Joel Curado is a Managing Director of Business Development at CasperLabs, responsible for worldwide business development and partnerships. Joel has over 15 years of experience in the technology industry and smart cities vertical having previously worked at Cisco Systems.

He is also part of the World Economic Forum’s Crypto Sustainability Coalition, part of the Crypto Impact and Sustainability Accelerator (CISA) to investigate how blockchain and web3 tools can be leveraged to achieve positive climate action, he is part of a technical advisory team on sustainable urban development for SECO, the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs of the Swiss Government and an Adjunct Professor at IE Business School on the topics of Smart Cities as well as a Board Member for the School’s Advisory Board of their Technology MBAs.

Joel is a PhD Candidate in Information Sciences and Technology on the topics of Blockchain, he is an IE Business School Executive MBA Graduate, an Economist and specialised in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.