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See the Future to Innovate in the Present

Josep Amoros

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4YFN stands for “4 Years From Now” and it is the sister event to the Mobile World Congress  that takes place in Barcelona every year. Unlike its older brother, targeted to the audience of large technological corporations, 4YFN promotes startups and entrepreneurs who try to figure out the new business models called to disrupt the status quo. It is remarkable …

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Part of BBVA’s Technological Progress and Transformation

Fabien Girardin

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We are proud to be part of BBVA’s technological progress and transformation in a complex environment. Built on 160 years of experience, BBVA is now present in 35 countries with more than 134,000 employees. At BBVA Data & Analytics, we contribute in anticipating the needs of each of the 70 millions customers, in improving their experience and increasing their number.

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Data Science at BBVA

Beatriz Alonso

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What are the fields in which Data Analytics and Big Data technologies can be applied in a heavily regulated environment such as banking? What problems and drawbacks arise when working with large amounts of data in a financial institution, and how to deal with them? In the following video recorded at the VII RITSI national congress, one of our Data …

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Data Science Influenced by Talented and Successful Women

Beatriz Alonso

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Today, we are more than 40 highly-qualified data scientists, technologists, domain experts, strategy practitioners, and visual design thinkers. Even if this is still not enough, 33% of us are women. Besides inspiring and educating data scientists we support women in the field. This is also the purpose of the Women in Data Science (WiDS), a series of event organized by …

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We Join UN Global Pulse in “Data for Climate Action” Challenge

Beatriz Alonso

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At BBVA Data & Analytics, we strongly believe in the moral obligation of data-driven organizations to share data and contribute to society. Hence, we regularly contribute to sustainable development initiatives as part of our Data for Social Good agenda. For instance, in our economic impact study of Hurricane Odile, we discovered that aggregated financial data can yield insights into how …

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Big Data to Enhance the Tourism in Mexico

Juan Murillo

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Last November 29th we presented the results of the project “Big Data and Tourism” carried out together with BBVA Bancomer and the Secretariat of Tourism in Mexico (SECTUR). Due to its cultural heritage and to the natural diversity of the country, among other strengths, tourism in Mexico is a rising sector, a solid source of employment in the country, and …

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Transforming Big Data into Personalized Experiences

Beatriz Alonso

d&a blog

Companies like Google, Amazon, Netflix have grown exponentially transforming user-generated data into personalized experiences. Today, many organizations like BBVA are using a similar approach with a better understanding of their customers and their expectations. In a recent CON.VERGE event, Marco Bressan, President of BBVA Data & Analytics explained how BBVA embarked into that journey. In an informal chat with Guibert …

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Transforming Open Data into Economic and Societal Value

Beatriz Alonso

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Since its launch in 2015, European Data Portal is offering a central access point to an increasing amount of re-usable Open Data. Many studies have been published on the financial benefits of this kind of data. However, very little is known about how the companies transform this data into economic and societal value. “We were the respondent with the biggest …

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The Powerful Fusion of Intuition with Data

Beatriz Alonso

d&a blog

Last Summer, we launched Commerce360, our service that offers small and medium businesses powerful metrics with contextual business intelligence on millions of consumers throughout Spain. It was one of the first tangible example of how BBVA has transformed its data-driven bank vision into a reality. With Commerce360 even the smallest entrepreneur has contextual business intelligence at their fingertips that exceeds …

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The Data-Driven Bank: From Vision to Reality

Beatriz Alonso

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Last week took place Brainstorm@BBVA, an internal company event created to provide all employees with a first-hand update on how of the bank’s most strategic projects are progressing and what kind of work is being conducted. On this occasion, Marco Bressan, Head of Data & Open Innovation at BBVA and President of BBVA Data & Analytics acted as master of …