On September 25, a new edition of the Information and Communication Technologies Day, organized by GrausTIC, took place at Cosmo Caixa, where SII Concatel actively participated with the intervention of General Director Joan Carrillo.

“Technology Empowering People” was the title chosen this year for the new edition of the ICT Day. The moderator Sílvia Cóppulo, journalist and doctor in communication, began the act that started with the interventions of Xavier Gatius, General Secretary of Digital Policies and Public Administration of the Generalitat de Catalunya; Michael Donaldson, commissioner of technological innovation, electronic administration and good governance of the Barcelona City Council; Jaume Casals, rector of the Pompeu Fabra University; Josep González, president of PIMEC; Eduard Martín Lineros, president of the Association of ICT Professionals of Catalonia (APTICC); and Dani Pujol, president of GrausTIC and vice president of APTICC.

Jaume Roures, managing partner of the MediaPro Group, was responsible for holding the opening conference of the event and giving way to the discussion tables. Joan Carrillo, General Director of SII Concatel, spoke at the table “New education: Public Administration and Business” to talk about training 4.0 and the adaptive learning paradigm. He was accompanied by Oriol Blancher, general director of the IPSI School and president of the Catalan School Association; Virginia Vázquez, Digital Learning Executive of the Everis Initiative; Josep Prieto, professor and former dean of the Open University of Catalonia (UOC); Josep Tejedo, general director of Mercabarna; and Mariola Dinarès, communicator and journalist specializing in social networks.

Other discussion tables dealt with the gaming business, digital platforms, new business models or the application of 5G in the healthcare field. Also, during the event there was a presentation dedicated to robotic assistants, which dealt with ethics, innovation and science fiction, by Carme Torras, a research professor at the Institute of Robotics and Industrial Informatics of the UPC.

GrausTIC 2019 Awards

The event also served to deliver the GrausTIC 2019 Awards, awarded to those organizations that have contributed to the ICT revolution. This year the winners were: Ana Ripoll, as the Best ICT Professional of the year; CISCO, with the Business Excellence Award; Estabanell Energia, with the Digital Innovation Award; YASYT Robotics, with the Social Integration through ICT prize; and Revolució 4.0, TV3 program dedicated to entrepreneurs and digital transformation, awarded with the ICT Communication and Outreach Award.

The event ended with a lunch that attendees took the opportunity to network, bringing positions and discussing the future challenges of ICT in a more relaxed environment.

One more year SII Concatel is proud to have participated in the ICT Day, reaffirming its commitment to the development and revolution of technology.