Dr Oscar Lazaro is Managing Director of Innovalia Association, the Associated Research Lab founded by the Innovalia Alliance, one of the 3 strategic technology groups in the Basque Country. Innovalia, with more than 25 years of experience in technology-based product and service innovation with SMEs, develops ICT-based solutions in the areas of information security, software quality, M2M and mobile multimedia information services. Innovalia products and services address major telecom operators, broadcasters, transport infrastructure operators and manufacturing industries.
Dr Oscar Lazaro has more than 15 years of experience in the ICT field and is leading research and product development activities of Innovalia for Smart Cities and Factories of the Future domains. Oscar Lazaro is also Visiting Professor at the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department of the University of Strathclyde in the area of wireless & mobile communications. He is since 2013 chairman of the Digital Business Innovation (DBI) Cluster and a permanent representative of Innovalia in EFFRA and Future Internet Steering Board. Innovalia is a key partner in the FITMAN (Future Internet Technologies for Manufacturing Industries) project actively researching on real-time information management systems, mobile visual data analytics and trustful collaboration technologies in the domain of the factories of the future (smart, digital and virtual factories). Innovalia is also leading the I4MS-Gate (ICT Innovation for Manufacturing SMEs) a 77 M€ initiative designed to help high-tech small and medium size enterprises (SMEs) exploit the potential of ICTs to help grow their businesses.