Ricardo holds a PhD in Computer Engineering from the University of Salamanca (Spain), a MSc in Intelligent Systems from the same university and a Telecommunications Engineering degree from the University of Valladolid (Spain). In addition, he holds a Master in the Development of Electronic Commerce Systems from the University of Salamanca (Spain). On the one hand, he has worked for more than 10 years in private enterprise as an entrepreneur, technologist, and researcher in the field of Wireless Sensor Networks and Real Time Location Systems, co-founding a WSN&RTLS company and acting as R&D Director, Deputy R&D Director and Sales Manager in different companies. Experienced Engineer with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. Skilled in Wireless Sensor Networks, Real-Time Locating Systems, Embedded Systems, Linux, Mobile Applications and Software Project Management. On the other hand, he is currently researcher at the AIR Institute, and he is part of the BISITE Research Group (Bioinformatics, Intelligent Systems and Educational Technology) at the University of Salamanca. He has published more than 15 research articles in international journals and more than 35 in international conferences. His research interests includes Internet of Things, Edge Computing, Distributed Ledger and Blockchain technologies, Embedded Systems, Indoor Location Systems, Cloud Computing and Artificial Intelligence. During this career, he has collaborated in more than 40 regional, national, and European R&D projects, having been the Principal Investigator or collaborator in regional and European projects funded by the H2020 program.