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Richard Benjamins, “The data is the fuel for Artificial Intelligence”

November 2nd, 2018|

Richard Benjamins, speaker at the I Technological Forum of Soria, shares what Artificial Intelligence is, where it comes from, the basic concepts and some of its’ uses to help us understand how to improve business and society. In addition to the most common applications in everyday life, such as recommendations of television programs or series; or the optimization of the supply chain in a company, “Artificial Intelligence is not only applicable in large companies, small businesses and SMEs can also make use of the AI thanks to the cloud.”

7 Big Data Winners and Losers

November 2nd, 2018|

Big Data presents an opportunity for massive long-term growth for investors. Bank of America analysts have classified several companies as winners or losers, based on their investments in Big Data and Artificial Intelligence. Among them is Telefónica, classified as the winner by LUCA, the data unit, which offers services such as data management, data science, business insights analysis and infrastructure tools and more.

Synergic Partners (Telefónica) announces the third edition of the Data Science Awards Spain

May 23rd, 2018|

Synergic Partners, the Telefonica Group company specializing in Big Data and Data Science, has opened a new call for the Spain 2018 Data Science Awards. Awards that for the third year in a row, aim to recognize Big Data professionals, the best business initiatives and data journalism in this field, and thus boost the analytical talent in Spain.

¿Who is the Chief Data Officer?

May 23rd, 2018|

Antonio Pita, director of operations and solutions at Synergic Partners, talks about the debate that the versatility of the role of the Chief Data Officer is opening, and the position it should occupy within the company. The chief data officer (CDO) is responsible for the data of a company at the highest level, a role that all companies should have, since nowadays all companies use data. A profile that is gaining importance within the organizational chart of companies and in some cases already part of the board of directors as Chema Alonso, CDO of Telefónica.

Richard Benjamins: Should we store all data in one place?

May 23rd, 2018|

In this podcast, Telefonica’s Data and Artificial Intelligence Ambassador discusses data storage, and the advantages and disadvantages of storing it all in one place.

AskTheExperts: The Benefits of GDPR

May 22nd, 2018|

With Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation coming into effect this month, Richard Benjamins (Telefonica’s Data and Artificial Intelligence Ambassador) and Richard Merrygold (Director of Group Data Protection for HomeServe) discuss the benefits of GDPR in this podcast.

Richard Benjamins: The challenges of working with data

May 20th, 2018|

In this podcast, Richard Benjamins (Telefonica’s Data and Artificial Intelligence Ambassador) goes into depth on the ongoing challenges in the data sector. As a data expert and one of the 100 most influential people (DataI1 100), he explains the evolution of data, the future of the Chief Data Officer position and many more things.

Madrid is set to be the capital of Big Data for Social Good in 2018

May 18th, 2018|

Big Data for Social Good 2018 is an event launched by LUCA, Telefonica’s Data Unit. The aim is to design a space to debate and discuss new ways to prepare for natural disasters and fight climate change. The core idea is to create and analyze data-driven decisions that cam help to improve the response mechanisms for future catastrophes. The event brings together an exceptional list of speakers from organizations such as FAO, GSMA, Data-Pop Alliance, DigitalGlobe and Unicef. Chema Alonso, CDO of Telefonica, and Elena Gil, LUCA’s CEO, will also form part of the event’s schedule.

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