Yesterday “Digitalisation as a transformative process“, organised by the INESPO III project, was held at the Hospedería Fonseca of the University of Salamanca, providing a space for debate and the search for opportunities for university-industry cooperation. Throughout the event, the activity developed by the research groups and the work of productive organisations and the administration was highlighted, with the aim of promoting digitalisation as the backbone and the promotion of cross-border impact.

Juan Manuel Corchado, director of the BISITE Research Group, participated in the conference along with other academics and professionals from the technology sector to discuss cybersecurity. During the session, Corchado underscored our contribution in this area, through the development of IT solutions, as well as through our Master and Expert degrees in Internet Security and the C1b3rWall Academy training programme that we organise jointly with the National Police. The attendees also enjoyed interesting presentations and debates related to digital innovation, the Internet of Things or virtual and augmented reality, as well as learning about the different grants available for the digitisation of companies.

INESPO III is a project funded under the Interreg Spain-Portugal programme of the European Union. This conference has been organised by the following partners of the consortium: the general foundations of the universities of Salamanca, León and Valladolid, and the universities of Aveiro, Coimbra, Beira Interior and Pontificia de Salamanca.

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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.