Boosting Entrepreneurship through R&I

Get a good idea of what is FIWARE and the way you can use it in your business. If you have never heard about FIWARE, you will finally discover this revolutionary way of using the most advanced Internet technologies. If you already know about FIWARE you will get amazed by its new functionalities and improvements.

Learn about reducing costs. Learn about extending your market. Learn about collaborating with the stakeholders of the FIWARE ecosystem. The FIWARE business proposition is ready for you!

And if you want examples, this is your session. We will bring for you a good number of VIP startups that will show “live” their apps and will describe the impact of using FIWARE in their business.

Besides, FIWARE will be closer than ever to those that have ideas on how to use it and how to contribute to it. That is why we have set up an Open Source Community that will help the platform to evolve. And you can be part of it!

The FIWARE Foundation will be complementary to the Open Source Community and will work to make FIWARE one of the most successesful stories of European Technology. In this session we will tell you the “what”, “who” and “when” of all these challenging initiatives.

And if you are a startup or you are thinking about it you should not miss this session. Here you will learn about new opportunities!

Detailed Workshop Outline

16:30 – 16:40 Where is FIWARE after some years of great investment?
Introduction of the session
FIWARE in the market: positioning and offering in 2016 (Nuria de Lama, Atos) (presentation)

16:40 – 16:50 The power of the FIWARE Acceleration programme: stats, data and lessons learnt!
(Richard Stevens, IDC – Research Director) (presentation)

16:50 – 17:30 Panel I: Get to know some of the successful startups of the FIWARE Acceleration programme
Representatives of some of the most successful startups using FIWARE will present their products and will share with the audience the way FIWARE has contributed to their success:

Jaume Gelada (UBIKWA SYSTEMS) (presentation)
Wouter Vandenneucker (Cr3do) (presentation)
Pieter-Jan Vandendriessche (Tripodmaker) (presentation)
Piotr Pawalowski ( (presentation)
David E. Pajares de Santiago (AvioniCS) (presentation)
Carlos Callejero (Sensowave) (presentation)

17:30 – 18:00 Panel II: Strategic Panel on The future of FIWARE

FIWARE Open Source Community (Carlos Ralli, Telefonica) (presentation)
FIWARE Foundation (Lanfranco Marasso, Engineering) (presentation)
FIWARE for Smart Cities: The Open and Agile Smart Cities Alliance (Martin Brynskov, OASC chair) (presentation)
FIWARE Mundus (Jacques Magen, FI-LINKS) (presentation)

Session Speakers

Nuria de Lama
Nuria de LamaICT Program Manager
Nuria de Lama, ICT Program Manager, Atos Research & Innovation
Vice-Secretary General, Big Data Value Association

Nuria de Lama studied Telecommunications Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Madrid. She has been working for more than 17 years in Research & Development in different IT environments. After several years managing the department of International projects in a small company specialized in wireless and mobile technologies, she joined Atos in 2005, where she first led a Research Unit on Rural and Industrial development. In 2006 she was appointed Head of the Research unit on Semantics, Software and Service Engineering and since 2010 she is Representative of Atos Research and Innovation to the European Commission and ICT program Manager.
In that position she is responsible for the coordination of European research activities of Atos at EU level, contributing to the R&D strategy, partnerships and business development. This includes the participation of Atos in strategic initiatives such as Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) and European Technology Platforms (ETP), mainly in the Future Internet and Big Data domains. She is formal representative of Atos in the European Technology Platform on Software and Services (NESSI), the CELTIC Plus Eureka program focused on Telecommunications, member of the Open Innovation Strategy and Policy Group (OISPG) and Vice-Secretary General of the Big Data Value Association. She is an active member of the Future Internet community, being involved in FIWARE (, among others, as Collaboration Officer and member of the Future Internet Steering Board. As part of the activities of FIWARE in the domain of Smart Cities she has contributed to OASC with a special focus on the economy of data. She has worked as independent expert for the European Commission in many occasions as proposal evaluator, project reviewer and rapporteur, and as a long track record of participation as speaker in international conferences and events.

Richard Stevens
Richard StevensIDC - Research Director
IDC EMEA is the European and Mediterranean branch of IDC. The European Research to Market (R2M) unit is part of the European Government Consulting Unit in IDC Italia. I am Research Director in this unit where we carry out Socio-Economic analysis to assess the potential impact of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) investment.
Jaume Gelada
Jaume GeladaUBIKWA / CEO
Founder and CEO of Ubikwa Systems, a Spanish startup that has developed INSYLO, an innovative solution to remotely monitor the feed stocks of the livestock farms. He holds a bachelor degree in business administration, a Master’s degree in e-Business and started studies in computer science. He has worked more than 10 years as a software developer and has been in charge of the IT department of AD Parts Group, providing IT services to a network of more than 400 auto-parts outlets and 8.000 repair workshops. In 2003, he founded his first company, Advantur Technologies, developing business management software for maintenance, transport and logistic sectors. In 2006, co-founded Evolution Algorithms, developing artificial intelligence software for route planning and optimization systems. Currently, he is fully devoted to this new ambitious project, Ubikwa Systems, that aims to bring the Internet of Things to the livestock farms.
Wouter Vandenneucker
Wouter VandenneuckerCr3do - Co-founder
Together with my Co-founders we started Cr3do, an online platform that aims to bring 3D-printing to the vast group of SMEs that don’t have a team of engineers or 3D-printing knowledge.

Cr3do wants to enable SMEs to request and get a unique 3D printed solution for their day-to-day problems with the same ease as ordering a pair of sneakers online.

Pieter-Jan Vandendriessche
Pieter-Jan VandendriesscheBVBA Tripodmaker
Pieter-Jan received his Master in Engineering – Mechanical Engineering at the KULeuven. He started his career as a trainee in Rotterdam at a shipyard and worked as a Team Leader in Air Quality Department of Atlas Copco, heading an engineering team of 10 people. Now fully focusing on Tripodmaker since 2014, Pieter-Jan has a huge drive when it comes to development and technical innovation.
Piotr Pawalowski
Piotr PawalowskiCEO,
Piotr Pawalowski is the CEO of, the company behind Lucy – a smart solution allowing to find missing dogs. With over 15 years of experience in ICT, he transcends the research and business worlds. He has been engaged in a number of European research project, some of which he coordinated. Bitten by the entrepreneurial bug at Stanford University, he is now bringing results of research to the market. He has followed FI-PPP and FIWARE since the programme started and he participated in three FI-PPP projects. Piotr is also a member of the Board of the FIWARE Association, a bottom-up community of startups and SMEs using FIWARE.
David Eugenio Pajares de Santiago
David Eugenio Pajares de SantiagoAvionics Control Systems, B2B and Marketing
Since I was a child I have known the hard work thanks to the entrepreneurship spirit and business of my family.
From an early age I have been interested in business and how to maximize its development and benefits, which is why I studied two degrees in Business Management and Publicity & PR.
Since several years ago, I have been studying and working in several countries, and now I am part of Avionics Control Systems, as a Business Developer, company based in The Netherlands and focused in Technology Development and Drones, where i can develop my passion for technology and creativity.
We develop customized technological solutions for our clients, hardware and software, and autopilots and different technologies for drones, at the same time that we develop our own projects.

I am a very proactive, energetic and open character person. I am sure it would be a pleasure to talk with you. Feel free to contact me.

Carlos Ralli - Ucendo
Carlos Ralli - UcendoTELEFONICA - IoT Architect & IPv6 Expert
Carlos Ralli Ucendo holds a degree of Telecommunications Engineer from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM).

Carlos has a strong networking knowledge background and he has played the role of IP architecture, networks and services auditor at several Telefónica infrastructures in Latin America, including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Peru.

As a senior researcher, he has been the global and scientific coordinator of relevant EU initiatives, such as in LONG (IST-1999-20393) FP5 project, focussed on building a distributed IPv6 EU Laboratory, and prime contractor in Euro6IX (IST- 2001-32161) project, the largest FP5 EU IPv6 industry-led initiative.
He has also been assisting the European Commission as independent expert in FP6 and FP7 IST project reviews (2006-2012).

He has been Telefonica’s Head of Delegation to IETF (2009-2012) and he is one of the authors of the RFC-to-be 7837.

Carlos is a reputed IPv6 expert, starting as early as 1999 when he connected Telefónica I+D and the University of Madrid to the international IPv6 networks (6Bone) for the first time. He is well known for mentoring and coordinating Telefónica Group participation in the ISOC-organized “World IPv6 days” in 2011 and 2012, contributing as well in 2013 with Telefonica’s press release on its global leadership as of Peru massive v6 deployment.

Nowadays, he is responsible of the IoT architecture within FIWARE initiatives and IoT/IPv6 expert at Telefonica’s Smartcity global product.

Lanfranco Marasso
Lanfranco Marassosmart city program director at Engineering
Lanfranco Marasso is a P. Engineer; he took his Ph.D. on Process Engineering at Polytechnic of Milan. He is currently the Smart City Program Director at Engineering Ingegneria Informatica spa ( – Italy).
He has been involved in management roles (CEO, CIO) in private companies at national and international level (Boston, MA, USA). In 1999 he moved from private to public sector as CIO of Municipality of Parma (Italy), and then to Engineering. Since 2009 he is working in R&D Department looking at the technological transfer from Research to Innovation to the Market.
He has published several articles and books on process and project management, new technologies applications and innovation in public sector and smart city.
Martin Brynskov
Martin BrynskovOpen & Agile Smart Cities, Chair
Martin Brynskov is chair of the Open & Agile Smart Cities initiative (OASC), coordinator of the Danish Smart City Network and Research Director of AU Smart Cities at Aarhus University in Denmark. OASC is a rapidly growing global network of national networks of cities, currently 89 cities from 19 countries. Driven by the cities, OASC aims to create a global smart city market based on city needs, i.e. a competitive market (offering choice) based on interoperability/portability (avoiding vendor lock-in, but also “city lock-in”), supporting a local, open innovation ecosystem linked to the global market (prioritised procurement). OASC is in favour of bottom-up approaches: advocating and connecting cities, not dictating rules for cities regardless size and open data maturity. OASC is aiming for a smart city and IoT market where best practice is easily shared, driven by implementation that actually happens in cities, by companies deploying services and IoT infrastructure on an urban scale.
Jacques Magen
Jacques MagenInterInnov, Chairman
Jacques Magen is the founder and chairman of InterInnov, a company specialised in international innovation. He has more than 25 years of experience in international R&D and innovation all over Europe and beyond, most specifically in the field of IT and telecommunications. This includes more than 15 years in R&I collaborative programmes, both in industry and in national and regional funding public agencies. Jacques is also involved in R&I cooperation with Canada, USA and Korea. He is responsible for leading the FIWARE Mundus initiative at international level. In the past couple of years he has also become involved with entrepreneurship and start-ups.
Jacques Magen is a member of the Board of the 5G Infrastructure Association, a member of the Steering Board of the NetWorld2020 European Technology Platform, and a member of the Future Internet PPP Steering Board. He is also the Chairman of the Celtic-Plus EUREKA European R&D programme in telecommunications.