Marc Vidal

An economic analyst and technology communicator considered one of the most influential figures in Digital Economy with over two million followers on his social networks and one of the most sought-after speakers of the moment. He has been selected as TopVoices LinkedIn, Top100 Forbes Influencers, Top100 21st Century Innovative Leaders, and Top100 Most Creative People in Business. As an international consultant, he leads his own consultancy Allrework, working with clients such as Microsoft, IBM, Allianz, Deloitte, Mercedes Benz, Telefonica, Adobe, PWC, CaixaBank, Amazon, and a dozen governments around the world. At the same time, he is an advisor to d-LAB of Mobile World Capital, a board member of the digital business accelerator Conector Startup Spain, and an economic analyst in multiple media outlets worldwide.

He is one of the analysts who predicted the economic crisis before it happened. In 2006, he wrote about what happened years later, but he did so not with alarmism but from a perspective of historical opportunity. For this and other reasons, his blog was awarded the 3rd prize of the EuroBlogs Awards for the best European blog and received one of the mentions for the best blog in Spain. He publishes his books with Planeta publishing house. The most notable ones are 'Against the Culture of Subsidy', 'An Ant in Paris' (translated into several languages and selected as one of the ten essential books by Forbes Magazine). His latest book, 'The Age of Humanity', is already in its tenth edition.

Previously, he founded the digital consultancy Cink, which was acquired by the multinational Llorente y Cuenca years later. He was also the creator and director of the Postgraduate Degree in Digital Network Strategy for IL3 at the University of Barcelona, a member of the New Economy Research Group at the Polytechnic University of Madrid, and the first director of the now-defunct Westinghouse New Economy magazine.

He currently resides in Madrid but has lived in a dozen countries. His favorite music is performed by Frank Sinatra, Noel Gallagher, or Lana del Rey, his go-to movies are Solaris and Metropolis, and his favorite writers are Ray Bradbury and Arthur C. Clarke.