A highly regarded urban strategist, Boyd Cohen focuses on urban innovation, entrepreneurship, smart cities, and urban mobility. A professor at EADA Business School and Universitat de Vic, he is the co-founder of the Sharing Accelerator Barcelona dedicated to the acceleration of responsible sharing economy startups. He is also the CEO and co-founder of iomob. His work at the latter sees him head a team of mobility and technology experts aiming to deploy the world’s first Mobility on Demand platform for enterprise with clients spanning Europe, North America, and Asia.
The entrepreneur obtained his Ph.D. in strategy and enterprise at the University of Colorado in 2001. Since then, Boyd Cohen has spent the past twenty-plus years focused on accelerating the path to smart cities and a low-carbon sustainable economy. He has also taught MBA courses in sustainability at the Instituto de Empressa in Madrid, Spain, the Universidad de San Andres in Argentina, La Universidad del Desarrollo in Chile, and at INCAE in Costa Rica.
Besides publishing three bestsellers to date, Boyd Cohen has multiple peer-reviewed articles under his belt. His work has thus far been translated into multiple languages, including Hebrew, Dutch, Swedish, and Spanish.
An advisor to green developments that include, amongst others, Vancouver’s Athlete’s Village and cities like Buenos Aires and Beaverton, Oregon, Boyd Cohen, a successful entrepreneur, has started numerous ventures in the smart cities and sustainability genre.
As a speaker, Boyd Cohen is an urban strategist focusing on entrepreneurship and all aspects of urban innovation. He resides in the United States and is equally fluent in English and Spanish.
“I have known Boyd for over 5 years and during this time frame he has earned my deep respect for his genuine commitment to value creation and sustainability. I've been very impressed by his ability to recognize market opportunities and execute on his vision. He brings the leadership skills, passion, and unique insight that truly inspires people, including employees and partners. I've appreciated the opportunity to work with Boyd, and I look forward to working with him for many years to come.”
“Boyd is an incredibly motivated and professional eco-entrepreneur. While I have only known Boyd for a few months, he came highly recommended and every interaction with him has elicited trust and excitement. I look forward to all of our future endeavors, as I know that his results-oriented personality and high ethics will lead to significant CO2 reductions for his customers and business success for CO2 Impact.”
“I had the privilege of working with Boyd on an early stage green start-up several years ago. Boyd is an energetic, dedicated and creative professional with the extra kicker of having a large academic knowledge-base to draw from. He's a highly motivated team player and always maintains very good relations with co-workers and clients. I wouldn't hesitate to work with Boyd again in the future and am happy to recommend him.”
“Boyd is a rare combination of academic pedigree and entrepreneurial acumen. He is a smart thought leader on sustainable entrepreneurship and climate change. And my co-author on the soon to be released Climate Capitalism. It's been a pure pleasure working with him, a collaboration I look forward to maintaining for years.”
“I had the pleasure of working with Boyd at Visible Strategies. He is a visionary leader with a unique mix of business urgency, academic clarity and entrepreneurial hutzpa. He is also a collaborative manager who employs humour and empathy to educate and motivate his teams. Boyd possesses an exhaustive understanding of the prerequisites for the low-carbon economy - and an infectious drive to create solutions to address the challenges.”