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CTIC employs approximately 75 people with different profiles and training:
Brief curriculum of the Management Committee’s members, Unit Managers and Experts:
He is Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Oviedo. In the 90s he worked on the design and management of European projects related to the information society and regional development. His professional career has been linked to the development of the Internet and the Information and Communication Technologies for over 20 years.
He was director of a Training Centre in New Technologies (Aviles, Asturias-Spain), where he led numerous projects in the field of the Information Society. He was responsible for strategic plans for the development of the Information Society. He was responsible of the Information Society department at FICYT (Foundation for Innovation, Science and Technology of Asturias-Spain). He was expert Advisor for the innovation and technological development programs. He was Manager of the project that promoted the creation of the W3C Office in Spain (currently located at CTIC’s premises). He was a member of the W3C Advisory Committee.
He is member of the Impartiality Committee of AENOR; Secretary of the International Foundation GKPF (Global Knowledge Partnership Foundation); Member of the Expert Group of Technology Based Firms of Asturias; Member of the Asturian Science, Technology and Innovation Council; Author of several articles and papers on human resources, territorial and technological development; Co-author of books such as “i-Economy”, “ICT Economy, innovation and competitiveness”. He designed the strategy and the establishment of the Technology Centre, where he is currently General Director (CTIC).
Master on Electronic Commerce, Polytechnic University of Catalonia and Ph.D. degree in Psychology, Oviedo University. He is currently director of CTIC Foundation - Information Society.
He has over 18 years experience in the management and execution of national and international projects related to the development and implementation of Information Society policies in the e-inclusion, social innovation and business digital maturity fields.
Manager and promoter of projects focused on the transfer of strategies, methodologies and contents for the establishment of Information Society policies in all areas (citizens, SMEs, e-administration, etc…), as well as education and training for employment projects.
Co-author together with Javier Garcia and Pablo Priesca of the book “i-Economy” (2011), publication in which it is highlighted the potential of information and communication technologies as a driving force for e-inclusion and social innovation in the territories. Coordinator of the book "Spanish telecentre networks. A story to tell. Co-author of the book "The employment network in Spain."
He was responsible for the organization of the Cooperation for Development and ICT Congress (Coop 2.0) in its three editions: 2008, 2009 and 2012; and for International Congress Children in ICT in 2009, 2010 and 2012.
He has worked actively in the development and monitoring of the e-Asturias strategy of the Government of the Principality of Asturias, conducting public policy analysis to promote public participation and e-inclusion.
He is particularly interested in identifying communication, social improvement and innovation processes in organizations, and thus he has received training in creativity and innovation, being certified in the methodology Lego© Serious Play™
Marta Tamargo manages the Administrative/Financial and Human Resources Area at CTIC Foundation since 2004. She has a degree in Economics, specialty in Accounting and Audits by the University of Oviedo, where she has also completed a Masters in Business Administration and Management. She is also the secretary of the Board and Executive Committee of CTIC Foundation since 2005.
She was previously managing/financial director at Oviedo Chamber of Commerce and auditor at the Asturian firm Velasco y Pedregal Auditors.
She has over 14 years experience working in private non-profit entities and she has been involved in the definition and implementation of numerous national and international projects in various fields.
HND in Marketing at Bristol Polytechnic, in European Integration from the London School of Economics and European Affairs at the University of Aberystwyth.
In 1974 he joined the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Navigation of Oviedo as Head of International Relations and European Projects, taking responsibility until the end of 2003 of relations with the European Union, seeking financing for the design, development and management of projects funded by the European Union and other bodies, participating in over 50 projects in Europe,Russia, Palestine and China. He has also been Advisor to the European Chamber Network (Eurochambres), the Superior Council of Chambers of Commerce in Spain, the Administrative Unit of the European Social Fund and the Eurexcter Network.
At the end of 2003 to 2007, he joined the Asturian Federation of Municipalities and the Asturian Network for Rural Development, as Director of the Department for International Relations with the European Union and acting as the Head of International Municipal Relations and participating in the creation of cooperation networks and partnerships, promoting the creation and development of strategies and projects between municipalities of Asturias and other regions and countries. He was responsible for the Office of the European Union "Europe Direct" . He has also participated in the Program Leader and Proder, promoting entrepreneurship initiatives and development.
In 2007 he joined CTIC as Manager for Institutional and International Relations, and later also as Head of the Development Cooperation Program.
Chus Garcia has over 10 years of experience in analysis and development projects. He is the W3C standards Area coordinator and the W3C Spanish office coordinator.
In 1997 he joined the Fondo Formación, where he worked as head of the web development area. In 2003 he joined the FICYT (Foundation for Research into Applied science and Technology) in charge of the Web Technology area. He designed and developed the first version of TAW and has coordinated the team project since 2000.
Eduardo Álvarez received the Ph.D. degree from the University of Oviedo, Spain, in 2010 and the Master in Business Administration degree from the Instituto Empresa, Madrid Spain, in 2005.
He is currently responsible of the Emerging Technologies unit and R&D&I Management of R&D&I Department of CTIC Technological Centre. For the last ten years, he has been conducting research projects in the area of information technologies applied to industry at national and European levels.
He is also associate professor in the Oviedo University and Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED). His research interest is focused in the area of the development of embedded systems applied to internet of things, advanced control for industry applications and smart energy-grids. In these topics he has several published scientific papers.
Computing Engineer by University of Oviedo (1999), and Master on Internet Applications Development (2002), with more than 15 years of professional experience in the field of Information and Communication Technologies, linked to business and institutions. In addition to technical skills, she has complementary skills in areas linked to business management: innovation, economic management, human resources, quality systems, environment, equal opportunities (gender), communication and marketing, etc.
In 2000, she joins Oviedo’s Official Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Navigation, as Head of the Computing Department, leading development of working methodologies and management tools for business advice-and-promotion in several fields (ITC, entrepreneurship, international trade), and also participates in the New Technologies Commission within the Spanish High Council of Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Navigation, and in several European Projects development, focused in business support.
In 2004 she joins CTIC Technology Center, as Manager for the Digital Maturity And Strategic Consultancy Unit, working on promotion and support of digital maturity and pre-innovation skills and process on SMEs and business agents, leading at present time a 10-professional team. In her field of professional activity within CTIC, she has coordinated the design and implementation of multiple technological business-accompanying programs, such as the Asturian SAT Center Network, the ICT Innovation Plan for Self-Employed and the Program for Approaching Social Economy Companies to ICT; she has collaborated on the development of e-Asturias 2012 Strategy; she has managed transference processes and strategy consultancy processes addressed to other geographical contexts (Central America, Angola, Romania, ….); and she has participated in several articles and publications for technology divulgation purposes.
Bachelor's degree in Spanish Philology at the University of Oviedo, Luis Polo Paredes joined the R&D+i Area at CTIC Foundation in March 2005. Currently, he coordinates the activity of the Semantic Technologies Unit within the R&D+i Area at CTIC Foundation.
He works in the international group of Rule Interchange Formal of the W3C and in the Web Evolution group of the INES platform. He has also published several scientific papers in books, journals and conferences related to semantic technology. He is one of the authors of the SIOC technology specification.
Luis Polo is currently undertaking a PhD at the University of Oviedo in the Faculty of Philosophy and has published several articles on general linguistics in related magazines.
Víctor Peláez has been a researcher in the R&D department at Fundación CTIC since 2005. Prior to that, he was involved research projects at the University of Oviedo (Spain) for three years. His current research interests include: architectures and middleware for device integration in smart environments, ambient assisted living environments and context information management. He has published scientific papers in the areas of ambient intelligence, smart homes and user interfaces. As part of his research activities, he is also a member of working groups promoted by Spanish and international associations such as W3C. He holds a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Oviedo (Spain) and is currently pursuing his Ph.D. at the same university.
Adela Blanco is Responsible for the Economic and Financial Area at CTIC Foundation since 2008. She has a degree in Business Economics, specialized in Companies, (Administration and Management) from the University of Oviedo and previously worked for 15 years as auditor at the Asturian firm Ferreiro, Quidiello y Cia. S.L. Associated Auditors-CJC.
She has experience in auditing and internal control in companies and private non-profit organizations. She has participated as an external auditor in numerous projects in the framework of national and international grant calls.
In addition to technical training, she has additional training in various areas of business management: strategic planning, innovation, costs, taxes, etc..
She is Auditor of Accounts registered in the ROAC and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Spain.
Pablo Suarez Perez is responsible for the Digital Society Area at CTIC Foundation since 2007. During this time he has been involved in the development and monitoring of e-Inclusion and Development Cooperation projects. He has worked at CTIC since its creation in 2004, being part of the Business Area as Coordinator of the SAT Network (Advanced Technology Service Centres) participating in the implementation, opening and operation of the 9 centres. He has also participated in the development, monitoring and implementation of projects aiming at the incorporation of ICT into SME’s business processes.
Martín Álvarez Espinar, W3C Spain Office Manager, holds a BEng in Computer Science. He joined CTIC in 2005 as part of the W3C Spain Office's Technical Staff. He has professional experience in development of standard-based Web applications, especially in the Web Semantic field. He shares his work at W3C with CTIC, providing consultancy services on eGovernment, being focused on Government Linked Data initiatives. He has been involved in more than a dozen of Open Data projects in Spain. In 2010, he was appointed as one of the 25 most influential persons in Spain by 'El Mundo'.
Martin was co-editor and advisor for a Technical Interoperability Standard on PSI reuse, released by the Spanish Government. Also, he takes part in standardization W3C and European Commission's ISA (Interoperability Solutions for the European Public Administrations) working groups, which develop technologies and mechanisms to enable interoperability among public sector bodies.
Before joining W3C and CTIC, Martin worked for the Innovation Department at University of Oviedo, taking part in educative projects. He also participate actively in a variety of open source projects, gave dozens of talks as keynote speaker in conferences and training courses.