Head of Big Data for Social Good Program
Dr. Pedro A. de Alarcón is a data scientist responsible for the Big Data for Social Good program at Telefónica. His profile is a mix of technical skills in the field of data science with business development and product commercialization. He holds a master’s degree in Computer Engineering and a PhD in Bioinformatics. His academic research on machine learning and content retrieval is supported by numerous publications in technical journals and conferences. Since 2017, as head of the Data for Social Good unit, he has led projects using telecommunications data and Artificial Intelligence to help understand the management of natural disasters, pollution in cities, forced displacement, social indicators and epidemics (including COVID- 19), among others.