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Title of the presentation

Trends on Micro and Nanoelectronics Circuits for IoT

Electrical Engineering from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, Brazil, in 1978.
Ph. D. degree from the Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble (INPG), France, January 1983.
Former member of the Microelectronics Committee of National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq). Former member of the Computer Science Committee of National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq), for two terms.
More than 500 hundred papers in journals and conferences proceedings (like IEEE Design & Test, ACM TODAES, IEEE JSSC, ISCAS, SBCCI, PATMOS, VLSI-SoC, DAC, DATE, ICCD, CICC, ASP-DAC, LATW).
Award as research of the year from the Fapergs (Science Foundation of Rio Grande do Sul), 2002.
Silver Core award from IFIP (International Federation for Information Processing)
Research level 1A of the CNPq (Brazilian National Science Foundation)
Professor and Advisor at the Microelectronics and Computer Science Graduate Programs at UFRGS. Former head of the Microelectronics Graduate Program and Computer Science Graduate Program at UFRGS.
General Chair or Program Chair of several conferences like the IFIP/IEEE VLSI-SoC, IEEE ISVLSI, IEEE LASCAS, Symposium on Integrated Circuits and Systems Design (SBCCI) and Congress of the Brazilian Microelectronics Society (SBMIcro).
Past President of the Brazilian Computer Society and Past Vice-President of the Brazilian Microelectronics Society.
IEEE CASS Chapter Rio Grande do Sul Chair (since 2007)
Vice-president of IEEE Circuits and Systems representing R9, for two terms, from 2008 to 2011.
Member of the Editorial Board of IEEE Design&Test and IEEE JETCAS.
Member of the Steering Committee of the following conferences: IFIP/IEEE VLSI-SoC, ICECS, LASCAS, NEWCAS, IEEE CASS Summer School, IEEE ISVLSI, SBCCI, IBERCHIP, and PATMOS.
His primary research interests include Physical Design Automation and Methodologies, CAD tools, Circuits Tolerant to Radiation, VLSI Design Methodologies and Microelectronics Education.



Title of the presentation

The Looming Factory. Artificial Intelligence meets the Industry

M.S. degree in Mathematics from the University of Barcelona, Spain, and Ph.D. in Sciences from the Universitat Politecnica de Catalonia - BarcelonaTech, Spain.

From 1999 to 2007, he was at the Universitat Politecnica de Catalonia, as Assistant Professor. He is nowadays an Associate Professor in the Department of Automatic Control, in the same university.

From 2011 he's also serving as Director of the Master's degree in Automatic Control and Robotics.

He's currently the Director of the Knowledge Engineering Research Group where he is responsible for research projects in the area of social cognitive robotics.

Has obtained an I3 Programme's research grant for three years (Sep 2008 - Sep 2011) from the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) on Social Robotics.

Cecilio Angulo is the author of over 250 technical publications. His research interests include machine learning algorithms for biomedical signal processing and social robotics in therapeutic systems.



Title of the presentation

Catapult - Blockchain´s evolution

Systems Engineer: With a long career in entrepreneurship in the area of technology, I participated in the “.com” boom, as category manager at (Actual, the first online auction site in Latin America. - 2001 to 2003. And the biggest market right now in Latin America.

In 2008, he was the founder and CEO of the first dental franchise in Venezuela that pioneered the scheduling of appointments through the web, reaching to 17 operating centers throughout the country. - 2008- 2017 - Link: https:///

Thanks to the impact of his franchise in Venezuela, he was appointed Principal Director of the Franchising Chamber of Colombia and Venezuela simultaneously between 2015 and 2017. - Link: https:///

In 2016 he founded the company SynergyCriptoAdviser in Colombia, which is a company that offers training and support in the training process for those interested in cryptocurrencies and blockchain. - Link: https:///

In 2018 he was appointed Regional Director of LATAM, for the foundation NEM.IO and was responsible for disseminating NEM block chain technology and its impact on areas such as industry, trade, educational institutions and the Government of the región, Latin American and Spain. https:///

At the end of 2018, he was elected to the Board of the Nem Foundation, https:/// 

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