Big Data news and updates
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.
Telefónica and Stratio will offer a Big Data platform for corporate clients
LUCA and Stratio, a leading company in Big Data and AI software, have announced an agreement to integrate the Stratio Data Centric platform with the capabilities of Big Data Telefónica. The platform-as-a-service (PaaS) solution is aimed at corporate clients who need a customised solution to accelerate their digital transformation.
Has Spain lost the Artificial intelligence race?
According to a study carried out by EY presented at the round table on Artificial Intelligence at the Internet Governance Forum, in which Richard Benjamins, AI & Data Ambassador of Telefónica added, “Although 65% of Spanish companies have plans or pilot projects on AI technologies, Spanish organizations lag behind their European counterparts in implementing the AI”. Concluding that Spain must accelerate its deployment in its digital transformation and improve its competitive position.
Telefónica presents its “megas in exchange for receiving advertising” plan
Telefónica presents its Movistar Ads division with which it seeks to be more efficient in advertising stimuli thanks to the potential offered by big data and artificial intelligence, with a worldwide growth of 20% this year. “For the Movistar client to see advertising tailored to their interests, we need their consent, this service allows us to see the good side of advertising, because it gives you something in return,” explains Elena Gil, CEO of LUCA.
What do AI experts reccommend we study to work and live with it
As a matter of fact, the last two years have doubled the job offers related to AI, and STEM courses are the most suitable to work in this discipline. Richard Benjamins, AI & Data Ambassador at Telefónica, thinks that “having an important mathematical base, we can take advantage of many good courses about data mining or the increasingly number of masters, which allow to easily complement the training for these fields”.
Richard Benjamins, “The data is the fuel for Artificial Intelligence”
Richard Benjamins, speaker at the I Technological Forum of Soria, shares what Artificial Intelligence is, where it comes from, the basic concepts and some of its’ uses to help us understand how to improve business and society. In addition to the most common applications in everyday life, such as recommendations of television programs or series; or the optimization of the supply chain in a company, “Artificial Intelligence is not only applicable in large companies, small businesses and SMEs can also make use of the AI thanks to the cloud.”
7 Big Data Winners and Losers
Big Data presents an opportunity for massive long-term growth for investors. Bank of America analysts have classified several companies as winners or losers, based on their investments in Big Data and Artificial Intelligence. Among them is Telefónica, classified as the winner by LUCA, the data unit, which offers services such as data management, data science, business insights analysis and infrastructure tools and more.