Thor Olavsrud

Senior Writer

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

Kaiser Permanente reduces patient mortality with predictive analytics

Analytics helps Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport F1 team take pole position

Analytics helps Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport F1 team take pole position

For Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, data visualization, predictive analytics, and AI were key to winning its fifth consecutive Formula One World Constructor's Championship in 2018.

UNTS focuses on culture, governance to make data work

UNTS focuses on culture, governance to make data work

Drowning in data it couldn't use, the University of North Texas System adopted an ambitious strategy to build a data-driven culture and the ability to apply analytics to every aspect of its operations.

Identifying high-risk patients with predictive analytics

Identifying high-risk patients with predictive analytics

NorthShore University HealthSystem's emergency departments leverage data and predictive analytics to help it determine which chest pain patients should be admitted for observation and which patients can be sent home.

What is data science? Transforming data into value

What is data science? Transforming data into value

Data science is a method for transforming business data into assets that help organizations improve revenue, reduce costs, seize business opportunities, improve customer experience, and more.

AI helps Land O' Lakes churn data into sales

AI helps Land O' Lakes churn data into sales

The Fortune 500 dairy giant is leveraging data and artificial intelligence to optimize pricing, target sales, and forecast future demand.

United goes digital to ease overbooked-flight aggravation

United goes digital to ease overbooked-flight aggravation

The airline's Volunteer Solicitation Program leverages automation, data analytics, and gamification to boost customer satisfaction when flights are overbooked.

Top 14 data engineer and data architect certifications

Top 14 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.

4 data analytics trends that will dominate 2019

4 data analytics trends that will dominate 2019

Thinking of leveraging data analytics and data science as part of your digital transformation? An automated, back-to-basics approach and data-driven culture may be key.

7 data analytics certifications that will pay off

7 data analytics certifications that will pay off

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

5 ways IBM Cognos Analytics is transforming business

5 ways IBM Cognos Analytics is transforming business

IBM's Cognos Analytics has integrated the artificial intelligence capabilities of IBM Watson Analytics. Here’s how five organizations are using Cognos Analytics to transform their operations.

11 business intelligence certifications to advance your BI career

11 business intelligence certifications to advance your BI career

From BI analysts and BI developers to BI architects and BI directors, business intelligence pros are in high demand. Here are 11 certifications that could give your career an edge.

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