Thor Olavsrud

Senior Writer

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

Ellie Mae turns to AI for autonomous threat hunting

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.

Predictive analytics gives Owens Corning an edge in turbine blade development

Predictive analytics gives Owens Corning an edge in turbine blade development

With help from the manufacturer's analytics center of excellence, the Owens Corning innovation group has reduced the time it takes to test composite materials from weeks to hours.

Tableau certification guide: Kick-start your analytics career

Tableau certification guide: Kick-start your analytics career

BI and data visualization skills are in demand and Tableau certifications are a great way to get ahead. Here's our guide to Tableau’s Desktop and Server certs, including costs, training, and value.

Decision support systems: Sifting data for better business decisions

Decision support systems: Sifting data for better business decisions

Decision support systems are a subset of business intelligence aimed at helping organizations make informed business decisions based on vast troves of analyzed data.

Digital transformation helps AAFP find new relevance with its members

Digital transformation helps AAFP find new relevance with its members

The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) was losing touch with its members until a three-year digital transformation project helped it better engage them.

TIAA reduces client service complexity with digital twin

TIAA reduces client service complexity with digital twin

Onboarding new institutional clients to the non-profit financial services provider's Outsourced Services was a highly complex and manual task, but a digital twin powered by a graph database has helped automate and streamline the...

IBM adds AI-fueled forecasting to Planning Analytics platform

IBM adds AI-fueled forecasting to Planning Analytics platform

The addition to the Planning Analytics portfolio gives SMBs and business units in the enterprise an on-ramp to integrated, AI-powered planning and forecasting without relying on IT support.

Kaiser Permanente streamlines operations with analytics

Kaiser Permanente streamlines operations with analytics

The healthcare consortium has reduced patient waiting times and the amount of time hospital leaders spend manually preparing data for operational activities with data analytics.

The business value of NLP: 5 success stories

The business value of NLP: 5 success stories

These five organizations are using natural language processing to better serve their customers, automate repetitive tasks, and streamline operations.

Oracle takes aim at workforce analytics with new HCM offering

Oracle takes aim at workforce analytics with new HCM offering

Oracle Analytics for Cloud HCM offers self-service analytics capabilities to HR executives, analysts, and line-of-business leaders.

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