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 May 1971, Salamanca, Spain) is Professor at the University of Salamanca. He has been Vice-Rector for Research from 2013 to 2017 and Director of the Science Park of the University of Salamanca. Elected as Dean of the Faculty of Science twice, he holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Salamanca and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of the West of Scotland. He leads the renowned BISITE (Bioinformatics, Intelligent Systems and Educational Technology) Research Group, created in 2000. Director of the IoT Digital Innovation Hub and President of the AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado is also Visiting Professor at the Osaka Institute of Technology since January 2015, Visiting Professor at the Universiti Malaysia Kelantan and Member of the Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado has been president of the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society, and academic coordinator of the University Institute for Research in Art and Animation Technology at the University of Salamanca, as well as researcher at the Universities of Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) and the Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). He currently combines all his activity with the direction of Master programmes in Security, Digital Animation, Mobile Telephony, Information Systems Management, Internet of Things, Social Media, 3D Design and Printing, Blockchain, Z System, Industry 4.0, Agile Project Management, and Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings, at the University of Salamanca and his work as editor-in-chief of the journals ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) or Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado mainly works on projects related to Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids and Sentiment Analysis. He has recently been included in the board of trustees of the AstraZeneca Foundation, along with other health professionals and researchers recognised for bringing scientific knowledge closer to society.

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