By: CACT Lanzarote On: 29/04/2016 In: Jameos del Agua

For more than 50 years, the Centres for Art, Culture and Tourism in Lanzarote have helped tourists feel the magic when visiting the spaces created by César Manrique, to enhance the wonderful landscape of Lanzarote.

Technological developments have also come to CACT and with the Cognitive Challenge Tourism, based on software developed with IBM Watson, we aim to create the best app experience for our visitors.

With this tool, we will be able to know what our tourist is like and what they want in real time, so we can predict and recommend the best travel routine.


The company that won the competition to create of the Cognitive Tourism APP was “Skios” which, along with 4 other finalists, was challenged to demonstrate the possibilities of the tool with just three days of learning, development and staging, in Jameos del Agua.

SKIOS stood out according to the judges for the following reasons:

Skios had the proposal that best fits the set of aspects assessed by the judges. They have also demonstrated the best solution, most comprehensive scope and best guarantees to give visitors to the Centres for Arts, Culture and Tourism of the Cabildo of Lanzarote an unforgettable experience.

Skios is a company that provides software services for companies specializing in IBM and SAP technologies. It was founded in 1989 and has developed and continuously adapted to meet the challenges posed by modern business and information technology. Today, it has offices in Spain and Malta, where it employs a team of technology and business specialists from various disciplines. It works in: business analytics, cloud services and developing company software to provide an exceptional online experience to its customers.

The real challenge starts

The company Skios will enjoy a contract with the CACT for three months for the final development and handover of the APP. The official launch and presentation will take place before the 29 July this year. During this time, IBM, CACT and Skios will collaborate to get the best cognitive tourism APP.

The Minister of Tourism of the Cabildo of Lanzarote, Echedey Eugenio, and the CEO of the CACT, Jose Juan Lorenzo, congratulate all teams participating in Lanzarote Cognitive Tourist Challenge “with special mention to the winner” and would like to thank the partners of the CACT for their help in this technological challenge, “IBM and Telefónica Movistar” and they hope that Skios “will become an essential tool for everyone visiting the island”.