The president and CEO of Alastria, Miguel Ángel Domínguez and Juan Jiménez, received yesterday, from the hands of the president of the Community of Madrid (CAM), Isabel Díaz Ayuso, the Digitalisation 2022 Award in recognition of the work carried out by business associations in this field.
Alastria is the National Association of “Blockchain” born in 2017 -non-profit. It has 559 members, including banks, telecommunications providers, energy companies, universities, smart city organisations and developers, of which 11% are large companies, 42% institutions and 47% small and medium-sized enterprises.
One of its priority objectives is to ensure that its members – especially SMEs – obtain projects from line 11 of the European Union’s Next Generation funds, aimed at the digitisation of our country.
“For us this recognition is a public accolade, from the hand of President Díaz Ayuso, which encourages us to continue working harder and with more dedication in the direction we have taken,” said Miguel Ángel Domínguez, CEO of Add4u.
Last May, Dominguez, on behalf of Alastria, signed an agreement with Carlos Izquierdo, Minister of Local Administration and Digitalisation of the CAM, to create a cluster, a public-private entity in the municipality of Tres Cantos, in the north of the Community of Madrid, with the aim of turning this region into the digital nerve centre of southern Europe. Creating a thriving digital technology industry based on the “Blockchain”.
Following the idea of Isabel Díaz Ayuso who, during her speech, stated that “we are living the greatest revolution in the history of humanity. The life of our parents will have nothing to do with the life of our children. That is why these awards are so important, because they point the way forward with success stories, good practices and innovation initiatives”.
These First Digitalisation Awards, which were presented yesterday by the President at the headquarters of the Community of Madrid, were divided into seven categories.
In the first, the City Council of Las Rozas de Madrid was honoured for the best digitalisation project in the field of public administrations for the Las Rozas Smart City initiative.
IdEst Advisory was chosen in the “startup” category for its work “Telecommunications infrastructure needs in rural energy communities”. And the Carnicería Hermanos Menéndez butcher’s for its MtMeat application.
Similarly, in the SME category, the winners were Harpia Software and Serveo Servicios for KUIKO; and in the best contribution to digitisation in industry, Repsol for Industry of the future.
In the social area, recognition was given to the work of the ONCE Foundation for developing the first robot for the effective assistance of people with disabilities in different environments; to the Food Bank for the implementation of the census of beneficiaries and the management of food distribution; and to the Orange Foundation for its Digital Center.
Finally, Telefónica de España’s La Cabina project was awarded in the category of large companies, for creating a space that shows visitors, in a totally immersive way, the new and most innovative uses of ICTs.