Thor Olavsrud

Senior Writer

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

5 famous analytics and AI disasters

What is a data architect? IT’s data framework visionary

What is a data architect? IT’s data framework visionary

Data architects visualize and design an organization's enterprise data management framework, aligned with enterprise strategy and business architecture.

IT leadership lessons from CIO 100 Award winners

IT leadership lessons from CIO 100 Award winners

Today’s CIOs must develop deep partnerships with business leaders and keep their teams focused on delivering innovation that pushes the business forward. Here five IT leaders discuss their award-winning initiatives and share insights...

Salesforce to add Einstein Analytics AI to Tableau platform

Salesforce to add Einstein Analytics AI to Tableau platform

Salesforce's Einstein Analytics offering will be rebranded as Tableau CRM and Einstein's AI and machine learning capabilities will be integrated with the Tableau platform in a push to democratize data science.

Microsoft Data Analyst Associate certification guide

Microsoft Data Analyst Associate certification guide

BI and data visualization skills are in demand and Microsoft Power BI skills are a great way to get ahead. Here's our guide to Microsoft's Data Analyst Associate certification.

DreamWorks keeps production on track with AIOps

DreamWorks keeps production on track with AIOps

A combination of business continuity planning, predictive analytics, and a multi-tenant cloud architecture has allowed the animation studio to keep producing movies without missing a beat.

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.

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