• The debate on the impact of 5G technology and the Internet of Things will take place on the second day of the seminar, 30 November at 11.30 a.m. at ParcBit
  • The CEO of Dingus and Hitt Group will moderate the roundtable in his capacity as president of Turistec, an ICT/Tourism cluster that this year is participating in the event as a major contributor.

The Department of Innovation and Research of the Government of the Balearic Islands and Fundació Bit will hold a new edition of the Innovation & Tourism International Seminar, INTO, on the 29th and 30th of November, which on this occasion will deal with the concept of Internet of Things (IoT) and its opportunities for the tourism industry.

The thirteenth INTO (the initiative started in 2004) wants to analyze one of the technologies that “over the next few years -say the organizers- will mark a clear competitive advantage for those companies that manage to integrate it into their strategy to improve the experience of travelers”. In this sense, IoT offers infinite possibilities to interact with customers and get to know them better. In addition “it allows to simplify operations, to improve predictions and to optimize resources”.

During two days, the seminar will analyze how the introduction of sensors connected to the Internet in buildings, vehicles, household appliances, etc., will mean a great transformation, generating opportunities in industries such as tourism. The experts will also address the main challenges involved.

One of the sectors that has more to contribute in the subject is the telecommunications, so the second day has planned a round table to discuss the binomial ‘5G&IoT’. The president of Turistec, CEO of Hitt Group and of the provider of technology for the distribution and marketing of tourism Dingus, Jaume Monserrat, will moderate a debate (11.30 a.m.) in which, according to the names already confirmed by the organisers, Dr. Arturo Azcorra, director of IMDEA Networks Institute and Telecommunications researcher (UC3M) and Manuel Lorenzo, head of Technology and Innovation at Ericsson Spain, will take part.

During the seminar, representatives of the Public Administrations, the business world, researchers, teachers, students and professionals from different areas will interact at the ParcBit facilities in Palma de Mallorca to promote the transfer of knowledge and drive innovation throughout the value chain of the tourism industry. The final objective: to improve the competitiveness of the Balearic Islands. Information and registration for INTO 2018 is available at https://www.visitinnovation.com/2018/en/home-one-eng/