On September 27, a new edition of the Information and Communication Technologies Day took place at Cosmo Caixa, organized by GrausTIC. As silver sponsor, SII Concatel actively participated in the event, with the intervention of the company’s General Director, Joan Carrillo.

 

“Inspiring the digital revolution: the humanization of technology” it was the title chosen this year for the new edition of the DiadaTIC. At 9 o’clock in the morning, the welcoming ceremony began, with the interventions of Gerardo Pisarello, alderman Barcelona en Comú of l’Ajuntament de Barcelona; David Quiròs, alderman of Culture and Innovation of l’ajuntament de l’Hospitalet de Llobregat; Francesc Torres, rector of Universidad Politécnica and Dani Pujol, president of Graus TIC. Afterwards, Montse Serra, General Director of HP Enterprise Solutions and Joan Giró, President of the Advisory Council of the Association of ICT Professionals in Catalonia, were in charge of holding the inaugural conference of the event, under the theme: “Men and machines, called to live together”.

At 10:30 the discussions began.  Joan Carrillo, had the opportunity to talk about artificial intelligence and its impact on society. During the debate, Carrillo affirmed that one of the great challenges faced by Cognitive Artificial Intelligence is to develop a natural language, that is, a language that allows the machines to “speak” with the user and understand it. with agility

In addition, Joan Carrillo emphasized one of the most important problems facing the sector today, and is the lack of specific professional training programs that meet the demand for work generated by the digital transformation we are experiencing.

Other discussion tables focused on the following topics: the impact of technology on the mobility of people, with special emphasis on the electric vehicle, autonomous and / or connected; the application of ICT in logistics; the use of technology in the health field and the incursion of the digital into public administration.

The program Popap of Catalunya Ràdio was present throughout the event, and conducted an interview with Carrillo, in which the Director shed light on the future of artificial intelligence, and explained how his humanization is achieving a potential improvement in the everyday life of people. To listen to the full podcast  access here.

During the event, a discussion dedicated to the role of women in Digital Transformation was given, moderated by Jara Forcadell, Founder and Vice President of Young IT Girls, an association formed by young engineers and professionals in the field of ICT.

In the event the “GrausTIC 2018 Awards” were presented, awarded to those organizations that have contributed to the ICT revolution. The winners of this year were: Jordi Marin, awarded as Best ICT Professional of the year; i2CAT, Center for Research and Innovation on the Internet, with the prize for Business Excellence; Estabanell Energia, awarded with the Digital Innovation prize; Popap and radio program of Catalunya Ràdio dedicated to technological innovations, awarded with the ICT Communication and Disclosure Award 2018.

The event ended with a lunch that the attendees took advantage of to make networking, approaching positions and debating on the future challenges of ICT in a more relaxed environment.

Year after year SII Concatel is proud to participate in the DiadaTIC, reaffirming its commitment to the development and revolution of technology.

SII Concatel, participant and sponsor in the new edition of the DiadaTIC