José Ramón Cobo is Professor in Strategic and Innovation Project Management at ESCP Business School. He lectures in Master Programs (MIM, MSc, MS, MBA, EMBA) and in Executive Education, with a strong focus on agile management, innovation, digital transformation and change management.
At ESCP, he was leading the MSc in Business Project Management and Consulting, as scientific director. Currently, he leads the Executive Master in International Business.
In 2006, he joined the Academia as associate professor at the department of Engineering Organization and Management Sciences at the Technical University of Madrid. He is certified as Project Management Professional PMP® and Agile Certified Practitioner by the Project Management Institute. As practitioner, he was working in strategic and management consulting, implementing digital solutions in international companies, and he was leading more than twenty R&D international projects.
During last years, he has maintained an applied research focus within the field of Strategic and Innovation Project Management, including digital transformation, processes optimization, setting up of project management maturity models, organizational design of complex projects, development of management skills in crosscultural contexts and agile management. He is the author of several scientific publications in these fields and participates periodically in international research conferences. His research outputs have been implemented through innovation and agile practices in companies such as Atos, Amadeus, Indra, Repsol, L'Oreal, Airbus, IAG, BNP Paribas, Generali and Axa, among others.
In 2020, he was appointed Associate Dean for Learning Innovation, in charge of providing the most inclusive, stimulating, flexible and adaptable learning experience at the highest academic standards catering to students with international mindsets according to the ESCP´s values through distinctive learning ecosystems.