Big Data news and updates
VI Digital Country Summit: Digital Disruption
This sixth edition of the two-day event reflected on important porjections in education, work, cybersecurity and modernisation of the state. Among others, Elena Gil, Global B2B of Big Data at Telefonica and CEO of LUCA, participated as a speaker. Pelayo Covarrubias, president of the Digital Country Foundation, invited the Chilean country to assume the digitalization process, clarifying that “the digital transformation is not about technology, it is about strategy, leadership and new ways of thinking”.
The new trends in AI applied to communication
The Media-Tics portal has identified the main trends in Artificial Intelligence applied to the world of marketing and communication. Among them, the portal mentions Telefónica’s commitment to eSports. An example of this is the collaboration between LUCA and the Movistar Riders team, which focuses on two fundamental aspects: the strengthening of players’ physical and mental preparation as a key to performance and the construction of an analytical tool that provides unique insights on the players, the competitions and the rivals they face.
The vaccine for epidemics is called ‘big data’
LUCA, Telefonica’s data unit, with all the information generated by their mobile phones, contributes to the control and prevention of possible outbreaks of illnesses such as zika, ebola or avarian flu. In this report the experts Pedro A. de Alarcón, Director of LUCA’s Big Data for Social Good area, and Enrique Frías, researcher from Telefonica Research, explain the processes and benefits of the application of Big Data in order to prevent the spread of a possible outbreak.
Mobile World Capital, international hub for digital projects in Barcelona
Whilst the city of Barcelona is hosting Mobile World Congress, the Mobile World Centre will once again have the presentation space “A window to Mobile World Congress” this year, that will bring together the latest news from Huawei, Samsung and bq. There will also be demos from LUCA, Telefonica’s data unit, with the demonstration of Big Data applications in the sport sector, in collaboration with Movistar Team for cycling, and Movistar Riders for eSports.
Big Data arrives at eSports
eSports is turning more professional and the arrival of Big Data to electronic sports was only a matter of time, since its own digital nature greatly facilitates an important part of data collection. Furthermore, you can apply the generic part with other sports such as the analysis of vital constants from the players. This double aspect is the starting point of the colaboration between one of the leading eSports teams in Spain, Movistar Riders, and LUCA the unit for Big Data business at Telefonica.
Why data analytics have “filtered” into every corner of your company
Disruptive technologies such as data analytics and Artificial Intelligence have created a new business paradigm. According to Elena Gil, CEO of LUCA, “thanks to data analytics , Telefonica can transform into a 100% ‘consumer-centric’ company. Now we are able to carry out personalized offers as we know consumers’ consumption habits and needs”.
Could brainwave analysis turn eSport gamers into elite athletes?
With backing from large multinationals like Telefonica, eSports has turned gamers into digital athletes. By analyzing brainwaves, player performance can be optimized. Telefonica have presence in the industry through the eSports team Movistar Riders and with the work of LUCA, Telefonica’s data unit, they are bringing Big Data solutions that will optimize the player’s performance and help to find that competitive edge.
We saw a data explosion at the Telefonica ICT Forum 2018
More than 500 people attended the ICT Forum 2018 in Guatemala, organized by Telefonica, under the slogan of “Big Bang Data: the explosion of data”, with the objective that businesses in the technological world understand the importance of data.