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 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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