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Dr. Jorge Calvo

Deputy Dean and Faculty, GLOBIS University
Jorge is an independent strategic advisor, professor, and author with over 30 years’ professional experience in Europe and Japan, focusing on business transformation and digitalization. At GLOBIS University, he serves as deputy dean and faculty of Strategy, Moonshot Transformation, Industry 4.0, Operations Strategy, Robotics & Business, and Business Research. He is also executive-in-residence and an associate professor of Strategy Business Transformation at ESADE Business School in Barcelona, Spain, and serves as board director at the Japanese Operations Management & Strategy Academic Association. He holds a PhD in economics and business administration from Universitat Abat Oliba CEU.

Eliminating Repetitive Office Work through Disruptive AI and Global Moonshot Leadership at Cinnamon, Inc.

Where does Japan’s AI expertise lie? Can AI bring an end to bland office work? Can it help us leave a better working environment for future generations? GLOBIS deputy dean Jorge Calvo discusses this and more with Cinnamon, Inc. founder and AI expert Miku Hirano.

McDonald’s Japan Plays Pokémon GO for Business: A Model for How Small Teams Can Leverage Emerging Technologies for Wild Success

McDonald’s Japan raked in huge profits from the Pokemon GO craze by having the foresight to understand the potential of IoT marketing gamification.

Tech & Innovation
JUL 26, 2019

The Miracle of Amazon’s Digital Supply Chain

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos didn’t invent supply chain management, but he’s certainly proven the tremendous potential of digital platforms. Starting…

Tech & Innovation
JUN 21, 2019

The Rise of Robots and Green Energy for All: Exponential Fears or Opportunities?

Dr. Jorge Calvo presents controversies and predictions of exponential thinking, as per the Singularity University Global Summit.

Global Japan
MAY 14, 2019

Welcoming Reiwa: A New Era with a New Kind of Emperor

What can Japan expect from its new emperor. Experts predict that his will be an era of change, with a global-minded intellectual at the helm.

Tech & Innovation
MAR 15, 2019

Drones, Drones Everywhere! Transformation in Business and Beyond

What are the main drivers of the drone sector? How will this rising market impact traditional industries such as agriculture, retail, security, and even mining? Will drones be advanced enough by the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games to carry athletes onto the field? Wrapping up this two-part series, GLOBIS Deputy Dean Jorge Calvo walks us through some of the specific applications of drones and how these advancements are impacting business innovation.

Drones, Drones Everywhere! The Rise of Drone Technology

Drones, like smartphones, almost seemed to appear from nowhere and take the world by storm. In truth, the technology goes further back than many people realize. For the first installment of this two-part series, GLOBIS Deputy Dean Jorge Calvo takes us back through some drone history and shares some shocking projections for the not-so-distant future.

Tech & Innovation
SEP 21, 2018

Leading through the 6 Ds of Tech Disruption

GLOBIS Deputy Dean Jorge Calvo urges business leaders to look to the 6 Ds of tech disruption to navigate the uncharted era of Industry 4.0.

Tech & Innovation
AUG 17, 2018

Technovate in the Era of Industry 4.0

How can we prepare for a future of constant change and innovation? GLOBIS University Deputy Dean Jorge Calvo speaks to…

Industry 4.0: Can (and Will) Japan Compete?

Japan was once a top tech competitor, leading in global development and production. Then the country started to slip. Can it find its feet again?