The lack of IT professionals for the new industrial revolution

One of the objectives of the European Union is for member states to commit themselves to promoting the connected industry and the digitalisation of all sectors. To this end, they promote different programmes aimed at helping SMEs and institutions in their digital transformation processes.

Different reports have evaluated the progress of different countries. The DESI report, in particular, has assessed 28 member states according to five main variables: connectivity, human capital with digital skills, use of Internet services, integration of digital technology and digital public services. The 2020 study positions Spain very well in terms of connectivity, especially in public systems.

However, in terms of human capital indicators we are below average, in the sixteenth place. Thus, there is a great progress in the implementation of technologies in industry, but it is necessary to have more experts in the field, in fact, the same report reveals that, “almost half of the Spanish population still lacks basic digital skills and 8% has never used the Internet. We still have a long way to go as a society, to give more support to SMEs and for them we have programs like our Digital Innovation Hub DIH. In addition to betting on the training of professionals who can propose and direct technological initiatives oriented to the 4.0. industry.

To this end, the BISITE Research Group and the University of Salamanca offer quality training in the Master and Expert’s Degrees in Technologies Applied to Industry 4.0, they’re an opportunity to specialize in and be at the forefront of the new industrial revolution.

You can get a 25% discount if you are one of the first 5 students to enrol in the Master in Industry 4.0 in online and blended learning.



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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