Álvaro Arenas

Director of the Department of Information Systems and Technologies at IE Business School

Alvaro Arenas is Chair of the Information Systems and Technologies area, and Assistant Professor of Information Systems at IE. He holds a M.Sc. and a D.Phil. in Computation from Oxford University, as well as a B.Sc. and a M.Sc. in Systems Engineering and Computation from Universidad de los Andes, Colombia.

Professor Alvaro´s main research interest lies in trust and security in distributed information systems. Highlight of some of his research work includes models for reputation management in service computing; trust management in virtual organizations and business collaborations; security requirements for large-scale distributed systems; and usage control in business processes.

His research has been published in a number of top tier academic journals such as the Journal of Business Research, IEEE Computer, the Journal of the Association of Information Science and Technology, International Journal of Information Management, IEEE Internet Computing, Security and Communication Networks Journal, and Future Generation Computer Systems, among others.

Author's Insights

Professor of

Master in Management

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Business School | Master | Bilingual (ES-EN) | Face-To-Face | September & February | Full Time

DBA Program

The DBA is a blended part time program aimed at outstanding managers, who hold a master degree, and want to enhance their professional practice combining academic rigor and managerial relevance. The goal is to contribute to the state of the art knowledge in their chosen area of study through management research within current and future work settings.

Business School | Doctorate | English | Face-To-Face + Online | October | Part Time

PhD Program

The PhD Program is a full-time program dedicated to people who want to be a researcher or an academic. Is designed to educate outstanding individuals to become international scholars with a multicultural view of management.

Business School | Doctorate | English | Face-To-Face | October | Full Time

International MBA

The International MBA is our flagship full-time MBA program in Madrid. This transformational journey shapes professionals and entrepreneurs, turning them into leaders that generate impact and drive change around the world. The program takes an integrative and innovative approach to business education by combining core business knowledge with customizable lab and elective periods in a full-time, one-year format.

Business School | MBA | Bilingual (ES-EN) | Face-To-Face | September & January | Full Time

Books written

Information Security, Internet of Things

Engineering Secure Internet of Things systems

Global interconnection will be collecting private and sensitive, and will require reliability in terms of the levels of assurance provided with respect to confidentiality.