Big Data news and updates
Movistar follows the runners of the Madrid Half Marathon
The telecommunications company gave in a presentation for the Movistar Half Marathon 2019, the functionalities of its official application for the live monitoring of the trial and of the ProFuturo Solidarity Race which will run in parralel, putting in the hands of the athletes an app to know in real time their performance and to receive encouraging messages from friends and families. Also, once the test has finished, LUCA will process the data of the participants which will allow each runner to see their own personalised performance statistics, so they can compare them with that of those in their category.
Álvarez-Pallete: “The challenge with the tourist sector is understanding and adapting to the client”
The President of Telefónica, José María Álvarez-Pallete, at the XIX World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) in Seville, has upheld that technology has a fundamental role in the future of the tourist sector and that the main challenge in an industry that is subject to “constant fragmentation” is to know how to “understand and adapt oneself” to the needs of the client. Highlighting the essential role of Telefónica and its digital services, “the virtual and augmented reality”, Big Dara, AI and IoT will be a fundamental part of the tourist experience”.
500 students delude themselves with new technologies
On the day of the Teleco Day Conference (UCAM), 500 high school students from different centres around the region came together with the objective of Antonio Pita, responsible for LUCA Consulting & Analytics, gave the inaugural conference in which he discussed the application of Data Science to sport to improve the performance of sportspeople, like in cycling o e-sports with the Sports Analytics area of LUCA.
Telefónica excels in new business ventures
Telefónica continues with the advance into new business ventures linked with information technologies with special emphasis placed on the corporate sector. TELCO has advanced in areas such as the cloud, cybersecurity and big data, thanks to units such as LUCA, situated at Telefónica España as a third party provider in the Spanish market only behind IBM and Indra, according to estimations form Gartner consultants.
Operators outline digital health data challenges
In a panel session during Mobile World Congress 2019 together with McKinsey partner Harrison Lung they mentioned how mobile operators currently lack the capabilities to make full use of data in the digital health space. Elena Gil countered Telefónica have embarked on digital transformation which is bringing them valuable experience of big data and AI and stands them in good stead to target healthcare opportunities.
Talent, an obstacle in the implementation of Big Data in Mexico… and around the world
Elena Gil opened the latest TIC Forum Mexico by putting Big Data at the forefront of the digital transformation, emphasizing the need for specialized profiles in this field, “although the potential of Big Data is known, the lack of specialized talent is one of the main barriers to implementing this tool.” Moreover, she recommended that the implementation of Big Data be a decision taken by the senior management for it to be an initiative that will permeate throughout the whole organization.
ProFuturo digital education model supported by Mobile Learning Week 2019
The 8th edition of Mobile Learning Week 2019 will bring together international experts to debate about the opportunities and threats of the use of AI in education (especially in developed countries). In this edition the ProFuturo Foundation will participate as an associate aiming to improve the quality of education for children in vulnerable situations, and will also present “the evaluation of the impact of education programmes: methods and case studies” (the case of EduCaixa and ProFuturo Perú), in a workshop lead by “la Caixa”, ProFuturo and LUCA.
“Where there is data, we can support the differential value”
Antonio Pita, Global Head de Consulting & Analytics at LUCA, was invited to the radio show “Capital” for inter-economics with Susana Criado González and Luis Pérez Ureña, to talk about how the application of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence can support the differential value that businesses need to face the technological disruption that is impacting different sectors of the current economy.