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 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.