About Santi Ristol


Director of the Mobile Competence Center and member of the Scientific Community

Santi Ristol is Director of the Mobile Competence Center at Worldline (the European leader in the payment and transactional services industry), member of Atos Scientific Community and member of WIN (Worldline Innovation Network). He is also visiting lecturer at the Toulouse Business School in Barcelona.

He has been working in Atos since 1992, he started working in satellite communication projects, then he worked in eBusiness projects and later focused in R&D Activities in Atos Research and Innovation. Since 2010 he leads the Mobile Competence Center providing expertise for mobile solutions and digital enablers around mobile solutions (wearables, IoT devices, beacons, blockchain, digital signage, etc.) to Atos and Worldline clients worldwide.

Santi is Telecom Engineer from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya and holds a Master in eCommerce by La Salle – Universitat Ramon Llull in Barcelona.




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Articles posted by Santi Ristol

Building next-generation platform to succeed in healthcare ecosystems

As one of the most vital domains for human living, Healthcare has always received great attention from research and pioneered advanced technologies such as DNA recombination, medical robots, transplants and artificial organs. Bringing legacy tech into the digital era At the same time, the very complex nature of living things, the multiplicity of specialties needed to…

Reinventing office life with IoT and proximity based services

Posted on: June 21, 2018 by Santi Ristol We’ve been looking at how the Internet of Things (IoT) and proximity-based services –which are already being used to transform consumer experiences – can be deployed in the corporate environment to increase efficiencies and to improve the office user experience. As the nature of work changes and becomes more…

What can Mobile World Congress 2018 tell us about Creating a Better Future?

Last week, mobile manufacturers and operators from around over the world showcased their latest offerings at the annual Mobile World Congress (MWC). With 107,000 visitors from 205 countries descending on Barcelona, there were plenty of hot topics and trends hitting the headlines with the objective to Create a Better Future.…

Intelligent clothes – Smart Fabrics arrive in the workplace

More than 100 years before Internet-connected devices such as Fitbits and Apple Watches became part of everyday life; human beings were enjoying the benefits of the world’s very first wearable technology, embedding electrical items into garments and jewelry. Now, by adding connected sensors to fabrics and textiles, we are beginning to write a new chapter in…

The role of the patient in value-based healthcare: A patient-centric approach

Due to financial and population pressures the way we deliver healthcare must change. We must find more efficient ways to deliver better healthcare outcomes. Alongside this, given our ageing population, we need to keep people healthier longer. For this reason, everything must change in healthcare delivery including the patient. We…

Advanced drones, smart robots, connected vehicles, 5G and new user interfaces… My key takeaways from MWC 2017

Last week, thousands descended on Barcelona, the city in which I live, for the annual Mobile World Congress (MWC). Device manufacturers, mobile operators and technology providers flew in from around the world. They gathered to demonstrate their latest solutions, discuss the hottest mobile trends…

MWC 2017: Could proximity services be the future for retailers?

Picture the scene. You walk into a high-street store, and see a digital screen in front of you, offering you a 50% discount on your favorite T-shirt brand. Your friend walks up to the screen, and the promotion changes, now displaying a Buy One Get One Free offer on a jumper they were looking for.…

MWC 2017: Why smart packaging will be on display

Today, consumers are hungrier than ever before for the best deals and regularly shop around using different channels to do this. As a result, they’re demanding more contextual and targeted information about the products they want to buy before they make a purchase. At the same time, retailers are striving to achieve an omni-channel experience, in…

Fans of the future: How connectivity is influencing our experience of sport

In a recent post i looked at how wearables are being used by athletes and their coaching teams to improve their performance. Wearables are also enhancing consumers’ experience of watching their favourite sports stars in action.  In a world that’s increasingly connected – most of us check our smartphones at least 150…

Tracking race times with your T-shirt

Wearables are starting to take the world of sport by storm. Athletes at the top of their game are using devices in training to make better, more informed decisions with their coach and improve their performance. And, when the margins between them and their biggest rival are so small, getting such decisions right can mean the difference between winning…

Wearables and Welfare: How Connected Assistance Helps to Improve Lives

Wearables, smart devices worn on the person, will be a key element in the development of new smart caring solutions designed to improve the welfare and quality of life of users, especially among elderly and vulnerable people. Watch more about our Connected Assistance solution. &nbsp

Are cities about to get even more mobile?

City life stands on the precipice of change. On the one hand, we’re seeing the explosion of mobile, whereby the average person is now using their mobile device up to 150 times per day. On the other hand, we’re seeing the increasing urbanisation of the population – by 2030, 60% of the world’s population will be living in cities. These two…

Wearables and Welfare: How Connected Assistance Helps to Improve Lives

For a long time, wearable technology was considered the domain of science fiction; a gimmick more closely associated with Star Wars or Back to the Future than real life. However, new developments in the tech industry have now made wearables a reality. And the world has adopted the trend with gusto: IDC has already predicted…

Ascent Magazine: The world of tomorrow's connected consumer

This new forward-looking and thought provoking edition of Ascent Magazine explores the idea of digitalization and looks ahead to the unexpected opportunities that await businesses and consumers on this digital journey. Embark on a compelling journey and look ahead to the world of tomorrow's connected consumer

Which wearables will have the biggest impact on your life?

At first sight, Wimbledon winner, Andy Murray, might seem an unlikely ambassador for wearables but he's fascinated by the potential of the technology in areas like sport and health. Since devices like UP by Jawbone, Nike FuelBand, Fitbit and Apple Watch first burst on to the scene, the demand for wearables has grown exponentially, both…

Smart Signage: The future of retail?

When it comes to shopping, retailers and consumers have different priorities. For consumers it’s about the digital, mobile experience, with 79% of smartphone owners using their devices to shop. Retailers, on the other hand, need a solution that drives ROI – and for that they need to find a way to attract and engage their consumers. This is particularly relevant for…

How Connected Hotels are preparing for the digital revolution

In my previous post, I explored the concept of connected hotels. We looked at how new technologies are bringing the hotel experience to life and responding to guest needs along the entire customer journey, from booking through to providing feedback post-stay. But there’s still a lot of work to do before connected hotels can truly become…

Connected hotels – bringing the customer experience to life

Imagine a world where you can find, book and pay for your hotel room, check in and out, and access a whole host of local information, services and experiences through a seamlessly integrated mobile application. Imagine lying in your hotel room, changing the scenery on the walls, switching on soothing music and ordering room service –…

Connected Consumer in the 21st century

New shopping paradigms for the shopper of the 21st century Can you imagine a product talking to you in the shop selling itself?  Or a prize for visiting 5 different shops  of the same brand in one month? Or viewing how a cloth fits on you with one click in a digital mirror? Or getting all the promotions for your shopping…

Around the globe in real time

Sochi Winter Games are the most connected, with more than 8 billion devices, and people following them are expecting to get all results immediately from any digital platform. In fact, while a top speed bobsleigh travels just 20 meters, technology enables that data from a remote mountainside in Russia is delivered to thousands of broadcasters, media, and websites all around the…

Games ”insiders” with on the go intranet access

The Sochi Olympic Games are being followed by more than 3 billion people through many different forms of media … broadcasters, social media, press, radio, online … in a multi-device experience using mobile phones, tablets, computers, televisions and in new innovative ways, reaching over 8 billion devices. These Winter Games have become the most connected with more people…

Ascent Look Out: The world in your pocket

At the end of 2012, there were more than 6.7 billion active mobile subscriptions. This means 95% of the world population, and nearly 130% of the population in developed nations.Mobiles and tablets have already overtaken PCs as the most common web access devices worldwide, and day by day they are smaller, more powerful, with better interfaces and incorporating…

Mobile payment encouraged by new mobile shopping experiences

During the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February 2013, many people from all places of the world come to my city to learn about the latest trends and new solutions around mobility. Among these new solutions, I would like to highlight those related to new shopping experiences that are enabled by smartphones. Mobility has been adopted by…