Business to Business forum

Meeting of the Business Forum related to Information and Communication Technology will take place in Zacatecas, Mexico.

In these times of uncertainty, economies need to take a fresh approach to find new ways to generate growth. For this reason, The CIMPS Conference will provide a space to promote the cooperation Business to Business (B2B) between Spanish and Mexican companies.

Why attend?

  • Network in order to meet with senior government officials, policy-makers, business executives and other Meeting participants from Spain and Zacatecas, Mexico at our 3 days of business workshops.
  • Join the conversation and share your thoughts in a full programme of discussion panels, which range from economic diversification to Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Field. There will also be more specialized discussions of Software Process Improvement, and on Software Assurance field and how to establish investment between two countries.
  • Listen to experts from the Spain and Mexico in ICT; understand the opportunities and challenges facing both countries related to ICT.
  • Learn more about investment prospects in Mexico and Spain.

What results will be expected?

  • Know about regional economic prospects data of Zacatecas, México.
  • Discuss investment strategies among organizations from both countries (Spain and México) supported through of Mexico and Spain Governments.
  • Establish participation and collaboration for the launch of the Master of Information Security Technology in Zacatecas, México. This Master will be supported by CIMAT Unidad Zacatecas, inteco CERT and Research Group MPSEI.

Partner Organizations of CIMPS-B2B


Gobierno del Estado de Zacatecas


Centro de Investigación en Matemáticas (CIMAT)

Junta de Castilla y León


Confederación Española de Empresas de Tecnologías de la Información,  Comunicaciones y Electrónica (CONETIC).


Agrupación Empresarial Innovadora Para La Seguridad De Las Redes Y Los Sistemas De Información (AEI Seguridad)


Asociación Española de Empresas de Consultoría

Claude Laporte, Ph.D.

Claude Laporte

Dr. Claude Y. Laporte has been a Professor since 2000 at the École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS), a 10,000-student engineering school, where he teaches software engineering. His research interests include software process improvement in small and very small enterprises, as well as software quality assurance. He has worked in defence and transportation enterprises for over 20 years. He received a Master’s degree in Physics from the Université de Montréal, a Master’s degree in Applied Sciences from the École Polytechnique de Montréal and a Ph.D. from the Université de Bretagne Occidentale (France). He was awarded an honorary doctorate by the Universidad de San Martin de Porres (Peru) in 2013.

Gonzalo Cuevas, Ph.D.

Gonzalo Cuevas, Ph.D.

Gonzalo Cuevas was born in Spain in 1940. He received the Engineer degree in Telecommunications and the Ph.D degree in Telecommunications from the High School of Telecommunications, Polytechnical University of Madrid, Spain, in 1965 and 1974 respectively. Founder of the Software Process Improvement Investigation Group in Spain.

Manuel Perez-Cota, Ph.D.

Manuel Perez-Cota, Ph.D.

Manuel Pérez Cota is Professor and Researcher at the University of Vigo (UVIGO) in Vigo, Spain. He has a degree in Electrical Engineering (Universidad La Salle) and Electronics and Communications Engineering (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México – UNAM, 1980), a PhD in Industrial Engineering (Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, 1990). He is the director of the international research group SI1-GEAC ( He was the first director and developer of the Computer Department (Computer Science School of the University of Vigo). He collaborates in different Master and PhD programs in Spain, Portugal, Germany, Finland, Argentina, Bolivia and México, and has been supervisor of several PhDs. He has been involved in different European and International projects. He has published quite extensively and has many publications (including books, book chapters, Scientific Citation Index journal articles, and international journal articles, as well as publications in refereed conference proceedings). He is a member of different international committees and associations (ACM, IEEE, AISTI, AIPO, ANALCT).

Stewart R. Santos-Arce, Ph.D.

Stewart R. Santos-Arce, Ph.D.

Stewart R. Santos Arce (S07-M’09-SM’14) received the degree of Engineer in Communications and Electronics from the Universidad Autónoma de Campeche, in 2007, the title of Master of Science and Doctor of Science, both with Specialty in Electrical Engineering, of the Center for Research and Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnic Institute (CINVESTAV) in 2009 and 2014 respectively.
He is currently a full-time research-professor in the Department of Electronics at the University Center of Exact Sciences and Engineering at the University of Guadalajara. His main research interests focus on parallel neuronal computating for real-time digital signals applied to processing, analysis, segmentation and feature extraction of remote sensing images.In IEEE, he has participated as Student Activities Committee chair (SAC), Young Professionals chair (YP), Communication Society Treasurer (COMSOC), Membership Depelopment and IEEE Guadalajara Section vice-chair. He currently serves as president of IEEE Guadalajara Section, during the period 2017-2018.

Ignacio Castillo

J. Ignacio Castillo has been working for 19 years in IT&C industries [Datacenter Dynamics, RedUno-TELMEX, IFE, DICINET], as well as in private and public universities as professor [UDEFA, UACM, BUAP, UPAEP, UTM]. He has participated in more than 40 national and international projects as a team member, or leader on technical and management positions. Castillo is an IEEE Senior Member. He participates with ISO/IEC 27000 committee, Mexican NB. As professor he has lectured more than 100 undergraduate and graduate courses, he wrote journal and conference papers, one book, technical reports and is referee for magazines and conferences; he organized national and international conferences and seminars. He had offered more than 60 keynote, invited talks and webinars, but also he wrote more than 100 divulgation articles for magazines and newspapers.

Since 2008 Castillo is a tenured Professor at Electronics & Telecommunications Dep. with Universidad Autónoma de la Ciudad de México UACM (Autonomous University of Mexico City). He received his B.Sc. degree in Electronic Sciences (95), completed with honors, and his M.Sc. degree in Semiconductor Devices (98) both from the Autonomous University of Puebla, Mexico.

Jorge Díaz

Founding partner of RockTech, a company dedicated to the research and development of new technologies. RockTech has 12 professionals, a large group of business partners, and the main research centers in Mexico.

After almost a decade of experience in banking, and taking advantage of his background in engineering and the huge technological advances DLS Venture Capital was established in July 2016, a crowdfunding platform that promotes investment through Financial Technology (FinTech). Generating an investment portfolio it integrates sustainable projects that are applicable to daily life, from the extraction of Nickel in water recycling to integral architecture development.

Descriptive Workshop Corporate Cybersecurity Workshop


Edgar Oswaldo Díaz

Workshop: Descriptive Workshop Corporate Cybersecurity.

Description: Currently, the implementation of information technologies in the company and organizations for the storage, processing and distribution of fundamental information, as well as the security and the privacy that allows risk management and regulatory compliance to strengthen information security. This course will examines the security and privacy of information technology, as well as the policies and procedures necessary for it to ensure a more robust and secure environment. This course offers participants an understanding of security concepts, risks and measures to evaluate systems and information security. – with special attention to applicable Mexican laws and regulations.

Human-Centered Computing Workshop

Dr. Hugo A. Mitre

Workshop: Human-Centered Computing.

Description: This conference will present some of the scientific advances of the human-centered computing laboratory (HCC), specifically in the field of affective and cognitive computing.

Measurement of attention with eye-trackers workshop

Dr. Hugo A. Mitre

Workshop: Measurement of attention with eye-trackers.

Description: The visual attention is one of the most important aspects of human perception. In this workshop, the functioning of the eye-trackers will be made known to measure attention through human eye tracking. Besides, practices will be carried out to measure the visual attention provoked by the visual stimuli on a control group.

Machine Learning Workshop

Dr. Elsa Estrada Guzmán

Workshop: Machine Learning.

Description: Aimed at students and teachers whose interest focuses on extracting meaning from the data or give validity a model in the pattern identification process. The course will focus on the data analysis to find its form, so that the student will be able to know when to use supervised learning and when the unsupervised, will also be applied distance-based clustering to a data set and will be described what is observed according to the results of the sensitivity tests.

Introduction to Video Game Design with unreal engine Workshop

Mtro. Jose Luis David Bonilla Carranza 

Workshop: Introduction to Video Game Design with unreal engine.

Description: Apply the techniques of the Unreal Engine for the creation of high quality interactive systems.

Introduction to Design of Video Games Collaborative with phaser and nodejs

Mtro. Jose Luis David Bonilla Carranza 

Workshop: Introduction to Design of Video Games Collaborative with phaser and nodejs.

Description: Apply phaser and nodejs techniques for the creation of collaborative interactive systems.