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Technological trends

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Technological trends

March 16th, 2017
9:30h - 11:30h
Mobile World Centre, Barcelona

It is evident the world is going through a complex process of transformation. The emergence of digitization in our lives, the development of new technologies as well as the pace at which we are evolving, force us to live in a constant process of adaptation into new economic and social models. But, ¿Are we aware of how this affect us? ¿ Are we ready to face it?

The evolution of the new systems, technological us has led towards the third industrial revolution.  The digital age is transforming economic and social models and creating new ones. This transformation modifies the industrial sectors, from them processes to them services, and it affects to all of those sectors.

In this sense, blockchain has transformed the current concept of the economic system, and artificial intelligence (IA) is enabling companies to go beyond the traditional algorithms to understand and adapt its functions.
Mobile Talks offers the opportunity to learn about these and other new technologies that also will be presented at the MWCongress, the International Congress which held the most disruptives technologies of the present.


Aleix Valls
CEO and Cofounder at LiquiD Flow to the Digital Age

A mathematician and engineer with a Ph.D. in Fluid Mechanics, Aleix Valls began his professional career in the field of research at the International Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE) at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), where he served from 2000 to 2004. During this period he also began his association with Compass Ingeniería y Sistemas, where he worked as project manager until 2006.

Between 2006 and 2012 Valls worked at different companies and on projects related to the field of Strategic Consulting. In January 2006 he joined The NODE Company, a provider of innovation services, as a senior associate. Between 2008 and 2010 Valls worked at LOOP Consultancy where as a senior manager he took on responsibility for the Dubai office and the management of business development for the entire region of Northern Africa and the Middle East. In July of 2010, Aleix Valls became a manager with the consulting firm Accenture, where he headed up Strategic Consulting projects in different sectors.

Genís Roca
Presidente de RocaSalvatella

RocaSalvatella President, business consulting firm with offices in Barcelona, Madrid and Bogotá specialized in the digital transformation of organizations, their processes and business models.

With more than twenty years of experience in business management, Internet projects and exploration of the potential networks, he is an expert in Digital Transformation and its impact on personal, professional and business environments. In 2013 and 2014, he was one of the 25 most influential Spaniards of the Internet for El Mundo newspapper.

He is member of different advisory boards and boards of directors, its Opinion has been requested in government committees, maintains Stable in the press and radio, and is a regular guest as an expert in different TV channels. In 2010, the employers’ association awarded him the best Lecturer of the year.

He is an archaeologist specialized in Lower Palaeolithic, graduated from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and an MBA from ESADE. He is a guest lecturer in multiple University centers and business schools.

Sergio Cortés
Founder and serial entrepreneur at Cink

Entrepreneur focused on technological companies, he is expert in digital innovation, prototyping and digital transformation. He develops and manages projects with a high strategic impact for organizations through technical assistance and execution in the area of ​​innovation and communication, bringing large companies closer to the model of innovation that is applied by leading startups in the market.

He also collaborates as advisor in many organizations among which are banking entities, administrations and solidarity projects. He is an Industrial Engineer and has studies at ESADE. He has also attended the Executive Program for Growing Companies at Stanford University in California and is a graduate of MIT’s Entrepreneurship Center (Massachusetts).

Fabian Simmer
Digital Officer de Seat

Fabian Simmer is 33 years old. He was born in Austria but he has been living in Spain since he was 3 years old. Simmer is the Chief Digital Officer at SEAT since 9 years ago. He is the responsible of the connected cars and for the future urban mobility concepts where he also leads the digital transformation of the company.

Jose Maria Boixeda de Miquel
Director of Strategy, Technology and Innovation and Information Systems at Grupo Gas Natural Fenosa.

Josep Maria Boixeda de Miquel is a Telecommunications engineer. He has a Bachelor of Science in Physics and a Master in Computer Sciences and Business Managemenr with more than 30 years experience in Telecomunications and IT Systems. He is the director of strategy, technology and innovation of information systems in Gas Natural Fenosa Group. Before joining to Gas Natural Fenosa Group, Josep Maria was the general manager of Origin Technologies and Chief Information Officer at Philips Electronics. He also has professional experience in large corporations such as Merck and IBM.



Mobile World Centre, Barcelona
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