My name is Carlos Carrasco (@ccfarre) and I will be your curator this week. I am researcher at IESE Business School (proudly part of the IESE Cities in Motion research group: www.iese.edu/cim) and Partner – Chief Data Scientist at EIXOS (@eixoscat and www.eixos.cat), a company focused on discovering economic patterns in cities using amazing data.
I was born in Barcelona and I have lived here since then. However, I have also lived in London and Boston for study purposes (at the London School of Economics and Havard University respectively). My background is in political science (I studied at Pompeu Fabra University) but soon I turned into economics and strategy with a special focus in urban development. In case you are not familiar with these issues, I would recommend you to learn a little bit more about it. Do you know that for the first time in history more than half of the human population lives in cities and that our urban areas generate more than 80% of the global GDP? If at the end of the week you think “I need to learn more about cities”, I would have succeeded because cities are one of the more fascinating human creations!
Beside my professional background, I love to read and enjoy good meals. I have to admit that my reading habits are kind of freak: I love academic papers so I’m extremely lucky to have a perfect intersection between my professional and personal life! In addition to feeding my brain, I love to feed my stomach. I enjoy cooking every day and going out for eating with my girlfriend or friends and discuss about politics, economics or science while we share a good wine or cocktails.
As a curator of Catalan Voices I will be tweeting about my passions: cities, technology, data analysis, food and my daily life in Barcelona. You can also visit my webpage to learn more about my work: www.ccfarre.com
Welcome to my world!