Big Data news and updates
500 students delude themselves with new technologies
On the day of the Teleco Day Conference (UCAM), 500 high school students from different centres around the region came together with the objective of Antonio Pita, responsible for LUCA Consulting & Analytics, gave the inaugural conference in which he discussed the application of Data Science to sport to improve the performance of sportspeople, like in cycling o e-sports with the Sports Analytics area of LUCA.
Telefónica excels in new business ventures
Telefónica continues with the advance into new business ventures linked with information technologies with special emphasis placed on the corporate sector. TELCO has advanced in areas such as the cloud, cybersecurity and big data, thanks to units such as LUCA, situated at Telefónica España as a third party provider in the Spanish market only behind IBM and Indra, according to estimations form Gartner consultants.
Telefónica organizes the V Conference of the Data Transparency Lab
Telefónica will host the fifth edition of the DTL 2018 Conference at its headquarters in Barcelona, created and promoted by the company to investigate the field of transparency regarding the use of data in the digital environment. During the day tools and winning projects of the call for scholarships of Telefónica 2017 will be presented, and Pedro A. de Alarcón, Director of the Big Data for Social Good area, will announce the launch of a Hackathon to solve challenges related to the transparency of algorithms, used to detect and avoid biases related to Artificial Intelligence.
Richard Benjamins: “Today we delegate decisions to machines without realising”
Richard Benjamins, AI and data ambassador at Telefónica, gave an interview at the past I Technology Forum of Soria on future challenges and where the world walks among the clouds of data. Promoting the creation of technology in the crossing of data for society, companies and more efficient services and better benefits.
Solutions to the big data challenge at the UN World Data Forum
The last UN World Data Forum held in Dubai highlighted the challenges of Big Data, emphasizing the need for greater education on the benefits that big data brings to society. Among the speakers, Pedro A. de Alarcón, Director of the Big Data for Social Good area of LUCA, showed the private sectors´ desire and need for better integration with the public sector regarding data issues: calling upon the national offices of statistics to define the methodology and standards by which the private sector should collect data to ensure that it is useful and beneficial to all.
How to digitalize the Colombian public administration
In the forum, organized by the Alberto Lleras Camargo School of Government of the Universidad de los Andes, the participating experts agreed on their digital identity. Elena Gil, CEO of LUCA added that “at this moment there are no excuses not to transform digitally”.
“Technology goes faster than we are able to regulate”
In the VI edition of the e-volution congress organized by El Norte de Castilla, the focus was on issues such as the need for society to accelerate the process of equating technological evolution. Elena Gil, CEO of LUCA, shared her thoughts on how regulations such as the recent one in May by the European Union help limit the use of data by companies, although there is still a need to evolve in terms of transparency and control for «helping to stop what the company can use».
“The Facebook scandal has generated a greater awareness of the importance of privacy”
In this interview with Elena Gil, conducted by e-volución (the web portal of El Norte de Castilla), she shares her vision of the new digital era that prompts the development of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence technologies and solutions, as well as new opportunities and businesses that will arise thanks to the connected world, and how they will impact the world of work. In addition, Elena Gil, shared her views on the great trends that, in her opinion, will soon offer us this new stage.