A group of experts in technology and innovation meet in Bilbao at the conference “Leaders in tech”

BILBAO, 4 Nov. (EUROPEAN PRESS) –

More than 20 experts in technology and innovation met this Friday in Bilbao to analyze “the present and the future of trends and technological advances” in the “Leaders in tech” Conference, organized by the open innovation platform Innolab Bilbao, with the support of the Bilbao City Council and the Basque Government.

The meeting seeks “to learn about the latest developments and opportunities in technologies that lead the present and will lead the future of society and organizations from the hands of experts”, according to the director of Innolab Bilbao and partner of Hasten Ventures , Iraia Monteagudo.

At the opening of the conference, the council delegate of the Área de Atención y Participación Ciudadana e Internacional del Ayuntamiento de Bilbao, Oihane Agirregoitia, ha destacado que se vive “un momento crucial” en el que no solo es preciso “adaptarse a los cambios” , sino también “estar preparados ante los retos” que se presentan. “En este punto, la tecnologia es clave”, he remarked.

For her part, the director of Social Work of the BBK Foundation, Nora Sarasola, has valued the importance of “knowing examples of technological leadership, the trends that are expected in the short-term in the digital world or how technology can help a superar los retos”.

One of the main presentations was given by the Director of Technology and Development of Airbus Defense and Space, Belén García, who shared his vision of the future of the aerospace sector “as an autonomous sector, connected and zero emissions, maturing the technologies que lo redefinen y empujando continuamente los límites de lo que es posible”, según ha informado Innolab Bilbao.

For her part, the director of Adoption and Innovation Cloud and member of the Comité de Dirección de Microsoft, Doris Gomes, has affirmed, en otra de las ponencias, that, “in momentos de incertidumbre, el único camino a seguir es la innovación continua y acelerada” y que tecnologías como la inteligencia artificial, el metaverso, edge computing y 5G están “dando forma al futuro”.

The director of EMEA Business Application Platforms of Google Cloud, Lisa Martínez, has highlighted the benefits of transformation in the cloud, which “agiles the digital transformation of organizations, giving companies and their workers the capacity to take advantage of all advantages” del cloud computing para impulsar la innovación”.

Likewise, the director of Marketing in Spain and Portugal of Red Hat, Laila Homaud, has exposed the opportunities that offer the implementation of a hybrid and open cloud strategy, “offreciendo un futuro innovator y más flexible para sus organização, ya sean public o privadas”.

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The forum also hosted a table on ‘Technology and innovation, present and future’ moderated by the director general of Grupo LKS Next and president of Cluster Gaia, Elena Zárraga, with speakers María Jesús del Blanco (Bilbao Ekintza-Ayuntamiento de Bilbao) , Lucía Alcibar-Arechuluaga (Incolan), Isabel Iturbe (Bilbao Basket) and Marisol Menéndez (#WomenInTechSpain).

On the other hand, Aizea Lojo (Ikerlan), Leire Bastida (Tecnalia), Iratxe Olabarria (IMQ) and Ana Barandiaran (El Correo) have shared the importance of digital transformation in organizations for competitiveness.

From the hand of Cristina Jiménez (director of the International Ada Byron Award for Women in Technology at the Universidad de Deusto), the winners of the Ada Byron 2022 award, organized by the Universidad de Deusto, have been announced. This year las premiadas han sido Lourdes Verdes-Montenegro (IAACSIC y Premio Ada Byron 2021) y Guiomar Niso (Indiana University y Premio Ada Byron Joven 2021).

The closure of the event was held by the Director of Technology, Innovation and Sustainability of Grupo Spri, Cristina Oyón, who stated that “it is necessary to make women visible in the technological world”.

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