Jon Kepa Gerrikagoitia is Computer Science Engineer by the University of Deusto 1993, Master of Science on Software Engineering by the University of Deusto 1995, and Computer Science Ph.D. by the Mondragon University in 2006.
Currently, he is in charge of the ICT and Automation research group in IK4-IDEKO, the technology center of DANOBATGROUP specialist in manufacturing and industrial production. The research area is incorporating the latest advances in ICT, Digital Automation and Data Science into the manufacturing and industrial production within the framework known as Industry 4.0. The digitization of the industry from the point of view of the machine tool builder is the main goal of the research group.
His professional career of more than 20 years has been developed jointly in the academia and industry fields, tightly linked to Computer and Data Science, starting from IT, software architectures and web engineering to move towards Big Data Analytics and machine learning within the framework of Business Intelligence based in Internet, combining scientific and technology vision. He has participated actively in many research projects funded with public programmes (EC, national, regional).
Dr. Gerrikagoitia has contributed with numerous publications to scientific journals and has participated as keynote within diverse national and international events.