How Big Data Transformed BBVA and The Way We Do Things

Jairo Mejía

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Recently, Fabien Girardin, BBVA Data & Analytics’ co-CEO, had a sit down with the online magazine Knowmadas to talk about how we have applied advanced analytics and Big Data in a big banking organization, and, more importantly, how this data-driven approach has been supported by a culture shift that is helping BBVA to focus on innovation, vision and the value …

What We Saw (and Liked) in 2017 — Part 3

BBVA Data & Analytics Team

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A Wider Field of Machine Learning: From Network Analysis to New Interactions with Machines Human and machine interactions — by Iskra Velitchkova For a long time, science has been living in a comfortable bubble where complexity was the norm, but now society demands more transparency and make their processes more comprehensible, especially when it comes to the fast-growing advances in …

What We Saw (and Liked) in 2017 — Part 2

BBVA Data & Analytics Team

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The Use of Machine Learning to Enhance Trust Nowadays, the increasing digital footprint of our customers and our analytic capabilities provide us with a much deeper understanding and complex vision of the dynamics of big corporations, customers, and citizens. However, these technological opportunities also open risks that may drive mistrust in the long run. We must realize that technological innovations …

Visualization of non-linear spaces, by our Analytics Dissemination Team

What We Saw (and Liked) in 2017

BBVA Data & Analytics Team

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As an applied ML company that seeks to make some sense out of financial data, we at BBVA Data & Analytics enjoy sharing articles, blogs and news about Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML). Two years ago we created a G+ community to share the latest on Machine Learning technologies that we find interesting and stimulating. This experiment has …

How to Untangle Cascade Effects in Complex Systems

Jairo Mejía and Pablo Fleurquin

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The application of statistical physics and graph theory to social phenomena is helping scientists to discover surprising patterns of behavior that will eventually help companies, such as BBVA, to react more effectively to destabilizing events in complex networks. Greater computing processing capacity and the availability of better data allows us to anticipate events that can affect the system in its …

What We Saw at Data Natives 2017

Marta Lamela Casanova

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Last November I attended the Data Natives Conference, in Berlin. They define themselves as “A conference for the data-driven generation” and it is absolutely true. I met a very diverse group of people: industry specialists, entrepreneurs, state-of-the-art startups, techies, data scientists and university professors. Workshops day   It took place in an amazing location, the WeWork Sony Center. I chose …

What does your Bank Know about you?

Beatriz Alonso

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The digital fingerprint derived from our banking activity (transfers made, card transactions, etc.) is a rich and constantly updated source of information which allows your Bank to develop products and services adapted to the specific needs of each client, leverage advanced analytical methods and technologies. BBVA Data & Analytics was created in 2014 to extract intelligence from all these data, …

The NIPS Chronicles: What We Saw There

Leonardo Baldassini

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It may have become a tradition: December is the time when the ripest fruits of 12 months of global research in machine learning are showcased and the future trends defined and outlined in what seems to have become the most important – or at the very least most hyped – gathering on the subject. Following the escalating success it has …

First, We Look Back. Then We Look Forward

Beatriz Alonso

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As 2017 comes to an end, it is the ideal moment to draw up a list of the achievements made during this period and, of course, discuss the new challenges that lie ahead. Our co-CEOs Fabien Girardin and Jon Ander Beracoechea have just closed the review of our yearly objectives highlighting the efforts and their metrics to deliver business impact, …

What we saw at Open Data Science Conference Europe 2017

Rafael Hernández, Israel Herraiz and Amanda Garci

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ODSC London 2017 showed us an amazing variety of tools, libraries, notebooks and data science apps. There were 75 speakers, plus 1.500 attendees and literally no room for more. It doesn’t mind if you prefer Python, R or even Julia. Whether you’re into data visualization, academic research or open source ML libraries. Over there we found the usual hot topics, …