On April 12th I will participate in the VII edition of the Smart Energy Congress which will take place in the Palacio Municipal de Congresos in Madrid on the 11th and 12th of April. This time, the congress will focus on the topic of “Digital Transformation, leading Energy Efficiency“.

This annual European congress will bring together more than 500 executives; prestigious consulting firms, energy companies, leaders in the technology industry and large projects, etc. They meet to share their vision and talk about current trends, challenges and opportunities for improving Energy Efficiency in areas such as Cities (Smart Cities), Industries (Smart Industry 4.0) or Data Centers (Smart Data Centers).

All this makes it a can’t-miss event for the BISITE Research Group. On this occasion I will talk about Blockchain, a very topical subject at the moment.  I will talk about the ways in which this technology guarantees security in the distribution of electricity networks.

It is a big honor for me to able to participate in this edition of the Smart Energy Congress, and I would like to express my gratitude to enerTIC for the invitation.

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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