We had the opportunity to interview Dr. Oriol Pujol, the University of Barcelona’s Vice-Chancellor of Digital Transformation, and a professor in the Mathematics and Computer Science department at the University.
Pujol is a telecommunications engineer with a doctoral degree in computer engineering and his research focuses on machine learning and artificial intelligence. At management level, he has been Head of Studies of the Computer Engineering Program, creator and director of the Data Science and Big Data postgraduate course, and creator and coordinator of the Fundamental Principles of Data Science master’s degree at the University.
Pujol shared some of his experience as leader of Digital Transformation at the University of Barcelona, and reflected on the importance of digital transformation as a cultural process rather than a technological one, focusing on people, culture, organization, and strategy.
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