Lydia Montandon, Atos - Qepler Conferences & Summits

Lydia Montandon

Business Development Director,
Atos Research and Innovation,

Madrid, Spain

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WATIFY - Boosting Technological Transformation - European Commission

Lydia Montandon is working at Atos Spain as business development director for the Atos Research and Innovation (ARI) group. Her role is to look for opportunities to exploit and commercialize R&D projects’ outcomes.

She is also in charge of ARI’s Communication and Innovation Management Strategy. She has 18 years of experience in coordinating and participating in more than 40 R&D projects in the fields of Technology-enhanced Learning, eInclusion, eHealth and International Cooperation.

She holds a MBA in Sustainable Development and Diplomacy from the EUCLID University, and a MSc in Learning and Teaching Technologies from the University of Geneva, Switzerland. She is currently the coordinator of the CrowdHEALTH research and innovation project (Collective Wisdom Driving Public Health Policies), develops the marketing strategy of the social media analytics service and is a member of the EIT-Health Knowledge Innovation Centre Supervisory Board.

Related Sessions:

Workplace Transformation
Summit 2018

  • 21-Jun-2018
  • Berlin, DE
  • Management
Day 1: Thursday 21, June 2018
CASE STUDY: WATIFY: Awareness raising campaign for the modernization of Europe’s industry.

The WATIFY campaign is an initiative, funded by the EC, to support the implementation of actions on digital entrepreneurship, and digital transformation of industry and enterprises, in particular SMEs, as well as the implementation of the European strategy to boost the industrial deployment of Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) in Europe. The campaign is aimed at boosting technological transformation through digitization and the uptake of advanced technologies. It specifically targets SMEs, notably in manufacturing, healthcare, finance and creative industries as well as mechanical engineering, construction, tourism, retail and agro-food, which can drive economic and/or social value by creating and using novel digital and advanced technologies.

Through the presentation:

  • SMEs should become better aware of the potential of digital transformation and gain confidence in the application and added value of digital technologies, business processes and new business models.
  • Regional policy makers should be stimulated to work together with their business and with other regions to launch and implement joint projects on technological transformation and the uptake of digital and advanced technologies, notably KETs, including in the framework of the Smart Specialization Platform for Industrial Modernization.
  • Additionally, the campaign is identifying and documenting a pool of business success stories highlighting the challenges and benefits that individual companies and their industry have faced in their technological transformation process. This includes local examples of good business cases focusing on smaller, dynamic and innovative enterprises, including start-ups and potential entrepreneurs, from established manufacturing and services industries as well as from new emerging industries.
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