Thor Olavsrud

Senior Writer

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

Toyota turns to AI to speed credit decisioning

Fidelity unlocks the power of data by transforming its pipeline

Fidelity unlocks the power of data by transforming its pipeline

Fidelity Investments is creating a “next-generation data pipeline” to make data available throughout the enterprise and its ecosystem.

Carhartt ups its sales prospects with AI

Carhartt ups its sales prospects with AI

The apparel company has developed an AI-driven tool that helps its go-to-market divisions take a coordinated data-driven approach to expanding their footprint in the marketplace.

Digital twins: 4 success stories

Digital twins: 4 success stories

These four companies are using digital twins to monitor operations, plan predictive maintenance, improve customer service, and optimize their supply chains.

Pfizer drives digital operations overhaul

Pfizer drives digital operations overhaul

With the COVID-19 pandemic as a catalyst, the pharmaceutical company has accelerated its digital transformation to manage its operations and supply chain more effectively.

UPS delivers resilience, flexibility with predictive analytics

UPS delivers resilience, flexibility with predictive analytics

The logistics titan has created a business intelligence platform that uses advanced analytics and machine learning to support forecasting, operations visibility, optimization, and reporting.

Tableau certification guide: Cost, training, salaries, and value

Tableau certification guide: Cost, training, salaries, and value

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.

Lexmark retools, reskills for data transformation

Lexmark retools, reskills for data transformation

To eliminate data silos and achieve more business value from the terabytes generated every week, Lexmark established a single, end-to-end source of data truth. Here’s what it took to get there.

Zoho enters self-service BI market with focus on usability, data prep

Zoho enters self-service BI market with focus on usability, data prep

Zoho’s new AI-powered, self-service BI platform combines an enhanced version of its Zoho Analytics offering with its new Zoho DataPrep application.

Predictive analytics: 4 success stories

Predictive analytics: 4 success stories

These four companies are using predictive analytics to make their services more efficient, optimize maintenance, find potential threats, and even save lives.

Discover transforms data pipeline for AI success

Discover transforms data pipeline for AI success

Seeking to streamline the processes required to fully leverage machine learning and real-time data insights, Discover Financial Services has created a cloud-native data fabric that automates much of the work.

Analytics and AI helps Experian help its customers

Analytics and AI helps Experian help its customers

The consumer credit reporting company is leveraging its data and data scientists to create new services for its customers.

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