Thor Olavsrud

Senior Writer

Thor Olavsrud covers data analytics, business intelligence, and data science for CIO.com. He resides in New York.

DreamWorks keeps production on track with AIOps

Top 9 data engineer and data architect certifications

Top 9 data engineer and data architect certifications

Data engineers and data architects are in high demand. Here are the certifications that will give your career an edge.

USPTO digital transformation rests on culture change

USPTO digital transformation rests on culture change

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office CIO Jamie Holcombe has overhauled the federal agency's IT culture as part of its digital transformation.

Transforming analytics into business impact

Transforming analytics into business impact

Getting the most from analytics requires a laser focus on business outcomes. Here, IT leaders shed light on how they transformed their company’s analytics practices into business assets.

The top 11 big data and data analytics certifications for 2020

The top 11 big data and data analytics certifications for 2020

Data scientists and data analysts are in high demand. Here are the big data certifications that will give your career an edge.

PG&E reduces wildfire risk with AI

PG&E reduces wildfire risk with AI

The California utility is using high-resolution aerial photography and computer vision to identify high fire threat areas.

GSK takes targeted approach to data-driven transformation

GSK takes targeted approach to data-driven transformation

The pharmaceutical titan has developed a data strategy to mine value from its existing data with a series of analytics initiatives carefully targeted at specific business priorities.

National Response Portal enables hospital data sharing to combat coronavirus

National Response Portal enables hospital data sharing to combat coronavirus

Several large U.S. healthcare systems have teamed with Google and SADA to establish an open data platform to provide hospitals and government officials granular views of ICU and ventilator utilization at the local level.

Healthcare analytics: 4 success stories

Healthcare analytics: 4 success stories

These four healthcare organizations are using analytics to drive better patient outcomes, streamline operations and cut costs.

Ellie Mae turns to AI for autonomous threat hunting

Ellie Mae turns to AI for autonomous threat hunting

The mortgage processor is using threat intelligence, predictive analytics, and AI to proactively hunt advanced persistent threats like ransomware.

MWAA brings facial recognition to the airline boarding process

MWAA brings facial recognition to the airline boarding process

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority is enabling paperless boarding via a biometric identity management system that uses facial recognition technology — no boarding pass or passport required.

Upskilling transforms Jabil employees into data scientists

Upskilling transforms Jabil employees into data scientists

The global manufacturing services provider struggled to find data scientists to leverage its data, so it developed them internally with its Citizen Data Science program.

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