The Cotec work group on the Internet of Things (IoT), led by Indra, carried out an analysis of the educational offer in this field and has produced a report which warns of a gap between the companies that need them and the offer of the educational system.

The present national educational offer is insufficient in order to cover the professional demands in the field of the Internet of Things (IoT). This is the main conclusion of the analysis on IoT carried out by the Cotec work group, led by Indra. This analysis was initiated last year with the goal of analyzing the need for education and capabilities for the full exploitation of the Internet of Things.

In 2020 there will be more the 20.000 million of intellignet devices  which will have a world economic impact of 2.900 million euro, according to the report presented by Cotec on the analysis of the educational offer and business demand in Spain in IoT. This is the motive for which exponential growth is expected in this field in the coming years.

The most demanded professional profiles, according to the conclusions of this study, are those related to the collection and analysis of data and information, the protection of information systems in the legal field and the development of business models.

In the University of Salamanca, we know it, and for this reason we have to continue working on creating an educational offer that will help to palliate, as far as possible, the data provided in this study.

I invite you to read the complete report here.

 

 

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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