marc vidal speaker

Marc Vidal

Digital economist and blogger


Catalan, English, French, Spanish

Apart from being an economics expert on several programs on Spanish television, Marc Vidal is a technological investor, consultant in digital transformation and strategy, analyst at Nueva Economía, teacher at business schools, works for several media outlets, writer and a sought-after international speaker. His clients include companies like Sage, Basf, Merck, Microsoft, IBM, Wolter Kluwers and Televisa.

He is currently an advisor on d-LAB to the Mobile World Capital to identify projects that respond to the challenges of digital society. He was the director of a post-graduate course in Digital Strategies for Networks for the University of Barcelona. He was also a member of the New Economy Research Group of the Poly-technic University of Madrid and consultant on questions of New Economy and digital business for the Central American Economic Integration Bank.

He is considered one of the most influential figures in Digital Transformation and the Fourth Industrial Revolution. His professional vocation is to help companies and institutions to explore the opportunities offered by new technologies. That is why he invests through Idodi Venture Capital and Sitka Capital, to accelerate technological projects in Conector Startup Spain, he sets up tech companies with Akola Ventures, he helps to transform major companies with Rehset and explains economics along with TVE (Spanish public television) and the Planeta Group.

His blog won the 3rd prize at the EuroBlogs Awards for the best European blog of 2009 and was selected by Banco Popular as one of the economic analysts to follow. He was director of the economics journal Westinghouse Future Economy and has published his books with the Planeta Group. The best-known ones are ‘Contra la cultura del Subsidio’ and the bestseller ‘Una hormiga en París’ that was chosen as one of the ten books to take into account by Forbes Magazine in 2013.

He lives in Dublin and Barcelona and is known for his maxim “collect moments, not things”, a philosophy that he practices from his Lifestyle space.

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