We must use the tools within our reach to face the implementation of Industry 4.0 in our companies.

The professional profiles of Industry 4.0 were the subject of analysis of a one-day session organized by the Institute of Spanish Engineers (IEE). Industry 4.0 is a concept which must be allowed to mature with the utmost care. Adapting to 4.0 requires a considerable investment, changes in the company’s form of production and manual labour. This objective may be reached, although not immediately, as it most likely requires giving way to a new generation.

In an age of breakthrough technology continuously on the rise, and most people lacking in ability to confront it, we must use the tools within our reach to face the implementation in our companies of this current trend referred to as Industry 4.0.

Spanish universities will struggle in the short run, but there are mechanisms to improve an ongoing education system, adapt our own degree programmes, create new, official Master’s programmes, and adapt university curricula, in order to generate an infrastructure to meet current demands. We have within our grasp the possibility of promoting something that is currently not well developed in Spain. But at the University of Salamanca we are working precisely in this area to implement an Industry Doctorate within the next year.



Common sense and serenity will be fundamental in implementing this type of industry model in our companies. This is precisely why it is critical to generate enthusiasm within companies to face this challenge.

Here is the video of our round table, if you are interested:


During the round table I was joined by Mr. Pablo Oliete, Director of Cellnex Telecom in Industry 4.0 and President of the Commission of Industry 4.0 for AMETIC, the Association of Electronic, Information Technology, Telecommunication and Digital Content companies, Mr. Francisco Jariego, Researcher and Independent Consultant for Information and Communication Technologies and digital Communication, Innovation and Economy. President of the Consulting Committee for FOM Technology Consulting and Mr. Conrado Castillo, CEO of Rooter.


The meeting was broadcast live on Periscope and YouTube:


Perfiles profesionales 4.0

Posted by Juan M. Corchado

Juan Manuel Corchado (15 de Mayo de 1971, Salamanca, España) Catedrático en la Universidad de Salamanca. Ha sido Vicerrector de Investigación desde el 2013 hasta el 2017 y Director del Parque Científico de la Universidad de Salamanca. Elegido dos veces como Decano de la Facultad de Ciencias, es Doctor en Ciencias de la Computación por la Universidad de Salamanca y, además, es Doctor en Inteligencia Artificial por la University of the West of Scotland. Dirige el Grupo de Investigación Reconocido BISITE (Bioinformática, Sistemas Inteligentes y Tecnología Educativa), creado en el año 2000. Director del IOT Digital Innovation Hub y presidente del AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado también es Profesor Visitante en el Instituto Tecnológico de Osaka desde enero de 2015, Profesor visitante en la Universiti Malaysia Kelantan y Miembro del Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado ha sido presidente de la asociación IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics, y coordinador académico del Instituto Universitario de Investigación en Arte y Tecnología de la Animación de la Universidad de Salamanca e investigador en las Universidades de Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) y en el Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). En la actualidad compagina toda su actividad con la dirección de los programas de Máster en Seguridad, Animación Digital, Telefonía Movil, Dirección de Sistemas de Información, Internet de las Cosas, Social Media, Diseño e Impresión 3D, Blockchain, Z System, Industria 4.0, Gestión de Proyectos Ágiles y Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings​, en la Universidad de Salamanca y su trabajo como editor jefe de las revistas ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) o Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado desarrolla principalmente trabajos en proyectos relacionados con Inteligencia Artificial, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids y Análisis de sentimiento.

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