Big Data news and updates
LUCA promoting AI in Big Data solutions for clients
Just years after its creation, LUCA has already deployed Big data and AI solutions in 20 countries, working with more than 150 corporate clients. In addition to working together in China with China Unicom and Israel with the operator Pelephone; and with several important partners such as Huawei, Qlik, Hortonworks and Stratio for their strategy. As stated by Elena Gil, CEO of LUCA “transformation is synonymous with adaptation and, therefore, it is very important to take advantage of the benefits provided by different technological waves as soon as possible”.
LUCA, Telefónica’s data unit, positioned as a leader among Big Data insight providers
In the latest evaluation report published by Forrester, “The Forrester Wave ™, LUCA, Telefónica’s data unit, is positioned as a leading provider of insights. It highlights that” the strength of Telefónica’s offer lies in the data of 350 million accesses in 17 countries, with data such as call records, social network analytics, location and CRM data. It also points out that “managers from all sectors recognize the need for their organizations to transform themselves digitally and that strategies driven by insights should be a priority for companies”
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.