Álvaro Nadal, minister of Energy, Tourism y Digital Agenda, participated last week in Gaceta’s Forum “Challenges of the future” where he showed to be an optimist in terms of the prospects with which Spain faces the digital challenge.

The Minister of Energy, Tourism and Digital Agenda, Álvaro Nadal, ensured in Gaceta’s Forum that “the Spanish are doing things quite well with technology” and compared, for example, the expenditure involved in installing optical fiber in our country, 120 euros, with what it costs in the rest of Europe, 900 euros on average. However, he admits we are on the wrong track until our country continues to invest in networks; companies such as Google or Facebook which are in other countries.

One of the most worrying issues for the Minister at the moment is in relation to adapting the Constitution of 78 an its analogical nature to the new digital environment. According to Nadal, technology is already being applied to other areas his Ministry, such as tourism or energy; for example, finding out certain matters about the tourists that come to Spain using roaming data. Also, I agree with the Minister at pointing at the importance of 5G networks for use in the automobile world, for example in the sale of digital vehicles it will have a very important role, and this is where our country will be able to make a difference by offering products from the top notch.

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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 Unviersidad 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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