Advisory Board

Francesc R. Subirada, BSc., MBA

Francesc R. Subirada, BSc., MBA has been Associate Director of the Barcelona Supercomputing Center – Centro Nacional de Supercomputación since its creation in 2005. BSC, the Spanish Supercomputing Facility, is a public consortium supported by the Spanish Government. BSC’s mission is to investigate, develop, and apply technology for the advancement of science. BSC supports public and private entities to increase their scientific capabilities and their competitive advantage.
From 2000 to 2004, Francesc was Associate Director of the joint IBM-UPC Research Institute at the Technical University of Catalonia. He was also Director of the IBM Center for Advanced Studies (CAS) in Barcelona, Spain.
From 1989 to 1999, as an IBM employee, he was responsible for different technical and business strategy positions, including Business Intelligence, University Relations, and Research and Development. He was also member of several IBM technical advisory boards.
From 1986 to 1989, Francesc was faculty member at EPSA High School in Barcelona and research staff member at IQS (Institut Químic de Sarrià Spanish University).
He holds an Engineering degree in Chemistry from the Institut Químic de Sarrià (IQS, Spain) and a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the Open University Business School (OUBS/U.K.).
His main professional interests are Research Strategy & Management, Deep Computing, and Emerging Technologies. Throughout his professional career, Francesc has continuously collaborated with Research & Development centers and managed university-industry collaborations.
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