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Artificial intelligence that can help you get digital jobs

November 26th, 2018|

Fundación Telefónica launches the Conecta Empleo platform to boost employability. It applies Artificial Intelligence solutions capable of tracking the most demanded positions in each province, adapting each profile to a broad catalogue of training in digital skills with more promise. At LUCA, we have collaborated on this initiative through the development of the Virtual Professional Counsellor, a chatbot that offers these personalized recommendations.

Experts reject the idea that artificial intelligence will reduce employment

November 26th, 2018|

In the VI Congress of BigData Castilla y León, experts such as Richard Benjamins have rejected that the implementation of big data, data analysis and artificial intelligence, along with the introduction of robotization, is going to result in a loss of employment, but rather that it will change the profile of workers that companies require.

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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