Catalan ICT celebrates World Information Society Day


per Comunicació CTECNO / 11 maig, 2015 / Sense comentaris

On World Information Society Day (WISD) -which this year aims to celebrate the unique contribution of telecommunications and ICT in driving innovation and accelerating social and economic development- the Catalan Association of Telecommunications Engineers ( and the College of Engineering of Catalonia (COEINF) will organize a debate titled “Telecommunications and ICT: innovation drivers”. The event, sponsored by CISCO, a partner of CTecno, is part of the celebrations of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), which this year coincides with the 150th anniversary of the signing of the first International Telegraph Convention and the creation of the International Telegraph Union.

WISD will take place on Friday, May 15, from 12 PM to 2 PM at the Mobile World Centre (Plaça Catalunya with Portal de l’Angel, 08002 Barcelona). Map


12:00 Welcome. Speakers:

  • Xavier Peiró, Innovation spokesman of and director of the ICT Services Area of the Center of University Services of Catalonia
  • Xavier Llobera, Innovation Vice-dean of the COEINF and Business Development Director of
    12:10 Video-greeting Houla Mr. Zhao, ITU Secretary General

12:15 Debate: “Telecommunications and ICT: engines of innovation” with:

  • Adrià Batlle, computer engineer and director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship of the Mobile World Capital
  • Roger Bou, director of IOTS World Congress in Fira de Barcelona
  • Montserrat Guardia, Telecommunications engineer, director of Software Engineering Services at Technip and member of the Imagine Creativity Center
  • Rosa Castro, computer science engineer and IT director at Laboratories Diafarm

Moderator: Marc Alier, Computer engineer, assistant professor and director of the Institute of Educational Sciences of the UPC and co-director of the radio Mossegalapoma

13:00 Q&A

13:10 Special recognition to the Municipal Institute of Coputer Science (IMI) of Barcelona City Council to mark its 25th anniversary

13:20 Closing speech by Hon. Mr. Felip Puig, Minister of Enterprise and Employment of the Generalitat

13:30 Cup of cava

Registration is free and can be done through the following form (seats limited).

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