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Canary Islands is the safest tourist destination thanks to AI

July 12th, 2018|

Synergic Partners, the Big Data consultancy division of LUCA, has developed a Big Data and Artificial Intelligence project for the Emergency and Security Coordinating Center (CECOES) of the Canary Islands Government, through the analysis of activity data between 2005 and 2018 provided by the center. The analysis of this data, in combination with the use of open sources, has made it possible to carry out a study with which predictive models can be obtained in order to anticipate an emergency situation.

Pedro Delgado highlights the importance of Big Data in Cycling

July 12th, 2018|

On the 30th anniversary of Perico Delgado’s yellow jersey, LUCA organized a cycling action created by its Sports Analytics division, simulating the Alpe d’Huez stage of the Tour de France. During the activity, participants were able to learn their metrics with Big Data in real time. Perico Delgado, the Spanish winner of the Tour de France 1988 and the Tour of Spain 1985 and 1989, highlighted the importance of Big Data in cycling, “knowing your evolution, having a history of all your results, comparing them in that moment … All that information helps the runner, the coach, and the doctor to create a career strategy”, said Perico Delgado.

Telco companies take a ‘Big Data’ step forward, which could raise their value by up to 30%

December 5th, 2017|

The World Economic Forum thinks that the digitalization of telecommunications will lead to a market opportunity of two billion dollars (1.68 billion euros) by the year 2025. Telefonica in one of the most action companies in this field, given the launch of LUCA and Aura. The telco, which has had Chema Alonso as its CDO (Chief Data Officer) for two years now, placed big data as one of the cornerstones of its strategic plan.

Telefonica launches a service that allows you to post on social networks via SMS when there is no Internet access

November 28th, 2017|

Pigram, developed by LUCA, Telefonica’s data unit, allows the operator’s users to publish on social media sites or to send emails through the use of SMS when there is no 3G/4G data coverage. Chema Alonso, during the app’s launch at Foro Demos 2017, highlighted the value of the app for those, such as charitable organizations, who work with humanitarian emergencies caused by natural disasters when the use of SMS is key.

Telefónica’s R+D center in Boecillo hosts the 5th Big Data Congress

November 21st, 2017|

Noelia Gonzalez of Indra, Elena Gil, CEO of LUCA, and Francisco González, who leads Sevilla FC’s Big Data Unit, are three of the speakers at the 5th Big Data Congress CyL. At the event, they will talk about the importance for every business of managing the data available to them and the practical application that it has for social good.

Help for companies to complete their digital transformation

November 17th, 2017|

Miguel Ángel Díaz, head of LUCA Go-to-market, opened up the Canarias Digital event by saying that artificial intelligence “is worth nothing” by itself. Work should begin by setting an objective related to the business and then involve defining the relevant Big Data analysis tools and identifying the sources that data comes from.

Impact Innovation Talks puts the focus on female entrepreneurship

November 16th, 2017|

The last III Impact Innovation Talks was the third edition of a series of conferences  that focus on the current situation for female entrepreneurs. It was an event in which Pedro A. de Alarcón, head of Big Data for Social Good at LUCA, took part. He highlighted the benefits that Big Data can bring to improving our society.

The government has created a think tank to prepare white paper research on Artificial Intelligence and Big Data

November 14th, 2017|

The government established the think tank to address social, legal and ethical implications of using Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Big Data. Amongst the members Elena Gil, CEO of LUCA (Telefónica’s Data Unit) and experts from the academic, business and institutional worlds. The objective is to produce white paper research on the material that will be presented at the end of spring, classified under the Digital Strategy future for an Intelligent Spain 2025 that the government is producing and whose first pillar deals with Economy and Data society.

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