Innovation is one of the main tools for a company to guarantee its sustainability, efficiency and competitiveness. In our case, our continued commitment to innovation has made us the most innovative Spanish utility, and the third most innovative in Europe, according to the European Commission's classification.
With a customer base of around 30 million people, Amazon has become a benchmark in terms of innovation and customer loyalty. What is its secret? One of the people behind it is Amazon Business UX Manager, Chuck Ames, who gives us an insight into the reasons behind the company's success, he also shares with us his passion for design and his dedication to the customer.
The IoT or Internet of Things is going to characterise our future. And Alicia Asín, CEO of Libelium, has much to say on the subject, because her company offers devices, such as the Waspmote Plug & Sense, that resolve problems of interoperability and maximise the possibilities offered by this technology in, for example, the development of smart cities.
Technological advances are occurring at a dizzying speed and 2020 is expected to be the year of the so-called great technological leap. Industry is fast preparing itself to embark on a new era in which robots, the Internet of Things (IoT) and other trends in innovation will dominate our lives.
Wind turbines, engines and cranes are now able to understand each other and converse in natural language with engineers. It is not science fiction, they are digital twins, a disruptive technology that will be vital in the rise and progression of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
What makes a country a benchmark for innovation (R&D)? Bloomberg created its Innovation Index in order to establish a ranking of the world's most innovative countries. The index takes account of such indicators as patent registration, investment in education and productivity. Find out which ten countries head up this ranking.
Sustainable architecture promotes efficient energy use in buildings in order to prevent unnecessary energy costs, to take advantage of local resources for system operations, and to ensure that there are no negative environmental impacts.