May 11, 2018

Future Jobs and Technologies are the main focus of Porto Tech Hub 2018

Understanding the challenges and projecting an image of the impact in future jobs are the objectives of the 4th edition of the Porto Tech Hub conference, which this year focuses on the theme “Future Jobs and Technologies”.

The conference will also undergo structural changes. With two distinct stages, one dedicated to trending themes and the other focused mainly on the technical spectrum, the conference theme will be passionately debated by well-known pioneers on different technological fields.

Critical Manufacturing is one of the main sponsors of the event and part of the Porto Tech Hub Association, a not-for-profit association of tech companies that aims to promote and grow Porto as a global technological centre of excellence. The association aims “to raise the city’s visibility in the ICT sector, increasing networking in the area and creating partnerships with companies and entities related to the industry.”

We will also participate in the talk sessions. Samuel Rodtigues, Software Engineer at Critical Manufacturing, will talk about Industry 4.0 and Digital Assistants.

By: Samuel Rodrigues, Software Engineer, Critical Manufacturing
Date: Friday, May 18th, 2018
Time: 18:15
Location: Alfândega do Porto

Industry 4.0 offers an unprecedented opportunity for new technologies to invade the manufacturing landscape (Augmented Reality, IoT, Digital assistants). But there are many challenges regarding these technologies, mainly how they are applied into factories business and how they are used. This talk will focus on how digital assistants like Alexa or Siri, can help these factories to enter in Industry 4.0 and the challenges existing in the software companies to show the potential of these technologies and how to apply them to increase the factories productivity.

A wide range of national and international speakers, representing some of the most emblematic companies in the ICT market, are part of this initiative, which is expected to receive more than 600 participants. Some of the speakers that will liven up the sessions include:

  • John Fitzgerald (Head of School of Computing @ Newcastle University)
  • Torben Schwellnus & Hélder Martins (VP Engineering @ XING and VP Enginnering @ Kununu)
  • Antonio Alvarez (Amazon)
  • Francisco Caldas (Microsoft)

For more information and agenda, visit Porto Tech Hub.