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“Covid19 is a catalyst and accelerator of digital transformation processes in companies,” said Juan Martínez, CEO of Eurogestion

June 11, 2020

New times force them Use of disruptive technologies to keep the supply chain safe and operational in all its areas.

It’s no secret to anyone that heThe post-coronavirus era poses a greater challenge for industry to stay afloat and use a decentralized tracking system On the extensive land and sea transportation routes, they will undoubtedly be a great ally for the delivery of your products.

In this sense, Eurogestion from Spain is committed to production Solutions for the digital transformation in the transport and logistics sector using the blockchain.

“Covid19 is a catalyst and accelerator of digital transformation processes in companies,” said Juan Martínez, CEO of Eurogestion“Covid19 is a catalyst and accelerator of digital transformation processes in companies,” said Juan Martínez, CEO of Eurogestion

To learn more about the company based in Spain, we spoke exclusively to its CEO and founder Juan Manuel Martínez Cointelegraph Spanish about what the company is developing and wants to deliver for years to come.

Daniel Jimenez (DJ): Hi Juan Manuel, it is my pleasure to greet you. Please tell us how to enter the blockchain ecosystem and how to get to Eurogestion

Juan Martínez (JM):Eurogestion is a consulting company that offers strategic, business, operational and digital transformation consulting services for transport and logistics with a strong know-how in the rail and port sector.

In 2017 we started to apply a new way of presenting digital transformation processes to our customers by integrating agile methods, disruptive emerging technologies like blockchain, IoT, RPA, IA and strengthening our structure through new integrations, starting with the Chief Technology Officer and digital transformation, José Antonio Conde, a person with a lot of experience and energy.

(DJ): Tell the community what Eurogestion is, where it was born and what its foray into the blockchain sphere looks like.

(JM): In 2002 I founded Eurogestion with a technical team that brought us a lot of experience in the railway sector and we started to work in the ICT sector for this sector. During these years we have developed further and integrated value-added services into management consulting projects. We started planning blockchain projects almost three years ago. We quickly realized that this technology can be the most disruptive thing that has been known in the world of transportation and logistics for many years.

(DJ): What is the vision of Eurogestion in the blockchain sphere and how do you intend to achieve this?

(JM): We have an agnostic vision of technology. The most important thing is to use blockchain as it is an absolutely disruptive technological concept. A priori, it doesn’t matter whether we use Hyperledger, Quorum, BESU, etc. This must be transparent to the user, as is the case when we use a mobile phone when our call is routed through a 3G, 4G, 5G network. The same thing happens with the manufacturer, the user is only interested in being able to make calls. In a short time there will be complete interoperability between blockchain systems, such as is available in IP networks (Internet).

We believe there is a lot of publicity and evangelization to be done in this sector, ignoring and influencing terminology and technological depths that can be applied to practical cases.

(DJ): Tell us which solutions Eurogestion presents for the blockchain ecosystem

(JM): We focus heavily on transport solutions with systems that have already been developed for the railway and port sectors. We are now also developing for ground transportation on the road, in logistics and in the multimodal supply chain. We also proposed an air initiative.

(DJ): What is the most important use case that Eurogestion has achieved so far?

(JM): We have already produced a very novel solution for the management of railway safety processes for several customers (and some other tests), which we developed with the help of CDTI and European funds.

(DJ): What is your consignment tracking system made of and how does Eurogestion suggest playing a key role with industry leaders like Maersk and IBM to name the most outstanding?

(JM): Tradelens automates the monitoring of international container transport by sea from port to port. It does not (at the moment) interfere with the terrestrial part with other modes of transport or with other types of non-containerized goods (e.g. liquid bulk goods such as oil and derivatives, solids such as minerals or grains, etc.). We work on the entire chain for every type of freight. With a parable from the telecommunications world, we could say that Tradelens would be like a large international airline and a national operator. Complementary and necessarily employees.

(DJ): What is the Eurogestion Railway Blockchain made of and what satisfied customers do you have as an example of its success?

(JM): This system enables information on railway safety processes (in accordance with European regulations) to be transmitted between railway undertakings and national regulators and the European Commission. It saves time, gives reliability and trust, improves the safety of the rail system. The system not only applies to Europe, but can also be used for all railways in the world. We market it in cloud and SaaS mode or better in this case in BaaS (Blockchain as a Service) under the name SaRa (Safety Railways).

(DJ): How do you see the blockchain sphere after COVID19 and especially in Spain?

(JM): “Necessarily virtue”. COVID19 is a catalyst and accelerator of digital transformation processes in companies. In this context, the introduction of blockchain is also promoted, since the essential characteristics of security, reliability, automation and process improvement, the value of cooperation and, above all, the fast and cost-effective implementation are evaluated.

(DJ): What can we expect from Eurogestion in the rest of the year and in the years to come?

(JM): This year we will launch a new blockchain-based tokenization and digital identity solution for physical assets applicable to the transportation sector.

Next year, in a consortium with a Spanish industrial company in this sector, we will have a blockchain-based application for the traceability of wood biomass according to international PEFC / FSC standards.

(DJ): Are there any balls that you would like to share exclusively for Cointelegraph?

(JM): Not at this time, but you will be the first to know because soon we will have some very interesting ones.