Daniel Fletcher is Associate Professor of “Digital Trends and Tools for the City” in the Master in Real Estate Development at IE School of Architecture & Design. As Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Comunidad de Madrid – Nuevo Arpegio, Madrid’s regional land development and Real Estate agency, he is in charge of the Business and Digital Transformation program and leads a Competitive Intelligence unit. During his diverse professional career, Daniel has put his passion for innovation into practice by starting tech companies, developing technologies for cities and utilities, leading Digital Transformation programs at organizations both in the Public and Private sectors or collaborating in city Master Plans.
As part of an intense research activity, his work is focused on topics like Smart Cities, city governance, open and collaborative innovation, Digital Transformation in Real Estate, the startup and innovation ecosystem in Europe or new business models emerging around disruptive technologies and ideas, like Cloud, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, VR/AR, IoT or the circular economy.
Daniel holds a Bachelor in Economy, an MBA from IE Business School and has attended training programs on Urban and Regional Planning, Cybersecurity, Big Data, Digital Marketing, Blockchain, UX, Design Thinking, Lean Management, and many others. He is a member of the Project Management Institute, CIONet, the British Spanish Society, and Political Advisor for i-Magazine UK, where he is contributing with a series of articles about The Future of Cities. Daniel speaks regularly at conferences and round tables about Digital Transformation, Innovation, and Smart Cities.