). Master of Specialization in European Project Management and Fund Raising at the “Sole24Ore” Business School (Milan, Italy). Valentina has worked in the last 5 years in R&D project design and management.
Valentina Tageo started her career in banking and finance. During last 5 years she has been working in the design, management and support to execution of publicly funded R&D Projects in both Spain and Italy. She has been working in both consulting firms and higher education institutions as the Technical University of Milan and the IESE Business School (University of Navarra, Barcelona). As consultant, she has been in charge of designing internationalization strategies, building and maintenance of large multidisciplinary consortia and managing research and innovation projects funded by the most relevant EU programme (FP7, H2020, INTERREG, etc.). At IESE she has been responsible for the Research Project Unit and project manager for the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center. Her main fields of specialization are social innovation, ICT for well being and health and entrepreneurship.
Jon M. Switters
Senior Policy Analyst
Jon has over 10 years of experience in Business Consultancy starting off his career at Pricewaterhouse Coopers (Madrid) working on projects with the Spanish Ministry of Housing, Banco Santander and Telefónica. For the past 7 years, Jon has been working as an EU project manager in southern Spain, collaborating with Malaga City Council for 4 years on EU funded sustainable development projects within the city and region.