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Carlos Mira

Partner

About Carlos

Carlos is a Partner at Arthur D. Little, based in Madrid, focusing on how companies can leverage ecosystems and platforms to compete in the digital era.

Before joining Arthur D. Little in 2016, he played relevant roles in the consolidation of telecom equipment vendors, the journey to network virtualization, and the launch of new virtual-portfolio Product Units. Carlos has over 30 years of professional experience in IT and Telecom in multinational companies with global and regional roles (SVP Corporate Development at Alcatel-Lucent, President and CEO Mobiles Europe at Lucent Technologies, Industry and Services director at Thales). 

Carlos is also an entrepreneur, being co-founder of technology startups in the UK and India (Empays Payment Systems). He has launched and successfully developed Science and Technology Think Tanks (Future Trends Forum, #5 in Europe) and CRE100DO, a pro bono program aimed at developing the Spanish middle market, which has helped 100 companies grow through innovation, internationalization, and sustainable differentiation.

Carlos has taught electronics and real-time computer systems at Madrid Polytechnic University.
Carlos has lived and worked for 17 years in Germany, France, the UK, and the USA.

An experienced skydiver with +1,100 jumps, Carlos is also a private pilot and has glider and ULM pilot licenses and aerobatics training. He enjoys reading and traveling the world.

Education

Instituto de Empresa Business School
Master of Business Administration
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Industrial Engineer

Past Experience

Cre100do
Director
Empays Payment Systems Ltd
Co-Founder, Chairman, Director
Alcatel-Lucent
Senior VP Corporate Development
Lucent Technologies
President & CEO Mobility Europe

Insights

How to enable the company of tomorrow
Carlos Mira, Gregory Pankert, Florence Carlot
Businesses have traditionally organized themselves to ensure optimal effectiveness in each of their business functions. However, shorter product lifecycles, demand for customization, rising consumer expectations, and the growth of automation and data challenge this model. This article explains how success requires organizations to decouple capabilities from business functions, in order to deliver best-inclass performance and enable the company of tomorrow.
Beating the odds
Carlos Mira
The world is undergoing unprecedented changes. As competitive landscapes are being transformed and unprecedented chunks of value are being redistributed from former leaders to web-scale platform players, the importance of understanding, learning from and adapting to the new environment becomes critical. We identified five main trends we believe are currently shaping the business environment, and will continue to do so in the future:
Ecosystem innovation
Michael Kolk, Rick Eagar, Carlos Mira
While companies have embraced the opportunities offered by the concept of open innovation over the past 20 years, the overriding need for agility and responsiveness means this is no longer adequate to meet future challenges. In this article, the authors explain why companies need to focus on hyper-collaboration, adopting truly outside-in philosophies at all levels, and work with wider ranges of partners with different capabilities, if they are to succeed in building agile ecosystems that drive real innovation

Carlos Mira

Partner

Spain

Contact & Follow

About Carlos

Carlos is a Partner at Arthur D. Little, based in Madrid, focusing on how companies can leverage ecosystems and platforms to compete in the digital era.

Before joining Arthur D. Little in 2016, he played relevant roles in the consolidation of telecom equipment vendors, the journey to network virtualization, and the launch of new virtual-portfolio Product Units. Carlos has over 30 years of professional experience in IT and Telecom in multinational companies with global and regional roles (SVP Corporate Development at Alcatel-Lucent, President and CEO Mobiles Europe at Lucent Technologies, Industry and Services director at Thales). 

Carlos is also an entrepreneur, being co-founder of technology startups in the UK and India (Empays Payment Systems). He has launched and successfully developed Science and Technology Think Tanks (Future Trends Forum, #5 in Europe) and CRE100DO, a pro bono program aimed at developing the Spanish middle market, which has helped 100 companies grow through innovation, internationalization, and sustainable differentiation.

Carlos has taught electronics and real-time computer systems at Madrid Polytechnic University.
Carlos has lived and worked for 17 years in Germany, France, the UK, and the USA.

An experienced skydiver with +1,100 jumps, Carlos is also a private pilot and has glider and ULM pilot licenses and aerobatics training. He enjoys reading and traveling the world.

Education

Instituto de Empresa Business School
Master of Business Administration
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Industrial Engineer

Past Experience

Cre100do
Director
Empays Payment Systems Ltd
Co-Founder, Chairman, Director
Alcatel-Lucent
Senior VP Corporate Development
Lucent Technologies
President & CEO Mobility Europe

Insights

How to enable the company of tomorrow
Carlos Mira, Gregory Pankert, Florence Carlot
Businesses have traditionally organized themselves to ensure optimal effectiveness in each of their business functions. However, shorter product lifecycles, demand for customization, rising consumer expectations, and the growth of automation and data challenge this model. This article explains how success requires organizations to decouple capabilities from business functions, in order to deliver best-inclass performance and enable the company of tomorrow.
Beating the odds
Carlos Mira
The world is undergoing unprecedented changes. As competitive landscapes are being transformed and unprecedented chunks of value are being redistributed from former leaders to web-scale platform players, the importance of understanding, learning from and adapting to the new environment becomes critical. We identified five main trends we believe are currently shaping the business environment, and will continue to do so in the future:
Ecosystem innovation
Michael Kolk, Rick Eagar, Carlos Mira
While companies have embraced the opportunities offered by the concept of open innovation over the past 20 years, the overriding need for agility and responsiveness means this is no longer adequate to meet future challenges. In this article, the authors explain why companies need to focus on hyper-collaboration, adopting truly outside-in philosophies at all levels, and work with wider ranges of partners with different capabilities, if they are to succeed in building agile ecosystems that drive real innovation