Blockchain Technology: Practical cases of application in Industry

A seminar dealing with Blockchain Technology was held on October 14, on the topic of: Practical case studies in industry. This seminar, aimed mainly at companies, especially SMEs and start-ups, was the 2nd of its kind for promoting and raising awareness in the SUDOE Basque Country region, in a joint project with IKERLAN,ERAIKUNE, HEGAN and FVEM

The seminar consisted of 4 presentations by experts to inform industrial companies about best practices and the advantages and developments made available by digitization and the use of technology, especially blockchain.

The schedule began with an introduction by Ana Villate, director of HEGAN who welcomed all those present and by Adolfo Rey, CEO of FVEM who explained the context of the session and the project’s main objectives, the program’s activities and the working groups.

Oscar LAGE, head of Cybersecurity & Blockchain at TECNALIA and Mario Pérez de la Blanca, expert in aircraft security for AIRBUS, presented Chainbus, their success story. It is a platform based on Blockchain that shares significant information on air route security.

Aitor Urbieta, team supervisor for Cybersecurity on digital platforms for IKERLAN and Aitor Arrondo, head of IT at ORKLI, described how secure data exchange in industrial machinery can generate new business opportunities, explaining where they have applied it and how it works, a “win-win” situation for everyone, users and machine manufacturers alike…

Urko Larrañaga, Blockchain supevisor at IZERTIS and Maite Alvarez, head of the ICT business division at TECNALIA, told us the story of EUSKATE’s success: the aim of which is to generate new information based on the use and application of Blockchain technology in industry, especially in Advanced Manufacturing and its scenario of production automation, enabling the manufacture of new products, processes and services that can considerably improve on their currently accepted versions.

The day ended with a presentation by Miguel Palacio, Senior Consultant for Generation, Distribution and Mobility at PETRONOR / IZERTIS. He talked about a research and development project into technologies for the whole value chain in the energy management process, to explore new services associated with electricity supply.

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