7 Big Data events in May

Friday, April 28, 2017

7 Big Data events in May

May is fast approaching and we're excited to announce a series of events we'll be taking part in throughout Europe. Take a look and follow us on Twitter to find out more about the content we'll be sharing.
¿Cuánto gastan los bomberos londinenses por salvar a gatitos indefensos? El Open Data responde

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

¿Cuánto gastan los bomberos londinenses por salvar a gatitos indefensos? El Open Data responde

En este segundo post, continuación de "Ciudades Inteligentes: Exprimiendo Open Data con Power BI" analizaremos el problema y conoceremos las medidas que tomaron los Bomberos de Londres a la vista de estos resultados, para intentar paliar la situación.

Open Data can help us work out how much London Fire Fighters spend on defenseless kittens

Open Data can help us work out how much London Fire Fighters spend on defenseless kittens

This second post leads on from Smart Cities: Pushing Open Data with Power BI. We will analyse the problem and look at the steps taken by the London Fire Fighters after seeing the results to try to tackle the situation.

Usos inverosímiles del Open Data: dónde aterrizar con tu paracaídas

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Usos inverosímiles del Open Data: dónde aterrizar con tu paracaídas


Escrito por Antonio Sanchez Chinchón, Data Scientist en Telefónica España y fundador de Fronkonstin, un blog de experimentos, matemáticas y ciencia de datos en R.

No es ningún secreto que Internet guarda datos muy interesantes esperando a ser analizados y desbloquear así toda las posibilidades infinitas de información que llevan dentro. Sin embargo, aún no hemos conseguido que la explotación de estos datos se haga “mainstream”, en otras palabras, hay mucha gente que todavía desconoce las posibilidades de los datos abiertos
Ciudades Inteligentes: Exprimiendo Open Data con Power BI

Monday, April 24, 2017

Ciudades Inteligentes: Exprimiendo Open Data con Power BI


Escrito por Paloma Recuero, Licenciada en CC Físicas, máster en eLearning y Tecnología Educativa. Actualmente colaboradora de LUCA.

En este artículo, que publicaremos en dos post, hablaremos de Smart Cities y de cómo pueden utilizar sus datos para ser más “smart”. Trabajaremos con un dataset de ejemplo del London Data Store (sobre los servicios de los Bomberos) para aprender a utilizar Power BI Desktop como herramienta de análisis y visualización de datos. Y, por último, sacaremos conclusiones.

Smart Cities: Pushing Open Data with Power BI

Smart Cities: Pushing Open Data with Power BI

In this article, which will consist of two posts, we will talk about Smart Cities and how they can use their data to be more "smart." We will work with an example dataset from the London Data Store (about Fire Services) to learn how to use Power BI Desktop as a data analysis and visualization tool. The article will finish by drawing various conclusions from the studied data.

LUCA Talk 4: Disrupting Mobile Advertising with data-driven solutions

Thursday, April 20, 2017

LUCA Talk 4: Disrupting Mobile Advertising with data-driven solutions

Smartphones have became an integral part of our lives, for most of us we can't sleep or even wake up without checking them. This has given the importance of mobile marketing and advertising a bigger and more relevant presence in today's market. IDC research shows that a staggering 79% of smartphone users have their phone on or near them each hour of the waking day.

Artificial Intelligence is disrupting the law as we know it

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Artificial Intelligence is disrupting the law as we know it

Years ago, science fiction movies used to seem very futuristic to us - making us feel detached from the remarkable innovations we saw from scene to scene.  However, what once seemed impossible is now a reality and we're slowly but surely learning to live with disruptive technologies. This quote perfectly encapsulates this:

When Michelangelo invented Big Data

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

When Michelangelo invented Big Data


Written by Alvaro Alegría, Telecommunications Delivery Manager at Synergic Partners, LUCA's consultancy wing.

They say that Michelangelo was asked about his impressive technique in sculpting the Pietà in just one piece, his answer was: "The sculpture was already inside of the stone. I merely eliminated the extra marble".

5th Annual CDO Forum in London will see Chema Alonso take to the stage

Monday, April 17, 2017

5th Annual CDO Forum in London will see Chema Alonso take to the stage

The role of the CDO in today's business environment has been further cemented by the creation of events like the CDO Forum. This event gives a platform for the promotion of good practice and keeps the business community informed and accountable for the latest actions in their field. 
How can AI enhance Cancer treatment and detection?

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

How can AI enhance Cancer treatment and detection?

The medical sector is constantly trying new medicine and drug combinations to help lead to the most effective cancer treatment. There are an endless number of new cancer drugs in development and new research published daily, with the intention of helping treatment through personalized combinations that target specific building blocks of their disease. There is so much for both patients and doctors to process regarding the best option for each case that the introduction of AI to this process is a blessing to using technology for societal benefit.

Strata Data Conference London 2017

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Strata Data Conference London 2017

The upcoming Strata Data Conference London 2017 event aims to bring together the best data scientists from across the world, presenting the most innovative trends and solutions related to Big Data and data science. The event is taking place between the 23rd and 25th of May at the Excel Convention Centre at the Royal Victoria Dock.
World Health Day: Using Big Data to address depression

Monday, April 10, 2017

World Health Day: Using Big Data to address depression

Last week was World Health Day, sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO). This year, the day is focused on raising awareness about the prevalence of depression through the “Depression: Let’s Talk” campaign. As with many different areas of global health, Big Data and Artificial Intelligence are being used in innovative ways to help address depression.
Are you ready to become the CDO? Applying Analytics to the CDO role

Friday, April 7, 2017

Are you ready to become the CDO? Applying Analytics to the CDO role

As we have seen from an earlier post on CDOs, Chief Data Officers are becoming more popular. Increasingly more organizations are understanding that data is a strategic asset and an essential ingredient for their digital transformation. As a consequence, CDOs are the target of many "headhunters" or, as they call themselves, "executive search" agencies. 
LUCA White Paper: Data as a Force for Good

Thursday, April 6, 2017

LUCA White Paper: Data as a Force for Good

LUCA's second white paper sees Dr Richard Benjamins looking at data as a force for good. This piece focuses on giving readers the ability to analyse the possibilities of Big Data for reaching the UN Sustainable Development Goals
LUCA y Sierra Nevada utilizan el Big Data para mejorar la experiencia de los esquiadores

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

LUCA y Sierra Nevada utilizan el Big Data para mejorar la experiencia de los esquiadores

Con motivo de la celebración de los Campeonatos del mundo de FreestyleSki y Snowboard en Sierra Nevada (del 8 al 19 de marzo), se ha lanzado una nueva solución basada en los estudios analíticos que permiten mejorar la experiencia de los esquiadores a través del Big Data.

Join us for the first Big Data for Social Good in Action event

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Join us for the first Big Data for Social Good in Action event

Mark your calendars for Thursday, 18th May to join us for LUCA's first-ever Big Data for Social Good in Action meetup.
New developments in fitness and health data

Monday, April 3, 2017

New developments in fitness and health data

The explosion of Big Data surrounding our daily lives is not a recent trend. Still it is continuously growing and developing new functions everyday, including the growing use of data for fitness and lifestyle management. We have seen how phones have been evolving towards a more concrete and detailed way to measure data, which now include our physical activity, hours spent sleeping, nutrition and vital signs. We've also seen the excess of apps developed in line with this new tech trend to help our self-measurement and target setting. Although this market is already saturated the possibilities for data in this sector are still very much in development stages. We aim to look closer at possible trends for the future of health and fitness combined with a more data-driven focus.