Results tagged as "data"

  • Introducing Energy Efficiency as a Service

    By Steve Avadek, Director and Global Head of Sustainability, Citi Realty Services December 17, 2014 09:22 AM

    This post is the first in a series about Citi employees who are enabling progress within Citi and in their cities and communities. Follow the conversation in social media using the hashtag #ProgressMakers

    I joined Citi Realty Services several years ago for the opportunity to have a positive impact for the environment on a global scale. After all, Citi has a presence in 100+ countries around the world. But a recent project has shown me that my impact extends even beyond Citi, because our culture of helping clients by simplifying complex situations applies no matter what part of Citi we work in.

    A study we conducted a few years ago at one of Citi's data centers showed that installing an on-site gas-turbine power generator could significantly reduce the facility's emissions and increase efficiency. This was a sound project operationally, environmentally and financially, but the upfront cost and long payback meant it wasn't as attractive an investment as other uses of our funds.

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  • Celebrating Banamex 130 and Reaffirming Citi's Commitment to Mexico

    By Paulo Carreno, Public Affairs Officer, Mexico September 23, 2014 03:50 PM

    This month, Citi CEO Mike Corbat and Manuel Medina-Mora, Co-President of Citi, CEO, Global Consumer Banking and Chairman, Mexico, visited Mexico to meet with President Enrique Peña Nieto, along with Javier Arrigunaga, CEO of Banamex, and announce ambitious investment and credit expansion programs in Mexico for the coming four years.

    As part of this investment package, Citi is designating approximately U.S. $1.5 billion for direct investments in technology and infrastructure. Some $10 billion will fund multiple projects in the energy sector, and $4 billion will be assigned to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Mexico.

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  • Data Innovation in Latin America

    By Driss Temsamani, Citi Regional Head of Business Intelligence, Analytics & Innovation for Latin America May 20, 2014 01:42 PM

    In today's economy, data is practically as valuable as cash, and at the Citi Latin America Innovation Lab, that is just what we focus on. Home to a team of Data Scientists and Analytics experts, Citi's Innovation Lab in Miami is a Treasury & Trade Solutions Center of Excellence on Big Data. The Lab has developed applications to unlock hidden value from data, allowing clients to generate profits by improving their margins around Transaction Flows.

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  • Urban Ingenuity Series: Big Data

    By John Rossant, Founder and Chairman of the New Cities Foundation July 31, 2013 04:41 PM

    With growing urban centers globally comes a considerable amount of data related to citizen's behaviors, municipalities' operations or environmental evolutions. Through advanced technologies, ingenuity and increasing analytical capabilities, what is now commonly called Big Data is about to revolutionize cities' development and citizen's interactions with public services and authorities.

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  • Smart Policy-Making Requires Dynamic Data Analysis

    By Bob Annibale, Global Director, Citi Community Development and Microfinance and Maggie McCullough, President, PolicyMap October 17, 2012 02:30 PM

    Public policy decisions that impact the communities we serve are not always made with the benefit of accurate, targeted data. The irregular borders of Congressional districts force policy practitioners to cull data from a range of sources across overlapping geographies to produce an inherently incomplete picture of economic, employment, financial, educational and housing conditions at the district level.

    Policymakers and community groups alike need more granular and more accurate data in order to understand the similarities and disparities between districts and make recommendations that will impact their constituents' lives.

    That's why Citi Community Development and PolicyMap have worked together to create a new interactive, web-based tool - My District Data - that forges a critical link between federal decisions and local accountability. My District Data aggregates data from 10 sources in one easy-to-use platform that presents a clear and reliable state-of-the-district analysis, and users can compare district-level statistics against national benchmarks.

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