- 23-26 November, 2020
As a result of the close collaboration among the different ARI teams to define agendas, prepare presentations, develop demos, hold rehearsals, and many other things, our fourth edition of the ARI Digital Show took place last November with great results: 4 sessions, interesting demos and presentations, 21 speakers, 4 moderators, 1 invited speaker, and circa 400 participants!
This event is hosted annually by Atos Research and Innovation to present our experience and achievements resulting from our work in research projects. Due to the current pandemic crisis, this year the Digital Show went virtual and this gave us the chance to open it to the whole Atos community.
The event agenda wast structured around 4 thematic pillars which are included in our offering:
- Smart Security - 23 November 15:00-17:00 CET (moderator: Alberto Miranda, Innovation Hub)
- Continuum Computing - 24 November 15:00-17:00 CET (moderator: Lydia Montandon, Innovation Hub)
- Artificial Intelligence - 25 November 15:00-17:00 CET (moderator: Clara Pezuela , Innovation Hub Manager)
- Blockchain - 26 November 15:00-17:00 CET (moderator: Nuria Rodríguez, ARI Marcomm Head, Innovation Hub)
All sessions were organized in such a way to allow participants to accommodate them easily in their daily agendas and join the one or ones they were most interested in.
First day was devoted to ARI experience in Smart Security (cybersecurity, privacy and identity) whose thematic offering was presented by our Technology Transfer Director, Aljosa Pasic. Next, the floor was given to Javier Presa (Blockchain, Privacy and Identity Unit) who run a demo of the CY-PACK mobile app adapted to interact with cyber-physical access control mechanism of i.e. smart locker. After Javier's presentation, our colleague Antonio Álvarez (Cybersecurity Unit) explained the risks of phishing activities and how we can address them with risk assessment solutions. After his demo, Ángel Palomares (Blockchain, Privacy and Identity Unit) introduced the privacy engine based on the self-sovereign identity approach. Finally, Rubén Trapero (Cybersecurity Unit) demonstrated how cybersecurity incidents on CPS/IoT infrastructures can be prevented and mitigated.
The second session started with an introduction of Continuum Computing by Lara López (Innovation Hub) and followed by a detailed explanation by Francisco Javier Nieto (AI, Data and Robotics Unit) on how APC, AI and big data technologies can support to simulate lockdown measures for COVID19 situations. Next, a demo showcased by Alberto Miranda (Innovation Hub) and Jordi Hernández (New Media, Edge & Technology Unit) on the CollaboVR solution, a novel multiuser interaction software application for VR, enabling users to interact in a shared virtual space with users in other parts of the world. The third presentation by Enric Pagès (New Media, Edge & Technology Unit) was focused on the benefits of creating an UAV-as-a-service market based on the results of the I-FLY project. To finalize, the floor was given again to Jordi who showcased the use of VR technologies to improve the tourists' experience in cultural environments with the example of the Museum of Turin.
Artificial Intelligence was the main topic during the third session of the ARI Digital Show, presented in a lively way by Daniel Calvo (Artificial Intelligence, Data and Robotics Head of Unit) and followed by demos and presentations about the implementation of this technology on real use cases such as the exploitation of vehicle data introduced by Carmen Perea (Transport Sytems & Urban Mobility Head fo Unit) and Ignacio Elicegui (Artificial Intelligence, Data and Robotics Unit), the urban mobility management by Javier Villazán and Tomás Pariente (Artificial Intelligence, Data and Robotics Unit) or the use of drones and satellite images to improve the crop production by Tomás Pariente.
Last but not least, José Ramón Martínez (HSD & Secure Societies Unit) showed how the Smart Vision and Urban Data Platform shuttles are currently supporting the Málaga Airport for the detection and tracking of persons and vehicles in certain areas of the airport (security, check-in, parking) to measure and monitor the waiting time in queues and the total time of service.
The closing session was devoted to Blockchain. To start, Nacho González (Innovation Hub) detailed the ARI thematic offering on this field, Next participants discovered the pros and cons of this technology in the fields of energy with Javier Valiño (Energy, Climate and Decabornization Head of Unit) and Javier Gómez (Energy, Climate and Decabornization Unit), of manufacturing and the processing of 3D images with Iván Martínez (Artificial, Data and Robotics Unit), health with Ángel Palomares (Blockchain, Identity and Privacy Unit) and education with Pilar Pérez (Innovation Hub).