Manage episode 281878722 series 80936
Alicia Asin Perez is the CEO of Libelium, a Spanish company she founded back in 2006 to monitor and improve the efficiency of everything from agricultural crops and water quality management (for instance helping beluga wales in Alaska) to smartphone detection and smart city management using digital technology.
As an example, Libelium's technology is currently being used above the tomb of Tutankhamun to collect climatic data (relative humidity, temperature) and measure fracture aperture behavior above the tomb. The tech is even now being used to monitor water quality for the Scottish Salmon Association! Alicia is extremely focused on using digital technology for environmental and sustainability purposes, hence why her company does so much work in this area. Libelium now has around 150 employees around the world and customers in more than 120 countries.
Alicia shares her journey to becoming a tech CEO, balancing family life with two children while building and financing a global tech company with ongoing projects in every continent around the world. In 2015, Alicia became the first Spanish woman to win the National Entrepreneur Award and has gone on to collect many similar awards and speak at lots of international events.
I also learn how Libelium designs and manufactures technological solutions to make the Internet of things possible. Alica shares how Libelium’s wireless sensor platform allows connecting the physical and digital worlds.