Our Director, Josemaria Siota, has been featured in publications, media and conferences (some examples below):

 

 

BOOKS

1. Springer Nature - Siota, Josemaria "Linked Innovation: Commercializing Discoveries at Research Centers", forthcoming on July 2017.

2. McGraw-HillSiota, Josemaria; Zorzella, Luiz; Oliveira, Giancarlo; "Crescimento: Quatro Estratégias Comprovadas - Principios Lean aplicados a Startups e Empresas em Expansão", September 2016.

3. Palgrave MacmillanPrats, Julia; Sosna, Marc; Sysko-Romanczuk, Sylwia, "Entrepreneurial Icebreakers: Insights and Case Studies from Internationally Successful Central and Eastern European Entrepreneurs", December 2014.

4. McGraw-HillSiota, Josemaria; Zorzella, Luiz, "Revenue Growth: Four Proven Strategies - Lean Principles Applied to Growth Companies and Startups", November 2014.

5. Outskirts PressSiota, Josemaria, "Case Interview for Engineers", November 2013.

 

NON-REFEREED ARTICLES

1. European Business Review - Siota, Josemaria; Klueter, Thomas; "Design Thinking: Eight Mistakes to Avoid", December 2018.

2. European Business Review - Prats, Mª Julia; Siota, Josemaria; Canonici, Tommaso; Contijoch, Xavier; Saccomano, Celeste, "Corporate Venturing: Challenges and best practices of large firms innovating with start-ups", September 2018.

3. Confederación Española de la Pequeña y Mediana Empresa - Prats, Mª Julia; Siota, Josemaria; Gillespie, David; Singleton, Nic, "Can Elephants Learn to Dance? Unlocking Organizational Agility in Large Companies", July 2018.

4. Global Corporate Venturing MagazinePrats, Mª Julia; Siota, Josemaria; Canonici, Tommaso; Contijoch, Xavier, "Here's How Large Firms Can Innovate By Collaborating With Startups", July 2018.

5. Confederación Española de la Pequeña y Mediana Empresa - Prats, Mª Julia; Siota, Josemaria; Canonici, Tommaso; Contijoch, Xavier, "Corporate Venturing: A David-and-Goliath Collaboration", June 2018.

6. Global Corporate Venturing MagazinePrats, Mª Julia; Siota, Josemaria; Canonici, Tommaso; Contijoch, Xavier, "Corporate Venturing: A David-and-Goliath Collaboration", June 2018.

7. MIT Technology Review - Prats, Mª Julia; Siota, Josemaria; Canonici, Tommaso; Contijoch, Xavier, "Claves para diseñar una estrategia exitosa de 'corporate venturing'", May 2018.

8. IESE Insight ReviewPrats, Mª Julia; Siota, Josemaria; Canonici, Tommaso; Contijoch, Xavier, "Corporate Venturing: A David-and-Goliath Collaboration", May 2018.

9. IESE Insight Review - Prats, Mª Julia; Siota, Josemaria; Gillespie, David; Singleton, Nic, "Can Elephants Learn to Dance? Unlocking Organizational Agility in Large Companies", April 2018.

10. Brink (Marsh & McLennan Companies) - Siota, Josemaria; Ania, Inigo, "Design Thinking: the New DNA of the Financial Sector", July 2017.

11. IESE Insight Review - Siota, Josemaria; Klueter, Thomas Maximilian; Staib, Dieter; Taylor, Sam; Ania, Iñigo, "Design Banking: A New Era of Financial Services", April 2017.

12. European Financial ReviewCabiedes, Luis; Siota, Josemaria, "Entrepreneurs Don’t Need More Venture Capitalists But More Customers", August 2016.

13. London School of Economics Business ReviewZorzella, Luiz; Siota, Josemaria, "If you think ‘country’ when exploring new markets, think again", February 2016.

14. European Business ReviewSiota, Josemaria; Zorzella, Luiz, "Growth Principles from a Decade of Billion-Dollar ‘Startups’", December 2015.

15. London School of Economics Business ReviewSiota, Josemaria; Zorzella, Luiz, "Learn fast, design and never assume you’re right: the three principles of fast-growth companies", October 2015.

16. Beyond Education MagazineSiota, Josemaria, "McKinsey & Company Case Interviews: 8 Common Problems", July 2013.

17. Beyond Education MagazineSiota, Josemaria, "Case Study Interview: How to Improve Your Analysis", January 2013.

 

STUDIES, MONOGRAPHS AND CASES

1. Opinno; IESE - Prats, Mª Julia; Siota, Josemaria; Canonici, Tommaso; Contijoch, Xavier, "Open Innovation: Building, Scaling and Consolidating Your Firm's Corporate Venturing Unit", May 2018.

2. Oliver Wyman; IESE - Prats, Mª Julia; Siota, Josemaria; Gillespie, David; Singleton, Nic, "Organizational Agility", April 2018.

3. IESE - Prats, Julia; Siota, Josemaria, "Creating, scaling, leagind and exiting your startup", November 2017.

4. LaCaixa; IESE - Fernández, Alberto; Sancho, Paula; Siota, Josemria, "BMAT: redefiniendo el modelo de negocio musical", May 2017.

5. Oliver Wyman; IESESiota, Josemaria; Klueter, Thomas Maximilian; Staib, Dieter; Taylor, Sam; Ania, Iñigo, "Design Thinking: The new DNA of the financial sector", April 2017.

6. PriceWaterhouseCoopersIESEPrats, Julia; Siota, Josemaria; Gironza, Alfonso, "2033: compitiendo en innovación", May 2016.

7. Barcelona School of InformaticsSiota, Josemaria, "SEO: First in Google", May 2010.

 

CONFERENCES

1. KPMG Atos Consutling, Radboud Universiteit, IESE, BlackRock, Santander - Siota, Josemaria, "Corporate venturing and business models", February 2019, Madrid.

2. NUIG, IESE - Siota, Josemaria, "Corporate venturing: challenges, trends and opportunities", January 2019, Ireland.

3. WebSummit, Corporate Innovation Summit - Several talks, November 2018, Lisbon.

4. National Innovation Agency of Thailand - Siota, Josemaria "Innovation ecosystem, corporate venturing and tech transfer", November 2018, Barcelona.

5. Universidad do Porto, Santander Universidades - Siota, Josemaria, "Challenges and opportunities of European start-ups  collaborating through firms’ corporate venturing units", November 2018, Porto.

6. Oliver Wyman - Siota, Josemaria, "Challenges and opportunities of European start-ups  collaborating through firms’ corporate venturing units", October 2018, London.

7. London Business School - Siota, Josemaria; de Palacio, Itxaso; Singleton, Nicholas, "Open Innovation: Latest trends and opportunities on corporate venturing and agility", October 2018, London.

8. ENGIE - Siota, Josemaria, "Corporate venturing: challenges, opportunities and trends", October 2018, Barcelona.

9. Smart Capital 2018, International Venture Club - Siota, Josemaria, "David meets Goliath: Open Innovation, Corporate Partnerships and CVCs", September 2018, Porto.

10. CaixaBank DayOne - Siota, Josemaria, "Open Innovation. Building and scaling your corporate venturing unit", June 2018, Barcelona.

11. Fundación Ibercaja - Siota, Josemaria "Innovación abierta: Creando y escalando tu unidad de corporate venturing", June 2018, Zaragoza.

12. Digital Business World Congress - Siota, Josemaria; Sanllehi, Jordi; Martinez-Monche, Isabel; Shen-Hsieh, Angela; Rocaford, Daniel; Figaredo, Javier, "Corporate Venturing: Big Corporations Acting Like Startups, May 2018, Madrid.

13. Global Corporate Venturing Symposium (University Society) - Siota, Josemaria; "IESE Business School: recent advancements", May 2018, London. [organizer and ceremony of awards] 

14. IESE Business School; Opinno - Prats, Mª Julia; Siota, Josemaria; Canonici, Tommaso; Contijoch, Xavier, "Open Innovation Building and scaling your corporate venturing unit", May 2018.  [organizer]

15. IESE Business School - Siota, Josemaria, "IESE 40under40 Awards Ceremony", November 2017, Barcelona. [only the delivery of awards]

16. Grupo Romero; IESE Business School - Siota, Josemaria, "WeGrow: Tips for startup mentors", September 2017, online.

17. Grupo Romero; IESE Business School - Siota, Josemaria, "WeGrow: Tips for startup founders", June 2017, online.

18. Oliver Wyman; IESE Business School - Sala, Raimundo; Brown, Rob; Staib, Dieter; Klueter, Thomas; Taylor, Sam; Siota, Josemaria, "Design Banking: A New Era of Financial Services", May 2017, Barcelona.

19. Harvard Business SchoolSiota, Josemaria; Zimmermann, Gil; Harthorne, John; Maiques, Ana; Weed, Peter; Seibel, Bill; Lurie, Peter; Zorzella, Luiz, "Panel: Growth In Tech Startups - by Chief Officers, Founders and Investors", September 2015, Boston.

20. IESE Business SchoolBañón, Miguel; Siota, Josemaria, "Spotify: Growth through Disruption", May 2015, Barcelona.

21. IESE Business SchoolSiota, Josemaria; Salia, Raimundo; Campo, Elias; Navarro, Alejandro; Zorzella, Luiz; Croci, Roberto, Cox, Patty, "Growth In Tech Startups", March 2015, Barcelona.

22. The School of Industrial Engineering of BarcelonaSiota, Josemaria "The Recruiment Process in Consulting", March 2015, Barcelona.

23. Illustrious Law School of TarragonaSiota, Josemaria, "Cinco estrategias probadas para generar crecimiento en tu empresa", July 2014, Tarragona.

24. Barcelona School of InformaticsSiota, Josemaria, "The Consulting Job Interview", May 2014, Barcelona.

25. The School of Industrial Engineering of Barcelona - Siota, Josemaria "The Recruiment Process in Consulting", March 2014, Barcelona.

26. The School of Civil Engineering of Barcelona - Siota, Josemaria, "Procesos de Selección en Consultoría para Ingenieros", March 2014, Barcelona.

27. The School of Civil Engineering of BarcelonaSiota, Josemaria, "Procesos de Selección en Consultoría para Ingenieros: Habilidades Avanzadas", March 2014, Barcelona.

28. EAE Business School - Siota, Josemaria, "Growth and Leadership in Consulting", April 2014, Barcelona.

29. DeloitteBarcelona School of Informatics - Cateura, Alex; Siota, Josemaria, "SAP: Conceptos Básicos de Seguridad", January 2011, Barcelona.

 

AWARDS

1. KlearSiota, Josemaria, "Top 3% Social Influential User" with 25k followers in Twitter, 2015.

2. AmazonSiota, Josemaria, Best Seller in "Business Consulting", March 2014.

3. AmazonSiota, Josemaria, Best Seller in "Business, Strategy and Management", March 2014.

4. AgilienceSiota, Josemaria, "Top-100 Authority In Management Consulting" with 25k followers in Twitter, 2015-2018.

5. City Council of El PratSiota, Josemaria, "Special Mention to Simastec", December 2012.

6. 3DayStartupSiota, Josemaria; Si, Peng, "Finalists at the Startup Creation Competition", May 2012.

7. Polytechnic University of CataloniaNavarro, Rubén, Siota, Josemaria; López, Isaac, "3rd at Innova Program with the project 'Thinking Forward: Simon'", July 2009.

 

EUROPEAN PROJECTS

1. European Commission - TechTour, BPI, META, IESE, "InvestHorizong 2.0", 2019.

2. European Commission - Siota, Josemaria - Expert on corporate venturing, 2019.

3. European Commission - NUIG, IESE, VHUB, ROMATRE, EYIF, TRANS, "STARTED: Supporting Researchers to Create Innovative-Driven Enterprises" (589535-EPP-1-2017-1-IE-EPPKA2-KA), 2018.

 

MEDIA AND OTHERS

1. Expansión - "Lecciones de las 'start up' que más captaron en 2018", December 2018.

2. Universidade do Porto - "U.Porto Entreprenow debate o futuro no Hard Club", November 2018.

3. Ibercaja - "¿Cómo deberían las empresas acercarse a las starups?", July 2018.

4. El Economista - "Las claves para conectar empresas y startups", June 2018.

5. Dairio Económico - "19/06/2018" (radio min. 00:23:11), June 2018.

6. El Periódico - "El IESE e Ibercaja analizan el modelo de innovación abierta", June 2018.

7. Forbes - "Why Company Innovation Efforts Often Fail (And What To Do Instead)", June 2018.

8. IESE Business School - "Do Innovation Units Actually Come Up With Useful New Ideas?", June 2018.

9. IESE; EITHealth, STARTED - "Agile innovation: improving the adoptoin rate of large firms' innovations", June 2018.

10. Forbes - "Here's How Large Firms Can Innovate By Collaborating With Startups", May 2018.

11. Equipos y talento - "El 70% de las grandes empresas están aumentando la inversión en innovación", May 2018.

12. Opinno - "Opinno and IESE released a new study on corporate venturing", May 2018.

13. IESE Business School - "Corporate Venturing, or When David and Goliath Cooperate", May 2018.

14. Mujer Emprendedora - "BeRepublic e IESE analizan del fenómeno de corporate venturing", May 2018.

15. Oliver Wyman - "Organizational Agility", April 2018.

16. IESE Business School - "Transforming Great Ideas Into Start-Ups", Janury 2018.

17. Forbes - "Creating, Scaling And Selling Your Startup: Six Insights From Top Entrepreneurs", Nov 2017.

18. Business Insider (Markets) - "Josemaria Siota Launches New Book 'Linked Innovation' with Springer", Sep 2017.

19. MarketWatch (Dow Jones) - "Josemaria Siota Launches New Book 'Linked Innovation' with Springer", Sep 2017.

20. New York Business Journal - "Josemaria Siota Launches New Book 'Linked Innovation' with Springer", Sep 2017.

21. NBC12 - "Josemaria Siota Launches New Book 'Linked Innovation' with Springer", Sep 2017.

22. Fox12 (Oregon) - "Josemaria Siota Launches New Book 'Linked Innovation' with Springer", Sep 2017.

23. Abc6 (News) - "Josemaria Siota Launches New Book 'Linked Innovation' with Springer", Sep 2017.

24. Yahoo Finance - "Josemaria Siota Launches New Book 'Linked Innovation' with Springer", Sep 2017.

25. LaVanguardia - "Josemaria Siota Launches New Book 'Linked Innovation' with Springer", Sep 2017.

26. El Confidencial - "Josemaria Siota Launches New Book 'Linked Innovation' with Springer", Sep 2017

27. El Mundo Financiero - "Josemaria Siota Launches New Book 'Linked Innovation' with Springer", Sep 2017

28. Inversión y Finanzas - "Josemaria Siota Launches New Book 'Linked Innovation' with Springer", Sep 2017.  

29. Noticias emprendedores - "Josemaria Siota Launches New Book 'Linked Innovation' with Springer", Sep 2017

30. EuropaPress - "Josemaria Siota Launches New Book 'Linked Innovation' with Springer", Sep 2017.  

31. IESE Insight - "A redesign for banking", Junio 2017.

32. Diario Responsable - "ideas para ganar en innovación y emprendimiento", March 2017.

33. IESE Business School - "Putting Design Thinking To Work in Banking", May 2017.

34. Eurasia Review - "Design Banking: A New Era Of Financial Services", May 2017.

35. Oliver Wyman's Insights - "Design Thinking: The New DNA of the Financial Sector", April 2017.

36. El Periódico - "Innovación, emprendedores y empleo", February 2017.

37. IESE Business School - "WeGrow: Putting Wind in Start-ups' Sails", January 2017.

38. Forbes - "How To Raise Money For Your Startup", November 2016.

39. IESE Business School"10 Steps to an Efficient Innovation Ecosystem", June 2016.

40. IESE Alumni Magazine"WeGrow Programs Comes To Life: Top-Flight Mentors Provide A Lift For Entrepreneurs", June 2016.

41. ABC"Mentores de lujo para emprendedores", May 2016.

42. Expansión"Mentores de élite para afianzar el crecimiento de las 'start-up'", May 2016.

43. La Vanguardia"Josemaria Siota y Luiz Zorzella: Líderes del Crecimiento", December 2015.

44. El Mundo Financiero"Josemaria Siota y Luiz Zorzella: Líderes del Crecimiento", December 2015.

45. El Confidencial"Josemaria Siota y Luiz Zorzella: Líderes del Crecimiento", December 2015.

46. Diario Crítico"Josemaria Siota y Luiz Zorzella: Líderes del Crecimiento", December 2015.

47. Consultancy UK"Deloitte & McKinsey advisors release business book", December 2015.

48. Associação dos Engenheiros do ITA"Livro Revenue Growth: Four Proven Strategies", December 2015.

49. IESE Business School"Never Assume You’re Right", March 2015.

50. Expansión"Renueve Su Marca Para Que Su Negocio Crezca", February 2015.

51. El Prat Radio"Interview with Josemaria Siota", January 2015.

52. Europa Press"Josemaria Siota y Luiz Zorzella revelan en su nuevo libro una metodología para acelerar el crecimiento", December 2014.

53. Reuters"Josemaria Siota and Luiz Zorzella: Growth Leaders with McGraw-Hill", December 2014.

54. Agencia EFE"Josemaria Siota y Luiz Zorzella: Líderes del Crecimiento", December 2014.

55. Noticias de Emprendedores"Josemaria Siota y Luiz Zorzella: Líderes del Crecimiento", December 2014.

56. New Business"Josemaria Siota y Luiz Zorzella: Líderes del Crecimiento", December 2014.

57. Polytechnic University of Catalonia"Josemaria Siota: lider en creixement", December 2014.

58. Diari Tarragona"Tarragona acoge a los premios Manageware", July 2014.

59. Cadena Ser"Interview with Josemaria Siota", May 2014.

60. EAE Business School - "Josemaria Siota publica su libro 'Case Interview for Engineers'", March 2014.

61. The School of Civil Engineering of Barcelona - "Josemaria Siota Revela Els Secrets Per Entrar En Consultoria", March 2014.

Vision

Simastec Consulting is a global strategy and technology consulting firm. We help companies to create, manage and sustain growth through our exceptional former consultants from Deloitte, McKinsey and Google.

 

Values

Our beliefs are:
(1) We will be successful if our clients are successful.
(2) To solve the hardest problems, it requires the best people.
(3) The best people want the opportunity to work on the hardest problems.

 

In consequence, for us this means:
(1) Put the client’s interest ahead of our own: this means try to deliver more value than expected, it doesn’t mean doing whatever the client asks.
(2) Behave as professionals: never compromise out integrity.
(3) Deliver the best as cost effectively: spend clients’ and our firm’s resources as their own.
(4) We operate as one firm, so we can always bring the best team of minds from around the world for each engagement.
(5) Better answers in teams than as individuals: we do not compete against each other, all opinions are considered and analyzed.
(6) We give each other totally support: as good leaders, we coach and develop other inside the firm and our clients.

 

Our People

We get the best talent from different parts of the world, with a broad diversity of educational and professional backgrounds. We all share a same passion for problem solving and a drive to have significant impact in the world.

Who we are

We are the trusted advisor to many businesses and institutions. We are operating in 7 countries, have succeed with more than 40 clients and have direct access to more than 400 businesses.

 

We operate as one firm, bringing the best experts from Simastec and from our external network to each engagement.

Leadership

We try to play our Leadership by helping others—clients and clients— to exceed their own expectations. Simastec Consulting aspires to help leaders realize their full potential.

 

Social Corporate Responsability

Our primary objective is to help clients in order to contribute to the world in which we live. We are firmly convinced that together we can achieve more than any of us could individually. We also find that the work challenges us intellectually, helps us develop professionally, and fulfills us personally.

 

Simastec Consulting partner with multiple organizations around the world that seek to improve the world. We invest a minimum of 10% of our time to support these organizations by applying our talents, expertise, and insights in the consulting services we provide to them.

 

Our social-impact work is focused on 3 areas:

(1) Poverty and hunger

(2) Education

(3) Arts and culture

 

During this time we have completed approximately 32 social-impact projects.

 

History

Simastec Consulting is founded in 2007 in Spain, consequence of the huge demand during that time. After attending as key speakers in Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya in 2010 and some Business Schools in 2011, Simastec Consulting started its first projects in new countries: Andorra and Cameroon.

 

Meanwhile a deep economic crisis arrived, Simastec achieved such improvement for clients that started projects for new locations as: Germany, London, China and Egypt.

 

In the last 2 years they had published 12 articles, including a couple in the firm Kedge Consulting.

libros, artículos...

 

Simastec Consulting attracts and retains top talent for our clients. As a consequence of our results, we are publicly recognized as a great firm and we have received awards from different organizations.

 

Simastec Consulting Director receiving the 2012 Best Business Project Award from the headquarter's major Lluís Tejedor.Simastec Consulting Director receiving the 2012 Best Business Project Award from the headquarter's major Lluís Tejedor.

 

Invited by Spain Google Academy at 2013.Invited by Spain Google Academy at 2013.

 

(Press Release)

 

The Deloitte and McKinsey former consultants, Josemaria Siota and Luiz Zorzella, after three years of research, today they reveal in their new book published by McGraw-Hill: "Revenue Growth: Four Proven Strategies", a methodology to accelerate revenue growth in tech companies through the application of the "Lean-Growth" principle in four strategic areas: market, product, price and sales channel.

 

The authors obtained the new methodology by analyzing 77 companies from 21 countries and reach more than 780 executives from 32 nationalities, from high growth companies such as Amazon, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, PayPal, Spotify and WhatsApp, among others.

 

Among these 780 executives, 36 of them were interviewed and then 11 were selected as Growth Leaders, chosen for their knowledge and experience. Among them there are Patty Cox, former global head of automotive at LinkedIn; Reza Ghassemi, former strategic partnerships manager at Google; Raimundo Sala, head of sales Iberia at PayPal; Katia Yakovleva, account director at Spotify Germany; Naman Agarwal, senior business development manager at Amazon; Dinesh Dheenathayalan, Asia Pacific sales operations at Facebook; Elias Campo, Latin America and Spain business developer at WhatsApp; Alejandro Navarro, international business development director at Groupalia; Rodney Bunker, CEO of Bubblegum Agency, etc.

 

These leaders helped the authors respond the problem spotted by the Harvard Business School professor, Thales Teixeira, in the book foreword. "Long gone are the days of setting a long-term strategy and following it closely. Today’s business environment requires that managers adapt and change their business models on an on-going basis. Fast-paced dynamics demand a constant need for firms to make changes to their strategies in order to achieve sustained revenue growth. But how can constant drastic changes in strategies be compatible with sustained growth?"

 

 

Nowadays, Josemaria Siota is the Simastec Consulting director, an IESE Business School researcher, Deloitte former consultant and UPC engineer. Luiz Zorzella is the Amquant director, McKinsey and JPMorgan former consultant. Both experts advise managers around the world on strategic growth matters.

 

-> List of recent publications and conferences done by Josemaria Siota.

 

-> More information about the book.

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