The red planet is a blend of exotic mystery for mankind and a complex challenge for science. Exploring its secrets remains a challenge for the scientific community, especially for the European Space Agency. The organization reached Mars with the hope...Continue reading »
My sacking from McDonalds in Croydon, which was only the second store in Europe, was linked to my British lack of social skills. I was working illegally, but the manager told me to keep it under my happy hat. I...Continue reading »
How do we stop older people from falling behind in the digital economy? They are the last people to want an online bank account or to use contactless payment. So one way or the other, they are always going to...Continue reading »
We have a very complicated relationship with our cars. I learned the strength of the emotional bond when taking calls from drivers whose cars had been towed away by the police (see bio). If just one of those hundreds of...Continue reading »
The United Nations has set its 2015 Millennium Development Goals:
Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger.
Achieve universal primary education.
Promote gender equality and empower women.
Improve maternal health.
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A guy walks into a bar, sporting high-end frames and girls run and hide before the bouncer pushes him out. Why? Because nobody likes a RoboCop-wannabe snapping photos of them. Even if he wasn’t, the creep-factor of the possibility to...Continue reading »
By Yelena Kensborn (@yelenakensborn), Contributor
The tech sector (with all its Valleys) is referred to as the “new gold rush”, producing more millionaires than any other industry.
With 140 000 new businesses born each day, it’s hard to imagine the world before...Continue reading »
The concept of smart cities typically implies the deployment of intelligent infrastructures used to improve services for citizens. A number of cities have launched projects that range from optimizing transport to minimizing the impact of urban activity on the environment,...Continue reading »
By Jose Luis Agundez Dominguez (@ciberjos), Big Data Innovation, Telefonica
3 November 2014: Changes must be made to the way businesses and individuals understand and more critically, manage personal data. This was the idea behind a talk I delivered (as part of the...Continue reading »
By Richard Benjamins (@vrbenjamins), Group Director Business Intelligence & Big Data, Telefónica
16 October, 2014: Yesterday, I had the honour of presenting the keynote at a Big Data event organized by European Voice in Brussels, just after the opening by Neelie Kroes. The participants were...Continue reading »