FullSizeRenderLeading Cities is honored to welcome Mr. Josep Ramon Ferrer as the newest member of Barcelona’s Local Advisory Board.

He is the former Deputy CIO and former Smart City Director of the Barcelona City Council (2012-2015) and CEO of the Barcelona Institute of Technology (BIT).  During his tenure with the City Council, he planned and executed the Barcelona Smart City project that ranked the city to be the first Global Smart City WorldWide and European Capital of Innovation (European Commission, 2014).

Previously, Josep Ramon held various executive positions in the Government of Catalonia, including his appointments as Director-General of Telecommunications and Director-General of Information Society.

Josep Ramon has participated in the Barcelona Committee for the Mobile World Congress application and in country-wide transformational and strategic projects such as the development of fiber optics, the broadband internet & TV digitalization in rural areas. He has been president of the Association of Telecommunication Engineers of Catalonia and has participated in expert consultation processes and advisory boards of the European Commission, the Spanish Ministry of Industry and the National Telecommunications Market Commission. He is a member of the jury of various international prizes, namely the Smart City Expo & World Congress Awards; and lectures in various universities.

Currently, Josep Ramon serves as Director of Institutional Business Development for Doxa Innova & Smart Consultancy. And he is now Institutional Vice-President of the Catalan Telecom Engineer Association.

Josep Ramon is an engineer in Telecommunications and an engineer in Electronics. He also holds a Master Degree in Digital Broadcast.

For more information about Josep Ramon Ferrer you can visit his Linkedin

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