Yesterday the V Workshop on Disruptive Information and Communication Technologies for Innovation and Digital Transformation took place, an activity developed in the framework of the DISRUPTIVE project and organized by the Institute for Business Competitiveness of Castilla y León (ICE) in collaboration with the University of Valladolid and other members of the consortium, including CARTIF, the Higher Institute of Engineering of Oporto, the Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, Produtech and the BISITE Research Group of the University of Salamanca. 

Juan Manuel Corchado DISRUPTIVE

Juan Manuel Corchado during the inauguration of the conference.

The conference was inaugurated by Juan Manuel Corchado, director of the BISITE Research Group, who outlined the activities of the project and introduced the attendees to the main innovation and digitalization activities that are being developed in Castilla y León with the aim of boosting SMEs. 

Beatriz Casado Sáez at the presentation of the event

Beatriz Casado Sáez, director of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Department of the Institute for Business Competitiveness of Castilla y León (ICE), presented the main lines of action and financing available to local companies. 

Presentation by Eduardo Lazcano de Rojas

The plenary session was led by Eduardo Lazcano de Rojas, independent strategy consultant and author of emotional communication, who presented the paper: "Common sense in digital transformation". 

Networking and success stories

The event included a round table among the representatives of different companies, who presented some success stories related to digitization and how they have addressed the digital transformation in their field of action. They were attended by; Juan Manuel Corchado director of BISITE; David García Ricote, head of Information Systems CIO - IT/OT Manager at Grupo Tejedor Lázaro; Oscar Puche, director of Development, Finance and Human Resources at BEHER; Isabel Grondona España, head of R&D&I at Mirat Fertilizantes; Pablo Pardo Sánchez, CEO of the company Exobrain, and Marta Sánchez, director of Expansion at Talleres Alumisan.

The day continued with a training session by José Miguel Hernández, Head of Engineering at Wayra Builder, Telefónica Venture and ended with the presentation of the different selected papers, which discussed topics such as the application of Artificial Intelligence in the manufacturing industry, design of devices based on IoT or massive data and its relationship with the economy and the information society in border and peripheral territories. 

José Miguel Hernández of Telefónica Venture 


Speakers of the selected papers

It has certainly been an enriching day that has served to explore the current level of digitization and the opportunities for expansion of the business ecosystem of Castilla y León and Northern Portugal.


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