David Güemes Castorena, Ph.D.

David Güemes Castorena, Ph.D.


Research Areas:

  • Management of technological innovation
  • Technological foresight planning
  • Scenario planning

Dr. David Güemes received his bachelor's and master's degree in chemical engineering at ITESM. He obtained his D.Sc. in engineering management and management of technological innovation from the George Washington University in Washington, DC. He worked at the Academy for Educational Development for over 6 years in the implementation and development of executive education management systems in Benin, Lesotho, Zambia, Uganda, the Philippines and Malawi. He has designed support systems for decision-making in the area of ​​strategic education in Mexico, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Washington, D.C., and several countries in Africa. He collaborated in more than 10 projects of the World Bank, the IDB and the ADB. In 2004, he joined ITESM Campus Monterrey where he has specialized in the area of ​​Foresight planning for technological innovation. Since 2005, he has been an evaluator and technical advisor of the National Technology and Innovation Award. He is also an accredited evaluator for CONACYT projects, and currently belongs to level 1 of the National Research System. He has developed prospective planning systems for regional development studies, implemented in several Mexican states, since the implementation of the Strategic Technological Observatory at ITESM in 2007.

In his consultancies and research projects, he has assisted large companies such as Grupo Bepensa, Nemak, Metalsa, Medix, Arnecom, Katcon, JCI, Macimex, Vitro, Navistar, Ficosa, Sisamex, Alestra, Comimsa, Denso, Ikusi among others.  Within the consultancy to SME are: Color Experts, Machinery Doga, Lenocco, Novocast, Teknik, Tarton, Metalinspec, Metrolab, Acument, Blackhawk, Evcoplastics, Epkamex, Lubrimak, Jonesplastic, Monterrey Prints, Stucki, Siteldi Solutions, Innovak , AgroBest, Glucom, among others.

On the international side, Dr. Güemes has been invited by the European Union's Al-Invest program to provide training and advice in prospective planning to various companies and intermediary organizations in Mexico, Cuba, Costa Rica, Panama, Guatemala, Honduras, Colombia, Bolivia, Ecuador, Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay, Peru, Chile, El Salvador, Venezuela, and Spain. He has coordinated projects to identify research opportunities by the Newton Fund, 2015, as well as internal projects in ITESM in conjunction with MIT, Nanyang TU, and Purdue.

All the consultancies and research have been in the development/planning of systems of innovation in the company.

Email: guemes@itesm.mx



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