Curator #188: David Barroso

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Hello all!

My name is David Barroso (@dbarroso) and I will be the curator of @catalanvoices this week.

I was born in Lleida in 1974 and I grew up and have always lived here.

I hold a bachelor degree in Computer Science from the University of Lleida and a degree in Computer Science and a Professional degree in IT Strategic leadership and operations management from the Open University of Catalonia. I’ve started a PhD in Artificial Intelligence, specifically about Fuzzy Description Logics.

I accumulate 20 years of cross-functional experience related to IT, from deep technical roles to managerial roles. I’ve followed a transformation path that started on the Infrastructure and Operations side (servers, communication services and interconnection nets), progressed to Development, later to Project and Portfolio management and finally to the full IT value chain management.

Nowadays I’m the Chief Information Officer of the University of Lleida.

As you can guess, I’m passionate about technology, but I consider myself a life long learner, and I like to read and learn how things work, in a broad spectrum of topics: Psychology, medicine, music, organic gardening, and so on.

I become vegan five years ago, mainly for health reasons and after reading books like Dr. Fuhrman’s Eat To Live and Thomas Campbell’s The China Study. During this years, watching documentaries like Forks over knives, Earthlings and Cowspiracy, I become aware of the situation of non-human animals in meat and dairy industry, and nowadays I consider myself an anti-speciesist activist, collaborating with nonprofits like Animal Equality and animal sanctuaries like Santuario Gaia and El Hogar Provegan.

I would like to share with you my interests and views about technology, public administration, food, animals and so on. I’d love to show you how is my daily life in Lleida, but also in Barcelona and Madrid, which I’m visiting during this week.

Looking forward to connecting with all of you in twitter, linkedin and instagram.

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