The educational offer is not sufficient to cover for the professional demands in the Internet of Things

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.



Juan Manuel Corchado

Full Professor in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence, Department of Computer Science and Automation, University of Salamanca, Spain.


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