Big Data news and updates
Telefónica awarded three projects for its Sustainable Innovation Initiative
Telefónica has awarded three projects in the IV edition of its Sustainable Innovation Initiative (IIS). The winning projects address the most urgent challenges for humanity according to the Sustainable Development Goals established by the United Nations. The first winning project, Producing Right !, will be developed in Ecuador together with the BovControl startup, accelerated by Wayra Brasil, and the LUCA Big Data for Social Good team.
Movistar Team launches 2019 season with highest hopes
Men’s and women’s squads supported by Movistar announce their plans at Madrid’s Telefónica HQ to start their 40th year of activity. The brand’s Chief Data Officer, Chema Alonso, offered two demonstrations on the importance of Big Data and cognitive research in cycling, for both training planning and racing analysis. As a very illustrative example, data was shown on the intensity and speed figures reached by Alejandro Valverde in his World Championship victory in Austria last September. All information on the initiative is gathered at LUCA’s website.
Agenda Digital organizes the first Conservatory on Artificial Intelligence
A meeting in which the social, legal and ethical implications of the use of Artificial Intelligence in the private sector, public administration and society in general were addressed. Elena Gil, CEO of LUCA, spoke on the panel: “the responsibility of companies in the hyperconnected society”. The reflections of the day will be added to the conclusions of the experts who elaborate the “White Paper on Artificial Intelligence”. A group of experts called “Grupo de Sabios” will include a diagnosis on the increasing use of data in institutions and companies, and of which Elena Gil is also a part of.
Techpreneurs. The event for technology entrepreneurs
‘Techpreneurs’, an event organized by EL PAÍS RETINA in Campus Madrid, has been the meeting point of entrepreneurs and representatives from companies who are going through a digital transformation. Elena Gil, CEO of LUCA, spoke about how companies need to collaborate with one another: “It is impossible to capture everything that innovation brings if we work alone” and concluded by saying “Innovation has to be present in all aspects of a company, it’s not something that only belongs to one department”.
Companies expect to triple their big data staff in the next three years
This was one of the main conclusions of the recent “Adoption and Impact of Big Data and Advanced Analytics in Spain” study. Researchers interviewed individuals from 106 Spanish companies to develop the report, which was presented at the 2018 Data + Decisions conference at ESADE. The conference featured speakers from leading businesses in the Big Data sector, including Richard Benjamins, Data and AI Ambassador at Telefonica.
Synergic Partners (Telefónica) announces the third edition of the Data Science Awards Spain
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?
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.