|José Pérez Ríos is Professor of Business Organization at the University of Valladolid (UVA), Spain. His research focuses on the application of management cybernetics and system dynamics to the study of complex systems, and also on developing software tools that can facilitate the application of different systems thinking approaches. He was responsible for the creation of the “Navegador Colón” for the Spanish Foreign Ministry, and the VSMod® software (Viable System Model application). He also served as the Area Director of International Relations at the University of Valladolid (2000-2006). He has worked in multiple research projects and written more than 80 publications. His five books to date include “Design and Diagnosis for Sustainable Organizations. The Viable System Method” (Springer, 2012). Honorary distinctions: “The Kybernetes Research Award” (2006) and the “Honorary HSSS Award as Distinguished Scientist” (2007). He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the WOSC (World Organisation of Systems and Cybernetics).