Last week the final activities of the DISRUPTIVE project, of which the BISITE Research Group of the University of Salamanca is a member, have been carried out.

The Institute for Business Competitiveness of Castilla y León (ICE) in collaboration with the University of Valladolid and other members of the consortium, including CARTIF, the Higher Institute of Engineering of Porto, the Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, Produtech and the BISITE Research Group of the University of Salamanca have organized the V Workshop on Disruptive Information and Communication Technologies for Innovation and Digital Transformation.

Juan Manuel Corchado, director of the BISITE Research Group, participated in the event to present the activities of the project and introduced the attendees to the main innovation and digitalization actions that are being developed in Castilla y León with the aim of boosting SMEs.

We were also honored to have Beatriz Casado Sáez, director of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Department of ICE, participate in the event. In addition, a round table between the representatives of the different companies, who presented some success stories related to digitization and how they have addressed the digital transformation in their field of action.

The round table was integrated by; Juan Manuel Corchado director of BISITE; David García Ricote, head of Information Systems CIO – IT/OT Manager at Grupo Tejedor Lázaro; Oscar Puche, director of Development, Finance and HR at BEHER; Isabel Grondona España, head of R&D&i at Mirat Fertilizantes; Pablo Pardo Sánchez, CEO of the company Exobrain, and Marta Sánchez, director of Expansion at Talleres Alumisan.

The meeting proceeded with different technology-related presentations made by the representatives of the papers selected by the project coordinators.

Final meeting of the DISRUPTIVE project

The activities continued the next day at the Higher Technical School of Telecommunications Engineering at the University of Valladolid (UVA), where the fourth and final progress meeting of the DISRUPTIVE project was held.

In this last meeting, the progress made by each of the partners was presented and it was analyzed whether the set objectives had been met.

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.