Richard BenjaminsGroup Director of Business Intelligence & Big Data
Dr. V.R. (Richard) Benjamins is Group Director BI & Big Data responsible for internal exploitation across Telefonica. Before joining Telefonica, he was director and board member at iSOCO, which he co-founded in 1999. Dr. Benjamins has held positions at the Universities in Madrid, Amsterdam, Sao Paulo, Barcelona and Paris. He is one of the founding members of a European Incubator for Open Data start-ups (http://opendataincubator.eu/), and has published over 100 scientific articles (http://www.researchgate.net/profile/V_Richard_Benjamins/) about artificial intelligence, knowledge-based systems, semantic web. He is a member of the editorial board of IEEE Intelligent Systems. Dr. Benjamins received his Ph.D. (1993) in Cognitive Science/Artificial Intelligence from the University of Amsterdam.
11:00 AM Big Data as a Social Good
- Exploring how private data can help achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development strategy
- Reviewing real-world pilots and the role telco big data played in them
- In-depth analysis of three natural disasters, demonstrating the use of telco data to support humanitarian agencies with early-alerts, critical response and recovery monitoring
- Overcoming several key challenges before BD4SG can scale