It is located in the ‘Growth Centre’ 22 ‘and has a budget of 650,000 euros, which finance council, Catalonia and Barcelona Digital | already has eight professionals and plans to add eight more in 2015 and that in 2020 the team is 25 people
The Big Data CoE Barcelona become the Catalan capital in central processing more important southern European data and a hub technological potential to use data to improve the management of services such as health and mobility .
“First came the digital revolution, then the technology and now the data. Barcelona could not be left out and is ready to lead the revolution of data”, said the Deputy Mayor of the City Economy, Sonia Recasens, in the press conference of presentation of Big Data CoE.
This project will provide technological solutions that enable businesses and governments meet their needs in data management, and provide professional training services and an outreach program trends and success stories Big Data to extend the value of the data, thus accelerating business innovation and strategic decisions.
The center, located in the Barcelona Growth Centre, has had a budget of 650,000 euros from the City Council, the Generalitat and Barcelona Digital Technology Centre, the promoters of the initiative with Oracle, which shall become the center of knowledge and projects to develop. The Big Data CoE, which already has eight, it plans to add eight additional professional in 2015 and in 2020 the team is 25 people-, is part of the smartcat strategy and is open to collaboration with companies in the ICT sector; Institut Cerdà, Barcelona Supercomputing Centre, Bismart, Group Ais, Bestiary, Davinci IT, Kernel Analytics, Synergic Partners and the universities of Barcelona and Pompeu Fabra are and colleagues.
Recasens have accompanied the press conference the director general of Telecommunications and Information Society of the Generalitat, Jordi Puigneró; Vice President of Consulting Services & Enterprise Architechts Oracle Europe, Malhar Kamdar, and the president of Barcelona Digital Technology Centre, Antoni Massanell-he was expected to attend the Mayor Xavier Trias.,.
“Embryo factories of the century”
Jordi Puigneró has argued that the center is the “embryo factories of the century, whose raw material is data”, and pointed out that the Internet was first information, then the internet for people with the emergence of networks social, and now the shift to the Internet of Things starts.
Malhar Kamdar stressed that the volume of data generated in recent years as a result of the Internet boom equals the data produced in the history of mankind, and has argued that the revolution which now account data is similar to that which marked the discovery of electricity: “We must learn to organize data to make strategic decisions.” According Antoni Massanell, Big Data “is yet to be discovered but, to the extent that companies, governments and politicians understand the magnitude of the data, the company will be much better.”
Data processing is a booming sector in international as it is estimated to generate 4.4 million jobs in four years worldwide and its use will grow by 304% over the next two years in Spain, so the capital wants to harness the potential of the ‘Barcelona brand’ to lead this revolution.
The Big Data is creating a large repository of data, analyze and organize them according to the needs and objectives of each project, as he has done CaixaBank with Oracle to create a new processing infrastructure. The bank now has an overview of the activities of their customers by integrating data created in all -offices channels, Internet or eletrónica- bench to customize their services.
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