Julio Jose Prado has led projects in the national scope, such as the Sectorial Action Plan and the Month of Innovation for the Coordinating Ministry of Production, Employment and Competitiveness (2010), the First Market Intelligence System for the Competitiveness and Industry (2009), and the Economic and Social Impact Study of the New Airport of Quito (2006). Author over 100 academic publications, scientific conferences, and other publications in specialized economic magazines, research, cases, and academic notes. Author of the book From Shock to Action: Mindset and Indispensable Tools to Resurface and Adapt in the Midst of Chaos. He has a PhD in Management, focused on industrial competitiveness, from Lancaster University, United Kingdom; a Master in Business Administration from IDE Business School in Guayaquil, Ecuador; and a B.A. in Economics from the Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Ecuador.