Emilio Cabañas, Managing Director of Business at Acuntia: “It’s a time to get together and a chance to share experiences with colleagues in the field.”

Every year, Basque Country Telecommunications Night brings together colleagues, professors, and friends of the industry, to share their experiences, and on 12 June, the 7th edition of the event was held at Bilbao’s Palacio Euskalduna. Basque Country Telecommunications Night is a requisite for all telecom engineers and place where institutions, companies and students of the sector gather to exchange ideas. As Emilio Cabañas, Managing Director of Business at Acuntia, explains, “It’s a time to get together and a chance to share experiences with colleagues in the field.”


The ACUNTIA Award for Basque Country ICT Company was presented to Grupo INIT for its track record in the sector and its success in the Basque Country and beyond. According to Emilio Cabañas, “It’s a benchmark in ICT applied to healthcare in the Basque Country and a driver of innovative projects, which is why it deserves the award. Grupo INIT’s mission is to connect the challenges of society with entrepreneurial people and teams eager to find ideas and solutions to these challenges, as well as the tangible and intangible resources necessary to carry them out.”


Previously a workshop on security was held, “from a human point of view, with a different approach,” Emilio Carreras explains. Pedro García Aguado and Enrique Serrano Aparicio from the STOP HATERS association discussed network security; Laura Vozmediado, professor of Psychology and Tomás Del Hierro, security councilman for the city of Bilbao discussed safety in cities; Javier Diéguez, director of the Basque Cybersecurity Center, explained the centre’s goals and highlighted the Basque companies working in cybersecurity; on the final panel, Sermicro, Nextel and Fortinet discussed their success stories.


In the photo below, from left to right:
Top: Garikoitz Barrutia (Acuntia Pre-sales, northern region), Gonzalo Jiménez (Sales Director, Acuntia, northern region), Álvaro Ubierna (Dean of the school), Laurent Clech (General Manager of VINCI Energies), Emilio Cabañas (General Manager of Business, Acuntia).
Bottom: Miguel Santacoloma (Acuntia Sales Rep, northern region), Jesús Ugarte (member of the school board), Juan Manuel López (member of the school board) and Gabriel Oraa (General Secretary of VINCI Energies).

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