We are thrilled to share with you the news that Bismart and our solutions have been featured in El Mundo, the second-biggest newspaper in Spain!
The article discussed how Big Data solutions are being used to help fight some of the most pressing social issues that we face today, highlighting our partnership with Libelium.
You can read an excerpt of the article here. Don't forget to click on over to our Media page for the full article!
"It’s all about Big Data – and lots of Big Data. There’s nearly endless talk about its advantages and how the intelligent information we extract from the billions of data points we have at our fingertips will become the fuel, the weapon, or the key strategy for the world of the future. Now, there’s research about Big Data’s potential to help improve basic social services and do things like ease energy poverty, increase the quality of citizen services, and help education reach its full potential. And those are just a few examples.
In a similar vein, Bismart, a company specialized in Big Data and Artificial Intelligence, has focused on the problems related to contamination and poor air quality. And data analysis can achieve a lot here. This summer, the company announced its partnership with Libelium for a project in which they installed sensors with the ability to measure certain contaminants and levels of dangerous gases. Cross-analyzing this information with weather predictions, traffic data, economic activity, demographic shifts, and Bismart’s algorithms creates a predictive model that could stop contamination in its tracks.
“If the government has a prediction of the levels of contamination over the next few days, they could suggest lots of things – reduce traffic, re-route trucks at certain times or locations, encourage the use of public transportation, evaluate emergency services and roadside assistance, and so on. You could even think about a tool for citizens that would alert them to avoid specific areas,” explained the company’s CEO, Albert Isern.
At the moment, they have a prototype of the project installed in Brussels. But they have blind faith that it will prove useful, as this isn’t the first time they’ve done something like this.
In June, the same company presented Grand Management, a tool to plan public budgets in a preventative manner rather than reactive one. It does this based on economic data and predictive algorithms created by the company, which let you see whether there is enough money for each service, with an objective way to justify budget increases and predict by group or area social services’ future needs. For Bismart, it’s essentially a basic tool to combat energy poverty."
Click here to read the full report. Many thanks to El Mundo for featuring us!
In other company news, we will be attending the IoT Solutions World Congress in Barcelona next week from October 3-5. Get in touch if you'd like to set up a time to chat with us at the event. We hope to see you there!