Big Data news and updates
Telefónica presents the latest innovations in Burgos in cutting edge digital solutions
For three days, the exhibition InnovaTe2018 in Burgos displayed the most innovative technologies in the field of Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Virtual Reality and Accessible Television. A technological showcase in which LUCA, Telefónica’s data unit, showed the advantages offered by Big Data for everyday life, including how it can be used to improve performance of athletes and cyclists, thanks to a bicycle from the Team Movistar Team.
Companies promote sustainable transport initiatives during the European week of mobility
On the occasion of the European week of mobility, Telefónica has announced a plan to promote sustainable mobility in its 11,000 employees of the Telefónica District in Madrid. The initiatives have been designed through LUCA, and study the movements of employees, who can now learn all the details of transport use, multimodality: the bicycle, the car and the shared car.
The future, in the hands of the specialists in giving utility to the data, foresee the experts
In the “Big Data: Generating value for companies” conference, Elena Gil, CEO of LUCA, highlighted that many important opportunities are being created, “with the most typical roles related to Big Data such as data scientists, data architects or data engineers, but also in something very interesting, because it opens an opportunity for the areas that will use that data but who need training”.
Big Data to predict epidemics
In the 56th Big Data space on Capital Radio, Elena Gil emphasized the important of becoming a data-driven business; to be more intelligent, more efficient and more objective. In particular, she highlighted LUCA’s Big Data for Social Good area, which focuses on contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals set by the UN for 2030.
Society has to understanding who they are handing over their data to
Interview with Elena Gil, CEo of LUCA, about the handling and privacy of data and its application in various sectors. In her opinion, the recent news of Facebook and Cambridhe Analytics has had the positive effect of making society more aware of the importance of privacy, although she also fears the “infectious” effect and the shadow it may cast over the positive capabilities of Big Data. She shows these positive effects with the help of the LUCA portfolio and over 160 use cases from various sectors.
Students in Murcia learn all about Big Data and careers in Technology
Xavier Val Canto, QA Lead at LUCA, visited his hometown of Murcia during their culture week, and gave a talk to students of the IES J.Mártinez Ruiz “Azorín” school about why careers in technology are relevant, and all the career posibilities in the big data and technology field, to inspire them and raise their curiosity in the field.
Elena Gil, “we are freely handing over our intimate data”
An interview with Elena Gil, LUCA’s CEO, during the recent Big Data Innovation Day 2018 held in Chile. Elena talks about her position regarding the protection of personal data and the principle of client transparency regarding which data is being used and why. In this way, control of client data is given back to the clients themselves.
Telefonica establishes itself as a leader in the digital transformation of businesses
World experts in Cloud technology, Security, the IoT and Big Data shared their vision and experiences with those who attended the first Telefonica ICT Forum celebrated in Colombia. Fabián Hernández Ramírez, CEO of Telefonica Colombia, added that “at Telefonica we promote the modernization of the country through the eyes of a company that accompanies business clients on their digital transformation by offering fundamental tools in Cloud, Security, IoT and Big Data solutions. With these products we expect a growth of over 60% compared to the previous year, which represents 20% of the incomes in the business segment”.