Logistop and ITENE have organised a conference on “New technologies in mobility and logistics: the path of change in times of digitalisation”. An event in hybrid format that featured leading specialists to promote and raise awareness of innovation in the digitalisation of transport and logistics.

Juan Manuel Corchado, president of the AIR Institute, was invited to participate as a speaker in order to explain the importance of technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) for logistics and industry in general.

Corchado participated in the round table moderated by Javier Alcalá, Director of Mobility and Logistics at ITENE, together with other specialists such as Iraide Unanue, head of the Smart Transport & Logistics Platform (Mobility) at Tecnalia; Arjen Heeres, CEO of Decide Soluciones; Antonio Pinel, Business Development Director at Nommon Solutions and Technologies; Roberto Guzmán, CEO of Robotnik Automation, and José Pons, CTO and co-founder of WITRAC.

Logistop’s objective is to define and develop innovation projects among its partners, with the possibility of collaborating with or receiving support from certain organisations external to Logistop. The conference was aimed at logistics operators, last mile, medium and long-distance transport and logistics companies, users, developers and analysts of these new technologies.

It has been an enriching event at which we have analysed and discussed the different paths towards technological innovation in transport targeted at the digitisation of mobility and logistics systems, through Artificial Intelligence, Digital Twins, Big Data, Deep learning, blockchain systems and IoT (Internet of Things).

Here is the event recap video.

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.