Closer AI collaboration on cards between T‑Labs and Big Blue.
Round-up of recent activity among Telefónica‑backed startup and venturing ecosystems
French engineering and industrial consultancy Altran flagged a tie‑up with Vodafone Portugal (VfP) that aims to “increase the skills and know‑how” of the two partners in the fields of artificial intelligence (AI) and data science.
Vodafone Portugal (VfP) is working with TechSee, a visual assistance solutions specialist, on an augmented reality-based customer support tool.
Reskilling employees fundamental to Wind Tre’s digital transformation strategy. Cultural and organisational change critical for digital transformation to be adopted at scale and to succeed. Operators must change their corporate identity to attract vital new talent. Wind Tre CIO sceptical of vendor marketing of new technologies.
Telefónica Mexico provided insights on building momentum on creating replicable data-driven local systems, with potential for wider deployment. Groundwork on establishing principles, and ensuring standardisation, vital to ensuring benefits can flow through to subsequent use cases. Real-world implementation of a standardised approach can cause initial localised pain, but is ...
Telefónica provided insights into its AURA strategy, including more market launches. Microsoft’s position as a partner remains a core element of the project. Commitment reiterated to overcoming the challenge of combining local services with a central unified vision.
The telecoms industry’s annual pilgrimage to Nice on the French Riviera is set to take on a somewhat different tone in 2020. France has become inextricably linked with the flagship TM Forum (TMF) event – apart from two forgotten years in Dublin – but, following its rebranding as Digital Transformation World in 2018, the event now looks set to transfer to Copenhagen, apparently in order to provide more space.
Telefónica confident in the flexibility of its AI approach for adapting to local requirements while maintaining Group standards and expectations. Commercialisation of data analytics and AI capabilities gathering steam through LUCA projects with public sector bodies and multinational customers. Baked-in ‘ethics by design’ seen as fundamental to developing viable ...