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Panel 1: The disruption of the industrial Internet: challenges for science and innovation

The uptake of the Internet of Things in production processes means adopting digital technologies that lead to innovation and new production and business models. This panel will analyse to extent to which the countries of the region are taking up the industrial Internet and whether they have the human resources they need to roll out this new model. Particular attention will be paid to the challenges this implies for science and innovation.
Session |
Tue, 13/09/2016 - 10:00 to 11:30

Speaker: Steffen Wischmann, consultant in the Innovation and Society Department of the firm VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik GmbH of Germany

Moderator: Mario Cimoli, Chief of the Division of Production, Productivity and Management of ECLAC

  • Benedicto Fonseca Filho, Ambassador and Director of the Department of Scientific and Technological Affairs of the Ministry of External Relations of Brazil
  • José Antonio Lazcano, Deputy Director of Technology Development of the National Council for Science and Technology of Mexico (to be confirmed)
  • Miguel Ángel Blesa, Secretary for Planning and Policies of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive  Innovation of Argentina
  • Christian Nicolai, Executive Director of the National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research (CONICYT) of Chile
  • Andrés Maz, Executive Director of Advanced Technology Policy of CISCO
  • Sebastián Nader, Manager of Creative Economy of the Secretariat for Higher Education, Science and Technology of Ecuador