Big Data news and updates
Recipe to combat climate change: Big Data and Internet Things
According to a study conducted by the GSMA and the IDB, both Big Data and IoT could be two fundamental technologies in the fight against climate change. In addition, they are the basis for developing intelligent solutions that ensure sustainable economic growth. Thus, for example, LUCA has carried out a Big Data pilot to monitor the mobility of citizens, analyzing the impact on air quality and the effect this may have on their health, in order to make appropriate prevention decisions.
“As people, we have almost become data generating machines”
Elena Gil, CEO of LUCA, invited by the Spanish Association of Managers, gave an interview during the event #Desarrollo DirectivoBigData held in Santiago de Compostela, where she highlighted that “Big Data, well-used, will modify the way in which Companies make decisions”. In addition to emphasizing the importance of data and its protection she spoke about the lack of adequate talent in this field, the main obstacle for companies.
Telco companies take a ‘Big Data’ step forward, which could raise their value by up to 30%
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
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
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
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
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
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.