Óscar Lázaro is Managing Director of Innovalia Association, the Associated Research Lab founded by the Innovalia Alliance, one of the 3 strategic technology groups in the Basque Country. Innovalia develops technology in the fields of E2E cybersecurity (chip to the cloud), quality assurance for high-performance IoT/CPS systems, mobile 3D visualisation and big data analytics. Innovalia develops manufacturing quality control instrumentation, quality control software platforms for industry 4.0 and integrated solutions for zero defect manufacturing in automotive, aeronautics, railways and renewable energy markets.
Óscar Lázaro has more than 20 years of experience in the ICT and manufacturing field. He is also Visiting Professor at the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department of the University of Strathclyde in the area of wireless & mobile communications. He is permanent representative of Innovalia in EFFRA and he has also served to the Future Internet Advisory Board and the Sherpa Group on 5G Action Plan.
Dr Óscar Lázaro has been one of the 3 experts in the high-level group supporting the EC in the analysis of the 15 national initiatives in Digitising European Industry (DEI), he is supporting the activities of the I4MS (ICT Innovation for Manufacturing SMEs) Programme since its very beginning and leads the I4MS Competence Centre for Advanced Quality Control Services in Zero Defect Manufacturing at the Automotive Intelligence Centre DIH in the Basque Country. He is also part of the Industry 4.0 Domain Committee of the FIWARE Foundation and a regular contributor to the activities of the Industria Conectada 4.0 DIH and Platform working groups. Since January 2018 he is coordinating the European lighthouse initiative BOOST 4.0 on Big Data Platforms for Industry 4.0.