Last week we had the opportunity to participate in an engaging forum organized by Blockchain-based Service Network (BSN), Hong Kong. A global blockchain infrastructure network which is used to deploy Dapps.

Juan Manuel Corchado, director of the BISITE Research Group and president of the AIR Institute joined other experts such as Chris Wang, director of business development at Amazon Web Services (AWS); and Fan Jiang, technical director of security and systems research at Thoughtworks, discussed how to build a prosperous future in IoT industries through blockchain solutions and other approaches.

IoT and Blockchain today

As blockchain evolves, it becomes clear that IoT has found more than just an ally. Blockchain is already a mature technology, easily deployable in distributed data management projects and offers reliability and security to the user, as well as decentralizes management.

Blockchain facilitates the development of traceability projects, decentralized management, etc., while IoT enables the acquisition of data in real time, from devices needed in traceability processes, Industry 4.0 and Smart Cities. These two technologies are highly synergistic and are destined to develop in harmony.

They are highly complementary and if they are combined with AI, they can generate a lot of value in smart city projects, traceability, Industry 4.0, smart grids, medicine, and others. IoT offers many possibilities and perhaps its main issues derive from rapid development and mass implementation.

Here is a video of the complete interview.

We would also like to share the latest article published in El Mundo Innovadores, where we also discuss this fascinating topic.

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 Universidad 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.