Talent Arena

Talent Arena

26/FEB/2024 - 29/FEB/2024
Fira Barcelona | Gran Via
08:30 - 19:00 h.
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Talent Arena – MWC Barcelona 

Talent Arena is here, the Mobile World Capital Barcelona event at MWC Barcelona 2024 that revolves around talent and digital skills, offering a platform for both competition and collaboration. It is not only a networking event for the professional technology sector, but also a space to address the gap between skilled professionals and today’s digital landscape.

The event features a variety of activities designed to connect talent with industry leaders in an environment of collaboration and continuous professional growth. In addition, influential technology fields such as machine learning, software engineering, data science, cybersecurity, microchips, AI and telecommunications will be highlighted by experts and ICT professionals from TOP technology companies.

Talent Arena stands out as the hub of digital talent within MWC24, with a 48-hour Hackathon, presentations from 30+ keynote speakers, 18 technology exhibition stands and 13 workshops with hands-on learning application.

10:00 h.

Le Wagon

Beat the House: Dominar el Blackjack con reconocimiento de imágenes y aprendizaje por refuerzo

Artificial intelligence is revolutionising the technological sector and will have a spectacular impact on many aspects of our lives: business, health, education, etc. Join us in this workshop, where we will provide a dynamic and entertaining introduction to two of the most powerful use cases of artificial intelligence: image recognition and reinforcement learning.

12:00 h.

IT Academy

Prepare and pass interviews with AI: workshop to stand out in a selection process

In this workshop, we will explain and place you in a real case of success in a selection interview in a technology company. You will learn how AI can help you prepare for and pass technical interviews, as well as solve coding problems in face-to-face technical tests. Approach LLM technology in a different way!

14:00 h.

Nuclio Digital School

Artificial Intelligence: Risks, Control Measures and Regulation

This 90-minute workshop will explore the emerging challenges associated with the rapid advances in artificial intelligence. We will address the key applications of AI, the fundamental pillars underpinning it and, most importantly, present a comprehensive framework for controlling risks associated with the implementation of this technology. In addition, we will take a close look at the “AI Act”, the first European-led global effort to regulate artificial intelligence.

16:00 h.

Get Professional with Arduino on the Edge: from smart sensors to cloud-connected industrial computers

Explore the capabilities of Arduino Pro – from traditionally-coded boards to embedded machine learning systems in industrial settings. Dive into communication and connection to the cloud, experiment with boards and guided testing, and create your own mini-projects to apply what you’ve learned.

• David Cuartielles – Co-founder Arduino
• Miguel Guillot- Senior Iberia Business Development Specialist, AWS for Data

09:30 h.

Hackathon

The goal of the Open Gateway Hackathon is to foster innovation and collaboration in the telecommunications field by encouraging participants to explore and leverage the potential of Open Gateway APIs. The competition seeks:

•  Use Case Generation: promote the creation and development of innovative and practical use cases using the APIs.
•  Collaboration and Learning: Encourage collaboration between developers, business specialists and other professionals.
•  Promotion of Innovative Solutions: Identify solutions that can contribute to the advancement of the telecommunications industry and improve the quality of life of users.
•  Knowledge Dissemination: To facilitate the dissemination of information and knowledge about Open Gateway, its capabilities and potential.

The competition focuses on the creation of a use case per team using the APIs available in the Open Gateway platform. To facilitate this process, the organization will form teams that will ideally be composed of four different profiles: front-end, back-end, full-stack and business.

Program:

9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.: Breakfast and registration
10 a.m. to 11 a.m.: Challenge briefing and choosing teams
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Development phase (mentors will be available if needed)
2p.m. to 3 p.m.: Lunch (included in the Hackathon)
3 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.: Development phase (mentors will be available if needed)
6.30 p.m.: Close of the first day

09:45 h.

ESIC

Brand Engagement 4.0: The new era of fan-brand connection

Discover how to build deeper, more authentic and lasting relationships with your highest value audience. We will explore how new technologies such as artificial intelligence and blockchain are redefining the role of brand websites, apps and social media in building more engaged and connected fan communities than ever before.

11:30 h.

Software 2.0 in 2024: Tools, models, and frameworks based on AI

Use AI to create intelligent solutions and integrate them into your apps and systems. By looking at concrete use cases, you can develop the necessary skills to customize and take full advantage of AI in your projects.

• Miguel Ángel Román - Co-Founder of Instituto de inteligencia artificial
• Allianz
• Bea Domench, Delivery Manager Lufthansa Group Digital Hangar BCN, Lufthansa
• Gonzalo Goñi, Solutions Engineering Director Iberia, Salesforce
• Laura Gil, Digital Transformation Director, Damm
• CaixaBank

 

14:15 h.

Ironhack

Learn how to research users like a real UX/UI designer

In this workshop given by Ironhack, we will guide you through an introduction to research within the UX/UI world, highlighting the importance of understanding users and their needs. We will discover the different phases of design thinking and we will delve into the “empathise” stage.

16:00 h.

Software trade-offs: From a single device to multiple data centre services

Take on design challenges in large-scale systems – from single entity to multiple services in data centres. Learn to troubleshoot and find innovative solutions, fostering a collaborative environment where participants can exchange ideas and work as a team.

• Carlos Villavieja – Staff Software Engineer en Google
• Stefana Fratean - Software Engineer at Ocado Technology
• Anyul Rivas - Principal Software Engineer, Ingram Micro
• Jose Luis Sancez Ros - Head of Data Solutions Architecture, Zurich
• Miguel Matarín – Associated Partner, IMB

09:30 h.

Hackathon

The goal of the Open Gateway Hackathon is to foster innovation and collaboration in the telecommunications field by encouraging participants to explore and leverage the potential of Open Gateway APIs. The competition seeks:

•  Use Case Generation: promote the creation and development of innovative and practical use cases using the APIs.
•  Collaboration and Learning: Encourage collaboration between developers, business specialists and other professionals.
•  Promotion of Innovative Solutions: Identify solutions that can contribute to the advancement of the telecommunications industry and improve the quality of life of users.
•  Knowledge Dissemination: To facilitate the dissemination of information and knowledge about Open Gateway, its capabilities and potential.

The competition focuses on the creation of a use case per team using the APIs available in the Open Gateway platform. To facilitate this process, the organization will form teams that will ideally be composed of four different profiles: front-end, back-end, full-stack and business.

Program:

9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.: Breakfast
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Development phase (mentors will be available if needed)
2 p.m. to 3 p.m.: Lunch (included in the Hackathon)
3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.: Presentation of the projects and selection of the winning team

09:45 h.

The GenAI revolution: how LLMs are changing development practices, products, and machine learning approaches

Explore how advanced generative language models have impacted product development, machine learning, and developer best practices. Discover how these technologies radically transform the way artificial intelligence challenges are addressed and how to leverage these innovations in your own projects and companies.

• Xavier Amastrain – VP of Engineering at LinkedIn
• Maria Carolina Gonzalez Lujan - ML Engineer – DT&IT – Enabling Functions, Bayer
• Luca Dell Orietta – Head of Innovation, Nestlé
• Alberto Pla Planas - Director of Computer Science, Sanofi
• Gaston Besanson - VP Data Sciences, Pepsico

12:30 h.

Simplify complex development ecosystems: unleash unconditional productivity with Ruby on Rails

Explore how Ruby on Rails simplifies development in complex environments. Discover its philosophy of productivity through a live demonstration of how to develop a web application and its iOS version at the same time. Learn how to simplify your projects and increase productivity without restrictions!

• Xavier Noria – Ruby on Rails Core Member
• Carlos Valle - Release Train Engineer, Wolters Kluwer
• Sergio Gonzalez, Software Engineering Director, HP
• CaixaBank
• SEAT CODE

15:15 h.

EAE Business School

Digitalise your company: your web project from 0 to 100 in 90 minutes

In just 90 minutes, we will develop your website so you can customise it to your needs, upload your content and start offering your services online. Through different tools and plugins, you will have your own project ready and you will discover how to optimise your websites for fast loading and a 10/10 user experience.

17:00 h.

Cloud Coachers

IA + CRM =Salesforce Einstein Platform

This session will present the latest developments in generative artificial intelligence incorporated by the Salesforce platform in order to optimise the relationship between companies and their customers. It will be a practical session to understand what the Einstein Platform and Einstein GPT are, what their common usage scenarios are, and what impact they can have on improving the business metrics of an organisation.

10:00 h.

Real time data engineer at scale

Develop strategies and tools to manage and process real-time data on a large scale. Learn how to design data engineering architectures that enable the capture, processing and analysis of large amounts of information in real time, addressing critical challenges in the ever-evolving information age.

• Javi Santana – Co-founder of Tinybird.com
• Schneider
• Teleperformance
• Montse Llos - AI & Analytics Technical Manager, NTT Data
• David Porta Alonso - Data Officer and SW Factory Director, Agbar

David Cuartielles
David Cuartielles

Co-founder, Arduino 

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Javi Santana
Javi Santana

Co-founder, Tinybird.com

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Xavier Amastrain
Xavier Amastrain

VP of Engineering, LinkedIn

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Alex Wong
Alex Wong

Giga Co-Lead, ITU

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