The Institute for Business Competitiveness of Castile and Leon (ICE) in collaboration with Air Institute organized a conference on Artificial Intelligence – The Basis for Technology Companies’ Success, an event in support of digital transformation, framed within the Centr@Tec Program. 

This demo event will focus on promoting collaboration between companies and technology hubs to facilitate the process of the digital transformation of SMEs in Castile and Leon, through real solutions and practical applications. Several companies will participate with digital technology demonstrations linked to Artificial Intelligence and its usefulness, in order to show the opportunities that AI can provide for process optimization.

It will be an interesting day where we will know the point of view regarding the opportunities of the application of AI in companies, from professionals such as Mr. Roberto López, General Director of Artelnics, Mr. Manuel Martín Portillo, Technology Director of Global Exchange, Mrs. Soraya García Merino, General Director of Tradedoubler and Mr.  José Alberto García Coria, Marketing & Communications Director of VIEWNEXT, who will participate in a round table moderated by the president of AIR Institute, Mr. Juan Manuel Corchado Rodríguez. We will also enjoy different technology demonstrations by the project partners and other collaborating entities. 

The event will take place on April 20 in the U-Talent room of the Science Park of the University of Salamanca. Those who are interested in participating can register for free at the following link:


10:00 Welcome and presentation of the Centr@tec Program.

                  Mr. Eduardo Andrés Martínez. Managing Director of NODDO

10:20 Artificial Intelligence: Trends and technologies

                 Mr.  Juan M. Corchado Rodríguez. President of Air Institute

10:40 Round table: Artificial Intelligence, what are companies doing right?

                   Mr. Roberto López. General Manager of Artelnics/Neural Designer.

                   Mr.  Manuel Martín Portillo. Chief Technology Officer, Global Exchange

                   Mrs. Soraya García Merino. General Manager of Tradedoubler

                   Mr. José Alberto García Coria.  Director of Marketing & Communications, VIEWNEXT.

                   Moderator: Mr. Juan M. Corchado Rodríguez. President of Air Institute.

11:10 Artificial Intelligence Platform Neural Designer. Roberto López. General Manager of Artelnics/Neural Designer.

11:30 Coffee break

12:00 Hub Demonstrators

Technology demonstrators will be available in “Showroom” format. These demonstrators are focused on digital technologies related to Artificial Intelligence and its application. Attendees will have a 20-minute “guided tour” of each demonstrator, where they will receive detailed explanations from the representative of each center and will have their doubts and questions answered. The order of the demonstrators will be as follows:

1st Technology Demonstrator: Data processing, analysis and visualization tool.                    Mr. Pablo Chamoso Santos. AIR Institute.

2nd Technology Demonstrator: – s-X-AIPI Project: self-X technologies for collaborative HUMAN-AI applications in the processing industry. – AGROVIS Project: Artificial Vision technologies applied to the agri-food sector. CARTIF

3rd Technology Demonstrator: AI and digital twin for energy control in energy intensive industries. Mr. Álvaro García Garcia. IT Manager of CIDAUT.

4th Technology Demonstrator: ARP scratching system with AI for the prediction of tender prices. ITCL.

5th Technology Demonstrator: Use of AI algorithms to avoid shutdowns in a company of the agricultural sector. Mr. David Ayala Dulanto. Head of the Software Engineering Area at CTME.

6th Technology Demonstrator: Forest Inventories and Artificial Intelligence. Mobile device for wood cubing based on photogrammetry. Mr. Rodrigo Gómez Conejo. Head of the Digitalization and Applied Technology Area of CESEFOR.        

14:00 Event conclusion                                

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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.